Richard Randall – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for U.S. Senate, Colorado

Libertarian Party of Colorado
www.dawnforgovernor.org/www.dawnforgovernor.org/
10432 South Hyacinth StreetLittleton, CO
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

I believe that the values of American individualism and freedom, rooted in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, form the basis for our national unity and are the essential elements of our national strength. My positions on the issues facing this nation are consistent with these documents and are based upon the princples of the Libertarian Party.

Libertarian Party - Statement of Principles: "We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose."

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Male; Age:47; Divorced; reside in Highlands Ranch, CO

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Degree in Electronic Sciences.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Management Consultant.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

None

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

I actively support FreedomWorks Colorado and Colorado Citizens for Property Rights.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Currently serving second term as the Legislative Director for the Libertarian Party of Colorado.

National Security & Terrorism
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

War on Terrorism Policies

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Immigration
Securing Our Borders

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Gay & Lesbian
Gay Marriage

The government has no authority legislating conditions for marriage.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Homosexuality as a Choice or Genetics

This question is completely irrelevant.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

Oppose

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Domestic Partnerships

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Civil Unions

States

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Legislation for Hate Crimes

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Jobs
Affirmative Action

Libertarians are opposed to Affirmative Action.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Job Growth

Eliminate various taxes and regulations.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Taxes
Corporate Income Taxes

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

2001 Tax Cuts

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Tax Credits for College

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Education
Private School Vouchers

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Improving Education

Privatize the education system.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Environment
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Less

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Middle East
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict

No. This is their problem, no ours.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
US Military Presence in Afghanistan

ONLY in pursuit of criminals who have committed crimes against Americans.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Continued US Military Presence in Iraq

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Deadline for US Pullout

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Iraq's Role in War on Terror

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Loss of American Lives in Iraq

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Staying in Iraq for "as long as it takes to do the job"

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Iraq Role in Making Americans Safer

Marginally if at all.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Iran
Iran Nuclear Deal

No. Many countries have WMD. Including the USA.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Guns
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Gun Control Legislation

Weaker

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

National Rifle Association (NRA)

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Trade
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Barriers to American Goods in Other Countries

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Protective Tariffs

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Presidential Line-item Veto Power

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Medical Insurance
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations

I am opposed to tort reform.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)

Ensure consumer protection.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Abortion, Stem Cell & Cloning
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Pro-Life and Pro-Choice

Pro-Choice

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Partial-birth Abortions

I support a womans right to choose at ANY time during her pregnancy.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Crime
Reducing Crime

End drug prohibition & eliminate "victimless" crime laws - allowing law enforcement to focus on "real" criminals.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Courts, Laws & Justice
Death Penalty

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Three Strikes Criminal Sentencing Standard

Oppose

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Health & Medical
Improving Health & Medical Care

Stop passing unconstitutional legislation. There is NO provision in the Constitution for the Federal government to have ANY involvement in Health Care.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Business
Business Tax Incentives

Support

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Gas Prices

In a free Market economy the price of gasoline - and every other product/service will fluxuate based on demand and supply.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Labor Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage

The Federal minimum wages laws should be abolished.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Civil Rights
USA Patriot Act

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Prescription Drugs
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada

Support

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Negotiating Pharmaceutical Prices

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Bringing Generic Drugs on the Market Sooner

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Social Security & Pensions
Long Term Viability of Social Security

The Social Security System should be abolished.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Medical Use of Marijuana

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Legalization of Marijuana

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

War on Drugs

The "War on Drugs" should end.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Punishments for Drug Crimes

No. Far to strict and excessive.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Poverty & Welfare
Improving the Welfare System

The welfare system should be abolished.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Food & Agriculture
Farm Subsidies

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

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