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2004 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (CO):
Richard Randall on the Issues

Richard Randall on Abortion

  • Supports embryonic stem-cell research in private sector. (Oct 2004)
  • Opposes federal funding for all research including stem-cell. (Oct 2004)
  • Keep government out of the abortion question. (Oct 2004)
  • Abortion and stem-cell research are victimless crimes. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on Budget & Economy

  • National debt threatens long-term economic health. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on Civil Rights

  • No affirmative action but no legalized discrimination either. (Oct 2004)
  • Require equal treatment for minorities in government hiring. (Oct 2004)
  • Right to private choice in consensual sexual activity. (Oct 2004)
  • No national identification card. (Oct 2004)
  • PATRIOT Act is culmination of erosion of civil liberties. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on Corporations

No stance on record.

Richard Randall on Crime

  • Opposes death penalty because guilt is never unequivocal. (Oct 2004)
  • Mandatory minimums violate sentencing proportional to crime. (Oct 2004)
  • Base justice on restitution instead of punishment. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on Drugs

  • Three strikes law is worst in drug cases. (Oct 2004)
  • War on drugs is really war on American people. (Oct 2004)
  • Educate and assist drug users, instead of prohibition. (Oct 2004)
  • Allow states to decide medical marijuana laws. (Jun 2004)

Richard Randall on Education

  • Tax credits for private school tuition. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on Energy & Oil

  • No tax incentives for alternative energy (or anything else). (Oct 2004)
  • Don't drill ANWR-privatize it instead. (Oct 2004)
  • Deregulate energy industry and repeal gas tax. (Oct 2004)
  • No need for a national energy policy. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on Environment

  • Strict liability should regulate pollution. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Richard Randall on Foreign Policy

  • Let people decide if human rights matter on China trade. (Oct 2004)
  • No world government; no UN troops or control. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on Free Trade

  • NAFTA and GATT are not free trade. (Oct 2004)
  • US tariffs and quotas cost Americans $70B annually. (Oct 2004)
  • Abolish all trade barriers and export promotion. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on Government Reform

No stance on record.

Richard Randall on Gun Control

  • Second amendment is not negotiable. (Oct 2004)
  • End all restrictions on weapons and ammunition. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on Health Care

  • Right to assisted suicide. (Oct 2004)
  • Separation of medicine from the federal government. (Oct 2004)
  • End ban on reimportation of drugs from Canada. (Oct 2004)
  • Allow unlimited medical malpractice lawsuits. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on Homeland Security

  • Middle East hates us for meddling, not for "our freedom". (Oct 2004)
  • Eliminate all tax-supported foreign aid. (Oct 2004)
  • Withdraw all US troops stationed abroad. (Oct 2004)
  • Military draft is unconstitutional involuntary servitude. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on Immigration

  • Peaceful immigration is the benchmark of American ideals. (Oct 2004)
  • Social safety net is no excuse for excluding immigrants. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on Jobs

  • Repeal National Labor Relations Act. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on Principles & Values

No stance on record.

Richard Randall on Social Security

  • Social Security is a bankrupt pyramid-scheme. (Oct 2004)
  • Opt out of Social Security and allow private investing. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on Tax Reform

  • Repeal the Sixteenth Amendment and end income tax. (Oct 2004)

Richard Randall on War & Peace

  • The War in Iraq is a failure. (Oct 2004)
  • US trained and funded Osama bin Laden. (Jan 2003)
  • US actions in Iraq have killed over 1.2 million civilians. (Jan 2003)

Richard Randall on Welfare & Poverty

  • 100% tax credit for contributions to private charity. (Oct 2004)