How Committed to the US Constitution Are Our Congressmen?

US Constitution w/FlagFor almost 30 years, the New American Magazine has been publishing the Freedom Index, a Congressional scorecard based on the U.S. Constitution. The index 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.

Listed below are the US Senators and Representatives from the Four States area, their rating for the current session of Congress, and their cumulative score since 1999 in parentheses. You can click on each Congressman’s name for a detailed record of their votes. For a printable PDF version of the current Freedom Index, with a full explanation of each vote, click here.

Arkansas
Sen. John Boozman – 70% (55% cumulative)
Sen. Mark Pryor – 20% (20% cumulative)
Dist.4: Tom Cotton – 60% (first term)

Lousiana
Sen. David Vitter – 80% (58% cumulative)
Sen. Mary Landrieu – 15% (20% cumulative)
Dist.4: John Fleming – 85% (82% cumulative)

Oklahoma
Sen. James Inhofe – 88% (72% cumulative)
Sen. Thomas Coburn – 94% (82% cumulative)
Dist.2: Markwayne Mullin – 70% (first term)

Texas
Sen. John Cornyn – 89% (69% cumulative)
Sen. Ted Cruz – 95% (first term)
Dist.1: Louie Gohmert – 95% (75% cumulative)
Dist.4: Ralph Hall – 80% (60% cumulative)

Are you satisfied with your Congressmen’s score?

3 thoughts on “How Committed to the US Constitution Are Our Congressmen?

  1. And what would Ratcliffe be?

    On the other hand, John Ratcliffe is a trial lawyer who works with Washington DC lobbyists and their special interests. Most of his support comes from influences peddlers outside of Texas.

    We can’t afford to let John Ratcliffe and his cronies gain control of another seat in Congress.

  2. Ralph Hall isn’t doing the best job. I believe in giving someone new the opportunity to do better if the current elected official isn’t doing the job. I’ve personally talked with Ratcliffe and he said the right things for me to vote for him. On the other hand, I’ve been unhappy with my dealings with Ralph Hall’s staff. It’s past time for a change for our Congressman.

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