The most effective, responsible, and responsive government is that which remains closest to the people. The government must regularly be reminded that its legitimacy is dependent upon the continued consent of its people.
Reducing Taxation and Regulation
Protection of public health and safety are the only legitimate basis for government regulations that restrict free enterprise or an individual’s right to pursue an honest living. We should also be prioritizing spending with a taxpayer’s return on investment in mind. Citizens should know where their tax dollars are going and should be able to see the results.
We need leaders who will stand firm on principles, while working effectively with others, regardless of political party or personalities, to create good legislation and promote good government.