Friday, August 6, 2010

Proposed Brooklyn Tea Party Candidate Pledges

On September 12th, the Brooklyn Tea Party will be holding a rally at the 69th Street Pier.  We are actively seeking speakers and would greatly appreciate any recommendations and leads you provide.  I am currently pursuing representatives of The Club for Growth and Citizens Against Government Waste.

            Many candidates we have had speak to our group previously, as well as others, would like to speak at our rally.  However, to separate those we would like to give publicity to from those who would just use our credibility, I propose their acceptance of pledges be a prerequisite. 

            Below are six suggested pledges I would like to require of candidates who wish to speak at our rally.  Please feel free to criticize these and suggest others.

           Personally, I would like to add a commitment to use the words "culturism" and "culturist" to counterbalance multiculturalism and disarm the constant abuse of the word ‘racist’ by those who do not wish to discuss the negative aspects of diversity.

            Your feedback on the culturism suggestion, the pledges, and possible speakers is greatly needed and appreciated.  Thank you.

Pledges for Brooklyn Tea Party Candidates:

                1)         - Whereas the reduction of our deficit will require sacrifice;
1)             Pledge to propose legislation to cut all government salaries by 20%. 

                2)         -Whereas stimulus plans and the associated borrowing undermine our national solvency and character;
2)             Pledge to fight to have the unspent stimulus monies applied directly to the reduction of our debt and vote against any further exceptions to the Pay-As-You-Go Budget Rule.

    3)         - Whereas civic participation is weakened by national initiatives and strengthened by local community participation;
3)             Pledge to triple the tax deduction for local charitable giving.

   4)          - Whereas we have national sovereignty, are at war with Islam, and no international right exists for foreign nations to build mosques in our nation;
4)             Pledge to fight the building of the 9 – 11 mosque.

   5)          - Whereas the stability of our nation rests on the reduction of the debt and we must also ask for sacrifice from the off-spring of the greatest generation;
5)             Pledge to propose legislation to take social security and medicare away from those making over 225,000 dollars a year upon their retirement.

   6)             - Whereas unemployment is well above 10% and our nation cannot assimilate unlimited numbers of peoples from foreign cultures;
6)              Pledge to build a fence along our southern border and denounce attacks on Arizona’s laws.


Lev Shmukler said...

Who is running against Weiner? Against Nadler--there is no chance...

Anonymous said...

I find a couple of issues with your proposals.

First, not every candidate is running for a federal office. Although some issues apply to federal and state candidates (like government salaries), some issues remain strictly at just one level of government (like the Arizona fence and the stimulus).

Second, pledging to cut government salaries accross the board is not reasonable for those government employees making the bottom salary. I would recomend adjusting this pledge to all government employees making more than xxxxx salary.

Third, the unemployment rate in NY is at about 8.3%

Finally, taking away medicare from anyone regardless of income is very anti-tea party.

Culturist John said...


Bob Turner is running against Weiner. Susan Kone is running against Nadler.

Whether they have a chance or not, I heartily applaud their efforts without which the incumbents do not need to explain themselves publicly.


Thanks so much for the constructive input.

While it is true that not all candidates are Federal, I think states are starting to feel their power. But yes, the fence and Arizona support would be moral.

I like your idea about asking for a pay cut only for government employees who make over a certain amount of money. Can anyone suggest an amount?

Lastly, I respectfully disagree that asking people to take less from the government is anti-Tea Party.

Thanks to both of you! John

Anonymous said...

I don't think refusing to take money from the government is anti-tea party, but we should stick with issues that most candidates are or should be aware of. For example, immigration or the deficit.

I would eliminate the Medicare idea so that more candidates could sign on.

anti-Socialist said...

The first Anonymous had it right on the Medicare issue. This is known as wealth redistribution and sounds more like socialist than Obama. 100% anti-tea party. I would oppose any candidate that would include this Medicare idea in their pledge.

Empedocles said...

Is the Club for Growth generally associated with the Tea Party? Count me out.

Empedocles said...

Is the Club for Growth generally associated with the Tea Party? Count me out.

Culturist John said...


Is there something about the Club for Growth that I don't know? I am just generally looking for organizations that believe in fiscal responsibility.

And PLEASE recommend any organizations you can think of who might provide speakers for our Tea Party rally. I will contact them.

Thanks, John

Empedocles said...

I'm not an expert on the Club for Growth but I was under the impression that they epitomize the pro-amnesty, open borders, wing of the Republicans. They are also rabidly anti-environmental protections which sours me on them, but maybe the Tea Party doesn't have a problem with that.

Culturist John said...

Thanks Emp. I'll look further into the club for growth. If they are pro-growth, open borders, I will not work with them. I hope we all agree that we need culturist immigration laws!!

Thanks again, John

H. said...

what time is the rally?

Anonymous said...

Let's just resurrect the Nazi party - it's easier and would certainly embrace all your platforms.