Skip to comments.Fred Thompson Announces Endorsement of Right to Life of Wyoming
Posted on 01/04/2008 4:22:53 PM PST by Jay777
"We're proud to endorse Senator Thompson for president because he has a long track record of supporting pro-life principles," stated Steven Ertelt, President of Right to Life of Wyoming. "Senator Thompson had a 100% pro-life voting record during his tenure in Congress. Today, he supports overturning the Roe v Wade decision which allowed for unlimited abortions, he opposes euthanasia, and he opposes forcing taxpayers to fund scientific research that requires the destruction of human life."
Right to Life of Wyoming (RTLW) is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee which has endorsed Senator Thompson for President, along with 13 other state affiliates.
"I'm blessed and honored to have the endorsement of the Right to Life of Wyoming for President of the United States," said Senator Thompson. "Thirteen right to life organizations from coast to coast have voted to endorse my candidacy, and more likely will, because they know I have stood with them yesterday, I stand with them today, and will stand with them tomorrow. They know I have the ability to win this election. They know I believe in the sanctity of life and as President I will do all that I can do to protect life."
(Excerpt) Read more at standardnewswire.com ...
I love your tag line.
We’ve heard from so many people who are making their first ever political donations to Fred. I think it’s a strong, positive sign. Thank you for investing in him and our future.
Fred Thompson picks up the endorsement of another of the old guard conservative lobbyist set.
Fred could win the nomination, the Presidency and single-handedly find and defeat all the Islamofascists...
and Fox News would still ignore him
I did donate to the Swift Boat Vets last year.. but this year marks my first year ever donating to a campaign.
I hope it doesn’t go for nothing.
not last year... in 04...
seems like yesterday...
Might be related to the fact that he is the only movement conservative who will be in the debates this weekend, don't you think?
Thanks for the info! I thought they had a regular primary where every registered voter gets to vote! These caucus procedures are wierd! GO FRED!
The Wyoming Caucus is tomorrow night by the way.”
Haven’t heard even a whisper of that in the media, and I live in Reno area.
Remember, in a caucus, every registered voter gets to vote, IF THEY SHOW UP!
Endorsements are a b!tch, "right"?
Although my glass isn't full, it's still half full and NOT half empty.
“I just donated $100 to Fred. This is the very first time ever I have made a political donation. I did it, because however small it is, if theres a chance it will make a difference, then it will be worth it.”
Great and good for you! I gave another $50 this morning to Fred, and will give more when I can. Every donation no matter how small still helps. GO FRED! Looking forward to the debate tomorrow night and then another one on Sunday! Fred will shine, I am sure! :)
But he did, didn’t he?
My Dad lives in Casper, and from what he has said to me, Romney has the most noticable support (save for Ron Paul) and he’s brought in the most money statewide.
He has said as well that Wyoming voters vote more “personality” than they do who has a D or R next to their name. By that, he means that Cowboy Staters can recognize a RINO a little better than, say, Iowa voters.
Maybe someone can convince Sen. Thompson that it would be a good idea to answer Bill O'Reilly's numerous requests to appear on his TV show.
Or, does Thompson not want his glass more than half full?
That's what won me over-- when he bitchslapped that smarmy schoolmarm moderator in Iowa.
Here ya go. Article on the Wy race.
Genuine as they come and you very hard to find a classier guy than Fred or Duncan Hunter.
Just saw this on Fred’s web site. Sorry to say I missed all of these appearances! Will have to look for the videos when they are available. Someone said Fred had a nice long interview with Wolf B. Anyone see them?
Here are three upcoming media appearances for Fred today:
Fred Thompson Live Interview on MSNBC with Norah ODonnell at 3:30 pm ET
Fred Thompson Live Interview on Fox News Your World with Neil Cavuto at 4:00 pm ET
Fred Thompson interview on CNNs The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer between 4-5 pm ET
Actually that is a legitmate question. What has Fred Thompson authored positively to protect the unborn in all 50 states? It’s a real question.
