promise of "life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness" is not poetry, but a fundamental statement of
political philosophy upon which the United States
Constitution and all laws are based.
Only free markets can
produce personal wealth. Efforts by government to
create income, provide social employment or control the means
of production only create scarcity and
Government cannot produce
freedom. Rather, it is only an imperfect instrument
by which conflicting freedoms are resolved.
Government must function
with respect for individual political rights, economic
freedoms, moral principles and established cultural
The right to private
property is fundamental. Government may not limit,
devalue, confiscate nor deprive a citizen of the use of
personal property without just cause, due process, the
right of adjudication and a fair compensation.
It is the nature of
government to assume unrelinquished power;
impose unjustified restrictions; amass unearned fortune;
and act without proper authority. It is the
obligation of all citizens to resist and repeal, through
"eternal vigilance" and voluntary activity,
those actions of government which transfer sovereignty
from the people to an elite ruling class.