"Just think how a permanent government shutdown would allow so many Americans to regain the blessings of liberty," says executive director Wes Benedict, who faulted "one-size-fits-all centralized mandates" in education; military efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya; welfare and, of course, taxes.
"Most importantly, Americans would once again be free of unjust and unconstitutional violations of their unalienable rights," Mr. Benedict added. "We're not talking about eliminating the federal government. We want to end all federal activities that are not authorized by the Constitution, and we want to cut everything else as much as we can. In 2000, the federal government spent $1.8 trillion. This year, it's expected to spend $3.8 trillion. Things are going the wrong way - fast."