"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely," warned Lord Acton in the nineteenth century. Since few in Washington read, understand, or adhere to the Constitution, politicians believe they have the power to do whatever they please. The same applies to the legislation that is being passed. Naturally, this has turned our esteemed Republic into a trough for special interests. If our republic is to survive, we need to embark on the most aggressive reform agenda our nation has ever seen. Tomorrow is almost too late.
I pledge to the voters of Virginia that I will do everything in my power to advocate these reforms and I personally will adhere to them whether they are enacted into law or not:
Restore the part-time Congress and citizen-led legislature. Eliminate all pensions and reduce salaries 75%, Cut all Congressional budgets by 50%.
Limit the terms of Federal Judges to 12 years, Representatives to 6 years, and Senators to 6 years.
Ban all Congressmen from working as lobbyists for 10 years from retirement.
Stop all stock and commodities trading by Congressman and their staff.
Ban all federal regulators from working in the private industries in which they regulated for 10 years from retirement.
Institute a Transparent Legislative process: All bills must have a minimum 7 days public viewing time before a vote, an economic cost analysis, a source of funding, and most importantly, a citation of Constitutional Authority.
Rein in judicial activists and excessive use of executive orders.