The purpose of this blog is to discuss how we can move society towards more individual freedom. Let me start by saying I have always considered myself a conservative. Small government, traditional family values etc. Lately I find myself more concerned with the small government aspect.
We are losing our freedom as individuals. No matter what action government takes it keeps gradually gaining power and we keep losing control over our lives. It started so innocently. Smoking for example. First came the warnings on cigarettes and banning commercials on TV, now I can't have a beer and a cigarette in a bar in my state. Seat belts were the same way. First the government mandated the manufacturers include them in cars, now the government tells me I have to use them. I am not going to spend a lot of time writing how smoking is bad or seat belts are good and that is part of the point. Individuals know or should know what is good and bad for them. It is part of personal responsibility. The less personal responsibility we have the more control the government takes.
Everyone wants to use government for their own ends. People who don't like smoking want the government to ban smoking, people who want others to be healthy want the government to force people to be healthy (or what they judge to be healthy), people who want government to promote families create tax incentives and other legal protections for families and the list goes on. The problem is to do each of these things government must have control of those areas. Once government has control they are the power broker. The government uses this power to enrich itself and maintain its power. Now you have to protect yourself against the government and to do that you have got to lobby the right people and keep your powerful congressman in office to protect you.
I will write more as I have time and when things occur to me. I don't know if others will be interested in my blog. If so, great, if not, oh well.