Lynn Woolsey had “nothing” good to say about the Republican “Pledge to America,” which now comes in a condensed form — two pages instead of forty-five. She doesn’t see any value in legislators pledging to, among other things,
- advance policies that promote greater liberty, wider opportunity, a robust defense, and national economic prosperity.
-make government more transparent in its actions, careful in its stewardship, and honest in its dealings
- honor the Constitution as constructed by its framers and honor the original intent of those precepts that have been consistently ignored – particularly the Tenth Amendment, which grants that all powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
What did she say about the articulation of these worthy goals?
“It’s a grandstand to nothing,” California Democratic Rep. Lynn Woolsey told TheDC. “[Republicans] think the American people are going to vote for nothing.”
I couldn’t disagree more. And any member of Congress who thinks constitutional ideals, and political transparency and honesty are “nothing” does NOT belong in Washington. It is definitely time for you to retire, Congresswoman.