Family plays an essential role in the continuance of this great Republic. The family is the fundamental unit of civilization; it existed before the state, and it is the parents, not the state, who are responsible for the upbringing of children. The family bears responsibility for the education of future generations of civic-minded voters and leaders, creating the moral fiber of this country, and ensuring that America’s heritage is faithfully passed along.
This voting index is currently published twice a year in The New American magazine. Each index scores all 535 members of Congress on 10 key votes on a scale of 0% to 100%. The more the Representatives and Senators adhere to the Constitution in their votes, the higher their scores on this index.