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Amanda Swafford on Abortion
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  • Government out of individual medical decisions. (Oct 2014)
  • Human life doesn't begin at conception. (Sep 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Budget & Economy
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  • Opposes federal stimulus. (Oct 2014)
  • TARP manipulates the free enterprise system. (Sep 2014)
  • End the Federal Reserve; explore alternative currency. (Sep 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Civil Rights
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  • Government out of demographic business decisions. (Oct 2014)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Oct 2014)
  • Government has authority to redefine marriage. (Sep 2014)
  • Marriage equality is an individual freedom. (Sep 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Corporations
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  • FairTax avoids taxation of overseas corporate profit. (Aug 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Crime
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  • Stricter punishment reduces crime. (Oct 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Drugs
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  • Legalize marijuana. (Oct 2014)
  • Replace War on Drugs with individual freedom. (Sep 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Education
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  • Supports parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Oct 2014)
  • Dismantle the Department of Education. (Sep 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Energy & Oil
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  • No government picking winners and losers. (Oct 2014)
  • No subsidies for wind and solar. (Sep 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Environment
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  • Rights to clean air & water should be court-enforceable. (Oct 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Families & Children
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Amanda Swafford on Foreign Policy
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  • Maintain U.S. sovereignty from the U.N. (Oct 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Free Trade
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  • Supports expanding free trade. (Oct 2014)
  • We need more transparency regarding trade agreements. (Sep 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Government Reform
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  • Voting rights stance depends on proposals. (Oct 2014)
  • Photo ID for voting. (Sep 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Gun Control
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  • Absolute right to gun ownership. (Oct 2014)
  • Opposes more gun restrictions. (Sep 2014)
  • Sacrificing liberty for safety has never worked. (Sep 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Health Care
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  • Government out of individual healthcare decisions. (Oct 2014)
  • Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility. (Sep 2014)
  • Dramatically strengthen Health Savings Accounts. (Sep 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Homeland Security
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  • Oppose private prison industry and domestic wiretapping. (Oct 2014)
  • Opposes expanding the armed forces. (Oct 2014)
  • Superior nuclear arsenal is not necessary. (Sep 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Immigration
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  • Earned citizenship after fines & wait times. (Oct 2014)
  • Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry. (Sep 2014)
  • No caps on number of visas allowed. (Sep 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Jobs
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Amanda Swafford on Principles & Values
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  • No government endorsement nor exclusion of any religion. (Oct 2014)
  • Judeo-Christian values aren't threatened by Shariah. (Sep 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Social Security
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  • Supports privatizing Social Security. (Oct 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Tax Reform
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  • Opposes higher taxes on the wealthy. (Oct 2014)
  • Politicians use tax code to for social engineering. (Sep 2014)
Amanda Swafford on Technology
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Amanda Swafford on War & Peace
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  • Military action against Iran only after specific threat. (Oct 2014)
Amanda Swafford 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 Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Government out of individual medical decisions: Favors topic 1
Human life doesn't begin at conception: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Government out of demographic business decisions: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Government has authority to redefine marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Marriage equality is an individual freedom: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
No government endorsement nor exclusion of any religion: Favors topic 4
Judeo-Christian values aren't threatened by Shariah: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Government out of individual healthcare decisions: Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Dramatically strengthen Health Savings Accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports privatizing Social Security: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports parents choosing schools via vouchers: Favors topic 7
Dismantle the Department of Education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Rights to clean air & water should be court-enforceable: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Stricter punishment reduces crime: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Absolute right to gun ownership: Favors topic 10
Opposes more gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Sacrificing liberty for safety has never worked: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes higher taxes on the wealthy: Opposes topic 11
Politicians use tax code to for social engineering: Strongly Opposes topic 11
FairTax avoids taxation of overseas corporate profit: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Earned citizenship after fines & wait times: Favors topic 12
Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No caps on number of visas allowed: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports expanding free trade: Favors topic 13
We need more transparency regarding trade agreements: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Maintain U.S. sovereignty from the U.N.: Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes expanding the armed forces: Opposes topic 15
Superior nuclear arsenal is not necessary: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voting rights stance depends on proposals: Neutral on topic 16
Photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Military action against Iran only after specific threat: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No government picking winners and losers: Opposes topic 18
No subsidies for wind and solar: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Legalize marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Replace War on Drugs with individual freedom: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes federal stimulus: Opposes topic 20
TARP manipulates the free enterprise system: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Amanda Swafford is a Conservative-Leaning Libertarian.
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