The mission of the Center for Small Government is to make government small.
We seek small government, at the federal, state and local levels, that is strictly limited to defending our lives, liberty and property; that honors individual rights; that stays out of unnecessary wars; and that is contained and transparent enough to easily find and root out government waste, dysfunction, and injustice.
Most political discussion in America today consists of the left bashing the right and the right bashing the left. When anyone manages to talk about government policy, we hear proposals for more big government. We hear criticisms of those proposals. And then we hear more left- and right-bashing.
What we almost never hear is serious proposals for less government. Proposals to dismantle the many big government programs and agencies that do more harm than good, or that are bloated and need to be downsized. They’re missing in action.
Polls consistently show that most Americans want less government. Yet politicians and the mainstream media refuse to talk about, much less offer, serious proposals to shrink government – except in vague terms (“We need to cut spending.”) — that lead to no action.
That’s why we’re here.
The Center builds a much-needed voice – and a force – for shrinking big government. The signers of the Small Government Pledge are a voting block for small government that we aim grow until the block cannot be ignored.
If you want to make small government an option that politicians and the mainstream media cannot ignore, please sign the Small Government Pledge.