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A New Contract with America to Limit Government

Posted on 11/09/2008 1:21:30 PM PST by narses

A Contract to Limit Government

1 - Limit Members of Congress to Social Security and Medicare for their retirement benefits

2 - Limit Members of Congress to Medicare for health care benefits while serving

3 - Limit Members of Congress to three terms in each House, cumulative

4 - Limit total Federal taxes per individual to no more than 15% of gross income

5 - Limit Federal rules on education to funding only.

6 - Make the Federal education funding portable at the choice of the parent/guardian.

7 - Limit access to our border to legal immigrants and citizens only.

8 - Limit contributions to Federal Political campaigns to Natural Citizens only.

9 - Limit Federal Spending to a balanced budget outside of wartime.

10 - Limit Lawyers negative impact on society with meaningful tort and legal reform.


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1 posted on 11/09/2008 1:21:30 PM PST by narses
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To: narses; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...

Your thoughts and comments please?


2 posted on 11/09/2008 1:22:14 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: narses

Works for me.

I’m on board with that.


3 posted on 11/09/2008 1:24:58 PM PST by roaddog727 (BS does not get bridges built - the funk you see is the funk you do)
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To: narses

Good, but politicians don’t care. Hell, they don’t follow the first contract to America to limit government also known as the Constitution.


4 posted on 11/09/2008 1:25:44 PM PST by rwh (What great fortune it is for those in power that the people do not think!)
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To: roaddog727

Thanks. Send this to the RNC. Let them know, they want money, get on board. Limits on government are the only commonality the right has. We need to play to that.


5 posted on 11/09/2008 1:26:43 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: narses

Life would sure change for the “little people” if these measures were enacted.


6 posted on 11/09/2008 1:27:15 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: rwh

Then tell them no more money, no more votes..


7 posted on 11/09/2008 1:27:15 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: freeangel

I agree. Send this to the RNC please.


8 posted on 11/09/2008 1:27:38 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: narses
11. Make a budget;

12. Show initiative;

13. Limit health care costs;

14. Replace the UN;

15. Limit Congressional terms;

16. Defend free enterprise; and most importantly,

17. Follow the Declaration of Independence.
9 posted on 11/09/2008 1:27:53 PM PST by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: narses

Overturn Wickard v Filburn.


10 posted on 11/09/2008 1:28:26 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: narses; All

anyone know the html for how i an upload a picture (jpeg) from my desktop to FR?


11 posted on 11/09/2008 1:29:34 PM PST by TitansAFC (In 2008, please vote GOP and show us that you love your country more than you hate John McCain)
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To: narses

They might kill themselves laughing. How many real conservatives does one suppose are involved with the RNC?


12 posted on 11/09/2008 1:30:00 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: narses
sounds good to me but I would cut 3 terms to two with they could never serve again in a federal position ...and lawyers would never be allowed to serve period...

also I would like to add....election day is only one day April 15th,and any vote for raising their salaries would have to be voted on by We the People, on election day ie April 15th

13 posted on 11/09/2008 1:30:56 PM PST by Gone_Postal (We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat)
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To: narses
One way or another.
14 posted on 11/09/2008 1:31:35 PM PST by granite ("We dare not tempt them with weakness" - JFK)
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To: Falconspeed

15 = 3 (We Agree)
11 = 9 (We Agree)
13 and 16 contradict each other
16 and 17 are implicit and 14 would simply distract.


15 posted on 11/09/2008 1:32:03 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: Falconspeed
14. Replace Eliminate the UN;
16 posted on 11/09/2008 1:32:28 PM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: freeangel

Shhhhhhh. Maybe there are a few?


17 posted on 11/09/2008 1:32:41 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: narses

Good ideas...and if adopted the GOP would retake Congress (at least the house) by 2010 and the White House by 2012


18 posted on 11/09/2008 1:33:12 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (2010: A RINO Purge Odyssey)
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To: TitansAFC

You have to save it to a always connected server or it will appear and disappear when you are online/offline.


