Governing by Principle:
A Framework for Governing
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Stewards of the Foundation
"Government exists to protect rights, not to create them."
"The legitimate power of government begins and ends with the people,
while its authority comes from the Creator. "
"Just because a problem exists doesn’t mean government should try to solve it."
"Long-term and cumulative consequences should be considered
more carefully than short-term benefits."
"Government has nothing to give anyone
except what it first takes from someone else."
"Individuals are ultimately responsible
for governing themselves and for the consequences of their decisions."
"Free enterprise, not government,
is the engine of personal economic prosperity."
"The free market should not be distorted by
government-designed dictates or advantages."
"Government has a responsibility to protect the foundational institution of society:
the marriage-based, two-parent family."
"Parents, not government, are responsible
for the education and upbringing of their children."
Implementing the Principles:
Questions to Evaluate Public Policy Ideas