Signing Norquist's pledge is anti-American
Signing Norquist's pledge is pro-American
Other (please comment)
The only pledge a politician should make is to fulfill the wishes of their constituents.
http://www.atr.org/userfiles/Senate%20Pledge%282%29.pdfI _______, pledge to the taxpayers of the state of _______, and to the American people that I will...
Oath of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."
Furthermore, you are assuming a lot when you assert that signers of the pledge are "blind[ly]" swearing allegiance. I've analyzed available data, and thoughtfully come to the conclusion that tax increases are bad, and that we shouldn't increase taxes. If I signed Norquist's pledge, I wouldn't be doing it blindly. And just because Norquist wrote it, does not mean it is a pledge to him. If I wrote an identical pledge, and got representatives and senators to sign it, would that become a pledge to me?