The Libertarian Party (LP) is:
Conservative social values do NOT reflect all US citizens and residents. It is wrong to use govít to enforce personal (conservative) values upon others.
|Item #||2016 GOP Platform||My Postion|
|1||Country is exceptional||Our Freedom and the Free Market make the United States exceptional|
|2||Constitution should be honored, valued, and upheld||Yes, with a return to strong, sovereign states.|
|3||Leaders should serve people, not special interests||Yes. And our public debate MUST be much better.|
|4||Families and communities should be strong and free from government intrusion||100% agreement|
|5||Institution of traditional marriage is the foundation of society||Relationships are highly personal decisions. I do NOT need govít permission.|
|6||Government should be smaller, smarter and more efficient||Yes, much smaller|
|7||Health care decisions should be made by us and our doctors||Govít MUST fully-remove itself from the Patient-Provider relationship.|
|8||Paychecks should not be wasted on poorly run government programs||100% agreement|
|9||Military must be strong and prepared to defend our shores||Security is best served by diplomacy... never via military adventurism|
|10||Culture should respect and protect life||Personal values and decisions MUST never be dictated by govít.|
|11||Children should never be left in failing schools||Education is one of many local decisions. Close the federal Dept of Education.|
|12||Veterans should have the best care and opportunities in the world||Our
veterans should be made whole from combat/service injuries. |
The Veterans Admin should become part of the Dept of Defense.
|13||Social programs should help lift people out of poverty||Each citizen must increase his skills/value to increase his standard of living. |
Govít-created Socialism is NOT part of this process.
|14||America should be energy independent||Energy producers in the Free Market should NOT be burdened by onerous regulations.|