Stan Jones on Civil Rights


Patriot Act cost us our Fourth Amendment rights

Q: What do you think about Executive Authority with regards to warrantless wiretapping?

TESTER: It deals with the freedoms that so many people have fought and died for. If we want to get serious about the War on Terror, we need to make the investments to fight the war on terror. We ought not be taking rights away from honest citizens.

JONES: e've lost our Fourth Amendment rights; now there's no protection to our privacy. Senator, you're telling me I'm guilty of being a terrorist first. All you have to do is accuse me, and the Patriot Act applies to me, and I'm guilty and have to prove I'm innocent. You've turned our legal system upside down. We have to turn this off.

BURNS: The Patriot Act is a tool that is in place now for drug kingpins and organized crime. Why don't you want that extended to terrorists? If you repeal it, there goes the Meth Control Act, and the ability to monitor international phone calls from known numbers of people who want to kill us.

Source: 2006 Montana 3-way Senate Debate at MSU Oct 9, 2006

Constitutional definition of one-man-one-woman marriage

Q: Do you support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman?

A: Yes.

Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Aug 29, 2006

Discontinue affirmative action programs

Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Aug 29, 2006

Blanket pardon on license laws until Soc.Sec.number removed

I won't hesitate to issue blanket pardons when the legislature passes unnecessary laws over my veto (or fails to repeal bad laws). For example, if I'm elected governor, I will issue a blanket pardon for everyone caught hunting or fishing without a license, until the law requiring your social security number on the application, is repealed. That law is a violation of your right to privacy. I will minimize government! And, I will return your freedoms, and the power of self-government, to you.
Source: Campaign website, www.mtlp.org/jones, "To the People of MT" Jan 24, 2006

Equal status for homosexuals, not special status

Homosexuals must enjoy all the rights of every individual-no more, no less. They should not have a protected status under civil rights laws.
Source: Campaign website, www.mtlp.org/jones, "Issues" Jan 24, 2006

Consensual behavior is none of the governments' business

Gambling is an area of free choice for each individual. Activities without victims are not crimes (and society is not a victim). Consensual behavior is none of the governments' business. Government should not be involved in gambling in any way. It should not regulate it nor should it offer gambling in the form of a lottery (or any other form).
Source: Campaign website, www.mtlp.org/jones, "Issues" Jan 24, 2006

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