SoapboxWeekly.com is dedicated to destroying
the welfare-special-interest state that the United States has become on the federal, state, and local levels.
It is interested in restoring government on all levels in America to its proper function of protecting life, liberty, and
property and providing only those services that it can provide better than the private sector, which are few and far between.
The views expressed on SoapboxWeekly.com are not Democratic, Republican, conservative, liberal,
or of any other label that one can think of. They are pragmatic, issue-oriented, and independent -- that is, they
are conducive to solving each given individual problem in the best manner.
The views expressed on SoapboxWeekly.com are non-partisan,
which is much different than bi-partisan. That is, these views express the
belief that America, at all levels, works best when we act as communities and as a nation of united individuals
(that is, independent-thinking individuals) instead of those of divisive factions (that is, political parties). As for
political parties, President George Washington described them best in his farewell address to the nation in 1796, in which
"All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under
whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action
of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize
faction; to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will
of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community, and, according to the alternate triumphs
of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerned and incongruous projects of faction
rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans, digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests.
However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely
in the course of time and things to become potent engines by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled
to subvert the power of the people, and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines
which have lifted them to unjust dominion."