Sunday, September 13, 2009
Sept. 12 March on Washington
Photo: Washington Times
The battle I am fighting is not Right vs. Left or Republican vs. Democrat. The principles I believe in are all variations of one essential battle:
for Individual Rights and against Statism.
I am for Equality before the Law instead of Egalitarianism.
I am for Property Rights instead of Legal Plunder.
I am for Constitutional Limits instead of Unlimited Majority Rule.
I am for Peace instead of the Initiation of Force.
I am for Wealth Production instead of Wealth Distribution.
I am for Compassion instead of Envy.
I am for Charity instead of involuntary, government welfare programs.
I am for Personal Responsibility instead of the Nanny State.
I am for Community, which to me means living together in freedom, and interacting voluntarily, not using the ballot box to force my neighbor into actions he would otherwise not choose to take.
I am for the Free Trade of value-for-value, not government control of my economics choices.
I am for the Pursuit of Happiness, and the right of each of us to live for our own sake--not laws which require me to live for the sake of others, or others to live for the sake of me.
Each person is an end in himself, not a means to the ends of others.
These are the values that I believe this country was founded on and which are embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
These are the values which if held and applied consistently will bring us a prosperous, peaceful and compassionate nation.
These are the values which are being obscured and trampled on by those currently in power in our government.
These are the values by which I live and for which I will fight--in hopes of ending the nightmare and getting back to the dream.