IS THERE A PRO-LIFE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE?
Yes, there is a pro-life candidate running for President. Unfortunately, he will not be found within the one-party charade we call the Democratic and Republican parties.
When it comes to the plight of America's unborn children, the outcome of the Bush/Kerry race is completely irrelevant. The legalized child-killing industry will continue to grind out another 3,600 abortion victims every day under either a President Bush or a President Kerry.
John Kerry has shown remarkable candor in revealing his radical pro-abortion views. He has forcefully and unapologetically defended his belief that the murder of millions of American children should continue. Kerry's Planned Parenthood rating of 100% is proof of his consistent support for the death agenda.  Hats off to him for following through on his promises. Shame on him for the horrendous death and destruction he has been a part of.
President Bush on the other hand, has given us nothing but lip service for the last three and a half years. He likes to talk in vague terms about his commitment to life, but other than signing a Partial Birth Abortion Ban that does not ban any abortions, along with a couple of other "feel good" bills, he has done very little to protect America's unborn.
The facts are undeniable. Since the day President Bush was sworn into office in January of 2001, over 4,000,000 (that's FOUR MILLION!) American children have died in the abortion holocaust.  The bills the President has signed into law have saved few, if any children.
Over a recent two-day period, the President gave us an unbelievable and bizarre glimpse into the mind of a man who would seem to have no idea what he believes about abortion - or is trying to play both sides of the issue.
At a campaign event last week, Bush stood arm in arm with Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter, a Republican whose pro-abortion fanaticism (75% rating) rivals that of John Kerry.  Before a crowd of 2,000 cheering supporters, Bush said of Specter,
What makes Bush's endorsement of Specter even more disturbing is that his Republican opponent, Congressman Pat Toomey, speaks openly of protecting the sanctity of life.  The hypocrisy of George Bush is no longer possible to ignore.
What George Bush did at the Specter rally sends a very clear message to anyone who is paying attention: If Bush is re-elected in November, he will continue doing next to nothing in the fight to end legalized child-killing in America.
Bush obviously knows he is in real pro-life trouble, because just two days after the Specter endorsement speech, he dispatched Dick Cheney to speak at a National Right to Life (National Right to Fundraise!) banquet. Before the spellbound NRTL audience, Cheney gave out the typical mealy-mouthed plea for votes, "Bush has been firm in his commitment to protecting the weakest members of our society.'' 
Oh, is that right? "Bush has been firm?" Does that explain how so many millions of the "weakest members of our society" have been killed on his watch? How Cheney could say something like that with a straight face is simply amazing.
Do you ever wonder what happens when these guys get back in the limo? You can just see them leaning over to one of their buddies, laughing nearly to tears saying, "They bought it again! Can you believe those idiots? How many times are we going to be able to get away with this?" Lot's of times, apparently.
There will be no Rep/Dem pro-life choice in this election. Because while there's a difference in the abortion rhetoric of John Kerry and George Bush, there is not a dimes worth of difference between them in their core abortion policies.
So let's not throw away our vote (again) on a man who, in spite of the enormous powers available to him, has done so little to protect the lives of the most vulnerable among us. It is time for us to quit playing politics and figure out whose side we are on. It is time for us to show President Bush the oval office door and give someone else a chance!
The good news is that there is a pro-life candidate running for President. His name is Michael Peroutka. You can check him out at www.peroutka2004.com. He has committed to get in the abortion fight the first day he is sworn into office. Here is what he says he will do:
"As President, I would do everything in my power to end the national disgrace of abortion. Starting with a formal acknowledgment of the person-hood of every child from the moment of conception - and the appointment of U.S. Attorneys, by recess appointment if necessary, who will enforce the Fifth Amendment requirement that no person be deprived of life without due process of law.
As President, I would advocate a total ban on all abortions and a total ban on any federal funding of abortions, here or abroad."
There is plenty a President could do to start a serious fight against abortion without violating either his oath of office or the constitutional separation of powers. Michael Peroutka has told us how he would do that.
It is time for us to elect a fighter rather than a talker. Let's do the right thing and elect Michael Peroutka for President.
© 2004 David Brownlow
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Dave Brownlow, an engineer, has been designing and selling industrial automation control systems since 1979. He lives in Clackamas OR with his wife Suzanne and their four children. Active in the pro-life movement and conservative politics for over 20 years, David ran for US Congress in the 3rd District of Oregon in 2002 on the Constitution Party ticket. He has announced his plans to run again in 2004. His Web-Site www.davebrownlow.com E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
"President Bush on the other hand, has given us nothing but lip service for the last three and a half years. ... other than signing a Partial Birth Abortion Ban that does not ban any abortions, along with a couple of other "feel good" bills, he has done very little to protect America's unborn."