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2000 PRESIDENTIAL
CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE
A public service of The Conservative Caucus

In order to enable American voters to make a fully informed choice in November, we asked each candidate for President to give us their answers to these questions.  While some of the questions included here may have been already touched on in public debate, others have been ignored.


Issues Harry
Browne
Pat
Buchanan
George
Bush
Al
Gore
John
Hagelin
Ralph
Nader
Howard
Phillips
1. Do you support or oppose ordering American troops to serve unconstitutionally under foreign command in United Nations operations? I Oppose

No
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No
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No
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I Oppose
2. Do you support or oppose requiring U.S. taxpayers to subsidize the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund? I Oppose No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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I Oppose
3. Do you support or oppose the continuing delegation of legislative authority over U.S. trade policy to NAFTA and the World Trade Organization? I Oppose No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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I Oppose
4. Do you support or oppose maintaining U.S. membership in the United Nations? I Oppose No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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I Oppose
5. Do you support or oppose granting permanent "Most Favored Nation" status for Communist China? (1) No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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I Oppose
6. Do you support or oppose approving START and other arms-control agreements which dangerously disarm the U.S.? I Oppose No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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I Oppose
7. Do you support or oppose foreign aid programs which prop up and enrich corrupt socialist regimes (and their banker friends) all over the world? I Oppose No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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I Oppose
8. Will you, as President of the United States, honor your sworn duty as Commander in Chief to halt and reverse the shameful surrenders of U.S. liberty and independence which have occurred since 1989 (during the tenure of Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton) to the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank, NAFTA, WTO, and other institutions of the "New World Order"?

Yes

No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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Yes
9. Do you agree that "No person" (including children in the womb) shall be deprived of life without due process of law (Fifth Amendment)?

No

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No
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No
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Yes

10. Do you agree that the right to keep-and-bear arms shall not be infringed (Second Amendment)?

Yes

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No
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No
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No
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Yes
11. Do you agree that the Federal government must stop violating our "liberty of conscience" by funding homosexual activist groups (such as Gay Men's Health Crisis) and pro-abortion organizations (such as Planned Parenthood) -- in clear violation of the First Amendment?

Yes

No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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Yes
12. Do you agree that not a single penny of Federal funds shall be spent on "education," in violation of the First (no government funded indoctrination) and the Tenth Amendments (not an enumerated power)? Yes No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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Yes
13. Do you agree that racial, ethnic, or gender based quotas -- which violate our guarantee to equal protection of the law and freedom of association -- must be ended? Yes No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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Yes
14. Do you agree that the National Emowment for the Arts must be defunded (no "ministry of culture" is permitted by the First Amendment)? Yes No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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Yes
15. Do you agree that the Congressionally approved national network of left-wing lawyers C the Legal Services Corporation C must be put out of business so that electoral accountability may be restored? Yes No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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Yes
16. Do you agree that the IRS should be abolished, the 16th Amendment repealed, and the income tax replaced with a revenue tariff? Yes No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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Yes
17. Will you, as President of the United States, honor your sworn duty as Commander in Chief to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States? Yes No
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No
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No
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No
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No
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Yes

(1) Harry Browne's answer: "Not sure how to answer. In a Browne administration the phrase 'Most Favored Nation' would be meaningless".


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