Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma Counties, CA March 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Joshua P. Gilleo

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 1

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What will I do if elected? It's quite simple, really. I will support and vote for any and all legislation that increases individual liberty and personal responsibility, and reduces the size of government and the taxes you pay. I will not support, or vote for, any legislation that reduces individual liberty and personal responsibility, or makes government bigger, more powerful, or increases your taxes. I'll 'Just Say NO' to more government."


Only individuals have rights. There are no group rights, community rights, or rights accruing to any government body. Individuals, whether acting alone or as part of a group or government, must not interfere with the exercise of rights by others. The recognition, respect, and protection by law of individual rights is necessary for the existence of a free society.

  • RIGHT TO LIBERTY: People have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, to pursue any lifestyle or course of action they wish, while taking responsibility for their actions, and not violating the rights of others in the process.

  • RIGHT TO LIFE: People have the right to be free from those who would physically injure or kill them. No one has the right to take the life of another person, including the government. The right to life does not preclude the right to self-defense or the defense of another under imminent attack.

  • RIGHT TO PROPERTY: "Property Rights" are inseparable from "Human Rights". One has the right to use, maintain, improve, control, protect, consume, destroy, or dispose of one's own property as one sees fit, recognizing that one may not violate the rights of others. The defense of property is a form of self-defense.

My policies will encourage a society where people are free to make and learn from their own decisions. I'm confident that by and large, people know what is right, and when given the choice, people will do what is right. Do you need government to regulate how you live your life?

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