In the pledge are 10 affirmations on the nature of constitutional government and 10 promises for action while in office – such as:
When Congress enacts laws and regulations that are not made in Pursuance of the powers enumerated in the Constitution, the People are not bound to obey them.
My votes will always be in favor of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this State. Every issue. Every time. No exceptions. No excuses.
Here’s a little more from Don on the subject:
“I have always been a strong supporter of the 10th Amendment and the Constitution itself including all of the “Bill of Rights”. I was a co-sponsor to AJR 15, (Claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution) during the 2009 Session of the Nevada Legislature. It is time for Americans and the States to take back their constitutional rights!”
Read more here. Michael Boldin is the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center. He was raised in Milwaukee, WI, and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
A retired truck driver, Don Gustavson was born in Culver City, California, and moved to Nevada in 1967. He was first elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 1996, and is the incumbent Assemblyman for District 32 in the Reno/Sparks area.
Gustavson was one of the “Fearless 14″ Republicans who banded together in opposition to the infamous 2003 tax hike, the largest in state history at the time. He remained consistent in the just-concluded 2009 session, voting against every and all efforts to increase taxes.
Gustavson is now seeking the Senate District 2 seat in Reno being vacated by term-limited Sen. Maurice Washington and was interviewed this week about that race by Nevada News & Views senior political reporter Nancy Dallas. (click here to read entire article)
Assemblyman Don Gustavson, May 29, 2009, outside the Nevada Legislature, the Taxed Enough Already Tea Party, protesting the largest tax increase in Nevada history, over $1 Billion in new business, sales, vehicle, and hotel room taxes.
The State of Nevada must create the MOST competitive business and consumer environment in the world. Today, we need to Make Nevada Stronger, Right Now! Lower Nevada Taxes!
Lower Payroll Taxes to 0% - Eliminate of the hidden income tax, so we can create more jobs. Most people do not realize that over ten percent of the Nevada work force does not pay the payroll tax.
Limit Property Tax Increases to 2% for everyone - So we can start building again.
Lower State Sales Taxes to 6% - So all families have the money they need for life's essentials, and people travel to Nevada to buy things.
Lower Gaming Taxes to 6.5% - To grow our number one industry, create jobs, and encourage tourism.
Lower the Bank Branch Tax to 0% - Eliminate this added cost to borrowing and investing.
Lower the Entertainment Tax to 0% - Eliminate this added cost to what makes us happy, and encourage more tourism.
No Sales Tax On Services
No Business Or Corprorate Gross Receipts Tax
No Personal Statewide Income Tax of any kind
That is the Nevada Tax Relief Act of 2009, nine tax reform principles that will make Nevada Stronger, Right Now! We can make the Nevada economy one of the strongest in the world. Lower Nevada Taxes!