©2007 Nathan Tabor
lesson that I’ve drawn from the 2008 Presidential campaign is that
If Americans want positive change, they should look to someone other than the political media darlings. They should look to Duncan Hunter. (Full disclosure: I’ve recently begun consulting with Hunter for his internet campaign.)
If you do not live on the West Coast and you’re not a seasoned observer of Congress, you might well be asking, “Duncan Who?” But in this political season, it is a distinct advantage to not be part of the media-appointed old guard.
you’re concerned about national security, Duncan Hunter should be your
guy. For more than a quarter
century, he has worked diligently to ensure that
is also well-equipped to take on the challenge of dealing with our
nation’s immigration problems.
While he has a heart for the plight of immigrants, he realizes
Duncan Hunter is a true-blue conservative who puts the Republicans-In-Name-Only candidates to shame. Visit his website and you’ll quickly see that he is no shrinking violet when it comes to one of the most contentious issues of our day—legal abortion. Hunter states, “I would amend the U.S. Constitution and provide blanket protection to all unborn children from the moment of conception by prohibiting any state or federal law that denies the personhood of the unborn.”
Hunter has also introduced legislation known as the “Right to Life Act,” which he says would “legally define ‘personhood’ as the moment of conception and, therefore, guarantee all constitutional rights and protections, including life, to the unborn without utilizing a constitutional amendment.” Hunter has also co-sponsored legislation which would bar someone from transporting a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion…prohibit reproductive cloning…and require abortionists to let pregnant women know that children aborted 20 weeks after conception can feel pain. If he can feel the pain of the unborn child, Hunter fits my definition of a “compassionate conservative.”
Hunter is also committed to helping to preserve and protect the American family through his support of a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union between one man and one woman. As Hunter simply yet eloquently states, “I firmly believe that children need the unique influence offered by both a father and a mother.”
And, unlike some of the spendaholics who are currently seeking the White House, Hunter is truly committed to a balanced federal budget—one crafted according to the philosophy of economic growth rather than tax-and-spend liberalism.
lacking the war chest of a McCain or a Giuliani, Duncan Hunter may yet
prove to be the dark horse candidate in the Republican primary. Hunter
Hunter may not have the best name recognition in the Presidential
pack—but, after a careful review of all the candidates, their
backgrounds and positions, I firmly believe he is the one who deserves
the most attention.