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For the People
I will represent only you; I will only vote for and write bills that are in the best interest of the citizens of Arkansas state senate district 21. No person or no organization will ever buy my vote. I will never act against the best interests of the people. I will actively speak out against corrupt practices.
An unalienable right is a right that is inherent to one’s existence. These rights are not granted by man or government. These rights are therefore out of the jurisdiction of government. Government can never, in any way, infringe upon these rights. There is no lawful path for it to do so. If an attempt is made to limit or restrict these rights, in any way, it is a crime against the people the government is sworn to protect.
Purpose of Government
The purpose of government is twofold. First, government exists to uphold and defend our unalienable rights. Second, government exists to defend us from foreign invaders.
Government is our servant.
We are a free people. Our freedom extends to the extent that it doesn’t infringe upon the unalienable rights of another person.
By watchman, I mean that I will stand guard in the halls of government against all trespasses of our natural unalienable rights.
Pro-Individual and Local Sovereignty
The government with the most power should be the one closest to the people who elect it. These are county and city governments. They should be vocal advocates for our freedom and directly represent and defend our best interests. Any time the state or federal governments infringe upon our rights, they should not comply. They are duty and honor-bound to do everything in their power to protect the people. They should arrest anyone who is acting unlawfully within their jurisdictions.
History is abundantly clear when the levers of power centralize away from the people, the people suffer.
A constitutional republic is a democracy restrained from trespassing on unalienable rights. It is government by, for, and of the people, and it is essential that the Republic be preserved.
I support the rule of law, not the rule of men.
I realize the great importance of agriculture in our society. I will do everything in my power to ensure that farmers and ranchers are free to conduct their business in a way that is best for them and their operations. If there are any laws that impede their ability to conduct themselves in this fashion, I will work to remove or reform those laws.
It is obvious that the bigger a company becomes, the further removed it often becomes from the interests of the people. In fact, many large corporations actively work to subvert national, local, and individual sovereignty. Small businesses, on the other hand, want the people in their communities to be free and prosperous. I am an entrepreneur with many years of experience starting and managing small businesses. I understand the hard work and sacrifice that goes into starting and maintaining a small business. I will be a vocal advocate for all forms of small business.
No taxation without representation! As true today as the day it was first exclaimed. The further away a government is from the people, the less representative it is. Unelected federal bureaucracies have no right to tax the individual. The 16th amendment and the Federal Reserve Act (inspired by the Aldrich Plan) were trespasses against our natural unalienable rights.
They created an unrepresentative system where most of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve banks are elected by private banks, not by the people or their representatives. The 10th amendment capped the power of government by explicitly stating all powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. The 16th amendment was not written for the good of the people; it was written by and for powerful tyrants.
In my opinion, the only form of government that should have the ability to tax an individual is the local government. If the state behaves and represents the interests of the local governments, the local governments can choose to support the state by contributing taxes. Likewise, the federal government can negotiate with the states for funding. This will ensure that the larger governments will represent the interests of the smaller divisions of government down to the individual people they are sworn to serve.
As Thomas Jefferson said, "...to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical..." This tyranny can be minimized by giving the counties and cities the sole power to tax. The people can effect change much easier at the local level than at the state or federal levels.
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