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Michael Howard's Pledge





















I believe it is natural for men and women to want wealth, health and happiness for their families and themselves
     

I believe

IT IS THE DUTY OF EVERY POLITICIAN
TO SERVE THE PEOPLE BY REMOVING THE OBSTACLES
IN THE WAY OF THESE AMBITIONS.


I believe

PEOPLE ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE HAPPY
WHEN THEY ARE MASTERS OF THEIR OWN LIVES, WHEN
THEY ARE NOT NANNIED OR OVER-GOVERNED.


I believe

THAT THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE BIG.
THAT THE STATE SHOULD BE SMALL.


I believe

RED TAPE, BUREAUCRACY, REGULATIONS,
INSPECTORATES, COMMISSIONS, QUANGOS, ‘CZARS’,
‘UNITS’ AND ‘TARGETS’
CAME TO HELP AND PROTECT US, BUT NOW WE NEED PROTECTION
FROM THEM. ARMIES OF INTERFERERS DON’T CONTRIBUTE
TO HUMAN HAPPINESS.


I believe

THAT PEOPLE MUST HAVE EVERY OPPORTUNITY
TO FULFIL THEIR POTENTIAL.


I believe

THERE IS NO FREEDOM WITHOUT RESPONSIBILITY.
IT IS OUR DUTY TO LOOK AFTER THOSE WHO CANNOT
HELP THEMSELVES.


I believe

IN EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY. INJUSTICE
MAKES US ANGRY.


I believe

EVERY PARENT WANTS THEIR CHILD
TO HAVE A BETTER EDUCATION THAN THEY HAD.

 

I believe

EVERY CHILD WANTS SECURITY FOR
THEIR PARENTS IN THEIR OLD AGE.


I do not believe

THAT ONE PERSON’S POVERTY
IS CAUSED BY ANOTHER’S WEALTH.


I do not believe

THAT ONE PERSON’S IGNORANCE
IS CAUSED BY ANOTHER’S KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION.


I do not believe

THAT ONE PERSON’S SICKNESS
IS MADE WORSE BY ANOTHER’S HEALTH.


I believe

THE BRITISH PEOPLE ARE ONLY HAPPY
WHEN THEY ARE FREE.


I believe

THAT BRITAIN SHOULD DEFEND HER
FREEDOM AT ANY TIME, AGAINST ALL COMERS, HOWEVER
MIGHTY.


I believe

THAT BY GOOD FORTUNE, HARD WORK,
NATURAL TALENT AND RICH DIVERSITY, THESE ISLANDS
ARE HOME TO A GREAT PEOPLE WITH A NOBLE PAST AND
EXCITING FUTURE. I AM HAPPY TO BE THEIR SERVANT.


 


Michael Howard - michael.howard@conservatives.com

     



 













 


I don't think I disagree with any of that...

Comments

Funny this - MH wrote to me the other day - must scan the letter, I think you'll like it!!!!!!

I think Mr Howard has been reading some of our blogs!

I LIKE this. May I have your permission to repost it on my site?

Thank you!

J. Lawson
Milblog.org

The 'list style' presentation is a bit unimaginative though

ALL MY POSTING YOU CAN FIND AT THE LINK BELOW

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=markc90norris&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wg

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