...a vote for yourself.
The one question YOU need to answer:
Who is the best qualified to be making decisions for
you and your family? Is it you or some bureaucrat hundreds or thousands of
website has been BANNED by countries whose leaders do not believe in
couldn't be more proud!
What does it mean to be a Libertarian?
Libertarians aren't anarchists! Although various political parties and the media would have you thinking that.
Libertarians believe in the individual. People
should have the right to live their lives the way they want, provided they bring
no harm to others and don't infringe on others' rights. Government should
be limited to making sure those individual rights are protected.
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Libertarians believe in the Constitution of the United
States. Our Founding Fathers sacrificed a great deal to produce that
document, and having fought hard to win their freedom were not about to set up a
government which would start taking back their hard-won rights.
|Legislation enacted in 2004 allows a
Congressman---or some "agent" of the Congressman---to review YOUR personal
financial information in your tax return.
Legislation voted on
in 2005 will create a "national ID card" with your personal information
that will be shared with foreign countries without your consent.
There have been proposals to MANDATE medicating
children believed to have ADD, ADHD, or similar afflictions--without
parental consent. This "No Child Left Undrugged" plan is heavily
supported by...yep...drug companies. You can see how far political
influence goes, which is why limiting Government power back to its
Constitutional limits is the only way to end this.
In 2006 the US Department of Agriculture started
implementing the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) where
individual farm animals are to be tagged (at the cost of $15 per)--even if
the animals are pets or are kept just for the benefit of the family
(non-commercial farms). Every time an animal moves beyond the area
where it is usually kept (such as your goat getting out of the gate and
walking across the road), a report must be filed ($3 per day). If someone finds your goat, that person is also required
to file a report ($3). Homeland Security will have the right to
invade your home at any time without cause to make sure that the NAIS
provisions are being followed, and the fines are as high as $1000 per
animal per day for any transgression. Small farms must tag every
animal, where large farms can use one tag for a whole section of animals.
NAIS is not only an invasion of privacy and Socialist beyond belief, it
will also put small farms out of business and make it impossible for poor
farmers to eke out an existence.
YOU NEED TO SPEAK UP...WHILE YOU STILL CAN!
* McCain-Feingold makes it a felony for a "corporation" (company,
grassroots organization, an incorporated blog or Internet site that takes
subscribers) to mention in advertising or on a web site any Congressman
within two months of an election. And there are hundreds of pages of
complex election "reform" laws that came out of McCain-Feingold just like
this one. Given the complexity, organizations may simply decide to
walk away from the political arena, fearing having to fight a lawsuit
brought by a vengeful government. Net effect? Shutting down
grassroots organizations, abridging the First Amendment, prevention of
public discussion of voter issues.
* Radio talk shows are getting in trouble for expressing opinions on
a topic, being told that what they are doing is essentially a campaign
contribution. Net effect? Preventing public discourse on voter
* Note that the news media has no such restrictions. What does
this mean? As the media knows which side its bread is buttered on,
is it in their best interest to go up against a strong incumbent?
Net effect? Issues that could paint the incumbents in a bad light do
not get aired in the mainstream media.
Combine the three issues above, and you have what
amounts to a permanent ruling class, and your voice, your needs, and your
opinions become irrelevant. The Founding Fathers never intended
this, which is why we have the First Amendment. In a close 2003
Supreme Court decision upholding McCain-Feingold, dissenting Justice
Clarence Thomas warned in his opinion that these election "reform" laws
would not only start curtailing grassroots organizations but would
eventually put a cork in the media as well.
Is anyone seeing a pattern here? It
is clearly the goal of Government to decide for you what will benefit you
and your family and how you are to live your life. It is at the whim
of those in power, and it's often at the cost of your freedom.
This is why Libertarians believe in limited government.
