Well it looks like it is “semi”- official that Fred Thompson will run in ’08. I for one am glad to hear it…
Fred Thompson is plain spoken, is a friend of the “little people” like us, and is a conservative who I believe will work to bring the two sides together. I also believe Fred Thompson is a principled individual who will do all in his power to do what is right for the Nation as a whole, not just the good ol boys and the beauracrats. He has seen the glitter and the glamour, both of DC and Hollyweird and I don’t think he is impressed with either one.
We have had enough divisiveness, lies and finger pointing… These last six years are the worst I can remember in my 55 years on this ol‘ rock. It is time to bring the USA back to one Nation under God, with ALL of the Amendments fully fuctional, not just the ones the liberals, ACLU and media want.
Maybe folks need a little refresher… Here are the first two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence for your reading pleasure.
I would ask each of you that read this, regardless of who your candidate is… VOTE!
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. —Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain [George III] is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
I have a question for you Sir, based on a hypothetical situation that is stirring in my head.
Let’s say that Newt Gingrich emerges as a viable candidate. As “viable,” I mean that he somehow becomes less polarized and shows the possibility of winning the general election. Do you take him over Fred Thompson in the primary?
Does Gingrich’s proven right-wing doctrine overpower the fact that he may be part of the very bureaucracy that Thompson so positively seems to be separate from?
Steve, I would not take Newt over Fred Thompson. I do not believe Newt can divest himself of the baggage of his past to allow him to be viable in this atmosphere. I hate to say that, because I believe he did a number of good things for the USA during his time in the House. I think Newt’s doctrinal issues are part and parcel of his problem, in that he has almost become a characiture… Thanks for posing the question though, you raised a good point!
Thanks for answering!
I just wanted to pose the question because, lately, Mr. Gingrich has seemed more politically mature. He seems to be finding the value of not being so decidedly to one end of the political spectrum.
I agree with you, though. He has made a rough bed and now he has to sleep in it. And, because of it, his political aspirations are probably shot.
It’s a shame. I really like where he stands. He would do America good and that is all that matters in the end.
Steve, I just don’t think he can recover… At least not this time around. One hopes whomever we end up with will do what is right for the country.