The Freedom Index

The website New American compiles a semi-annual evaluation of Congress called The Freedom Index, “a Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution” which

rates all members of Congress based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements.

Since every Congressman takes an oath to uphold the Constitution, every Congressman should earn a perfect score on a congressional scorecard based on the U.S. Constitution. But that is far from the case, as both the “Freedom Index” and the unconstitutional actions of the federal government indicate.

How true. Our senators and members of the House should always legislate in a constitutional manner. In the just released scorecard, however, in the 111th Congress, the average House score was 40% and only thirteen members earned the full 100% score. The Senate had 26 who earned a perfect score, but the overall average was still only 41%.

So, how did our congresswoman, Lynn Woolsey rate? She was far below even the average with a dismal 13% on this semi-annual review. Her total over the four scorecards of the 111th Congress was only slightly better at 16%. Read for yourself the Index’s descriptions of the legislation they scored and note again that Lynn Woolsey, in this last evaluation managed only to earn one plus (+) out of ten possibilities. She didn’t score 10% though because the Index gave her some benefit of the doubt, with question marks instead of minus signs.

We have a representative here who wants to make her own rules for our country and who doesn’t want to be “hampered” by any previous document, including our U.S. Constitution. It is time to retire Lynn Woolsey and elect a candidate who respects the foundation of our republic, our U.S. Constition. We can’t afford another two years of her version of governing. 



About district6voter

A concerned Northern California citizen who believes Representative Lynn Woolsey ought to be replaced in November, 2010.
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