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your representative about it. Visit
Do you think your representatives should read
every word of every bill they pass? Well, they don't. Visit
Unfortunately in this day and age the importance of
individual rights and freedom has been lost. We pay ever increasing taxes
to fund a huge government which is out of control. Money is taken from you
and used to fund things you may feel are wrong, and you must comply or get
tossed into jail. Wasteful government programs devour money and only
create more problems. Our voices aren't heard anymore. Individuals
are no longer responsible for their own actions. There is a generation of
Americans which is learning to live off the government rather than learning to
provide for themselves and are being denied the opportunity to feel a sense of
Libertarians seek to reverse this by empowering the
individual again. By putting responsibility back where it belongs, people
will rise to the occasion and make this country stronger. People will be
motivated to find creative solutions to problems rather than relying on some
bureaucrat 1000 miles away to shove money at a completely inappropriate
solution. This benefits everyone.
Where do Libertarians stand on the issues?
|Government: Small, limited to the duties outlined
in the Constitution of the United States. Government's basic role is
to protect your rights.|
|Taxation: Little to no taxes. With a small
government doing exactly what it's supposed to (and nothing more), tariffs
and excise taxes (pocket change) can fund it.|
|Military: Essential that we have appropriate
defenses to protect ourselves. Note that it's defense. We
don't belong in Vietnam, Bosnia, or anywhere else fighting someone else's war.
The President's Constitutional duty is to protect our country and send in our
military forces when there is a clear and present danger to us. There
can be no mistake about that.|
|Justice system: Essential that we protect
individual rights, and the Justice System is necessary to keep a check on
|International: We don't need to be the world's
police force. Recall all troops; we have no business meddling in
anyone's affairs, domestic or international, unless there is a clear and
present danger to the United States, per the Constitution.|
|Drugs: The government has NO RIGHT to tell ANYONE
what he or she may put into his or her body. Period. All drugs
must be legalized immediately, and the "Drug War" must be ended.
And did you know that the asset forfeiture statutes are inflicted on
law-abiding citizens if some drug agent suspects some of your property
or some of your money may possibly could have been
involved in a drug crime? YOU may have your car,
home, or other property seized at any minute with no trial as a result of
these laws. And then good luck getting your property back. It's
unconstitutional, and it's just wrong. It's another example of
Government overstepping is rightful duties which are to protect our rights,
not take them away.|
|Welfare: It is time to end the "welfare
state" and encourage people to get educated and get working.|
|Social Security: Social Security denies you the
right to do what you think is best for your retirement. It is
essentially a legalized pyramid scheme which will soon be bankrupt, denying
benefit to those who are paying for it today. If you had an additional
15% in your paycheck every week, I'm sure you'd do a better job at keeping it
for retirement than Congress has been doing.|
|Quotas: The Government has no right to tell any
person, organization, or business with whom it must deal or whom it must hire. Any
quota set by the Government is simply legalized racism far worse than the
problem it's trying to cure. For example, if you were looking for a
contractor, you'd find one with a good track record who'd give you the lowest
bid. The Government spends your money on contractors who meet some kind
of "quota", even if they don't come in with the lowest bid and don't have good
track records. Furthermore private businesses are scared under threats
of lawsuits into hiring and dealing with people who aren't their first choice
but fit the "right profile". Is this being "fair" and "leveling the
playing field" as some people say, or is it simply making excuses for those
unwilling to rise up and be the best they can? I don't know of any
company that'd be foolish enough to turn down a highly qualified and eager
employee because of something stupid like race or gender. And if they
did, I wouldn't want to work there, and neither would you. So some other
business gets the good employee, and the foolish company goes under--good
|Guns: The Second Amendment must be upheld.|
|Immigration: In an effort to secure more votes,
politicians have begun to give the most
precious gift we as Americans have---citizenship---to millions of illegal
immigrants, making them instantly legal, rewarding them for thumbing
their noses at our laws. Meanwhile we deny citizenship to highly skilled and educated
people who wish to come here through proper channels to contribute to our
society. This is a bizarre
immigration policy if you ask me. And folks worry that Libertarians are
Libertarians are somewhat divided on what kind of immigration policy to have.
