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Karen Testerman on Abortion
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  • Right to life is a fundamental principle. (Jan 2014)
  • No taxpayer dollars to terminate human life in the womb. (Dec 2013)
Karen Testerman on Budget & Economy
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  • Market-led recovery better than stimulus. (Jan 2014)
  • More government jobs threaten our economy & freedom. (Dec 2013)
Karen Testerman on Civil Rights
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  • Federal government should not establish quotas. (Jan 2014)
  • Marriage is between one man and one woman. (Jan 2014)
  • Vocal opponent of same-sex civil unions. (Aug 2013)
Karen Testerman on Corporations
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Karen Testerman on Crime
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  • The punishment should fit the crime. (Jan 2014)
Karen Testerman on Drugs
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  • Leave marijuana legalization to the states. (Jan 2014)
Karen Testerman on Education
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  • Let parents choose; monies should follow the student. (Jan 2014)
  • Put parents back in charge, not Department of Education. (Dec 2013)
  • Stop the "common core" federal education standards. (Nov 2013)
Karen Testerman on Energy & Oil
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  • Federal Government should not pick winners or losers. (Jan 2014)
  • End the war on coal: keep electrical generating plants. (Oct 2013)
  • Carbon dioxide causes plants to thrive, not global warming. (Oct 2013)
Karen Testerman on Environment
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  • Reasonable humane treatment of animals is proper. (Jan 2014)
  • Declaring national monuments to benefit donors is an abuse. (Oct 2013)
Karen Testerman on Families & Children
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Karen Testerman on Foreign Policy
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  • Maintain US sovereignty from UN. (Jan 2014)
Karen Testerman on Free Trade
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  • Trade should be fair to all. (Jan 2014)
Karen Testerman on Government Reform
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  • Transparency at all levels for campaign funds. (Jan 2014)
Karen Testerman on Gun Control
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  • Right of the people to keep and bear arms. (Jan 2014)
  • Second Amendment is about protection, not hunting. (Dec 2013)
Karen Testerman on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare should not require purchasing specific items. (Jan 2014)
  • ObamaCare is ideologically flawed & politically damaging. (Dec 2013)
  • ObamaCare is unaffordable and unworkable. (Nov 2013)
Karen Testerman on Homeland Security
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  • Our military should be prepared, ready and able. (Jan 2014)
  • Rebuild our forces for adversaries like Chinese & Russians. (Dec 2013)
Karen Testerman on Immigration
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  • Illegal immigrants breaking the law should not be rewarded. (Jan 2014)
  • Illegal immigrants are stealing from our country. (Dec 2013)
  • Illegal immigrants over burden our public schools. (Nov 2013)
Karen Testerman on Jobs
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Karen Testerman on Principles & Values
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  • Our inalienable rights come from our Creator. (Jan 2014)
Karen Testerman on Social Security
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  • Employee-controlled individual savings accounts. (Jan 2014)
Karen Testerman on Tax Reform
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  • Redistributing wealth does not produce a robust economy. (Jan 2014)
  • Supports flat tax & abolishing the IRS. (Nov 2013)
Karen Testerman on Technology
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Karen Testerman on War & Peace
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  • Define a clear mission in Iran, and whether it is vital. (Jan 2014)
Karen Testerman 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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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Right to life is a fundamental principle: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer dollars to terminate human life in the womb: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Federal government should not establish quotas: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is between one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Vocal opponent of same-sex civil unions: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Our inalienable rights come from our Creator: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare should not require purchasing specific items: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is ideologically flawed & politically damaging: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is unaffordable and unworkable: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Employee-controlled individual savings accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Let parents choose; monies should follow the student: Strongly Favors topic 7
Put parents back in charge, not Department of Education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reasonable humane treatment of animals is proper: Favors topic 8
Declaring national monuments to benefit donors is an abuse: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
The punishment should fit the crime: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Right of the people to keep and bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Second Amendment is about protection, not hunting: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Redistributing wealth does not produce a robust economy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports flat tax & abolishing the IRS: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Illegal immigrants breaking the law should not be rewarded: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Illegal immigrants are stealing from our country: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Illegal immigrants over burden our public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Trade should be fair to all: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Maintain US sovereignty from UN: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Our military should be prepared, ready and able: Strongly Favors topic 15
Rebuild our forces for adversaries like Chinese & Russians: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Transparency at all levels for campaign funds: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Define a clear mission in Iran, and whether it is vital: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Federal Government should not pick winners or losers: Strongly Opposes topic 18
End the war on coal: keep electrical generating plants: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Carbon dioxide causes plants to thrive, not global warming: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Leave marijuana legalization to the states: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Market-led recovery better than stimulus: Strongly Opposes topic 20
More government jobs threaten our economy & freedom: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Karen Testerman is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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