But i didnt understand clearly why some HUNTERs supporters claim that Fred THOMSON is NOT a conservative. I didnt find their arguments! Probably they have no arguments....
In 1997 Fred Thompson voted to revoke Chinas Most Favored Nation (MFN) trade status (S.Amdt. 890 to S. 955), then turned around in 1999 after even more Chinese malfeasance was uncovered, some by Mr. Thompson himself and voted in favor of MFN (S.J.Res. 27). Then, during the 2000 debate to give Bill Clinton his coveted Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) for the chicoms, Fred teamed with Robert Toricelli to put in a poison pill amendment (S.Amdt 4132 to HR 4444), tying trade to a series of weapons non proliferation standards. Despite the Jesse Helms-like posture and the subsequent failure of his amendment, Fred ended up voting for PNTR, amendment free, handing Clinton a huge victory at the expense of our national security.
He voted to grant amnesty to close to one million illegal aliens from Nicaragua and Cuba in 1997 by giving legal status for those who had lived in the United States illegally since 1995, along with their spouses and minor unmarried children.
He voted against the Simpson Amendment to S.1664 that was in favor of a chain migration system that has been the primary reason for annual immigration levels snowballing from less than 300,000 in 1965 to around a million. Sen. Thompson supported provisions that allow immigrants to send for their adult relatives. Then each of those relatives can send for their and their spouses adult relatives, creating a never-ending and ever-growing chain. The bi-partisan Barbara Jordan Commission recommended doing away with the adult relative categories (begun only in the 1950s) in order to lessen wage depression among lower-paid American workers.
Before the Senate passed the H-1B doubling bill (S.1723), Sen. Thompson had an opportunity to vote for a measure requiring U.S. firms to check a box on a form attesting that they had first sought an American worker for the job. Sen. Thompson voted against that, joining those who said the requirement would give government too much authority over corporations right to hire whomever they please from whatever country.
Thompson supported Roe vs. Wade in the 90s. Thompson said he supports the Supreme Courts Roe vs. Wade decision that established a constitutional right to abortion. Source: the Memphis Commercial Appeal on July 29, 1993 page B1.
In an October 21, 1994 article, The Washington Post reported that both Thompson and his Democratic opponent in the 1994 Senate race, then-Rep. Jim Cooper, believe in legal abortion.
Thompson spoke on the Senate floor on April 23, 2002 in support legislation that stated global warming was due to human intervention. Per Title X:
SEC. 1001. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON GLOBAL WARMING.
(a) FINDINGS. The Congress makes the following findings:
(1) Evidence continues to build that increases in atmospheric concentrations of man-made greenhouse gases are contributing to global climate change.
posted on 01/07/2008 7:02:18 AM PST
(Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
Just 2 points when ni am not american but an european(french) “conservative”.
1/Illegal alliens FROM CUBA and NICARAGUA in 1997 were not the same illegal aliens you have today...Seems that Fred was right on that point
2/About the right for abortion.As christian myself(catholic education)i don’t think one can completly ban abortion shamefully.The first big job would be on education and the fight against moral relativism...
posted on 01/07/2008 7:30:12 AM PST
(fides quaerans intellectum)
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