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The Liberty Option

Virginians are concerned about the future, about the size and shape of the future. I am too.

Beyond our political parties, what is it that we stand for? Should we stand for free markets, private property rights, limited government, and the United States’ Constitution, we would do well, I think. Are these principles worth wagering the future of our nation for the sake of compromise? If we compromise these things, we compromise our future.

My message to the Republican Party is this: we support free-market capitalists, advocates of private property and limited government, and Federalism as applied by the United States Constitution. I know there is a great deal of controversy over Article V and Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments, but these are needed amendments for the sustenance of our Republic.,  I recommend that every Virginian read the Liberty Amendments.

What do you think? Trust Mitch McConnell and John McCain, or enact the Liberty Amendments? It is up to you, the voter. Contact your representative and let them know how you feel.

About Steven Brodie Tucker

Graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Also studied economics and political science at George Mason.

3 Responses to “The Liberty Option”

  1. David McKissack says:

    Hello Steven — fwiw, I want to pass on an observation/suggestion.

    I agree with all you wrote, and likewise enjoyed Levin’s “Liberty Amendments,” and consider myself a Constitutional Conservative, but after finishing your piece, I realize my eyes had just kind of skipped over “free markets, private property rights, limited government, and the United States’ Constitution” without much thought. My thought is that if that happened with me, it happens even more often with folks less engaged with the political process.

    I wonder if it would increase our persuasiveness if we always add specifics to those broad principles, in order to appeal/communicate better with less ideological citizens? E.g. — free markets — your ability to start and run your own business. Etc. I’m sure you get the idea.

    Cheers,

  2. robert shannon says:

    Both of the 2 major political parties are so beholden to special interests that breaking those ties, as deep as they are is a daunting task, perhaps too daunting.

    Unless and until we move to a election process free from the current systems money ball that it is not much can change. Public financing of all elections is in my opinion our only way out of this.
    If candidate A and B both get the required number of signatures they get X X = amounts of money, number of minutes on the airways ( they are owned by the public ) both radio and TV minutes are identical for each candidate. You then achieve two worthy goals. You now have a contest of ideas, not money. You will also see very qualified decent individuals step forward to run for office, the types who find the current money grubbing distasteful to the point where they simply refuse to get involved in it.
    Public financing frees the candidates from the chains that the special interests now have hanging from their necks.
    Until then the candidates we get are nuancing every word they speak for fear they will alienate someone out there who is expected to write a big check to their campaign. If anyone doubts this just visit their campaign donor websites and look at the list of who donated what–then watch the legislation they champion after they are elected. It is blatantly obvious what is happening.

    I drove through the 1st Congressional District just this week, and duly noted that every single Wittman Campaign sign sits on a large tract of farmland. Coincidence ??? Do you think the hundreds of thousands each year these folks receive in Federal Farm subsidies have anything to do with that ? Many of these folks have annual household incomes in excess of $200,000.00 a year, and are receiving transfers of tax dollars coming from someone else’s pocket into their pockets. Many of them wealthy individuals , getting subsidies ( other peoples hard earned dollars ) and calling themselves Conservatives.

    Welfare Queens ? how about the Welfare Kings.
    Bob Shannon

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    Tom White Says:

    Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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