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1 American Government Section: L Group 7

2 Katie Ward

3 “America’s largest third party”Founded in 1971Believe in total liberty based on classical laissez faire ideologyParty platform adopted in May 2008 They seek a “world of liberty.; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.” (pro- drug legalization, pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, etc)

4 BAILOUTS- Believe bailouts are always bad for the taxpayer, for the economy and for the business. Rewarding the mismanagement of American corporations with a taxpayer- subsidized lifeline does nothing to encourage reform or fix the problems that pushed the companies to failure. They prolong the inevitable collapse of companies suffering from extreme mismanagement and poor investments.“A bailout is a perverse transfer from poor tax payers to rich taxpayers.” THE WARS- "We support the maintenance of a sufficient military to defend the United States against aggression. The United States should both abandon its attempts to act as policeman for the world and avoid entangling alliances." - Libertarian Party Platform, Section 3.1 (adopted: May 2008) CIVIL LIBERTIES- "The defense of the country requires that we have adequate intelligence to detect and to counter threats to domestic security. This requirement must not take priority over maintaining the civil liberties of our citizens. The Bill of Rights provides no exceptions for a time of war. Intelligence agencies that legitimately seek to preserve the security of the nation must be subject to oversight and transparency." - Libertarian Party Platform, Section 3.1 (adopted: May 2008) (Abide specifically by the Bill of Rights)

5 Regarded as one of the most conservative member of Congress. Described as "the idol of the gun-toting, abortion-fighting, IRS- hating hard right wing of American politics.”abortionIRSright wingAmerican politics On December 12, 2006 he became a regional rep. on the Libertarian National Committee. In 2008, former Congressman Bob Barr (R-GA) and former US Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK) both switched to the LP and campaigned for the party's Presidential nomination -- and Barr won the nomination. Represented the 7 th District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from ‘95-’03. Served as a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, as Vice- Chairmen of Gov. Reform Committee, and as a member of the Committee on Financial Services. Now practices law with the Law Offices of Edwin Marger, and runs a Consulting Firm, Liberty Strategies LLC in Atlanta, Ga. I hope President Obama will seek legislation curtailing the dramatic expansion of federal wiretapping power signed into law last July when former President Bush signed legislation expanding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that now makes every international phone call or e-mail by or to any person in the United States subject to warrantless surveillance.“ - Praised executive orders signed by President Obama that ordered closure of military district center in Guantanamo on 1/23/09

6 Brianne Page

7 Patrick Buchanan - columnist, political analyst for MSNBC, chairman of The American Cause foundation, and an editor of The American Conservative. The America First Party was founded in 1944, but a new America First Party was formed in 2002 by Pat Buchanan supporters who expressed disgust over the way he was treated by the leadership of the declining Reform Party. The main focus of the party is to put America and all its citizens first by electing candidates who will restore morality, ethics, common sense, and service to public service, and will return our Constitution to its proper place in our Republic. Members of the America First Party hold to beliefs such as preserving and protect the people of the United States and our sovereignty, promoting economic growth and independence, encouraging the traditional values of faith, family, and responsibility, ensuring equality before the law in protecting those rights granted by the Creator, and to clean up the corrupted political system

8 Carton Robinette

9 Main issues are centered around getting economic and racial equality and equality among the working classes. They seek to end the conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan and create peace. Their focal point is advertisement towards African Americans, as they advocate racial equality and promote an end to racism, with a center around historical African American communists. USA chairman: Sam Webb

10 Became chairman in 2000. He is a proponent of socialism and democracy. He has written a book called Reflections on Socialism. Traveled to china, the UK, Cuba, and Vietnam to meet with communist and socialist leaders, and represented the CPUSA at Athens, Greece meeting of world communist leaders "To me, money is...what most of us have too little of, notwithstanding the efforts of the Bush Administration. We're all still waiting for that money to trickle down.“- quote taken from an interview with him in 2007

11 Patrick White

12 The Veterans Party of America is based in St. Petersburg, Florida and was founded in 2003. The party’s main purpose is to "give political voice for the first time since 1776, to the men and women who were willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for this country. No longer will they have to grovel and beg and fill out paperwork for years just to get what they proudly earned and were promised." The VPA is not restricted to only veterans, but also the families of veterans can join. The Veterans Party wants to represent the rights and needs of veterans across the political spectrum -- which is why the party's top priority is improving the lives of those who served.

13 Sarah Adames

14  The Democratic Party works in the interests of protecting working class families. The party’s current plants involve ending the war in Iraq, managing the economy and creating new jobs, providing affordable healthcare and a good education to all Americans, no matter their economic status.  Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1792, the Democratic Party did not think that having wealth was a requirement for a person to rule. It was thusly known as the “party of the common man.” The party also prides itself in bringing together persons of different races, religions, sexual orientations, etc in the hopes of having a more unified nation.

