Here it is, 2017 and Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States in a few weeks. It is because of this that I decided to return to posting here in the blog section. This is going to be a big year. No doubt the political fighting will be rough and tumble. The left has never been more radicalized and violent and will use any means necessary to undermine his presidency. They have attacked the legitmacy of President-Elect Trump at every turn (yep, they were the ones that were concerned that TRUMP wouldn't accept the outcome of the election. Hypocrites all).
It is with thought that I decided to return to posting. I'm unsure what type of president The Donald will be. He has some great policy proposals and others that are not so great. When he is right and his actions support conservatism he should be defended. When he is wrong and lurches left he should be criticized. I'm not going to support something just because Donald Trump proposes it. I'll leave that immaturity to the leftists.
For this first post of 2017, I wanted to issue a re-statement of the philosophy that I believe in as well as some general policy positions that I hold:
All rights come from our Creator.
The government that governs best governs least and closest to the people. Everytime government expands or or acts outside its constitutional bounds individual liberty is lost. Hence, government needs to be constrained to the limits of the Constitution.
The Consitution needs to be interpreted through an originalist interpretation. Otherwise, it becomes meaningless, subjected to the political whims of Justices.
Free markets lead to freedom and prosperity. Government programs do not. Capitalism allows people to pursue their own interests and keep the fruits of their labor. We are only on this earth for a small amount of time. During that time, we work. If what we earn is taken from us, then we become nothing more than mere servants of the state.
We all have decsisions to make. Taxpayers shouldn't have to bail people out of their bad decisions.
Pro-Right to Work and against forced unionism
Supports either the Flat Tax or the Fair Tax.
Supports ending the Federal Income Tax and all Death Taxes
Supports the Article V Convention of States
Here's hoping President Trump will advance the cause of liberty and rein in the federal government and return power to its proper place.