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A government with moral and legal authority promulgates written rules and universally, impartially and uniformly enforces the rules, which provides a predictable and stable legal order on which to base economic and personal decisions. The law prevails, not the proclamation or arbitrary decision of a ruler, government bureaucrat, the enforcer (e.g., policeman) or judge.Perry’s Important Message - A Stable and Predictable Legal Order
A stable and predictable legal order is imperative for personal freedom and economic prosperity. When people know the rules and can reasonably anticipate the stability and just enforcement of the laws, everyone benefits. Individuals, smalls businesses and big businesses invest their time, energy and resources based on a predictable legal order. The more stable and predictable the legal order the more freedom and prosperity.
Recently, the media focused their attention on Perry's proposed flat tax. Equally import for all Americans is to appreciate and support a stable and predictable legal order. Notably, Perry also spoke on the concept of legal order, which was reported in the Wall Street Journal:
We should start moving toward fiscal responsibility by capping federal spending at 18% of our gross domestic product, banning earmarks and future bailouts, and passing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. My plan freezes federal civilian hiring and salaries until the budget is balanced. And to fix the regulatory excess of the Obama administration and its predecessors, my plan puts an immediate moratorium on pending federal regulations and provides a full audit of all regulations passed since 2008 to determine their need, impact and effect on job creation.
ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank and Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley must be quickly repealed and, if necessary, replaced by market-oriented, common-sense measures.
Apparently, Perry is supporting the admendment to cut spending to 2008 levels, capping spending at 18% and balancing the budget. These elements are the major focus of Cut, Cap and Balance (CCB), which strongly endorsed by FreedomWorks. [Read: http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/teda/restricting-spending-is-essential-for-democracy-am]
If “freezes federal civilian hiring” reduces the federal payroll, this is good. All are important steps to creating a stable and consistent legal order.
The repeal of ObamCare is equally important. Since the passage of ObamaCare, bureaucrats have made thousands of decisions concerning taxes, waivers, rules for insurers, doctors, businesses and individuals. As Nancy Pelosi infamously said, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.” Obviously, this is the opposite of a stable and predictable legal order and greatly hampers freedom and prosperity in America.
Likewise, Dodd-Frank and exploding federal regulations are a product of complicit politicians and predatory interest groups. Repeal is essential to improve lending and increase industrial expansion.
Special-interest groups and arrogant politicians have hijacked the American political system. Political donation and special interest favors have created a tax and regulatory quagmire, which greatly impedes investing and expansion for all Americans.
Obliquely but most importantly, Perry is promoting the essential elements for a free and prosperous society, which is:
A government with moral and legal authority promulgates written rules and universally, impartially and uniformly enforces the rules, which provides a predictable and stable legal order on which to base economic and personal decisions. The law prevails, not the proclamation or arbitrary decision of a ruler, government bureaucrat, the enforcer (e.g., policeman) or judge.