Pledges – Pledge of Freedom and Pledge of Positive Campaigning
Pledges. The Pledge of Freedom and the Pledge of Positive Campaigning are designed to significantly and dramatically improve the political campaign process in America.
The Pledge of Freedom was written to help voters determine what candidates are truly committed to promote, protect and defend the Constitution, the Rule of Law, and Freedom. The Pledge of Freedom includes penalty mechanisms whereby political officeholders who break their political campaign Pledge of Freedom either resign from office or don’t run for election for this office again.
The Pledge of Positive Campaigning was written to help political campaigns be more positive. In the Pledge of Positive Campaigning, the political candidate pledges to direct all their paid and unpaid volunteer campaign managers, consultants, ad developers, pollsters, workers, and supporters to run and to participate in a positive political campaign; the political candidate pledges to not attack or condemn their opponent’s personal character or reputation, during any media appearance or campaign interview, or in any broadcast, print, digital, or Internet formats; and the political candidate pledges to not distort their opponent’s record or positions, or take their voting records or positions out of context.
In addition, the political candidate makes an additional statement on third party supporters. If third parties, who support their candidacy for office, freely and independently, choose to do negative campaigning, the political candidate pledges to publicly ask citizens and voters to turn off the TV ads, or turn off the radio ads, or toss the campaign literature, or click away from any Internet messages that are clearly negative and that clearly violate their intention to run a positive political campaign.
Taken together, these two pledges can dramatically improve the political campaign process.