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  Michael Badnarik - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Badnarik, a United States national (as opposed to a citizen of the central government), was born in Hammond, Indiana.
Badnarik's capture of the nomination was widely regarded as a surprise by many within the party; both Nolan and Russo had outpaced Badnarik in both fundraising and poll results prior to the convention.
Badnarik says government does not grant rights but rather acknowledges them, that they exist independently of government as part of who and what we are, and that, as Jefferson noted in the Declaration of Independence, the only legitimate function of government is to secure them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Michael_Badnarik   (2458 words)

 Michael Badnarik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Born in Hammond, Indiana, the oldest son of John and Elaine Badnarik, and the grandson of Slovak immigrants, Michael Badnarik attended Indiana University at Bloomington and earned a degree in chemistry.
Badnarik worked as a Red Cross volunteer during the 1970s, and has been the Scoutmaster of several Boy Scout troops.
Badnarik was viewed as a long shot to win the Libertarian presidential nomination, facing challenges from talk-show host Gary Nolan and Hollywood producer Aaron Russo.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Michael_Badnarik.html   (1125 words)

 Michael Badnarik Visits Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Michael Badnarik, the 2004 Libertarian candidate for President, visited Colorado September 7-9 (as noted in advance).
Badnarik said he's on the ballots in 42 states and he's optimistic that he'll be on the ballots in all 50 states.
Badnarik, who is a constitutional scholar and teacher, gave an informative and inspirational talk of about 30 minutes, that at one point had the crowd on their feet (at his request) as they shouted "It's good to be king!", to emphasize the point that the citizens are in charge and that government works for them.
www.freecolorado.com /2004/09/badnarik.html   (1350 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Michael Badnarik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Richard Campagna, on the left, with Michael Badnarik Richard V. Campagna of Iowa City, Iowa was the vice-presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party in the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3076x1034, 1438 KB) Summary Badnarik for Congress 2006 campaign sticker Licensing This image is of a historical political poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the creator of the poster or the artist who produced the...
Collectivism, in general, is a term used to describe a theoretical or practical emphasis on the group, as opposed to (and seen by many of its opponents to be at the expense of) the individual.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Michael-Badnarik   (6821 words)

 Opinion: College Libertarians endorse Michael Badnarik - Opinions
Michael Badnarik is a progressive Libertarian and constitutional scholar who takes the general view of the party and makes realistic plans for the future.
Badnarik believes the first place to start on saving our environment is reducing the biggest polluter in the United States: the federal government.
Michael Badnarik also believes in decriminalizing medical marijuana, protecting Second Amendment rights, removing federally legislated affirmative action, ending the war on drugs, and the privatization of health care.
www.dailyillini.com /news/2004/11/01/Opinions/Opinion.College.Libertarians.Endorse.Michael.Badnarik-788207.shtml   (480 words)

 KN@PPSTER: First Look 2008: Michael Badnarik
I thought about waiting until November to weigh in on Michael Badnarik's prospects as a potential 2008 presidential nominee -- but if I'm going to do a "first look" series, it seems like it would be cheating to stretch it out until after an event as significant as the 2006 congressional elections.
If Michael Badnarik is elected to the US House of Representatives from Texas's 10th district this November, his nomination as the LP's 2008 presidential candidate is virtually assured...
Michael Badnarik, however, is not most LP congressional candidates.
knappster.blogspot.com /2006/04/first-look-2008-michael-badnarik.html   (1008 words)

 Michael Badnarik - NORML
Badnarik is on record voicing support for the removal of criminal penalties for the possession of marijuana for personal use.
Badnarik is now in the process of updating his campaign website, and a more detailed position on this issue may be forthcoming.
Badnarik is on record voicing support for allowing farmers to legally cultivate industrial hemp, and opposes any ban on edible hemp-based foods.
www.norml.org /index.cfm?Group_ID=6121#HEA   (655 words)

