Freedom & Prosperity Agenda   Freedom & Prosperity Agenda

“Adherence to men is often disloyalty to principles.”
 – John Taylor of Caroline



Freedom & Prosperity Agenda
Freedom & Prosperity Agenda


Tertium Quids is an independent, nonpartisan, issue-advocacy organization that promotes legislative efforts to expand individual opportunity and free markets, while reducing the size, role, and cost of government in Virginia.

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Through grassroots education and mobilization, as well as direct contact with local and state officeholders, Tertium Quids redefines the parameters of the public debate in favor of individual liberty, dynamic entrepreneurial capitalism, private property, the rule of law, and constitutionally-limited government.

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Tertium Quids, Latin for "third way" or "third entity," is composed of activists across Virginia whose loyalty and commitment are to the founding principles of our republic, rather than to party politics.

 

  Freedom & Prosperity Agenda

This week’s

Freedom & Prosperity Radio program

Ken Cuccinelli, former Attorney General of the Commonwealth, explains a proposed Amendment to the Virginia Constitution (HJ 578) that would accomplish the following:  1) clarifies the right of the people to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures of their persons, houses, businesses, lands, papers, and effects, and applies to communications and stored personal information and data, as well; 2) requires that a warrant describing the place to be searched, or the persons or things to be seized, is extended to communications, personal information, and data to be accessed; 3) provides that a person’s disclosure to another person of his papers, effects, or electronic communications, personal information, or data is not alone a waiver of this right; 4) provides that the people shall have remedies of exclusion and actions for damages and other remedies, and that defendants shall not enjoy greater immunity than other citizens of the Commonwealth.

Ken Cuccinelli, pt. 1                         Ken Cuccinelli, pt. 2

Os Guinness was the founder of the Trinity Forum and has been a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution as well as a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies.  Discussing his book, A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future, Os addresses America’s lack of statesmanlike leaders (referring to today’s leaders as pygmies); exposes radical nihilists who don’t believe in anything, but seem determined to tear down our free society without having any idea of what to put in its place; laments a sound-bite culture without an attention span long enough to make a Churchill speech or Lincoln-Douglas debate possible; and differentiates between negative freedom (freedom from) and positive freedom (freedom for).

Os Guinness, pt. 1                         Os Guinness, pt. 2

 

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TAKE THE PLEDGE...

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...GET YOUR BUMPER STICKER

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Tertium Quids announces a new grassroots campaign to return the citizens of Virginia to their rightful role as Sovereigns (remember We the People?), and to return our government to the Founders’ vision of a constitutionally-limited Republic.

 

In the past, there have been a number of attempts to gain a politician’s pledge not to raise taxes.  These attempts have had limited success for one very important reason:  politicians lie.  Politicians are more than happy to take a pledge, or endorse your issue, without any expectation whatsoever of being bound by it.

 

Tertium Quids’ RAISE MY TAXES, LOSE MY VOTE campaign is different in that we are not asking politicians to do anything.  Our pledge is for the people…

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*  people who understand that it is hard work, not entitlements, that brings success;

*   people who understand that it is savings, not spending, that ensures prosperity;

*   people who understand that it is the entrepreneur, not the bureaucrat, who creates jobs and economic growth;

*   people who understand that it is morally reprehensible to enjoy current benefits while passing the costs of those benefits on to our children and grandchildren;

*   people who understand that we can no longer tolerate intellectually bankrupt politicians whose one-step thinking process always leads them to the conclusion that more government spending and higher taxes are the only answers to every problem;

*   people who understand that a nation’s wealth is built over many generations, but can be squandered in a decade.

 

If you are fed up, if you are willing to fight for future generations instead of plundering them, and if you are made of the same steel as your ancestors who fought for Virginia and the nation, then we invite you to sign the pledge that you will not vote for any politician who votes, or who promises to vote, to raise taxes.  And to constantly remind politicians of your pledge and where you stand on taxes, we will send you a free RAISE MY TAXES, LOSE MY VOTE bumper sticker.

 

You cannot be economically enslaved and politically free. 

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Act now as if your liberty depended upon it!

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Freedom & Prosperity Agenda

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A Citizens' Agenda for Better State Government

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A coalition of Virginia citizen groups and legislators came together to introduce the Freedom & Prosperity Agenda — a citizens’ agenda for better state government that protects the time, labor, income, and property of all Virginians. These 11 planks were proposed as legislation in a multi-year effort to shift power from the government back to its rightful owners — the people. As you can see, some planks have already been passed, while others require increased grassroots support of people across Virginia — you, your family, and your friends and neighbors – to ensure our state legislators pass them into law.

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1.  Eliminate Virginia's death tax   PASSED

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2.  Pass a Taxpayers Bill of Rights to limit excessive state spending

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3.  Stop unnecessary eminent domain confiscations of private property   PASSED

                       STATUTE 2007

                       CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 2012

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4.  Allow parents to choose where their children attend school

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5.  Create freedom and fiscal accountability for Virginia’s public colleges and universities

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6.  Eliminate the prepayment of the sales and use tax

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7.  Eliminate the War of 1812 tax (BPOL tax)

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8.  Require expiration dates for all new taxes and all tax increases 

PASSED THE HOUSE

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9.  Rein in skyrocketing real estate taxes by basing them on the acquisition value of property

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10.  Eliminate the car tax

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11.  Make more money available for transportation projects by protecting Transportation Trust Fund money from being used for non-transportation purposes   PASSED THE HOUSE

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Click here for more details on the Freedom & Prosperity Agenda

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At a conference at the Omni Richmond Hotel,

Professor Walter Williams discusses the economic implications

of the Freedom & Prosperity Agenda and the need to

control the growth of government.

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