Promoting School Choice, Parental Autonomy, and Less Government Interference in Education

  • Essentially my political positions favor policies that promote individualism and personal freedom, while opposing those that restrict those same rights and freedoms.   

    Like our Founding Fathers, I’m suspicious of and oppose a centralized government interfering into my personal, family, and business decisions.   For the most part, we should be left alone as private citizens to live our lives, pursue our own interests, freely trade with others, and organize into voluntary associations as we see fit, as long as we do no harm to another. Therefore:

    • We should seek to substantially reduce the size and intrusiveness of government and cut and eliminate taxes at every opportunity; and
    • Peaceful, honest individuals should be able to offer their goods and services to willing consumers without inappropriate interference from the government; and
    • Peaceful, honest individuals should decide for themselves how best to live their lives without fear of criminal or civil penalties, or spying by the government or any other entity not authorized by the individual.  In addition, the individual should own all their own electronic data; and  
    • What role government is to play should be limited to establishing the minimum amount of laws that protect our freedoms, and to operate the courts and agencies that enforce those laws.   

    In summary, government’s primary responsibility is to protect individuals from force, fraud, and majority rule.   The secondary role of government is to protect us from foreign enemies who seek to do us harm.  A further role of government is to provide an infrastructure of roads, bridges, etc. approved by the citizens.