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Archive for January 23rd, 2007

Stephen Harper’s Stock Continues to Rise

Posted by Mike on January 23, 2007

You gotta love anyone who pwns a French socialist.

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Republicans Looking for a Pro-Life Candidate

Posted by Mike on January 23, 2007

The annual March for Life drew tens of thousands to Washington yesterday in protest of the Supreme Court’s horrendous decision in Roe v. Wade. Because the March was not in support of a liberal cause, Washington was spared from being trashed.

Judicial activism is one of our favorite targets on this site. Usually our objections are based on our respect for the Constitution and our recognition of the separation of powers within our Constitutional system. Since the Constitution is clear that each branch of government has its own role and since the Constitution has its own amendment mechanism, it is not for courts to rewrite the Constitution according to their own warped vision of what constitutes a civil right.

Although it is a travesty whenever courts overstep their bounds, the decision in Roe damaged more than our Constitutional framework. The result of their judicial fiat was the creation of a “civil right” which led to the extermination of 36 to 39 million innocent lives. The March for Life is an annual event designed to draw attention to this travesty and help create a society in which the unborn are protected by law.

The pro life movement has made great strides during the presidency of Bush the Younger. It appears that we have two new Supreme Court Justices who will require the left to implement their radical agenda through the ballot box rather than a dishonest rewriting of the Constitution. Since these Judges actually apply our Constitution which does not require states to permit the murder of unborn children, I’m calling them pro-life. However, we need one or two more Justices before Roe can join Dred Scott and Plessey in the Supreme Court Hall of Shame. This is where the next election becomes important.

The pro-life issue is one of if not the most important issue in a Republican primary. At this point, Sam Brownback and Duncan Hunter are the most credible pro-life candidates. Brownback was elected to the Senate in 1996, defeating a pro-choice incumbent Senator in the Republican primary. Once in the Senate, he built a solidly pro-life voting record while also stepping up as a vocal supporter of the unborn. Duncan Hunter can also claim a solid pro-life voting record. By attending yesterday’s March for Life, both candidates have reinforced their pro-life records.

Brownback and Hunter were the only presidential candidates to attend yesterday’s march. Given the GOP front-runners’ past indifference to the pro-life issue, one has to wonder if they are inviting a dark horse into the race.

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