Who is this dude?
Chris Littleton is the owner of Littleton and Associates, a consulting firm that helps businesses, non-profits and political organizations who can’t afford a full time Public Relations or Advertising team raise their profile and touch their consumers.
Joe Seehusen, Deputy National Campaign Manager for Ron Paul in 2008 said of Littleton – “Chris Littleton is a rising star in the freedom movement. Chris lives in the real world of freedom politics. Less philosophy and more petitioning. Chris is leading libertarians out of their basements and into the streets.”
Hijacked advice of the moment
Do not give in to evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it. Collectivism is that evil. Stand boldly for individualism. Stand boldly for freedom.
Political Street Cred
From 2010-2011, Chris worked on the Ohio ballot initiative effort for a “Healthcare Freedom Amendment” to Ohio’s Constitution which addressed healthcare mandates. Placed on the November 2011 ballot by gathering 546K signatures across all 88 Ohio counties – the Ohio Healthcare Freedom amendment (Issue 3) won 66% of the statewide vote and every Ohio County, giving it the largest margin of victory for any citizen’s initiative in Ohio history.
Chris is now working on the “Ohio Workplace Freedom Amendment” which is currently building a coalition across Ohio to support a ballot initiative which will place a Workplace Freedom Amendment in Ohio’s Constitution to “Guarantee the freedom of Ohioans to choose whether to participate in a labor organization as a condition of employment.”
A graduate of Ohio University, Chris spent 10 years in sales and business development in the healthcare industry before becoming a political activist and later starting Littleton and Associates. He and his wife Kim live just outside Cincinnati, OH and have been blessed with three children.
Why Do I Bother With Politics?
I feel my state and nation are on the wrong course, and support these issues and ideas because of this simple formula: Personal Freedom + Economic Freedom = Prosperity.
If you understand this idea, you know at the end of the day – “The goal is liberty. The results of liberty are all the things we love, none of which can be finally provided by government.” – Dr. Ron Paul
I fear that almost no elected officials, from either party, understand that personal and economic freedom are ends to themselves. If we want America to be a prosperous nation again, we must view each law, and hopefully repeal of a great many laws, through a very distinct and important prism – achieving greater personal and economic freedom.
I believe that most Americans just want economic freedom to provide for themselves and their families and personal freedom to choose the life that they want to live. Is that too much to ask from government – to merely protect rights and property?
But, on this idea – I don’t believe that politicians from either party will ever attempt to fix the problem. I believe that most politicians have allowed their self-interests to perpetuate an infrastructure which feeds the size, strength and influence of the state. I believe they have no incentive to change, and merely support positions which perpetuate their own existence. This paradigm must end.
I believe that an ideological shift must come from the states and restore federalism. I remain engaged because whether through ballot initiatives, citizen lobbying or candidate support – the entire paradigm of politics must shift in favor of individual freedom and away from state intervention in all aspects of our lives. With both parties embracing state power to fix what ails us, we must understand that change only comes after a long, hard look in the mirror. DC will not, nor cannot save us. We must take ownership of our lives again.
I have dedicated much of my life to the development of new tools, resources and expertise to achieve the goal of upholding liberty as an end, not simply a cliché.