by user Jaxhawk
   Please pray for our Patriot Armed Forces standing in harm’s way around the world, and for their families, especially those of our fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, who have died in defense of American liberty while prosecuting the war with Jihadists. A man who believes burning our American flag should be a crime. Believes that abortion should be regulated by each individual state, and not the Federal government.
Voted yes on article two of the impeachment of then President Clinton(obstruction of justice) for good reason, but voted no on article one (perjury).
This is my pick for the Republican nomination for President. I have included for some blogs that I contribute to, a picture of the information one needs to become a backer of Fred Thompson even before his July 4th public announcement.
This giant of a man, at 6'6", is also a great American an has shown us how a National politician should act. He was elected two times and when his eight years were up he went back to the private sector.
This is how I believe the framers of our Constitution meant it to be. Not get elected and then spend half your time trying to get re-elected so you can make it a career! AKA Senator Byrd of West Virginia and too many others.
Mr. Thompson was part of the Senate Watergate Committee as co-chairman, and to show he was a "Law and Order" man he also tried to investigate the Clinton/Gore Campaign Finance contributions from China. But the Fifth Amendment was invoked so many times by Clinton staff members that the investigation stalled.
While in the Senate, Thompson served as the chairman of the Committee on Governmental Affairs from 1997 to 2001 and January 20 to June 6, 2001. The committee conducted investigations into allegations that China attempted to influence American politics prior to the 1996 elections (See: campaign finance scandal).
During 1997, Thompson was "...largely stymied" during his 1997 U.S. Senate investigations of both Clinton-Gore and GOP campaign fund-raising activities, more particularly with witnesses for the Thompson investigations declining to testify, claiming the right not to incriminate themselves or simply leaving the United States' jurisdiction. See Wikipedia.com for more details.
Prior to his coming to Washington, to fill the Senate seat of Al Gore, when Clinton/Gore were elected in 1994.Mr. Thompson lead the investigation which toppled then Governor Ray Blanton for selling prison pardons in 1977.
This man,born in the Great State of Alabama, migrated to Tennessee when he went to Vanderbilt's Law School. He stay and was elected twice to the Senate of the U.S. as a Conservative Federalist.
The other candidates running for the Republican nomination are "RINOS" compared with Mr. Thompson. He is a forceful presence and would make a great President!