I support rigorous labeling requirements and prohibitions
against sale to minors, and I support the official Libertarian Party
platform regarding the war on drugs:
The Issue: The suffering that drug misuse has
brought about is deplorable; however, drug prohibition causes more harm
than drugs themselves. The so-called "War on Drugs" is in reality
a war against the American people, our Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
It is a grave threat to individual liberty, to domestic order and to peace
in the world.
The Principle: Individuals should have the
right to use drugs, whether for medical or recreational purposes, without
fear of legal reprisals, but must be held legally responsible for the
consequences of their actions only if they violate others’ rights.
Solutions: Social involvement by individuals
is essential to address the problem of substance misuse and abuse. Popular
education and assistance groups are a better approach than prohibition, and
we support the activities of private organizations as the best way to move
forward on the issue.
Transitional Action: Repeal all laws
establishing criminal or civil penalties for the use of drugs. Repeal laws
that infringe upon individual rights to be secure in our persons, homes,
and property as protected by the Fourth Amendment. Stop the use of
"anti-crime" measures such as profiling or civil asset forfeiture
that reduce the standard of proof historically borne by government in
prosecutions. Stop prosecuting accused non-violent drug offenders, and
pardon those previously convicted.