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I am unveiling ------- DEMOCRATS PLEDGE TO AMERICA
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I spent quite a bit of time on this post. I hope you will add your input and suggestions.

We have never had a more golden opportunity to recover majority control of the Congress. This opportunity must be seized now. Republicans are splintering, polls show preference for Democrats, Bush is occupied full time defending his law breaking and scandals.

This is a mirror reflection leading to the massive losses we incurred when Gingrich introduced his Contract with America. Only our public condemnation for failure and wrongdoing was only a fraction of what the Republicans and Bush face today.

This is already February. Primaries are just around the corner. We must get a cohesive, powerful and plain speaking Democratic message in front of the American people. A simple plan that people can identify with, understand and be anxious to support. It has to be short, written and one that can be reproduced for massive distribution. We will turn the very tool of destruction back on the people who used it on us.

Millions of new voters, not even familiar with the Contract For America, will be impressed Democrats are promising in a visible committment to restore the American dream and improve their lives. Likewise those that are familiar with the Contract For America will also be impressed. Especially if they have languished over the last five years. It will be proudly welcomed and viewed as Democrats standing for something, their hopes and aspirations.

This is my offering

Good citizens of America, the Democratic party wants to restore the government once known as having values for the United States people. Where prosperity and peace were not mutually exclusive. Where Homeland Security did not mean living in fear. And where new scandal was not upon us every week.

Our three branches of government that were so brilliantly crafted by the framers of our constitution to provide checks and balances have now been co-opted by this administration into one. An equivalent of a King that holds himself above the constitution. The last five years have been regrettable years of unparalleled secrecy, corruption, debt, and decimation of the middle class. The wealthy, the corporations, and the elite have been enriched. While the middle class, the impoverished and the needy have been forsaken, left to fend for themselves.

We ask your help in giving us the power to reverse these values and to restore honest and responsive government to you.

Therefore today we are unveiling our ten promise

Pledge To America

We pledge to you that if Democrats are privileged to return to majority in Congress:

:bluebox: The American people will be our priority, not politics.

:bluebox: Budget funding will provide for America's needs, not foreign nation building.

:bluebox: Indictments will be replaced by integrity. Ethical wrongdoing whoever, or wherever, it is found, will be exposed, investigated, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

:bluebox: We will fully preserve tax cuts for the middle class. It will be the millionaire tax cuts left behind, not the schools, teachers, children, veterans, poor, college students and the elderly.

:bluebox: Real innovations for energy independence and new fuel technologies will be policy, not rhetoric.

:bluebox: Immediate legislation will be introduced to raise the minimum wage, and relentlessly pressured until signed into law.

:bluebox: America will no longer be the only industrialized nation without Health care coverage for the uninsured. Health care coverage shall finally be a right and Democrats will lead the way vigorously to make it law.

:bluebox: Immediate legislation will be introduced to halt our raging deficit and foreign debt. Pay as you go measures will be proposed and fought for until adopted.

:bluebox: Homeland Security will be known for measures of increased security, not for red, orange and green threat alerts. Democrats will insist on extraordinary Homeland Security safeguards which will result in grades of As, not Fs.

:bluebox: Lastly and our most solemn pledge, Democrats in Congress will insure war is unequivocally and without exception only a last resort, not a Presidential choice of regime change, and never without a plan to first, secure the peace.

Yet, let no aggressor misinterpret our resolve. Any aggression against the United States, whether it be individual, group or organization, Democrats will insure the aggression is met with the swiftest full force and might of the entire United States Military and all its technologies. We shall place no higher priority than United States citizens being safe in their homes, their possessions and their lives.

We ask that you believe in us, challenge us, and together, let us bring America back to greatness !

