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Steven Rathje on Abortion
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  • I will only vote to confirm constructionist judges. (May 2008)
  • Opposed to any embryonic stem cell research. (Mar 2008)
  • Pro-life, from the very beginning to the very end. (Mar 2008)
Steven Rathje on Budget & Economy
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  • Supports line-item veto & balanced budget amendment. (Mar 2008)
Steven Rathje on Civil Rights
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  • Defend the sanctity of marriage. (Mar 2008)
Steven Rathje on Corporations
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Steven Rathje on Crime
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Steven Rathje on Drugs
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Steven Rathje on Education
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  • Supports vouchers, home-schooling, and local control. (May 2008)
Steven Rathje on Energy & Oil
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  • Build nuclear plants; drill ANWR; expand refinieries. (Mar 2008)
Steven Rathje on Environment
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Steven Rathje on Families & Children
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Steven Rathje on Foreign Policy
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Steven Rathje on Free Trade
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Steven Rathje on Government Reform
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Steven Rathje on Gun Control
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  • The 2nd Amendment defends the other 26. (Mar 2008)
Steven Rathje on Health Care
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Steven Rathje on Homeland Security
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  • Remove handcuffs from those who track down terrorists. (Mar 2008)
Steven Rathje on Immigration
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  • No amnesty; no temporary worker program. (Mar 2008)
Steven Rathje on Jobs
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  • Outsourcing is a way to keep jobs in Iowa. (May 2008)
Steven Rathje on Principles & Values
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Steven Rathje on Social Security
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Steven Rathje on Tax Reform
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  • Make Tax Cuts Permanent. (Mar 2008)
  • End the Death Tax. (Mar 2008)
Steven Rathje on Technology
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Steven Rathje on War & Peace
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  • Leaving before securing Iraq will only embolden the enemy. (Mar 2008)
Steven Rathje on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
I will only vote to confirm constructionist judges: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposed to any embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Pro-life, from the very beginning to the very end: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defend the sanctity of marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
The 2nd Amendment defends the other 26: Strongly Favors topic 10
No opinion on topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
Supports vouchers, home-schooling, and local control: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Build nuclear plants; drill ANWR; expand refinieries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
Make Tax Cuts Permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
End the Death Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
No amnesty; no temporary worker program: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Outsourcing is a way to keep jobs in Iowa: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
Remove handcuffs from those who track down terrorists: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(-5 points on Social scale)
Leaving before securing Iraq will only embolden the enemy: Strongly Opposes topic 17

Steven Rathje is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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