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Conservative Weapon Of Mass Destruction
American Conservative Union | 3 16 2006 | J. William Lauderback

Posted on 03/16/2006 7:22:30 AM PST by rob777

Dear Robert:

Conservatives in Congress have an ATOMIC BOMB that could literally wipe out liberals in the 2006 elections.

But Republican Leaders and RINOs in Congress are STOPPING THEM FROM PUSHING THE BUTTON!

That's RIGHT -- "Republicans!"

Of course, I'm talking about the Contract with America: Renewed which was produced by Representatives Mike Pence and Jeb Hensarling of the Republican Study Committee.

If you haven't heard about the Contract with America: Renewed -- I'm not surprised. Liberals, the media and EVEN SOME REPUBLICAN LEADERS want to keep it under wraps!

Why?

Because the Contract with America: Renewed actually KEEPS the promises the Republican majority made to conservatives over a decade ago -- and advances our kind of bold conservative agenda!

Now, you would think that Republican Members of Congress would be running over each other to be among the first to sign on to a legislative agenda that harkens back to Newt Gingrich's original Contract with America of 1994 that gave Republicans control of Congress for the first time in over 40 years!

Right?

Wrong!

Sadly, Republican legislators are hiding under their desks -- quivering with fear!

And even though the Contract with America: Renewed has over 100 Congressmen behind it, Washington gossip indicates that Pence was outright TOLD that the Contract with America: Renewed would be marked DEAD ON ARRIVAL!

But if you join with me RIGHT NOW and take action -- WE CAN DECLARE CONSERVATIVE INDEPENDENCE TODAY!

Use the hyperlink below to send your urgent and personalized Blast Fax messages to President George W. Bush, Representatives Mike Pence and Jeb Hensarling of the Republican Study Committee, ALL 55 Republican Members of the Senate and the Republican Leadership of the House of Representatives.

Remind these key 66 leaders that Republicans did not come to power over ten years ago because people simply preferred the Republican Party but because they endorsed the values of the American people as stated in the first "Contract with America."

Tell them to keep the promises made to the people in 1994. Warn them that if they don’t make the Contract with America: Renewed their legislative agenda, they’ll be out of power this time next year.

If the above hyperlink does not function, please copy and paste it into the address bar of your browser.

It's Not Just About Fiscal Policy: It's About A Bold Conservative Agenda

If you've heard about the Contract with America: Renewed, you've probably heard a lot of talk about fiscal policy and proposals to balance the federal budget in a matter of years.

And restraining fiscal spending is a noble goal.

But the reason you're hearing so much about the fiscal aspects of the Contract of America: Renewed is because if you knew the real explosive conservative potential of the Contract with America: Renewed -- if you knew how many liberal "sacred cows" the Contract with America: Renewed slaughters -- you would be shouting to the four winds to have it passed!

The Contract with America: Renewed is a return to core conservative principles.

Here's some of what the Washington elites don't want you to know is contained in the Contract with America: Renewed:

"Eliminate the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. CPB, which receives $400 million annually from Congress, funds 15% of the Public Broadcasting Service’s annual budget... CPB and PBS continue to use federal funding to pay for questionable programming, such as a documentary on sex education promoted and partially paid for by the Playboy Foundation."

"Eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities. The NEH funds humanities programs and initiatives through grants to various entities. As with the NEA, the general public benefits very little from NEA, and it could be funded through private donations."

"Eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA funds art programs and initiatives through grants to various entities. In 2001, America spent $27 billion on non-profit arts funding: $11.5 billion from the private sector; $14 billion in earned income (tickets sales, etc.); and $1.3 billion in combined federal, state, and local public support (of which $105 million was from the NEA—0.4% of total non-profit arts funding). The [arts should] be funded completely through private donations, and the federal role eliminated."

In plain English that means YOUR tax dollars will no longer fund:

NEA funded obscene "art" that shows crucifixes suspended in urine or women smearing syrup on their naked bodies while shouting obscenities or actors dressed like priests sodomizing other men on-stage.

