R. Emmett Tyrrell articulates the best conservative endorsement to date for Giuliani. I cannot help but admire the same aspects of the guy that Tyrrell also admires. I’ll admit that I even admire him for the “wrong” reason: he’s a fellow paison. How then to reconcile my pro-life, pro-gun, pro-family principles with Giuliani’s legendary contrary ones?
One solution is for Giuliani to publicly state that there are constitutional limits to federal power, that those constitutional limits have been egregiously and repeatedly violated in the last four decades, and specifically among the egregious violations were interventions into abortion, gun possession and the special benefits and rights of married heterosexual couples. If President of the United States Rudolph Giuliani appointed only judges that ruled on the written law and its original intent, not the political whim of the moment, and President Giuliani refused any legislation that a contrary Congress offered that attempted to exceed the constitutional role of the federal government, all conservative objections to a President Giuliani would be rendered moot.
Declaring the excesses of the federal government, swearing to eliminate them, while also faithfully executing the constitutional role of his office, could make Giuliani one of the great conservatives of all time.p>People of Italian ancestry have a reputation for being your best friend, or your worst enemy, and nothing in between. Be our best friend, Rudy, and look the American people in the eye and tell them what their federal government should and should not do. br> — Frank Natoli br> Newton, New Jersey /p>
Great article, Mr. Tyrrell. If Rudy Giuliani is nominated, I will vote for him even while not happy with his views on abortion, gun control, and girlfriends-while-married. However, I have read and heard him say on several occasions that he will appoint Supreme Court Justices who are strict constructionists, and that’s good enough for me.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online