InDick Randolph of Alaska became the first elected Libertarian state legislator. Following the federal elections, the Libertarian Party assumed the title of being the third-largest party for the first time after the American Independent Party and the Conservative Party of New York the other largest minor parties at the time continued to decline.
Political views[ edit ] Eastwood with President Ronald Reagan in the late s During a screening of his film Unforgiven at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21,as part of the film's 25th anniversary, Eastwood decried what he saw as political correctness within society.
Recalling the release of Dirty HarryEastwood commented, "A lot of people thought [Dirty Harry] was politically incorrect. But I thought it was interesting and it was daring. Eisenhower in and he passively supported Richard Nixon 's and presidential campaigns.
He later criticized Nixon's morality and later his handling of the Vietnam War and his morality during Watergatecalling it "immoral". Eastwood responded to critics of American Sniper by saying his film was "the biggest anti-war statement any film can make", and that the film depicts "the fact of what [war] does to the family and the people who have to go back into civilian life like Chris Kyle did" and "what it war does to the people left behind.
That was supposed to be the one to end all wars. And four years later, I was standing at the draft board being drafted during the Korean conflict, and then after that there was Vietnam, and it goes on and on forever.
So each time we get in these conflicts, it deserves a lot of thought before we go wading in or wading out. Going in or coming out. It needs a better thought process, I think.
I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone. Even as a kid, I was annoyed by people who wanted to tell everyone how to live. In general, Eastwood has favored less governmental interference in both the private economy and the private lives of individuals.
He has disapproved of a reliance on welfarefeeling that the government should help citizens make something of themselves via education and incentives.
He has, however, approved of unemployment insurance, bail-outs for homeowners saddled with unaffordable mortgages, environmental conservation, land preservation, alternative energy incentives, and gun control measures such as California's Brady Bill.
A longtime liberal on civil rights, Eastwood has stated that he has always been pro-choice on abortion.
In the April 24,edition of The Washington Postthe star said, "I'm for gun legislation myself. I don't think legitimate gun owners would mind that kind of legislation. Right now the furor against a gun law is by gun owners who are overreacting.
They're worried that all guns are going to be recalled. It's impossible to take guns out of circulation, and that's why firearms should be registered and mail-order delivery of guns halted. I asked him his thoughts on the NRA and gun control and he said that while people think of him as pro-gun, he has always been in favor of controls.
Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want. He won election as mayor in April of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California population 4,a wealthy small town and artists' community on the Monterey Peninsula.
Eastwood and Shriver supported a lawsuit to block the toll road and urged the California Coastal Commission to reject the project, which it did, in February A press release gave no reason for the change. Eastwood warned that the closure could result in fewer foreign production companies choosing to work in the UK.
Retrieved August 31, At the Republican National Conventionthe Romney campaign presented Eastwood as the highly anticipated "mystery speaker". In the final hour of the convention, he addressed an empty chair representing President Barack Obama.
Eastwood's speech lasted about 12 minutes, and was largely improvisational. I can't tell him to do that. He can't do that to himself.
I Said" that had come over the radio in his Tampa hotel room and that included a lyric about an empty chair not hearing the singer's laments. Just look at the work, look at the background, and then make a judgment on that.
I was just trying to say that, and did it in kind of a roundabout way which took a lot more time, I suppose, than they would have liked.The Libertarian Party (LP) is a political party in the United States that promotes civil liberties, non-interventionism, laissez-faire capitalism and shrinking the size and scope of government.
The party was conceived at meetings in the home of David F. Nolan in Westminster, Colorado in and was officially formed on December 11, in .
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