“believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person"
“[The Afghan] war will cost least another $60 billion, to finish a job we never should have started,” said R. Lee Wrights. “No wonder our country is going broke.”
“The only ‘irreversible momentum’ we’re creating is the irreversible momentum driving America deeper and deeper into debt,” Wrights said. “And the only ‘enduring institutions’ we’re creating is the enduring institution of a welfare-warfare State that supports corrupt governments under the guise of fighting terrorism.” – Sept. 26, 2010
The simple, basic truth is that all rights belong to the individual. You are born with your rights and no power on earth can take them away from you. You cannot give your rights away. They end only when you die, and not a split-second sooner. Individual rights cannot be divided or multiplied; and, individual rights are superior to any other claimed rights. Individual rights mean you can adopt whatever culture you want and live any lifestyle you choose to live.--June 12, 2011.
The truth is we are heading into economic catastrophe anyway precisely because of the irresponsible actions and spending addiction of both Democrats and Republicans, and their unwillingness to address the real problem — unlimited, unrealistic and unsustainable spending for defense and entitlements. Trying to cure our economic ails by raising the debt ceiling is like trying to deal with an opiate addiction by prescribing more morphine. Borrowing more money will only make the problem worse. – June 26, 2011.
“We can begin by selling off the millions of acres of land owned by the federal government. Then the federal government can sell off other assets it shouldn’t have in the first place, including power companies, oil and mineral rights and unused military bases in order to fulfill these contracts.” --press release.
This principle of non-intervention in the affairs of other nations is the cornerstone of the libertarian position on foreign policy. A policy of peaceful interaction, not military intervention, would encourage peaceful relations among nations by tearing down travel, trade and immigration barriers.--press release
opposes the prosecution of individuals for exercising their rights of self-defense and opposes all laws at any level of government that restricts or regulates production and ownership of firearms and ammunition.
“Clamping down on immigration will only result in higher costs to taxpayers, more corruption in law enforcement and government, greater burdens on American businesses and the continued erosion of civil liberties of all Americans. The economic reality is that most low-skilled immigrants enter the U.S. illegally because there are hundreds of thousands of new jobs here waiting to be filled; there aren't enough Americans available to fill them; and, the law doesn't allow them to enter America quickly and easily enough to fill these temporary jobs. For example, if you are from India and hold a doctorate, it will take you only about five years to complete the process to legally immigrant. But, if you are an unskilled Mexican laborer it will take you 130 years to immigrate to the U.S. and legally become a citizen. No wonder people are swimming the Rio Grande.” Wrights, May 23, 2011.
“Terrorism is the direct and inevitable result of decades of an American foreign policy founded on military, political and economic interventionism, support for corrupt dictators, and meddling in the internal affairs of other nations. The only way to insure our national security is to return to a foreign policy of non-intervention, to end all foreign aid and military assistance, to stop intervening in the internal affairs of other nations, and bring our troops home now”.--Press release.
“I have come to realize that any excuse to go to war is as good as another -- for the warmongers. They claim we must wage war to preserve peace in a humanitarian effort to save the world. What utter and complete nonsense. There is nothing humanitarian about killing people en masse, for any reason, save that of self-defense. It is blasphemy to kill innocent people and have innocent people do your killing for you, all the while proclaiming to the world you are doing it in the blessed name of Peace.
Same Sex Issues
“The issue of gay marriage is not about marriage at all. It is a civil rights issue. It is an issue of the rights of the individual being considered paramount in all legal matters. Marriage is an individual choice to be someone’s mate. It is another area of personal human endeavor that is none of the government’s business.
“Let me be clear: in the Lee Wrights Administration no unconstitutional law will be enforced. Should I be elected, the oath I will take as president, nearly the same oath I swore to when I enlisted in the United States Air Force, will bind me to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States …” I intend to live up to that oath. As president, I will not enforce any unconstitutional law, nor will I allow anyone in my administration to enforce unconstitutional laws.” – March 6, 2011.
"The rich man writes the book of laws the poor man must defend, but the highest laws are written on the hearts of honest men."
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