On Tuesday, we’ll find out if they will break their promise when the Senate is scheduled to vote on the United Nation’s disability treaty. Like most UN treaties, this one not only fails to advance America’s interest abroad, but opens the door for a Geneva-based “committee of experts” to interfere into America’s policymaking process and intrude into areas wholly unrelated to disabilities.
Sadly, it goes on.
The year-end negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff bring up the distinct possibility that a massive package will move through Congress on the weekend before Christmas. (Remember, Obamacare originally passed the Senate on Christmas Eve in 2009.) That package could include a plethora of items, including the farm bill, stimulus spending, tax extenders and more.
In their 2010 Pledge to America, House Republicans attempted to woo disaffected voters by promising to “end the practice of packaging unpopular bills with ‘must-pass’ legislation to circumvent the will of the American people.” Instead, they promised, “we will advance major legislation one issue at a time.”
As conservatives, we cannot afford to go back on our word, or our principles. If we do, no amount of focus-grouped poppycock will save us.