Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Proper Role of Government

Secure, by the consent of the governed, their rights to life, liberty, and property.

Without government, we would shoulder the constant burden of our own self-defense and preservation of our accumulated property. These burdens are beyond the constant vigilance of the individual. We must, therefore, give up just enough liberty to effect the formation of government for the purpose of securing these liberties; life and property. With the need for government established, we must reason its proper size and function; as our founders did. Only humans were created to reason. Pursuing reason requires liberty. It follows then that the Creator intended that humans be free and that governments established among them protect that liberty above all else. Our founders interpreted the proper role of government to be one that “establishes Justice, insures domestic Tranquility, provide(s) for the common defense, promote(s) the general Welfare, and secure(s) the Blessings of Liberty for ourselves and our Posterity…” Thus, a properly established and functioning government will protect its citizens right to life and property to the maximum while infringing upon their liberty to the minimum.


RJ Harris
Norman, OK
OK Dist4 Congressional Candidate
Constitutional Conservative Republican

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