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Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Pledge to America

The House Republican leadership has rolled out a new set of what should be common-sense proposals called Pledge to America. It is an echo of Newt Gingrich's 1994 Contract with America.

You can download the whole document for yourself or read it below:

A Pledge to America

My personal opinion is that it is too little, too late. I do not trust Congressman John Boehner. I do, however, trust the Republicans to screw this up after they win the majority in November. What would be best for America is to not re-elect any Representative of Congressman for more than two terms. If two terms was good enough for George Washington as President, it ought to be good enough for them as well. We need to return to a citizen legislature, not a legislature that is populated with career politicians, who are like diapers, they both need changing regularly and for the same reason. 

And here are a few videos of the announcement, the Democrat response and a few talking heads discuss the pledge...

The preamble to the pledge. The sad thing is that all the things contained in it are (or should be) understood to be the default minimum position for any Republican. It is sad that they feel the need to say it out loud.

This is Representative John Boehner discussing the pledge.

Video from The Journal Editorial Report discussing the pledge (1st part of the show) and other issues of the day.

Video of the Democrat response to the pledge.

Bottom line: I'm sick and tired of career politicians. They should all be replaced  every other term and something should be done regarding barring them from ever working in the public sector or in politics. 

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