With the goal of "bringing the light of science into politics," the Natural Law Party emerged on the political scene in 1992. Its agenda emphasizes the need for "prevention-oriented government" and the party cites scientific evidence to buttress its views. Five years later, the party extends across the country and runs candidates in local, state, and national elections.
The Natural Law Party's platform advocates a government that embraces the concept of "natural law." Supporters believe that the only way to solve today's problems and effectively run government is by using the rules of natural law and enacting "prevention-oriented" solutions that are cost-effective and conflict-free. The party champions health care programs that are aimed at preventing disease and illness, natural agriculture practices that do not use pesticides, the reduction of special interests in government, crime-prevention programs, and education initiatives that concentrate on bringing the inner genius out of every student.
The Natural Law Party ran more than 400 candidates in 48 states across the nation in the 1996 elections. This includes candidates for Congress, state legislatures and local offices. Collectively, they won more than two million votes, a substantial increase in the party's showing in 1992 and 1994.
John Hagelin was the Natural Law Party's candidate for president in 1996 and 1992. Hagelin is a quantum physicist and university professor. He spent two years on Capitol Hill between the two elections, where he advocated legislation to fund prevention-oriented health care programs. In the 1996 election Hagelin received 110,194 votes and was on the ballot in 48 states.
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