Some believe in closing the borders and letting in only those who will
contribute to our country, and some believe in open borders. But keep in mind
that a major draw to the United States for many people----unfortunately---is the government
programs, and those programs would be eliminated. People
would again start coming here to work hard and make a living and achieve what
they want out of life. There would be no hand outs. Immigrants
would be expected to be AMERICANS and would be held to that standard by
society...or they'd be gone.
|Health care: Why in the world is the Government
into health care? The more they get into it, the more expensive it gets
and the harder it is to obtain. Now it's being used as a huge carrot by
the politicians...and why? To secure more votes, of course. Our
country needs a simple health care system, as it was for decades, before
Government stepped in and started distorting it. If Government
nationalizes health care, more people will be taking advantage of a health
care system that is already over-burdened. If we want "health care
reform" and "good health care" for everyone, get Government out of it.
Reform the medical malpractice system so doctors aren't forced into running
thousands of dollars worth of tests for a hangnail fearing a malpractice suit.
Getting Government out of the system frees up resources for everyone.|
Part of Hillary Clinton's idea of health care is to take those interested
in going into medicine and mandating where they go to school, what they are to
specialize in, and where they are to practice. Is this central
government planning? Didn't the Soviet Union try that?
|Trade barriers: Free trade.|
|Education: America should have the best and the
brightest, but we wind up going to other countries to grab their educated
people for high tech jobs. Our own people just can't cut it.
Schools in the inner cities are a mess. Home schooling, which should
be a parent's decision, is frowned upon by the Government, and many families
are forced out of that option, having to send their kids to failing schools
instead. Is this the sign of a successfully run Government supported
school system? School vouchers are looked upon as a solution, but they
are only a means for the Government to get what it wants: control over
|Censorship: The Constitution guarantees us the
right to free speech under the First Amendment. That means being able to
say what we want but also not having to say what we don't want to. The
FCC is currently on a witch hunt to shut down radio stations that the FCC
feels broadcasts things that violate some "indecency standard". Well,
nobody can clearly define what "standard" is to be met, and it's arbitrary,
based on the situation and the people involved. And because of the way
anti First Amendment laws are structured, it is possible for the FCC to
force radio stations to give "equal time" to everyone, thus diluting the
radio station's corporate goals and business plans. What right does the
FCC have to arbitrarily enforce standards it can't even define and then tell
the media what it must broadcast or what it must not?|
For everything else, Libertarians seek local
solutions. The Federal Government needn't be involved anywhere except for
national issues, yet they're all over the place in our everyday lives. The individuals facing problems know best how to deal with
them, so let them.
The government has been the major force in ruining our
communities and neighborhoods. By having the government involved
everywhere, there is less motivation for people to band together as a community
and solve their own problems, help each other out, and make their lives
better. Why bother, if someone is just going to give you a hand out?
Why should I get to know my neighbors and make friends I can rely on in a
crunch, when the government will bail me out? The "drug war" has
created a huge profit motive for currently illegal activities, and with the
bullets flying overhead from competing gangs there's a huge amount of fear in
our cities where people feel they can't even go outside. The "mom and
pop" corner shops are gone. Families are completely smashed.
This is not the kind of view anyone wants, but,
unfortunately, the policies of the current government promotes this and
more. Libertarians seek to give power back to the individual, empowering
the person---you and me---to make our lives and our communities better.
LIBERTARIANISM on the Air
THE INTERNET (AND US RADIO)
Can't find a libertarian radio show nearby? You can hear it on the
Free Talk Live leans
heavily libertarian and wants government out of everything---and explains
why and how it'll work. Your calls are welcome, and you won't be
shut off if you disagree. Six nights a week!
Steel on Steel is available
on GCN Live and is a
Libertarian-leaning weekly radio show. Featured on Steel on Steel
has been Jim Babka of
Former Libertarian presidential
candidate Harry Browne
passed away on March 1, 2006. Please check Harry's web site for his
archived radio shows and other material.
