Synopses & Reviews
American political life is presently in a death spiral, drowning in a sea of increasingly complex laws. There is an assault against the unalienable rights of life, liberty and property, orchestrated by the top-down god-state. Can we take Occam's razor, rooted in the proactive, and cut out all the reactive elements? Can we cut out the metastasizing cancer of distrust, and restore the health of trust and simplicity throughout our common political life?Here, there are four ideas for consideration:1.First, the six pillars of honest politics start with our unique national identity and foundation - unalienable rights given by the Creator that belong to all people equally - life, liberty, property and thus, the power to pursue happiness. Under the second unalienable right, this means that the intrinsic nature of the Gospel advances religious, political and economic liberty for all people equally.2.Second, these pillars serve a level playing field for all ideas to be heard equally, and by definition, are pre-partisan in nature.3.Third, these pillars serve checks and balances on power in government, according to the consent of the governed.4.And fourth is the sharp application of Occam's razor, to "reduce needless redundancies," or to "keep it simple." Here I propose a model for a simplified state constitution and likewise for the U.S. Constitution, to cut state laws and the U.S. Code by well over 99 percent.