REQUIREMENTS FOR A FREE, STRONG AMERICA:
We urge you to read and ponder these statements. Let them guide your actions.
1. Inalienable Rights come from the Creator, not the government.
2. Personal morality and integrity are foundational.
3. The Rule of Law must be equally applied to all, no exceptions. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
4. Equal opportunity to all, but no guarantees (All have the right to succeed and the right to fail).
5. The hierarchy of responsibilities begins with (in this order) the individual, then the family, then local churches and non-profits, local government, state government, and lastly Federal government if needed.
6. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
7. Each individual is accountable for their actions.
8. Strong Free markets and private sector, with each individual able to freely choose how to spend their monies.
9. Government answers to the will of the people. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
10. Taxes must be as low as possible.
11. Government Spending must be a low as possible.
12. Small government with minimal intrusion into individual’s lives and the private sector is required.
13. A Strong Military.
14. Strong Border security.
15. Energy independence.
16. Free Speech.
17. Right to Bear Arms.
America is guided by morality, having an origin in God. America is good.
America was born of the Judeo-Christian ethic, and our laws are governed by a morality, having an origin in God. Human rights are not granted by government. They are inherent and automatic. We are 'endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights.' that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Government can only choose to recognize and protect those inherent rights.
The U.S. Constitution is to be followed as written. It is not a “living and breathing document.”
Americans are guided by contracts, and the biggest of these contracts is the U.S. Constitution. It is the defining document which enables our rights, and delegates the powers to each branch of the U.S. Government, as well as to the states of the Union. It prevents societal experimentation, and was the mortar on which the bricks were laid in founding the country.
Our form of government is NOT a 'pure democracy' or 'majority rule.' In a Constitutional Republic such as ours, the will of the majority is tempered and limited by the rights of the minority, which are always intact and unalienable regardless of the 'will of the majority.'
The Free Market fosters creativity and inventiveness.
Businesses operating in a free market system are far more productive than any other businesses in the world. To do away with this system would create high unemployment, foster mediocrity and expand poverty. The Free Market is the most transformative of economic systems. It fosters creativity and inventiveness. It produces new industries, products, and services, as it improves upon existing ones. With millions of individuals freely engaged in an infinite number and variety of transactions each day, it is impossible to even conceive all the changes and plans for changes occurring in our economy at any given time. The free market creates more wealth and opportunities for more people than any other economic model.”
The Welfare State must be dissolved.
We must always provide for the truly needy who cannot help themselves; however Americans understand that to keep their traditions, the welfare state must be dissolved. This system has chained generation after generation to a vicious cycle of dependence and poverty. It threatens the well-being of future generations with massive financial obligation incurred from benefits received by today’s generation. Government social programs reward pathological dependency. True adults, unless hindered by debilitating physical impairment, seek independent living as free persons who are not stuck in an infantile dependency on the government nanny.
Illegal immigration is against the law, and threatens our security, morality and traditions.
America is a nation of legal immigrants, We are made up of different cultures, but to indiscriminately allow illegal immigration is a threat to our security, culture, language, morals, traditions and customs. “No society can withstand the unconditional mass migration of aliens from every corner of the earth. The preservation of the nation’s territorial sovereignty, and the culture, language, mores, traditions, and customs that make possible harmonious community of citizens, dictate that citizenship be granted only by the consent of the governed—not by the unilateral actions or demands of the alien—and then only to aliens who will throw off their allegiance to their former nation and society and pledge their allegiance to America.
The Environment, Business and you.
A healthy environment and a vibrant private sector can and must co-exist. Americans embrace science. The use of junk science for political gain must be eliminated
The Tenth Amendment must be enforced..
The government that governs best governs LEAST. The normal intention of government is to grow; however an overbearing and meddling government reaches into the state and spreads tyranny and limits freedom. But the Tenth Amendment is not to be ignored; rather, it is that amendment which was to keep the intent of the Declaration of Independence. “Along with limiting federal power and separating that power among three competing branches, the federal system would help ensure that the Revolution’s principles, as set forth in the Declaration of Independence, and the civil society itself would be safeguarded. States are more likely to better reflect the interests of their citizens than the federal government. Localities are even more likely to better reflect these interests because the decision makers come from the communities they govern—they are directly affected by their own decisions.” Government normally does not solve problems. People do. Big government usually IS the problem.
Self Preservation is the reason for public policy.
The reason for public policy is to preserve and improve a free American society. “The Founders recognized that America had to be strong politically, economically, culturally, and militarily to survive and thrive in a complex, ever-changing global environment not only in their time but for all time. History bears this out. After the Revolutionary War, the Founders realized that the Confederation was inadequate to conduct foreign affairs, since each state was free to act on its own. The authority of the national government to raise and maintain a standing army and use military power within the framework of a republican system was among the first matters addressed by the Framers when they presented the finished Constitution to the states for ratification. The Framers understood the complementary purpose of domestic and foreign policy.”
The right to self-defense, as encapsulated in the 2nd Amendment, is the key to all of the other rights described in the Bill of Rights. Free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, and a free press are secured and kept secure by an armed citizenry.
Activism must be maintained at all times to keep Americans educated and involved.
We can never, allow ourselves to fall into a malaise. We must continue to be active in our educational opportunities. We must become more engaged in public matters. While we desire to live and let live, to attend to our families, to volunteer time with our church and synagogue, and to quietly assist a friend, a neighbor, or even a stranger, it is no longer enough. We must be organized, resolved and aggressive in making our voices heard by those elected to serve us.
Americans have the right to keep the fruit of their own labors.
Taxes must be kept low, and government spending must be kept under control so that prosperity may ring throughout America. Taxes must be reduced to give people and business more disposable incomes. Redistribution of income is inherently wrong. All residents should be required to pay taxes so they have a stake in limiting its abuse. 'Government money' does not belong to government. It belongs to the taxpayers. We must have a voice in how our dollars are spent. Taxes should be the least necessary for government to perform basic functions.