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Rick Sikma on Abortion
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  • Inalienable rights exist for unborn, same as for living. (Jun 2008)
  • Inalienable rights exist for the unborn, from conception. (May 2008)
Rick Sikma on Budget & Economy
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Rick Sikma on Civil Rights
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  • Affirmative action is reverse discrimination. (Jun 2008)
  • Sexual orientation is not a civil right. (Jun 2008)
Rick Sikma on Corporations
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Rick Sikma on Crime
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  • Death penalty is the most effective deterrent. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports Three Strikes for violent crimes. (Jun 2008)
Rick Sikma on Drugs
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  • Zero Tolerance on drug laws. (Jun 2008)
Rick Sikma on Education
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  • Supports choosing schools via vouchers. (Jun 2008)
  • Prayer should be allowed in public schools. (May 2008)
Rick Sikma on Energy & Oil
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  • Expedite low-emission coal & oil alternatives. (Jun 2008)
  • Develop ANWR urgently; construct new oil refineries. (May 2008)
Rick Sikma on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Rick Sikma on Families & Children
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  • Empower teachers to teach those moral values. (Jun 2008)
Rick Sikma on Foreign Policy
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Rick Sikma on Free Trade
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  • Replace "free trade" with "fair trade". (Jun 2008)
Rick Sikma on Government Reform
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  • Stricter limits on political campaign funds. (Jun 2008)
Rick Sikma on Gun Control
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  • Gun ownership is Constitutionally guaranteed. (Jun 2008)
  • 2nd Amendment is an important part of inalienable rights. (May 2008)
Rick Sikma on Health Care
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  • Supports federal assistance for healthcare red-tape. (Jun 2008)
Rick Sikma on Homeland Security
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  • More spending on armed forces. (Jun 2008)
  • The Patriot Act protects us from threat of terrorism. (Jun 2008)
Rick Sikma on Immigration
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  • Deport illegals; deny benefits; no anchor babies. (Jun 2008)
  • Benefits to illegal aliens must be denied. (May 2008)
Rick Sikma on Jobs
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Rick Sikma on Principles & Values
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Rick Sikma on Social Security
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  • Supports privatizing social security. (Jun 2008)
Rick Sikma on Tax Reform
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  • A flat tax rate would be fair for everyone. (Jun 2008)
  • Lower taxes to boost economy. (May 2008)
Rick Sikma on Technology
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Rick Sikma on War & Peace
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  • Let Iraqi government decide when if UN should come in. (Jun 2008)
  • Efficient and orderly withdrawal from Iraq, on a deadline. (May 2008)
Rick Sikma on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Churches can provide welfare services, with accountability. (Jun 2008)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Inalienable rights exist for unborn, same as for living: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Inalienable rights exist for the unborn, from conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action is reverse discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sexual orientation is not a civil right: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Empower teachers to teach those moral values: Strongly Favors topic 4
Prayer should be allowed in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Death penalty is the most effective deterrent: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports Three Strikes for violent crimes: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Gun ownership is Constitutionally guaranteed: Strongly Favors topic 10
2nd Amendment is an important part of inalienable rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports federal assistance for healthcare red-tape: Favors topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports privatizing social security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports choosing schools via vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expedite low-emission coal & oil alternatives: Opposes topic 18
Develop ANWR urgently; construct new oil refineries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Zero Tolerance on drug laws: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Churches can provide welfare services, with accountability: Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
A flat tax rate would be fair for everyone: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Lower taxes to boost economy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
Deport illegals; deny benefits; no anchor babies: Strongly Favors topic 12
Benefits to illegal aliens must be denied: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Replace "free trade" with "fair trade": Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
More spending on armed forces: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Stricter limits on political campaign funds: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
The Patriot Act protects us from threat of terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+2 points on Social scale)
Let Iraqi government decide when if UN should come in: Opposes topic 17
Efficient and orderly withdrawal from Iraq, on a deadline: Strongly Favors topic 17

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