Conservative Group Holds Republicans to Their Promises

Standing on the battlefield where 50,000 Americans gave their lives only four months prior, Abraham Lincoln delivered an address that would go down in history as one of the country’s greatest. In Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Lincoln assured his audience that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Today, the greatest threats to our unique form of representative government are not from Mexico, Iraq, or North Korea, but from within the Washington establishment itself. Politicians on both sides of the political spectrum have forgotten that they are there not to further their own careers but to represent the people that put them in office.

At least one group of conservatives is preparing to keep their politicians honest. They have unleashed the “Citizen’s Mandate From the November 2014 Election” to remind Republicans that the American people spoke loudly and clearly only a couple of months ago. The subtitle of the memo is “Stop the Fundamental Transformation of America,” a direct reference to one of President Obama’s long-stated goals.

In a statement, Richard Viguerie, the chairman of Conservative HQ, said, “The message from voters was an emphatic rejection of President Obama’s policies, which he said were on the ballot.” He and 52 other conservative leaders and organizations are demanding that the GOP-led Congress do what the American people elected them to do.

The memo details a number of areas where Congress needs to act. They implore Congress to “fight for constitutional, limited government,” “shine the light of oversight on abuse of power,” and “fight efforts on gun control, amnesty, bailouts and other lawless initiatives.”

The conservatives behind the Citizen’s Mandate insist that GOP leaders heard the wrong message when they tallied the votes in November. Instead of realizing that their base was telling them to go out and repeal Obamacare, stop illegal amnesty, and fight the president’s worst “transformations,” they heard what the mainstream media wanted them to hear. That Americans were sick of gridlock and wanted Republicans and Democrats to work together peaceably.

“They could not be more wrong,” said Andrew C. McCarthy in National Review. “November was all about Obama’s liberty-strangling, crony-coddling, financially reckless agenda. Voters emphatically defeated these policies.”

In concluding the memo, the group behind the Mandate says that “Congress has an historic opportunity to lay down a marker for freedom and stop the erosion of freedom emanating from the pen of President Obama.”

It remains to be seen whether or not Republican leadership can take their eyes off 2016 long enough to take advantage of that opportunity.

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  1. When you have RINO’s as speaker of the house and leader of the senate nothing will be accomplished, it will be business as usual. That is why we needed a Ted Cruz to head up the senate and Trey Gowdy as speaker of the house. We need some backbone leading the chambers of congress and all we got are a couple of wusses.

    • Right you are! Kick them all out and put
      lovers of America in their places!
      That goes for obama and the rest of the DEMOCRAPS!

      • Unfortunately that probably won’t happen or it would have by now. When you look at polls the majority of voters say they all need to be replaced but think that theirs is OK. Until that mentality changes we will be stuck with the same o same o

    • Keep writing and talking to your friends and neighbors about Ted Cruz, he is the only representative fit and qualified to be President in America’s time of need! GOP Establishment are fighting to maintain “Status Quo.” They are addicted to the ‘perks of power.’ They are so greedy, corrupt. And, many are also treasonous. We the people need to face and spread the truth-honestly! No more looking on the bright side. When we the people ‘rationalize’ we are denying facts staring us in the face! 99% of the incumbents re-elected should not have been. They control the important committes. Newer members of congress must be willing to ‘go along to get along’ otherwise they do not get the good committee assignments. Then, newcomer become addicted to the attention-television, sought out for interviews and the seduction into corruption-starts easy. By the time newcomer realize they’re ‘prey’ too late, hook is in. But, that’s no reason to despair. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, and try again! Keep the faith and the conversation going. God holds America in the palm of his hand. Trust HIM!

      • Let’s hope you’re right ‘he will have my vote if he runs .

