Theodore's World: House Republicans To Release " A Pledge To America " Today

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September 23, 2010

House Republicans To Release " A Pledge To America " Today

House Republicans will be releasing their Pledge To America today.

Full 21 page Document here...A PLEDGE TO AMERICA


This writing below is from the

America is more than a country.

America is an idea -- an idea that free people can govern themselves, that government's powers are derived from the consent of the governed, that each of us is endowed by their Creator with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America is the belief that any man or woman can -- given economic, political, and religious liberty -- advance themselves, their families, and the common good.

America is an inspiration to those who yearn to be free and have the ability and the dignity to determine their own destiny.

Whenever the agenda of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to institute a new governing agenda and set a different course.

These first principles were proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, enshrined in the Constitution, and have endured through hard sacrifice and commitment by generations of Americans.

In a self-governing society, the only bulwark against the power of the state is the consent of the governed, and regarding the policies of the current government, the governed do not consent.

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 long-standing laws and institutions and scorning the deepest beliefs of the American people.

An arrogant and out-of-touch ruling class of a few makes decisions, issues mandates, and enacts laws without accepting or requesting the input of the many.

Rising joblessness, crushing debt, and a polarizing political environment are fraying the bonds among our people and blurring our sense of national purpose.

Like free peoples of the past, our citizens refuse to accommodate a government that believes it can replace the will of the people with its own. The American people are speaking out, demanding that we realign our country's compass with its founding principles and apply those principles to solve our common problems for the common good.

The need for urgent action to repair our economy and reclaim our government for the people cannot be overstated.

With this document, we pledge to dedicate ourselves to the task of reconnecting our highest aspirations to the permanent truths of our founding by keeping faith with the values our nation was founded on, the principles we stand for, and the priorities of our people. This is our Pledge to America.

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.

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.


Wild Thing's comment.......

I believe the conservatives in the GOP have learned their lesson. Why? Because in 2 years we can get rid of THEM too and they know it. It's time for unity, and to support these conservatives in the GOP in getting us back on track. I'm proud of them for rising to the occasion. And it's up to US to KEEP THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE. I feel many conservatives are equally to blame for what has happened to America, ( remember how so many said they wuold not vote in 2006 and then Pelosi was set in place with their majority of democrats in power ) so I hope and pray we keep being part of the solution in partnership with the Tea Party and the conservatives in the GOP.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 23, 2010 05:55 AM


There's still a lot of house cleaning that needs to be done in the GOP.

Posted by: BobF at September 23, 2010 07:32 AM

I am glad to see this pledge actually listing the bad characteristics of the Democrat leadership instead of just alluding to them. We can't continue on being passive. This pledge is a good idea. I just wonder if after the elections, even if Repubs win big, the GOP leadership will return to their old "moderate" ways of reaching across the aisle.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at September 23, 2010 10:14 AM

Yeah, I'll sign on to it, too. This time we have a direction and a goal.

Posted by: Mark at September 23, 2010 10:34 AM

For forty years I've been marooned in a country where liberalism tried to abolish or belittle all the things I believed in.

In the late 1960's, it was clear to me that we lost the culture war, because the left had all the energy and (false)legitimacy, and conservatives seemed to be obsolete, old-fashioned and weak. They weren't, but the mood and times changed around us.

We held out all this time, and the cycle is changing. Liberalism is the ideology of the vicious, the authoritarian and the buffoon, and it has exhausted itself in stupidity and excess.

The battle isn't over, because we still have to give the GOP a high colonic. Glad I lived long enough to see it happen.

Posted by: Rhod at September 23, 2010 06:30 PM

Great input, thank you all so much.

I agree so much with what you all have said.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 24, 2010 12:56 AM