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Betsy Summers on Abortion
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  • No taxpayer funds for abortion or tem-cell research. (Oct 2004)
  • Abortions should always be legal. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Budget & Economy
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  • Deficit spending leads to economic collapse. (Oct 2004)
  • Return to gold & silver-based monetary system. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Civil Rights
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  • Let partners in marriage define marriage. (Oct 2004)
  • Support gay marriage. (Oct 2004)
  • Civil unions ok, gay marriage ok. (Oct 2004)
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Betsy Summers on Crime
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  • Emphasize prevention. (Oct 2004)
  • End the death penalty unless next-of-kin request it. (Oct 2004)
  • More rehabilitation; reduced sentences. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Drugs
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  • Decision on ingesting drugs should be left to individuals. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Education
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  • Federal government out of education. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Energy & Oil
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  • Develop alternative fuels. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Environment
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    No stance on record.
Betsy Summers on Families & Children
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    No stance on record.
Betsy Summers on Foreign Policy
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  • End all foreign aid. (Oct 2004)
  • No finances nor troops to UN. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Free Trade
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  • Oppose NAFTA, GATT, and WTO. (Oct 2004)
  • Don't consider human rights or environment for trade. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Government Reform
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    No stance on record.
Betsy Summers on Gun Control
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  • My gun rights are not negotiable. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Health Care
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  • Healthcare not a responsibility of the federal government. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Homeland Security
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  • The draft is involuntary servitude. (Oct 2004)
  • Maintain Status on Defense Spending. (Oct 2004)
  • Maintain Status on National missile defense. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Immigration
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  • More visas; more amnesty. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Jobs
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  • Jobs programs cost jobs. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Principles & Values
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  • Specter and Hoeffel are both big-government candidates. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Social Security
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  • Privatize Social Security. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Tax Reform
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  • Abolish the income tax. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Technology
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Betsy Summers on War & Peace
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  • We failed in Iraq so bring the troops home. (Oct 2004)
  • Get soldiers out of Iraq as quickly as possible. (Oct 2004)
Betsy Summers on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Abolish all federal welfare programs. (Oct 2004)


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
(7 points on Social scale)
No taxpayer funds for abortion or tem-cell research: Opposes topic 1
Abortions should always be legal: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
Discontinue affirmative action programs: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Let partners in marriage define marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Support gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Civil unions ok, gay marriage ok: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(10 points on Economic scale)
Healthcare not a responsibility of the federal government: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(10 points on Economic scale)
Privatize Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
Federal government out of education: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(7 points on Social scale)
End the death penalty unless next-of-kin request it: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Emphasize prevention: Strongly Opposes topic 9
More rehabilitation; reduced sentences: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
My gun rights are not negotiable: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Deficit spending leads to economic collapse: Opposes topic 11
Abolish the income tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(10 points on Economic scale)
More visas; more amnesty: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Oppose NAFTA, GATT, and WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(10 points on Social scale)
Don't consider human rights or environment for trade: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(7 points on Economic scale)
We failed in Iraq so bring the troops home: Opposes topic 15
Maintain Status on Defense Spending: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(10 points on Economic scale)
Maintain Status on National missile defense: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(10 points on Economic scale)
End all foreign aid: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No finances nor troops to UN: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Develop alternative fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Decision on ingesting drugs should be left to individuals: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
Abolish all federal welfare programs: Strongly Favors topic 20

Betsy Summers is a Hard-Core Libertarian.
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