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, www.acton.org/pub/religion-liberty/volume-6-number-4/principle-subsidiarity)

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. . .)