Before people unite to form something, such as a marriage or corporation, they usually create an image of what their relationship will be like. If this image differs greatly from what they experience, they usually separate.
Problems may arise if any property was created during their union, such as a house or factory. Whatever caused their separation also may cause disagreements in dividing their united property. Ingeniously, many people solve this problem by writing a contract before they get together, stating how any property should be divided.
Problems may still exist if people do not honor their contracts. To solve this, governments step in and divide any disputed property. If governments would charge for this valuable service, they could make the money to operate— without taxation.
When people draw up a contract, they could purchase a contract insurance policy from their government. This would insure that all the partners would get what they deserve from their relationship. If someone did not follow the terms of the agreement, the government would have permission to distribute any common property according to the contract.
Of course, no one would have to buy this insurance. People should be free to resolve any disagreements by talking with their partners. But if partners began taking from each other, this would be robbery, and the government should stop them. All uninsured partners would lose the use of their common property if they could not agree with each other.
Today, most people buy fire and medical insurance to protect them against a major loss. Most people would buy contract insurance for the same reason. With all the contracts that are signed each day, our government could earn the money to maintain the best court, military, police and prison system in the world. This would protect all the people in our nation—without robbing us to do it.
With this system, for the first time in history, people could live in peace. Our government would continue to defend each person's home and business against criminals. The big improvement would be that the no-tax restriction added to our constitution would defend each person's property against our government.
With the elimination of robbery in our nation, we would find that we could satisfy all our other needs with much less effort. When people can keep what they earn, it does not take long for them to trade with each other and acquire what they need to live well. Peace and prosperity are possible for those who are willing to think about how to achieve them.
Although you probably know that your life began when two cells united, do you know that people who create a nation are continuing a long history of things that unite? Atoms unite and form a molecule; molecules unite and form a cell; cells unite and form a person; and people unite to form a nation. After billions of years of uniting on earth, we are the first units to develop a brain that can understand what is going on.
The biggest threat to our survival comes from people who want to rob us. To eliminate this threat, our ancestors created the first nation by choosing a leader who could protect each person from the violent behavior of others. This wonderful system of electing a leader allows people to live in peace, and is called a government. Unfortunately, no nation has survived for long because government leaders have misused their power.
The people who created the Constitution of the United States solved this problem by writing a list of actions that our leaders are not allowed to take. For example, the first Americans decided that our government will not abridge the freedom of the press, which is why I can send you this book. Our nation has grown very strong because we are the first people to restrict our politicians. I would like to persuade you that we need to add another restriction to sustain the health of our nation.
The worst abuse of power by most politicians is taxation. They start by taking a small amount of money from a few citizens. Then, because every living thing tries to grow as strong as possible, these politicians take more and more money from everyone. To insure the survival of our nation, we should add the following to our list of restrictions:
I would like to offer you a trade. If you vote for me to become the President, I will work to protect all Americans from anyone who tries to rob us. I will introduce contract insurance, which is a way that we can operate our government without taxation. A couple of centuries ago, Americans eliminated the disease of slavery from our beautiful nation. This century, we should eliminate taxes.
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Instead of being a candidate, I prefer to vote for someone. In fact, my wife and I have a twenty-two-year-old who likes to play baseball and I much prefer running around with them than running for office. But unfortunately, I disagree with those on the ballot: It is wrong to take money from people.
Although I would like to talk with you about contract insurance, which is a way to operate government without taxation, we have an emergency: Phillip Jordan... We have people dying: Patrick Nixon... We have Americans dying: Frederick Pokorney... We have American soldiers dying:
Randal Rosacker... Operation Iraqi Freedom was created by our president and voted for by most of our congress to protect us from the political party in Iraq. Our military has done a brilliant job in finding its leader hiding in a hole in the ground—obviously no threat to us now. Bring our troops home to parades and a hearty "Thank you." Our military is to protect our freedom—not anyone else's.
Thomas Slocum... Americans have worked hard to create the most powerful defense department that has ever existed. For us to remain safe while our defenders are being ambushed outside our country is very wrong. I hope all Libertarian federal candidates will make this the focus of their campaigns:
Michael Williams... At minimum, if we are successful at equating that a Libertarian-vote is a vote to return our heroes, we will show the other parties that a growing number of Americans see our work as being finished in Iraq. While some may disagree with my reasons, I hope we can all agree on this goal.
Thomas Adams... As a citizen of the United Nations, I am working to improve that government by calling for the election of a congress representing the people from all the constitutional republics around the world. This should help the Iraqi people if they choose to join, but this has nothing to do with my campaign for federal office in the United States.
Eric Orlowski... As president, my first priority would be to keep our military ready to defend all those in the US. If people choose to travel outside our country, they would be wise to join in the efforts to make the UN more effective.
Christopher Seifert... While it is wrong for the UN to give membership to kings, it is very dangerous for our US government to give aid to these dictators—like the one in Arabia. Those trying to establish a different system in their country will see Americans as their enemy—like those who killed so many on 911.
Brandon Tobler... Our nation was started by removing the English king's influence, and those helping him were our enemies as well. Our government should not take sides, but especially should not take the side of a king. Fortunately the old parties allow airline pilots to carry guns again so they can at least defend themselves and their customers until our party can improve our foreign policy.
Therrel Childers... While sometimes our president has to send our armed forces to hunt down those who attack and run, this should be very focused and of short duration with the goal of returning them for trial if possible.
Jose Gutierrez... If we don't protect our military personnel, they won't re-enlist and if the old parties draft my son like they did my brother that almost will be unbearable. Please, let's end this latest death list—please.
Jay Aubin, Andrew...
Currently, I'm spending my advertisement dollar on printed ads like the one that appeared in the business card directory of our national newspaper. I've enjoyed visiting regions and conventions around our country, and have sent my literature and DVD to many of those that I have yet to visit. While being excluded in the last one, I am trying to take part in our next national convention debate.
When people offer their support, I try to persuade those interested in contract insurance to run for federal office or support someone in their area. My focus is to join with other Libertarians to form a team of about one in a million Americans (269) so the voters have a real alternative when the taxing parties finally alienate just over half of us. Please join us because, win or lose, we know that we are doing something important.