Saturday, December 02, 2006
This is not my idea but I strongly endorse it. It is the genius of Chris Core, a talk show host on WMAL 630 in Wash DC and all credit goes to him. You can listen to Chris on audio stream at Chris Core
The following was developed with the input of the audience of the Chris Core Show on Wednesday,
October 11, 2006:
THE CONTRACT WITH AMERICA 2006 WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, AS LISTENERS OF THE CHRIS CORE SHOW ON 630 WMAL,PLEDGEOUR SUPPORT FOR THE CONTRACT WITH AMERICA 2006.
AND WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, AS CANDIDATES FOR CONGRESS, PLEDGE TO BRING TO THE
FLOOR OF CONGRESS THE FOLLOWING SUGGESTIONS, WHICH WE BELIEVE ARE WIDELY
SUPPORTED BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. FURTHERMORE, WE PLEDGE TO VOTE FOR, AND TO
DO OUR BEST TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING ENACTED INTO LAW.
1. IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL:
The southern border between the United States and Mexico must be secured within one year by fence, personnel and/or electronic devices in order to stop illegal entryinto the United States. Any children who have been born in the United States of parents who are illegally in this country (commonly known as "anchor babies") will be permanently disqualified for American citizenship.
2. PROTECTION OF THE AMERICAN CULTURE AND ELECTORAL PROCESS:
English shall be designated as the official language of the United States. All ballots for elections shall be printed only in English. Anyone who wishes to vote shall be required to provide verified proof of U.S. citizenship at the polling booth.
3. ENERGY INDEPENDENCE:
This Congress will set a maximum of ten years by which time the United States must become fully independent of any foreign sources for its energy supply. This will include, but not be limited to, expanded oil
exploration and refining, and production of alternative sources such as nuclear power, ethanol, natural gas, solar, and/or wind.
4. CONGRESSIONAL REFORM:
As the American people rightfully expect action from their leaders, we
1) All bills must be approved or rejected solely on their own merit (that is, nothing unrelated to the intent of
the original bill may be added).
2) We will never engage in the stalling practice known as a "filibuster."
3) All presidential appointments will receive a confirmation or rejection vote within 120 days of their nomination.
4) No public office-holder may do business with, or try to influence, the vote of elected officials(lobbying) within 5 years of having left public office. 5) We promise to address, openly debate, and vote on the concept of term limits for members of Congress.
5. A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD:
All laws that apply to the rest of the country shall apply equally to Congress.
This includes such laws as those enacted by the EEOC and OSHA. Furthermore, so that members of Congress may better relate to the average American, the Congressional pension plan shall be ended, and Congress will pay into, and receive, the same Social Security benefits as any other American, and shall receive no health care benefits that it cannot offer to each and every other American citizen.
To these goals, we pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. Any failure to pursue these goals should be considered as a condition for our termination as members of Congress at the next election.
CADIDATE for OFFICE _______________
Liberty or Death
If Chis Core gave it a sentor it would be dead. Mike Pence has guts and a lot of the remaining Reps have guts as well. They may change the message some, but the concept of a new contract with America would work.
Chris Core did not pick the contract topics, his listening audience did, so it has grass roots in Democratic voting area. One can only hope Mike Pence will live up to his committment. I give it 50-50.
Liberty or Death
I agree wish I could have been part of the creation process, but they did a good job.
Still there at the bottom of the 3 comments post.