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Jesse Ventura on Foreign Policy

Former Independent MN Governor


Global cooperation OK; world government not

I believe that the one-world government everyoneís chattering about probably isnít going to happen. People are incorrigible individualists; theyíre never going to be happy with a single system of government. I think enough people realize that theyíre better off with choices. If they really canít stand the government in one country, they can emigrate to another. Just look at the people from around the world who line up to get into the US. If enough people get fed up with their government, they can change it-witness the fall of Communism in Europe.

Can you imagine the potential for corruption that would exist within a single global government? We have enough trouble trying to rein in corruption in our own federal government! The temptation to abuse power on a global scale would be sure to attract the worst of humankind. Iím all for nations cooperating with each other, being peaceful & friendly, and keeping trade free and borders open, but I donít ever want to see a single worldwide government

Source: Do I Stand Alone, by Jesse Ventura, p.221 Jul 2, 2000

Buchanan is an unrealistic isolationist

Having watched the national Reform Party in recent months, I have concluded that it is best for the Reform Party of Minnesota to disaffiliate from the national Reform Party and reclaim its original Independence Party name. Iím also recommending disaffiliation and a name change for ideological reasons. Pat Buchanan is now a figure in the Reform Party and is virtually unopposed in the quest for the Reform Party nomination. Buchanan is an anti-abortion extremist and unrealistic isolationist. The Minnesota Reform Party is the party of the political center. In Minnesota, we cannot maintain our socially moderate identity while a right-winger heads our national ticket. If we are to win state and local elections in Minnesota, we must stick to our proven success formula. We must continue to stand as fiscal conservatives and social moderates.
Source: Letter Regarding National Parties Feb 11, 2000

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Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

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Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
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MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
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NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
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