Liberty, Prosperity, Peace
America sits on a ticking time bomb of debt and misguided ideas about what the job of government is. We must get the government and its spending under control. Achieving this will take a solidly principled approach. Great political principles will bring us great economic and political results. I begin with the great principle that our founders held to be self-evident: the idea that every individual is, without exception, created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.
Our rights and liberty exist before government, not the other way around. The first cost of growing government is measured in lost freedoms. Many politicians either do not understand this, or simply pretend like it is not true. Electing me will give you a Senator who will never compromise in the fight to preserve your precious liberty.
Our prosperity relies upon the actions of free people in a market that is not bound by heavy regulations and impossibly complex tax codes. Federal subsidies, stimulus programs, and direct government interventions kill jobs, increase prices, and make it more difficult for Americans to prosper. When government picks winners and losers in the economy, we all lose the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of our labor and the ability to build our own future. I trust millions of Georgians and Americans to make their own decisions as workers, entrepreneurs, and consumers. I do not trust a few elite people in the government to control the economy for us.
A primary job of government is to make our lives and property safe and secure for us in the United States. Americans want to fulfill a vision of a peaceful world, but we can no longer afford to be the policeman for a world that has so many complex relationships. Threats still exist, so a strong military must be maintained, but our international policies must first follow Thomas Jefferson’s advice to have, “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations-entangling alliances with none.”
We should work to economically link with all the peoples of the world, even those living under governments we do not like. Frédéric Bastiat wisely stated that, “When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will.” People engaged in honest trade do not want to attack one another.