Two things come to mind this morning as I write this post. First is that our freedoms are disappearing of late exactly the same as the way a person goes broke. Slowly at first, then all of a sudden. I hope every reader is aware of the monkey business that's currently going on in Washington. Our current President has taken the liberty of denying us of ours and asserting himself as a dictator. He's totally subverted the laws of the Constitution, and bypassed the system of checks and balances that made this great nation a Republic. He stood before a crowd yesterday and said, "I'm not going to allow a minority in Congress...." First of all isn't one person a minority? Second what happened to the rights of the minority? This country wasn't founded upon principles that based how we enacted anything based on mob rule. It's a Republic, not a Democracy! The minority has an equal voice, and we do things based on what is right, and by the design of a system of checks and balances. We don't anoint a dictator who decides what is best for all. We fought a revolution to overcome that kind of tyranny.
Now back to my second thought...
8) As members of the Independent party we believe in living within our means, and so should our government. This requires a balance budget amendment to the Constitution.Too long have politicians used tax dollars to buy the favor of the voters. We have to operate our government on sound economic debt free principles.
9) It is mandatory that as a free people there are no special deals for anyone. We believe that, "all men are created equal," and that "all deserve equal treatment under the law." So in order to satisfy that, all members of Congress and any legislative arm of the government cannot grant themselves any largess that they don't grant the citizens. Also we reject a progressive tax code. All citizens are to be taxed equally. What's good for one, is good for all.We do not punish success, we encourage it. The tax code is a law, and all laws should be enforced equally, no matter what race, creed, or economic condition exists.