Chad Moody believes:

Chad Moody believes that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized. Consequently, defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest, and welcome the diversity that freedom brings. The world Chad seeks to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power. 

Individuals should be free to make choices for themselves and to accept responsibility for the consequences of the choices they make. No individual, group, or government may initiate force against any other individual, group, or government. Support of an individual’s right to make choices in life does not mean that we necessarily approve or disapprove of those choices. Chad supports full freedom of expression and opposes government censorship, regulation or control of communications media and technology. Favoring the freedom to engage in or abstain from any religious activities that do not violate the rights of others. Opposes government actions which either aid or attack any religion.

Sexual orientation, preference, gender, or gender identity should have no impact on the government’s treatment of individuals, such as in current marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws. Government does not have the authority to define, license or restrict personal relationships. Consenting adults should be free to choose their own sexual practices and personal relationships.

A clean and healthy environment and sensible use of our natural resources is a must. Private landowners and conservation groups have a vested interest in maintaining natural resources. Pollution and misuse of resources cause damage to our ecosystem. Governments, unlike private businesses, are unaccountable for such damage done to our environment and have a terrible track record when it comes to environmental protection. Protecting the environment requires a clear definition and enforcement of individual rights in resources like land, water, air, and wildlife. Free markets and property rights stimulate the technological innovations and behavioral changes required to protect our environment and ecosystems. While energy is needed to fuel a modern society, government should not be subsidizing any particular form of energy. Chad opposes all government control of energy pricing, allocation, and production.

All persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor. Chad Moody calls for the repeal of the income tax, the abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service and all federal programs and services not required under the U.S. Constitution. Opposes any legal requirements forcing employers to serve as tax collectors. Government should not incur debt, which burdens future generations without their consent. Chad supports the passage of a “Balanced Budget Amendment” to the U.S. Constitution, provided that the budget is balanced exclusively by cutting expenditures, and not by raising taxes.

Education is best provided by the free market, achieving greater quality, accountability and efficiency with more diversity of choice. Recognizing that the education of children is a parental responsibility, we would restore authority to parents to determine the education of their children, without interference from government. Parents should have control of and responsibility for all funds expended for their children’s education. Chad opposes Common Core, it is a back-door means for the government to spy on citizens and indoctrinate children. That Common Core is an unproven curriculum created in private is its biggest liability. “Would the Federal Drug Administration approve the use of a drug without no trials, no concern for possible harm or unintended consequences?”

Chad opposes the Affordable Care Act (Obama care) and is in favor of restoring and reviving a free market health care system. We recognize the freedom of individuals to determine the level of health insurance they want (if any), the level of health care they want, the care providers they want, the medicines and treatments they will use and all other aspects of their medical care, including end-of-life decisions. People should be free to purchase health insurance across state lines.

The protection of individual rights is the only proper purpose of government. Government is constitutionally limited so as to prevent the infringement of individual rights by the government itself. The principle of non-initiation of force should guide the relationships between governments and the people. 

Chad embraces the concept that all people are born with certain inherent rights. Rejects the idea that a natural right can ever impose an obligation upon others to fulfill that “right.” Condemns bigotry as irrational and repugnant. Government should neither deny nor abridge any individual’s human right based upon sex, wealth, ethnicity, creed, age, national origin, personal habits, political preference or sexual orientation. Parents, or other guardians, have the right to raise their children according to their own standards and beliefs. This statement shall not be construed to condone child abuse or neglect.

Chad became a lawyer because he saw a federal government combining with a corporate elite to first take away our guns and next our remaining freedoms. Let’s face the stark reality of history: Although, the First Amendment is our first and best line of defense against tyranny, the Second Amendment is our last line of defense against tyranny. When we are without weapons, our freedoms remain only so long as the government allows us to have them. Despite the truth of what has just been stated, Chad is not a radical. He will give careful and scrupulous consideration to surrendering my weapons as soon as all federal, state and local law enforcement have surrendered theirs. God made men and Sam Colt made men equal. To ever consider jettisoning the single most important tool for preserving democracy that a free people can have is sheer and simple folly.

Chad is unmistakably clear about the inalienable, inherent, individual right to protect ourselves, our families, and others from violence. He knows that the founders were wary that this right would be violated by the federal government and this is why the 2nd Amendment was added to the US Constitution, stating “the right of the People to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The Drug War…

As he was leaving office in 1960, President Eisenhower warned America that the fiscal self-interest of defense contractors and the military had the potential to create a powerful self-serving lobby that he dubbed the “Military Industrial Complex.” Over the course of the past quarter century, we have seen the rise of a “Law Enforcement Industrial Complex.” The Law Enforcement Industrial Complex consists of lawyers, judges, police, prison workers, social workers, courthouse workers and many others who owe their livelihoods to The Drug War. In the so-called Land of the Free, we have made a multi-billion dollar a year industry out of putting people in chains.

As The Drug War has continued to fail, the Courts have accommodated police by eliminating those pesky civil liberties that keep getting in the way. These days, if police say that they smell marijuana outside the door of your home and they knock but nobody answers and they say they can hear movement inside, the police are legally permitted to break your door down without a warrant. [See, Kentucky v. King].

America’s criminal justice system has run amok over the course of the last 25 years. It has gotten so bad that, these days, innocent people often make the rational decision to plea guilty to something that they are not technically guilty of because the system is largely dismissive of “technicalities” like the 4th and 5th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

Chad’s views on marijuana are what most people would call mainstream today. It’s obvious to him the benefits of legalization vastly outweigh the the current standard of criminalization. Hemp, Medical Cannabis, and recreational cannabis all would have a great impact on the quality of life Oklahoman’s experience. Creating jobs for 100,000’s of Oklahomans and dealing a strong blow to our over powered and over populated prison system. This would make room for the real criminals and stop your children from being put into a system that takes their freedom, future, and opportunities. Cannabis legalization is a way to put people from a multitude of industries back to work. 

Chad concurs with the sentiment expressed by Thomas Jefferson when Mr. Jefferson asked, “Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed from them their only firm foundation, a belief in the minds of men that those liberties are the gift of God”