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    This page contains excerpts from government reports, signed by elected officials.

00-RLC1 on Dec 8, 2000

Report: the Republican Liberty Caucus Position Statement:
Source: Republican Liberty Caucus Position Statement
    As adopted by the General Membership of the Republican Liberty Caucus at its Biannual Meeting held December 8, 2000.
  • WHEREAS libertarian Republicans believe in limited government, individual freedom and personal responsibility;
  • WHEREAS we believe that government has no money nor power not derived from the consent of the people;
  • WHEREAS we believe that people have the right to keep the fruits of their labor; and
  • WHEREAS we believe in upholding the US Constitution as the supreme law of the land;

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Liberty Caucus endorses the following [among its] principles:
  1. The power of the federal government should be limited, as per the tenth amendment to the US Constitution.
  2. The US Department of Commerce should be abolished, per the tenth amendment of the US Constitution.
  3. The National Endowment for the Arts should be abolished, per the tenth amendment of the US Constitution.
  4. The National Endowment for the Humanities should be abolished, per the tenth amendment of the US Constitution.
  5. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development should be abolished, per the tenth amendment of the US Constitution.
  6. Subsidies to agricultural and other businesses should be eliminated.
  7. Corporate taxes should be eliminated simultaneously and proportionally with the elimination of subsidies to businesses.
  8. Recommendations by the Grace Commission and the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) should be reviewed and implemented, where possible, beginning immediately.
  9. Privatization of government assets, management and services should be implemented for cost-effectiveness wherever applicable.


  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Limit federal power, per the 10th Amendment

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 9.
  • Headline: Limit federal power, per the 10th Amendment (Answer: A)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 9 on Reform: Which of the following comes closest to your personal opinion?
    • A: To make this country great, we should return to the examples and values of our forefathers
    • B: This country is already great, we shouldn't change a thing
    • C: To make this country great, we should keep building and adapting for the future


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 00-RLC1



Republicans participating in 00-RLC1

Roscoe Bartlett s1aMaryland Republican 
John Culberson s1aTexas Republican 
Jimmy Duncan s1aTennessee Republican 
Jeff Flake s1aArizona Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Mark Foley s1aFlorida Republican 
Scott Garrett s1aNew Jersey Republican 
J.D. Hayworth s1aArizona Republican (until 2007) 
Sam Johnson s1aTexas Republican 
Walter Beaman Jones s1aNorth Carolina Republican 
Ron Paul s1aPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
John Shadegg s1aArizona Republican 
Nick Smith s1aMI Former Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep 
Todd Tiahrt s1aKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Zach Wamp s1aTennessee Republican (until 2010) 



Independents participating in 00-RLC1

Virgil Goode s1aPOTUS Constitution Party Challenger 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 14
Independents: 1


















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