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2004 former Libertarian Senate challenger (GA):
Allen Buckley on the Issues

Allen Buckley on Abortion

  • No government intervention nor abortion funding. (May 2004)

Allen Buckley on Budget & Economy

  • Issue T-bills to pay off long-term US debt. (Jun 2004)
  • 10/x/39 tax system would pay off debt in 50-60 years. (Jun 2004)
  • Balanced budget except in emergencies (not War on Terror). (Jun 2004)
  • A balanced federal budget is a MUST, absent emergencies. (May 2004)

Allen Buckley on Civil Rights

  • Let companies hire whomever they desire. (Jun 2004)
  • No changes in Constitution for gay marriage. (May 2004)

Allen Buckley on Corporations

  • Strengthen IRS’ tax shelter rules. (Jun 2004)
  • Make it tougher to file bankruptcy. (Jun 2004)

Allen Buckley on Crime

  • Death penalty acceptable in appropriate circumstances. (Jun 2004)
  • Supports “Three Strikes” sentencing laws. (Jun 2004)

Allen Buckley on Drugs

  • Decriminalize marijuana for adults, like alcohol. (Jun 2004)
  • Tolerate decriminalization of marijuana, like alcohol. (May 2004)

Allen Buckley on Education

  • The more locally K-12 education is handled, the better. (Sep 2008)
  • Against vouchers but for local control. (Jun 2004)
  • Allow moment of silence in public schools. (Jun 2004)
  • Test scores have not improved despite federal intervention. (Jun 2004)
  • Dismantle the federal Department of Education. (May 2004)

Allen Buckley on Energy & Oil

  • Not certain that global warming is manmade. (Sep 2008)
  • Convert from gasoline vehicles to hydrogen or other fuel. (Jun 2004)
  • Provide financial incentives for alternative energy. (May 2004)

Allen Buckley on Environment

  • Favors a strong federal EPA. (Jun 2004)

Allen Buckley on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Allen Buckley on Foreign Policy

  • Stay neutral on Israel-Palestine absent invasion of Israel. (Jun 2004)
  • Cut foreign aid; stay neutral on Israel-Palestine. (May 2004)

Allen Buckley on Free Trade

  • Against linking trade to human rights. (Jun 2004)
  • Tariff on Chinese imports until they detach yuan from dollar. (Jun 2004)
  • Generally for free trade. (Jun 2004)

Allen Buckley on Government Reform

  • Downsize government; cut salaries by 10% for bonus pool. (Aug 2004)
  • Run each agency like a business. (Jun 2004)

Allen Buckley on Gun Control

  • Supports the Second Amendment. (Jun 2004)

Allen Buckley on Health Care

  • Medicare benefits need to be cut, to preserve Medicare. (Oct 2008)
  • Eliminate all Medicare Rx benefits but catastrophic coverage. (Oct 2008)
  • National referendum on tax increase vs. Medicare cuts. (Jun 2004)
  • No federally-run health care. (Jun 2004)
  • Above-the-line tax deductions for health costs. (Jun 2004)
  • No federal health care except by tax deductions. (May 2004)

Allen Buckley on Homeland Security

  • Keep US military strong, but solely for defense. (May 2008)
  • Bush has overreached in expanding executive power. (May 2008)
  • Spend as much as is necessary to get military job done. (Jun 2004)
  • Strive for best military in world. (Jun 2004)
  • Spend no more and no less than necessary on military. (Jun 2004)
  • Fight terrorism primarily through espionage. (Jun 2004)
  • Fight terrorism via espionage. (May 2004)

Allen Buckley on Immigration

  • No benefits for illegal aliens. (Oct 2008)
  • Implement a reasonable policy and enforce it. (Jun 2004)
  • Strong enforcement against illegal immigration. (May 2004)

Allen Buckley on Jobs

  • Deductions for foreign labor only to balance foreign sales. (Aug 2004)
  • Allow lower minimum wage for manufacturer profit-sharing. (Jun 2004)
  • Reduce manufacturing minimum wage & use it to increase EITC. (Jun 2004)

Allen Buckley on Principles & Values

  • Government out of religion, and religion out of government. (Jun 2004)

Allen Buckley on Social Security

  • I do not support any Notch reform proposals. (Oct 2008)
  • Tie COLA to senior spending instead of labor cost increases. (Oct 2008)
  • Invest Trust Fund in stocks and bonds. (Oct 2008)
  • Matching accounts for people born after 1985. (Aug 2004)
  • Privatization of Social Security is impractical. (Jun 2004)
  • Invest annual surpluses via professional asset managers. (Jun 2004)
  • National referendum to resolve Social Security dilemmas. (May 2004)

Allen Buckley on Tax Reform

  • Simplify the system for individuals. (Aug 2004)
  • Tie spending to tax rates, eliminate Alternative Minimum Tax. (Jun 2004)
  • 10/x/39 system balances the budget. (Jun 2004)
  • Establish a 10/x/39 three-bracket income tax system. (May 2004)

Allen Buckley on War & Peace

  • War in Iraq has made terrorism problem worse. (May 2008)
  • Stay the course in Iraq now that we’re there. (Jun 2004)
  • War in Iraq is counter-productive to the war on terrorism. (May 2004)

Allen Buckley on Welfare & Poverty

  • No church-state connection, including welfare. (Jun 2004)
  • Remove all poor people from income taxation. (Jun 2004)