Constitution Party Response to ’Pledge to America’ Resolution

by Constitution Party National Committee – November 2010 – Fort Worth, Texas

Whereas, Republican candidates for Congress in 2010 presented a “Pledge to America” as a reason for voters to entrust their party with the reins of power; and
Whereas, the pledge, though incorporating much ’conservative rhetoric,’ was very weak, failing to call for the reforms necessary to restore true freedom and Constitutional governance – reforms such as ending the Federal Reserve, restoring Constitutional money, eliminating direct federal taxation on wages, getting out of the United Nations, abolishing every agency not clearly authorized under the Constitution, declaring every restrictive gun law passed by Congress null and void for lack of Constitutional authority, and getting the federal government out of the healthcare business; and
Whereas, many of the 2010 Republican candidates held office during the 2000 to 2006 period in which their party held a majority in both houses of Congress and also held the executive branch; and
Whereas, during the 2000 to 2006 period of Republican control, Republicans chose not to implement the policies called for, nor the principles espoused in, their 2010 Pledge to America, but rather participated in increased spending, increased deficits and record debt – the very things which the Pledge to America railed against Democrats for engaging in during their 2008 to 2010 rein;
Therefore, be it resolved that the Constitution Party calls on all members of Congress, Republican and Democrat alike, to resist the temptation to engage in new pledges and contracts promising to do what is already their duty and to instead, with all simplicity and fidelity, keep the one promise that every member of Congress has already made – an oath to “ support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”