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS RADIO
Boston's airwaves lost one of its finest radio talk show hosts,
Brudnoy, 64, to cancer, in late 2004. "Bruds" was a college
professor, a media reviewer, a talk show host, and more. He regarded
his listeners as family and challenged them as much as he did his
students. You'd hear his Libertarian views regularly, but David
Brudnoy always had those on the other side on his show and allowed them to
discuss their views without belittling them. I grew up listening to
David, and he will be missed by the Boston radio community.
Jay Severin has been on 96.9 WTTK FM in Boston for several years, and
although he has Libertarian leanings, his views sway more
conservative/Republican. However he does espouse some Libertarian
thoughts and questions what the Government does. (Unfortunately I am
finding his show less listenable as time goes on, as Jay tends to
aggressively challenge those who disagree with him to the point of barking
them off the air and is spending more and more time tooting his own horn,
which I find uninteresting.) You can hear Jay on
Why am I a Libertarian?
Government is not as advertised. It is large,
intrusive, and wasteful. It is not controllable. It will never come
up with the best ideas to solve our problems. It takes YOU and other
talented, clever people out of the equation. It runs counter to how people
wish to live their lives in peace.
|Government is force. It is one group of people
imposing its will on another group of people at the point of a gun.|
|The law you want passed is rarely what actually is
passed. Your representative may propose a bill based on your suggestion,
but what is passed may not look anything like what you want. You have no
control over this; once it's in the government's hands, it's out of your
|Government power expands. Once the government
believes it has a power, that power will be used.|
Let's use an example. The Constitution says that
only Congress can declare war. A few years ago the president was allowed
to send in troops to places where we don't even belong without a nod from
Congress. He just did it, nobody stopped him, and that was that.
That sets a precedent. President Bush sent troops into Iraq without a
declaration of war by Congress. This clearly unconstitutional act has led
to the deaths of thousands of Americans and the commitment of huge resources of
the American taxpayer. It's all without approval. This shows clearly
how a power, once obtained, lasts and expands.
|Did you know that legislation enacted
in late 2004--which is supposed to be for our security--allows for a
"national ID database". There is also a proposal for a "national ID
card" that can be tracked. It's for keeping an eye on "the bad guys"
as they go into airports, but can't it also be used to track YOU during
your everyday activities? Is that what our Government should be
"Your papers, please..."
I believe the Government of the United States
has become too large and too intrusive. Congress regularly passes
legislation which is unconstitutional, and our representatives constantly
overstep their Constitutional boundaries. Government programs cost
trillions of dollars and usually only serve to worsen the problems they are
trying to correct. Every day your personal freedoms are eroded, your money
is taken, and decisions you should be making---how to raise your children, what
things you would like to watch or read, or how you would like to run your own
life---are being made for you. And all the while you steadily lose the freedom to make your own
|The 2008 "Bailout": Encourages future poor
judgment and irresponsibility, rips off those who play by the rules and
pay their bills
In 2008 we all of a sudden
had a "crisis" on Wall Street where the politicians felt we needed to
"bail out" the credit markets courtesy of a $700B...no, wait, $850B bill
(probably more) after the "pork" had been added...paid for by us.
Let's follow a timeline here.
|The government creates Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac, "government sponsored enterprises", to serve as final back-up to
banks lending money. If all else fails, banks know they can
ultimately sell bad loans to the government. Result? Housing
bubble starts. Loans are made more easily and to people on the
edge, and housing prices rise.|
|Under Bush 1 and later, banks were literally
FORCED under the Community Reinvestment Act to make risky loans.
The government told banks--especially inner-city banks--to stop using
"outdated" requirements such as proof of employment, a good credit
history, and documentation of where the down payment is coming from in
order to get a loan. Result? Banks were forced to make bad
loans, credit was easy to get, housing bubble increased. If the
banks didn't do this, the Federal Government threatened to sue the banks
for discrimination in lending practices.|
|Banks started valuating and selling loans based
on the fact that housing prices were going up. As long as the
prices went up, houses could be sold for more than the loan amount, so
things were OK. Some houses were leveraged to THREE TIMES their
value. An accounting practice called "mark-to-market" had the
banks put the same value on bad loans as they did on good loans.
