Subsidiarity: Local Government

"This tenet holds that nothing should be done by a larger and more complex organization which can be done as well by a smaller and simpler organization. In other words, any activity which can be performed by a more decentralized entity should be. This principle is a bulwark of limited government and personal freedom. It conflicts with the passion for centralization and bureaucracy characteristic of the Welfare State." ("The Principle of Subsidiarity" by David A. Bosnich,

Families are the foundation!

In principle, we believe that “marriage creates a new family, a home, the first and fundamental unit of human society. Here, husband and wife build a small economy. . . the small home economy remains the vital center of existence.” The family should encourage “self-sufficiency through broad property ownership, home enterprise, home gardens, and home workshops.” Homes should be “centers of useful work.” (“The Natural Family: Bulwark of Liberty” by Carlson and Mero, page 4. . .)