I am NOT running for political office.
Although I have run for office in the past, I no longer believe that politics is the best way to pursue the goal of establishing individual liberty as the foundational principle of society and the ultimate purpose of human existence.
Despite my personal reticence to engage in politics any further, I do still believe that those who hold or aspire to political office could use their positions in a manner which is both moral and productive. For those who choose to pursue this course, I encourage the adoption of the campaign promises outlined below.
My Campaign Promises:
- I recognize that everything government does is bad. Every tax, every fee, every fine, every expenditure, every regulation, every mandate, every prohibition, every penalty, every office, and every position should be eliminated. The only ‘good’ thing a government can do is to cease or refrain from doing bad things.
- My ultimate goal will always remain the complete and total abolition of government, and, until that glorious goal is accomplished, I will labor steadfastly to abolish it piece by piece, law by law, and dollar by dollar.
- I will vote NO on any proposal that increases spending; raises taxes, fees, or fines; adds or creates regulations; mandates any license, certificate, or training; outlaws any action; mandates any action; creates or increases any penalty; or enlarges the size or scope of government in any way.
- I will vote YES on any proposal which reduces, shrinks, or eliminates a function of government; reduces spending, taxes, fines, or fees; reduces regulatory burdens; removes mandates for licenses, certificates, or training; repeals any prohibitions on human action; removes legal obligations; reduces or repeals penalties; or which serves to give more liberty and autonomy to individuals.
Government is a parasite. It feeds off individuals, creating no value of its own and offering no benefit to its victims. The sooner it is removed from society, the better for humanity.
I believe the most effective course of action to achieve this goal is to educate people about the illegitimacy of authority and of the entities which claim to possess it.
For those who opt to spend their time engaging in political battles—though I remain unconvinced of the value of such endeavors—I do encourage the adoption of the campaign promises outlined above.
If nothing else, your campaign may serve to awaken some people to the stark difference between a truly moral candidate dedicated to individual liberty and the rest of the scoundrels who seek to acquire and exercise power over the lives and property of others.