Mike Kolls (L) for Congress 2016

United States House of Representatives
Texas District #24 - map

email - talkwithmike2014@yahoo.com



Why would any sane person run for Congress?

“Government is too BIG and tries to do too much.What it does, it does poorly” – Mike Kolls

I do NOT like what I see. Does "the math" to the right make any sense? Our government is badly broken. We can take steps to fix it.

Specifically, we undo the following:

I.We The People have been forgotten; the Oligarchy ensconces itself
II. Political rhetoric and debates are polemic and polarized
III. The federal gov’t is ineffective and grossly inefficient


How do you eat a bowl/plate of spaghetti? One forkful at a time, right? The disorder looks overwhelming – there is no way to organize a bowl of spaghetti.

Our challenge with ineffective and inefficient gov’t can be overcome one step at time. Because of the (unintended) intertwining of gov’t bureaucraZy some steps will be messy and require in-depth planning and cooperation.

The End Game

Our children and grandchildren, due to out-of-control gov’t, will inherit a mess – a loss of personal liberty and massive federal debt. They will pay-the-price for our indulgence and folly. It is NOT fair… and overly irresponsible. What is wrong with us? They deserve a brighter future.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…”

Declaration of Independence, paragraph 2

It is time to reclaim our unalienable rights. Gov’t must yield to We The People. The time is now.

Bites / Issues

With every public convulsion (or news event) the federal gov’t rushes in, often when not needed. Like a helicopter-parent it wants to “fix” everything. Every “action” expands gov’t bureaucraZy. Every decision made by gov’t takes a piece of Liberty from We The People. Every mandate (enforced by statute) institutionalizes the liberty-theft. As gov’t grows, The People lose Liberty and choices.

Much of what the federal gov’t does should be addressed by the people directly involved – LOCALLY.

Not every public issue belongs to the federal gov't. There are different jurisdictions - the individual, community, state, and federal. We The People must be given-back more day-to-day authority. Local gov’t must be given-back authority to address civic and economic issues. The federal gov’t must divest activities that it has usurped from We The People. This is consistent with The Constitution of the United States, specifically Article I Section 8 and The Federalist Papers.


“A perceived problem does NOT require action, especially government 'action'. Sometimes the best response is no response". - Ed Kless

That is, no response by the federal gov't. The problem is BIG, voracious gov’t.


Guidelines & Principles

Day-to-day decisions, do you make them emotionally or deliberately? If they affect 320,000,000 people?

I pledge to you that my vote/action will:

I have adopted the following sources of Political Truth:

  1.   Keep The Constitution of the United States front-and-center
  2.   Enable strong Sovereign States per The Federalist Papers
  3.   Eliminate Legal Plunder in all forms
  4.   Follow Libertarian principles/philosophy

Voters' Guides and Questionnaires

To see my responses to political organizations and the media - click here


Life, Liberty, Property!

Web author - Mike Kolls