30 May, 2010
In 1992 Americans wanted a change and elected Bill Clinton and a Democratic Congress. Two years later they decided they didn’t like some of those changes and put Republicans in charge of Congress.
In 2000 they wanted change and elected George W. Bush. In 2008 they sought change again and voted in Barack Obama and put Democrats back in control of Congress.
Through all this both government and the national debt have increased dramatically (as has the annual federal deficit in most years) while regulation has increased and freedom has decreased.
If people really want change, then it’s time to decide what KIND of change, not just vote for some generic claim for “change”.
The change I want to see is for smaller federal and state governments, with as much as possible taking place at the town and county level, where voters have access to their representatives and can see how their tax dollars are being spent. I want to see individual freedom and self-responsibility to the greatest degree possible in keeping with the rights of others.
This should mean lower state and federal taxes, though those reductions may be limited for some time by the mountains of state and federal debt requiring liquidation. I believe a major reduction in foreign meddling would significantly free funds for debt reduction.
If there are other changes YOU want to see, I’d like to hear about them, but this summary should give you some idea of the kind of change I stand for.
Richard J. Davis, D.D.S.
Libertarian for Congress, First District