 Liberty - An Interview with Michael Badnarik
Badnarik: I would not be adverse to teaching the class during the campaign because my job is specifically to spread the word.
Badnarik: Well, the problem that I saw at the time, at least I interpreted that they were asking what the Constitution says.
Badnarik: Gary Nolan and I promised each other when we first met in March of last year at the Wisconsin convention that we would conduct our campaigns strictly above board, we would keep it on the issues, that we would not resort to mud-slinging at all.
www.libertyunbound.com /archive/2004_08/badnarik-an_interview.html   (2847 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Michael Badnarik
Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian presidential candidate in the 2004 elections, spoke about this kind of thing in a speech he gave at the National Property Rights Conference.
Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian Party candidate in the 2004 presidential campaign, came to OU Friday to teach a class over the Constitution.
David Cobb and Michael Badnarik, the 2004 presidential candidates for the Green and Libertarian parties, have demanded a recount for the votes in Ohio.
news.surfwax.com /politics/files/Michael_Badnarik.html   (3303 words)

 Friends of Liberty - Michael Badnarik; The Libertarian Candidate for President
Badnarik plans to slash pharmaceutical prices by reducing, what he refers to as, "excessive FDA regulation." He feels the stringent long-term testing of drugs before they become available to the populace is not only financially costly, but costly in the lives that could have been saved had the drug or drugs been available.
Badnarik never stumbled, never voiced a faux pas our present president is so infamous for, and he never stammered for the lack of an answer, nor did he carefully couch his comments.
Badnarik, the Libertarian Party is the largest third party we have; larger than all the other third parties put together.
www.friendsofliberty.com /modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=1814   (1039 words)

 Blogcritics.org: Michael Badnarik selected as Libertarian Party presidential candidate
Michael Badnarik from Austin, Texas was selected as the 2004 presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party on Sunday, May 30.
LP nominates Badnarik: At the Libertarian Party convention in Atlanta, after a third vote, Michael Badnarik was nominated as the party's presidential candidate.
Michael Badnarik is a great speaker, and because of him, the LP has a new member-- me. Now I share the LP position with my friends and have possibly picked up 2 more new members.
blogcritics.org /archives/2004/05/31/034831.php   (4914 words)

 Michael Badnarik interview on UFO Secrecy
Badnarik's associate campaign manager, Barb Goushaw, kindly stepped in to leave me her card, and to assist me in scheduling a formal follow-up interview.
Badnarik said he found the topic fascinating philosophically, and that while he believes there almost certainly is intelligent life on other planets, he believes that the distances between stars is so great as to make the trip nearly impossible.
Badnarik cited his personal background in the sciences (“...oceanography, astronomy, physics, chemistry...”) and maintained that many people simply “want to have encounters, or would like to know that we're not the only ones in the universe” and stated that he believes this desire “skews a lot of their information.”
www.alienresistance.org /badnarik_interview.htm   (1733 words)

 Liberty - Dark Horse on the Third Ballot
Badnarik is a self-taught constitutional scholar whose views were scarcely known to most LP members and delegates prior to the nomination.
Badnarik believes that the federal income tax has no legal authority and that people are justified in refusing to file a tax return until such time as the IRS provides them with an explanation of its authority to collect the tax.
And here was Michael Badnarik, to whom most delegates had paid little or no attention, articulating their beliefs and using the time for his concluding speech, not to boost his own candidacy, but to boost the LP.
www.libertyunbound.com /archive/2004_08/bradford-dark_horse.html   (9150 words)

 Politics1 - Guide to the 2004 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Michael Badnarik -- a gun rights activist and proclaimed "constitutional scholar" -- was one of the first candidates to jump into the 2004 Libertarian Presidential contest.
Badnarik is one of the hardcore libertarians in the LP who dislikes nearly any and all government intrusions into people's lives.
Badnarik says that the federal income tax has "no legal authority" and that people are justified in refusing to file a tax return "until such time as the IRS provides them with an explanation of its authority to collect the tax." Accordingly, he hasn't filed any federal tax return in many years.
www.politics1.com /libt04.htm   (689 words)

