The structure of our Federal Government is based upon three bedrock principles:
These principles, designed to protect individuals and the states from an overbearing Federal Government, have been systematically trampled. Only the Libertarian Party is dedicated to reversing this.
Whether it is the absurd extensions of the interstate commerce clause of the Constitution, or the threatening of Colorado’s marijuana legalization, or the EPA’s overreach, or the failures of Congress to pass budgets or control the Executive’s use of military force, or the passage of ambiguous laws and the creation of the “administrative state,” or a thousand other examples, both old parties have overridden the Constitution whenever they have found it to be politically expedient. This must stop.
As your Representative, I pledge that I will vote for no law that violates these principles. I also pledge that I will resist the further abdication of responsibility by Congress and will claw back the powers that have been wrongly ceded in the past to the Executive and to an unelected and unaccountable administrative state.
In addition to defending these bedrock principles, I advocate the following changes: