Ralph Hill, a member of the Sandia Tea Party, sent this to us. We hope the information will help when you consider our representatives and senators when they come for your vote.
Our NM delegation looks hopeless (only Pearce with record over 50%).
The Voting Index formerly hosted on the John Birch Society Website (www.jbs.org) has a new look, a different format and is now cumulative over years, rather than cumulative for each Congressional period (2 years total divided into 6 month periods) as in the past. It is now hosted on The New American Website:
The following is excerpted from that site and provides an explanation of the Index:“The Freedom Index: A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution rates congressmen based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements. The percentages below are cumulative scores are based on key votes from 1999 through 2013. Click on a senator’s or representative’s name to get a detailed breakdown of his or her voting record.”While the two methods of scoring each offer different perspectives of a congress person’s thinking (or lack thereof), I will argue that cumulative scores calculated over longer periods are more apt to expose a person’s true nature. One downside to this newer method maybe that new members may not become fully exposed initially. If the scores in this most recent index are any indication, the future of anything resembling constitutional government is bleak. The 4th of July will continue to be just another day of food, drink, parties, picnics and fireworks with little thought given to its basis and intent.So how has your congressional critters done over the last 5 years? As a general rule, very poorly!DGlenn