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All of his positions arise from this foundation. In economics, Badnarik believes in laissez-faire capitalism , a system in which the only function of the government is the protection of individual rights from the initiation of force and fraud. He, therefore, opposes institutions such as welfare and business regulation. Badnarik first ran for public office in as a Libertarian, earning 15, votes In he ran for the district 48 seat receiving 1, votes, or 2.

Presidential campaign[ edit ] Badnarik with a Creative Commons supporter at a gay pride parade in San Francisco on June 27, Badnarik was viewed as unlikely to win the Libertarian presidential nomination, facing challenges from talk-show host Gary Nolan and Hollywood producer Aaron Russo.

When the second ballot placed the candidates in the same order, Gary Nolan was eliminated and threw his support to Badnarik; Badnarik won the nomination on the third ballot to , with None of the Above receiving six votes.

Richard Campagna of Iowa City, Iowa , was elected separately by convention delegates as his vice-presidential nominee. Some felt Badnarik would be unable to draw media attention that many had felt Russo would have.

Louis, Missouri , on October 8, , for an act of civil disobedience. Badnarik and Cobb were protesting their exclusion from the presidential debates of the presidential election campaign. They were arrested after crossing a police barricade in an attempt to serve an Order to Show Cause to the Commission on Presidential Debates. No national polls including Badnarik had put him above 1. Badnarik spent most of early touring the nation and giving speeches. He also taught a class on the U.

Constitution , using his experiences on the campaign trail to develop his lesson plan. Badnarik, wearing a "Badnarik for Congress" jacket U. Congressional campaign[ edit ] In August , Badnarik announced that he would run for the U. House of Representatives in the election.

He received 7, votes, or four percent, in the November election, losing to Republican incumbent Michael T. McCaul, who received 55 percent of the vote, and Democrat Ted Ankrum, who got 40 percent. A December letter from his campaign manager, Alan Hacker, states that Badnarik has "retired from political candidacy" and is now working as an account representative for a political and novelty bumper sticker mail-order business.

Congressman from Texas 14th district , in the presidential election. In April , he began hosting a talk radio program, Lighting the Fires of Liberty, on the We the People radio network. In October , he began hosting a talk radio program, by the same title, on the Genesis Communications Network. In November , Badnarik was elected as one of three delegates from the State of Texas to attend the Continental Congress [15] sponsored by the We The People Foundation, [16] and subsequently elected parliamentary president of that body.

Badnarik suffered a heart attack on the morning of December 21, , while in Viroqua, Wisconsin attending a hearing regarding a raw milk case. After the hearing he boarded a car to go to lunch with friends, then slumped over. His friends attempted CPR and contacted the paramedics. They attempted CPR to revive him three times with no success. Upon the fourth attempt his heart was revived yet with erratic behavior.

He recognizes that there is significant controversy surrounding when life begins, and argues that therefore the state should not legislate against abortion, since a fetus is arguably not a human life in and of its own. Broadcast regulation: Badnarik opposes government regulation of "offensive" content. Civil rights: Badnarik supports all of the Bill of Rights unequivocally, a position which he claims contrasts with most political candidates.

Badnarik says government does not grant rights but rather acknowledges them, that they exist independently of government as part of who and what we are, and that, as Thomas Jefferson noted in the United States Declaration of Independence , the only legitimate function of government is to secure them.

Economic policy: Badnarik would eliminate the federal income tax and drastically reduce government spending. He advocates the elimination of the Federal Reserve and the restoration of a commodity-based currency.

Education: Badnarik supports the elimination of the federal Department of Education , claiming that it is both unconstitutional and ineffective. Badnarik has called for the privatization of education, which he believes would result in both more effective and affordable alternatives due to free market competition.

Energy: Badnarik opposes government regulation of the energy industry, instead arguing that the free market is more effective in controlling prices and maintaining stability. Free trade : Badnarik would withdraw the U. Badnarik is an enthusiastic gun owner, and strongly supports the Right to keep and bear arms.

Health care: Badnarik opposes government involvement in health care and drug regulation, as he contends that the current drug approval process raises costs for consumers. Illegal drugs: Badnarik supports the decriminalization of marijuana and other illegal drugs. See also: Drug legalization.

He also supports ending foreign intervention. Badnarik has also mentioned that he would fight Al-Qaeda if he was elected president. Arguments for limited government[ edit ] Badnarik believes that the federal government has exceeded its Constitutional bounds and should be scaled back in favor of a laissez-faire society. His political views are influenced by the writings of both Ayn Rand and L. Neil Smith. Constitution does not provide for a federal income tax and has posed the tax protester argument that the Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was never legally ratified.

Constitution did not give Congress any power that it did not have already. In the past, he has stated[ citation needed ] that refusing to file a tax return is justifiable until the Internal Revenue Service IRS provides a legal reason for doing so see Federal statutes imposing obligations to pay income taxes and file returns.

However, in his book Good to Be King he writes, "I do not know if Americans are liable to pay income taxes. However, he said he had contacted the IRS to find out his tax liability and to settle up on any taxes he owed.

This was an effort to make his then-campaign to be the President of the United States go more smoothly. Identification is supplied by carrying a United States passport. Some party members were concerned that a recount would damage the public perception of the Libertarian party.

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Michael Badnarik

All of his positions arise from this foundation. In economics, Badnarik believes in laissez-faire capitalism , a system in which the only function of the government is the protection of individual rights from the initiation of force and fraud. He, therefore, opposes institutions such as welfare and business regulation. Badnarik first ran for public office in as a Libertarian, earning 15, votes In he ran for the district 48 seat receiving 1, votes, or 2.

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