The government was fueling the sale an over-valuation of bad loans
through this accounting method.|
|The government is warned as early as 1999 that
this is a problem (New York Times article). The government ignores
it. As late as 2003 Barney Frank (House Financial Services
Chairman) declared Freddie and Fannie financially sound. (Barney
later becomes the key player in this horrible bailout...bailing out his
|Housing bubble bursts, credit is stalled,
institutions fail because their loans are pretty much worthless.
Now nobody can get credit because the money has been leveraged too far.|
|Between poor government policies and a bit of
greed permitted (and sometimes forced) by these policies, our credit
markets went tight. Government's answer? Throw more money at
the problem...$700B of YOUR money, given to credit houses as a bailout.
The bailout bill originally failed, but it eventually passed with
add-ons and pork (subsidy for a wooden arrow manufacturer for example).|
|The bill was raised and passed UNCONSTIUTIONALLY,
by the way. The Senate DOES NOT have the Constitutional power to
create spending bills. They used a "CR" (Continuing Resolution) to
pass this bill and then send it to the House.|
|The bill will cost far more than the $700B.
They don't know how much it will cost. $700B was thrown around by
the Treasury Secretary, and people latched onto that. So the
government passed a bill to buy up a bunch of assets of questionable
worth, not knowing what the final price tag will be, loaded up with
pork, with a very high potential cost yet little deliberation.|
|And how about this: Unless some specific
language was put into the bill to prevent this, there's nothing to stop
a foreign bank from transferring its bad FOREIGN loans to the US if
there is a branch of the bank in the US.|
|Result of this bill? Additional US debt,
housing prices kept artificial, people who loaned and borrowed money
irresponsibly are rewarded, people who do the right thing are punished,
and $700B+ more in inflation (Where do you think the money is coming
from? The US doesn't have it--it will simply be created by the
Federal Reserve (an Unconstitutional organization that no longer reports
on the money it prints).).|
Why did this bill get pushed through? Because
credit stalled, and the pols started shaking in their boots. Why did
credit stall? Poor loan practices enforced by the government,
supported by questionable accounting policies ("mark-to-market") that let
bad loans have the same value as good loans when the loans were sold, and
an artificial housing bubble created because of freely available capital
courtesy of Freddie and Fannie. The available credit simply dried up
as firms began to fail.
Despite responsible Americans being very much
against this bill, the original bill was loaded up with extras and passed.
This punishment will be with us for years to come.
|Get rid of Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs)
that create artificial market supports and encourage irresponsible
|Correct accounting practices--do away with
"mark-to-market" that forces institutions to valuate bad loans at the
same level as good loans.|
|Let the markets correct themselves.|
|Result? Responsible loans and borrowing.
A solid market without pricing bubbles created because of freely
|Cost? A net savings.|
November 2008: America votes, everyone loses.
Dig under the skin of the election of 2008 to reveal what
may be ahead. Perhaps a Fascist/Marxist regime in the making:
Amendment "Fairness Doctrine" and "Net Neutrality" dictates to come (Chuck
Schumer likening talk radio to "pornography")
Plans to create a "national
civilian police force" (in another country in the past this might have
been called the SS or the Gestapo)
Mandatory community service to be
performed by young people under the guidance of "community organizations"
(such as ACORN) without the consent of or supervision by the parents
Elimination of the 401(k) plans and the possibility of nationalizing
your retirement savings to then be divided up and given out "fairly"
("from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs" -
More bailouts of private companies with the intent of
instructing those companies what to make and how they are to be run
(essentially government ownership of the means of production
(nationalization) in order to "save" the businesses in question)
Are these possibilities now?
Well, these are all being discussed, are in the works, or have been
floated as ideas during the new regime (and, in part, even if the old regime
continued). Not that either major party candidate was all that great
to begin with--First Amendment rights suffered greatly under
McCain-Feingold, and "maverick" McCain voted with Obama for the $1T+
bailout bill. But Obama's stated goals comprise some bizarre utopian
vision, conscription, and Marxist government giveaways.
So, America, you voted for change.
