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After antics of the latest GOP sell-outs Sarah Palin (who endorsed big government, tax and spend, social moderate, establishment candidate Terry Branstad in the Iowa Governor’s primary) and Mitch Daniels (who said we should put abortion and marriage in a closet until we deal with the economy) it is refreshing to see this statement by Governor Mike Huckabee called The Heartbreaking Truce.
Oh, and by the way, good luck in the 2012 Iowa Caucuses Sarah and Mitch because you are going to need it after these latest stunts.
I received an astonishing email today from a concerned friend who has been very influential in the fight to end the scourge of abortion.Apparently, a 2012 Republican presidential prospect in an interview with a reporter has made the suggestion that the next President should call for a “truce” on social issues like abortion and traditional marriage to focus on fiscal problems.In other words, stop fighting to end abortion and don’t make protecting traditional marriage a priority.Let me be clear though, the issue of life and traditional marriage are not bargaining chips nor are they political issues. They are moral issues. I didn’t get involved in politics just to lower taxes and cut spending though I believe in both and have done it as a Governor. But I want to stay true to the basic premises of our civilization.For those of us who have labored long and hard in the fight to educate the Democrats, voters, the media and even some Republicans on the importance of strong families, traditional marriage and life to our society, this is absolutely heartbreaking. And that one of our Republican “leaders” would suggest this truce, even more so. Governor Daniels is a personal friend and a terrific Governor, and I’m very disappointed that he would think that pro-life and pro-family activists would just lie down.Are you ready to stop fighting for traditional marriage? I cannot. I will not.Can you let the tragedy of abortion go unchecked while we get our financial house in order? I cannot. I will not.A strong leader doesn’t need to focus myopically on one or two issues – but a strong leader is willing to fight for and defend their principles while rising to meet new challenges and solve all of the existing systemic problems confronting us.