PBS funded smearing of Christianity, traditional values and the promotion of deviant sexual behavior.

NEH sponsorship of “history standards” that call for a politically correct rewriting of the past to promote a far-left agenda and indoctrinate our youth.

We have a chance to slaughter all three of these "sacred cows" in a single appropriations bill!

Use the hyperlink below to send your urgent and personalized Blast Fax messages to President George W. Bush, Representatives Mike Pence and Jeb Hensarling of the Republican Study Committee, ALL 55 Republican Members of the Senate and the Republican Leadership of the House of Representatives.

Remind these key 66 leaders that Republicans did not come to power over ten years ago because people simply preferred the Republican Party but because they endorsed the values of the American people as stated in the first "Contract with America."

Tell them to keep the promises made to the people in 1994. Warn them that if they don’t make the Contract with America: Renewed their legislative agenda, they’ll be out of power this time next year.

http://www.acuactionnet.net/contract.html

If the above hyperlink does not function, please copy and paste it into the address bar of your browser.

But That's Not All

The ELIMINATION of PBS, the NEA and the NEH is just a starting point. Here's some more of what is contained in the Contract with America: Renewed:

"Eliminate Title X Family Planning. Established in 1970, the program was created to distribute contraception to the poor to help curb the population... Despite approximately $5 billion spent on the Title X program since its inception, the U.S. population did rise to approximately 300 million people in 2005 (up from 203 million in 1970), and the catastrophic predictions made to justify this program have proven false. According to the General Accountability Office, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates spent $58.7 million federal Title X dollars in FY 2001..."

"Eliminate the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) was established by the Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974 to provide free legal assistance to the poor in civil, non-criminal matters... Instead of focusing on this core mission, the LSC has assisted lawyers and groups engaged in lobbying, advocacy of political causes, and litigation against the federal government."

"Open ANWR for Exploration. This budget assumes that a small portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska will be leased for oil and gas exploration, development, and production... Leasing could provide significant revenues to the Treasury, jobs to the U.S. economy, and a valuable domestic energy resource to offset the current transfer of U.S. wealth to other nations. This portion of the provision reflects gross receipts."

"Reduce Funding for U.N. Peacekeeping Operations. The United States is the largest financial contributor to the U.N. peacekeeping budget... U.N. peacekeepers have been involved in a litany of scandals. In 2002 and 2003, Human Rights Watch accused peacekeepers in Sierra Leone of systematically raping women. In 2005, peacekeeping staff ran up more than $500,000 in unpaid international calls. Currently, peacekeepers stand accused in the Democratic Republic of Congo of widespread sexual exploitation of refugees. According to recent press reports, waste is rampant: The UN paid $10.4 million to lease a helicopter in East Timor when it could have been secured for $1.6 million, $2.4 million to buy aircraft hangers in Congo that were never used, and roughly $193 million in fraudulent contracts (nearly 20 percent of the $1 billion in contracts that were examined). This proposal would reduce funding for U.N. peacekeeping operations by 50 percent."

"Eliminate Federal Subsidies for Amtrak. Amtrak’s model for providing intercity rail service has been a failure since it began service in 1971. Historically, it has carried less than 1% of the traveling public... This budget proposes to reduce and eventually end over 30 years of taxpayer subsidization of a failed government monopoly."

Thomas Jefferson once wrote: "To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical."

Jefferson defined precisely what is wrong with government funding of Planned Parenthood, the Legal Services Corporation, and United Nations graft and corruption.

Passage of the Contract with America: Renewed would curtail federal involvement in these programs and begin to right some long-standing wrongs.

But the programs mentioned above ONLY SCRATCH THE SURFACE. There's plenty of "red meat" in the Contract with America: Renewed for folks like you and me -- space simply prohibits mentioning it ALL!

That's why this measure must be passed!

Use the hyperlink below to send your urgent and personalized Blast Fax messages to President George W. Bush, Representatives Mike Pence and Jeb Hensarling of the Republican Study Committee, ALL 55 Republican Members of the Senate and the Republican Leadership of the House of Representatives.

