As an example of threats to freedom via an overreaching government I offer the following. My opponent vigorously advocated taking away the freedom of businesses to sell a legal product (tobacco products) thus restricting business owners freedom and the freedom of there customers to purchase a legal product within the city.
This is an example of how governments encroach upon citizens freedoms and I will vigorously fight to prevent encroachment of citizen freedoms and restore freedoms taken away by previous actions of the city council.
The regulation via government action of how people use their property, spend their money and choose to consume products and services should be entered with great caution. Government that regulates least is best. The freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the USA have come at a high cost in both life and financial resources.
The defined right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness need to be defended by every citizen but elected officials have a special obligation to preserve and defend our constitutional freedoms.