No More Norquist Rule in America. Sign Before Thanksgiving.
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No More Norquist Rule in America. Sign Before Thanksgiving.

    1. Diane Lander-Simon
    2. Petition by

      Diane Lander-Simon

      Los Angeles, CA

In the Grover Norquist Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a majority of Republican candidates and incumbents solemnly bind themselves to oppose any and all tax increases. But this may or may not be in the best interest of the lawmaker's constituents. A pledge restrains a representative's ability to think responsibly and act effectively. Furthermore, Norquist's attempt to interpret and define what is considered a tax increase is out of bounds in our democracy and inconsistent with a one man-one vote system. Mr. Norquist is not an elected official but rather he is a paid consultant working for corporate entities. We call on all elected officials to follow Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and renounce the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and their ill-advised allegiance to Grover Norquist and the corporate powers he serves and commit themselves to voting for the best interests of American citizens to close tax loopholes and address the debt crisis that is crippling our economy and crushing our children's and our grand children's future. We ask all patriotic, concerned citizens, Republicans and Democrats, to sign the petition and forward it to family, friends and office holders immediately. America hangs in the balance. Americans must act quickly to save this government of, for and by the people.

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    • shirley southard WARRIOR, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      This pledge is ruining America. Wake up stupid.

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    • judy roof ANDERSON, IN
      • almost 3 years ago

      I don't remember electing Norquist. I do not need him to interpret what is best for me, or the country. How old are the Republicans that that have signed this pledge?

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    • Barbara Conner SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Warren Buffett and Patriotic Millionaires For Fiscal Strength support higher taxes and the end of the Bush Tax Cuts. "Just Say No" to Norquist, his pledge and all Congressmen that stand by their loyalty to Norquist over the USA.

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    • jackey babb BONHAM, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      Our representatives in the U.S. Congress, are supposed to represent the people of the United States of America. Grover Norquist's blackmailing of the American Congress is immoral and doesn't serve the interests of the people. It serves the interest of the richest people in this country and handcuffs our political democracy.

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    • Jerald Burnett BLAIR, OK
      • almost 3 years ago

      In any relationship, the ones that care the least have a strong tendency to be in control. This was well demonstrated by the debt ceiling debate debate in July/August where America was held hostage by those who had signed this pledge. THIS SIMPLY IS NOT RIGHT!

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