 Surprised Texan is Libertarian nominee - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - June 02, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik contends the United States is being ruled by a government that disregards the Constitution.
Badnarik is the candidacy he captured Sunday by unexpectedly defeating more well-known aspirants, such as radio talk-show host Gary Nolan and former Hollywood movie producer Aaron Russo.
Badnarik, who once said that homeland security is best manifested in gun ownership, is now the face of a party that was founded in 1971, created with the desire to reduce the involvement of government in the personal lives of citizens.
www.washtimes.com /national/20040602-010020-4950r.htm   (439 words)

 Libertarian fires up students - Campus
Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik was in Columbus yesterday speaking at the Ohio Union to an enthusiastic group of about 100 Ohio State students.
Badnarik's decision to visit OSU is a result of Ohio's position as one of the most important "swing" states for the upcoming election.
Badnarik will not appear in the debates with Bush and Kerry in the next few weeks because he does not have 15 percent support in public opinon polls required for a candidate to participate.
media.www.thelantern.com /media/storage/paper333/news/2004/09/24/Campus/Libertarian.Fires.Up.Students-730512.shtml?sourcedomain=www.thelantern.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com   (759 words)

 LPNY Press Release -- Presidential candidates in Ithaca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Libertarian Party candidate for President of the United States, Michael Badnarik, will be visiting Ithaca on the campaign trail, Tuesday, October 5th and Wednesday the 6th, 2004.
Badnarik will appear in the third party Presidential debate sponsored by the Cornell Mock Election 2004 Steering Committee on October 6th at 8:00pm at Cornell University.
WWLZ radio 820AM Elmira, Interview - Michael Badnarik is the guest in a live phone-in interview with "Seth in the Morning" on Wednesday, October 6th, 7:30 - 8:00am.
www.ny.lp.org /news/2004_ithaca_debate.htm   (467 words)

 MTV.com - Choose or Lose - Headlines
Badnarik opposes laws restricting abortion, drug use or gun ownership and is especially fervent in his support of gay marriage.
Badnarik also has to deal with journalists who sometimes portray him as belonging to, in his words, "the lunatic fringe." It didn't help matters when The Economist uncovered Badnarik's promises to wear a handgun while giving the State of the Union and blow up the United Nations building in the early days of his administration.
Badnarik's current quest is to wrangle an invitation to the presidential debates.
www.mtv.com /chooseorlose/headlines/news.jhtml?id=1491437   (810 words)

 RandomActOfKindness - COMMENTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Michael Badnarik has no money and has been awful at fundraising.
No disrespect to Michael intended as he was probably the best representative of our principles of the three, so I have no complaint there.
I will vote for Badnarik in November but I will not renew my LP membership (sorry Jeff!) After 13 years of active LP participation I have decided that the LP shot itself in the foot with a bazooka and not nominating Russo.
randomactofkindness.com /comments.php?id=P720_0_1_0   (664 words)

 Internet Archive: Details: Constitution Class taught by Michael Badnarik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Badnarik is an engaging speaker, and definitely believes what he is saying.
Badnarik becomes more and more overt about this through the hours of video, eventually saying, literally, that if FDR were still alive today, he would assassinate him personally, and that if any government agent tries to take his guns, that he will shoot them.
I knew Michael Badnerak was on sound ground as soon as he identified as fundamentally critical to *all* political thought an understanding of the difference between a right and a privilege.
www.archive.org /details/Michael_Badnarik   (1773 words)

 The New American Myth - The 'NAM Interviews Michael Badnarik
Michael Badnarik, Constitutional scholar, and Libertarian Party Presidential candidate for 2004.
Badnarik, your campaign was in every way an upset during the Libertarian National Convention this year.
Michael Badnarik: Well, Phoebus, I guess you could say that I'm the kind of guy who thrives on challenges.
www.namyth.com /index.php?archive=46   (3315 words)

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