When the Framers created the US Constitution, government was viewed as a necessary evil. It was meant to be big enough to protect the American way of life, but small enough to not intrude. For many years, it has grown exponentially in size and scope and taken on a life of its own. The federal government needs to be reined in and brought back into the confines of what the Founders laid out in the Constitution.
If elected, I would work to:
- Set clear limits for the use of signing statements and executive orders, so that the executive branch is unable to essentially write law without Congress
- End private sector bailouts and keep the federal government from upending private contracts for their own personal gain (such as GM and UAW stockholders being made to switch places in who got paid first during the GM bankruptcy)
- Shut down or privatize government-sponsored entities like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the United States Postal Service
- Rescind the IRS’s power to audit the finances of churches and other places of worship that is often used as a means to limit the 1st amendment rights of freedom of speech, freedom to practice religion or not to, and freedom to assemble peaceably
- Replace the massive healthcare reform law signed into law on March 23, 2010, with a version that actually shrinks government intervention into personal medical decisions
- Restore the power of the 10th Amendment by repealing laws that override a state’s right to govern itself or anything within its borders