Candidate Profile: Michael Badnarik, Libertarian Party

Michael Badnarik, Libertarian Party:

Where do you stand on the following issues?

·        Same-Sex Marriage

"The Libertarian Party holds that same-sex marriages are an individual issue and that the government has no right to determine with whom a person should have a relationship."

·        Immigration

"The Libertarian position on immigration is to have, not open borders with no restrictions, but to have controlled borders that allow hard-working people to come into America to help raise their standard of living and improve the American economy."

·        Separation of Church and State

"I don’t know that the Libertarian Party has an official position on the separation of church and state."

·        Taxes

"The Libertarian position on taxes is that we want to work to reduce and eliminate taxes as much as possible and make the federal government small enough to fit within the Constitution."

·        Job Creation/The Economy

"The Libertarian position on job creation is that if we get rid of the free-trade agreements, which create a hostile environment for business in the United States, businesses and jobs will no longer move out of the United States. The Libertarian position on the economy in general is that it should be a free market economy with little or no government control."

·        Abortion

"The Libertarian position on abortion is pro-choice, however there are people within the Libertarian Party who are pro-life."

·        Freedom of Speech/FCC

"The Libertarian position on the freedom of speech is a strong support of freedom of speech, and we oppose government intervention in controlling what is or is not moral."

·        War in Iraq

"The Libertarian Party is opposed to the war in Iraq and we are also opposed to the potential draft that Democrats and Republicans are planning to revive."

·        Legalization of Drugs

"The Libertarian position on drugs is that every person owns his or her own body and should make the decision as to whether or not they consume food, coffee, cigarettes, and even medication and recreational drugs. It’s not the government’s role to decide what you consume or ingest."

·        Gun Control

"The Libertarian Party is strongly in favor of the Second Amendment and all other amendments in the Bill of Rights."