Lawmaker’s Creed

Derivation of the Lawmaker’s Creed is the second sentence of the Declaration of Independence.  It is a brief summary of the just objectives of today’s lawmakers.

Maximize the efficiency of the economic engine that drives our economy while simultaneously maximizing the satisfaction of the constituents.

An efficient economic engine provides the most and best production of goods and services.  At the same time happiness of the voters is considered.  At times this becomes a trade-off with self-determination and capitalism on one side and overall welfare and community needs on the other side.  Lawmakers who stray too far to the economic efficiency side fail to protect the welfare of the people.  Lawmakers who stray too far in the direction of socialism damage the efficiency of the economic engine.  This efficiency/satisfaction choice provides the basis for our two political parties.   And moderate political views, considering both efficiency and satisfaction, benefit