Skip to comments.Duncan Hunter on the Issues
Posted on 12/14/2006 9:14:26 AM PST by Antoninus
Duncan Hunter on Abortion
Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mothers life. (Oct 2003)
Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Duncan Hunter on Budget & Economy
Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Duncan Hunter on Civil Rights
Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Duncan Hunter on Corporations
Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
Rated 83% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Duncan Hunter on Crime
Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
Voted NO on maintaining right of habeus corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Duncan Hunter on Drugs
Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Duncan Hunter on Education
Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
I like him.
Looks WAYYY better than the candidaes the MSM has chosen for us, and so many here call me stupid for disliking.
Opinions on Cong. Hunter?
..a badge of honor...
Duncan Hunter! I always liked cakes made from Duncan Hunter cake mix!
Duncan Hunter! I always liked cakes made from Duncan Hunter cake mix!
Hunter is the only Republican so far that is not a RINO or a squish.
This is why I would gladly vote for Hunter over McPain, Mitt, or Rino Rudy
Duncan Hunter won re-election in his district with 64.9%. There is a lot to like about this man. He has the best record I've seen on immigration issues.
Top Priorities if Elected
* Maintaining a strong national military.
* Ensuring a strong international border with Mexico.
* Working to keep defense and high-technology jobs in San Diego
Position paper on immigration.
Living in a border region most of his life, Congressman Hunter knows first-hand the importance of providing and maintaining strong border enforcement for our nation. Congressman Hunter believes that protecting our nation's boundaries requires providing our border enforcement personnel with they tools they need and enforcing our nation's immigration laws.
Since our inception, the United States has welcomed people from all over the world seeking better opportunities for themselves and their family. Congressman Hunter believes this spirit is what makes America great, and to preserve these principles, he opposes rewarding illegal immigrants who break our nation's law with state-issued drivers' licenses or amnesty. Providing these types of benefits undermines our immigration laws, makes the job of our Border Patrol and U.S. Customs agents that much more difficult, and is disrespectful to the millions of individuals who immigrated into the U.S. legally.
Congressman Hunter has introduced legislation authorizing the hiring of thousands of additional Border Patrol agents, voted for increased funding for improved facilities and vehicles, and supported continued construction of fence, road and lighting projects on the border like the "Double Fence Pilot Project", which runs from the Pacific Ocean to Otay Mesa. This fence has proven extremely effective against illegal immigration and drug smuggling into the U.S., as well as eliminating the rapes and murders that used to take place in this area. Most recently, Congressman Hunter co-sponsored and supported the passage of the Secure Fence Act. H.R. 6061 requires that border security fencing be erected in several specific locations along America's land border with Mexico. Projects like the Double Fence have served as an example to other border regions of what can be accomplished when border enforcement is provided with the resources it needs and how communities can be made safer on both sides of the border.
Thanks for the ping - I appreciate it! :-)
Fari enough. But I still say Rino Rudy can't win.
I like him.
LOL Well only time will tell. Should be an interesting race anyway. I am hoping Obama does not run though! He's going to be trouble. He's supposed to decide in early January.
How about them Aunt Obama pancakes?
I think he is angling for a VP slot.
The MSM you mean. And anyone else joining them...is likely a MSM-butt-kissing RINO.
Well done! This is a very informative post! Thanks!
UGH!! If Hillary picks him as her VP pick it's going to be tough going for us!
Hunter was on WHO-AM, Des Moines this morning - look for the podcast at http://www.mickelson.libsyn.com/ - talked a lot about immigration in light of one of the raided Swift plants being in Iowa.
That is one of the reason we need good solid conservatives and ot rinos. We need the base energized and active.
I could not agree more.
His positions are a breath of fresh air!
Recent article on Hunter.
Duncan Hunter's hard road ahead
Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican from El Cajon, is running for his party's presidential nomination in 2008, and running hard.
He recently went to South Carolina to speak at a steel mill, which is an unalloyed sign that he is serious, although San Diego took him at his word in October when he announced his intention.
Hunter seems not to have appointed the pro forma "exploratory" committee yet. He says he will next year.
Right-minded explorers won't be doing him or anyone else any good unless they come back and tell Hunter that he is a long shot. Very long. But he knows that already.
Just look at the list (as it stands today assembled by The Associated Press) of contenders for the nomination. Mind you, these are just Republicans who have dreams of an oval office:
Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado, Gov. George Pataki of New York, Tommy Thompson.
And Duncan Hunter.
