On June 16, 2011, Carl Person, who is seeking the Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination, published on his website (http://www.carlperson.org/) the first draft of his Campaign Platform, which is the following:
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. Private companies will create jobs and our economy will flourish when corporate and individual income tax rates are lowered, when bureaucratic and regulatory red tape is eliminated, and when the capital gains tax is significantly reduced and/or abolished. As the founder of the Paralegal Institute, I know how to create jobs and I know that an unshackled and privatized educational system can provide students with the skills and training they need to find jobs in the 21st century. I would push for the immediate adoption of my "First Three Are Free" Plan, which would eliminate all government regulation as to the first 3 employees of any business or household. This would itself create millions of new jobs in a few months.
END THE FED – ESTABLISH A SOUND CURRENCY. The Federal Reserve Bank needs to be abolished -- and all the assets it purchased with the "funny money" it printed need to be seized and sold to private, non-governmental entities – with the proceeds being used to pay down the debt. When future currency is needed, the government should print it but always with an eye towards holding down inflation and making the dollar a reliable and sound currency. A sound economy is needed for a sound dollar.
BRING THE TROOPS HOME. Unless the immediate security of the United States is threatened, we should not be getting involved abroad militarily. The money saved should be used to pay down the debt and reduce taxes. The lives, injuries and misery avoided will add to the growth of a real economy.
ENFORCE THE TRUE MEANING OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS. Defending the rights of Individuals and of the States is my highest priority. I would repeal the Patriot Act, end intrusive TSA Screenings, support the 2nd Amendment robustly and enforce the true intention of the 10th Amendment.
ENDING REGULATION OF EDUCATION AND OF SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING. The regulation of financing of small business acts as a prohibition of any financing for most small businesses. By eliminating all regulation of small business financing, and creating a free market for such financing, a substantial amount of needed financing of small business will take place, with resulting creation of millions of new jobs. Also, if the regulation of education is ended, an amazing variety of new, high-quality and low-cost training programs will become available to small businesses and enable them to grow and create millions of new jobs.
Carl Person announced his intention to seek the Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination on June 5, 2011. In his race for New York State Attorney General in 2010, Carl Person came in third on the Libertarian Party line, obtaining a higher vote total and a higher percentage of total votes than was obtained by the Libertarian Party candidates who ran for Attorney General in 2006, 2002, 1998 and 1994. Carl Person is a member of the national Libertarian Party, the New York Libertarian Party and is an active member of the Libertarian Party of Queens County.