Since there was some question about the war plank, although I think it was certainly to the point on our present situation, I would add that:
Wars should only be fought if we are attacked, or to defend ourselves, or to preempt a dangerous threat that could be devastating if it isn’t headed off before it can hit us. Or, to put it more briefly, wars should only be fought in the national interest.
That would include Reagan’s war against Grenada, but it would eliminate Clinton’s war in Haiti. It would certainly not justify the war in Yugoslavia, where clinton fought on the wrong side, against our national interests.
It would justify the First Gulf War, and (IMHO) the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq, both necessary to the war against Islamic terrorists, who have been attacking our country for decades.
It would not have justified sending forces into Mogadishu, which we did only for bleeding heart liberal reasons. But it would also not have justified clinton’s failure to properly back the forces once they were there, and his cowardly retreat in the face of the enemy. In other words, we had no national interest in going there, but we certainly had no national interest in bugging out and showing the world that we were cowards—one of the reasons for 9/11.
The pro-life plank is basic. You can make an argument that the basic inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is in what amounts to a preamble to the constitution—the Declaration of Independence. Or you can argue that the right to life is in the constitution itself. But, the strict constructionist judges differ on that point. It CERTAINLY is true that THERE WAS NO CONSTITUIONAL RIGHT TO AN ABORTION in the constitution or its “penumbra.” Roe v. Wade was exceedingly bad practice, and should be reversed, because it encouraged SCOTUS to go powermad and pass a whole series of equally bogus decisions. In other words, it not only violated the most basic freedom of all—the right to life—but it was the worst instance of tyrannical judicial activism ever, and it has encouraged justices everywhere to do the same.
It must be reversed.
Yes, and never allowed to be brought into the political arena again.
But, I guarantee you that Hllbilly as POTUS won't provide a justice to replace the ACLU's mouthpiece who would even consider the thought.