If elected I will work to introduce and pass legislation to protect owners, landlords and tennants from being further victimized by government sanctioned theft and invasions of privacy.
Our property rights are fundamental to maintaining a free and prosperous society. Therefore, the freedom to contract to obtain, retain, profit from, manage, or dispose of our property must also be upheld. I would work to free Iowans from government restrictions on our rights to control and enjoy our property,
as long as our choices do not infringe on the rights of others.
Eminent domain, civil asset forfeiture, governmental limits on profits, governmental production mandates, and governmental controls on prices of goods and services (including wages, rents, and interest) are violations of our fundamental rights. For voluntary dealings among private entities, we should be free to choose with whom we trade and set whatever trade terms are mutually agreeable.
END THE FAILED CANNABIS PROHIBITION
If elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to end cannabis prohibition; pardon, release from prison, and expunge the records of all non-violent cannabis ‘offenders’; end arrests and SWAT raids on suspected cannabis ‘offenders’; and cut taxes by the amount saved. In the interim, immediately reclassify marijuana the same as wine and beer, subject to the same freedoms and responsibilities.
It should also be noted that enacting such legislation would not only protect the rights of individuals, but also give Iowa an economic leg up. The benefits to the job market, agriculture and tourism make further prohibition of marijuana, simply, bad policy. Iowa should be a leader in the cannabis industry...not a sandbag.
FULLY DEFEND THE 2ND AMENDMENT
If elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to repeal or nullify all state and federal laws that abridge our right to keep and bear arms, further empower private individuals and retailers to avoid sales to individuals that have been adjudicated a threat to themselves or others, and remove the obstacles to citizens who can prevent or stop mass shootings. I believe we can keep our homes, schools, streets and communities safe without forcing our kids to carry clear back packs or taking guns from law abiding citizens.
The 2nd Amendment is not the problem...it is the solution.
If elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to reject all federal mandates on schools in our state, including Common Core and Every Student Succeeds; end all state mandates on local schools; end all regulations and restrictions on private and home schools; reduce the size and spending of the State Department of Education; and cut taxes by the amount saved.
NULLIFY AND VOID BUREAUCRATIC REGULATIONS
If elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to nullify and void all regulations, laws, and restrictions generated by state government bureaucracies.
RESTORE DIGNITY TO THE DYING and PROTECT THE RIGHT TO TRY
If elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to immediately legalize dignity in dying and to end all restrictions on medical treatments, including experimental drugs, for those who are terminally ill.
EXPAND HEALTH FREEDOM TO MAKE IT AFFORDABLE, SAFE, AND EFFECTIVE
If elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to:
• Refuse to implement Obamacare mandates.
• End all state mandates on individuals and businesses to buy medical insurance.
• End all coverage mandates and restrictions on health insurance that prevent companies from selling policies that customers want to buy; dismantle the office of the state Insurance Commissioner; and allow purchase of medical insurance plans across state lines. (Existing policies will be honored until the free market is restored.)
• Stop bailing out insurance companies by ending all risk corridors, risk pools, and other forms of bailouts.
• End regulations that restrict use and drive up the cost of drugs, medical procedures, supplies and equipment, office visits, or laboratory tests. This includes restoring the right of medical providers to publicize their prices replacing state-controlled medical licensing with free-market certification and ending restrictions on self-care.
• End any restrictions or prohibitions on free clinics and other forms of charitable health care.
• Once the market has been freed, charitable services are available for the poor, and prices plummet, gradu ally end Medicaid and all other state health-care programs and subsidies, which will no longer be needed.
...Dramatically cut taxes by the amount saved.
END ASSET FORFEITURE ("POLICING FOR PROFIT")
If elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to prohibit the state and local governments from freezing or taking citizens’ assets without (1) charging the alleged offender with a crime and (2) proving property is subject to forfeiture by ‘clear and convincing’ evidence. No assets seized by government may be retained by any department for its own use; instead, they must be transferred to the general fund.
REPLACE PRIVILEGED GOVERNMENT PENSIONS WITH SOCIAL SECURITY
If elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to move all government employees and retirees from privileged, lucrative government pensions into Social Security and to cut taxes by the amount saved. If it’s good enough for the people of our state, it’s good enough for government employees.
REPLACE OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING WITH FREE MARKET CERTIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS
If elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to end state-protected cartels by removing all restrictions on practicing in any profession. This includes allowing free-market certification to replace state-controlled licensing and restoring the right of all service providers to advertise and to publicize their prices.
IMMEDIATELY END POLICE MILITARIZATION
If elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to prohibit the acquisition, ownership, or use of military-grade equipment by state/local police.
ELIMINATE THE STATE INCOME TAX
If elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to eliminate the state income tax and return every dollar to taxpayers by cutting state spending by an equal amount.
ELIMINATE THE STATE SALES TAX
If elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to eliminate the state sales tax and return every dollar to taxpayers by cutting state spending by an equal amount.
IMPOSE TERM LIMITS
If elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to impose term limits on elected state officials.
NEVER EXPAND BIG GOVERNMENT
If elected, I will vote ‘no’ and work against any measure that expands government authority in any way or that increases total government spending from today’s high levels. If an essential, constitutional government function is needed, I will vote to reduce spending elsewhere to pay for it rather than raise taxes or increase government debt.
REQUIRE GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY
Government should be at least as transparent as anyone it regulates, including citizens and businesses subjected to an IRS audit. Therefore, if elected, I will sponsor and work tirelessly to pass legislation to ‘put the government’s checkbook online’ — with consequences for noncompliance. Published financial data must be clear, well-organized and easy to find. Each government transaction must cite as much detail as the IRS demands of citizens. Government agencies that refuse to fully, clearly, and promptly disclose their finances will lose their funding,
and taxes will be cut by the amount saved.
PAID FOR BY IOWANS FOR NICK RYAN