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Published: Tuesday, June 29 2010 5:00 p.m. MDT

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Here are the first two planks of the Unity Party's platform from its web site:

Balanced Budget Amendment
Unity supports the passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment in the interests of the nation's fiscal and economic health. Any short-term stimulative benefits gained by deficit spending are far outweighed by the long-term damage that spending inflicts on the economy. It's time to stop spending our children's inheritance and lock the box for future generations.

Eliminate the Federal Income Tax
Unity supports replacing federal income taxes with a revenue measure based on the carbon content of fossil fuels as a simple way of balancing the budget, combating global warming, and encouraging the development of alternative energy sources. A reduction in fossil fuel consumption would enhance American power abroad by making this nation less dependent on foreign sources of oil.

The other four are titled:

Health Care Tax Deduction
Social Security Tithe Pool
Term Limits
Judges, not Gerrymandering

Looks like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. I'll stick with more liberty-oriented candidates.

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