Libertarian Christine Smith is the third highest ranked Libertarian in the race for 2008. Smith answered these questions for The Conservative President 2008.
1. Why are you running for President?
I love America and feel called to help save it by being part of creating a freer and better America through the Libertarian Party.
I will take my campaign as far as it can go, enlightening the American people to the principles of the Libertarian Party, and inviting them to join us in our quest for smaller government, less taxes, and far greater individual liberty.
2. What makes you the best candidate?
Truth is my priority.
I am knowledgeable about the issues; seek to listen and learn; and am dedicated to implementation of Libertarian solutions for the benefit of all Americans. I base my platform on the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
As a charismatic articulate spokesperson (experienced before live audiences, radio, tv, etc.) I am capable of generating media interviews and public appearances.
I have chosen to serve my political party in this way out of a passion to help make America better. My campaign will recruit, educate and inspire, attracting more young people, women, minorities, in addition to more men to join the LP.
Most importantly, I am a candidate who is motivated from love of my country and its people, not from the ego. I will always use the political power I gain (be it simply the media platform I am given or be it elected office) in service of the Libertarian principles I believe are the solution to America's problems.
3. What is the top issue of your campaign?
Smaller government means: you pay less taxes, you keep more of the money you earn, you have greater freedom in every area of your life.
Smaller government means shrinking the size, power and cost of the federal government resulting in less waste, inefficiency, and corruption.
All of my proposals, whether international or domestic, can be achieved through smaller government. Smaller government will benefit every American.
Smaller government means more personal and financial freedom for you.
4. Do you think you could get the support of conservatives?
Yes. I've already heard from conservatives who have told me my platform is one they can support.
For example, I am a firm supporter of restoring the right for Americans to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment. And, I believe less government is the solution to many of America's societal ills.
My proposals will significantly reduce the size of government thereby eliminating big government spending and excessive regulation of the individual and business in our society.
I invite readers to visit my campaign website: http://www.LibertarianForPresident.com