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Libertarian Party nominee for President:
Michael Badnarik on the Issues

Michael Badnarik on Abortion

  • No federal funding for abortions; leave it to the states. (Oct 2004)
  • Banning abortion implies the government can mandate abortion. (Oct 2004)
  • Veto any legislation restricting right to choose. (Aug 2004)
  • Oppose government control over the abortion issue. (Aug 2004)
  • Not an issue for government intrusion. (Aug 2004)
  • No tax funds to pay for abortions. (Aug 2004)
  • Make abortion illegal but leave it to the states. (Jul 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Budget & Economy

  • Base currency on gold, to avoid inflation. (Apr 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Civil Rights

  • Help minorities by removing barriers to self-employment. (Jul 2004)
  • Let people, including gays, marry as they see fit. (Jul 2004)
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Jul 2004)
  • The Patriot Act violates the Bill of Rights. (Jun 2004)
  • Affirmative action almost as bad as slavery. (Jun 2004)
  • Keep government out of bedrooms. (Jun 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Corporations

No stance on record.

Michael Badnarik on Crime

  • Restitution of victims instead of punishment of criminals. (Aug 2004)
  • Restitution of victims instead of punishment of criminals. (Aug 2004)
  • Require offenders to compensate their victims. (Jul 2004)
  • End mandatory minimums for drug offendors. (Jun 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Drugs

  • Self-medication should be up to individuals, not government. (Jun 2004)
  • Drug War also has funded terrorism. (Jun 2004)
  • Block federal spending on the War on Drugs. (Jun 2004)
  • War on Drugs: cure is worse than the disease. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated A+ by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)

Michael Badnarik on Education

  • Deregulate the schools so private solutions can work. (Aug 2004)
  • Federal government should not be involved with education. (Aug 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Energy & Oil

  • End oil company subsidies & restrictions on alternatives. (Aug 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Environment

  • Protect the environment by defending property rights. (Sep 2004)
  • Let private groups exploit public parklands. (Sep 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Michael Badnarik on Foreign Policy

  • Interventionist foreign policy creates enemies. (Aug 2004)
  • Opposes foreign aid of any kind as non-constitutional. (Jun 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Free Trade

  • WTO fosters managed trade, not free trade. (Aug 2004)
  • Import tariffs make American consumers suffer. (Aug 2004)
  • End all trade restrictions-that's real free trade. (Aug 2004)
  • Peace and free trade are mutually dependent. (Jul 2004)
  • Opposes NAFTA, GATT, and WTO. (Jul 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Government Reform

  • Cut operations, cut taxes and cut spending. (Aug 2004)
  • Every regulator we fire creates 150 new jobs. (Jun 2004)
  • Campaign finance reform is incumbency protection. (Jun 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Gun Control

  • Gun control laws are victim disarmament. (Aug 2004)
  • Criminals won't prey on armed victims. (Jul 2004)
  • Gun control means being able to hit your target. (Jul 2004)
  • Second Amendment is not negotiable. (Jun 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Health Care

  • Tax credits for personal Health Savings Accounts. (Jul 2004)
  • Health care is not a responsibility of federal government. (Jul 2004)
  • Excess regulations cause high pharmaceutical prices. (Jun 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Homeland Security

  • Mideast hatred comes from US actions, not US lifestyle. (Jul 2004)
  • Bring home all US troops from all countries. (Jun 2004)
  • National DE-fense, not OF-fense, not empire-building. (Apr 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Immigration

  • Eliminate restriction on work permits. (Aug 2004)
  • No welfare incentives for immigrants (or anyone). (Aug 2004)
  • Open immigration based on just a criminal background check. (Aug 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Jobs

  • Too much regulation causes job loss. (Aug 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Principles & Values

  • Support entire Constitution; other parties support parts. (Jun 2004)
  • We believe in individual rights and personal responsibility. (Jun 2004)
  • Not voting your conscience is a wasted vote. (Jun 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Social Security

  • Let workers manage their own retirement accounts. (Jul 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Tax Reform

  • Eliminate the IRS and all individual taxes. (Apr 2004)

Michael Badnarik on War & Peace

  • More Americans are opposing Iraq War. (Jul 2004)
  • Retaliating for 9/11 ok; War on Terror too vague. (Apr 2004)

Michael Badnarik on Welfare & Poverty

  • Hand over all welfare to churches. (Aug 2004)
  • Communities don't have rights, only individuals do. (Jun 2004)
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