Arnold claims to be a Catholic, but he defies
Church teaching in personal and political terms. Office holders
according to the Pope are to oppose abortion and promote pro-life
policies. The Church also opposes homosexual practices and
lifestyle. Arnold does not agree. He supports them. He will
let your children be indoctrinated in these beliefs. He will
not oppose the undermining of traditional marriage.
Arnold does not have a plan. Instead he
says that he will come up with a program in 100 days! Tom
McClintock has a plan today. It looks workable. He has the
20 years of experience and an unassailable record of principle
to make us confident that he will carry it through. Tom has
announced plans to reduce taxes, save bundles of money by
challenging ruinous and conflict of interest ridden oil contracts,
eliminate redundant programs, curtail waste, and greatly reduce
the regulatory burden and the Workers Compensation burden
on business, thus increasing revenues, all without raising
taxes or borrowing money more than briefly.
Arnold’s primary advisors are the
Wilson team that gave us the Energy Crisis in the first place
by not vetoing it when Wilson was Governor. Wilson is the
one who called Republican conservatives irrelevant in profane
terms. Under Schwarzenegger they probably will also be irrelevant.
I would like to be wrong, but that is the likelihood. The
way I’ve heard it put is that “Arnold is just
Wilson on steroids.”
If Arnold wins, it will be bad for the Republican
Party. Why is that? The main task of California conservatives
after his election will be to oppose unsavory social legislation
at the State level. Also, Arnold is a Big Government Republican.
A strong defense, smaller government, and profamily legislation
are the three big reasons I am a Republican.
like Arnold, I only have one issue in common, a strong defense.
With the Libertarians I also have one issue in common, a smaller
government. With some patriotic Democrats I have a strong
defense in common, such as Joe Lieberman, but with the rest
I have nothing in common. I certainly have nothing in common
with the Peace and Freedom Party, the Natural Law Party or
the Green Party. The Reform Party is too nebulous and unstable
to deserve consideration. See my remarks on the American Independent
Party for my take on it.
Christian Conservatives and Devout
Catholics, Vote Your Conscience!—Cont.
But Tom McClintock is staying firm—which
should be no surprise! He is in the race to the finish and
he still strongly supports the Recall. I suggest that his
supporters follow his lead!
Here is the moral argument. Tom
will fight injustice both economic and social. That is, he
will oppose the economic injustice of socialism and the social
injustice of liberal indoctrination in the public schools
and the undermining of the will of the people in preserving
marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Vote to punish Gray Davis for his
dereliction of duty and corrupt politics as usual and send
a warning to the political class that we will not allow their
misrule to continue! You will find them much more receptive
on every issue, social issues included, if the recall succeeds,
If it fails, then they will be even more justifiably contemptuous
of You the People than they are today.
The recall would
have a much better chance of succeeding (and Arnold’s
chances would in fact be much better) if the polls indicated
a closer race between Tom and Arnold. Why is that? Simply
because without hope of their favorite candidate winning,
those who are not enthusiastic about the alternative may stay
home and those fearful of the alternative may vote in sufficient
numbers against the recall to defeat it.
The new Schwarzenegger voter will
just stay home, and some large fraction of McClintock supporters
will probably vote against the Recall for fear that Schwarzenegger
Tom is the only major candidate who is pro-life.
He is the only major candidate who is in favor of your Second
Amendment right to self-protection ‘secured’ by
that much disregarded provision of the Constitution.
He opposes driver’s licenses for illegal
aliens and favors the CRA’s initiative to repeal this
dangerous and unpatriotic legislation. He is in favor of Proposition
54, making the State Government officially color blind.
He is the only major candidate who is truly
in favor of the Constitution. The next most major candidate
with this position is the nominee of the American Independent
Party, Diane Beall Templin.
He is the overwhelming choice of Californians
in every poll that asks the question as best qualified to
run California’s affairs! Vote your conscience. Vote
for prosperity. Vote for Liberty!