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Support the True Meaning of the U.S. Constitution

For too long, tea partiers and other so-called “constitutional conservatives” have claimed our Constitution for themselves, all while distorting it and even advocating repeal of many of the progressive Amendments that have made it better.

Sen. Mike Lee recently promoted a Constitutional Conservatives pledge, which tries to root in the Constitution a bullet point list featuring every plank of the conservative political agenda. There is no greater threat to progressive values than this effort to make America’s progress unconstitutional, but progressives have had no coordinated response to this theft of our Nation’s Charter, until now.

Don’t let self-proclaimed “constitutional conservatives” march us backward to 1789. Join and support the true meaning of the Constitution and help restore the Constitution as a document that unifies and inspires Americans.  Sign the Whole Constitution Pledge today.

Through the Constitution, “We the People” created the most enduring government charter in world history.

Building on the achievements of the Founding generation, successive generations of Americans have created a “more perfect union” through constitutional Amendments. These Amendments have improved our Constitution by ending slavery, enshrining guarantees of equality and citizenship, expanding the right to vote, and ensuring that the national government has the power and resources necessary to protect the nation, address national challenges and secure civil rights.

Some have questioned the power of the United States government to solve national problems. Some have advocated repeal of Amendments that make our Constitution better and this country great. Some have even failed to heed the lessons of the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement and have advocated a return to ideas of secession and nullification.

I believe that our Constitution has been improved by the Amendments adopted over the last 220 years.

I pledge to support the whole Constitution.

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