Howie Hawkins on Homeland Security

Green Party Challenger for President


Cut military budget 75%; withdraw from 800 foreign bases

We want to cut the military budget by 75%. The biggest security threat we face is climate change. A $250 billion military budget will still be the world's largest. It is far less costly in terms of personnel and weapons to defend a home territory than to invade and occupy foreign territory. We are demanding that the US adopt a non-offensive defense posture, withdraw from over 800 foreign military bases, and be the world's humanitarian superpower instead of its global military empire.
Source: Declaration of Candidacy for the Green Party Nomination , May 28, 2019

Convert arms monopolies to nonprofit public enterprises

The arms monopolies are characterized by influential warmongering and corresponding war profits, as well as price gouging and systemic corruption. They should be converted to nonprofit public enterprises.
Source: 2020 Presidential Campaign website HowieHawkins.us , May 19, 2019

Halve defense spending & use funds domestically

Q: What does Hawkins think of armed forces spending?

A: Budget on all-Defense related spending is about 8 times more than we spend on education in the US. Halve the Defense spending and use it to build the US domestically.

Source: Email interview on 2006 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org , Aug 1, 2006

End secret detentions and arrests without charge

Repeal the Patriot Act. End secret detentions and arrests without charge. Don’t sacrifice our constitutional rights to militarism.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, hawkinsforsenate.org, “Issues” , Jul 31, 2006

Repeal the Patriot Act

Repeal the Patriot Act. End secret detentions and arrests without charges. Don’t sacrifice our constitutional rights to militarism.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, hawkinsforsenate.org, “Issues” , Jun 30, 2006

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2020 Presidential Democratic Primary Candidates:
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (Libertarian-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (Constitution-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (Libertarian-RI)
CEO Rocky De La Fuente (R-CA)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Zoltan Istvan (Libertarian-CA)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Ian Schlackman (Green-MD)
CEO Howard Schultz (Independent-WA)
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (Green-MN)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (Libertarian-NY,R-MA)
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2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)
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