Twelve Maxims of the Movement.Submitted by Kevin Tuma on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 15:34
In this thread I proposed that we write our own platform:
Regardless of which political party we belong to, we need an ideological spine to the movement. People need to know what we stand for. Beginning with us.
I propose a concise and sparsely worded set of maxims--inflexible platform positions. Brief, pithy definitives. Things that go beyond the libertarian rejection of 'force' and 'fraud' and speak directly to what we would abolish or prohibit in government.
Forceful, brief; no more than twenty words each. It is arguable that the Second Amendment would have been much more effective if it had been limited to the simple phrase: "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." We need a simple, direct set of philosophical and political phrases.
Twelve seems an ideal number. The Ten Commandments and the Bill of Rights got by with ten each, but even they did not have to deal with a government that has overgrown not only its own capital, its own nation, but the world itself.
Let's write a platform.