Mission Statement The mission of Campaign for Liberty is to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money,free markets, and a constitutional foreign policy, by means of education, issueadvocacy, and grassroots mobilization.
Our country is ailing. That is the bad news. The good news is that the remedy is so simple and attractive: a return to the principles our Founders taught us.
Respect for the Constitution, the rule of law, individual liberty, sound money, and a constitutional foreign policy constitute the foundation of Campaign for Liberty.
Campaign for Liberty (C4L) is a 501c4 non-profit, grassroots lobbying organization that was founded in 2008.
Since then, Campaign for Liberty has established numerous state and local
teams. The organization has helped to pass or block legislation at the local, state, and national levels, establishing a foothold for liberty in our time.
The organization was behind the effort that made “Audit the Fed” a household
term and in 2012 was successfully able to pass that legislation through the U.S. House of Representatives.
In short, Campaign for Liberty is the premier group for advancing the liberty
movement in the United States.
C4L Statement of Principles
Americans inherit from our ancestors a glorious tradition of freedom and
resistance to oppression. Our country has long been admired by the rest of the
world for her great example of liberty and prosperity—a light shining in the
darkness of tyranny. The U.S. Constitution is at the heart of what the Campaign for Liberty stands for, since the very least we can demand of our government is fidelity to its own governing document. Claims that our Constitution was meant to be a "living document" that judges may interpret as they please are fraudulent, incompatible with republican government, and without foundation in the constitutional text or the thinking of the Framers.
Thomas Jefferson spoke of binding our rulers down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution, and we are proud to follow in his distinguished lineage.
With our Founding Fathers, we also believe in a constitutional foreign policy.
Inspired by the old Robert Taft wing of the Republican Party, we are convinced
that the American people cannot remain free and prosperous with an
overstretched military that contributes to the bankrupting of our country.
We believe that the free market, reviled by people who do not understand it, is
the most just and humane economic system and the greatest engine of
prosperity the world has ever known.
We believe with Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, and F.A. Hayek that central
banking distorts economic decision-making and misleads entrepreneurs into
making unsound investments. Hayek won the Nobel Prize for showing how
central banks' interference with interest rates sets the stage for economic
downturns. And the central bank's ability to create money out of thin air transfers wealth from the most vulnerable to those with political pull, since it is the latter who receive the new money before the price increases it brings in its wake have yet occurred. For economic and moral reasons, therefore, we join the great twentieth-century economists in opposing the Federal Reserve System, which has reduced the value of the dollar by 95 percent since it began in 1913.
We oppose the dehumanizing assumption that all issues that divide us must be
settled at the federal level and forced on every American community, whether by activist judges, a power-hungry executive, or a meddling Congress. We believe in the humane alternative of local self-government, as called for in our
We oppose the transfer of American sovereignty to supranational organizations in which the American people possess no elected representatives. Such compromises of our country's independence run counter to the principles of the American Revolution, which was fought on behalf of self-government and local control. Most of these organizations have a terrible track record even on their own terms: How much poverty has the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund actually alleviated, for example? The peoples of the world can interact with each other just fine in the absence of bureaucratic intermediaries that undermine their sovereignty.
We believe that freedom is an indivisible whole, and that it includes not only
economic liberty but civil liberties and privacy rights as well, all of which are
historic rights that our civilization has cherished from time immemorial.
Our stances on other issues can be deduced from these general principles.