The F.L.I.P. Principles provide a clear and concise philosophical foundation for the Flip The House effort. These Principles are rooted in the founding of our nation and seek to guide our country in restoring the ideals of liberty and limited government. We propose that every candidate for elected office support these F.L.I.P. Principles:
Perhaps never before has the ideal of the free market been more under assault. The rising tide of statism and the nationalization of industry are undermining the free market upon which our prosperity and our American dream are founded. Flip This House boldly calls for a return to the ideal of the Free Market.
The founders of this nation designed into the very structure of our Constitution strict limits on the power and authority of federal government. They feared what we face -- an ever-expanding federal state that ultimately consumes all liberties. In order to FLIP This House, we must return to a more humble and constitutional view of the power of the federal government.
In today's politically correct world, our entire conception of "rights" has been turned on its head. For example, a "right" to healthcare has become an entitlement to get something from society instead of my individual liberty to pursue my own health needs. Likewise, the individual's associations -- family, church, business -- have become a threat to the statist ideal. The F.L.I.P. Principles uphold personal and family liberties against the all-consuming state.
The statist regime of nationalization, excessive taxation and regulation has all-but destroyed the American ideal of private property. Our nation was literally built on the promise and security of private property. Private property is the foundation of our prosperity. Any candidate for public office must affirm and uphold the ideal of private property over and above this rising tide of statism.
As a patriotic American citizen, I am fed up with Big Government Statism that has dominated American political life for many years and has found a new level of prominence under President Barack Obama. It's time to turn the current statist political establishment on its head. That's why I am joining the "Flip This House 2010" effort. I put the principles of the Constitution first and will only support candidates for public office who reject Big Government Statism.