Liberty really is important. We might want to solve problems and improve things for others, but...
- ...but that is too often done with other people's money, i.e., forced charity.
- It is better to preserve our freedom to use our own resources, so we can do good in the ways we see fit, free of so much government regulation and hampering.
- Of course there is an important role for government.
- Much more important than any of our disagreements on policies is the preservation of our constitutional system and rule of law.
- In studying the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution we see that there should be limits on federal power. The history of that time illustrates why.
- Not every problem is a reason to raise federal taxes! ! -- that lowers freedom (ability to do as we choose with our means) for everyone! !
- If there are issues to solve, causes to carry, do those privately, or at the state/community/family/individual level, *outside* the Federal government.
- The states, laboratories of democracy, are places where we can learn from each other what works best, and even move to a different set of laws sometimes.
- (Medicare for all seems to me a bad idea, as with any federal attempt to do what states, families, or private orgs should do. Here is why (personal exp.)
- General politics and issues (honesty and the constitution are the most essential! And less-important thoughts on things like climate change, and medicare)
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