Remind these key 66 leaders that Republicans did not come to power over ten years ago because people simply preferred the Republican Party but because they endorsed the values of the American people as stated in the first "Contract with America."

Tell them to keep the promises made to the people in 1994. Warn them that if they don’t make the Contract with America: Renewed their legislative agenda, they’ll be out of power this time next year.

If the above hyperlink does not function, please copy and paste it into the address bar of your browser.

We're Not The Only Ones Saying It!

At the press conference announcing the new Contract, Congressman John Shadegg -- who voted for the Contract in 1994 – warned the GOP against failing to support this measure:

“[V]irtually every Republican in Congress was elected on a promise to curb government growth and spending. It is time to keep that promise.”

What the Republicans have to realize is that if these promises are not kept -- they will become the minority party in Congress in 2006.

Conservative and patriotic Americans have given them over a decade to keep those long-forgotten promises and patience is wearing thin.

In fact, the latest Fox News Opinion Dynamics poll is already showing that ominous trend.

It reported that only 34 percent of respondents plan to vote for a Republican in the upcoming Congressional midterm elections.

It’s time to tell so-called Republican leaders in the House and Senate to stop acting like Teddy Kennedy and Hillary Clinton and Barney Frank and start to keep the promises they made to conservatives.

It's time to tell them that YOU are demanding they support the Contract with America: Renewed.

Let's do it RIGHT NOW!


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism
KEYWORDS: 109th; acu; america; contractwithamerica
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This is from the latest e-mail update I got from ACU. I thought that it might be of interest to those who wish to see the GOP revive the "Contract With America". I still would like it better if it called for the elimination of the Dept. of Education. [One step at a time :-)]
1 posted on 03/16/2006 7:22:31 AM PST by rob777
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To: rob777

But Republican Leaders and RINOs in Congress are STOPPING THEM FROM PUSHING THE BUTTON!

That's RIGHT -- "Republicans!"



This would be why I am now a Conservativge first, and vote Repub when it suits me.


2 posted on 03/16/2006 7:24:12 AM PST by trubluolyguy (Religion of Peace or Cult of Death? How much evidence exists for either one?)
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To: rob777
Rinos are tired of the responsibility of leading........

they prefer to get kicked in the butt.

Victimhood is the in thing these days.

3 posted on 03/16/2006 7:25:38 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Toon Town, Iran...........where reality is the real fantasy.)
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To: trubluolyguy

Me too....I'm a Conservativge first!

(8^)


4 posted on 03/16/2006 7:27:45 AM PST by Loud Mime ("Countdown" - A documentary about Keith Olbermann's dwindling IQ)
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To: trubluolyguy
Perhaps it would be helpful if we knew exactly WHO the RINOs are. Are we talking about the usual suspects, Snowe, Specter, Voinovich, etc. or Frist, Hasteret, etc.?
5 posted on 03/16/2006 7:30:13 AM PST by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: rob777
I supported the original contract and I would likely support this one...with some reservations.

Consider the part where we reduce funding for U.N. peace keepers. Since the president has just confirmed a continued policy of preemptive intervention in bad countries does this mean that we want to do it all with U.S. troops? how much will that cost?

The part where we cut off funding for for arts and public broadcasting would be fine with me if was done on principle - saying that governments have no role in arts or educational programming. But this makes it sound like the main motive is censoring views and art we don't like.

6 posted on 03/16/2006 7:30:35 AM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: GeorgefromGeorgia
Perhaps it would be helpful if we knew exactly WHO the RINOs are.

It is much easier to name the conservatives then the RINOs because there are so few of them. In the Senate there are only about five conservatives.

7 posted on 03/16/2006 7:32:26 AM PST by jackbenimble (Import the third world, become the third world)
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To: rob777

""Eliminate Title X Family Planning. Established in 1970, the program was created to distribute contraception to the poor to help curb the population"

I've also got concerns about this part- we need to make sure that program is really failing to provide birth control and that the opposition is not a religious based objection to birth control. I also wonder if all the condoms have not slowed the spread of disease somewhat. And do we really want poor people having more children?


