A Political Ad from Tom Campbell: Individual Liberty
Less government. More freedom. Individual liberty.
These principles are the foundation of my campaign for Governor and define my philosophy on issues across the spectrum.
In the last several years, we have let government in our state grow unchecked, with serious consequences culminating in the recent budget crisis. My commitment to limited government runs beyond the words of a single campaign. It has defined my career.
In the 102nd Congress, the National Taxpayers Union Foundation voted me the single member least likely to spend your taxpayer dollars.
While serving in state government, I wrote the last California budget that balanced without tax increases or accounting gimmicks.
I received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, where I had the great privilege of having as my faculty advisor Milton Friedman. He would have been 97 today. Milton did a great deal to educate our nation and the world on the importance of maximizing liberty, something we would do well to remember today as government intrudes more and more in our economy and daily lives. I hope you’ll read my thoughts today on this milestone.
The individual is preeminent in our society, not government. I want to lead a California where people have the freedom to start new businesses unencumbered by unreasonable government dictates; the freedom to create jobs without a crushing tax burden for having done so; a California where we are free to choose our own doctors, and free to choose the school best for one’s child.
With kind regards,
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