I pulled a couple of great quotes from Scott Brown’s victory speech. He’s saying the right kind of things:
“In health care, we need to start fresh, work together to do the job right…we can do better!”
I will work in the Senate to put government back on the side of people who create jobs, and the millions of people who need jobs. And remember, as Pres. John F. Kennedy stated, that starts with across-the-board tax cuts for businesses and families to create jobs, put more money in people’s pockets, and stimulate the economy. It’s that simple.”
“Our Constitution and laws exist to protect this nation. Let me make it very, very, very clear: they do not grant rights and privileges to enemies in wartime.”
“Our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop [terrorists], and not lawyers to defend them.”
Some Conservative commentators and pundits have expressed caution in regards to Scott Brown because he is so new to the political arena–we just don’t know that much about him. But if he continues with rhetoric like this, and if he can follow it up with the walk to match the talk, then I think we have a new hero in the GOP.
Arlen Specter’s leading opponent in the Democratic Primary in Pennsylvania has dropped out of the race, according to an AP story.
That puts Specter a little closer to earning the Democratic nomination for his seat in the next election, and facing the new Republican challenger, Pat Toomey. In an April 24th poll by USA Today, Toomey was leading Specter by 20%.
If the Democrats in Pennsylvania cannot field a candidate able to defeat Specter, Toomey will likely win the election.
Would any of this be happening if we repealed the 17th Amendment?
Chris Simcox, Founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, has announced his candidacy for US Senate, challenging John McCain for the seat McCain has held since 1987. McCain took a lot of heat during his run for the Presidency because of his pro-amnesty stance on immigration. His lukewarm support of immigration reform was viewed by some as a way to court Hispanic voters, but was seen by Conservative Republicans as a sell-out of American sovereignty for political gain and it, among other things, cost him the election.
The video below is Chris’s formal announcement. The Conservative Front wishes Chris well in his run for the Senate. Time to send the RINOs packing.
The efforts of the Founders in creating a system of government based upon checks and balances on power have suffered many attacks in the succeeding 215 years since the adoption of the Constitution. But none have been so effective at destroying what they sought to accomplish as the 17th Amendment.