Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ten for 10 - A nice beginnning , Updated - use the FIRST contract

Ten goals for 2010!

The Republicans have not stepped up to the plate. Apparently, the GOP is content to be the party of "NOT-Democrats". This will NOT get them elected. Why are the current members of the GOP afraid of ideas and bold statements? (What have they got to lose?)

Laura Ingraham has decided to be pro-active. She's not waiting. She has a blue print that they can follow. Written in short sentences. Just ten sentences. Hopefully, that's not beyond the GOP's capability to pay attention. Her petition is a nice beginning. Once these are done, perhaps the party will get a taste of actually voting for freedom.

Go sign her petition.

Ten for 10! WINNING WASHINGTON BY EMPOWERING AMERICANS!

1) Taxpayers' Bill of Rights (TABOR). Limit federal spending growth to the percentage in population growth plus the rate of inflation; provide taxpayers the option of filing a post-card sized return using a low, flat tax rate of 15%

2) End Tax-funded abortions. Stop federal payments to Planned Parenthood and prohibit any taxpayer-subsidized health insurance plan from covering abortion

3) Defend American Borders. Complete America's border-protection initiatives using remaining funds from the so-called stimulus bill

4) King Dollar. Preserve a strong dollar so that Americans' savings aren't wiped out by inflation and the U.S. dollar remains the world's reserve currency

5) Empower American Business. Immediately slash corporate tax rates to 15% and scrap the capital-gains tax altogether

6) Defend America. Strengthen America to defend our homeland and fully fund an operational, layered missile-defense system

7) Statism Exit Plan. De-fund czars; immediately cease bailout payments to failed companies; ban future bailouts

8) End Generational Theft. As few believe America's entitlement programs will be able to pay benefits to future generations, provide younger workers the choice of diverting payroll/Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts

9) Restore America's System of Justice. Introduce penalties for frivolous lawsuits, where those who launch unsuccessful lawsuits are liable for the defendants' legal bills

10) American Energy Independence. All-of-the-Above strategy that embraces alternatives, expands and accelerates exploration and production of oil and natural gas, and jumpstarts dramatic increases in nuclear power
Backers/Signatories
- Tom Price (R-Ga.), chairman of the Republican Study Committee
- Michael Williams, Texas Railroad Commissioner & Republican candidate for Senate
- Rep. Jep Hensarling (R-Texas), member of the Republican Study Committee
- Rick Crawford, Republican congressional candidate, Arkansas first district
- Marco Rubio, Florida Republican senatorial candidate
- Michelle Malkin, author of "Culture of Corruption"
- Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX), member of the Republican Study Committee
- Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), member of the Republican Study Committee

h/t RedState


This would be a nice BEGINNING. What would things would YOU like to see done?

Update: A commenter, ColdWarrior, at RedState puts this in to perspective and has a better idea. Why not have the GOP pledge to honor the FIRST CONTRACT WITH AMERICA!. No not Gingrich's....

This one:

How about this?

“It’s the Constitution, Liberals!” (except I would have called on Congress as a whole.)

Idea:

The Republican Party offers to the American people the enforcement of the original “Contract with the American People” — the Contract that starts with the three words, “We the People” — the Constitution.

Specifically, my suggestion is that we get the Republican Party candidates to pledge to vigorously fight on behalf of the American people to ensure that the Congress of the United States will stay within the strictures of the few limited, enumerated powers outlined in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution:

Section 8. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;

To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;

To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States;

To establish post offices and post roads;

To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;

To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;

To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations;

To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;

To provide and maintain a navy;

To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;

To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings;–And

To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.

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Be warned. It entails actual effort. No more screaming at the TV. You'll have to get up and get out.

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