Did you even READ my post? You’re either missing something or you are purposely antagonistic and spreading disinformation. I sincerely hope it’s the former.
Didn’t see it the first time.
HOWEVER, he had a perfect pro-life voting records and spoke on the floor of the Senate and in committee regarding his pro-life positions. Two such examples below:
NOMINATION OF DAVID SATCHER, OF TENNESSEE, TO BE AN ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, AND SURGEON GENERAL OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE (Senate - February 10, 1998)
I have talked to him about this. I am a strong supporter of the ban on partial-birth abortions. I think there is no justification whatsoever for that onerous procedure. And, in response to questions on this issue, Dr. Satcher has said:
While I support the concept of a ban on late-term abortions, like the President I feel that if there are risks of severe health consequences for the mother then that decision should not be made by the Government, but by the woman in conjunction with her family and her physician.
Again, he supports the concept of a ban on late-term abortions but he believes there should be more thought given to the situation of severe health consequences for the mother. I understand what he is talking about.
Personally, I have concerns about that exception and its potential for abuse. Without getting into that whole debate again, I can simply say I disagree with the President’s position on that issue. However I have discussed this issue with Dr. Satcher and I have read what he has written in response to questions on this issue. I am satisfied he does not intend to use the position of Surgeon General to advocate or promote abortion in any way.
NOMINATION OF HENRY W. FOSTER, JR., TO BE MEDICAL DIRECTOR IN THE REGULAR CORPS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE AND TO BE SURGEON GENERAL OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE (Senate - June 21, 1995)
Mr. THOMPSON. Mr. President, today we are debating much more than the qualifications of Dr. Henry Foster. Few could argue he is not technically qualified. Furthermore, few, if any, would contest the fact that Henry Foster is a decent man who has worked hard and done much good in his lifetime.
I might also say, for my part I am not too caught up in these issues of credibility with regard to things that may or may not have happened a decade or more ago. I do not agree with my colleagues who say that you cannot trust this man. I hope the Members of this body are never judged by standards of consistency in other matters by which we judge some of these nominees.
However, Dr. Foster is caught up in something much bigger than himself and, therefore, so are the rest of us in this debate. Because of the way the President has used the office of Surgeon General and the appointments to it, we are now engaged in a heated national debate, one that I think is divisive and unnecessary. At a time when all of us, and especially the President, should be looking for ways to bring people together in this country, the President, by means of this appointment, has chosen instead to give a symbolic victory to one side in the abortion debate.
The President has taken the office of Surgeon General, a rather obscure office with no real authority whose purposes have traditionally been to simply promote mental and physical health, and raised it to the position of spokesperson with regard to sensitive moral and social issues. Then he has proceeded to appoint Dr. Elders to that position, one of the worst and most controversial appointments in recent years.
With that legacy, naturally the position has become one of great sensitivity to many of the American people. It is time for an appointment that will symbolize a return to matters of basic health care. It is time for an appointee who will command the attention and respect of the Nation with regard to these issues.
Instead, the President has made an `in-your-face’ appointment that was totally insensitive to the religious and moral beliefs of a large segment of the American people. One must assume the President knew the firestorm of divisiveness that this appointment would cause and that he simply assumed he would be the political winner in this national debate that would ensue, regardless of whether or not Dr. Henry Foster was confirmed.
That is not the proper use of the office of the Surgeon General and that is not the proper use of this nomination. Therefore, I choose not to endorse the President’s actions and I will not vote to confirm this nomination.
I would hope the balance of the debates are on substance. During the little face time FRED gets on TV are about rumors and stupid moderator’s questions. Ask FRED about the critical issues of our time and about the detailed proposals he has laid out. You notice no MSM outlet have attempted to rip them apart? That’s because they can’t and that is what has them all worried.
FRED will go up and up from here.
