Letter to the Editor: WHO WILL TAKE THE 20/4 PLEDGE?

Dear Editor,

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.

20/4 Pledge

“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
Walpole, NH

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