Citizens Fighting Eminent Domain Abuse
Platform of the Missouri
(As revised by the voting membership in
convention, February 23rd, 2013)
In affirmation of the traditional respect
for individual life, liberty, and property, the members of the
Missouri Libertarian Party do establish our Platform and Program for
the people of Missouri, in accordance with our State Constitution, to
ensure harmony, abundance, and self-government to all citizens of our
State. To accomplish these goals, we propose the following:
and authority for the education of children belongs with parents.
Restore local control of all schools.
Remove restrictions on home schooling.
Move toward privatization of government
Repeal all Federal and State education
elections are the cornerstone of the democratic process.
fair ballot access and free and open elections.
reduction of signatures required for ballot initiative.
legislation requiring a "Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail"
when using electronic voting equipment.
all Federal and State campaign finance laws which restrict Free
legislation requiring the use of an objective scientific metric when
comparing alternatives for district boundaries to eliminate
representation for more than just Democrats and Republicans. Elect
the 163 representatives in the state house of representatives based
on the percentage of the vote received by each established political
party. This method is commonly used and often goes by the term
Proportional Representation. The actual representatives would be
chosen from the lists of 163 names submitted by each of the
majority rule. Use Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) to require a
majority win in all other races with more than two candidates. IRV
causes runoff elections to be conducted instantly until someone
receives a majority. Voters say who their second choices would be
in case their first choice does not receive a majority of the first
true support for tax, bond, and referendum issues. Require them to
be fairly represented to the voters. Allow votes on tax, bond and
referendum issues to appear on the ballot in November elections
only. In the case of a tax or bond issue, require the ballot
language to state what the difference in taxes will be if the
measure passes as compared to if it fails, and for how many years.
For example, “If this school bond issues passes, the owner of a
$100,000 home will pay $150 more in taxes each year for the next 30
years than they will if it fails.”
combat election fraud. Conduct spot audits of elections.
voters to express dissatisfaction with their choices. Make “None
of the Above” a choice in all candidate elections.
the position of Lt. Governor. Have the state legislature put this
constitutional issue to the voters.
care, like all economic goods and services is provided most
efficiently and fairly by the free market.
Repeal Obamacare and phase out Medicare
Oppose any additional federal regulation
of health care and government health care options.
Establish tax-free Health Savings
Make all medical and dental expenses
income tax deductible.
Restore patient choice in medical care by
removing interference from the state, including limitations on
access to nurse practitioners, midwifery, alternative medicine, and
Restore a true free market in health care
by removing federal and state regulations which restrict
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
politicians and bureaucrats pick winners, Missourians lose.
Resources are most efficiently and fairly allocated by the free
Repeal all subsidies.
Eliminate mandated benefits.
Eliminate taxes, do not abate them for
Eliminate the abuse of Tax Increment
Sell all state agencies that duplicate
services provided by businesses or charitable organizations.
Give responsibility for licensing drivers
and vehicles over to auto insurers, including standards for vehicle
Abolish labor laws and allow employers and
employees to freely enter into contracts.
Create jobs by eliminating red tape and
licensing requirements on businesses.
purpose of our justice system is to protect individuals and their
property, not serve as a revenue stream for the state and a mechanism
to punish peaceful behavior.
Eliminate mandatory sentencing.
Restore Second Amendment rights.
Repeal statutes regarding victimless
Enact legislation supportive of victims'
rights and restitution.
Privatize prison and parole programs and
Add an explicit right to a Fully Informed
Jury to the State Constitution.
Amend Missouri's Constitution to require a
'sunset clause' for every new law.
Require criminals to make restitution to
their victims as a condition of parole or early release.
Prohibit all jurisdictions from seizing
property in connection with an alleged crime until such time as the
accused is tried and convicted.
Require Prosecutors to produce actual
victims in court as witnesses subject to cross examination when
prosecuting so called victimless crimes.
in one’s home, affairs and effects is a fundamental right of free
Define an explicit right to privacy in the
Allow citizens to sue public officials
individually and personally for violations of citizens' rights.
Oppose implementation of the "Real ID
Act," which requires enhanced security for state driver’s
licenses – essentially establishing a national ID card.
Oppose wire-tapping, drones, cameras and
other surveillance technology by government entities without a
properly executed search warrant.
Oppose any effort to regulate or prohibit
peaceful practices in one’s medical, recreational, or other
Allow consenting adults to marry and enter
into other private contracts without requiring permission from any
RIGHTS AND EMINENT DOMAIN
rights are the foundation of liberty and enable a free market economy
End the practice of using eminent domain
powers to seize property for the benefit of private developers.
Repeal the ability of local governments to
turn over condemnation authority to independent parties.
Eliminate the use of "blight" as
a rationale for using eminent domain to seize private property.
Oppose the National Animal Identification
Oppose the use of government mandates to
dictate the smoking policies of privately-owned businesses.
sovereignty and the ability to nullify unconstitutional federal laws
and mandates are protected by the 10th
Amendment to the US Constitution.
Support efforts to assert state
sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment of the US Constitution for all
powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal
government under the Constitution.
Support nullification of the laws and
mandates put forth by DEA, USDA, FDA, EPA and other federal
Allow the use of alternative currencies in
remove revenue by force from productive uses, allocating them less
efficiently, and provide the resources for political corruption and
Initiate ceilings on personal property
Repeal the state income tax provision of
the Missouri Constitution.
All state and local government functions
should, where possible, be funded by user fees.
By constitutional amendment require 75%
voter approval for all tax increases or new taxes.
Pass enabling legislation to permit voters
to repeal, and in the future prohibit sales taxes on food and
prescription drugs for counties, municipalities and all other
political entities in the state which have authority to levy sales
taxes. This includes the state-wide 1% sales tax for public schools.