We cannot all have absolute freedom in our social relationships with one another.
Absolute freedom includes freedom to limit or indeed eliminate the freedom of another or others.

The best we can do is to maximize freedom,
and this we achieve when we all accept certain limitations on our individual freedoms
so that we do not infringe the freedom of others.

This concept of shared, limited freedom we call “liberty”.

A Land of Liberty
is a land in which we are all subject to some restraint
in those actions which are harmful or detrimental to others.
In this way, the general liberty can be maximized.

maximizing liberty

How much government?

With Government Intervention at ZERO,
absolute freedom allows freedom to cause injury to another or others.

As Government Intervention increases,
so the law prevents people from injuring one another until, at 50% Intervention,
the law prohibits any and all forms of injury between people.

As Government Intervention increases beyond 50%,
the law exercises intrusive power beyond the prevention of injury,
thus creating Oppression.

At 50% Intervention, the law maximizes liberty by providing protection without oppression.

Law creates Liberty.
It can also destroy it.

 
LAW and GOVERNANCE for MAXIMUM LIBERTY

If any man, any woman, acquires or is granted power over any other or others, this will not may, but will most surely and certainly lead to abuse, misuse and corruption.

The only Power that is competent and can be trusted to regulate the affairs of community and society is the Power of Principle, the Principle that in the pursuit of self-improvement and the exercise of liberty, no-one should injure or exploit others.

This Principle of Liberty is neutral and impersonal. It is a shield, preventing injury.
It is also a limit on government.

Legislators hold no arbitrary or discretionary power. They are simply Interpreters, applying the Principle in terms of everyday events and actions. The process of Interpretation is clearly delineated and circumscribed in terms of obligation and limitation. If there is Injury, there must be Prevention. If there is no Injury, then there is neither cause nor justification for the interference of law.

“A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another yet leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and which shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned: this is the sum of good Government necessary to complete the circle of our felicities”.

Thomas Jefferson in his first Inaugural Address given on March 4th, 1801.

The Economics of Prosperity

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Regional Development Banks established specifically to provide longterm investment for industry and infrastructure can create jobs and industries NOW, with genuine, repayable investment loans.

The absence of a fair and sustainable work-reward relationship creates inflation and monetary instability. Job-evaluated pay is already a reality in major companies. The combination of Pay, Profit and Price Evaluation can guarantee a fair day's pay, rising productivity, full employment, and a stable monetary unit.

Maximizing productivity must become a nationwide objective, especially in government as the nation's biggest employer and its least productive.

The Politics of Liberty

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Politics as we know it today consists of two "sides": Red and Blue, Socialism and Conservatism, each trying to secure gains for its own supporters at the expense of the others. The result is confrontation, stalemate and ultimately dysfunctionality, while government takes an ever-increasing share of citizens' hard-earned incomes.

Government popularity is at an all-time low, as is confidence that it can solve our current problems of recession, growing environmental degradation, and the dramatic failure of our banking and financial systems. The need is clear for a fundamental re-invention of politics, based not on sectional advantage but on a policy of mutual respect, clearly defined fairness and justice, and maximum liberty for all, administered by a financially disciplined government.

The Supremacy of Constitution

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No people should give government power over them, without first setting conditions on the use of that power. Such is the purpose of Constitution.

Governments govern people, constitutions govern governments, by establishing procedures, obligations, and perhaps most importantly, limitations on the powers of government.

If we are not to drift slowly and surely, ever deeper into debt and dictatorship, the issues of Constitution, its Provisions, its Supreme Status in the process of governance, and the provision for periodic and necessary Amendment must be given urgent and serious consideration.

Liberty & Law are inseparable.
Without Law there is no Liberty.
Law creates Liberty.
It can also destroy it.

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