I feel a bit embarrassed by the well-meaning Christians who are blindly jumping on Huckabee’s wagon. It’s no different from the dopey women who vote for Hillary JUST BECAUSE SHE’S A WOMAN. No thought goes into the process, no analysis. Haven’t they learned anything by watching the most famous Christian ex-President, Jimmy Carter??
Two videos of the three you mentioned are on:
The Wolf B one is not there.
He is still an idiot. He has risen despite his idiotic bumbles because of a stupid ill-informed pubbie electorate, and the MSM pushing for him.
Searching the net, I've not found one Wyoming poll.
Anybody seen any?
I’ve also seen Fred’s so-called trophy wife on news channel interviews and she does very well. Other than Romney and Guilani, I haven’t seen any of the others even let their wives talk on air. The ladies should be major assets in the campaign and Fred sure doesn’t hide his.
Actually, I read after I posted to you, that there have not been any polls taken in Wyoming. Their caucus is rather wierd but word is that Fred and Romney are leading in Wyoming. Tomorrow we will see. Also read that Wyoming actually has more delegates than New Hampshire. GO FRED!
Anyone know if there will be live results from Wyoming as well?
Wyoming is a caucus state and not like any I’ve read about. But then I’m not that familiar with caucus operations. It does seem to me that their procedure is the height of good ol’ boy political back patting.
Tomorrows county conventions as I understand what little I’ve read are schedule to occur at various time throughout the day [some as early as 8am and others as late as 5pm]. The counties are aligned in pairs, one county electing the national convention delegate and the other electing the alternate with the delegate/alternate reversed for the next election cycle.. One county elects both. There will be selected 12 delegates and 12 alternates.
The county conventions taking place tomorrow are attended by three representatives from each precinct within that county which were selected some time back at the precinct event. In all total there will be some 980 people divided among the various county conventions that will make the selections.... The following link gives a little info about the process:
I may have misrepresented some of the process and if so I’m sure someone will correct it. In all I guess it works for Wyoming but I’d have to reserve judgement about it until I have a more indepth understanding. First glance to me looks like a lot of back scratching among the party regulars.
Thank you for the information. I appreciate your work in tracking that down.
Thank you for looking that up and posting it.
Thanks for the info.
Yes, this link says that Wyoming has 14 delegates and New Hampshire has 12.
I gues is John McCain was doing better in Wyoming we'd hear more about it.
Both these interviews were done today. Once anyone listens to Neil Cavutos interview with Fred they would see the real conservative! I dare anyone to listen to this video and then try to show how any other Republican candidate is MORE conservative than Fred Thompson! Fred Thompson is the man we need in the White House! GO FRED!
I’m always willing to share the good news about Fred.
Wonder if Mary Cheney’s been to Wyoming? Remember early on how she came out for Fred?
Also, I’d love to see someone like Ed Gillespie join Fred’s team. He needs a campaign manager who can shake things up a bit and get the mojo going a bit faster.
Other concerns about your candidate: globalism vs. American sovereignty and the related issue of a China with obvious military ambitions, positive work for immigration reform (like this), and campaign finance reform. I understand the enthusiasm for a candidate with a presence on the silver screen but do sense, in observing the evolution of opinion over the last eight months, that some have taken that fame and tried to mold a Fred in their own image. I pray that, if you are successful, you are not ultimately disappointed.
Please do not place me in the category of "basher" since I have striven for a reputation of respectfulness. Again, thank you for the information.
I cannot spend the time right now to enumerate Fred’s positions on each of the issues you listed, but I encourage you to visit www.Fred08.com and read “Fred on the issues”. That might give you a few answers.
In conclusion, I appreciate your candor and genuine engagement in civil discussion. It’s nice to be able to have an adult discussion occasionally, eh?
FRED THOMPSON is the ONLY true Conservative with a magnificent opportunity to WIN the White House for WE THE PEOPLE!
There’s a youtube video from 1994 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5a_Fpu_8KE that refutes any support for abortion - see number 30 for an explanation about the form.
The Senator does not believe in abortion, but sees a different approach to ending it - as coming from the States, after Roe v. Wade is overturned..