McCain and Giuliani, with a dab of Gingrich and Pataki thrown in, are about the only Republicans that anyone has ever heard of. They are also probably the front runners, although in American politics that is a silly thing to say. Nobody wins anything until the votes are counted, except in Florida, where counting has little to do with winning and losing. There, it's how you stack the game.
With so many nobodies in the gang of 11, who is to say that the equally invisible Hunter cannot move smartly up the list and ... one is overcome at the possibilities.
Hunter knows the odds as well as the next man. He's no fool. Thus he has emerged as a contender who seems determined to sing his song of the hawk, and to do that there's nothing like a national campaign, with planes and trains, television and the Web at your disposal.
There is nothing wrong with his approach. That's how the system works.
Make no mistake. This representative of the 52nd Congressional District is a rock-ribbed conservative.
He detests abortion.
He would seal off the border with Mexico in a thrice, and the views he regularly expresses amount to a roundup of all Mexicans on U.S. soil for a quick and rude trip south. He backs the Great Wall Idea, and he does not speak critically of extremist groups that march armed to the border; President Bush has called these groups vigilantes.
He supports the war in Iraq. His ideas on the prosecution of the war, which seem to acquire polish over the months, are definitely hawkish but not without merit, as in his recently expressed view that the thrust of U.S. work there should be to turn controls over to Iraqis as soon as possible.
Most politicians express variations on that theme.
Hunter deplores U.S. trade policy, particularly that part of it he calls "losing trade." The value-added tax that other nations employ is a particular bugaboo.
He believes that he can add value to the discussion of these national issues, and a big race is the place to do it.
To some places in the nation -- and in a few hidden crannies of San Diego County -- Hunter is sure to be regarded as a wacko, so far right and so unattuned to the national vibe that he is a joke. In other places he may be seen as the one true conservative, a man capable of restoring order to the White House.
In any case, there's no phony in Hunter. He is smart. He believes thoroughly -- or appears to from a distance -- in what he is saying. He is unlikely to bend, messy as the fray can get. He walked the paddies and marshes of Vietnam, so he won't pull back from a swamp.
-- Contact staff writer John Van Doorn at (760) 739-6647 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'd vote for Hunter. His voting record does his talking for him. I sure the hell won't vote for Rudy McRomney.
Hunter, 2008 presidential hopeful, finds support from Milliken
Dec. 11, 2006
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Trade agreements with China and other nations put the United States at a disadvantage, said Republican presidential candidate Duncan Hunter, who found textile magnate Roger Milliken among his supporters during a visit here.
Hunter, a congressman from California, visited Sunday to gauge support for a 2008 presidential bid. Milliken, a textile executive, said he was a "longtime supporter" of Hunter, who wants to protecting manufacturing in the United States.
"As head of the Armed Services Committee, he's seen the terrible damage that's been done to the military of the United States because we've lost our manufacturing base," Milliken said. "A lot of the products that go into our military weaponry, we're now dependent on foreigners to make. And that's not a good situation to be in."
China subsidizes manufacturers of products that are exported to the United States to the point where they generally operate tax free, and then charges this country to import those goods, Hunter said. Similar scenarios happen with more than 100 other countries, Hunter said.
"Textiles were merely the canary in the mine," Milliken said. "We were just the first industry to be hit."
Hunter also spoke highly of Milliken.
"People who are keeping manufacturing in the United States, in my estimation, are true heroes," he said. "And as it gets tougher and tougher, they get more heroic."
Hunter is the best we've seen! I'm with you. We need a "Hunter" ping list.
I'm voting for him in the primaries. The problem is that he needs cash fast.
Hunter cares about our military!
Humvee tire shortage prompting call for ending strike
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
The Topeka Goodyear plant is the only Goodyear facility producing Humvee tires.
Now the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is calling for a deal to get striking workers back on the job.
"We've got to get those workers back to the plant or we're going to be in a situation where we literally are short of Humvee tires," says Rep. Duncan Hunter, Republican from California. "And this Humvee, this light utility vehicle, is the backbone of transportation for the United States Army. The Army fights on wheels, and this is a big part of those wheels that the US Army fights on."
Congressman Duncan Hunter says production is down about 35 percent, creating a shortage of tires for the military's workhorse vehicle in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Why not Hunter grab Lt. Gov Steele from Maryland[kinda the South in theory]. I think he could be a good VP.
What about his personal life?
-Was he ever divorced?
-Has he ever dressed up as a woman?
Click on the link.
There is a wealth of information.