Thursday, August 23, 2012

Support Daniel Lewis in District 52

In House District 52, I am supporting Daniel Lewis running on the Libertarian ticket against liberal Democrat Mike Stewart. There is not a Republican on the ballot. I would love to see Mike Stewart defeated and we need one Libertarian in the State House.

I recently contributed to the Lewis campaign. To volunteer or contribute follow this link: Daniel Lewis.

Why I am Running for Office
by Daniel Lewis

I am running for Tennessee State House 52 because the size, scope and power of Tennessee State Government must be reduced. Since 1796 (the year Tennessee became a State), the size, scope, and power of government has steadily grown. Increases in the size, size, scope, and power of government mean one thing – a reduction in individual liberty. Ultimately every issue comes down to individual liberty. Since 1796 individuals in Tennessee have enjoyed the protection of not having a fine of over $50 imposed without a jury.  Many legislators do not think protecting rights such as these is important.  

In 2010 Mike Stewart sponsored HB 3659 that removed that protection for zoning and code violation and allowed local governments to use and administrative hearing to impose fines of up to $500 without a jury.

The Tennessee legislature largely seeks the best interest of the collective. Some legislators defend individual freedom on select issues, but none of them advocate consistently for the rights of the individual against an ever advancing tide of collectivism. The world’s smallest minority, the individual, lacks any real representation in the Tennessee Legislature. As a Libertarian I actually call for reducing the size, scope, and power of government, thus increasing individual liberty. I seek to roll back the growth in the size, scope, and power of government. If you want less government, less taxes, and more freedom, then support my candidacy for Tennessee House District 52.

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