The Guide to Constitutional Voting Records
"The Freedom Index: A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution" 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. The percentages below are cumulative scores based on key votes from 1999 to September 2019. Click on a senator's or representative's name to get a detailed breakdown of his or her voting record.
Typically, a GOOD Representative or Senator should have a Constitutional Voting Record (CVR) of 90% or greater. However, you will find most do not. Many excuses are made for not having one. I'll give you some examples:
- The Constitution is dated and needs to be more progressive for our times (Democrats).
- In order to achieve anything in DC, one must compromise on some things, but not the most important (Republicans).
- Democrats are usually 30% or less, while RINOs (Republican in Name Only) are in between 40 and 75%, averaging 60ish.
The truth is, none of the Constitution should be compromised. In the fact, the most important of these are to Liberty and Freedom. They include the First, Second, Fourth and Fifth Amendments. Are you willing to give up 70, 40, 25 of even 10% of the Liberties and Freedoms granted to you by God? Give that some thought and the next time you see your Representative or Senator, ask them why is it that Rand Paul can boast a 94% CVR and you can't?