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Harry Browne on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for other candidates on Abortion.
  • Abortion is wrong; but no federal authority to deal with it. (Sep 9)
  • Return abortion to checkerboard of state laws. (Sep 9)
  • No “War on Abortion”, despite his personal opposition. (Jun 14)
  • No gov’t funding of abortion, but no prohibitions either. (Jan 13)
  • No govt imposition; encourage private alternatives. (Dec 1998)
  • The federal government should have no role in the matter. (May 1996)
  • Abortion is wrong, but govt has no role in it. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Budget & Economy
Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for other candidates on Budget & Economy.
  • Entire federal budget should be $100B, not $1.8T. (Sep 9)
  • Return to the gold standard; end Federal Reserve. (Jun 14)
  • Budget surplus is over-taxation, so return it all. (Jan 27)
  • Decrease defense & police $; eliminate everything else. (Jan 13)
  • Neither Dems nor Reps “reign in spending”. (Mar 1999)
  • Amendment: Limit spending to prior year’s revenue. (May 1996)
  • Against block grants; repeal income tax instead. (May 1996)
  • Priorities: cut budget; repeal income tax; pay off debt. (May 1996)
  • Great Depression was caused by federal monetary policies. (Jul 1995)
  • Politicians don’t want to reduce government. (Jul 1995)
  • Reduce budget from $1.5 trillion to $385 billion. (Jul 1995)
  • Get rid of $5 trillion debt by selling federal assets. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on China
Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for 3 headlines on about Human Rights in China OR click here for other candidates on China.
  • Low wages abroad are no reason to restrict imports. (Sep 9)
  • No China in WTO, because no need for WTO. (Aug 9)
  • Nuclear espionage results from over-large bureaucracy. (Jan 27)
  • No import tariffs, regardless of human rights. (May 1996)
Harry Browne on Civil Rights
Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for 13 headlines on from Browne's August interview with Issues2000 OR click here for other candidates on Civil Rights.
  • Consenting adults should have Civil Unions, but not federal. (Aug 9)
  • Racist hiring practices hurt companies & are self-limiting. (Aug 9)
  • Supreme Court was right to allow Boy Scouts to exclude gays. (Aug 9)
  • Base federal hiring on qualifications, not race. (Aug 9)
  • Recruiting minorities for federal positions is OK. (Aug 9)
  • Gay marriage is up to the two individuals, not the state. (Jul 7)
  • Partnership benefits for gay govt employees, but not private. (Jul 7)
  • President should stay out of questions of gay marriage. (Jan 27)
  • Flag burning is protected political speech. (Jan 27)
  • Racism is immoral; but end affirmative action. (Jan 13)
  • Remove government power to fight victimless crimes. (Jun 1999)
  • Bank rules against drugs hurt privacy. (Jun 1999)
  • Federal govt should be color-blind. (May 1996)
  • No School Prayer Amendment. (May 1996)
Harry Browne on Crime
Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for 6 older headlines OR click here for 7 headlines on about Three Strikes OR click here for other candidates on Crime.
  • Pardon all non-violent drug, tax, & gun prisoners. (Sep 9)
  • No hate crime legislation; prosecute for crimes, not motives. (Jul 7)
  • Mandatory sentencing takes jail space from real criminals. (Jan 27)
  • No federal law enforcement; let states handle crime. (Jan 13)
  • First priority: pardon non-violent offenders. (Aug 1999)
  • Stop prosecuting victimless crime; real crime then decreases. (Aug 1999)
  • End the War on Drugs to free up prisons and police. (Jul 1998)
  • Against capital punishment. (May 1996)
  • Against anti-terrorist laws, since the hurt the innocent. (May 1996)
  • Most federal law enforcement is unconstitutional. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Defense
Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for 3 older headlines OR click here for 5 headlines on about SDI Missile Defense OR click here for other candidates on Defense.
