Some thoughts on the Republican “Pledge to America”
Page 2: “An unchecked executive, a compliant legislature, and an overreaching judiciary have combined to thwart the will of the people and overturn their votes and their values, striking down longstanding laws and institutions and scorning the deepest beliefs of the American people.” Yes, that is true. Good summation there but look at the next sentence : “An arrogant and out-of-touch government of self-appointed elites makes decisions, issues mandates, and enacts laws without accepting or requesting the input of the many.” Where is the we Republicans are sorry for being part of that elite crowd? Where is the we Republicans are sorry for not supporting true conservatives in our nominations?
Page 3: “We pledge to honor the Constitution as constructed by its framers and honor the original intent of those precepts that have been consistently ignored – particularly the Tenth Amendment, which grants that all powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people. (OK, I’m for that)
We pledge to advance policies that promote greater liberty, wider opportunity, a robust defense, and national economic prosperity.
We pledge to honor families, traditional marriage, life, and the private and faith-based organizations that form the core of our American values.
We pledge to make government more transparent in its actions, careful in its stewardship, and honest in its dealings.
We pledge to uphold the purpose and promise of a better America, knowing that to whom much is given, much is expected and that the blessings of our liberty buoy the hopes of mankind.
We make this pledge bearing true faith and allegiance to the people we represent, and we invite fellow citizens and patriots to join us in forming a new governing agenda for America.” How about bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States, eh? What about that pesky oath you take when you are elected? If you had remained true to that, there would be no need for this document in the first place. Just because you think everyone in your district wants money for a certain event or because they are in a certain industry doesn’t mean that you vote for it if it is unconstitutional.