U.S. Taxpayers Party Convention kickoff

StoryAugust 16, 1996
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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

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

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