  • Government role should be to keep us out of war. (Sep 9)
  • Gays in the army OK; irrelevant to military service. (Jul 7)
  • We have strong offense & weak defense-switch it. (Jan 27)
  • Fund SDI, pay, & readiness; cut CIA & everything else. (Jan 13)
  • Deploy SDI; no need to fight spread of nukes. (Jan 13)
  • Keep out of wars, rather than police the world. (May 1999)
  • Build missile defense by private reward system. (May 1999)
  • If US is attacked, target the dictator, not people. (May 1999)
  • Focus on defense against missiles and invasions. (May 1998)
  • De-fund CIA; decrease R&D for new weapons. (May 1996)
  • Avoid arms trade; promote peace by free trade. (May 1996)
  • Politician’s wars are heroic; real war is death & killing. (Jul 1995)
  • Wars have historically established nothing. (Jul 1995)
  • 6-point plan to get government out of war programs. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Drugs
Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for 6 older headlines OR click here for 12 headlines on about Drug War OR click here for other candidates on Drugs.
  • Harsh sentences imprison 683,000 citizens; not drug kingpins. (Sep 9)
  • We can’t mandate an end to personal tragedies, like drugs. (Jul 6)
  • Let states decide drug laws, not feds. (Jul 6)
  • Drug War breaches 4th Amendment civil rights. (May 27)
  • Drug War makes streets a war zone. (Jan 27)
  • Decriminalize pot; end the war on drugs. (Jan 13)
  • Admits pot use; but it’s none of your business. (Aug 1999)
  • Crime rate soared in 70s Drug War like in 30s Prohibition. (Aug 1999)
  • Replace costs of enforcement with costs of addiction. (Aug 1999)
  • Legalization removes the rebellious appeal of drugs. (Jul 1999)
  • Increased govt monitoring does nothing to reduce drug use. (Jul 1999)
  • Bank profiles aimed at drug dealers will fail. (Feb 1999)
  • Pardon non-violent drug offenders to free prison space. (May 1996)
  • Govt has no Constitutional authority to prohibit any drugs. (May 1996)
  • War on Drugs is a crusade against victimless crimes. (Jul 1995)
  • Marijuana is not unconditionally evil; allow medical use. (Jul 1995)
  • Truth is a casualty in the War on Drugs. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Education
Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for 10 headlines on on School Choice OR click here for other candidates on Education.
  • National standards imply states can’t do it themselves. (Aug 9)
  • Separation of school & state: No Ten Commandments. (Jan 27)
  • Separate school and state. (Jan 13)
  • Government educates our children badly. (Aug 1999)
  • Let people who care run our schools instead of government. (Aug 1999)
  • No School Prayer Amendment. (May 1996)
  • Remove the federal government from education entirely. (May 1996)
  • Teaching non-academic topics is cause of declining SATs. (Jul 1995)
  • Importance of education no reason for govt control. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Environment
Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for 17 headlines on from Browne's January interview with Issues2000 OR click here for other candidates on Environment.
  • Environmental scares are excuses for government control. (Sep 9)
  • Oppose Kyoto, even if achieved by market mechanisms. (Aug 9)
  • Sell off federal assets; except some national parks. (Jun 14)
  • Government-owned land is polluted land-privatize it. (Jun 14)
  • Global Warming inconclusive; too much political agenda. (Jan 27)
  • Protect environment via private property ownership. (Jan 27)
  • Solve enviro problems via private property rights. (Jan 13)
  • Agrees with goal of cleaner environment, but not via govt. (Dec 1998)
  • Who are we saving the irreplaceable resources for? (Mar 1998)
  • Protect environment via local trespassing laws. (May 1996)
  • Sell public lands; repeal all environmental laws. (May 1996)
  • Privatize grazing lands and national parks. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Families & Children
Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for other candidates on Families & Children.
