Mike Beitler's New Year's Resolutions

News release from the Mike Beitler for U.S. Senate campaign

Mike Beitler didn’t have much trouble coming up with his New Year’s Resolutions. Ever since he announced he was seeking the Libertarian nomination for U.S. Senate, he knew he’d be spending most of the new year earning the confidence and the vote of his fellow North Carolinians.

“In 2010, I’ll be devoting my time and energy convincing the people of North Carolina that it is time for them to reassert their liberty and to send a libertarian to represent them in the U.S. Senate.,” Beitler said.

“So these – my New Year’s Resolutions – represent my pledge and my promise to the people of North Carolina:

“First, I always vote in favor of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of North Carolina. Every issue. Every time. Every issue. No exceptions. No excuses.

“Second, I will continue to oppose any and all efforts by the federal government to act beyond its Constitutional authority.

“Third, I will introduce, sponsor, and support legislation to repeal laws and regulations that are outside the scope of the powers delegated by the people to the federal government.

“Fourth, I will only vote in favor of a bill that I have thoroughly read, considered and understood.

“Fifth, I will be accountable to voters. I will make public every vote I cast while in office.”

“These may seem like radical concepts,” Beitler said. “But the only seem radical because the Democrats and Republicans who’ve dominated our state’s politics for so long have befuddled people into thinking that government was the solution to all their problems.”

“It is not.”

“The time has come to stop talking in terms of reducing the budgets of various government programs and agencies,” Beitler said. “The time has come to abolish entire Federal programs and agencies. That’s why I am running for U.S. Senate.”