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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-08-06 12:06 AM
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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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