Hold Your Congressmen Accountable to the Constitution!

This Constitution Day, September 17, 2020, we celebrate the 233rd anniversary of when the delegates to the Philadelphia Convention signed the final draft of the federal Constitution on September 17, 1787. The United States Constitution is so important as it protects our God-given rights and wisely structured our government in such a way that has withstood both calamity and tyranny for over 230 years.

On this special day, it is particularly important to evaluate how closely our elected leaders respect and adhere to the Constitution. That’s why The New American regularly publishes our Freedom Index, which rates each member of the U.S. House and Senate by how closely their votes adhere to constitutional principles.

Please read the current issue of the Freedom Index, our second for the 116th Congress. It analyzes ten key votes in each house in late 2019 and early 2020. As stated, scores are based on the U.S. Constitution.

The average House score for this index is 35%, and the average Senate score is 24%. Just one congressman, Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky, earned 100%. We encourage readers to examine how their own congressmen voted on each of the 10 key measures. We also encourage readers to commend legislators for their constitutional votes, and to urge improvement where needed.

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