Since many social conservatives are looking for an alternative to the 2008 Republican frontrunners, the other candidates will be under pressure to prove their pro-life bona fides. Mitt Romney has been under such scrutiny for some time. Now, as the Prowler points out, questions are being raised about Tom Tancredo.
Tancredo is the major politician most closely associated with the immigration-reform/restrictionist movement. Some of the older organizations in that movement were founded in part by environmentalists and zero-population growth types. The latter group includes people who support abortion and expanded access to birth control as well as reduced immigration levels. In recent years, however, this issue has been more prominently championed by such pro-life stalwarts as Phyllis Schlafly and Pat Buchanan.
Yet it is worth looking at Tancredo’s abortion voting record in the House. His most recent National Right to Life Committee rating is 100 percent; his NARAL and Planned Parenthood scores are 0. His lowest NRLC rating since 1999 was 91 percent. Whatever the views of some of his supporters, Tancredo has consistently voted the pro-life line in Congress.
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.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online