mount vernon

By FITSNews || Fiscal conservatives and limited government advocates are urging a return to America’s founding principles through the “Mount Vernon Statement,” a petition that’s making the rounds among tea party activists.

Organized by former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, the release of the statement was timed to coincide with the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

“Through the Constitution, the Founders created an enduring framework of limited government based on the rule of law. They sought to secure national independence, provide for economic opportunity, establish true religious liberty and maintain a flourishing society of republican self-government,” the statement reads.

“Each one of these founding ideas is presently under sustained attack … The federal government today ignores the limits of the Constitution, which is increasingly dismissed as obsolete and irrelevant.”

Signed by the leaders of several prominent free market and limited government advocacy groups, the Mount Vernon statement could become one of those “stamps of approval” that voters (particularly tea party activists) use to differentiate true limited government advocates from those who merely pay lip service to these ideals.

Hopefully, anyway.

“The rise of the tea party movement and increasing citizen opposition to government-run health care, runaway spending and debt creation, are all evidence that Americans still believe in constitutional principles of limited government and the rule of law,” said William Wilson, president of Americans for Limited Government – one of the groups that signed the petition.

You can sign the Mount Vernon Statement yourself by clicking on the link below …

Mount Vernon Statement