19 posted on 11/09/2008 1:33:27 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

This is what I am saying.....tell the RNC please.


20 posted on 11/09/2008 1:33:50 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: newfreep; Falconspeed

Sadly the UN issue is not on the radar for most people. We need a way big broad tent that still gets conservatives elected. In my opinion.


21 posted on 11/09/2008 1:34:52 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: granite

Well yes. :)


22 posted on 11/09/2008 1:35:10 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: tacticalogic

Amen!

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wickard_v._Filburn for why!


23 posted on 11/09/2008 1:35:54 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: narses

I agree with you on 7 of the 10.

Term limits are unconstitutional.

I’m not clear on what you mean in #5 and #6. The federal education department should be abolished. Period.


24 posted on 11/09/2008 1:39:03 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: narses

I would call it ‘A Contract With the American Citizen.’


25 posted on 11/09/2008 1:40:41 PM PST by smokingfrog (<| The .44 mag. = 1,500 fps |=|=| The 44 Obama = 186k $ps |>)
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To: narses

You have to save it to a always connected server or it will appear and disappear when you are online/offline

any ideas?


26 posted on 11/09/2008 1:41:01 PM PST by TitansAFC (In 2008, please vote GOP and show us that you love your country more than you hate John McCain)
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To: narses

Absolutely send to the RNC. And for those who participated in the campaign and saw wasted opportunities, please write a snail mail letter to them with specific details of exactly what went on at the state/county levels. Paid employees are not going to tell them the real truth.

Narses, thanks so much for posting something proactive. The doom and gloom stuff only serves to dispirit us which is obviously not helpful at this critical time.


27 posted on 11/09/2008 1:46:19 PM PST by lovesdogs
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To: narses

Eliminate environmental and other regulations that substantially take the exclusive use of private property and direct it toward use for a public purpose or benefit without just compensation.


28 posted on 11/09/2008 1:46:30 PM PST by marsh2
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To: narses

I like some ideas on this site:

http://www.americanroadmap.org/


29 posted on 11/09/2008 1:46:47 PM PST by randita (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: narses

Term limits to 3 in one House and cumulative of 4 terms, is not reasonable, IMO. I think this factor doomed the movement for term limits the last time it was proposed in 1994.

We cannot have a functioning federal government which has a complete turnover every 6-12 years.

A more reasonable list would be limiting the congressmen/women to 5 terms, and limiting the senators to 3 terms. This would still yield a quick turnover, and no person could stay in Washington DC for longer than a maximum of 28 years. Most would stay only about 10-18 years. That is enough to have a mix of experience and newcomers - which will yield less cronyism, less corruption, more representative government, etc..

What do you folks think about this???


30 posted on 11/09/2008 1:47:53 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: narses; All

I appreciate the points made in the OP. However, I will point out that the existing contract to limit government, the wrongly ignored federal Constitution, which the Founders made to intentionally limit the powers of the federal government, would practically shut down the federal government if the people would demand that DC politicians respect it.


31 posted on 11/09/2008 1:52:41 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: TitansAFC

The image you want to post must be on the web somewhere.
It can not reside on your home computer.
You have to get an account with “photobucket”
or some similar service.


32 posted on 11/09/2008 1:53:08 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: narses

Can we stick in, near the top, that federal employees are forbidden to get any salaries or benefits that exceed that given to an equivalent ranked soldier?


33 posted on 11/09/2008 1:58:06 PM PST by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: narses

TERM LIMITS


34 posted on 11/09/2008 1:59:53 PM PST by goodnesswins (CONSERVATIVES....saving America's A** whether you like it or not!)
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To: rwh

It’s not about them anymore. It’s about America and it’s people.


35 posted on 11/09/2008 2:00:57 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: TitansAFC

Go to Photobucket. Make an account, upload your pic there then there will several including html there for you to choose.