Signed and sworn by affidavit,

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  -I am unveiling ------- DEMOCRATS PLEDGE TO AMERICA Justice Is Comin  Feb-07-06 11:06 PM   #0 
  - Good -send to Dean. ASAP.  carolinalady   Feb-07-06 11:08 PM   #1 
  - Damn good!  Mythsaje   Feb-07-06 11:10 PM   #2 
  - A bit less torture would be a nice touch!  upi402   Feb-07-06 11:12 PM   #3 
  - What upi402 said...  Dunvegan   Feb-07-06 11:28 PM   #8 
  - I like it  quinnox   Feb-07-06 11:13 PM   #4 
  - I'd get rid of Homeland Security altogether  derby378   Feb-07-06 11:17 PM   #5 
  - I think homeland security  slide to the left   Feb-08-06 09:06 AM   #24 
     - The best way to get $$$ to first responders, however...  derby378   Feb-08-06 09:47 AM   #34 
  - Very good work.  mmonk   Feb-07-06 11:21 PM   #6 
  - I tried to make that point  Justice Is Comin   Feb-07-06 11:30 PM   #9 
  - Well said. The only change I would make is  amerikat   Feb-07-06 11:24 PM   #7 
  - My suggestions:  incapsulated   Feb-07-06 11:32 PM   #10 
  - It can't be too short.  Justice Is Comin   Feb-07-06 11:40 PM   #13 
  - Not the entire text  incapsulated   Feb-07-06 11:44 PM   #14 
     - The actual contract is what the Dems spend six months selling...  mikelewis   Feb-07-06 11:59 PM   #16 
        - I'm not talking about making the contract shorter  incapsulated   Feb-08-06 12:01 AM   #17 
  - I agree  slide to the left   Feb-08-06 09:07 AM   #25 
     - "Return America to the people" n/t  BadgerKid   Feb-08-06 11:08 AM   #48 
        - It has to have "Sound Bite" shortness...  Gronk Groks   Feb-08-06 07:04 PM   #73 
  - Except ...  earthside   Feb-07-06 11:36 PM   #11 
  - Good job.  democrank   Feb-07-06 11:36 PM   #12 
  - good list  cry baby   Feb-07-06 11:58 PM   #15 
  - Simple suggestion: Let the people know who is in control.  Heaven and Earth   Feb-08-06 12:07 AM   #18 
  - I highlighted that  Justice Is Comin   Feb-08-06 12:15 AM   #19 
  - Excellent work. K&R!  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Feb-08-06 03:31 AM   #20 
  - nice job . . . something like this is EXACTLY what the party needs . . .  OneBlueSky   Feb-08-06 04:13 AM   #21 
  - A couple of thoughts -  IndyOp   Feb-08-06 08:02 AM   #22 
  - 4 freedoms  slide to the left   Feb-08-06 09:14 AM   #26 
  - everywhere in the world  saberjet22   Feb-08-06 09:29 AM   #30 
  - "Everywhere in the world" is Roosevelt's wording --  IndyOp   Feb-08-06 02:24 PM   #62 
  - Thank you, Indy. Simple federal guarantied four freedoms. Beautiful!  The Wielding Truth   Feb-08-06 02:19 PM   #61 
  - 2cents  LiberalAndProud   Feb-08-06 09:03 AM   #23 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-08-06 09:16 AM   #27 
  - Let's repudiate the most intrusive aspect of our government  pbear81   Feb-08-06 09:21 AM   #28 
  - How exactly is the "Fair Tax" beneficial to the poor  Bandit   Feb-08-06 11:01 AM   #44 
     - Bandit,  pbear81   Feb-08-06 11:19 AM   #49 
        - Even if unprepared food and medicine are exempt it is still  Bandit   Feb-08-06 12:01 PM   #55 
        - This effectively eliminates all corporate taxes...  Gronk Groks   Feb-08-06 07:18 PM   #74 
  - health care by FEMA  pbear81   Feb-08-06 09:23 AM   #29 
