I started this blog to champion the principles upon which our nation was founded, as informed by my Christian belief. I intend to champion free markets, free trade, and freedom of speech, equal justice for all human beings and a constitutional republic with powers of the government strictly limited. I will propose paths forward for those who believe that expanding government is the chief threat to the freedom and wealth of the world today.However, the new year is a decent time to reflect on how we have done and think about what we might do differently. For example, there is some debate about rebranding the tea party movement, as the left has had some success in tarnishing our image. If others in the movement wish to do so, I would be supportive. My first attempt at an agenda that captured my belief that economic liberty issues should take center stage was called the Freedom Coalition Agenda, it is occasionally updated and is linked at the top of the page. It was originally meant to be an agenda for libertarians inside the Republican party, but it certainly could be an agenda for Democrats and independents who dislike the direction the left is taking the country.
As for rebranding, distancing ourselves from the Republican party will allow us to retain independence and allow us to attract new followers. If that means a new name, because the Tea Party has come to mean a subset of the GOP, then I am in favor. Even though I am a Republican, I am not enthusiastic about the party, because too many elected officials are wedded to some aspect of big government. As to a new name, Freedom Coalition seems too stilted; but something evocative of a coalition dedicated to liberty is needed. Liberty Coalition? I still don't like it. Your suggestions are welcome.