Less Government. More Freedom.
As a Libertarian, I believe that we need to substantially reduce the size and intrusiveness of government and cut all taxes. Citizens should be able to decide for themselves what to eat, drink, read, or smoke, and who to love -without fear of criminal penalties.
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The government should be limited to the functions specified in the Constitution; namely, protecting individual liberties, not restricting them.
I believe in honoring contracts and keeping promises. Social Security is the last program we should ever consider cutting. It's not an entitlement. It's a debt that is owed to those who paid into it.
Mass surveillance on ordinary cititizens has undermined constitutional rights while weak digital infrastructure has left our personal data unsecured. I will fight to defend the 4th Amendment and to strengthen our digital infrastructure.
The Constitution states only one command twice - that no one shall be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” Gun control based on error-prone watchlists is discriminatory and a threat to our civil rights.
WAR ON DRUGS
Extensive scientific evidence has proven that the global war on drugs has harmed public health, human rights, and development, while having little effect on drug use. We need to end the failed war on drugs. This is a public health crisis that belongs in the hands of healthcare providers, not law enforcement.
Federal regulations are a job killing parasite. They are growing faster than the economy and taking in more money than the IRS collects from both personal income and corporate taxes -nearly $1.9 trillion! 20,642 new regulations have been added since Obama has been in office.
When is the last time that you saw a cop on the road and felt safe? Local police departments have become militarized -using hyper-aggressive tools and tactics that have escalated risk and led to violent outcomes. Our neighborhoods are not battlefields and citizens are not the enemy. Police reform is long overdue.
Social welfare programs need be held accountable for the services they are providing. All public spending should be visible and transparent, allowing taxpayers to examine the quality of services administered and the efficiency with which they are provided.
We have a problem: our society struggles with diversity and inclusion. Somewhere along the line people started thinking that trying to ignore skin color is the same thing as being fair. But it’s not, and ignoring that simple fact means that we won’t ever be able to solve the underlying issues plaguing our society.