In April of 1775 a miracle happened. A bunch of merchants and farmers armed themselves and stood against their own government’s troops. They refused to be disarmed and taxed.
In July of 1776 another miracle happened. The glorious Declaration of Independence was finalized. It declared that “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” This becomes the American founding law, and dismisses the right of kings and aristocracy.
In September of 1787 another miracle happened. Some men sent by the various states to merely reform the Articles of Confederation instead write a whole new Constitution. With the wealth and potential of the North American continent at their fingertips they dismissed personal profit and organized a federal government, subservient to the states and people, with certain very limited powers.
The nation that our founders dreamed of is dead. Not of natural causes but murdered by the very people that swore an oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution. No doubt with good intentions they ignored the clear limits placed on their powers.
We may learn that despite intentions it is best to keep the chains of the Constitution tight so that federal power cannot be abused as it is today.
Here it is election year 2004. If we are to resurrect our Constitutional Republic, we need another miracle. We need to get out and vote! We need the people that usually don’t vote to get out and vote.
But don’t waste your vote on an incumbent that campaigns like a libertarian then legislates like a democrat!
Vote Libertarian! We are the only party that places the principle of liberty ahead of power and profit. Libertarians trust you to govern yourself! To censor yourself! To educate your own children in any way that you think is right. We do not guarantee your safety or security, because we don’t make promises we know can’t be kept.
I promise you that I will stand for smaller government, less taxes and more freedom. Even after I am elected.