(A critical Review from a Constitutional Perspective)
By ROBERT W. PECK
So does the Republican’s new “Pledge to America” make you want to jump for joy, run up and down and shout? Well that’s what it’s supposed to do – at least that’s the effect the Republicans are hoping it will have on conservatives. However, it doesn’t really affect me that way, but then I’m not a conservative. I’m a Christian and a Constitutionalist and I just can’t quite buy into the Republican attempt to repackage and sell themselves to the voting public as fiscally responsible proponents of smaller government and defenders of the Constitution.
I admit that the pledge itself is chock full of conservative rhetoric and at times even sounds downright Constitutional. However, after seriously analyzing it, I find the Pledge to America to be weak. While it offers some modest relief from oppressive taxation and burdensome regulation, it misses the opportunity to call for the revolutionary reforms that would restore real freedom and true Constitutional governance: ending the Federal Reserve, restoring Constitutional money, eliminating direct federal taxation on wages, getting out of the United Nations, dismantling every department and agency not clearly authorized under the Constitution, declaring every restrictive gun law passed by Congress null and void for lack of Constitutional authority, deporting millions of illegal aliens . . . and the list goes on.