I'll be the first in line to vote for secession and will be bringing what
the Founding Fathers left for us with me...you know, the America we signed
up for, not the one we seem determined to doom ourselves with.
never thought this day would come. I won't have to work on
putting gas in my car. I won't have to work on paying my
mortgage. You know, if I help him, he'll help me."
Peggy Joseph, Obama
Voters who vote themselves a handout
will soon be in the majority in the United States (they were about
45%-47% in the 2008 election). This will leave the minority (the
ones who go to work every day to create wealth only to have it forcibly
removed from them at the end of a gun each week) without a voice, forced
to pay more and more for a larger handout to people who do not
contribute and are voting themselves a free ride, just as Peggy is.
This goes against everything America stands for.
But I guess that's change.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009:
AND WITH THE "STIMULUS PACKAGE", WE'VE GONE FROM CHANGE TO GAME OVER.
Welcome to the USSA (United Socialist States of America), soon to be on
equal footing with other countries who have tried the insane Socialist
But I guess that's change. Gee, that didn't take
Government is there to protect your freedom,
not take it away. This is guaranteed us, the Citizens of the United
States, by the Constitution of the United States. Instead the way the
current Government is being run simply protects Government interests, not
yours. And you pay for the privilege with your rights and your money.
|The Government of the United States is
spending upwards of $1.9 trillion of YOUR dollars every year.
That's: $1,900,000,000,000. Per year. Every year.
And this figure is a few years old.|
|Pushed by the "bailout bill" in 2008, the US Government
debt reached $10T. That's $10,000,000,000,000 to be paid by you, your
children, and their children. And this number is only going up. It
is estimated that the bank bailout and the "stimulus" package will exceed $6T
alone when all costs and interest are considered. This nearly doubles
the outrageous debt the United States already has.|
|A few years ago the Senate approved a $500,000
budgetary line item for a statue of Dr. Seuss in Springfield, MA.|
|Instead of slimming down
Government, Congress debates how to spend
any real or imagined tax revenues,
and not how to be frugal and
return any substantial amount of money to us,
the taxpayer. Instead talk immediately turns to
starting new government programs or expanding (or "fixing") current
|Did you know that a
Health and Human Services regulation just went into effect (June 2001) which
allows the United States Government access to all of your medical
records for any purpose---without your consent and without a warrant?
This includes your doctor's records, observations made by a psychiatrist or
psychologist during your private therapy sessions, your marriage counselor's
notes, any hospital visit records, and so on.
Whatever happened to the Fourth Amendment?|
|Is your tax form easy to understand?
If so, then you're not doing it right. Did you know that if you have
stock options where you work and purchase the stock, you'll owe taxes, despite
the fact you don't have any realized gains. If you don't purchase the
stock options and your company is bought out, you could very easily owe taxes
on the stock you never even purchased. And, oh right, in that latter
case the taxes are payable in full immediately. Simple and fair, isn't
it? (In 2001 I paid the equivalent of the price of a new car in taxes
for stock options I purchased but didn't sell. I haven't seen any money
from those options, but I've paid taxes on them. And now the stock is
worth far less, but I've still paid all these taxes up front. Oh, right,
it was at the same time the Congress and Senate were debating an "economic
stimulus package"---while they're taking money like this out of the economy.)|
abiding and peaceful citizens have been forced to give up guns they have owned
for years due to a multitude of gun laws which take away rights guaranteed by
the Second Amendment.|
|Our "Welfare System" is neither,
serving only to create more welfare. Short term it may provide a
quick-fix or bandage, but long term it's a disaster.|
|The choices of educating your children come
down to putting them through horrible public schools, paying for expensive
private schools, or attempting to teach them at home (if the Government will
let you do so, which isn't easy to get around).|
|The National Debt servicing costs billions
of dollars a year...and that's just the interest. (As of 2006 it is
now estimated to be over $14 trillion.)|
|A "Summer Jobs" program in
Massachusetts was in full swing in the late '90s, despite there being next to no
unemployment. In effect, the Government is removing the valuable labor
resource from the work force and giving them "busy work" at
