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Michael Badnarik on Welfare & Poverty

Libertarian Party nominee for President


Hand over all welfare to churches

Q: What is your opinion concerning faith-based initiatives?

A: Not only do I approve of churches undertaking to provide welfare services, I want to hand the job over to them entirely. The difference between President Bush's proposal and mine is that mine doesn't include a taxpayer handout. Charity should be private. The churches can ask people to provide. My job is to cut taxes so that they can afford to provide.

Source: Interview in the Augusta Free Press Aug 13, 2004

Communities don't have rights, only individuals do

On Community: "Communities don't have rights. Only individuals in the community have rights. ... That idea of community rights is firmly rooted in the 'Communist Manifesto.'"
Source: Michael King, The Austin (TX) Chronicle Jun 11, 2004

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