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Carla Howell on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Stop shouting; no one is listening on either side. (Sep 2000)
  • Neither subsidize nor penalize; neither condemn nor condone. (Sep 2000)
Carla Howell on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Carla Howell on Civil Rights
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Carla Howell on Corporations
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Carla Howell on Crime
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  • Death penalty OK morally; but don’t trust govt to do it. (Oct 2000)
  • Drug prohibition makes crime profitable. (Jan 2000)
Carla Howell on Drugs
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  • She’s the Peace candidate in the War on Drugs. (Apr 2000)
  • Be scared of the Drug War more than scared of drugs. (Jan 2000)
Carla Howell on Education
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  • No federal money for education, and no federal rules. (Sep 2000)
  • Federal government out of education. (Jan 2000)
  • $10,000 “voucher” via ending income tax. (Sep 2000)
Carla Howell on Energy & Oil
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Carla Howell on Environment
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Carla Howell on Families & Children
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Carla Howell on Foreign Policy
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  • Interventionist foreign policy IS the problem. (Sep 2000)
Carla Howell on Free Trade
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  • Let goods cross borders freely and troops won’t have to. (Sep 2000)
  • Allow open trade with China. (Jan 2000)
Carla Howell on Government Reform
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  • Limit government to constitutional functions. (Sep 2000)
  • Shrink government enough to end income tax. (Jul 2000)
  • Libertarian government is bare-essentials small government. (Jan 2000)
  • Supports term limits; 12 years for herself. (Jan 2000)
Carla Howell on Gun Control
Click here for 7 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Guns let single moms protect themselves. (Sep 2000)
  • Puts the Second Amendment first, with no exceptions. (Sep 2000)
  • Gun control is an abuse of government power. (Sep 2000)
  • Repeal all federal gun laws; no exceptions. (Sep 2000)
  • Small government: Repeal anti-gun laws now. (Apr 2000)
  • Free gun ownership by peaceful citizens without exception. (Jan 2000)
  • 22,000 anti-gun laws haven’t worked-repeal them. (Jan 2000)
Carla Howell on Health Care
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  • Get government out of health care & we’ll be better off. (Jan 2000)
Carla Howell on Homeland Security
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  • Military intervention makes things worse. (Sep 2000)
  • Limit the military to defending America. (Jan 2000)
  • Supports SDI if it’s proven viable. (Jan 2000)
Carla Howell on Immigration
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Carla Howell on Jobs
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Carla Howell on Local Issues
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    Big Dig

  • Fund Big Dig locally; kick the habit of federal money. (Sep 2000)
Carla Howell on Principles & Values
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  • Sees opportunity in two-way race against Kennedy. (Jul 2000)
  • Big Government IS the problem; small government is beautiful. (Jul 2000)
  • Republicans discuss small govt but produce Big Govt. (Jan 2000)
  • Number one issue: Big government versus small government. (Jan 2000)
Carla Howell on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Carla Howell on Tax Reform
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  • Ending income tax gives average taxpayer $10,000 annually. (Sep 2000)
  • Abolishing income tax enriches communities & families. (Sep 2000)
  • End the income tax; small govt doesn’t need it. (Jan 2000)
Carla Howell on Technology
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  • Anti-trust case on Microsoft will not work. (Jan 2000)
  • No ATM fee ban-leave the marketplace alone. (Jan 2000)
Carla Howell on War & Peace
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Carla Howell on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stop shouting; no one is listening on either side: Neutral on topic 1
Neither subsidize nor penalize; neither condemn nor condone: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+2 points on Social scale)
Federal government out of education: Opposes topic 4
Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+2 points on Social scale)
Death penalty OK morally; but don’t trust govt to do it: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Puts the Second Amendment first, with no exceptions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Small government: Repeal anti-gun laws now: Strongly Favors topic 10
Free gun ownership by peaceful citizens without exception: Strongly Favors topic 10
22,000 anti-gun laws haven’t worked-repeal them: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Get government out of health care & we’ll be better off: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No federal money for education, and no federal rules: Favors topic 7
$10,000 “voucher” via ending income tax: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+5 points on Social scale)
She’s the Peace candidate in the War on Drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug prohibition makes crime profitable: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Be scared of the Drug War more than scared of drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Ending income tax gives average taxpayer $10,000 annually: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Abolishing income tax enriches communities & families: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Shrink government enough to end income tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Libertarian government is bare-essentials small government: Strongly Opposes topic 11
End the income tax; small govt doesn’t need it: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Let goods cross borders freely and troops won’t have to: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
Military intervention makes things worse: Opposes topic 15
Limit the military to defending America: Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(-5 points on Social scale)
Interventionist foreign policy IS the problem: Strongly Opposes topic 17

Carla Howell is a Conservative-Leaning Libertarian.
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