FREEDOM PARTY'S SLOGAN
Freedom Party's slogan
is "Let's be frank: some things are black and
The first part of the
slogan has a double-meaning. It is, on the one hand, a
recommendation that we be like Frank,
the white tiger who is Freedom Party's icon. Of course,
it is also a recommendation that we be honest and forthright
by recognizing the fact that "some things are black
and white", and by thinking and acting accordingly.
What does Freedom
Party mean by "black and white? We are referring to
In terms of ethics,
we use "black and white" to refer to right and
wrong; grayness, in this sense, is ethical corruption.
Freedom Party supporters take the view that good governance
of a free society requires that its government be good
in an ethical sense; that governance is not good, and a
society cannot be free, when its government does what is ethically wrong.
We take the view that government must do what is popular only when
it is also ethically right. And, when a decision
must be made, government must also do what is right,
even if it is unpopular. In short, we believe that
consensus is a compliment to, but not a substitute for,
ethical decision making.
With respect to politics, "black
and white" refers to the righteousness of defending
ones life, liberty and property. To say that a person "has
a right" to their life, liberty and property is only
to say that a person is right to defend their life,
liberty and property against coercion. Freedom Party takes
the view that government's authority to defend the governed
ultimately stems from - and, in a democracy, is contingent
upon - the fact that every individual is ethically right
to defend the life, liberty and property of individuals,
including themselves, and dispassionately to remedy
injustices done to others when defensive attempts fail.