Buddhist Scholar Robert Thurman Calls Norquist’s No-Tax Pledge “Treasonous, Seditious”

Buddhist Scholar Robert Thurman (incidentally Uma’s father) recently produced this short video (now going viral) in which he correctly points out that members of Congress who sign Grover Norquist’s pledge to never raise taxes are acting in direct conflict with their solemn oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution.

He suggests that these Congress members are eligible for impeachment, and should immediately — and en masse — renounce the Norquist pledge.

At the end, Thurman — in a moment of what could most charitably be called wishful thinking — tosses in a few favorable comments about the Tea Party and urges them to oppose corporate power and support government.

As much of a reach as this Thurman video is, interestingly it comes precisely at a time when there are beginning to be some cracks in Congress for what in the past has been nearly universal support among Republicans for the Norquist pledge.

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2 Responses to “Buddhist Scholar Robert Thurman Calls Norquist’s No-Tax Pledge “Treasonous, Seditious””
  1. RickD says:

    We need more folks to step up and point out the partisan absurdities currently rampant in our Legislature.


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