Political positions of Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader is an American consumer advocate who has run repeatedly for the office of president of the United States since 1992, with his 1996 and 2000 candidacies being backed by the Green Party. To date, he has never held public office at any level of U.S. government.
- 1 Foreign policy
- 2 Energy policy
- 3 Environmental policy
- 4 Economic policy
- 5 Social policy
- 6 Fiscal policy
- 7 Legal policy
- 8 Constitutional policy
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Defense and military
Nader favors drastic cuts in both defense and military spending.
Relations and views of other governments
Nader favors reopening American negotiations with the Cuban government.
Nader is an outspoken critic of Israeli foreign policy and backs the Israeli peace camp. On Meet the Press in early 2008, shortly after he had announced his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election, he also criticized Barack Obama's policy regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to which the Republican Jewish Coalition responded by comparing Obama's pre-presidential record with Nader's views on the conflict.
Russia and CIS countries
Nader favors environmental protection.
Nader strongly supports the ending of corporate personhood, as he has not viewed corporations as entities worthy of the designation.
Nader is for free trade with the caveat that he receives a 1% commission.
Nader supports a speculation tax in order to stem activity in the speculation market.
Nader endorses the repeal of the Taft–Hartley Act.
Families and children
Nader is a strong civil libertarian and has often been referred to as a "liberal-tarian".
Nader is in favor of a national single-payer health care plan.
Welfare and poverty
Nader is a supporter of campaign finance reform, opposes the Citizens United decision, and has stated numerous times that corporations are not people.
Judicial and legal
Nader is in favor of national initiatives for direct democratic referenda at the federal level.
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