After Roe is overturned States will have to address abortion as they already do in the case of other cases of humans killing humans: decide between criminal and non-criminal. Neighboring States may have different definitions of First Degree murder and manslaughter. They have different laws about home defense and deaths and injuries from protecting life and property.
The States will have to consider those who hold firmly to the “rape and incest” exceptions and the cases where there is a risk to health, but not to life. They will have to satisfy the people who weren’t happy with South Dakota’s ban on abortion because it had these exceptions and allowed the morning after pill. They will also have to decide how to handle in vitro fertilization and the embryos created outside the body.
Sure, you’re trying to be “respectful” by denigrating our support for Thompson as “enthusiasm for a candidate with a presence on the silver screen.”
Mary Cheney doesn’t support FRed.
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From Senator Thompson’s senate website:
“(Senator Thompson does not) believe that the United States should cede any of our sovereign rights as a nation to multilateral institutions. At no time should international institutions be given the authority to tax American citizens, control U.S. soldiers outside our chain of command, prosecute Americans soldiers and citizens, or make laws governing the American people.
Senator Thompson believes our adherence to these principles and priorities will ensure that the United States remains free, strong, and prosperous — a beacon of hope and model for all, and the undisputed leader of the free world.
April 11, 2001
SENATOR THOMPSONS STATEMENT ON FUTURE OF U.S. RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA
Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) today issued the following statement regarding the future of the United States relationship with the Peoples Republic of China in light of their detention of 24 U.S. servicemen and women for 11 days:
Hopefully, this will cause us to step back and take a realistic look at our relationship with China in a way that should have been done before this incident.
Our policies in the past have led the Chinese to believe that we are so dependent on our trade relationship that there are no consequences for their bad behavior.
Clearly, there has to be consequences for their unlawful detaining of our crew and for such things as their continued proliferation activities. Their actions are making the world a more dangerous place.
And we have to look at our export policies. The Senate is going to be debating the Export Administration Act, which involves sensitive high tech equipment going to China. Thats going to be a contentious debate. Its about balancing trade and national security.
Senator Thompson believes that the United States has a unique role in the world given our economic prosperity, military power, and the strength of our principles, democratic ideals, and values. He believes the United States should be active in promoting the concepts of free trade and open markets, holding other countries responsible for their actions and affairs, yet acting firmly and clearly where our national interests and values are at stake.
As Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Thompson held more than a dozen hearings on important national security issues, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons) and missile technology and the relaxation of export controls and sensitive dual use items.
Last year, he introduced the China Nonproliferation Act, which confronts proliferation by key supplier countries like China and Russia to rogue nations like Iran, Iraq, and Libya. This is a dangerous problem that threatens our nations security and important interests. The bill requires an annual review of these countries proliferation activities, establishes clear standards, reasonable penalties, adequate presidential waivers, congressional oversight, and much-needed transparency.
In September, Thompson was successful in bringing the measure to the floor during the debate on Permanent Normal Trade Status for China. The debate on the Thompson amendment provided the Senator with a valuable opportunity to bring the proliferation issue to the forefront and highlight the problem for his colleagues and the nation. In the coming year, Thompson will continue his efforts to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Doubt it. Media is not interested in "fly-over country". And they're certainly not interested in anything that helps Fred.
Actually, I think that Fred is the only REALLY pro-life candidate. Huckabee has gotten involved in stem cell stuff.
What about "unsigned" don't you understand? Any staffer could have filled out the form and sent it in.
I do not denigrate you for supporting Fred Thompson, but do not hesitate to question him on some matters - just as I have with Romney, Huckabee, McCain, and (especially) Giuliani. Never, to my recollection, have I referred to those other men using derogatory names, and I went out of my way to acknowledge Giuliani's stellar post-9/11 leadership even though I oppose most of what he stands for.
It is my hope that you, likewise, would show respect for those with whom you disagree (e.g. calling them "gnats").
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