In a September 29 Washington Times op-ed, Ted Nugent responded to the GOP "Pledge to America" by unveiling the "Ted Pledge" for Republicans. Among Nugent's proposals: "Republicans in name only (RINOs) should be purged from the GOP" and "[f]or every new law passed, Republicans should pledge to eliminate 1,000 existing federal laws, regulations and requirements." From Nugent's op-ed:
Republicans should then call a news conference and burn the federal tax code on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol and then march right back into the Capitol and pass a Fair Tax. Until then, no taxes should be withheld from our paychecks.
Republican politicians should pledge never to write or introduce a bill longer than our Constitution, which is roughly 5,000 words. If Congress critters can't write a bill in fewer than 5,000 words, they don't deserve to be in Congress. Period.
For every new law passed, Republicans should pledge to eliminate 1,000 existing federal laws, regulations and requirements.
Republicans should tell young Americans that Social Security is a Fedzilla financial Ponzi scheme and they will not receive a dime when they retire because Fedzillacrats have stolen all the money in the Social Security Trust Fund.
Republicans in name only (RINOs) should be purged from the GOP. RINOs are political punks who cannot be counted on. Get rid of them.