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:
of soft money contributions
financing of campaigns
of the Electoral College
on genetically modified food
reliance on agricultural pesticides
use of alternative fuel
military aid abroad
existing gun control regulations
prevention through education
immigration quotas for each nation
Offer prevention of abortion on a realistic basis through proven educational
programs. Reduce abortions more effectively through education than through
legislation. Encourage private funding of abortion from private charity
who wish to make abortion accessible for women who cannot afford it.
Eliminate the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortion.
Ensure high-quality, healthy food for consumers that is free from industrial
and agrichemical toxins; promoting health and longevity in farmers and
in the population as a whole; protecting natural resources and the environment;
cushioning farmers from the natural and financial instability unique
to agriculture; enable farmers to better pursue financial profitability;
and restoring the vitality of family farms and rural communities.
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
Support "systematic, scientifically proven programs to reduce stress
in the individual and throughout society -- thus eliminating the root
cause of crime."
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
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.
Create a prevention wing within the military -- a group whose primary
purpose is to prevent the outbreak of war and to preserve and strengthen
national and international peace. Responsibly reduce defense expenditures
over time by creating a smaller, more flexible force that can most effectively
serve the nations security interests and provide the basis for
a more stable world. Encourage incentives to help defense industries
diversify into nondefense markets and reinvest private-sector funds
Implement a pro-growth economic policy, with a flat tax of 10
percent by 2006.
Support proven educational initiatives and curriculum innovations, including
the Head Start program, to help children excel from an early age. Promote
developmental technologies, such as Transcendental Meditation.
Support school vouchers to increase school choice, foster competition.
Create national apprenticeship programs for students who are not college
Effective drug prevention in schools. Increase policies and programs
to upgrade the status and skills of teachers
Support reforms to ensure (a) equal access to the ballot, the
media, and the public for all qualified candidates, (b) the elimination
of PAC and soft-money funding of campaigns, and (c) a shift toward public
sponsorship of campaigns in order to reduce the undue influence of special
interest groups on election outcomes.
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
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Support the development and use of new, environmentally clean energy
sources, such as solar, wind, and biomass by removing federal subsidies
for fossil fuels and nuclear energy and taxing fossil fuels to reflect
their real cost to the nation.
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
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.
Create an immediate shift in U.S. foreign policy away from military
aid and towards a more life-supporting policies. Ensure that our foreign
aid resources are applied effectively by making foreign aid decisions
in consultation with the government and citizens of recipient countries.
Support health strategies that focus on prevention and strengthen the
general health of the nation, thereby shifting our national focus from
disease care to health care. Support the introduction of financial incentives
that will help prevent abuse of the health care system and ensure high-quality
care, including medical savings accounts for Medicare and Medicaid subscribers,
vouchers enabling Medicare and Medicaid enrollees to choose any insurance
plan or health care provider they desire.
Prevention-oriented government: End crisis management
through prevention-oriented programs that will both solve existing problems
and prevent future ones from arising.
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.
Eliminate the climate of fear and tension pervading Americas cities
and towns, which is largely responsible for the proliferation of guns
and their use in acts of violent crime, through effective crime-prevention
programs. Uphold existing gun-control legislation as an appropriate
balance between public safety and the constitutional right to bear arms.
Support balanced immigration by allocating immigration quotas
to each nation, thereby preventing dominance of any one nationality
or ethnic subculture in America's melting pot tradition.
The concentration of subcultures in urban centers precludes acculturation,
slows economic integration, and could lead to the birth of a permanent