Accountability First Liberty Pledge Establishes Ultimate Control

Bob Garrett wrote an interesting story in the Dallas Morning news about a new political group that is trying to unseat incumbents and promote more “liberty minded” candidates in open seats. The group is very similar to the Michael Quinn Sullivan clown show with complete with Trey Trainer serving as the new group’s treasurer. One particularly interesting and disturbing part of the story was regarding a “pledge” all supported candidates were required to sign…

liberty-pledge

Accountability First has asked House hopefuls to sign a six-point “Liberty Protection Pledge.” Its provisions include opposition to tax increases, support for a tighter state spending cap, backing of private property rights and a pledge to disclose conflicts of interest.

Signers vow that if they violate the pledge, they won’t seek re-election. It is not legally binding, but a violation would probably be politically damaging in a future GOP primary.

James Jones said he didn’t intend for the pledge to become public. He said he devised it as a tool “to make sure the PAC and the candidates are on the same page.” 

I can certainly understand why Mr. Jones did not want this document to go public. The document pictured above clearly states that if the candidates they support do not cast votes that are in lock step with Accountably First, they will not run for reelection. Why would anyone vote for a candidate that has sold their soul to a group of multimillionaire businessmen that have little to nothing in common with average Republican voter? Furthermore, if this group does not expect to use this pledge as legally binding document, why does it need to be witnessed? There have been rumblings about candidates who violate the pledge will be required to reimburse Accountability First for fair market value of all services provided by Local Voice Solutions. I am currently tracking down a copy of the Local Voice Solutions agreement and will post it when I get my hands on it.

My understanding is that Accountability First only “owns” candidates who are receiving in-kind contributions of Local Voice Solutions or multiple monetary contributions. That leads me to believe Accountability First owns:

Rep. Matt Scheafer

Rep. Stephanie Klick

Matt Beebe running against Speaker Straus

Jared Patterson running against  Rep. Chen Button

Bobby Vickery running against Rep. Cook

Read King running against Rep. Crownover

Timothy Delasandro running against Rep. Kacal

Cullen Crisp running against Rep. Keffer

Isaac Castro running against Rep. Susan King

Tony Tinderholt running against Rep. Diane Patrick

Matt Rinaldi running against Rep. Ratliff

Danny Pelton running against Rep. JD Sheffield

Molly White running against Rep. Ralph Sheffield

Court Alley in the seat vacated by Dan Branch

Justin Perryman in the seat vacated by Bill Callegari

Ted Seago in the seat vacated by Brandon Creighton

Wayne Faircloth in the seat vacated by Craig Eiland

Karen Harris in the seat vacated by Harvey Hilderbran

Phillip Eby in seat vacated by Robert Orr

TJ Fabby in seat vacated by Jim Pitts

Mark Keogh in seat vacated by Steve Toth.

I will update this blog as I get my hands on more information…

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