Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Freedom Index: Tally & Scoreboard for Congressional Constitutional Voting
A Constitutional Scorecard presented by the NewAmerican.com evaluates the House and Senate on their votes according to strict Constitutional analysis.
The detailed index lists different votes such as the TARP bill, Stimulus bill, hate crime bill and others.
The Freedom Index describes their scope as "a Congressional Scorecard Based on the
U.S. Constitution” rates congressmen based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements."
Limited Government? Fiscal Responsibility? Sovereignty?
This is a foreign language in Washington over the last couple of decades (arguably, over the last century) and the results shouldn't surprise anyone.
Perfect scores: John Duncan (R-TN), Jeff Flake(R-AZ), and Ron Paul (R-TX) all in the House and in the Senate, Tom Coburn (R-OK).
For many, the result was "0" - ZERO, nada.
Recently House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was challenged on the Federal Government's Health care intrusion and mandate. Pelosi just dismissed the question: "Are you serious? Are you serious?"
Yes I believe Americans are serious. The Constitution is serious and it's ashame that Washington doesn't hold it in that same regard.