For too long, special interests, to include our very government agencies, have replaced We The People as to who our elected officials are representing, and this has resulted in a loss of liberty for the citizens. The average citizen or small group of citizens has little voice in our government.
The Liberty First Network is a pending 501(c)(4) Florida non-profit organization. We exist to educate citizens about Liberty, and to advocate for the restoration of Liberty in the Florida Legislature and elsewhere.
Here is a recent video of John testifying in committee for private property rights, and his debate with Sen. Jack Latvala:
Restore Liberty in Tallahassee!
Many of you have told me that you appreciate my Legislative Updates and I want to continue to keep you informed on issues of liberty in the state capital. I will keep you updated on legislation that affects our individual liberty and Constitutional rights, including ObamaCare, REAL ID, red light cameras, gun rights, Agenda 21 and many other issues.
I will also share with you the inside information on how and why politicians in Tallahassee create legislation. You might be surprised what really happens behind closed doors. Only when we understand what motivates politicians, will we be able to systematically restore liberty. I have spent the last 10 years learning the real workings of the legislative process in Tallahassee and I have learned what creates an impact and what doesn’t. I will share with you proven techniques on how to be an effective citizen lobbyist and be a countervailing force against the special interests lobbyist who pressure legislators for bigger government and loss of liberties.
Read my recent article: “Will the Florida Legislature Stop ObamaCare? It’s up to You!”
“Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.”
Thomas Paine, Common Sense
“Government programs, once created, almost never go away—and, in fact, they often continue to grow, even after the purposes for their existence have disappeared. Programs created to accomplish X are rarely evaluated years later to see if they’re actually accomplishing X. And those few times they are evaluated, the evaluations are almost never acted upon.
This is in part because once a government program begins, it establishes its own constituency, from the workers it employs to the people who benefit from it. And that constituency has a strong incentive to see the program continue and grow. A much stronger incentive than the general public has in shutting down any given wasteful and inefficient agency or regulatory scheme. This is the problem of “concentrated benefits and diffuse costs” and it plagues our government at every level. Furthermore, for most Americans, once a law has been enacted and so they have the sense that the government has “done something,” there just isn’t much of a drive to go back later to see how it’s working. New problems have come along demanding new laws, so that’s where our attention ends up.”
Aaron Ross Powell – CATO Institute
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