Government interference in current social concerns such as pollution, consumer protection, health care delivery, and poverty exceeds the level required for the protection of individual rights.
In addition, problems in these areas have not been solved, but primarily caused by government.
The role of government in these areas must be reduced to one of protection of individual rights.
Pollution We maintain that no one has the right to violate the property rights of others by pollution. We believe that the laws of nuisance and negligence should be modified to cover damages done by air, water, and noise pollution.
We support the development of an objective system of law defining individual property rights to air and water. We believe that ambiguities regarding these rights (e.g., the concept of "public property") are a primary cause of our deteriorating environment.
Consumer Protection We support strong and effective laws against fraud and misrepresentation. We oppose all regulations which dictate to consumers, impose prices, define standards for products, or otherwise restrict free choice. We oppose so-called "consumer protection" legislation which restricts voluntary trade, and limits the ability of injured parties to sue.
Procreation We call for an end to all government subsidies for child bearing, and an end to any provision of tax-supported services for children. We oppose any government intervention in the private or commercial dissemination of contraception information or of supplies used for voluntary contraception. We oppose all coercive measures to control population growth.
Education We support the repeal of compulsory education laws, and the elimination of government operation, regulation, and subsidy of educational institutions. We support the repeal of all taxes on both profit-seeking and non-profit voluntary schools.
Unemployment We support the repeal of all laws which impede the ability of any person to find employment, including but not limited to: minimum wage laws, so-called "protective" labour legislation, government restrictions on the establishment of voluntary day-care centres, mandatory management-labour relations, and licensing requirements.
Poverty and Welfare The welfare state, supposedly designed to aid the poor, is a growing and parasitic burden on all productive working people, and injures rather than benefits the poor themselves. We propose the elimination of all government involvement in welfare and relief programs. Any aid to the poor should be conducted on a voluntary basis.
Health Care The only effective way to stop the deterioration of health care services we are experiencing is to have all medical and health plans open to competition on the free market.
Therefore we support: an end to all compulsory or tax-supported health-insurance plans; the right of all individuals to contract freely with health care practitioners of their choice; the right of doctors and other professionals to join in any voluntary associations, the rights of associations to set standards for their members, and an end to government interference in this area (doctors and other health care professionals should be free to work without licensing from the government); the repeal of all laws limiting the liability of doctors in cases of malpractice; and the repeal of all laws forcing any individual to submit to testing, treatment, or the administration of drugs against his or her will.
Canada Pension Plan We call for the repeal of the fraudulent, virtually bankrupt, and increasingly inadequate and oppressive Canada Pension Plan. Pending such repeal, participation in the Plan should be made voluntary. We advocate that existing obligations of the Plan be honoured to whatever degree is possible without violating individual rights.
Native Autonomy We call for the honouring of all just claims of native people to land, property, and autonomy. Specifically, we seek: an end to transfer payments to native individuals, and their replacement with a lump- sum transfer of federal land; an end to all intervention by the Government of Canada into the use of native land, and an end to the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs; the repeal of the Indian Act; and the granting of full Canadian citizenship to all willing native individuals.
National Parks There is no reason for the government to subsidize the leisure activities of some of its citizens at the expense of others. We call for the operation of all National Parks on a self-sufficient basis, pending their sale to private interests.