  • You know what’s best for your family better than politicians. (Sep 9)
  • “Family Values” means politicians decide for your family. (Sep 9)
  • Gay adoption OK; all adoptions are private contracts. (Jul 7)
  • Families are the first dept. of Housing, Education & Welfare. (Jan 27)
  • Repeal income tax so parents can afford education. (May 1996)
  • Less govt & lower taxes means better child raising. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Foreign Policy
Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for 3 older headlines OR click here for 5 headlines on about Foreign Aid OR click here for other candidates on Foreign Policy.
  • Non-interference should be basis principle. (Sep 9)
  • Israel: stop arming their neighbors, but end foreign aid too. (Sep 9)
  • End foreign aid to individual countries as well as agencies. (Jan 13)
  • Mideast: End meddling with embargoes & peace negotiations. (Jan 13)
  • Exit UN; extend diplomatic relations to all countries. (Jan 13)
  • Bring US troops home from 100 countries overseas. (Aug 1999)
  • Military involvement often fails even when US “wins”. (Jun 1999)
  • Illegal war actions set precedents for more future wars. (Jun 1999)
  • Moral responsibility implies constant war. (May 1999)
  • Russia: No aid; no meddling; just free trade. (May 1996)
  • Replace all government aid with free trade. (May 1996)
  • Avoid arms trade; promote peace by free trade. (May 1996)
  • Govt’s role is to discourage attacks; not police the world. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Free Trade & Immigration
Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for 4 headlines on about Immigration OR click here for other candidates on Free Trade & Immigration.
  • Tariffs cost Americans $70B a year. (Sep 9)
  • Sweat shops abroad disappear as workers gain wealth. (Sep 9)
  • Immigrants create demand rather than take jobs away. (Sep 9)
  • Replace WTO & NAFTA with uniformly low tariffs. (Jan 27)
  • Let in the huddled masses. (Jan 13)
  • Open trade policy without NAFTA or WTO. (Jan 13)
  • Russia: No aid; no meddling; just free trade. (May 1996)
  • Replace all government aid with free trade. (May 1996)
  • Maintain open borders; end war on immigration. (May 1996)
  • Ease immigration laws; no Official English. (May 1996)
  • No import tariffs, regardless of human rights. (May 1996)
  • Cuba: Lift the trade embargo. (May 1996)
  • Against NAFTA and WTO. (May 1996)
  • Free trade guarantees peace better than military. (Jul 1995)
  • “Trade aggression” meaningless, since both sides benefit. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Government Reform
Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for 4 older headlines OR click here for 43 headlines on from Browne's book Why Government Doesn't Work OR click here for other candidates on Government Reform.
  • Won’t take FEC money; don’t force taxpayers to support him. (Sep 27)
  • Government always means use of coercion and use of force. (Sep 9)
  • Remove both campaign spending limits and donation limits. (Jan 13)
  • Reducing government promotes personal responsibility. (Jan 13)
  • Waco resulted from FBI’s predictable abuse of power. (Aug 1999)
  • Govt abuses of privacy results from power WE granted them. (Aug 1999)
  • So-called “Reforms” get incumbents re-elected. (May 1999)
  • Eliminate almost all Departments and agencies. (May 1996)
  • Supports term limits on House (6 yrs) & Senate (12 yrs). (May 1996)
  • Constitution gives people freedom FROM government. (Jul 1995)
  • Abolishing agencies only way to stop them from growing back. (Jul 1995)
  • Government Doesn’t Work. (Jul 1995)
  • Require shorter bills so legislators actually read them. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Gun Control
Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for 3 headlines on about Second Amendment OR click here for other candidates on Gun Control.
  • Any gun regulation gives politicians power to do anything. (Sep 9)
  • Gun restrictions are unconstitutional. (Jan 13)
  • Well-protected politicians misunderstand need for guns. (Nov 1999)
  • Your home is safer if there are guns in your neighborhood. (Nov 1999)
  • Criminals are not affected by gun-control laws. (Nov 1999)
  • Don’t let politicians decide our need for assault rifles. (Nov 1999)
  • Repeal all gun laws; Bill of Rights is “literal”. (May 1996)
  • Prosecute crimes, not possession of weapons. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Health Care
Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for 6 headlines on about Tobacco OR click here for other candidates on Health Care.
