Browne Announces Bid for LP Presidential Nomination
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Bill Shotey
DEARBORN. Harry Browne, 1996
Libertarian Party candidate for President of the United States has formally
announced his bid for the party's nomination for this year's presidential
"I am running for President because it's obvious that no Democrat or Republican is
going to stop the relentless growth of the federal government," the 66-year-old
investment advisor and best-selling author said. "No one but a Libertarian will
reduce your taxes dramatically, allow you to live your life as a free American,
and restrict the federal government to its Constitutional limits."
Browne offered substantial
support for his contentions and Libertarian solutions to our political
"Today federal, state, and local
taxes take 47% of the national income. The Republican and Democratic candidates
are discussing whether that figure should be raised to 48% or lowered to 46%. I
want to cut it in half -- at the very least!
"I am running for President because you shouldn't be forced to put 15% of your
income into a bankrupt Social Security system. I believe you are better able
than any politician to plan for your future -- and you certainly care more
about it. I want to sell off unneeded federal land and other assets to finance
secure, fully paid-up, private retirement accounts for today's Social Security
recipients -- and free you immediately from the 15% tax.
"I am running for President because I want to bring peace to your city and your
neighborhood by ending the nightmare of drug Prohibition. The insane War on
Drugs has caused the worst crime wave since alcohol Prohibition of the 1920s.
It has filled our prisons with non-violent people who are no threat to anyone
-- requiring that murderers, rapists, and thugs be freed on early release to
terrorize our communities.
"I am running for President because no Republican or Democratic politician will
end the dangerous foreign policy that makes America the world's policeman, the
arbiter of everyone's dispute, the bully inciting terrorism, and the enemy of
half the world. I want you to be able to sleep securely -- knowing your
children will never fight and die in a foreign war and terrorists will never
attack your city.
"I am running for President," he concluded, "because the federal government has
stuck its nose into virtually every area of your life, with no Constitutional
authority. It has made a mess of our health care system, of education, of
welfare, and of law enforcement."
Mr. Browne will be appearing at the Libertarian Party of Michigan convention in Ann Arbor on May 20th.