|NATURAL LAW PARTY PLATFORM|
August 30, 2000
The Natural Law Party has an action plan to revitalize America. The platform is scheduled to be adopted at the party's convention in Alexandria, Va.
Members of the Natural Law Party generally believe in "the intelligence and infinite organizing power that silently maintains and guides the evolution of everything in the universe."
"The activity of every grain of creation and of every level of nature - from the tiniest sub-atomic particle to the vast galaxies - is governed by Natural Law with perfect efficiency so that everything in the universe functions with perfect precision and is in perfect coordination with everything else," party activists contend.
Within this general belief system, the Party has endorsed specific
policies such as:
Mandate the labeling of genetically engineered foods and declare a moratorium on the release of genetically engineered organisms until the ecological impact of such organisms is established.
Shift the U.S. policy focus from cheap food for the consumer to quality food for the consumer on a sustainable basis.
CRIME AND REHABILITATION
Target individuals who are at highest risk for crime -- the current prison inmate population -- through "proven rehabilitation programs and advanced scientific methods" to assess rehabilitation and eligibility for parole.
Implementcommunity policing. Revitalize overcrowded urban centers. Introduce programs proven to reduce drug dependency and promote mental and physical health.
Support effective educational programs to keep children in school, off the streets, and out of the reach of crime.
Support procedures that will promote cooperation and coordination among the various law enforcement agencies responsible prosecuting individuals and organizations engaged in illegal drug and narcotics activities.
Support school vouchers to increase school choice, foster competition. Create national apprenticeship programs for students who are not college bound.
Effective drug prevention in schools. Increase policies and programs to upgrade the status and skills of teachers
Encourage voter participation in the election process by shortening the campaign season to two months, making election day a national holiday, and abolishing the Electoral College. Restrict lobbying and limit congressional privileges.
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Improve energy efficiency and self-sufficiency by supporting basic research on energy efficiency, energy storage, and fuel cells, in addition to electric, hydrogen, and highly energy-efficient vehicles, providing financial incentives for homeowners and industry to use available energy-efficiency measures, and setting performance standards for energy-consuming and pollutant-emitting products.
Clean up Americas polluted air, rivers, wetlands, and oceans by eliminating industrial pollution at its source and using waste products productively. Lead the global effort to prevent the destruction of the earths forests, the decimation of the diversity of species, and the potential damage from ozone depletion and the greenhouse effect.
Create new jobs and new industries in energy conservation.
Conflict-free politics: Support an all-party government bringing together ideas, programs, and leaders from all political parties including the private sector to solve and prevent problems. The Party also supports campaign finance reform.
Government in accord with natural law: Streamline the Federal Government by reducing government waste and mismanagement, cutting pork-barrel spending, simplifying redundant bureaucracies, and encouraging decentralization and privatization wherever possible.
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