Candidate Profile
Karen Free Spirit Talley-Lane

Independent , Tennessee


Karen Free Spirit Talley-Lane
U.S. Rep., Dist. 8

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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.


The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.


The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.


I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.


The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.


Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.


People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.


Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.


Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.


Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court, Academia, Industry

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

There are no reasons abortion should be allowed . If a woman's life is in danger maybe. I believe all life is sacred. No human has the right to take the life of another living being. A person could be charged with double homicide if they kill a pregnant woman and the fetus dies also. The life inside that womb is a living being and does not yet have a voice. We must protect the rights of those without a voice. All lives are sacred .

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

I think greed and the need for power and control caused Our Founders to carefully define separate and limit powers in the constitution. Humankind can be a bit egotistical and arrogant. WE do not want to have a government without term limits and a free range of power. it is not what our country was founded on.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God I do not need a fancy building to pray to God. I can talk and spend time with Creator anytime. God is everywhere. I am a Native American Catholic. I believe all life is sacred. I hold onto God's commandments. I believe in respecting everyone's belief system but in return I expect them to do the same. I give thanks daily for everything that I am and all God has blessed me with. I believe in supporting our elderly, our veterans and those who struggling with addictions. We have to help those who are in need who have not been able to help themselves. Those who have put forth an effort to help themselves but could not succeed. I believe in Family, a good education , and promoting a safe and healthy environment to raise successful future leaders, teachers, farmers and any other profession our children desire to be. I believe we have the right to bear arms with strict screenings. There has to be a successful set of procedures before one can purchase the arms.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Somewhat Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I believe in pro life, pro 2nd amendment , I believe in God and my country. I am a voice for those who do not have voice or are afraid to use it. I believe our elderly should be properly taken care of the ability to afford their medications and have a comfortable end of life journey. I believe our veterans should have the care they need, after all they have been defending our rights and our country. No child should have to go hungry in our country no family should have to struggle so badly to make ends meets if they are out working a steady job. Our food and water sources should not be threatened by poisonous environment procedures and experiments. Our food should be labeled GMO if it contains it. Healthcare should affordable. Our Government should have term limits. Everyone should have a right to a good education.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 731-506-8487

Additional comment from candidate:

I would like to say thank you to everyone . I look forward to working with , meeting you, and making our country a safer better place to raise our families and care for our elderly should I win the this election . Help me build a better West Tennessee and hold on to what we value . I appreciate your vote . RED YELLOW BLACK AND WHITE LET US ALL UNITE IN THE AMERICAN SPIRIT VOTE FOR KAREN FREE SPIRIT


  • Phillips County Community College, Helena Ar, associate, 1992
  • Ambassador Intstitute, Nashville Tn, graduate, 1994
Work & Military
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  • Cherokee Wolf Clan, Acting Chief and Council Member
  • TNAC, Officer for our Tribe
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