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FREEDOMWORKS: The Contract FROM America Ready to Launch at CPAC

While 2009 was known as the year of the first Taxpayer March on Washington, 2010 is shaping up to be the year of the Contract FROM America.

On Thursday, limited government activists will take the next step in their quest to take America back as the Contract’s top twenty agenda items are unveiled. The Contract was launched in September, 2009 by Ryan Hecker of the Houston Tea Party with the goal of creating a bottom-up document for limited government activists to carry in 2010.

For the last several months, tens of thousands of activists have submitted and debated ideas online. At tea parties across the nation on April 15, the final ten pillars will be announced as the Contract FROM America.

The list has now been narrowed down to the top twenty policy ideas, and the voting process will begin to select the final ten. This next step will be unveiled at a press conference at noon on Thursday February, 18th, 2010, in the Tyler Room of the Washington Marriott Wardman Park at the annual CPAC convention.

FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey will join grassroots activists, Tea Party Patriots, Senator Jim DeMint, Americans for Tax Reform, National Taxpayers’ Union, Liberty Central, American Solutions, and Regular Folks United as the contract is formally announced.

Ryan Hecker, the creator of the Contract FROM America, commented, “This is a document made by the people for the people; a true bottom up effort. Last year the tea party movement used social networking tools to build communities to support limited government principles and oppose the encroachment of big government. Now these same communities have come together to build a document to carry into November 2010.”

FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey is an enthusiastic supporter of the Contract. “The grassroots-driven Contract represents the good polices that will be critical in bringing fiscal order to Washington. The strength of the movement is how it is united behind common-sense fiscal conservatism. After all, no one spends someone else’s money as wisely as he spends his own. Now when a politician seeks the support of a local tea party group, activists can point to the Contract to see how serious they are.”

Please visit www.contractfromamerica.com : cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww .. to view the list and vote on the top ten.

FreedomWorksAdam Brandon, 202-379-6584 abrandon@freedomworks.org : mailto:abrandon@freedomworks.org

  • Linda

    I feel his list is too short. How come illegal aliens and the problems they have imposed on this country is not being addressed by any of these issues listed on the Contract from America. Where is the one that secures our borders. Why are you only allowing 10 issues in the contract when all 22 issues warrant our respect and signatures. Are you scarred of 12 of them? It’s like saying I want a job, but I only want to do 10 things at that job and still get paid for all of the job. It sounds like typical congressional short comings. The person I vote for should do all of these things. When a person kills themself over tax issues, government red tape and socialist take over it is time to act on all issues plaguing America. When will people wake up and recognize we had better spend more time on our knees and pray to God the next batch of representatives actually do the whole job that they were elected to do. Complasency is our biggest sin. God has to forgive you, but the people don’t have to forgive you.

  • Sharen Bunn

    I also would like to know where the No Amnesty for Illegals is.
    American Jobs For American Workers

  • Todd Wolf

    Are we a Society of Contracts or are we a Society of Status?
    We were conceived in Liberty as a self-governing nation of the People, by the People, and for the People who were endowed by their Creator with the unalienable rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness by each individuals standard of value, ways, and means. We recognize the need for the smallest, least intrusive form of government that subordinates order to freedom, a Republican form of government defined and limited by The Constitution. A government whose primary function is to preserve the peace, defend the country, provide a mechanism whereby individuals can adjudicate their disputes, and protect individuals from being coerced by other individuals.
    The Contract from America list is limited by it’s attempt to conclusively define significant and relevant issues that in themselves are the consequences of a government that has broken from the mores of The Constitution. The contract will be implied by the reasonable actions taken to audit this government’s over-reaching powers, authority, and functions and the prudent actions taken by the authority vested in We the People by the Constitution of the United States of America to eliminate all of those that do not meet the requirements of being Constitutional, Moral, Necessary, and Affordable.

  • Laraine Yoss

    I too am concerned with the lack of attention paid to an issue that IS bankrupting
    our States. ILLEGAL as well as LEGAL IMMIGRATION. Entitlements, healthcare and education are 3 huge issues causing the bulging budgets across the board. The waste, fraud and abuse of these issues is staggering…..and we the taxpayers are footing the bill. There is something seriously wrong with a system that pays an ILLEGAL for having babies on US land more money than an elderly person who has worked their entire life paying into a system. ENOUGH!

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