We really don’t. The previous one was OK I guess, but as a conservative, I figured the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the following Amendments make a pretty good contract. Heck, the congress-critters even swear an oath to support and defend it.
The text of the Mount Vernon Statement has been posted online. Nothing for a conservative to disagree with, and nothing really new in my opinion. My guess? Prominent conservative leaders will no longer refer to it within 60 days.
The Mount Vernon Statement is set to be signed today by 80 leading conservatives on the eve of the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) event in Washington this week. Some call it a manifesto, some a resurgence of the Contract with America. May I remind readers of the true conservative manifesto?