[On the Issues]
My "back to
basics" political philosophy will help the American people build a
stronger economy ... an economy that will continue to lead the world in technological
hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that
they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that
among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure
these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just
powers from the consent of the governed.
|The following flash video presents the Philosophy of Liberty more
graphically than I can using words. These words from the Declaration
are based on 1776's philosophy of liberty, and I endorse every statement
made in this video:
|The Declaration continues to explain why citizens must remain proactive
in maintaining their government:
That whenever any Form of Government becomes
destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to
abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such
principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem
most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
The United States
of America was created by free citizens who had the courage to stop an
oppressive government from stomping out their basic human rights. When
these great words were written, the reality of their times was not really
consistent with the stated ideals. Our republic has evolved since
1776, and the principles of equal rights has generally been extended to
all persons, men and women, and to all races.
The defense of freedom is a
task that is never complete. The
of the United States, despite its initial faults, can still provide the means
for our modern citizenry to limit the power of government. Per this Preamble,
"We the People" created government, and subsequently demanded its powers
We the People
of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish
Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense,
promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to
ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for
the United States of America.
The US Constitution
(To View, Click Here)
Words ... words with ORIGINAL meaning.
Politicians swear an oath to
protect and defend these words. Despite those oaths, the cancer in
our federal government
continues to grow, and public officials continue to vote "yes" for
more bureaucratic scope-creep that is not constitutionally authorized.
Lawyers twist the meaning of certain words far, far beyond the original intent ... until
such words as "thou shall not" now mean "at the public official's
As an official of the LP, I work hard to reestablish limits on the
federal government ... to literally secure the
Blessings of Liberty for ourselves, our children and posterity.