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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Every life is blessed by God: Strongly Opposes topic 1
As UN ambassador condemned regimes using forced abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I think we can all agree on banning late-term abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Some states are pro-life, some err on side of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Not enough pro-life senators to ban abortions: Favors topic 1
Respect women instead of demonizing with fear or judgement: Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Accused of lack of diversity in gubernatorial cabinet: Opposes topic 2
Minority & women groups are just special interest groups: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Our goal should always be to empower women: Favors topic 2
American is not a racist country; it's a work in progress: Opposes topic 2
Women don't have more challenges, just different ones: Strongly Opposes topic 2
America not racist, nothing could be further from the truth: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Removed divisive symbol (Confederate flag) peacefully: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is between one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No need for any new transgender bathroom law: Opposes topic 3
Our troops already know the difference between men and women: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Transgender women in sports is "women's issue of our time": Strongly Opposes topic 3
Parents talk to their kids about gender--not in schools: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Must be 18 to change your gender: Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(-3 points on Social scale)
Removing religion from public discourse is entirely wrong: Favors topic 4
The best way to appreciate God's blessings is to give back: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cap punitive damages to limit medical costs: Opposes topic 5
Let Medicaid buy generics for AIDS, cancer, & mental health: Favors topic 5
Medicaid is a broken system; federal mandates cause problems: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No government-run health exchanges; transparency instead: Opposes topic 5
Dead set against ObamaCare: We can't split the cow: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is wrongheaded and unconstitutional: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Reject ObamaCare state exchange; reject Medicaid expansion: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Public service retirees: no COLA; no spiking; no double-dip: Favors topic 6
Social Security reduced rampant poverty among elderly: Opposes topic 6
Raise the retirement age to reflect life expectancy: Favors topic 6
Limit benefits on the wealthy; increases based on inflation: Opposes topic 6
Adjust retirement age to 70 for younger workers in their 20s: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expand charter schools: Favors topic 7
Educate kids not based on where they happen to live: Favors topic 7
Make a real investment in our charter schools: Favors topic 7
Signed a charter school bill that expanded school choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(-5 points on Social scale)
We're not the problem; China and India are the problem: Strongly Favors topic 8
Sued Obama's EPA over heavy-handed regulatory burdens: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Save millions by reducing recidivism: Opposes topic 9
Restore funding for Law Enforcement DNA lab: Strongly Favors topic 9
Law and order in our cities by empowering law enforcement: Strongly Favors topic 9
We'll send special operations in to take out drug cartels: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make concealed weapons permits easier: Strongly Favors topic 10
Founding fathers gave us the absolute right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Expanded concealed carry rights to bars and restaurants: Favors topic 10
Secure schools with onsite police, not gun-free zones: Favors topic 10
I don't trust government to deal with red flag laws: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate business taxes, starting with corporate income tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce red tape; time is money: Opposes topic 11
Cutting taxes and regulations helped employment boom: Strongly Opposes topic 11
29 taxes out of 32 create little revenue but add bureaucracy: Opposes topic 11
Flatten individual income tax from six brackets to three: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Let's make the small business tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Co-sponsored toughest standard of immigration enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Charge 1% foreign wire fee;& police check immigration status: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Immigrants have come for generations to live the dream: Favors topic 12
Don't follow the siren call of anti-immigration anger: Strongly Favors topic 12
Protect our borders, our sovereignty, and our citizens: Opposes topic 12
Refugee ban: What we did was take a pause: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Give local police power to check immigrations status: Strongly Opposes topic 12
We will defund sanctuary cities once and for all: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Instead of catch and release, let's go to catch and deport: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Admit immigrants on merit, not on random quotas: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Trade mission to India to build S.C. ties: Favors topic 13
End trade relations with China until fentanyl stopped: Opposes topic 13
Take back land that China bought; trade with friends instead: Opposes topic 13
Support long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
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Recommit that attack on one NATO nation is an attack on all: Opposes topic 14
Call out the UN when they bully Israel: Favors topic 14
Time to show people reasons to support the U.N.: Opposes topic 14
US is world's conscience; participation in UN reflects that: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Cast American veto at UN over Jerusalem embassy critics: Favors topic 14
Helped broker U.N. sanctions on North Korea: Opposes topic 14
Obama was wrong to abstain on Cuba's anti-US resolution: Favors topic 14
Never trust Russia; it is never going to be our friend: Favors topic 14
Slash foreign aid to countries that don't have our back: Favors topic 14
Persecuted immigrants are welcome--but not Syrian refugees: Favors topic 14
Biden & Democrats still blaming America first: Strongly Favors topic 14
The principles at the heart of America are perfect: Strongly Favors topic 14
Focus on idea that America is the best country in the world: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(-5 points on Social scale)
When I was governor, I sold South Carolina to everyone: Strongly Favors topic 15
We are a patriotic people; we love those in uniform: Favors topic 15
Make our armed forces more powerful and capable than before: Strongly Favors topic 15
Cut taxes for veterans who receive military retirement: Favors topic 15
Strengthen our military; send message to China: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Strongly in favor of term limits at all levels of government: Favors topic 16
Legislative mission: get "voice votes" on the record: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require photo ID, and inspection of ID, in order to vote: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Register all lobbyists; speed up FOIA: Favors topic 16
Full disclosure of campaign funding & fines for violators: Favors topic 16
Fought back attempts to block state voter ID law: Strongly Opposes topic 16
States passed election integrity laws which we needed: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(-3 points on Social scale)
Against nuclear deal with Iran; keep state sanctions: Strongly Favors topic 17
We will deal fairly with people who are fair to us: Opposes topic 17
We will stop giving money to countries that hate America: Strongly Favors topic 17
Kim Jong-un is a thug; nothing good or decent about him: Strongly Opposes topic 17
China is our number one national security threat : Strongly Opposes topic 17
Time to start actually being aggressive with China: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Military action & sanctions against Syrian chemical weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Peacekeeping forces should not be permanent: Favors topic 17
Condemned Russia for criticizing US over Syria response: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Have to negotiate from strength, Biden surrendered: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Played a prominent role in withdrawing from Iran deal: Opposes topic 17
War in Ukraine is about freedom--one we have to win: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports off-shore drilling near South Carolina coast: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Open the Savannah River Site nuclear reactor fuel project: Opposes topic 18
Paris climate agreement cost US too many jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Socialist Democrats want to ban gas powered cars, gas stoves: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly advocated for withdrawing from Paris climate accord: Strongly Opposes topic 18
First thing I'll do is eliminate federal gas and diesel tax: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Vetoed additional licensure for drug treatment facilities: Strongly Favors topic 19
Marijuana isn't like heroin, but let states decide: Favors topic 19
Fentanyl via northern border too; create addiction centers: Opposes topic 19
Rated C- by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
2009: Reject stimulus funds because it creates new costs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
No debt-ceiling increase without spending cuts & caps: Opposes topic 20
Resigned from Boeing directorship; opposed government aid: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Stop with the earmarks and pet projects once and for all: Strongly Opposes topic 20
We've got to go back to being fiscally responsible: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Our children will never forgive us for $31 trillion in debt: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Take many federal programs and send them to the states: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Reduce tax burden every single year: eliminate 6% bracket: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20

Nikki Haley is a Hard-Core Conservative
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