This country does not need a new Constitutional Amendment or a new federal law to breathe new life into a corrupt Washington establishment. It needs ordinary citizens who will travel to Washington with new ideas derived from real-world experience. And it needs them to return home after a finite time in office. In other words, our nation needs the citizen legislatures our Founders expected. It needs to make extinct the corrupt ruling class of elite career politicians who have created the current economic collapse and compromised the well-being of future generations.
I’ve decided to support ABTL by making a tax-advantaged gift. I’m hoping others will do the same. And I refuse to support any politician who does not, from the onset, commit to limited tenure in office. There’s no other way to ensure such a commitment than by signing an agreement forfeiting a massive percentage of personal assets for a breach of that promise. And that forfeiture should include assets accrued before and after taking office.
It’s time to replace the glib assertion “My word is my bond” with a new one: “My bond is my word.” We all know that money talks. And career politicians need to take a walk.