Archive of Mike Laursen's 2004 campaign for California Senate

Vote Laursen Libertarian for California Senate District 13

My answers to questions sent to

Q. Do you consider yourself an "incrementalist" libertarian?

Yes. It would be fair to call me an incrementalist or a moderate. I am more interested in advancing liberty in practical ways than holding out for some utopia. I doubt utopia would be all it's cracked up to be.

Q. Do you believe in a rule of law in the present and near term for our society with the U.S. Constitution as its foundation, and do you plan to work for change by relying upon the mechanisms based upon the U.S. Constitution?

Yes, I will protect and uphold the United States Constitution.

Not that I'm proffering the fact that I swore an oath as sufficient proof that I stand behind my words, but every candidate must take an oath to uphold the Constitution at the time they declare their candidacy. In my case, even though we were the only two people in the room, the clerk at the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters had me raise my right hand and solemny swear the oath. I found it heartening that the clerk took the oath seriously.

Q. With respect to your section entitled "Migrant Workers," are you -- over the span of the next ten years, at least -- in favor of some enforced upper bounds (no matter how high) being established upon total annual immigration?

I have no problem with limits intended to keep immigration orderly. For the Migrant Worker issue, I had in mind not increasing immigration, but making it easier for people to legally work here as guests.