Monday, April 21, 2008

Statement of Beliefs

Just so none of you wacky LIBS commenting on my YouTUBE videos, ConservOpunk songs or blog can label me as a “right winger” or “warmonger” or “racist,” here are my core beliefs.

You LIBS should try doing this type of list yourselves. But you have to tell us what you stand FOR, not what you stand AGAINST. (Tough for you Democrats isn’t it)?

April 2008

I believe in individual liberty for all Americans and all people of the world. Liberty cannot exist however without the foundation of and adherence to the rule of Law.

I believe in true right and wrong and that there is no room for moral equivalence under the Law. We all know what is indeed right regardless of the presence of politics, religion or philosophy.

I believe in responsible government and worry not so much of the size of government but the role of government. When in doubt I defer to Liberty.

Freedom of Speech is the bedrock by which our society is guided through history. I believe in an open debate in the arena of ideas from all sides, an idea severely hampered on college campuses and major newsrooms. Any law which restricts free speech (McCain-Feingold) is alarmingly unconstitutional and flawed on many levels.

World Peace is a benevolent goal and one best attained by defeating those obstructing it. The Act of War has at times been the answer and has defeated Totalitarianism, Nazism, Fascism, Communism, U.S. Slavery, and is the liberating force for millions worldwide.

I believe strongly in the death penalty for the most serious of criminals in our society. Further I understand that the purpose of our penal system is not “Deterrent” but rather “Punishment.”

I am Pro Choice as a matter of a lessened ROLE of government and a woman’s right to regulate her own body. I do however fully agree with the recent Supreme Court ruling outlawing partial birth abortion.

I believe in the American notion of the Melting Pot and do not subscribe to the holistic tenet of “multiculturalism.” Such thinking leads to quotas based on race and pit one race in competition against another. I believe as Dr. Martin Luther King taught - that man should not be judged by the color of his skin but by the content of his character. Race first groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, La Raza and the Black Panther Party should be equally condemned in a civil society.

I fully support responsible gun ownership. Those who do not either has never read a history book concerning totalitarianism or completely lack understanding with regards to the rugged individualism of the average American and the spirit with which our nation was founded. The only laws on the books statistically proven to reduce violent crime rates are conceal carry laws, while “Gun Free Zones” merely disarm the law abiding citizen and leave guns to the state, and criminals who by definition do not follow laws.

We need to solve the need for alternative energy and start today. However in the 30 years prior to this energy being readily available and viable we need to free up the oil readily available. For perspective the average American pays $1400 a year for gas, and well over $15,000 in taxes. (Further, a majority of the gas cost is due to state and local taxes).

I believe certain vices such as marijuana and prostitution should not be legalized but de-criminalized; in that it is legal to drink alcohol, but a crime to drive while intoxicated. I do not however contend that these are “victimless crimes” when you consider the families of those who engage in such vices, the countless killed by drug lords, and young sex slaves worldwide.

The Public School system should be in the practice of educating our children.

As a Nation of Immigrants, America must value the prospect of those who yearn to come to this the greatest country on Earth. This must be done with order and under the rule of our immigration laws. To allow unfettered immigration is unsustainable, unsafe, and totally unfair to those immigrants who followed our immigration laws, at the same time creating a permanent underclass in America.

The War on Poverty is a noble cause but has accomplished little with tremendous cost. Poverty is better handled in the private and not public sector. Imagine the capitol, job creation and business growth that would have been achieved using the $40 TRILLION spent over the past 40 years? Ideas such as “Enterprise Zones” and School Choice have also shown excellent results in poorer communities.

Gay Marriage should be allowed as a matter of personal liberty. A homosexual couple should have every right to adopt a child. While not being the optimum mother and father scenario, a loving family far surpasses foster care when considering a child’s well being.

The American Healthcare system is without question the world’s finest, and any attempt to socialize this industry would prove disastrous. The world is currently full of examples of this very thing. Health Insurance should be simplified with individuals covering small expenses themselves while covering catastrophic emergencies. This would lower cost and allow even more to be insured.

Social Security is an inter-generational Ponzi scheme and should be gradually reduced and ultimately eliminated altogether. There is no trust fund as the money is allocated elsewhere, and citizens should be allowed to pass on their Social Security savings to their children.

Lowering Taxes on individuals stimulates the economy and is proven to provide HIGHER TAX RECIEPTS to the Federal Government. Less Taxes from more people is preferable to more taxes from fewer people. Currently the top 5% of U.S. earners pay nearly 50% of the total tax burden, and nearly half of U.S. citizens pay no federal income taxes. Opponents to lower taxes (Democrats) show the folly of their position when they support tax rebates to stimulate the economy.

The U.S.Representative RepublicPolitical System of checks and balances, while not perfect (as man is imperfect) is the best means of governance ever conceived.

I believe in a higher power greater than Man whether it be called God, Mother Nature, the Universe or by any other name. It is through a power greater than man that inalienable God Given Rights can exist. Without “God” then it is MAN who is left to give human rights to others, which is tyrannical.

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