We at DownsizeDC.org, Inc. believe in the value of, and advocate for the rights of the human individual. We also believe that individuals should be "judged by the content of their character, and not the color of their skin" nor for their ethnicity.
The philosophy of the State is collectivism. It is the government that seeks to categorize us, and then to utilize these categories to extend special privileges based on demographics.
All of God's creatures should be equal before the law free to live their life, enjoy their freedom, and pursue their bliss. That was the vision of the Founders. And that is the lofty goal for which we should (and do) strive. In a word, we stand for liberty.
Liberty is a social bargain of mutual respect that honors the individual. To have liberty, one must permit others to have it.
Racism and anti-Semitism are ugly forms of collectivism. In addition to being wrong-headed, those who espouse such views are judging others by their demographic group, and not as unique, inviolable individuals. As long as one judges others in this fashion, they cannot truly be for liberty.
It may seem trite to say that such thinking comes from ignorance.
Yet many sincerely believe they are justified when they advocate that something more than the content of an individual's character must be judged. Special privileges and racial profiling represent two opposite examples rooted in the same error.
DownsizeDC.org does NOT believe that the challenges we're facing in this country today can be dropped at the feet of any race or nationality, be they Hispanic immigrants, Jews, African-Americans, etc.
Each individual everyone reading this belongs to a race and nationality. Each of us wants to be judged individually.
We know, both in our hearts and from experience, that most people are hardworking, love their country, and care about their families. Some individuals seek a better life. America is a wonderful land of opportunity. At DownsizeDC.org, we presume human beings to be innocent and well-intentioned until they, individually, provide evidence to the contrary.
Can groups ever be judged? Well, ideas matter. Wrong ideas can do a great deal of damage. Therefore, to the extent that any INDIVIDUAL or voluntary political union or party espouses a damaging philosophy, they are to blame for the harms their policies do to our country. We will criticize their ideas and offer up a better way.
...and that better way is the opposite of collectivism. It is to "Downsize DC" and thereby expand Individual Liberty and speed Human Progress.
We at DownsizeDC.org do not believe in, advocate, or employ the use of coercive or destructive force or fraud, to achieve our goals.
We abhor spam, and it is our policy to assist, promptly, all of those who wish to be unsubscribed from our list, and/or be removed from our databases. Therefore, only users who have properly registered can utilize our system to send messages to their representatives.
At DownsizeDC.org, we serve a purely First Amendment function — the right of the people to peaceably assemble, albeit electronically, as well as . . . the right to petition for redress of grievances, the right of the people to speak freely, the right of the people to publish their political opinions and educate others. On both First Amendment and Creator-endowed/Natural Rights grounds, we will strongly defend our right to continue in this peaceful activity.
We do not advocate violent revolution or overthrow of the government, even though we believe the government is presently guilty of gross abuse of the Constitution. While the politicians have not played by the rules, we shall make all efforts to act in a manner that is consistent with the American spirit of open debate.
Nor do we recommend to individuals that they cease paying taxes, drive without licenses, use drugs currently deemed illegal, etc. Capable adults must make their own decision in these matters, based on their own philosophy, moral compass, and counsel of friends, family, and experts. But as methods of combating the injustice and harm done by Monopoly Government, suffice it to say, they are not part of the DownsizeDC.org plan.
As for those individuals who do take such actions and/or others . . . so long as they are doing so on principle, are aware of the consequences, and are non-violent, then it is likely we would respect their stand. However, we believe that there is an industry of hucksters designed to lead people into financial bondage and even prison by providing seminars, books, and other materials designed to show people how they can avoid paying taxes — and that we firmly oppose. We certainly do not want to see well-meaning DC Downsizers end up penniless and in jail.
At DownsizeDC.org, we make a real attempt to confirm users without creating undue inconvenience to those users as they exercise their right to speak truth to power. All attempts are made, and constant renovation continues, to prevent our system from being used in a malicious fashion. Under no circumstances should overwhelming numbers of Americans contacting their Congressman be construed as malicious — as spam. And while we are non-partisan in nature, all bets are off should either party decide to come after this last, most precious right.
It should be recognized by any reasonable person that it is impossible to predict the future. Therefore, all the attempts in the world to detect and prevent malicious actions cannot absolutely guarantee that our system will not be employed by a malicious individual or group. What can be guaranteed is that we at DownsizeDC.org would abhor such a use and would do what was in our power to prevent it, or stop it once underway.
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