Mark West will provide Arkansas with a clear difference, clear direction and clear decision for U.S. House District 1 by laying out a plan and platform that will put national political power back in the hands of the people where it is best utilized. Arkansas will see a clear difference in the Libertarian approach to the major issues that are facing our nation as his platform emphasizes the importance of the individual over that of the special interests and lobbyists in Washington.
Mark hopes to fill Arkansans with new excitement and renewed trust in the political process with a clear direction that will move our nation forward economically by putting job-producing power back in the hands of small businesses where it is used most efficiently and effectively. Mark will make clear the decision that Arkansans must make for the U.S. House District 1 race as he delineates the Libertarian option and shows how it is a common sense approach to national governance.
As a Libertarian, Mark will support policies and direction that will help restore our good name internationally while providing the freedom necessary for business to grow and build more jobs and heal our economy here at home. On this site you will find Mark's platform so that you can see his stances on the major issues we face as a nation. News from the campaign will be updated as it happens. You can also donate or volunteer if you find Mark's message one you can get behind. Mark is asking for your vote.
When you go to the polls in November remember: clear difference, clear direction, clear decision - vote Mark West for Congress in 2016.
Get government out of business
Evaporate atmosphere of unnecessary regulation, red tape and high taxes that is strangling small business and killing jobs Audit and de-authorize the Federal Reserve Bank Work for the elimination of the income taxes because taxation is theft
Get business out of government
Corporate cronyism rules DC. Politicians, lobbyists and special interests are buying influence with our tax dollars and it must stop. End Congress' use of legislation and regulation to pick economic winners and losers Repeal Obamacare and remove regulatory barriers to access that have promoted increased costs
Eliminate the $20 trillion national debt
It is immoral and irresponsible to pass this debt to our children and grandchildren Create a real balanced budget that cuts un-necessary and duplicitous spending and taxes...this includes many of the "alphabet soup" agencies End international wars of intervention and regime change and bring our troops home (costs $2 million/year/deployed soldier) End the un-constitutional drug war, decriminalize drug possession and use, focus on treatment for addiction
Fight for the minority of the individual
The minority of the individual is the nation's greatest minority If one of our rights are trampled by the government then all of our rights are at risk Fight for civil rights of gun ownership, speech, religion, association and privacy, while defending life, liberty and property Criminal justice reform to end mandatory sentencing, end jailing of non-violent, victim-less crimes, and end the militarization of our police by promoting community-oriented policing.