For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Friday, January 11, 2008

Fred Thompson Gets An Important Endorsement

Human Events, a paper (and website) considered to be a favorite of Ronald Reagan, has this morning endorsed former Senator Fred Dalton Thompson for President. The editors, in spelling out their opinions of each of the candidates strengths and weaknesses, consider Fred Thompson to be the only consistently conservative candidate and therefore the only logical choice to support in the primary. Here is an excerpt:

We begin by recalling the profound words of Ronald Reagan at the Conservative Political Action Conference Feb. 15, 1975: “A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency or simply to swell its numbers.” We believed that then, and we believe it now. The issue for us -- and for the conservative community -- boils down to which of the candidates is most representative of the fundamental conservative principles we believe in. The answer is Fred Thompson.

Here is another:

On the issues that matter most to conservatives, Sen. Thompson’s positions benefit from their clarity. He is solidly pro-life. He said that he was in favor overturning Roe v. Wade because it was “bad law and bad medical science.” As the National Right to Life Committee said in its endorsement of him Nov. 13, 2007, “The majority of this country is opposed to the vast majority of abortions, and Fred Thompson has shown in his consistent pro-life voting record in the U.S. Senate that he is part of the pro-life majority.”

Frankly I could not agree more.

South Carolina is a make or break state for Fred. He is pulling out all the stops and giving it his all. Win or lose it will be a very interesting and sometimes entertaining race to the January 19th finish line. And then on to Florida, God willing.