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Vitter Pledge To Tea Party: 'I Will Conduct Myself...In A Morally And Socially Appropriate Manner'


I hereby pledge to:

Support and defend the U.S. Constitution as originally intended by the Founders and as explained in the "Federalist Papers."

Act in a fiscally responsible manner:
Decrease the size and scope of government on all levels--localstate, and federal; Decrease spending on all levels--local, state and federal; Work toward a balanced budget.

Support the free market by lower taxes and fees on businesses and individuals: support only those regulations that enhance competition.

Conduct myself personally and professionally in a moral and socially appropriate manner.

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