About this site
The articles that appear on this site are influenced by a certain set of beliefs. One of these beliefs is that of “limited government”. This belief is rooted in the conviction that individuals are happier and society is more harmonious when the responsibilities of government are limited and well defined. This belief in limited government is also based on the conviction that societal problems are better solved through voluntary associations rather than through government dictates and programs.
Another belief is that the material needs of individuals and societies are better met when economic activity is based on the voluntary interactions of a free-market rather than the compulsion of state intervention.
The third belief is that moral absolutes exist. There are such things as right and wrong and good and evil. This contrasts with the prevalent views that everything is “relative”, and that right and wrong are based on how a person feels or what the majority decides.
The fourth, and final belief, is that religion plays a valuable role in society. Our religious heritage includes deep Judeo-Christian roots. Some believe that we would be better off if we cut ourselves free from these roots. I disagree and believe that there are unseen risks in doing so.
Just as one does not need to believe in free markets to receive the benefits that free markets bring, so it is that one does one not need to belong to a Judeo-Christian religion to enjoy the benefits that come from living among those that do. However, when the majority of people abandon their belief in free markets there is an inevitable loss in material prosperity….and so it is that when a Judeo-Christian people abandon their religious roots they, and those around them, lose the unseen moral and spiritual benefits that these beliefs once provided.
About the author
Jason was raised in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley but has called Regina, Saskatchewan home since 2000. He has been employed in the Information Technology industry since 2000 and currently works as a self-employed consultant. His academic credentials include a B.Comm. from Royal Roads University and an MPA from the University of Regina He is happily married to his wife Jennie…and they are the proud parents of four wonderful children.