Contract From America

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Contract From America first emerged at CPAC 2010 and is a grassroots agenda for America, devised by the Tea Party Movement to recognize limited government, liberty, and free-market principles. Ryan Hecker, a 29-year old Texas attorney, is recognized as the creator of the Contract from America,[1] which has the backing of the following groups: Tea Party Patriots, FreedomWorks, Liberty Central, National Taxpayers Union, The Liberty Lab, American Solutions, Let Freedom Win, Fair Tax, Regular Folks United, The Heartland Institure and The Next Right. The Contract From America was motivated by the inspirational Contract With America, a conservative agenda proposed by-then House Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1994. Hecker says the ultimate objective is to influence the outcome of the 2010 midterm elections and, if successful, the 2012 United States Presidential Election.


We, as citizens of the United States of America, in order to preserve the liberties the United States Constitution was created to protect, call upon those seeking to represent us in public office to sign this Contract and by doing so commit to upholding the principles herein and bringing to a vote in the first year the agenda set forth. [2]

Contents

Agenda items

  • Pass Market-Based Health Care and Health Insurance Reform
  • Enact Fundamental Tax Reform
  • Demand a Balanced Budget
  • Stop the Tax Hikes
  • Commit to Government Transparency
  • Protect the Constitution
  • End Runaway Government Spending
  • Opt-out of government-run Social Security in favor of personal retirement savings
  • Protect Internet Freedom
  • Give Parents More Choices in the Education of Their Children
  • Pass an ‘All of the Above’ Energy Policy
  • Protect Freedom of the Press
  • Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government
  • Protect Private Property Rights
  • Reject Cap & Trade
  • Stop the Pork
  • Audit the Fed
  • No More Bailouts
  • Stop Career Politicians and Curb Lobbyist Power
  • Let People Watch (Broadcast all non-security meetings and votes on C-SPAN and the Internet)

See also

References

  1. Tea Party Unveils 'Contract From America' Planks, NewsMax, April 1, 2010
  2. An American Agenda: Your Priorities for 2010 and Beyond, Contract From America, January 22, 2010

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