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Contract From America

posted Sep 5, 2009, 6:26 PM by Robert Alexander
Think you could do better?  Well who doesn't? Now here's your chance to put your ideas where your mouth is:
The TEA Party Patriots are sponsoring a way that all of us with better ideas of how to solve the problems that the administration is just using as an excuse to expand government. 

Welcome to the Contract From America initiative, where you can join your fellow Americans in a collaborative grassroots effort to create a document that offers real change in Washington, D.C. and the state capitols. This website provides you with the opportunity to offer your innovative free market, limited government solutions to our nation’s pressing problems and to vote and comment on the ideas of others. We believe that the result of this grassroots-generated marketplace of ideas will be a document that not only represents the will of the American people, but one with unique ideas that will breathe new life into the economic conservative movement. We will have a Contract From America that we are all responsible for and feel a sense of ownership in. And politicians will have a stark choice: accept and therefore be held accountable to the terms of the Contract From America, or lose in 2010.

Getting Started

Here’s a step-by-step guide of how to get started and get your voice heard:

1. Sign in or Register: Click the Register button above, and fill out the quick form. If you have already registered for Tea Party Patriots, then you need not do so again. You will not be able to submit an idea, vote, or comment until you register. This is required not only to avoid spam, but to also be able to identify the individuals who submitted the winning ideas, so that they may be recognized if they wish.

2. Read the FAQs and Preamble: Read the FAQs and Preamble by clicking on the links above. The FAQs provide a more detailed description of the procedure that will be used to choose the ideas that will end up in the Contract. The Preamble should provide guidance about the principles underlying the Contract From America.

3. Click on a Category Below and Either Submit an Idea Or Vote on the Ideas of Others: The broad categories below reflect public policy issues we as a nation face today. When you click on one of the issues below you will be brought to a separate page where all ideas regarding the issue are grouped together. You will have the opportunity to view both the newest and most popular ideas in each category. You can also submit your own idea by clicking the Submit Idea link above.

4. Return Early and Often: For this grassroots project to succeed, we need your continued input and support. Please visit the site often to share your ideas and offer your thoughts about the ideas of others. Feel free to be critical and express strong opinions, but remember that we all want what’s best for America, so please try to be courteous and constructive with your comments.