THE RUGGED INDIVIDUALIST                     

Rugged Individualist

We believe in freedom, liberty and personal responsibility.
We believe at the very least you should be a "zero sum" individual, not taking more than you give, not consuming more than you produce. We believe in individual rights. And that the government's job is to protect these rights. We believe a great country begins with the rugged individualist. Someone who is patriotic, compassionate, and responsible.  Someone who cares about the job they are doing as well as the advancement of the human race. Someone that wants to leave the world a better place for their children. Our government's spending future generations' money by running up our national debt is the exact opposite.

George Washington was a rugged individualist. Ask yourself, is the world a better place with you in it? If the answer is no, look in the mirror and start making changes.

Definition: Individualist

A political and social philosophy that emphasizes individual freedom. 
Individualism encompasses a value system, a theory of human nature, and a belief in certain political, economic, social, and religious arrangements.  According to the individualist, individual rights are of supreme importance.

A great example from our Declaration of Independence, 1776:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..."

According to the individualist all individuals are equal. Individualism places great value on freedom, self-reliance, privacy, and mutual respect.  It embraces opposition to authority when freedom is threatened and to all manner of unconstitutional controls over the individual exercised by the state.

As a theory of human nature, individualism holds that the interests of the normal adult are best served by allowing him maximum freedom and responsibility for choosing his objectives and the means for obtaining them.