Tonight I want to welcome you to the first Life of the Party U.S. Senate Candidate Forum. Similar to the Values Voters Presidential Debates of 2008, it is our un-hidden agenda, through this forum, to advance our cause in Washington State’s 2010 Senate Republican Contest. We want to know where the candidates stand and we want them to know... that we want to know. We believe this forum and our videos of it may be the primary vetting mechanism for this issue --for this office-- this year.
Since the landmark candidacy of Ronald Reagan changed the face of American Politics in 1980, when he unashamedly asserted the moral superiority of the pro-life position and resoundingly defeated Jimmy Carter in debate, the human rights of the preborn child have slowly advanced in the American conscience.
What was once belittled as a sectarian religious quirk of ultra-orthodox Catholics is now the majority opinion of Americans.
A strong majority of Americans believe abortion is morally wrong. Only a tiny minority believe it should be unrestricted by government… most of whom seem to actually be IN government, unfortunately.
The pro-life movement has sprung up like a giant field of wheat, awakening to the brilliant sun of the great plains of America’s heartland. The shining light of truth has slowly won the hearts and minds of our countrymen. But while those fields are white unto harvest, the political laborers have been few.
Though it has been embedded in the very foundation of our Republic, the Unalienable Right to Life, with which Americans, indeed, the whole human family has been endowed by our Creator, is treated like a shameful step-child by the political class.
While NOW, NARAL, and Planned Parenthood have dug their talons into the very heart of the Democratic Party, demanding and getting more and more radical legislation and more and more radical candidates, The Republican Party has