Candidate Profile
William Robinson III

Libertarian , Colorado


William Robinson III
Attorney General

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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.


I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."


I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape, incest or, under our present unconstitutional, socialist system, where an unborn is discovered to have defect(s) liable to make him/her liable to be a burden on the taxpayers. Under other circumstances, where the mother is unmarried and the pregnancy is in the early stages, abortion at non-taxpayer expense should be allowed. As the research in the book, Freekonomics, showed, there is less crime in areas where unwanted children from single parent homes are not roaming the streets as teenagers. However, before any such abortion takes place, there should be a public policy change allowing married couples who wish to adopt such a child to enter into an enforceable contract with such a mother to give her a monetary incentive to carry the pregnancy to term and turn the healthy newborn over to them for adoption. Catholics believe that life begins at conception. Jews believe that life begins at birth. We Protestants believe that life begins when the dog dies and the kids leave home!

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

As Princetonian James Madison pointed out, because men are not angels government was instituted. The separation of powers between the legislative, executive and judiciary at the state as well as the federal level is important. Also between the federal government as the states there is dual sovereignty. As the Libertarian candidate, invite me to elucidate upon the unconstitutional emergency of the administrative state and what can be done about it!

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a firm believer in God, Alma Mater, Uncle Sam, Santa Claus and the live-and-let live porcupine!

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

No Answer

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

The Libertarian position cannot be so characterize by checking any of those choices. It would be better, instead, to use the Personal and Economic Chart devised by David Nolan and found at In each category I score 100.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

That should not be a concern of state of federal government. At the local level, bring back the poor farm and keep the bums moving. That worked in colonial days and until Roosevelts' New Deal began taking money from some people to give it to others. If a citizen does that at gun point, he goes to jail. If the government does that by threat of jail, he goes to Congress!

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

That, too, should not be a concern of state or federal government. At the local level a host of citizen-formed mutual benefit societies performed that function. As the book, Bowling Alone, points out every such voluntary organization that once looked after their own, be they churches or lodges are today a shadow of what they once were. See the books, "From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State" and "The Tragedy of American Compassion" for the details.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Provide a sound judicial system for enforcing contracts voluntarily entered into by private parties. And that courts enforce the law against offenders.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

At Princeton I earned an magna cum laude on my senior thesis, "Colorado Cool and Contented". It was a study of the proponents and opponents and passage of the Colorado Fair Employment Practices Act. I know how government ought to work. At Denver University College of Law I organized a serenading of our Constitutional Law professor, to the tune of "God Bless America", with the words, "God bless free enterprise, system divine, stand beside her, and guide her just as long as the profits are mine. Good old Wall Street, may she flourish. Corporation may they grow. God bless America, the status quo." AT Robinson & Robinson, Colorado's oldest law firm, I have practiced since 1966. I know where the Court Houses are. Doug Bruce,using our offices, successfully passed The Taxpayers Bill of Rights. As AG I'll defend cake makers, guy owners, parents choice of private, parochial, charter and public schools. Also work for school vouchers.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

With other state AGs I'll also work to repeal the anti-Catholic "Blaine Claudes embedded in our state constitutions. See Section 34, Article II for Colorado's. I'm also the only AG candidate who has signed the Colorado Union of Taxpayers (CUT) pledge. As your AG, I'll also see that the voter-adopted-on-Nov.6-Fix Our Damn Roads initiative is carried out.


  • Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, AB, 1951
  • Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO, Th.M, 1958
  • Universiry of Denver, Denver, CO, JD, 1965
Work & Military
  • Robinson & Robinson, PC, President, 1972 to date
  • First Universalist Church of Denver, Minister, 1953-1963
  • Fellowship of Saint George, Minister, 1964 to date
  • Pres.,Princeton U Republican Club, Member, Denver & Colo. Bar Ass'n
  • PC, Centennial Lodge #2, Knights of Pythias, Minister, Unitarian Universalist Ass'n
  • Member & Past Pres., Optimist Clubs, PM, Kiowa Colo. Masonic Lodge
  • Pres., Taxpayers Chamber of Commerce, Past Member, Englewood Rotary Club
  • Past Pres., Rocky Mt.Princeton Club, Past Member, Knights of the Round Table
  • Member, Independence Institute, Member, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
  • Member, Colo. Union of Taxpayers, Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Board Member, Denver Charter S
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