Skip to comments.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.
Your thoughts and comments please?
Works for me.
I’m on board with that.
Good, but politicians don’t care. Hell, they don’t follow the first contract to America to limit government also known as the Constitution.
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.
Life would sure change for the “little people” if these measures were enacted.
Then tell them no more money, no more votes..
I agree. Send this to the RNC please.
Overturn Wickard v Filburn.
anyone know the html for how i an upload a picture (jpeg) from my desktop to FR?
They might kill themselves laughing. How many real conservatives does one suppose are involved with the RNC?
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
15 = 3 (We Agree)
11 = 9 (We Agree)
13 and 16 contradict each other
16 and 17 are implicit and 14 would simply distract.
Shhhhhhh. Maybe there are a few?
Good ideas...and if adopted the GOP would retake Congress (at least the house) by 2010 and the White House by 2012
You have to save it to a always connected server or it will appear and disappear when you are online/offline.
This is what I am saying.....tell the RNC please.
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.
Well yes. :)
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wickard_v._Filburn for why!
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.
I would call it ‘A Contract With the American Citizen.’
You have to save it to a always connected server or it will appear and disappear when you are online/offline
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.
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.
I like some ideas on this site:
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???
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.
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.
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?
It’s not about them anymore. It’s about America and it’s people.
Go to Photobucket. Make an account, upload your pic there then there will several including html there for you to choose.
Eliminate the federal and state funding of abortion.
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.
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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.
I think it will be Palin/Jindal or Jindal/Palin.
Romney is, in my opinion, old news.
Eliminate the federal and state funding of embronic stem cell reasearch and cloning.
Eliminate the federal and state funding of embryonic stem cell reasearch and cloning.
I’ll remember that!!!! (bookmarked).
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.
My thought exactly!
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.