Barish, Lawrence S.; Theobald, H. Rupert (ed.) / State of Wisconsin 1991-1992 Blue Book
Wisconsin political parties, pp. -868 PDF (16.1 MB)
862 WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK 1991-1992 ECONOMIC POLICY 1. FOREIGN AID We support the elimination of tax-supported military, economic, technical, and scientific aid to foreign governments or other organizations. We support the abolition of government underwriting of arms sales. We further support abolition of federal agencies that make American taxpayers guarantors of export-related loans, suchas the Export-Import Bank and the Commodity Credit Corporation. We also oppose the partici- pation of the U.S. government in international commodity circles which restrict production, limit technologi- cal innovation, and raise prices. We call for the repeal of all prohibitions on individuals or firms contributing or selling goods and services to any foreign country or organization. 2. INTERNATIONAL MONEY We favor withdrawal of the United States from all international paper money and other inflationary credit schemes. We favor withdrawal from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. We strongly oppose any bailout of foreign governments or American banks by the United States, either by means of the International Monetary Fund or through any other governmental device. 3. UNOWNED RESOURCES We oppose any recognition of fiat claims by national governments or international bodies to unclaimed territory. Indivi.duals have the right to homestead unowned resources, both within the jurisdictions of national governments and within such unclaimed territory as the ocean, Antarctica and the volume of outer space. We urge the development of objective international standards for recognizing homesteaded claims to private own- ership of such orms of property as transportation lanes, broadcast bands, mineral rights, fishing rights, and ocean farming rights. All laws, treaties, and international agreements that would prevent or restrict home- steading of unowned resources should be abolished. We specifically hail the U.S. refusal to accept the pro- posed Law of the Sea Treaty because the treaty excluded private property principles, and we oppose any future ratification. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS I. COLONIALISM United States colonialism has left a legacy of property confiscation, economic manipulation, and over- extended defense boundaries. We favor immediate self-determination for all meopleanipulaionial deoer- dencies, such as Samoa, Guam, Micronesia, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, to free these people from United States dominance, accompanied by the termination of subsidization of them at taxpayers' expense. Land seized by the United States government should be returned to its rightful owners. 2. LATIN AMERICA We oppose the current thrust by the U.S government to establish American political control over the Western Hemisphere and its growing involvement in internal conflicts in Latin America and the Caribbean. Specifically, we oppose the continuing U.S. campaigns to overthrow the government of Nicaragua; to inter- vene in the internal politics of Panama to overthrow its ruler-to fight "drug wars" in Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, and Columbia; and to prop up the government of El Salvador by sending in military personnel and foreign aid. We call for the repeal of the Neutrality Act of 1794, and all other U.S. neutrality laws which restrict the efforts of American citizens to aid overseas organizations fighting to overthrow dictatorial governments. 3. THE MIDDLE EAST We call upon the United States government to cease all interventions in the Middle East, including military and economic aid, guarantees, and diplomatic meddling, and to cease limitation of private foreign aid, b2 military and economic. Voluntary cooperation with any economic boycott should not be treated as a crime. We oppose the incorporation of the Persian Gulf and the countries surrounding it into the U.S. defense perimeter. We oppose the creation of new U.S. bases and sites for the pre-positioning of military material in the Middle East region. We condemn the stationing of American military troops in 1he Sinai peninsula as a trip-wire that could easily set off a new world war. 4. CHINA We condemn the growing alliance between the governments of the United States and People's Republic of China just as we condemn the previous alliance with the Republic of China on Taiwan. China should not be considered as part of America's defense perimeter, nor should the United States government pursue joint military or diplomatic policies with China in Southeast Asia or Africa. We support the aspirations of the Chinese people to free themselves from their oppressive government, and we look forward to the day when both personal and economic liberties are respected in that country. 5. SOUTHERN AFRICA We oppose apartheid as a fundamental violation of individual rights. At the same time, we applaud efforts by Africans of all races to free themselves from governments that deny them economic and personal freedom. However, since we believe in the right of free trade without the interference of any government, we oppose any mandatory sanctions against Americans doing business with South Africans or buying their products. The imposition of sanctions violates the free market and causes unemployment of black South Africans, the same people the U.S. government has stated it intends to help through this legislation. We recognize that foreign business and trade has in many cases undermined apartheid and helped improve the standard of living of blacks, coloreds and Indians. Nevertheless, we believe that opponents of apartheid and of the South African regime may, choose to cease their business activities in South Africa or organize voluntary boycotts against South Africa (or any other nation) if they so desire. 6. SPACE EXPLORATION We oppose all government restrictions upon voluntary peaceful use of outer space. We condemn all interna- tional attempts to prevent or limit private exploration, industrialization, and colonization of the moon, plan- ets asteroids, satellite orbits, Lagrange libration pointsor any other extra-terrestrial resources. We specifi- cally call for the repudiation of the U.N. Moon Treaty. We support the abolition of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the privatization of all artificial satellites. OMISSIONS Our silence about any other particular government law, regulation, ordinance, directive, edict, control, regulatory agency, activity, or machination should not be construed to imply approval.
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