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What Would You Ask the Libertarian Party Candidate? (FReeper to Interview Him)
Libertarian Party

Posted on 09/21/2004 6:18:05 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

On October 5th, for purposes of a local TV program I host, I'll have the opportunity to conduct a one-hour, one-on-one interview with Michael Badnarik, Libertarian Party presidential candidate, who is said to be polling as much as 3% and who could conceivably impact the race in a number of states.

I'd be interested to hear from my fellow FReepers. What do you know about Badnarik? What questions would you want to see asked?

Your thoughts?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: badnarik; biggovernmentbush; howboutsomefreedom; ideologues; insignificantnews; libertarianparty; liberty
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1 posted on 09/21/2004 6:18:05 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

My question would be, "So, what's your point?"


2 posted on 09/21/2004 6:20:05 PM PDT by Endeavor
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To: Endeavor
Echo...

Echo...

Echo...

3 posted on 09/21/2004 6:20:22 PM PDT by AmishDude (FR: Hundreds of voices are shouting, spitting, and clamoring for attention at any given moment.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why do you allow the "legalize marijauna" crowd to run your party?


4 posted on 09/21/2004 6:20:50 PM PDT by Stonedog (Mr. Blather... tear down this STONEWALL!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who?


5 posted on 09/21/2004 6:21:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I'd be interested in hearing, in detail, how he would propose to fight terror. Does he support fighting it on the offense (e.g, in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere)? Does he believe it's possible to fight it only on the defense (without becoming a police state)? How? How would he deal with the tricky question of US citizen enemy combatants (where trying them in open court imperils our intelligence war, and holding them indefinitely imperils Constitutional rights)?

I look forward to hearing/reading about this interview -- good luck!


6 posted on 09/21/2004 6:23:14 PM PDT by ellery (Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"So what do you do in your spare time these days?"


7 posted on 09/21/2004 6:23:28 PM PDT by asgardshill (By direct order, I LOVE ALAN KEYES!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I'd ask him when is he going to get a job and move out of his mother's home.


8 posted on 09/21/2004 6:24:42 PM PDT by bayourod (Dan Rather should honor his persoanl guarantee that the memos are real and the source unimpeachable.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Which gets you high faster; Sensemelian or Maui Wowi?


9 posted on 09/21/2004 6:24:59 PM PDT by Lurking2Long
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"So, how does it feel to run a meaningless race for President?"


10 posted on 09/21/2004 6:27:46 PM PDT by thoughtomator ("With 64 days left, John Kerry still has time to change his mind 4 or 5 more times" - Rudy Giuliani)
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To: Endeavor

Why do you want to maximize the chances of John Kerry being elected President? Is it your colossal ego or your abject stupidity?


11 posted on 09/21/2004 6:27:51 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"Are Sancho Panza and Rocinante well, also?"

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F


12 posted on 09/21/2004 6:27:57 PM PDT by Criminal Number 18F (Associated Press: Bogus boos and pseudo SEALs, while you wait)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Since that party (except for Neal Boortz) refuses to take the War on Terror seriously enough, I don't have any questions for him.
13 posted on 09/21/2004 6:28:52 PM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"Since the ideology-addled L.P. exists only because of traumatic toilet training episodes of its members, what plans do you have to address this pressing national problem?"


14 posted on 09/21/2004 6:29:03 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I just found this tidbit at Badnarik.org:

"Peaceful immigrants should be allowed to enter the US at conveniently located Customs and Immigration stations, subject only to brief vetting to ensure that they are not terrorists or criminals."

I'd ask Badnarik how only "brief vetting" can determine who's peaceful and who's not.

15 posted on 09/21/2004 6:29:43 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ask him "Do you think you can beat Harry Browne's .36% (slightly more than one third of one percent) in 2000?"


16 posted on 09/21/2004 6:30:08 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Day 13, and the pajamahadeen still demands Dan Rather be fired)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"Wanna burn a bowl, dude?"


17 posted on 09/21/2004 6:32:13 PM PDT by JoeBobJr
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To: ellery

Excellent questions. Libertarians tend to focus on domestic issues, but with terror being the #1 issue for most Americans, it will be interesting to see what he has to say about this.


18 posted on 09/21/2004 6:32:30 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Mr. Mojo

Does he mean that there should be unlimited immigration? Throw open our borders? Would you have a link to the quote?


19 posted on 09/21/2004 6:33:42 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Mr. Mojo

Whoops. I see you've already cited badnarik.org


20 posted on 09/21/2004 6:35:09 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Immigration, Borders, and National Security
21 posted on 09/21/2004 6:35:49 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
With all of the wahabist animals drooling to get into America and machine gun our kids in the backs, do you guys still insist on the insane, asinine, and utterly ludicrous policy of open borders?
22 posted on 09/21/2004 6:36:48 PM PDT by nomad
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"Will you be proud when President Kerry is inaugurated partially thanks to you?"


23 posted on 09/21/2004 6:37:06 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (You're it)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Michael Badnarik: "Well, if 9/11 happened today, it's a crime, it's an international murder. It's a mass murder, not a war. And you prosecute it like any other crime. You find the evidence, you figure out who the perpetrators of the crime are, and then you do what's necessary to bring them to justice. To the best of my knowledge, Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida are the ones that brought the buildings down. At least that's the information that I have given what they broadcast on television. And so we have every justification to go after those people who destroyed the buildings."

Don't ask him anything, tell him jwalsh07 says he is an idiot.

