In 1787-90, the thirteen original states ratified the U.S. Constitution, thereby delegating certain powers to the federal government, and reserving all other powers for the states or for the people. Unfortunately, over the years, the federal government has usurped more and more power from the states and the people, and most of the limits prescribed by the Constitution have been "interpreted" into oblivion.
The members of the CTRLC believe that the only proper sphere of authority for government is to protect its citizens from force and misrepresentation. We believe in individual liberty -- meaning an individual should be free to choose how he or she lives life, as long as the individual does not harm others. We also believe that when the goverment reaches into areas beyond the sphere of simply protecting its citizens, it generally does more harm than good, in the long run. (Also, see the Texas RLC principles: http://www.rlctexas.org/principles.htm).
Come to our monthly meetings, for guest speakers and candidates, political organizing, drinks, food, and discussion. We hope to see you soon!