These formulas for good government are not mine—they have evolved over centuries by wise men and women. If elected to Congress, I will only vote on bills that pass every rule.
- The U.S. Constitution—is it constitutional?
- The Golden Rule1—treat others the way you want to be treated.
- Don’t steal2—especially from citizens and future generations.
- Never trample on the rights of man. Never assume authority over inalienable rights given by our Creator.
- Only address issues delegated specifically to the federal government, but always provide ethical leadership.
- Choose laws that expand, not remove individual freedoms.3
- If we cannot in good conscience force our neighbor, never use the force of government!4
- Never allow the government to choose winners and losers in the marketplace. Let free markets decide.
Let’s thank Congressman Chaffetz for his public service and release him so he can serve his countrymen in a greater role. Vote Robert Stevens for Congress.
1Matthew 7:12 King James Version, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” The corollary naturally follows, “Don’t do anything to others that which you wouldn’t want them to do to you.”
2 Exodus 20:15
3 This is perhaps best said by Former Agricultural Secretary Ezra Taft Benson, “Have courage to apply this standard of truth. Determine what the effect of the various issues at stake is upon the character, the integrity, and the freedom of man. Which increase his freedom? Which abrogate or destroy? Which recognize and respect the individual dignity of man?” God, Family and County, page 7.
4 “When a portion of wealth is transferred from the person who owns it — without his consent and without compensation, and whether by force or by fraud — to anyone who does not own it, then I say that property is violated; that an act of plunder is committed.” The Law by Frédéric Bastiat.
“No citizen or group of citizens has any right to direct their agent, the government, to perform any act that would be evil or offensive to the conscience if that citizen were performing the act himself outside the framework of government.” God, Family and County, page 300.