Statement from the Candidate

In 2010 I ran an unsuccessful campaign for the United States Congress, but I'm still posting blogs that I believe express an opinion that most other people miss, and that I also believe can make America great again and cast off the yoke of liberal/progressive control that is currently in place.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Ayn Rand, Freedom and “The Virtue of Selfishness”

We are in an era of constant crisis. Why? Because our corrupt government is now making decisions about our lives that formerly we individuals made for ourselves. Ayn Rand’s “The Virtue of Selfishness” makes this point clearly: when individuals make decisions that best reflect what’s best for themselves and their families you have a successful, prosperous society. But when government decides what type of car you drive, what type of fuel you use, what temperature settings you keep your home thermostat set to, and where you get your health insurance coverage, you no longer have decisions being made by individuals, and society deteriorates. We’re now at this point.

Government has now taken over so much of our lives and our money that jobs are gone, individual freedom to choose is gone, and prosperity is slipping away. The current legislative terrorism and corruption in the Obama administration are the greatest threats our nation has ever faced, and it’s enlightening to note that the threat is internal and coming from our own elected officials, not from an external enemy.

If we don’t stop the spending; if our next Republican congress doesn’t repeal TARP, stimulus and bailout bills and return all unspent money to the treasury; if we don’t repeal ObamaCare in its entirety; if we don’t fully support Israel in its war with terrorists; if we don’t re-establish legislative practices and procedures based on respect for rules and principles; if we don’t repeal cap and trade; if we don’t defund Obama’s czars; if we don’t get out of the U.N.; if we don’t wake up and call environmentalism the fraud and threat to our way of life that it’s been proven to be, we will fail as a nation and our children and grand children will never know the prosperity and freedom we have grown up with. We can, we must, do these things for the sake of our children.

The next congress has an awesome task ahead of it. Our nation dies or survives based on the decisions they make. Voters must choose wisely in November.
By Dave King