Skip to comments.Christoper Miles: Why I'm Voting for Rudy Guiliani
Posted on 04/07/2007 2:30:04 PM PDT by meg88
Rudy Giuliani is the best presidential candidate.
On Thursday, April 5, there were two articles in the opinion section that led me to this conclusion. One was "Rudy would kill pro-life movement" written by Doug Patton and the other, "A New Yorker Remembers Rudy" written by Ted Rall.
Patton represents the religious right movement that has taken over the Republican Party. Within his article, he even commends Rudy Giuliani as a candidate. However he is ready to jettison a candidate on one issue only. Patton equates conservatism to pro-life. I would say that anyone who wants to have government tell others how to live by their religious standards is not conservative at all.
From Rudy's website: "Rudy Giuliani supports reasonable restrictions on abortion such as parental notification with a judicial bypass and a ban on partial birth abortion -- except when the life of the mother is at stake. He's proud that adoptions increased 66 percent while abortions decreased over 16 percent in New York City when he was mayor. But Rudy understands that this is a deeply personal moral dilemma, and people of good conscience can disagree respectfully. Ultimately he believes that it is a decision between a woman, her doctor, her family and her God.
Ted Rall is as far left as you can get. His article is spent on Rudy Giuliani's performance during and after 9/11 and his personality. He also chastises him for running off panhandlers. It is his opinion. He never mentions performance in other areas such as when Rudy restored fiscal discipline by controlling spending and cutting wasteful programs. He cut the size of city-funded government bureaucracy by nearly 20 percent -- excluding the number of cops on the street and teachers in the classroom.
He cut taxes 23 times in New York and turned a $2.3 billion budget deficit into a multi-billion dollar surplus, while balancing the city's budget. He put more cops on the street and more criminals in jail. He cut crime in half and reduced murders by two-thirds during his time as mayor. He accomplished this as a Republican mayor with a Democratic city council. Could a "self sabotaging, thin skinned bully" deliver these results?
The extreme right and left in politics dislike him as a candidate. To me, this is the best reason to vote for him.
No barf alert?
Why I’m not voting for Rudy: I’m a conservative!!
Why would Christopher Miles waste a perfectly good vote on a liberal like Guiliani? Has Chrissy been smokin’ dope?
“I would say that anyone who wants to have government tell others how to live by their religious standards is not conservative at all.”
For many opposition to abortion isn’t based on religious precepts. Its due to the simple fact that the act is the destruction of life. And life is viewed under conservatism, IMHO, as a primary object worth defending and protecting. Whether or not its the job of the Federal govt or the state is another story but the point stands. The idiot author of this piece is simply trying to shelve the abortion issue by tying opposition to abortion to the GOP religious busybodies. Yes they exist and are just as disgusting as the leftwing varient. But sorry, nice try - no dice.
Nothing to see here, just another RINO whine.
He's basing his decision on Ted Rall???
I don’t see anyone writing letters to the editor supporting other candidates...
He's wrong, a woman DOES NOT have a right to choose to kill her unborn baby no matter what the lawyers say.
He will not get the nomination based on that alone.
Post #8 well said! Being pro-life has nothing to do with “interfering” with other people’s rights. Humans believe that life should be protected since the dawn of time. The author uses a big strawman here.
That's because we know what our candidates stand for and they're confident in their beliefs and in own skin. Compare Rudy's schizo statements with that of a Hunter, who's grounded in his beliefs without regard to public opinion polls or MSM hit pieces. If you've got to shill for someone who's supposedly leading the polls, especially this early in the race, then that said candidate is in trouble.
This guy must not like his second amendment rights.
Translation: Voters with moral values will not be welcome in Giuliani's GOP.
“However he is ready to jettison a candidate on one issue only. Patton equates conservatism to pro-life.”
Giuliani would fund abortions with taxpayer money, which is a socialist plan, not a conservative plan. And it’s not just “one issue”. Giuliani is a champion of gay rights and same-sex “unions”; he marched in a Gay Pride parade in NYC. He wants national gun laws and national registration of all guns, has supported Bloomberg’s anti-gun position, and supported the Clintonista Gun Ban of 1994. He would violate the Second Amendment with unconstitutional laws. Giuliani has said, “most of Bill Clinton’s policies are very similar to mine”. Giuliani can’t be trusted anymore than McCain.
It’s news to me that you’re not a conservative if you have objections to murder.
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