At Liberty for All, we believe it is a noble cause to educate the next generation. Education promotes innovation and growth in the future of our nation, but it can only do this if children are actually learning. And when we look at the results of the American public education system today it becomes abundantly clear that a one-size-fits-all standardized way of teaching does not serve the best interests of our students.
A guy sitting behind a desk in Washington D.C. has no way of knowing what style of learning would benefit each of the children graduating from Kindergarten to 1st Grade at your local school district this year—much less each of the roughly 50+ million children enrolled in public schools across America today. Federal bureaucracy is not a good option for quality control in education, but parents are. They know when their child is learning at their highest potential (and when they’re not!) and, as a general rule, can make the best decisions to help set them on the path to success.
Currently moving through the New Hampshire Legislature is SB 193 which would empower parents to make the best educational choice for their child, without fear of being unable to afford it. Education is best handled at the local and state level, and SB 193 is a big step in the right direction.
Most liberty-minded Americans hate government oversight. More and more local communities have turned into Nanny states. Bureaucrats and politicians want to police your every move. From what you drink to how you drive, government oversight has gone out of control.
Perhaps one of the most abusive practices is the use of red light cameras. These devices have been implemented across the country. Governments claim they help keep the roads safe. But a lack of accountability has led to cities violating state law. And taking cash out of your pocket!
They use red light cameras to hit drivers with heavy fines. Instead of allowing police to keep our roads safe, they spy on every American. Often the fines are not in line with state traffic laws. Not to mention many cities have been caught violating state regulations to use them.
This situation has created a loophole, where local government can scam drivers. But if one lawmaker has his way, it will be a thing of the past.
Senator Don Huffines, a Republican, promised to file new legislation to ban Texas cities from using red light cameras to assess a civil fine in lieu of the state’s criminal traffic charge for running a red light.
The first-term senator said it’s time for voters and state lawmakers to act, “The citizens of these cities need to speak up. They need to go to the polls and vote their conscience about how these cities, these bureaucrats that care more about the money ... continue reading »
There has always been an ongoing struggle between big government and big business. Often it is the American citizen that gets caught in the crossfire.
While we love to see businesses thrive, often the most powerful corporations in America create an uneven playing field that only benefits themselves. The virtues of a free market are compromised as lobbyists sway our lawmakers into creating policy that only helps a few.
If we are to succeed economically in the 21st Century, all businesses must have the opportunity to thrive. That means eliminating outrageous tax breaks that only help a certain segment of private business. Ensuring that all companies—big and small—are paying a fair tax can ensure healthy growth, jobs, and a stronger economic future.
That’s exactly what Eric Brakey hopes to achieve in Maine with his proposed bill.
A Republican state lawmaker says he wants to get rid of what he calls corporate welfare – dozens of tax breaks targeted to help specific industries…
Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, said his bill would eliminate an array of 47 state tax credits or exemptions for corporations in a range of industries and would result in as much as $225 million a year in additional tax revenue for the state budget. Brakey said ending the benefits would give the state the resources it needs to entirely eliminate its corporate income tax. (Portland Press Herald)
Now the elimination of tax breaks for businesses might seem counter to Libertarian goals, but it will enable Maine to ... continue reading »