We look forward to the 2010 elections in the hope that we can decisively reject Barack Obama's plans to "fundamentally transform the United States." Here are some questions voters can ask all candidates to help decide whom to vote for.
Will you vote against all tax increases and new taxes?
Will you vote to extend all the Republican tax cuts?
Will you vote to cut federal spending to the pre-bailout level?
Will you vote to abolish the death tax without passing a new tax (called "carryover basis") on the sale of inherited property?
Will you pledge to vote to repeal Obamacare?
Will you vote for legislation providing that all health plans receiving federal tax benefits include the availability of high-deductible insurance with health savings accounts?
Will you pledge to enact a government-wide ban on the funding of abortions in any health plan that receives federal benefits?
Will you pledge to vote against any form of amnesty for illegal aliens?
Will you vote to cut off funds for the attorney general to sue to get a judge to knock out Arizona's popular immigration-enforcement law?
Will you vote to require employers to use the E-Verify system to verify the Social Security numbers of their employees?
Will you order the federal government to build the fence on our southern border as legislated in the Secure Fence Act of 2006?
Will you send U.S. troops to our southern border to prevent illegal entry?
Will you vote for legislation providing that no judge can force the government to communicate with anyone in a language other than English?
Will you vote for legislation requiring that aliens seeking to enter or remain in the United States must renounce a belief in jihad, sharia, polygamy, child marriage, arranged marriage, "honor" killings and female genital mutilation?
Will you vote to prohibit Mexican trucks on U.S. roads?
Will you vote to stop giving the benefits of U.S. citizenship to babies ("anchor babies") born to illegal aliens?
Will you vote for legislation repealing EMTALA (which requires hospitals to provide free medical care to illegal aliens) and limiting Plyler v. Doe (which requires public schools to give a free education to the children of illegal aliens)?
Will you vote against any bills that exceed the enumerated constitutional powers of Congress?
Will you vote to prohibit the use of taxpayers' funds for any activity designed to promote economic or political union with North America or any foreign countries?
Will you pledge to vote No on increased federal involvement in education?
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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