Sunday, February 24, 2008

Contract with Conservatives

A lot of leading conservatives including Newt and others are talking about what is being called a Contract with Conservatives. The main point is that Republican party and its leaders need to reassure conservatives that they still stand for the principles that Reagan won with and the class of '94 won with. If we would go back to our core and then govern in accordance with these principles we can regain the majority and hold it this time. Here is a great list from the above article of what it means to be a conservative:

Immigration Reform
  • Secure America's borders
  • Enforce employment laws
  • No amnesty

Tax Reform

  • Make President Bush's tax cuts permanent
  • Reduce taxes, both on business and individuals
  • Simplify the tax code by moving to a flat tax or the Fair Tax
  • No favorites -- All tax cuts should be across the board

Size and Scope of the Federal Government

  • Reduce the size of the federal government
  • Reform entitlement programs
  • Respect states' rights and limit the reach of the federal government as stated in the Constitution
  • Cut spending
  • Support a balanced budget amendment
  • Eliminate earmarks and support stand-alone spending bills


  • Vigorously nominate and support the confirmation of judges who follow the law, not those who legislate from the bench
  • Wage a real fight against left-wing attempts to block judicial nominees


  • Respect the rights of the unborn and promote laws which will protect innocent human life
  • Support the overturning of Roe v. Wade
  • Block any efforts to fund or promote embryonic stem cell research

Free Speech

  • Repeal the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act
  • Embrace First Amendment rights


Mike's America said...

Do you think McCain will sign onto this platform?

It's a shame that our House and Senate campaign committees couldn't embrace the concept of running on a platform of conservative principles every two years. It seems they are afraid to be so bold and look where that has gotten them.

Mike Pence in the House has been out front on this issue and I wish our other GOP members started paying attention. If we don't all stick together and do what is RIGHT we will LOSE.

Cajun Huguenot said...

The Republicans earned the trust of enough Americans to give them both houses of Congress and the Presidency and then they spit in the face of those very same Americans.

They proved to be just as addicted to Pork as the Dems they had replaced. They have already lost congress because of their duplicity and they may loose the Presidency.

I disagree with McCain on many things but he does look you in the face and tell you what he thinks. Many of the Republicans attacking him are the same ones who said what they knew Repulicans wanted to here and then betrayad Conservatives who put them in office.