Sunday, February 21, 2010

Instant Job Creation and the Road Back to the Declaration of Independence

The solution to the unemployment scourge is freedom. Unleash job creators by eliminating the ONLY two types of evil greed: greed for coercive power and greed for the unearned.

1) Spur job creation with no cost to taxpayers:
  • Eliminate evil laws: Antitrust, Insider Trading, etc.
  • Repeal Sarbanes-Oxley, mark-to-market, and other economic regulations
  • Remove regulatory bodies like the SEC
  • Get rid of the Federal Reserve and reinstate the Gold Standard
  • Abolish licensing fees
2) Subject all laws to the Declaration of Independence test: the only purpose of law and of government is “to secure these rights” –
  • Government is force. Since force against non-force is evil, government should respect the separation of state and (church, economics, science, education, art).  
  • Thomas Jefferson said: “Reason and persuasion are the only practicable instruments.” To remove the use of force from citizen interactions so that individuals may deal with each other only by reason and persuasion, citizens delegate their right to self-defense to their government. Citizens cannot delegate a right they do not possess –
                     Hence, the government has no right to regulate inherent
                     inalienable Rights, including the rights of individuals
                     who hold that selfishness is a virtue.

                     Hence, the government has no right to coerce nor extort.
                    As it is a crime for an individual to rob or loot, it is a crime
                    for the government to expropriate the property of any of
                    its citizens.
  • The entity that has a monopoly on coercive power must not intervene in any other realm [e.g. moral & intellectual (e.g. production & trade)] because this defeats the purpose of the self-defense delegation:
                    -- It injects the use of force into interactions, and only
                       one party has the legal power of "Do what you're
                       ordered to do, or else": the government

                   -- The rights-protector must, at all times, be an impartial
                       referee; thus it cannot be a player and a referee at the
                       same time

3) Phase out the following, with specific dates:
  • Coerced welfare
  • Other government services outside of rights-protection – e.g. transportation, education
  • Taxes and all its other dishonest names: fees, plugging loopholes, revenue enhancement, etc.
  • IRS
4) Expose and fight violations to the Declaration of Independence. The American Revolutionaries earned the privilege of defining the fundamentals of the USA:
  • The individual's life belongs to him (equal inherent inalienable rights)
  • The government’s only function is to ensure every individual’s freedom: police force, courts of justice, military
Thomas Jefferson:

"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."

“A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.”
5) Expose and fight dishonest politicians and members of the media.


Ilyn Ross said...

Eliminate the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other tyrannical agencies that protect non-humans while relegating people to a subhuman existence.

Ilyn Ross said...

I am with the Declaration of Independence - the ONLY proper function of the law and of the government is "to secure these rights" - equal inherent inalienable rights.

Ilyn Ross said...

"I spent much of my 25-year career in the private sector turning around failing enterprises. With a great team behind me, I helped to turn around the Salt Lake City Olympic Games, and fix a badly broken state budget in Massachusetts. But I have never seen an enterprise as large, as poorly led, and as badly in need of a turnaround as our federal government." - Mitt Romney