SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE
The most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of all innocent persons
within its jurisdiction, including the unborn, the infirm, and the disabled. We
affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all people; and thereby intend to have
judicial and legislative protection of the right to life against those who
perform abortions, euthanasia, or assisted suicide. We want to ensure that women
with problem pregnancies have the support, material and otherwise, they need for
themselves and their babies. For this purpose we will use public revenues in
accordance with the principle of subsidiarity. We oppose punitive action against
women who have an abortion.
NOTE: Subsidiarity is the principle which states that matters ought to be
handled by the lowest or smallest competent authority.
PROTECTING OUR 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS, FIGHTING CRIME, AND SECURING OUR NATION
For the protection of our Constitution, our Republic, and ourselves the support
of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as written, is
affirmed by the Conservative Caucus of Monroe County.
LIMIT GOVERNMENT SPENDING ─ TAX REDUCTION
Spending by governments must be limited to purposes enumerated in their
respective constitutions and charters. All subsidies to private organizations
and revenue sharing to governments must be phased out and eventually abolished.
IDEALLY, combined government peacetime spending should not consume in excess of
20% of GDP. The American worker should not be forced to work more than one day a
week for tax and spend politicians.
Our country was built on individual property rights. No government entity has
the right to take the real or personal property of an individual citizen unless
that citizen has forfeited the right to that property by using force or fraud
and the individuals harmed can be made whole only by the forfeiture of said
property. No government entity should be allowed to tax real or personal
property owned by any individual. The right to tax real or personal property, in
effect, gives the government the deed to that property. Individuals must have
the right to defend their property from intruders. There must be no civil or
criminal penalties for defending one's person or property.
ENSURING EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
All manner of racism is hateful, immoral, and dangerously divisive. We will not
tolerate references to race or ethnicity in the laws or business of our
governments. We will be neither manipulated nor divided and conquered by racist
Since emission-free nuclear power has
proven worldwide to be safe, clean, and the least expensive domestic
source of large scale electrical energy, we support its production in
Monroe County. We prefer recycling of spent fuel rods as an alternative
to ceramically encapsulated storage.
We will expose to public scrutiny
the legislative and regulatory war against nuclear energy that has
served the competing special interests and the opponents of a free
and energy independent America Arbitrary regulations and
enforcement helped cause the estimated three year Fermi II project to
drag on for eighteen years with a $4 billion cost overrun.
They also caused recyclable fuel to be stored on site as "waste."
Note: Fermi II was
initially estimated at less than $270 million and was finished at a cost
of approximately $5 billion. The project began in 1970 and was finally
licensed for operation in 1988. The original projections were for 1000
nuclear power plants. There are 104 plants generating 20% of our
electrical energy. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing
procedure killed the industry. It is one of 1000 federal agencies
that have destroyed our manufacturing and energy industries.