36 posted on 11/09/2008 2:02:50 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: narses
3. Limit Members of Congress to three terms in each House.

9. Limit Federal Spending to a balanced budget outside of wartime.

13. LiImit health care costs by allowing free-market competition in Health Care industry.

16. Defend the free enterprise system with the legal system.

Thanks for the comment.
37 posted on 11/09/2008 2:02:57 PM PST by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: Repeal The 17th
Gracias!


38 posted on 11/09/2008 2:04:22 PM PST by TitansAFC (In 2008, please vote GOP and show us that you love your country more than you hate John McCain)
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To: narses

Eliminate the federal and state funding of abortion.


39 posted on 11/09/2008 2:07:08 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: narses

Regarding #5 and #6: WHAT federal funding of “education”? Show me where in the Constitution the people delegated to the federal government any authority to do ANYTHING regarding “education.”

Change #5 to “Eliminate all federal activities, policies, and spending with respect to education.”

Then eliminate #6.


40 posted on 11/09/2008 2:07:18 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: TitansAFC

Click on my homepage and then look for the bookmarks for HTML Bootcamp and/or HTML Sandbox. Those threads are chuck full of info!


41 posted on 11/09/2008 2:08:50 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: narses

The first step is to tell the truth to the American people that government is the source of today’s (and yesterday’s) problems. Unless and until this happens any new contract(s) with America is just an exercise in futility.

The American people must begin to understand that inflation is the result of a greedy government, overspending its income from taxes, year after year after year. This causes inflation and the result is a devaluation of paychecks and savings.

Where does government get this additional income? The Fed prints and/or issues more dollars. This means more dollars are available for the purchase of goods and services and prices go up and up. You are at an auction and now each person is given more money than they currently have. Bidding for items now will mean higher purchase prices for items at the auction.


42 posted on 11/09/2008 2:10:56 PM PST by mulligan (A)
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To: TitansAFC

I think it will be Palin/Jindal or Jindal/Palin.

Romney is, in my opinion, old news.


43 posted on 11/09/2008 2:12:10 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: narses

Eliminate the federal and state funding of embronic stem cell reasearch and cloning.


44 posted on 11/09/2008 2:12:50 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: narses

Eliminate the federal and state funding of embryonic stem cell reasearch and cloning.


45 posted on 11/09/2008 2:13:04 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Thanks!

I’ll remember that!!!! (bookmarked).


46 posted on 11/09/2008 2:17:46 PM PST by TitansAFC (Sarah Palin/Mitt Romney 2012!!! Elway, Schwarzenegger, Ditka, Huckabee, and Hoeven for Senate 2010!)
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To: TitansAFC

de nada


47 posted on 11/09/2008 2:19:38 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: Salvation

Jindal might be Veep, but it is basically impossible for him to run for President in 2012. Remember, he has to run for re-election in November of 2011. At that time, he won’t even be 40 years old yet.

Jindal has a great future, but Veep may be all we can hope for in his case in 2012.


48 posted on 11/09/2008 2:19:56 PM PST by TitansAFC (Sarah Palin/Mitt Romney 2012!!! Elway, Schwarzenegger, Ditka, Huckabee, and Hoeven for Senate 2010!)
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To: rwh
Good, but politicians don’t care. Hell, they don’t follow the first contract to America to limit government also known as the Constitution.

My thought exactly!

49 posted on 11/09/2008 2:21:27 PM PST by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Baby steps Arthur, baby steps. The intrusion of the Feds into education is why we are here (at least in part), eliminating that massive middle class entitlement and jobs program called ‘public education’ will take a generation.

Trying to kill ity all at once makes us the enemy of the middle class whose children ‘benefit’ and whose spouses work in ‘public education’.

By getting rid of the coercive nature of the funding and making it portable, we start the process. At least in my humble opinion.


50 posted on 11/09/2008 2:31:34 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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