The MarketLiberal Campaign Program includes policies chosen by these criteria:
- Addresses most of the top ten most important issues identified by Americans in recent polling, especially those that intersect with the LP Platform planks that have been most popular in the 2002-2006 plank retention voting.
- Leans toward including proposals that have been part of the LP Program, LPCA Program, Cato Policy Handbook, or campaign programs of recent or current libertarian Presidential candidates (Browne 1996, Browne 2000, Badnarik 2004, Paul 2008, Kubby 2008, Phillies 2008)
- Includes only proposals that would have some political viability in the next couple of legislative terms.
- Avoids proposals that are impractical in the absence of other reforms.
- Avoids proposals that a significant fraction of Libertarians oppose on principle.
- Balances outreach to the Left and Right.
- Leans against proposals that would violate the Small Government Pledge or the Liberty Compact.
Require the federal government to eliminate in 3 years 1) all activities not expressly authorized by the Constitution and 2) all taxes on personal incomes, estates, and gifts. (Repealing the income tax has been advocated by Browne in 1996 and 2000, Badnarik in 2004, and Kubby and Paul in 2008. Strict Constitutional constructionism has been advocated by Browne in 1996 and 2000, Badnarik in 2004, and Paul in 2008. Nine states have already passed the Liberty Amendment. David Nolan and Harry Browne both worked for the Liberty Amendment Committee before Nolan founded the LP.)
Truth in Governance
Campaign Finance Freedom
Replace all campaign finance rules with prompt Internet disclosure of contributions. (Advocated by the Cato Policy Handbook.)
Require NOTA as a choice in every race, even if the office is deemed too important to go unfilled if NOTA wins.
Allow interstate competition in health insurance. (Advocated by the Cato Policy Handbook.)
Equity for the Self-Employed
Make all healthcare spending tax deductible. (Advocated by the LP Program, LPCA Program, Cato Policy Handbook, Badnarik in 2004, and Phillies in 2008.)
Make FDA approval voluntary. (Advocated by the LP Program, Cato Policy Handbook, LPCA Program, Browne in 1996 and 2000, Badnarik in 2004, Paul in 2008.)
Voluntary Social Security
Give those who choose to opt out of Social Security a Treasury bond with a present value equal to all their past payroll deductions and employer contributions plus inflation and real interest minus the present value of all SS benefits received so far. (Similar to policies advocated by Browne in 1996 and 2000, and Cato Policy Handbook.)
Privatize Education Via Tax Credits
Give dollar-for-dollar tax credits for all spending on the education of dependent or impoverished children. (Advocated by the LP Program, Paul 2008, Phillies 2008)
Decriminalize marijuana use and production by adults. (Advocated the by the LP Program, Cato Policy Handbook, Browne in 1996 and 2000, Badnarik 2004, Paul 2008, Kubby 2008, Phillies 2008)
Smart Prison Use
Enable stricter sentences for violent criminals by paroling any prisoner never convicted of any crime against actual victims.
Require states to respect each other's laws regarding marriage and civil unions.
Freedom of Conscience for Jurors
Inform jurors of their right to acquit any violator of a law the jurors consider unjust.
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