      • I am a huge fan of Cruz and he has my support at this time, I think he is great. I could also support Trey Gowdy or possibly Dr. Carson but I would need to hear more from him. He also says it like it is. You are right about most of congress should not have been reelected, most are a bunch of self centered losers who could care less about America. This is why term limits are so critically important. Then they would be serving because they would be out in a few years regardless of what they did. They could then put America first and not worry about getting reelected. I personally would like to see a limit of one 8 year term for the senate and house broken down to 25% being replaced every 2 years. Then they wouldn’t have to be beholding to special interest or anyone else. Nobody would have them in their pockets.

  2. WELL: As long as we have the GOOD OLE BOY attitude in WA.DC.NOTHING will change. I say disban both political parties outlaw and ban politics in DC. and have common citizens in the Senate and Congress not Lawyers,and professional liars.Have Joe Blow and Jane Doe in the Senate and Congress people who work for a living and know where money comes from.Maybe Joe Blow and Jane Doe would run the Country as it should be OF the PEOPLE BY the PEOPLE FOR the PEOPLE and to HELL with the GOVERNMENT.!!

    • Go back to the way it was in the beginning where they had to
      drag them up there kicking and screaming because they were
      being taken away from their farms and family’s. Secondly make
      them live by the same laws they inflict on WE the People and that
      includes NO INSIDER TRADING . Are You listening Boehner.

  3. These C.S. RINOs are worse than the socialists (former now corrupted democrat party). Betrayal seems all they know. Boehner and McConnell are TRAITORS kissing up to the muslim subversive! That makes them no better than him! Kicking them out after the country goes up in flames and the muslims and ILLEGALS are taking over would be too little too late. So would deportation. That only leaves the most permanent solution when they have destroyed all our laws!

  4. first, everyone needs to go back and look at progressive republicans history starting with the woodrow wilson presidency era – progressives have always supported liberal policies and tried to dominate the country, just usually with better economics and generally unsuccessfully – both bush presidents father and grandfather respectively as well as mitt romneys father were progressives and operated under the fundamentals of centralized government largely ignoring the will of the people in favor of bigger government and every time it effectively resulted in collective economic disaster for every one except the top 10% of wealth and power in this country.

  5. It doesn’t really matter who is in office at this time since both the demoRats and Republicans think the same these days. Of course the demoRats will cause our country to go down faster because they stick together and make their voices heard. The GOP is too nice. Our only hope is God — nothing is going to get better unless We the People decide to put God first and that just doesn’t seem to be happening in our selfish greedy existence.
    Jer 17:5 Thus says the LORD,” Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from the LORD.
    Psalm 28:5 Because they regard not the works of the Lord, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.
    2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by MY name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked (rejection of God’s) ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.
    II Peter 3:18… but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. (When we do this, God will deal with our problems)
    We can’t give up yet.

  6. There was supposed to be control of government by controlling money in the House of Representatives! Another TRILLION dollar budget passed with no Filibuster and in the Senate, we knew there was no stopping it. Where is the HONESTY; as promising to stop wasteful spending, on illegal government operations, and bogus money gifts to enemy countries, and within our own country?

    I should not have to remind Congress of the exploding budgets of Departments
    when acquiring ammunition for weapons they are not supposed to have!?!?!

    President Truman said, “The Buck stops here.” Well, President
    Obama, You are responsible for every Buck (dollar) spent and every wasted
    copper penny!

    TOO MANY PEOPLE GIVE PRESIDENTS A FREE PASS ON THEIR MISTAKES. WAR CRIMES are Impeachable acts especially exceeding the 2 year limit on fighting a single war.

    IF, our lives are not as important as the President’s then WHY DO WE NEED OUR RIGHTS TO VOTE HIM INTO OFFICE and JUST make that office inherited as for a Kings descendents?.?.?.?

  7. There is NO essential difference between Dems and old guard GOP, rinos or whatever you want to call them. We have two(?) political parties BOTH hating the conservative movement embodied in the Tea Party. The Tea Party is all of us saving ourselves from socialism and fascism.

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