Whatever you think representative government might be, don’t think it necessarily represents you. The “new” Republican party is under the thrall of a “Grey Eminence” who is the founder of Americans for Tax Reform.
This “Grey Eminence” was also co-author of Gingrich’s “Contract With America” . 172 US representatives have elected to sign a pledge that supersedes their oath and duty to act on behalf of their country and their constituents.
Apparently this pledge is so strong as to push the country to the edge of financial default on the world stage. So powerful as to risk economic Armageddon rather than allow an elected president to be successful in performing his duty. The following is a selection of articles compiled by the NY Times. In this time of crisis when all men (and women) must come to the aid of their country, some think that they must destroy it in order to save it. -carlos
ARTICLES ABOUT GROVER G. NORQUIST
Readers respond to an Op-Ed on The Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
July 22, 2011
The current political environment and the debt-crisis debate are stranger than science fiction. Remember the 1997 movie “The Fifth Element.”
July 22, 2011
Republican candidates are signing pledges that undermine the basic principle of a democratic government.
July 18, 2011
Polls suggest the Democrats are on the right side of public opinion in the fiscal debate.
July 13, 2011
A reader responds to a recent editorial about Republican stances on taxation.
April 29, 2011
For those who took a break from politics on Easter weekend, The Caucus has compiled some of the most interesting quotes.
April 25, 2011
A few Republicans say deficit reduction is more important than an inflexible anti-tax oath.
April 22, 2011