The following is an outline of the introductory remarks I made to the Middlesex County Tea Party meeting on December 2nd. In the rest of my remarks I discuss how to phase out Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and restore the federal government to its constitutional foundation. To hear how can have a limited government in America ASAP, join me at the next meeting of Americans for Liberty on December 7th in Parsippany. Please visit Americans for Liberty for details of my talk. Hope to see Tuesday.
Limited government—constitutional republic, home and abroad; consistent with the principles outlined in the Declaration of Independence and codified in the Bill of Rights.
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant. John Stuart Mill
… a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government…. Thomas Jefferson, First inaugural address
Even if it were desirable, America is not strong enough to police the world by military force. If that attempt is made, the blessings of liberty will be replaced by coercion and tyranny at home. Our Christian ideals cannot be exported to other lands by dollars and guns. Howard Buffett
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. James Madison
Financial independence—work to obtain income to pay for your needs; Free enterprise economy, not crony capitalism, creates sustainable prosperity.
Every man and woman in society has one big duty. That is, to take care of his or her own self. This is a social duty. — William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other
There are two methods, or means, and only two, whereby man’s needs and desires can be satisfied. One is the production and exchange of wealth; this is the economic means. The other is the uncompensated appropriation of wealth produced by others; this is the political means. – Albert Jay Nock
Free-market capitalism is a network of free and voluntary exchanges in which producers work, produce, and exchange their products for the products of others through prices voluntarily arrived at. State capitalism consists of one or more groups making use of the coercive apparatus of the government — the State — to accumulate capital for themselves by expropriating the production of others by force and violence. Murray Rothbard
Philanthropy—provide short-term assistance–social services–using charitable institutions.
Government has proved incompetent at solving social problems. Virtually every success we have scored has been achieved by nonprofits. Peter Drucker
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. Groucho Marx