Since the Rinos and Rats website was started in June of 2011, it has become painfully clear that most elected representatives that we send to Congress, State Legislatures, Boards of Supervisors and other elected legislative bodies, do not understand the true meaning of the U.S. Constitution, and in fact have little regard for their oaths to uphold and protect it. According to the U.S. Constitution, it is our right, duty and responsibility as citizens to identify representatives who fail to uphold their Constitutional oaths and are ruling against the will of the people.
Because of this, it has become necessary to establish a rating system to identify and sort the varying offenders. RINOs and RATs are progressives and collectivists that are working in unison to move the Republic away from the Constitution, often calling it "obsolete," and towards a one world government. While there are generally varying degrees of "RINOs" (Republicans In Name Only,) RATs are those representatives who completely ignore the U.S. Constitution. As long as they fail to defend the Constitution as it was intended, we believe neither is acceptable to represent the people.
It is our intention to provide a forum to exchange ideas and information and to educate the voters and candidates alike concerning the U.S. Constitution, and especially to show how the Federal Government has usurped almost all powers of the states by exploitation of the COMMERCE AND WELFARE provisions of the U.S. Constitution and how the states have unwittingly surrendered their sovereignty as outlined in the 10th Amendment in exchange for federal funds.
THE RATING SYSTEM
Using data from heritageactionscorecard.com as a starting point, we have created a color code to identify where the various congress members score on adhering to the Constitution and the founding principles. Names in GREEN are persons that rank in the top 20%, and show a general tendency to follow the law as set forth by the Constitution. Names in ORANGE are persons that rank in the 60% to 80% scoring range, and regularly deviate from following Constitutional law, and should be put on notice that they have taken an oath to protect and uphold the Constitution, and that their job is dependant on making legislative decisions that are Constitutional. Names in RED are persons that rank lower than a score of 60% and that have consistently voted in favor of un-constitutional laws and pro-New-World Order legislation that erode the sovereignty of our Republic. Where data exist regarding membership in the anti-American group known as the Council of Foreign Relations, (CFR,) those persons are listed in RED, regardless of any other scoring. Use this color code to focus your efforts on removing the worst offenders from office first. The survival of the Republic depends on it.