taxpayer expense. As a result of the smaller supply of labor, labor
costs go up. So we paid to keep these extra people working, and
businesses paid more to hire other workers. Result? Double-whammy
as society took on all this unnecessary extra financial burden.|
|The "War on Drugs" has cost
billions of dollars. Result? More people are doing drugs than
ever, and violent criminals are walking the streets because jail cells are
taken up by non-violent "drug offenders".|
|Some politicians wish to enact big dollar
"Health Care" legislation, based on the failed policies in other
countries. Massachusetts legislation passed in April 2006 mandates
that all residents have health insurance, meaning that there is a fee for just
living in the state. Businesses that do not provide health insurance
will be charged a fee for each employee. The result of this will be
higher health insurance and higher health costs (which have already been
driven up by government programs and mandates).|
|You work into May (at least) to pay your
tax bills every year.|
|Representatives of one political party have
regularly "bought" votes by driving around poor neighborhoods in
buses, picking up voters, driving them to the polling places, and handing
them $5 and a list of people for whom to vote.|
|Congressmen exempt themselves from having
to obey the laws they pass for you to live with. They enjoy benefits
you and I will never see, including the ability to vote themselves pay
raises, free haircuts, and huge pensions. Is any of this anywhere in
|In 1999 President Clinton traveled around
the world and left over $32 billion of YOUR dollars in
"gifts". Clinton left $1.2 billion in
Colombia to help fight the "drug war". I can only speculate
where that money will eventually wind up.|
|Some programs run by the United States
Government and supported by you, such as publicly funded abortions, may be
counter to your personal moral views. By allowing our Government to
operate such programs, you are actually funding things you don't feel are
right. And you don't have a choice about it.|
|Do you honestly think Social Security will
be there for you? I don't, but I pay lots of money into that
"system" every year, just like you do. (Oh, by the way,
there is no "lock box". All that Social Security money goes into the
general fund, and it's treated just like regular tax money for Congress to do
what it wants with. Still think it'll be there in a few years?)|
|Why are we still so dependent on gasoline? Where
are the electric cars? In addition to tooling and R&D costs, government
mandates make it nearly impossible for a new auto manufacturer to get into the
business in any meaningful way. We need to wait for one of the existing
auto makers to come up with the solutions, but there is no economic motivation
for them to do so. |
I could go on, but I won't. Isn't this
enough? Or are you going to watch the major party candidates continue to
run on the platform of "issue of the hour" or "what can I say or
promise that'll get my poll numbers up?"
Wouldn't you rather elect a group of
politicians led by their principles and beliefs overseeing a small Government
where YOU and your rights under the Constitution come first?
||As government expands, it begins to take away
your rights, one at a time, slowly.
you throw a frog into boiling water, he'll try to get out quickly.
If you put the frog in a pot of water and slowly turn up the heat, he'll
let himself be cooked to death, not realizing what is happening.
America is sitting in a pot of water under which
a fire has been lit.
There is an alternative: The Libertarian
Party, the party of principle and freedom. It's currently the third
largest political party in the US, and it's growing quickly. Join in.
|Take back the freedom to run your life the
way you want to.|
|Lower (or even abolish) income taxes.
And you decide how to save for retirement,
not some bureaucrat.|
|Shrink the Government down to doing what
it's supposed to do per the Constitution of the United States.|
a sense of responsibility and pride in making their own decisions and life
|Watch communities grow and become strong
again as people learn to rely on themselves and work together with their
neighbors instead of expecting Government to fix their problems. See
neighborhoods come back to life as violent criminals are jailed in place of
"drug offenders", and witness gang violence diminish along with
the profits from decriminalized drugs.|
Years ago the United States was a cohesive
country with its many groups---families, schools, churches, charities, and other
organizations---working together for the betterment of all. They did this
successfully without Government intervention. I believe we should return
to a system where each of us is capable of contributing to our society and
shining in our own way. Government should help us, not get in the
way. It is time for a change.
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March 18, 2009