Reuben Torres, Board of Freeholders candidate for Essex County New Jersey, is the first candidate for elected office in the United States to execute an Honesty Contract with the Citizens of the United States.
One aspect of our proposed plan for dealing with government and judicial corruption is to ask all elected and appointed government officials and all political candidates to sign an Honesty Contract with the Citizens of the United States of America.
Reuben made the commitment on a radio broadcast on March 3, 2011. He was the first candidate ever asked to sign, and he did!
Let’s hope Reuben Torres becomes the answer to a trivia question in years to come.
Contract with the Citizens of the United States of America
WHEREAS, I am a government employee or I am a candidate for an elected government office; and
WHEREAS, I recognize that the citizens of the United States of America expect me to be honest and honor the Constitution and the Bill of Rights;
NOW THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration:
I hereby promise that I will be honest in everything that I say and do while in any position with any government authority in the United States.
I promise to always tell the truth while performing my duties.
I promise to honor and defend the Constitution at all times and in all situations.
I promise to honor and defend the Bill of Rights at all times and in all situations.
I will voluntarily remove myself from office if I ever violate this promise?
If a complaint is made against me and a Citizen Grand Jury finds that I have violated this Contract, I will immediately resign my position, and I will agree to never seek employment or any elected position with any government authority at the national, state, county, or local level.
EXECUTED this ______ day of _____________________, ________.