To the People of Montana ...

For many years I have recognized that something is vitally wrong with our government. We seem to vote for people who promise to improve things. But regardless of who we vote for (Republican or Democrat) we get the same thing -- more government and higher taxes. I'm running for Governor to drastically reduce state government. To get government out of your pocket book, out of your bank account, out of your business, out of your home, and out of your life.

I'm proud to say that I am not a politician, I'm a leader. Those who say that I am unqualified because I lack political experience are wrong. The greatest perversion of our government is the result of "professional politicians" who worried about their own political futures instead of the future of the people of Montana.

Our nation's founding fathers developed the greatest political miracle of all times -- the federal constitution. Abraham Lincoln describe it as the foundation of "government of the people, by the people, and for the people." Our founders' intent was to provide a mechanism that would allow the Citizenry to be represented best by one of their own, not an elitist. I am not an elitist politician; I am one of the people.

I am told that each of us belongs to some "special interest." I don't believe that most of us belong to a group that has a Political Action Committee(PAC). PAC's collect money from their members to give to politicians that promise to support their special interest. Most of us just want to be left alone without paying high taxes for other people's special interests.

If I'm wrong, and we all do belong to a "special interest" group, we are in big trouble. If so, we must beg government for every thing. We are at the mercy of our government. We are the servants and government is the master exactly the opposite of our design of government. The opposite of our constitutional republic guarentees.

As a Libertarian, I am dedicated to a government of principle. Special interest decisions have no place in government. I will never sacrifice political expediency for constitutional principle. If elected, I will not be contaminated by political success. Instead, I will work to clarify and purify the political process.

I'm a fighter. I won't hesitate to take on the federal government when it violates the constitution and its actions affects the sovereignty of Montana or your freedoms. I won't hesitate to veto laws that favor special interests and/or increase taxes. I won't hesitate to issue blanket pardons when the legislature passes unnecessary laws over my veto (or fails to repeal bad laws). For example, if I'm elected governor, I will issue a blanket pardon for everyone caught hunting or fishing without a license, until the law requiring your social security number on the application, is repealed. That law is a violation of your right to privacy. I will minimize government! And, I will return your freedoms, and the power of self-government, to you.

If you know that something is wrong with your government; if you are tired of "going along to get along;" if you want to do something to make government smaller and the people of Montana truly free, join me. Together we can make a significant impact.

To do all this I need your help. Together we can return government to its proper function -- to protect your rights and leave you alone to live your life the way you want; not the way the politicians want, and certainly not the way I want.

The first thing I need is your vote. If you have stopped voting because you found that your vote did not make a difference, now is the time to get involved again. Be sure to register before October 10. Call 1-888-884-vote(8683) for more information. If you would like to do more, select "Discover how you can help the campaign " from the menu on the left.

This is a critical time in the history of America. We must wake the sleeping giant the American people before we lose our freedoms and our republic. Let's take action! Now is the time; Montana is the place.

Thank you for your support.

Stan Jones
P.O.Box 6202
Bozeman, MT 59771
(406) 522-8546