Statement of Principles
Americans inherit from our ancestors a glorious tradition of freedom and resistance to oppression. Our country has long been admired by the rest of the world for her great example of liberty and prosperity—a light shining in the darkness of tyranny.
But many Americans today are frustrated. The political choices they are offered often give them no real choice at all, and an out-of-control government is threatening their futures with runaway, ever-increasing spending.
Campaign for Liberty was established to highlight the neglected but common-sense principles we champion and reinsert them into the American political conversation.
- The U.S. Constitution is at the heart of what Campaign for Liberty stands for, and we demand our government have fidelity to its own governing document.
- Like our Founding Fathers, we believe in a noninterventionist foreign policy. Our military overstretch is undermining our national defense and bankrupting our country. We cannot afford to be the policeman of the world.
- We believe the free market is the most just and humane economic system and the greatest engine of prosperity the world has ever known.
- We believe with Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, and F.A. Hayek that central banking distorts economic decision-making and misleads entrepreneurs into making unsound investments. We oppose the Federal Reserve System, which has reduced the value of the dollar by over 95 percent since it began in 1913, and we are pushing for a full and complete audit of the Fed to be conducted immediately.
- We oppose the dehumanizing assumption that all issues that divide us must be settled at the federal level and forced on every American community, whether by activist judges, a power-hungry executive, or a meddling Congress. We believe in the humane alternative of local self-government, as called for in our Constitution.
- We oppose the transfer of American sovereignty to supranational organizations in which the American people possess no elected representatives.
- We believe that freedom is an indivisible whole, including not only economic liberty, but civil liberties, privacy rights, and all the personal freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights. We defend the timeless rights cherished for centuries by our civilization against the lawless tyranny that has always threatened them, and we seek a future where the American tradition of liberty is restored and respected more profoundly than ever.
Our country is ailing. That is the bad news. The good news is that the remedy is so simple and attractive: a return to the principles our Founders taught us. Respect for the Constitution, the rule of law, individual liberty, sound money, and a noninterventionist foreign policy constitute the foundation of Campaign for Liberty, and we are contacting millions of Americans to mobilize them in support of these principles.