As I explained in my 3rd Party Project entry, I’m sharing a summary of what I think the key policies are for each third party candidate. In the interest of fairness, I haven’t added additional context to the candidates’ positions. Still, this summary probably leaves a lot to be desired, so if you are interested in what you see, I encourage you to visit the candidate’s site at voterocky.org.
The Justice Party ticket: Rocky Anderson; Luis Rodriguez
Summary of Rocky Anderson – On the Issues
- Ban the death penalty
- End indefinite detention of foreign and U.S. citizens
- End sanctions against Iran
- Close down all overseas military bases that are not critical to our security
- Close Guantanamo Bay
- Lead reduction of nuclear arms for the UN
- Nuke-free Middle East
- Withdraw support regimes that abuse human rights and suppress democracy
- End torture immediately
- Eliminate militarism and empire-building
- Support an immediate end to all hostilities between Israel and Palestine
- End federal agencies’ right to spy on US citizens without a warrant
- End warrantless searches
- Campaign Finance Reform
- Legalize industrial hemp
- Replicate a successful healthcare model that cuts our expenses and expands access.
- Enhance union protection
- Strengthen labor laws
- Raise minimum wage to $10/hour
- Promote fair trade.
TAXES & SPENDING
- Oppose retroactive immunity for individuals or companies that violated federal law.
- Reduce Pentagon budget by 50%
- Support progressive taxation
- Tax incentives for local manufacturers
- Make integration of illegals a priority
- Streamline immigration processes
- Put illegals on a path to citizenship
- Ensure fracking poses no threat to groundwater quality.
- Support Low-Carbon Sustainable energy
- Sound investment in global initiatives to prevent waterborne disease and provide water for crops.
- Protect and recharge our nation’s aquifers
- Use technology to lessen the nutrient discharge from wastewater treatment plants
- Mitigate global climatic change that will affect water quality and quantity
- Review and update the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
To learn more about Rocky and the Justice Party, visit voterocky.org.