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    Government is necessary for our survival. We need government in order to survive. The Founding Fathers created a special place for government. It is called the Constitution.
    — Michael Badnarik
    If someone kills you, they will deprive you of life, but they can never deprive you of your right to life.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: right 
     
    The government never does anything successfully.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: government 
     
    NAFTA and GATT have about as much to do with free trade as the Patriot Act has to do with liberty.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: liberty  patriot 
     
    The Constitution: it's not just a good idea, it's the law.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: law  ideas 
     
    The Patriot Act is the most egregious piece of legislation to ever leave Congress since the Alien and Sedition Acts, John Ashcroft and every member of Congress who voted for it should be indicted.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: congress  patriot 
     
    Most of our problems in the United States can be traced to a blatant disregard for private property.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: problem  property 
     
    Communities don't have rights. Only individuals in the community have rights.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: community  right 
     
    Marriage partners, not government, should define the terms and spiritual orientation of their union in accordance with our nation's guarantee of religious freedom.
    — Michael Badnarik
    The Libertarian Party holds that same-sex marriages are an individual issue and that the government has no right to determine with whom a person should have a relationship.
    — Michael Badnarik
    The Libertarian position on the freedom of speech is a strong support of freedom of speech, and we oppose government intervention in controlling what is or is not moral.
    — Michael Badnarik
    The Democrats and Republicans stand at two extremes, characterized by which parts of our lives they emphasize their desire to control. Libertarians reject both extremes in favor of the government leaving control of your life to you.
    — Michael Badnarik
    Drug prohibition has caused gang warfare and other violent crimes by raising the prices of drugs so much that vicious criminals enter the market to make astronomical profits, and addicts rob and steal to get money to pay the inflated prices for their drugs.
    — Michael Badnarik
    The first lines of defence against criminals are the victims themselves.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: victim  criminal 
     
    I am a very peaceful man. I love people and am known for my gregarious personality. However, if you try to confiscate my guns, I will feel compelled to give them to you, one bullet at a time.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: time  men  people  personality 
     
    The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don't enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: world  bad  questions  government  war 
     
    On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: time  prison  drugs  war 
     
    I am opposed to any individual taxes until we eliminate all of the unconstitutional agencies, and I suspect we wouldn't need a tax after that.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: tax 
     
    I just want everyone to know that 20,000 gun laws in the United States are unconstitutional. They infringe on your right to protect your life, the lives of your loved ones, and your property.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: live  law  right  property 
     
    Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: law  mercy  victim 
     
    If I give you a forty five percent chance at lethal injection, a fifty percent chance at the electric chair, and a five percent chance for escape which are you going to vote for? The electric chair, because youre likely to win?
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: chance 
     
    If we really want liberty - if we really want liberty - then we need to go out and get it, we need to take it, because nobody is going to give it to us. And we need to do it now.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: liberty 
     
    When the state or federal government controls the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens.
    — Michael Badnarik
    Gun control means being able to hit your target. If I have a 'hot button' issue, this is definitely it. Don't even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: control  right 
     
    I find it very offensive when the government tells me what I can and cannot watch. Censor yourself.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: government  censor 
     
    War doesn't need more participants. It needs fewer participants.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: war 
     
    Libertarians love their children at least as much as the Democrats and the Republicans, probably more.
    — Michael Badnarik
    The Libertarian position on immigration is to have, not open borders with no restrictions, but to have controlled borders that allow hard-working people to come into America to help raise their standard of living and improve the American economy.
    — Michael Badnarik
    Imagine! People are not volunteering to go to foreign countries and die the way they used to! Imagine that!
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: people  die  imagine 
     
    I don't know that the Libertarian Party has an official position on the separation of church and state.
    — Michael Badnarik
    The Patriot Act makes a mockery of the Sixth Amendment, which protects your right to a speedy and public trial, and your right to the assistance of counsel for your defense.
    — Michael Badnarik
    tags: right  patriot 
     
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