Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition and author of The Confirmation, comments on the Pledge:
The House Republicans’ “Pledge to America” is a bold reform agenda promising not only to stop the Reid-Pelosi Congress and Barack Obama’s socialistic spending spree and government takeover of health care in its tracks, but to replace it with a conservative alternative that is friendly to hard-working families and small businesses.
House Republicans rightly rejected the idea that Tea Party issues like cutting spending and delimiting government are somehow at odds with the pro-family agenda of honoring marriage and unborn life. Nothing could be further from the truth. Pro-family candidates are the most likely to be fiscal conservatives, and Tea Party candidates are the most likely to be pro-life. The agenda embraces time-honored values like traditional marriage and ending taxpayer-funded abortion as well as lower taxes and reduced spending. The message was unmistakable: we will not be divided by a false choice between fiscal responsibility and strong families. We will fight for both, and indeed we must do both if we are to restore America’s promise.