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Today Is A Good Day To Recall The November Mandate Voters Gave The GOP


We’ve noted a strange phenomenon in the seemingly endless run-up to President Obama’s State of the Union address – all the Republican Party’s so-called leaders are talking about is “small ball.” None of the establishment GOP’s Capitol Hill bosses seem to be talking about the sweeping mandate voters gave them in the November 2014 midterms.

One would think that after winning a historic landslide on the issues of stopping illegal immigration and Obama’s equally illegal plans to grant amnesty to the millions of illegal aliens already here, fighting and winning the war with radical Islam and ending the culture of lies, lawlessness and corruption with which Obama has infected our government that would be the focus of the Republican rebuttal to Obama and the immediate agenda of the Capitol Hill GOP.

But if you listen to what GOP “leaders” are saying it is all about what they are not going to do (fight with Obama) and producing on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s shopping list of more government spending and cheap labor.

And given that the establishment Republican leadership needs constant reminding about exactly what voters want from the GOP during the last two years of the Obama presidency a group of over 50 conservative leaders, activists and organizations were only too happy to provide them with the “CITIZENS MANDATE FROM THE NOVEMBER 2014 ELECTION.”

They come under the headings of “Fighting for our Founding Principles, Smaller Government and Constitutional Rights,” “Shine the Light of Oversight on Abusive Power,” “Promote and Fight for Limited, Accountable Government,” and “Return to Regular Order.” The mandate document concludes with a strong admonition to honor the verdict of the voters and not deviate:

The November election was a repudiation of President Obama’s dramatic expansion of government power both through legislative and executive actions.  The voters demanded that Congress stop this President's fundamental transformation of America using every power at their disposal, restoring Constitutional balance of power, and ending the Executive Branch abuses against both the citizenry and the foundational concept that individual rights are derived from God, not government.

Congress has an historic opportunity to lay down a marker for freedom and stop the erosion of freedom emanating from the pen of President Obama.  They were elected to do just that, to not only stop the fundamental transformation of America, but to create the alternative vision of a prosperous, free America where citizens know that hard work is the pathway to success.

Obama’s State of the Union address is a good time to remind your Member of Congress that he or she was elected to protect and defend the Constitution from the tidal wave of encroachments that threaten the basic God-given freedom from government that individuals are guaranteed.  Or as CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie said in a statement when the “Mandate” document was released, “The new Congress was elected to stop and reverse the President’s agenda and policies. They were not elected to relinquish more power, compromise and enable Obama to use their acquiescence to justify continued abuses.”

Failure to fully engage in this historic political battle over the future of the nation is not statesmanship or governing, it is a base betrayal of both the principles Congress swore to defend and those who entrusted them to do just that. We expect to take stock of Congress’ progress annually on the American Mandate to preserve America’s greatness, as started by the 56 men who pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to establish self-government and liberty as opposed to being governed by a king. It is the least this Congress can do to push back for us and those daring founders who had a bold vision.

We urge all CHQ readers to read the mandate and then contact their Senators and Representative (the capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) and urge them to stop caving in to Obama and Washington’s Big Business elite and to follow the CITIZENS MANDATE FROM THE NOVEMBER 2014 ELECTION. We have also adopted a social media “hashtag” for the Mandate: #NoRetreat . We urge you to use the #NoRetreat in social media to help spread the word to your friends, family and contacts through social media posts.

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