Skip to comments.DeLay Likens GOP Contract to Magna Carta
Posted on 04/13/2005 5:27:12 PM PDT by nypokerface
WASHINGTON - To House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, the Republican Party's "Contract With America" ranks right up there with the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights among the "great documents of freedom."
So says DeLay's Internet Web site. It describes that 1994 campaign treatise, credited with helping the GOP end four decades of House rule by Democrats, "a written commitment that presented to the people an agenda for the House of Representatives."
"In exercising their freedom to govern themselves, the people could read The Contract with America and embrace the agenda in the document," according to DeLay's site which includes a tutorial on the Constitution. "The resulting vote re-established the people's control of Congress ...., " it says.
The document was the foundation for the newly elected Republican House's agenda in 1995, which included legislation to limit welfare, require a balanced budget and limit to six years how long people could hold office in the House. Some, such as welfare restrictions and a child tax credit, made it into law.
Others like the term limits were later abandoned by the same politicians who had adopted them as a platform or were ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. One contract item turned aside by the high court was the proposal to give presidents line-item veto authority.
Former Rep. Newt Gingrich of Georgia was a principal architect of the contract.
If anyone here says anything negative about Tom Delay.
That man is the only one in our party who is willing to speak
out against Judicial Tyranny.
Screw the miserable commie libs! They have no contract, no plan, nothing but taking over the government as a goal -- they could care less about this country -- only their own empowerment over you and your assets.
I have nothing to say against Delay, but I would like to see a couple items added to the contract, such as making border protection and fiscal conservatism priorities.
I hope youre not slamming the Communist Manifesto.....that's one of the funniest books I've ever read! =P
I don't know what the point of this story is. Surely, the comment has been up on DeLay's web site fore a while, so how is it even newsworthy?
This is why the left wing Stalinist and their liberal press are out to destroy Tom DeLay. He's right, and they fear him.
Great man that DeLay, he ought to be President. It looks like Soros' Olde Media production of get DeLay flopped. *smirk*
I called his Washington and Texas offices today to give him my support. Told the receptionist (who was glad to hear it) that I supported him 100% and not to give an inch that they were many of us standing by him.
You should read Newt's new book then. He covers that.
I haven't read his book (yet!) but I've checked out his platform and talking points on the web. I do like Newt!
I wish I had been old enough to be political during the '94 takeover.
Amen, VIVA Tom Delay !!!!!!!
This is sad. The contract with society almost immediately became a variable rate interest only loan.