mary ann brautigan

signed Balanced Budget Amendment Petition 2013-01-08 00:53:01 -0500

14,329 signatures

National Petition for a Balanced Budget Amendment

Sponsored by Patriot Voices

To: All members of the 113th United States Congress

I, the undersigned, a lover of liberty, an American patriot, and a concerned citizen, do hereby implore you, our elected representatives, to immediately introduce, vote on, and pass a 28th amendment to the United States Constitution mandating a balanced budget.

A Balanced Budget Amendment would require by law that the federal government not spend more than it takes in and would ultimately cap federal spending at 18% of gross domestic product (GDP).

Because our country can't afford to continue down this unsustainable fiscal course any longer, I urge you to pass this Balanced Budget Amendment before completing the federal budget for the coming fiscal year.

According to my First Amendment right to petition, I expect full compliance with this request, and will hold you accountable and responsible for fulfilling it.

Finally, I do hereby pledge to stand with Rick Santorum, Patriot Voices, and conservative patriots nationwide in support of fiscal sanity, accountability, and a balanced budget.

Hereby signed,


signed Take a Stand Against CRPD 2012-11-29 01:56:27 -0500

Take a Stand Against CRPD

21,075 signatures

 ***UPDATE***

CRPD is back.  On December 4, 2012, the U.S. Senate voted against CRPD, but we’ve learned that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to reconsider this dangerous treaty sometime this fall.


The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) threatens U.S. sovereignty and parental rights.  This treaty, if ratified, would effectively put us under international law when it comes to parenting our special needs children. While CRPD may, on the surface, appear to protect those with disabilities, it actually gives the government the power, with direction from the U.N., to decide what is best for our children.

That is wrong and not something we should see in the United States of America.   

There are two provisions in this treaty that are most concerning:

  1. One treaty provision would give the government, acting under U.N. instructions, the ability to determine for all children with disabilities what is best for them. 
  2. If CRPD were ratified, it would give the U.N. discretion over decisions about how we educate our special needs kids and could potentially eliminate parental rights for the education of children with disabilities.

Patriot Voices is putting the pressure on now to ensure the U.S. Senate does not pass this dangerous treaty.   

Please take action with us!

  1. Stand with us by adding your name below to help ensure CRPD is not ratified. 
  2. Contact your U.S. Senators and ask them to oppose CRPD.
  3. Contact members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and ask them vote NO on CRPD.
  4. Learn more about this dangerous treaty by reading an article we posted at The Blaze.
  5. Find even more ways to stand with Patriot Voices against CRPD by visiting our CRPD page
  6. Read and share Rick Santorum's latest article about CRPD.