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Statement on the Republican “Pledge To America”


The Contract from America Foundation made the following announcement today regarding the newly released Republican “Pledge to America”:

We are pleased that the Republicans were so heavily influenced by the message of the grassroots Contract from America that their “Pledge to America” includes many of our Contract’s planks, including the top-voted idea to “Protect the Constitution” by requiring every bill to cite Constitutional authority, rejection of Cap and Trade, the imposition of meaningful spending limits, repeal of government-run health care, and extension of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. We are also pleased that they so admired the Contract’s model of allowing for real citizen input that they created their own website, America Speaking Out, to approximate the same function. This is evidence that Republicans are beginning to listen to the millions of ordinary Americans that are fed up with Washington’s ways.

Republican Congressmen, Senators, and candidates should still sign the Contract from America, which boldly tackles the challenges of fundamental tax reform, passage of a balanced budget amendment with a supermajority requirement for any tax hike, and real earmark reform.

The Contract from America is handed up from the true grassroots in this country. After garnering nearly half a million votes in less than two months, the Contract from America is a blueprint that reflects what the people want for their future. If Republicans sign the Contract, they will prove that they are listening to the will of millions of grassroots activists that have protested the unconscionable expansion of government.

Over 300 candidates have signed the Contract from America, including Senators DeMint and Coburn, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Representative Michele Bachmann, and Senate candidates Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, Sharron Angle, Joe Miller, Jerry Moran, Dino Rossi, Ron Johnson, John Boozman, Kelly Ayotte, and John Raese.

  • Gary R. Anderson

    The “Contract FROM America” foundation is allowing the GOP to rewrite the contract that THEY will agree to, making it sound as milktoast as the old “Republican Platform” (google it). proof that MOST in the GOP just still don’t understand that now WE’RE in charge, and they need to listen up. I’m appalled at the boot licking that is happening here, and wish whoever this “foundation” is, would retract their statement of praise. The GOP should have OUR Contract shoved in their faces, and be INSTRUCTED to sign it.

  • victoria_29

    This Pledge to America is a crock. Took them 21 pages to say what could have said in 5 words, “Will go back to Constitution” wow wasn’t that hard-the rest would take care of self. Second we have been there & done this crap, some of y’all may not remember the Contract with America….yeah fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. This is nothing but a farce. The GOP obviously have learned nothing.

  • robert silecchio

    don’t you work for we the people?are you not the employees?i never seen any business have the employees tell the employers what the contract should be.i am not saying i don’t agree with some of it.but there are things i would like to see put in my contract with about a pledge that if you don’t carry out what the people want you just questions asked just about anything you impose on the people also is imposed on you.would you like me to continue.sorry to be so skeptical but i don’t trust anyone in government anymore.if you want more ideas you have my e-mail address.

  • Don

    Ron Johnson DOES NOT fully support the full contract. Him signing it is a slap in the face. He for one does not support fundamental tax reform, saying you support tax cuts is a vague generalization and does not qualify