15 TIM KAINE Tim Kaine is the Democratic governor of Virginia. In 2009, he was chosen by Barack Obama to become the chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). April 1, 2009: Governor Kaine congratulates President Obama on passing the Making Work Pay Tax Cut. This plan will give $800 a year in tax relief to working families by decreasing the amount of deductions in their payrolls. April 2, 2009 & April 3, 2009: Kaine respectively praises the House of Representatives and the Senate for passing President Obama’s Budget Plan. This legislation will make investments in education, healthcare, infrastructure, and renewable energy sources. April 10, 2009: Governor Kaine announces the $ 1.7 million granted to veterans suffering from head injuries and stress disorders related to combat. The Virginia Wounded Warrior program will be funding this project.

16 Virginia Ouzts

17 end outsourcing of American jobs Stop giving private contracting jobs in places like Iraq, and Mexico to U.S companies who outsource to avoid paying taxes. Shrink gap between men and women by raising women’s wages Bush administration proposed to close gap by lowering men’s wages Outsourcing American Jobs

18 “opposed invasion of Iraq which was sold to us with lies and misleading information.” Want smaller presence in Middle East and support independence from Middle Eastern Oil United States Military Do not approve of genetically modified food Believe hormone filled foods are responsible for U.S obesity. Believe environment challenged by swelling population Push for stricter illegal immigration laws Environment

19  Former Vice Presidential nominee of Reform Party  Former Presidential nominee of New American Independent Party  Standpoints  Proposed simpler taxation structure  Reduction of military presence overseas  Believed gun ownership should be addressed at state level

20 Cameron Fitzgerald

21  The Constitutional Party is the 3 rd party, and like the Democratic and Republican Party, it has a presidential candidate every 4 years. Baldwin the candidate in 2008. This party wants to restore our government to its constitutional limits and our law to Biblical foundations. It was stated by a member of this party on 4/7/09 that this party could be the new home for conservatives.

22 Baldwin is a member of the Constitutional Party. He has a radio talk show on the issues of politics as well as Christianity. He is a great man who has been to several Bible colleges and earned a bachelors and doctorate in theology. Other occupations include being an author, and a newspaper and internet columnist.

23 Laura Wilson

24 The DSA was formed when The New American Movement (NAM) and the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSO) merged in 1983. The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States.

25  "We are socialists because we reject an international e conomic order sustained by private profit, alienated l abor, race and gender discrimination, environmental destruction, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo.”  “We are socialists because we share a vision of a hu mane international social order based both on democ ratic planning and market mechanisms to achieve eq uitable distribution of resources, meaningful work, a healthy environment, sustainable growth, gender and racial equality, and non-oppressive relationships."

26  2007- Llewellyn challenged Rudy Giullani on Health care issues. Giuliani charged that the health car e programs pushed by the Democratic frontrunners reflected un- American and socialist values.  Llewellyn argued that Democrats are the most pro- capitalist and pro-corporate party in the world.

27 Tyler Donald

28  Founded in 1995 in Monterey, California.  Marcus Denoon is the founder.  Gail Lightfoot is the Libertarian Prime Minister.  Believe adults should have the right to own, grow, sell, buy, or even trade marijuana legally. Tyler Donald 4/13/09 POLS sec. L

29 Cam Short

30 As a recent addition to the Republican party, Michael Steele is the newly elected Chairmen to the Republican National Committee. Steele, who actually grew up in a family of democrats, pursued his republican duties and eventually was elected to the GOPAC in 2007. Steele’s plan of action for all Republican’s has a lot to do with the outreach of African Americans and Hispanics to aide the diversity in all republican. Make better use of the Web and other technology to spread the GOP message to college students and small businesses, make sure Republicans in Congress and around the country have as consistent a message as possible, and take on the Democrats and the media directly when they mischaracterize GOP positions.

31 Brittany Howard

32 The Green Party: Cynthia McKinney Cynthia McKinney began her career in politics when her father submitted her name as a write-in for the Georgia State House. Since then, she has been an activist against the Gulf War, Al Gore, The 9/11 Commission, and the treatment of Hurricane Katrina victims. She has petitioned the government to release the official reports on the deaths of Martin Luther King and Tupak. In 2006, she introduced articles of impeachment against President Bush. These articles also charged Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice with dereliction of duty.  The Green Party’s formation began in 1984. However it did not truly gain notoriety until 1990 when Jim Sykes ran for Governor of Alaska.  Ralph Nader ran for the presidency in 1996 and 2000 under the Green Party ticket.  In the 2008, Cynthia McKinney ran for the presidency. She received less than 1% of the popular vote.  Greens believe in: Grassroots Democracy, Social Justice and Equal Opportunity, Ecological Wisdom, Non-violence, Decentralization, Feminism, and Global Responsibility.  Recently, the Green party has been outspoken against the War Against Terrorism, and in favor of Universal Healthcare.

33 Katie Ward Cam Short Brianne Page Carlton Robinette Sarah Adames Donald Tyler Cameron Fitzgerald Brittany Howard Virginia Outz Laura Wilson Patrick White

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