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Joel Dykstra on Abortion
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  • Life begins at conception. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted to classify abortion as a Class 4 felony. (Feb 2007)
Joel Dykstra on Budget & Economy
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  • Johnson was asleep at the wheel on Banking Committee. (Sep 2008)
  • Figure out where system failed in order to prevent a repeat. (Sep 2008)
Joel Dykstra on Civil Rights
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  • No same-sex civil unions. (Nov 2006)
  • No affirmative action in government decisions. (Nov 2006)
Joel Dykstra on Corporations
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Joel Dykstra on Crime
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  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2006)
Joel Dykstra on Drugs
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  • Require blood testing for drunk driving arrests. (Feb 2007)
  • Restrict products used to make methamphetamine. (Nov 2006)
Joel Dykstra on Education
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  • Update education delivery with competition & accountability. (Apr 2008)
  • Support voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted for abstinence-only sex education. (Feb 2006)
Joel Dykstra on Energy & Oil
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  • Develop domestic reserves in ANWR & offshore. (Apr 2008)
Joel Dykstra on Environment
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Joel Dykstra on Families & Children
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Joel Dykstra on Foreign Policy
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Joel Dykstra on Free Trade
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Joel Dykstra on Government Reform
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  • Voted to restrict campaign donations. (Feb 2007)
  • Limit individual & PAC donations; require disclosure. (Nov 2006)
Joel Dykstra on Gun Control
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  • No need for additional laws or restrictions on guns. (Apr 2008)
  • Rated A- by National Rifle Association. (Jan 2007)
Joel Dykstra on Health Care
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  • No big government take-over of health care. (Apr 2008)
Joel Dykstra on Homeland Security
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Joel Dykstra on Immigration
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  • Start by enforcing the laws we already have. (Apr 2008)
Joel Dykstra on Jobs
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Joel Dykstra on Principles & Values
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Joel Dykstra on Social Security
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Joel Dykstra on Tax Reform
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  • Bush tax cuts have sparked prosperity that continues today. (Apr 2008)
Joel Dykstra on Technology
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Joel Dykstra on War & Peace
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  • Must succeed in Iraq so al Qaeda doesn't attack us at home. (Apr 2008)
Joel Dykstra on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Promote marriage for welfare recipients. (Nov 2006)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Voted to classify abortion as a Class 4 felony: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action in government decisions: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
No same-sex civil unions: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Support voluntary prayer in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Voted for abstinence-only sex education: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
End parole for repeat violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No need for additional laws or restrictions on guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A- by National Rifle Association: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No big government take-over of health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Update education delivery with competition & accountability: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Develop domestic reserves in ANWR & offshore: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Require blood testing for drunk driving arrests: Strongly Favors topic 19
Restrict products used to make methamphetamine: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Promote marriage for welfare recipients: Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Bush tax cuts have sparked prosperity that continues today: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Start by enforcing the laws we already have: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voted to restrict campaign donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Limit individual & PAC donations; require disclosure: Favors topic 16
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)
Must succeed in Iraq so al Qaeda doesn't attack us at home: Strongly Opposes topic 17

Joel Dykstra is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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