Archive for ‘Economy’

November 3, 2012

What if?

Muir Boda – Libertarian Candidate for Congress in Maryland’s 1st District

What if Congress was bought and sold by corporate interests?

What if tax loopholes and regulatory exemptions were bought and sold in the halls of Congress?

What if both major political parties have become so ineffective at addressing the issues of the day?

What if the Constitution was actually designed to restrict Government but we continue to elect people to Congress and the Presidency who ignore it?

What if our use of Drones kill more civilians than terrorists and creates more enemies for America?

What if Peace is cheaper than war? What if we had leaders that listened to and adhered to the guidance of our founders such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

What if we elected people to Congress who actually believe our Government should be constrained inside the Constitution? What if those choices are actually on the ballot?

What if the private sector was freed from government regulations and an oppressive tax system? What if that actually created tens of millions of new jobs and made our manufacturing sector competitive with the rest of the world?

What if the 1st District of Maryland had someone else other than Andy Harris representing them in Congress who supports Civil Liberties? What if we had a Congressman that would have vehemently opposed the Patriot Act, The National Defense Authorization Act, CISPA and was not on the hook to special interest for hundreds of thousands of dollars?

What if that person was actually on the ballot? Well, I am.

Muir Boda

Libertarian for Congress

Maryland’s 1st District

October 22, 2012

Dismantling Political Labels

Muir Boda – Libertarian Candidate for Congress in Maryland’s 1st District

As we approach Election Day, I thought it appropriate to take a look at the definitions of the political philosophies that are prominent in our society.

Historically we have attributed the Democratic Party to the idea of liberalism. Here is how Webster defines liberalism.

lib·er·al·ism:

b : a theory in economics emphasizing individual freedom from restraint and usually based on free competition, the self-regulating market, and the gold standard

c : a political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of the human race, and the autonomy of the individual and standing for the protection of political and civil liberties; specifically : such a philosophy that considers government as a crucial instrument for amelioration of social inequities (as those involving race, gender, or class).

On the other side of the aisle we have attributed conservatism to the Republican Party. Here is Webster’s definition of conservatism.

con·ser·va·tism:

a : disposition in politics to preserve what is established

b : a political philosophy based on tradition and social stability, stressing established institutions, and preferring gradual development to abrupt change; specifically : such a philosophy calling for lower taxes, limited government regulation of business and investing, a strong national defense, and individual financial responsibility for personal needs (as retirement income or health-care coverage)

 What is interesting is watching how these two political parties govern. Democrats certainly do not represent a self-regulating free market or advocate for the gold standard. They also have not represented or defended civil liberties very well as we continue drone strikes, the implementation of the NDAA and the Patriot Act.

Republicans did little to preserve the liberties and freedoms that existed by supporting the abrupt change of government policy by passing the Patriot Act and NDAA. However, they are sticking to their conservative roots by preserving these atrocious policies.

Both political parties have essentially become conservative. They both continue working to preserve the failed policies of war, political corruption by rewarding their backers with bailouts and loopholes in regulations and taxes, as well the simple fact that neither party has worked to reduce the debt, the deficit and reform Social Security and Medicare.

Now let’s take a look at Webster’s definition of a Libertarian.

lib·er·tar·i·an

1: an advocate of the doctrine of free will

2a : a person who upholds the principles of individual liberty especially of thought and action

 If true Libertarians are elected to Congress, I can assure you that authentic and original liberal policies will be pursued and once achieved a conservative mindset of preserving those achievements would be implemented.

End all the wars. Bring home our troops. Repeal the Patriot Act, the NDAA and stop the senseless and immoral drone strikes. Reform our tax system by eliminating the IRS, payroll taxes, corporate taxes, capital gains taxes and death taxes and replace it with 10%-15% consumption tax. Balance the federal budget with a 43% cut in government spending. Get the government out of the private sector and let self-regulation of the free market work. We need to return to the gold standard and end the Federal Reserve System.

We must become Liberal to become Conservative. To achieve freedom and prosperity, being Libertarian is the only answer.

So this election, join me and Be Libertarian.

October 4, 2012

Fixing the Economy – Web Ad

October 2, 2012

Politicit.com Interview

June 20, 2012

Austerity

Muir Boda – Libertarian for Congress in Maryland’s 1st District

The current situation we find ourselves in with respect to the financial situation of the Federal Government is one that should be of grave concern to all Americans. This problem did not arise over night; this has been a slow and gradual step up the rungs to financial insolvency.

One example is the enormous amounts of money we have spent on the War on Poverty. We were told that this would “end poverty as we know it”, and it did, it made it worse.

The extreme failure of the War on Poverty has done nothing to pull people out of poverty, because the poverty that exists is not monetary, it is a cultural poverty. It is a poverty that no government can fix; it is one that requires individuals to be responsible for their actions. Through hard work and dedication one can pull themselves up out of their own situation by attaining success through learning from their failures and doing what is right.

The culture of dependency has nearly destroyed the soul of our country. The welfare state is wrought with fraud and failure. It has deprived generations of their dignity and few ever break out of the cycle. They have become enslaved by dependency and are trapped under the giant footprint of government.

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May 14, 2012

True Economic Recovery

Have we reached this point?

Many experts, economists and government officials have been throwing around different philosophies and opinions on how the government can bring about economic recovery. The basic truth of their proposals and opinions goes to show they have no experience or any idea about reality.

The simple fact is that Government is the biggest problem. Government regulations, government waste and fraud and the heavy burden of taxes on our citizens and businesses is the problem. Out of control government spending has brought us to the point of ridiculous taxes and regulations that have nearly destroyed American ingenuity and creativity.

First, it is so difficult to start a business in America anymore. There are so many regulations to comply with that it is difficult for small business to get a fair shot.

Second, many manufacturers are going overseas to countries that are welcoming them and the jobs they bring. It is simply better to do business elsewhere because those countries have created an environment conducive to business and growth.

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May 3, 2012

Why Am I A Libertarian

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