Letter: Clarification to letter offeredI'm writing in response to the Oct. 22 letter of Cheryl A. Schneider, in which she characterizes the Republican Liberty Caucus as “extremist.”
I'm writing in response to the Oct. 22 letter of Cheryl A. Schneider, in which she characterizes the Republican Liberty Caucus as “extremist.”
As this word paints a radical, even violent, image, I would like to clarify the principles of our organization.
We believe in the natural rights of every individual, and the limits on government action as set out in our country's Constitution. Many federal agencies have no basis for authority as specified in the enumerated powers.
Since there is no authorization in the Constitution, the RLC supports a phase out of all programs and departments that were created through an abrogation of Congressional and Executive limits.
While it would fit with these beliefs to phase out Social Security and Medicare, it is politically unlikely, but more importantly, irrelevant to the subject.
Kathy Lohmer is not running for federal office. She was endorsed by the Minnesota chapter of the RLC in consideration of the Minnesota State Constitution and locally relevant issues.
Our membership agreed that Ms. Lohmer, as a state representative for 56A, will put the rights of the individual before the rights of the state.
With the prospect of a federal government that will attempt to create new programs and new mandates on the states, and a state budget shortfall ranging in estimates from $1 billion to $2 billion, we are proud to endorse a candidate that believes people make better decisions about their families, their property and their money than government.