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San Mateo County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Brian A. Perry

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 19

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The role of government is to uphold and protect our rights; not grant or deny them, like so many political favors. California is turning into a micromanaging nanny state. The 80+ legislators up there in Sacramento think they know better what the other 33,000,000+ of us should eat, how we should take care of our kids, how we should conduct our business with one another, what is best for our health, what our children should be learning, and what the temperature of our homes should be, --just to begin with.

What we have is a tyranny of the minority--people who feel they can mandate their preferred behavior to the free citizens of California. What you end up with creates criminals from non-criminal behavior.
The people aren't perfect, but we know our needs better than a bunch of politicians in Sacramento. I think Californians know what they should eat. I think that parents know best how to raise their kids. I think it's nobody's business what transaction two people engage in, or how much money is exchanged, as long as it doesn't infringe on the rights of others. I think that physicians and consumers know better what kind of service they want for their health. I think the best teachers in each school district know what curriculum our children need.
True liberty means having the freedom to fail as well as the freedom to succeed. Our family, friends, neighbors and local charities should have the unrestricted freedom to help us when we're down; not a mandate from the government.
Every one of us is being restricted in our freedoms in at least one way. Send your example to me at I'll go before the Assembly and work at lifting each illegitimate restriction to liberty, one by one.

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