If a candidate for the next presidential election, whether Democrat or Republican, has the courage to take the following pledge, I am certain he or she would be elected in a landslide and this country could once again become the “United” States of America.
“I hereby pledge that within my first four years as president, I will:
* Reduce the size of the federal government by 20 percent.
* Reduce the national debt by 20 percent.
* Reduce homicides by 20 percent.
* Raise the employment rate by 20 percent.
If this pledge is not fulfilled by the end of my first term, I will not be a candidate for a second term.”
We know these goals are obtainable, but only by a person willing to risk his political future to reach them.
John P. Hansel