April 21st, 2010
Salt Lake City, UT, April 21, 2010 — U.S. Senate candidate Mike Lee today signed the “Contract From America,” an innovative policy agenda promoting free enterprise, individual liberty, and limited government. Lee said:
“I am pleased to join Senator Jim DeMint in signing this contract and agenda which reflects and captures a nationwide movement demanding that Congress restore America’s constitutional principles. Developed by a consensus of almost a half-million patriots across the country, I believe that this contract articulates the principles that I and other true conservatives are fighting for.”
The “Contract From America,” which is available in full here, lays out a 10-step plan to reduce the size, cost and reach of government and to restore the true greatness of the United States.
The contract’s principles are:
Protect the Constitution
Reject Cap & Trade
Demand a Balanced Budget
Enact Fundamental Tax Reform
Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government in Washington
End Runaway Government Spending
Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-run Health Care
Pass an “All-of-the-Above” Energy Policy
Stop the Pork
Stop the Tax Hikes
Senator DeMint declared, "This contract was created by the people and outlines a commonsense, constitutional approach to set our country back on the road to prosperity." Then continued, "This is a grassroots-generated positive agenda for reform that all Republicans, Democrats, and Independents should be able to support."
Lee concluded by saying, “This initiative comes in the tradition of 1994’s ‘Contract With America,’ which spurred a tidal wave of Republican victories that ended decades of Democratic stranglehold on Congress and helped put the brakes on the Clinton Administration. I’m inspired that so many Americans are behind a restoration of those values, and I look forward to working with Senator DeMint and others to implement them.”
About Mike Lee: An attorney from Alpine, Utah, Mike has spent his career helping individuals and organizations get overreaching government regulations and control out of their lives and businesses. A lifetime student of the Constitution, he graduated from the Brigham Young University Law School. Mike served as a law clerk to Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah and later spent time as General Counsel to Governor Jon Huntsman. Mike has twice served as a law clerk to current Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. He first clerked for the solidly conservative jurist at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, then was asked to return as a clerk during Justice Alito’s important first year on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. Mike has also held positions in private practice, and is currently a partner with the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Howrey LLP. His understanding of the Constitution and law have made him a valuable resource for individuals and organizations throughout the country.
I participated in choosing the items we should address in "Contract from America." I am pleased, beyond all measure, that the candidate of my choice, Mike Lee, has signed this contract. Has your candidate of choice signed it as well? How about your sitting Senators?
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