  • Patient Rights only needed because of govt HMO subsidies. (Sep 9)
  • Assisted suicide is a state issue, not federal. (Aug 9)
  • Encourage AIDS cure by getting govt out of AIDS research. (Jul 7)
  • Get government out of health care & costs will plummet. (Jan 13)
  • Prescription rules should be controlled by states, not FDA. (Aug 1999)
  • FDA has caused needless deaths by delaying medications. (Aug 1999)
  • Doctors & insurers should regulate drugs, not FDA. (Aug 1999)
  • Against tobacco lawsuits funding more health programs. (Mar 1999)
  • Abolish FDA; get govt out of health care. (May 1996)
  • Medicare has caused higher health costs. (Jul 1995)
  • 1992 Health Plan all about coercion, not compassion. (Jul 1995)
  • Government can improve health care by getting out of it. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Juvenile Crime
Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for 10 headlines on on Crime OR click here for other candidates on Juvenile Crime.
  • Crime Bill gives govt more power; won’t stop teen violence. (Sep 9)
  • Tragic events do not justify new gun laws. (Nov 1999)
  • Schools were safer before the War on Drugs. (Jul 1998)
  • No funding anti-gang programs; end Drug War to end gangs. (May 1996)
  • Enforcing “responsible entertainment” is censorship. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Kosovo
Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for 14 headlines on on Defense OR click here for other candidates on Kosovo.
  • US should not be involved in Kosovo at all. (Jan 13)
  • Feel moral imperative? Do it, but don’t force others to. (Jun 1999)
  • We bomb for morality; can US get bombed for immorality? (Jun 1999)
  • If Milosevic is a threat, post a bounty for his death. (Jun 1999)
  • Bombing doesn’t work; US intervention doesn’t work. (May 1999)
  • Undeclared wars are unconstitutional. (May 1999)
  • Under no conditions should US be in former Yugoslavia. (May 1996)
Harry Browne on Principles & Values
Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for 5 older headlines OR click here for 43 headlines on from Browne's book Why Government Doesn't Work OR click here for other candidates on Principles & Values.
  • Libertarian issues have shifted Dems and Reps. (Sep 27)
  • Running to build Libertarian Party; not as “spoiler”. (Sep 27)
  • Top priorities: Pardon drug offenders; reduce regulations. (Sep 27)
  • Little difference between Dems & Reps; hopes to be spoiler. (Sep 18)
  • Libertarianism means freedom to live your own life. (Sep 9)
  • Libertarian principle: can’t solve social problems by force. (Sep 9)
  • Gradualism won’t work; do it all swiftly. (Sep 9)
  • Only a Libertarian is going to set you free. (Jul 3)
  • Libertarians lay out goals and let you plan your own life. (Jan 27)
  • Priorities: End income tax, drug war, & commercial meddling. (Jan 13)
  • Basic principle: Government needs to be smaller. (Aug 1999)
  • Young people are right to be scared of big government. (Jul 1999)
  • Morality governs personal behavior, not military action. (Jun 1999)
  • Individual liberty and responsibility on all issues. (Apr 1998)
  • Fiscally conservative and socially liberal...? (Apr 1998)
  • Replace the use of political force by reducing govt. (Nov 1997)
  • Shrink govt now; come up with non-govt solutions later. (Nov 1997)
  • Washington cannot be a source of moral leadership. (May 1996)
  • Government means use of force instead of persuasion. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on School Choice
Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for 29 headlines on from Browne's book The Great Libertarian Offer OR click here for other candidates on School Choice.
