I saw this the other day, and I was really impressed. I believe that this is our modern day ‘Contract with America’, this is the platform that all our candidates can, and should, ride to victory in November. It has eight parts and here it is in its entirety:
I will never, ever vote for a taxpayer bailout of a private industry. Whether it’s big banks, automakers, or any other industry — you succeed or fail on your own.
I will not vote for an unbalanced budget. I will not vote for a tax increase. Ever.
I will fight for new rules like a Balanced Budget Amendment and Term Limits.
I will not take ANYTHING off the table in the fight to balance the budget. Anyone who says something like they will “freeze non-defense discretionary spending” is blowing smoke at you and hoping you won’t notice. That would balance the budget — MAYBE — in about 80 years.
We have to keep our promises to seniors and keep our country strong, but every area has things that can be cut. Every agency has things that are duplicative or that could be done better or cheaper.
I will propose and force a vote on an Enumerated Powers Act, to force Congress to point to the part of the Constitution that justifies their bills.
I will fight for the Bill of Rights. Democrats often love the 4th amendment. Republicans the 2nd. I will fight for them all, which means fighting for your free speech, gun rights, and civil liberties. Laws that infringe on ANY of these make the federal government more powerful, and we cannot continue to allow that.
I will not allow our troops to be the world’s policeman, and I will force a vote on a Declaration of War if any President seeks to commit our military to battle.
That was put out recently by Senatorial Candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky, but it could’ve been done by any of our great Conservative leaders running this year, and I believe that it should be the model that all our candidates follow. If all our candidates unite behind this platform, Contract with America style, I believe this would result in not only a massive victory, but a huge mandate as well, for these Conservative principles. I am extremely impressed by this campaign platform, and while obviously Rand doesn’t even need something impressive like this as he’s already comfortably ahead in his campaign, I believe what he has done provides a tremendous opportunity for other candidates across America, to adopt this platform as their own and ride it to sweet, sweet victory in November!