  - maybe not be familiar with other industrialized countries' healthcare  Goldensilence   Feb-08-06 10:15 AM   #37 
  - In Europe  pbear81   Feb-08-06 11:03 AM   #46 
     - As poorly run as this program seems through the eyes of  The Wielding Truth   Feb-08-06 03:12 PM   #64 
     - call me ignorant  Goldensilence   Feb-09-06 11:41 AM   #79 
  - Bullshit  Bandit   Feb-08-06 11:03 AM   #45 
     - I did not write the above.  pbear81   Feb-08-06 11:37 AM   #52 
        - If you are looking for cost constraints, look at medicare and medicaid...  Gronk Groks   Feb-08-06 07:52 PM   #76 
  - A beautiful write-up  iNViSiGOD   Feb-08-06 09:35 AM   #31 
  - Great work. My ideas  Poiuyt   Feb-08-06 09:39 AM   #32 
  - Nicely Done. Only one problem.....  rd_kent   Feb-08-06 09:47 AM   #33 
  - What about the off-shoring of jobs?  sadiesworld   Feb-08-06 09:53 AM   #35 
  - Fine work.  dghll   Feb-08-06 10:13 AM   #36 
  - Quibble  wryter2000   Feb-08-06 10:17 AM   #38 
  - It won't do any good.  King Coal   Feb-08-06 10:19 AM   #39 
  - My contribution  zipplewrath   Feb-08-06 10:20 AM   #40 
  - I especially like the last line!  wysiwyg   Feb-08-06 10:50 AM   #43 
  - I would omit any reference to the word pledge...  cleveramerican   Feb-08-06 10:31 AM   #41 
  - I wouldn't...  desi   Feb-08-06 11:58 AM   #53 
     - do you think....  cleveramerican   Feb-09-06 07:27 AM   #78 
  - The Democrats need a cohesive campaign  wysiwyg   Feb-08-06 10:47 AM   #42 
  - Great post  Klukie   Feb-08-06 11:07 AM   #47 
  - How about a section on Media?  GoneOffShore   Feb-08-06 11:22 AM   #50 
  - I'd like to see that happen  wysiwyg   Feb-08-06 11:34 AM   #51 
  - Seems to me...  Dembo98   Feb-08-06 12:01 PM   #54 
  - WHATEVER!  meowomon   Feb-08-06 12:30 PM   #56 
  - Welcome to so many new compadre  Justice Is Comin   Feb-08-06 12:44 PM   #57 
  - We will undertake a thorough audit of military contracts and will also  JudyM   Feb-08-06 01:30 PM   #58 
  - We will declare war on major diseases like cancer and alzheimers  Laura PackYourBags   Feb-08-06 01:36 PM   #59 
  - Free and fair media  DesertedRose   Feb-08-06 01:39 PM   #60 
  - I think we've got to do SOMETHING like that  PurpleChez   Feb-08-06 02:37 PM   #63 
  - I wonder...  Susan43   Feb-08-06 05:35 PM   #68 
  - Yea, now what  PHXG   Feb-08-06 03:40 PM   #65 
  - Our problem is...  Dembo98   Feb-08-06 04:06 PM   #66 
  - Listen to James Carville  Duhgee   Feb-08-06 05:26 PM   #67 
  - Excellent  Susan43   Feb-08-06 05:36 PM   #69 
  - Excellent. Emailing it out.  Duppers   Feb-08-06 05:59 PM   #70 
  - it's great except it will never see the light of day unless you change  eve_was_framed   Feb-08-06 06:16 PM   #71 
  - Nope  PHXG   Feb-08-06 06:35 PM   #72 
     - Exactly  Duhgee   Feb-08-06 07:36 PM   #75 
  - I'd gladly sign that!  MadisonProgressive   Feb-08-06 09:05 PM   #77 
  - The contract with America turned out to be a brilliant move  Wheres the Outrage   Feb-09-06 03:41 PM   #80 
  - kick -  Laura PackYourBags   Feb-12-06 09:30 AM   #81 
  - kick  Laura PackYourBags   Feb-12-06 09:31 AM   #82 
  - We need to move this forward. Just heard Sen Reed-RI on  Laura PackYourBags   Feb-12-06 09:33 AM   #83 

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