24 posted on 09/21/2004 6:37:46 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (Ask not what you can do for your country, ask the country what it will do for you!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Assuming it will be any different from the drivel with the previous L.P. standard-bearer spouted while the bodies were still warm on September 11th: "Ah, it's all our fault for not minding our own bidness! The Islamists are mad at us because we initiated violence by building McDonalds in their neighborhoods, and therefore they were only reacting to our initiation of force or fraud!"
25 posted on 09/21/2004 6:37:47 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"How come you guys hate Jews?"


26 posted on 09/21/2004 6:38:57 PM PDT by Cogadh na Sith (--Scots Gaelic: 'War or Peace'--)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Uh, are you directing that question towards me or the libertarian candidate? I'm on your side.


27 posted on 09/21/2004 6:39:36 PM PDT by Endeavor
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"Do you like Pizza? Any particular chain?"


28 posted on 09/21/2004 6:39:47 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: jwalsh07
He was probably referring to private insurance adjustors in civil court.
29 posted on 09/21/2004 6:40:27 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Is there enough of it about?


30 posted on 09/21/2004 6:40:46 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("I hate going to places like Austin and Dubuque to raise large sums of money. But I have to," Kerry)
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To: Cogadh na Sith
"How come you guys hate Jews?"

I'd certainly be inclined to ask him that if I had evidence available to back it up. Can you help?

31 posted on 09/21/2004 6:40:56 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Ask him how the Libertarian position on open borders squares with a war on terrorists where we're trying to keep them out.

If that doesn't work, ask him how any doofus candidate for President thinks they can win when they haven't even built a party at the state or most local levels.

If that doesn't work, ask him why we haven't seen any Libertarian ads on TV.

If that doesn't work, end the interview, because you're obviously talking to someone who is totally irrelevant.

32 posted on 09/21/2004 6:41:41 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Do you guys still believe in the non-initiation of force when those same wahabist animals are planning to machine gun our kids in the backs?
33 posted on 09/21/2004 6:41:51 PM PDT by nomad
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
He probably steals more votes from his fellow moral-liberal Democrats than from conservatives.
34 posted on 09/21/2004 6:43:02 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
What concrete action will the libertarians do to prevent double-registration, prevent double voting, prevent aliens from registering or voting, and prevent voter fraud and theft in minority precincts?
36 posted on 09/21/2004 6:44:57 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Kerry's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"Tell me, Mr. Badnarik, which TV station would be self-marginalized enough to interview you for a full hour?"


37 posted on 09/21/2004 6:45:00 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ask Badnarik how much liberty unborn babies would enjoy in Libertopia.


38 posted on 09/21/2004 6:48:58 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (Ask not what you can do for your country, ask the country what it will do for you!)
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To: Cultural Jihad

Pro abortion libertarians are a laughing stock even among their fellow pro life libertarian travelers. The killing of the innocent unborn just doesn't seem to square with the "non aggression" bs.


39 posted on 09/21/2004 6:52:06 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (Ask not what you can do for your country, ask the country what it will do for you!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Is this the candidate with the purple face?


40 posted on 09/21/2004 6:52:48 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (Further, the statement assumed)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Tell me, Mr. Badnarik, why the ideology-addled L.P. believes that the supposed 'right' to choose evil (which results in an early death, slavery to vice, and the pursuit of unneeded suffering) is more sacrosanct than the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
41 posted on 09/21/2004 6:54:35 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Is this the candidate with the purple face?

Here's a photo of him I found on the net. Unless I'm mistaken he doesn't appear purple.


42 posted on 09/21/2004 6:57:39 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How about;

At best you will have no effect on the election, at worst you hand the contest to John Kerry who is opposed to any notion of libertarian thought.

So what exactly do you hope to gain from this run?


43 posted on 09/21/2004 6:58:26 PM PDT by swilhelm73 ("I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things" -- Dan Rather)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

There was a small party candidate that had a purple face. I wondered if this was the one? Does not look like it.


44 posted on 09/21/2004 7:00:06 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (Further, the statement assumed)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Here's Blue Boy. He was the LP candidate for some office in Montana.


45 posted on 09/21/2004 7:02:25 PM PDT by asgardshill (By direct order, I LOVE ALAN KEYES!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Well, I'd ask about tips on how to pass the time and look busy ;~D


46 posted on 09/21/2004 7:04:42 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (John Kerry... Almost as presidential as Jane Fonda.)
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To: Cultural Jihad

I don't think the owner of the thread likes our suggestions much. :-}


47 posted on 09/21/2004 7:04:50 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (Ask not what you can do for your country, ask the country what it will do for you!)
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To: swilhelm73

Good question, though I wouldn't expect to get a straight answer.


48 posted on 09/21/2004 7:04:52 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Got any papers?


49 posted on 09/21/2004 7:05:48 PM PDT by Huck ("Winners don't need to hijack airplanes. Winners have an air force." --P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I'm a Boortz type libertarian who plans on voting for Bush. About the only thing Bush could do to loose my vote between now and November would be to sign a piece of gun control legislation.

If Michael had come around to Boortz's analogy of putting the flames out on your neighbors house BEFORE the fire spreads to your house, in regards to the War on Terror, then he'd be getting my vote instead of PATRIOT Act/$1Trillion Drug Benefit/Free SS for Mexican Illegals/Federal Funding for Abortion Clinics "compassionate conservative" Bush.

50 posted on 09/21/2004 7:05:49 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Albanian: O Zot! Kam sakice ne koke!)
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