  • Vouchers will result in govt control of private schools. (Sep 9)
  • Private vouchers do more to educate poor than govt does. (Sep 9)
  • Vouchers are just another way to attach federal strings. (Aug 9)
  • Better schools without vouchers by removing federal govt. (Jun 14)
  • Federal involvement in schools doesn’t work. (Jan 27)
  • Give parents “total” control over school selection. (Jan 27)
  • Get government out of education so parents can choose. (Apr 1998)
  • Repeal taxes so parents can afford any school they choose. (May 1996)
  • Vouchers better than public schools; no govt is best. (Jul 1995)
  • Feds out of education and states out of education. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Social Security
Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for 4 headlines on about Privatization OR click here for other candidates on Social Security.
  • Get Social Security out of politician’s hands. (Sep 9)
  • Budget surplus doesn’t exist-it’s all the Trust Fund. (Jan 27)
  • End the government Social Security system. (Jan 13)
  • Social Security squanders your retirement money. (Nov 1999)
  • Social Security is a pyramid scheme. (Nov 1999)
  • Take social security away from politicians entirely. (Apr 1998)
  • Shut it down; buy annuities with asset sales. (Jun 1997)
  • Irresponsibility does not justify Social Security. (Jun 1997)
  • SSI tax has risen from 2% to 15% & will continue to rise. (Jul 1995)
  • One-time pay off of all people over 50, with means testing. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Tax Reform
Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for 29 headlines on from Browne's book The Great Libertarian Offer OR click here for other candidates on Tax Reform.
  • Repealing federal income tax will end state income taxes too. (Sep 9)
  • Don’t simplify or replace taxes-shrink government instead. (Sep 9)
  • Removing marriage penalty isn’t good enough-veto it. (Aug 9)
  • Shut down the IRS as an Executive Order. (Aug 9)
  • Principle is zero tax; Bush’s is 1/3 of income as tax. (Aug 9)
  • End income tax & replace it with nothing. (Jan 27)
  • Eliminate most fees & taxes, including income tax. (Jan 13)
  • No flat tax nor sales tax; super-majority to raise taxes. (Jan 13)
  • Reduce size of govt so income taxes aren’t needed. (Aug 1999)
  • Flat Tax would require 30% rate and still need IRS. (Apr 1998)
  • Abolish the IRS and the income tax. (Apr 1998)
  • The Great Libertarian Offer: No income tax, but. (Apr 1998)
  • Repeal taxes and don’t replace with sales tax nor flat tax. (May 1996)
  • 10% flat tax OK, if no income tax returns. (Jul 1995)
  • 5% sales tax OK, if income tax is eliminated. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Technology
Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for other candidates on Technology.
  • NASA hurts private space ventures. (Sep 9)
  • Govt uses anti-trust laws to stifle competition. (Jun 14)
  • Let private enterprise take over space exploration from NASA. (Jun 14)
  • Keep government out of the Internet. (Jan 13)
  • Y2K, like Internet, will be solved by free market. (Jan 1999)
  • If Microsoft loses, consumers will pay more. (Jan 1999)
  • Competition makes high tech work--keep it unregulated. (Jul 1995)
Harry Browne on Welfare & Labor
Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for other candidates on Welfare & Labor.
  • Repealing taxes will foster charity. (Sep 9)
  • End unemployment programs; feds out of employment biz. (Jan 13)
  • Religious & community-based charities should handle welfare. (Jan 13)
  • End welfare completely; no entitlements to others’ earnings. (May 1996)
  • War on Poverty & rent control cause poverty & homelessness. (May 1996)
  • Supports enterprise zones; eliminate govt regulations. (May 1996)
  • End welfare; return to private compassion & charity. (May 1996)
  • Community-based welfare ensured oversight & honesty. (Jul 1995)
  • Welfare perverts natural incentives & hence destroys lives. (Jul 1995)
  • 8-month transition, then end all welfare checks. (Jul 1995)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  



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