Announcing my campaign for Knesset for seat #10 on Moshe Feiglin’s Zehut Party Knesset list. Before you read anything below, please watch this video.
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Let’s not beat around the bush here. I’m not doing this for money. Not even for a bleepload of money, as Lonestar said in Spaceballs. I won’t be taking a salary or benefits from the State of Israel. Not a shekel. All of my Knesset salary will be donated to the Mises Institute and to the Zehut movement.
I’m doing this, rather, because the Jewish people needs somebody to galvanize the liberty movement in Israel, someone who understands what liberty is and why it is the cornerstone of humanity. Moshe Feiglin, the leader of Zehut, is quite good at that and I don’t want to supplant him, but he needs me to keep him on track philosophically, to keep his eye on the ball so to speak. I was his neighbor for 7 years and he is my investment. We argued constantly about economics on our trips to the Temple Mount in his car. I’ve done my best to keep him on the right path and make sure he does not veer away from liberty. If I’m in the Knesset with him, it will strengthen him.
What will I do as a Knesset Member? Very, very simple. I will vote against every single bill that increases the size or power of the Israeli government. I will vote for every single bill that shrinks the size or power of the Israeli government.
Whenever I am personally unsure if a particular bill will increase or decrease the power of the Israeli government on net, I will confer with Moshe Feiglin because I trust his judgement. It doesn’t mean I will automatically listen to him. I will take his opinion into consideration.
There will only be one single exception to this rule of mine. If I believe the people of Israel are in existential danger from a foreign power, I will vote to mobilize the IDF in self defense. Beyond that, no exceptions. No coalition discipline will apply to me. I will not yield to any pressure by any interest group under any circumstances. That promise is not directed at you. It is directed at myself.
If this is what you want to see in the Knesset, then support me by pledging at StartSomeGood in order to vote for me when the time comes.
Those with political ambitions, even good ones, try to craft their message to their audience with some kind of intricate step-by-step plan. Formulate what they’re going to do in the Knesset, what bills they’re going to pass, which groups of people they are going to fight for, how they are going to proceed A, B, and C etc. Some of these intricate plans, like Moshe Feiglin’s for example, I even like to some degree. Most of these intricate presentations, however, are not worth much. Why? Because the Knesset does not wait for your step-by-step plan. Spending bills and new laws restricting our lives and milking us for all we’re worth are passed all the time and no intricate, step-by-step political plan can stop it unless you have absolute power. None of us do.
I could go into excruciating detail about what I want to see happen, from privatization of money, all the way down to minimum wage (abolish it). But you don’t have the time and we don’t need to weave fantasies here. Let’s get real.
That’s why my promise is so extremely simple. Any law that increases the power or size of the Israeli government I will vote against. Any law that shrinks it I will vote for.
I will represent no particular group of people, no pooled interest, because that would mean I will be the enemy of a different group of people. I will represent no one in particular. I will simply be fighting for everyone whose lives will benefit from more liberty. In other words, everybody, whether they realize it or not.
This is what I promise, and this is what I will do. If ever I get any more power or influence somehow, I will continue that promise from higher positions, if that’s what God has in store for me.
Now, the choice is yours. Pledge here and help me win.
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Go, Rafi, Go!