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Friday, August 16, 1996 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Comedy from the Republican National Convention
1996-08-16

U.S. Taxpayers Party Convention kickoff

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Hansen discusses the major tenets of the U.S. Taxpayers Party, particularly their opposition to the IRS, support for a constitutional amendment banning abortion, and desire for a constitutional republic based on biblical principles. Clarkson notes the Party’s links to militia movements and the radical beliefs of key Party figures, including advocacy of the death penalty for homosexuals and adulterers. Both argue, from different perspectives, that the party should not be ignored by mainstream media.

Keywords: U.S. Taxpayers Party, religious right

GUESTS: Janine Hansen, ballot access coordinator for the U.S. Taxpayers Party; Fred Clarkson, journalist and author of Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy.


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