“Common sense solutions"
I am running for U.S. Congress to change the way people view government. Government can do less, better. The military is overstretched. Government programs generally do not work well because they’re expensive to administer, the incentives are backward, they force people to do things they don’t want to do, and people try to get around them.
The voice of reason has been silent in all levels of government for far too long. I have always believed strongly in public service, but I thought my talents were best spent by running my business and creating jobs. After watching everything I cherish being compromised by big government mismanagement, I can no longer remain on the sidelines. Because I know that I can help solve rather than compound our current problems, I feel it’s my duty as a proud Missourian to do my part and represent my neighbors in Washington, D.C. This country was founded on the premise that our liberty is secured by limiting the size, scope and intrusiveness of government. Small step by small step we have wandered off that path until we can now look back and realize that we have lost our way. I am convinced that both Democrats and Republicans cannot and will not make the fundamental changes we need because they have far too much to gain by maintaining the status quo.
As your Representative, I will make it my mission to provide a strong foundation of support for the families and small businesses in our district and the United States.
Libertarians derive their positions from the principle that peaceful and honest people really do have the right to pursue happiness in their own fashion. Libertarians believe in the sovereignty of the individual and are wary of the rule of the majority over the individual even when it’s clear the intentions are good. It’s virtuous for people to be compassionate or self-sacrificing when it’s voluntary. All virtue is lost when charity isn’t done voluntarily. We support the prohibition of things like robbery, trespass, fraud and misrepresentation.
The Libertarian Party is for all who don't want to push other people around and don't want to be pushed around themselves. It’s a live and let live philosophy.
How much government do you want? If you want less, you’ve only got one choice. Don’t waste your vote. Vote Libertarian.
Please consider a vote for me on June 4, 2013 for your next US Representative.