American Right to Life Misunderstands Ron Paul

Cross posted at Life of the Party.

SpeakerI would much rather be writing a positive and promotional post about the American Right to Life.  I have lauded their organization, their efforts and their leader from their beginning, early this year.  I agree with their approach, to focus on the personhood of the unborn.  Restoring the unalienable right to life ultimately depends on our recognition of personhood.  It’s right there in Roe vs. Wade: “(If the) suggestion of personhood is established, the [abortion rights] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.”  Whether we do that separately in all 50 states or through a federal Constitution Amendment (ratified by all 50 states), that is the goal.  No amount of child killing regulation will restore the right to life.  We can’t just “chip away” at Roe vs. Wade.  We must challenge it outright. 
The decision to “focus on the strategy” is a good one, so long as it includes an approach that is lawful.  The American Right to Life Action league would do well to consider constitutional arguments from a presidential candidate who shares the principles and goals of their organization, but instead, they have chosen to slander him.  That’s right.  Ron Paul, the only presidential candidate who has given the pro-life cause enough thought to write a book about it, has championed the cause of personhood in his Sanctity of Life Act, and has even won over former pro-choicers to his principled pro-life position.  Ron Paul has been ignored or written off by the media, and now more than ever, is assumed to have no chance at winning the Republican nomination, barring a miracle (which I still hope for and still believe can happen) yet is now being slandered by American Right to Life in their hit piece, “Ron Paul is pro-choice, state by state.”  The timing of their anti-Romney campaign made much more sense, when he was leading in the polls, unless they know something now that we don’t know about Ron Paul and his chances.   

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Fair and Balanced?

With no apparent criteria, Fox News has chosen to exclude two serious candidates from a January 6 Republican presidential candidate forum that is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire GOP.  In spite of the NH GOP’s public plea with the network to include all candidates, and in spite of thousands of outraged phone calls and e-mails from outraged citizens, to this date, Fox has not responded. 

Evidently, Fox News has decided to narrow the field to their chosen ones: Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson.  That’s the job of the primary and caucus voters, not the media.  Fox News is becoming increasingly more like the “old media” they sought to replace.   

Tancredo Sets the Standard

While conservatives continue to find the first tier candidates unacceptable on a range of issues, and continue to experience the let downs from the MSM’s chosen alternatives: Thompson and Huckabee, there’s a candidate that still sets the standard.  Though top blogger Michelle Malkin hasn’t endorsed a presidential candidate, and her partner at Hot Air Bryan Preston is likely a “Fred Head”, it’s obvious they both see a standard bearer in Tancredo on the issue of illegal immigration and possibly beyond. 

Here’s Preston’s submitted question for the upcoming CNN/You Tube debate

Tancredo Needs No Translation

article43329.jpgTom Tancredo’s loyalty to America, its citizens and legal immigrants needs no translation,” says Tony Dolz, a Cuban-born Hispanic immigrant and proud naturalized United States citizen.

Dolz applauds Tancredo’s stand on principle and for being the only candidate to opt out of participating in a Republican debate for non-English speaking viewers. 

Read why Dolz applauds Tancredo here.   

Pro Life Leaders Implode While Pro-Life Rank and File Soar

Politics Jaded. Prayer Works. Who Knew?

FredThe Trigger

It started Sunday, November 4th. Fred Thompson, the man whom many conservatives hoped would be “the next Ronald Reagan”, committed the un-Reaganesque thumbing of nose at the pro-life plank of the Republican Party platform. It happened on “Meet the Press”.  Tim Russert, his persistent interviewer, read the entire plank aloud, and asked for Thompson’s position on it.  He opposed it.  It was a serious blow to many of his pro-life supporters.

Committed pro-lifers who are fairly new to the 30 year debate over how best to strategically end legalized abortion, might consider his mere opposition to supporting a Human Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution acceptable, especially in light of his support for overturning Roe vs. Wade.  If one considered it long enough, one would realize that his position, supporting the overturning of Roe, and then leaving it to the states, would have allowed slavery to continue in some states. 

But it gets worse.  When pressed, Thompson said, that although he believes that life begins at conception, and that abortion is the taking of a human life, he doesn’t believe it ought to be “criminalized” (read: made illegal).

The blow set off….  Continue reading