A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
I like Misterveritis' idea, but would take it further. Let's put tax collection in the hands of city, town, and county-level governments. These governments are the most local, and most accountable to the people that they serve. This is where the decisions should be made as to what services government needs to provide to the people, which of these can best be handled by this most local level of government, how much needs to be collected in taxes to fund these services, and which services should be delegated to higher levels of government, and how much shall be collected in taxes and passed up to that higher level in order to fund it. City/town/county governments could then delegate tasks up to the state level, and pass up to the state the taxpayer funds deemed appropriate to fund these tasks. State governments could similarly delegate tasks up to the federal government, and pass along the amount of taxpayer funds that the state deems appropriate.
This way, control over government, spending, and taxes, would begin at the most localized level, and be delegated upward as necessary, rather than beginning at the federal level. Such a system would clearly be much more accountable to those subject to such governing and taxation, and would be much more in line with the clear intent of the great men who founded this nation.
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We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.