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The Responsible Voter’s Guide

America is the only nation in Earth’s history that was founded on the premise that the People owned their government; and were to be represented by individuals drawn from amongst them.  These selfless public servants are charged with the task of carrying out the wishes of the People in matters of government—so long as those matters were within the constraints of our constitution,…

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Easily Accessible Education Is Coming

I know a lot of folks who are dependent on the State government school system for their livelihoods aren’t thrilled with my plan to aggressively push distance learning (primarily over the Internet) and competency tests. Naturally, they fear for their jobs (we won’t need as many actual teachers (a single teacher can communicate with 100 students who are focused on their laptops, very…

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Education

Government’s effective monopolization of the school system has resulted in Arizona’s children receiving poor education. Budgets are spiraling out of control, parents have little to no control over the education of their children and teachers are paying for school supplies out of their own pockets. Lower and middle income Arizonans are effectively denied freedom of choice in education because they are taxed to…

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Native American Relations

I appreciate that many of the ideas and beliefs expressed in the Declaration of Independence were taken directly from Iroquois tribal law. In most aspects, it is as libertarian as it gets; respect for each individual Life, equality among men, recognition of the sovereignty of the individual, a profound sense of honor and dignity and a heightened sense of restraint on government interference…

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Private Property

Libertarians believe that all real property should be privately owned, that the government should not own land. To be consistent, then, our position on a foreign national entering our country should be exactly what it would be if all land were already in private hands. Individual ownership of a piece of property amounts to the sole right to control and use that property….

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My thoughts on “Immigration”

The terms and conditions of becoming an American Citizen are squarely under the authority of our Congress however, “Arizona Citizenship” is not so clear. The terms and conditions under which anyone can enter upon Arizona’s land is within the authority of Arizona’s State legislature. The urgency of the problem and the failure of the US Congress or the President to act demands that…

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The way I see it

I see an Arizona where the State is on the brink of being completely self-funding. Arizona’s income streams will be: – The flat 9.9% retail transaction tax – The flat 4% of the gross receipts of all Arizona corporations – Train fares – Electric car rentals at the stations – Royalties on developed patents – Train system solar electric production – Water sales…

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The “We Own Arizona” program

What Is: “We Own Arizona”? Question for Barry Hess, Libertarian Nominee for Arizona Governor: What is this “We Own Arizona” project you’ve been talking about? Answer: That’s a good question, and one I deliberately left unanswered. I knew that people would immediately jump to the conclusion that I have grand plans to use taxpayer money to build a world-class; high-speed; 6-track; raised monorail…

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Border Control

Objectives: To completely stop all crossing of the southern Arizona jurisdictional border with the State of Mexico other than through portals of entry designated by the State of Arizona.  To secure the Southern Arizona border against hostile invasion or threats to Arizona, and American Citizens at the least cost to taxpayer possible while establishing the most practical and measurable means to accomplish the…

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