Skip to comments.Alan Keyes issues formal endorsement of Tom McClintock
Posted on 10/03/2003 10:58:27 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
On Thursday, Oct. 2, Alan Keyes issued the following endorsement of Sen. Tom McClintock in California's recall election:
Next Tuesday's recall election has been forced upon a corrupt politician by you, a people that has awakened to its responsibility and right to reclaim self-government. On October 7th, you have the chance to repudiate the corrupt and unprincipled governor and the elite that has brought the state to the brink of disaster.
It would be tragic if the choice of his successor were itself corrupted by the same unprincipled forces that have made the recall necessary.
The alternative to Gray Davis is neither his incompetent heir apparent, nor an unprincipled millionaire celebrity who has exploited your serious efforts by purchasing a brief moment of superficial political prominence. This is not Arnold Schwarzenegger's moment; it is yours.
It is your moment to reassert the dignity of citizenship, and the capacity of a free people to answer its call in an hour of judgment.
Senator Tom McClintock, the candidate your political bosses don't want you to consider, has embodied throughout his political life the dignity and seriousness of the citizen vocation.
He is acknowledged by friend and foe alike to be the people's champion of fiscal responsibility in the California State Senate. He has foreseen and warned against the crisis we now face for over a decade. His knowledge and experience in issues of state finance are unmatched -- and make him the only candidate qualified to face this crisis.
Tom McClintock's principled and consistent stands on the other issues of permanent concern to this free people are well known. He is a generous and wise defender of the idea of citizenship, of equality before the law without regard for race, of private property rights and free enterprise, of the right and duty of responsible citizens to keep and bear arms.
He has been a constant defender of the marriage-based, two-parent family, of educational liberty, and of the crucial connection between moral character and liberty.
Above all, he has consistently grounded his policy judgments in the undying principles of the Declaration of Independence. Unlike either of his opponents, he is a champion of all the inalienable rights of man, including the most fundamental -- the right to life.
Senator McClintock knows that these principles were the source of California's greatness. Under his leadership, they can be so again.
Your would-be masters are convinced that you will not cast your ballot for the restoration of the substance of California's greatness, but can be stampeded into voting for a brutal simulation of leadership.
They are betting that you have permanently lost the hope for justice that is the first duty of the citizen, and will settle for the lesser of two evils.
Senator Tom McClintock has answered the statesman's call of duty for his entire public life, preparing himself to serve us in just such a moment. Now it is your turn to answer the citizen's call of duty.
I urge the good and responsible people of California to honor your long history of rugged individualism, and fulfill your promise of true national leadership, by electing Tom McClintock Governor.
One thing I can thank Arnold for is exposing the rank hypocrisy of the so called conservative frauds on FR. I never realized how many Clinton bashers were strictly doing it for political purposes, having nothing to do with that phony "character counts" slogan, they repeated like bleating sheep for months on in. President Clinton, on behalf of all the phonies on FR, I apologize for all the absurd attacks on your character, and ask you to forgive the Freeple here.
OK, since Keyes never garnered any serious or even minimal amount of votes or public support, the very thought of him endorsing a candidate that cannot garner any serious or even minimal amount of votes or public support is surreal. It is like a scene from a Luis Bunuel film. Pure absurdism.
I lean towards the Republican Libertarian side. I have a great congressman in AZ, Jeff Flake, a damn good man. Hopefully after his next term when he steps down voluntarily because of term limits (which no other AZ congressman had the balls to follow, except his predecessor) he will run for Governor here.
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