8 posted on 03/16/2006 7:34:28 AM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: gondramB
Thats what I was thinking also. Would these people support PBS if they showed pro-traditional values programing? I still wouldn't want my tax money going to NEA, PBS or NEH. Its a waste of money no matter what they do.
9 posted on 03/16/2006 7:34:35 AM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: rob777

We need to clone Reagan and put him back in the White House!


10 posted on 03/16/2006 7:35:26 AM PST by TampaDude (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the PROBLEM!!!)
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To: GeorgefromGeorgia

Yes.


11 posted on 03/16/2006 7:36:22 AM PST by trubluolyguy (Islam is a Cult of Death that has been infiltrated by a few non-violent believers.)
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To: rob777
For some reason the link to contact GOP leadership did not show up:
12 posted on 03/16/2006 7:36:26 AM PST by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
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To: rob777

Compare the new contract with the original - what made the first contract with America so great was that it was about making government accountable

This new contract doesn't have that same inspiration, at least not as explained in this article.


"FIRST, require all laws that apply to the rest of the country also apply equally to the Congress;

SECOND, select a major, independent auditing firm to conduct a comprehensive audit of Congress for waste, fraud or abuse;

THIRD, cut the number of House committees, and cut committee staff by one-third;

FOURTH, limit the terms of all committee chairs;

FIFTH, ban the casting of proxy votes in committee;

SIXTH, require committee meetings to be open to the public;

SEVENTH, require a three-fifths majority vote to pass a tax increase;

EIGHTH, guarantee an honest accounting of our Federal Budget by implementing zero base-line budgeting. "

http://www.newt.org/backpage.asp?art=59


13 posted on 03/16/2006 7:37:31 AM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: rob777

http://www.acuactionnet.net/contract.html


14 posted on 03/16/2006 7:37:41 AM PST by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
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To: Loud Mime

Me too....I'm a Conservativge first!




Yes, my fingers are fat. Much like the rest of me, LOL!


15 posted on 03/16/2006 7:37:47 AM PST by trubluolyguy (Islam is a Cult of Death that has been infiltrated by a few non-violent believers.)
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To: gondramB
The part where we cut off funding for for arts and public broadcasting would be fine with me if was done on principle - saying that governments have no role in arts or educational programming. But this makes it sound like the main motive is censoring views and art we don't like.

The left will certainly spin it this way. "If you don't financially advocate the arts, you are censoring them." To me, most artists are merely unemployed with a hobby.

16 posted on 03/16/2006 7:38:38 AM PST by Niteranger68 ("Only 4 out of 3 Democrats actually vote.")
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To: gondramB

possible that their distase for the program is because so much goes to planned parenthood..who prefers to kill the babies after they're conceived, rather than prevent conception?


17 posted on 03/16/2006 7:43:09 AM PST by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: absolootezer0
"possible that their distase for the program is because so much goes to planned parenthood..who prefers to kill the babies after they're conceived, rather than prevent conception?"

I'm sure you're right that they object to moeny going to PP. I suspect, however, that if poor people are cut off from contraception that diseases and abortion will go up, not down.

Now maybe this particular program is a failure - we should look at that. What I'm saying is let's make sure we are acting from analysis not from a religious opposition to contraception.
18 posted on 03/16/2006 7:49:20 AM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: absolootezer0
possible that their distase for the program is because so much goes to planned parenthood..who prefers to kill the babies after they're conceived, rather than prevent conception?




That is probably part of it, but there is also the issue of government directed social engineering. Given that one of the major problems facing developed countries is declining populations, do we really want a government promoted program to prevent conception? Even without the demographics problem, I do not like the idea of governments trying their hand at population control.
19 posted on 03/16/2006 7:52:47 AM PST by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
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To: rob777

"Given that one of the major problems facing developed countries is declining populations, do we really want a government promoted program to prevent conception?"

My response is gonna sound cold blooded.
But if someone is too poor to afford condoms, I don't want them raising children. That is not the group that needs to be encouraged to have kids.


20 posted on 03/16/2006 7:55:21 AM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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