Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty teeth.

First Inaugural Address of George Washington...April 30, 1789

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Abraham Lincoln said:

"In this age, and in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it nothing can suceed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions."

James Madison Declared

The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the PEOPLE altogether in their reasonings on this subject; and to have viewed these different establishments not only as mutual rivals and enemies, but as uncontrolled by any common superior in their efforts to usurp the authorities of each other. These gentlemen must be reminded of their error. They must be told that the ULTIMATE AUTHORITY, wherever the derivative may be found, RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE ALONE. (Federalist Papers, No. 46, p.294; emphasis added.)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Martin Anderson's Policy Memorandum No.1

by Martin Anderson

The Plan

(1) We must speed up economic growth to increase the take-home pay of workers and to provide more jobs.

  • Reduce federal taxes
  • Index federal income tax brackets
  • Reduce and eliminate counterproductive federal government regulation of business, education, and the professions
(2) Federal spending must be controlled

  • Reduce and eliminate waste and extravagance in federal spending
  • Establish effective controls on federal spending
  • Give the President line-item veto power over the budget
  • Transfer certain federal programs, along with the tax resources that finance them, back to state and local governments
(3) Balance the federal budget
(4) Economic policy must be consistent, dependable, with no abrupt changes
(5) Propose an "Economic Bill of Rights"
    • Section 1.Limit the amount the federal government can spend
    • Section 2.Require the federal budget to be balanced
    • Section 3.Prohibit the imposition of wage and price controls
    • Section 4. Establish line-item veto power for the President
    • Section 5. Require a two-thirds vote of Congress on all major spending bills
This plan should show positive results within at most one to two years.

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