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    My Vice Presidential Acceptance Speech At The Constitution Party National Convention – Part One

    Published: Friday, July 9, 2004

    (This is an edited version of the acceptance speech I gave at the Constitution Party National Convention in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 26, 2004. The entire speech will soon be available on both cassette and DVD.)

    Part One

    The day that I received the phone call from Michael Peroutka asking me to be his running mate was one of the most shocking days of my life. Never in my wildest imagination did I anticipate such a call. I did not seek this position. I never saw it coming.

    Furthermore, to see and to experience the kind of people who are in this party is very, very intimidating to me. All I can say is that by God's grace, I am glad to be part of you.

    The Mess

    Previous to G.W. Bush's election in 2000, I wrote a column in which I promised to vigorously oppose any political party or any political candidate that compromised my deeply held convictions. I called that commentary, "My Line In The Sand." Dr. Jerry Falwell was so pleased with my column that he printed it in his National Liberty Journal and gave it his personal endorsement. In that column I specifically mentioned four issues that I refused to compromise.

    The first one was the issue of life. The second one was the issue of the homosexual agenda. The third was the issue of the Second Amendment. And the fourth was the issue of the New World Order. Since taking office, I am sad to say, Mr. Bush has crossed the line on every single issue.

    On the subject of abortion, Bush has publicly said he would not even attempt to reverse Roe v. Wade. He is lauded by many conservatives and Christians for signing the Partial Birth Abortion Bill. I would remind you however, that the Partial Birth Abortion Bill has not saved the life of one single unborn child!

    On the subject of abortion, Bush has publicly said he would not even attempt to reverse Roe v. Wade. He is lauded by many conservatives and Christians for signing the Partial Birth Abortion Bill. I would remind you however, that the Partial Birth Abortion Bill has not saved the life of one single unborn child!

    Back to the subject of abortion: since G.W. Bush has been President, over 4 million unborn babies have been killed in their mother's wombs. Ladies and Gentlemen, that is a lot to answer for.

    My second issue was the homosexual agenda. President Bush has done as much or more to advance the homosexual agenda as did his predecessor, Bill Clinton. He has appointed many open homosexuals to high public office, as I am sure most all of you know.

    Homosexuality by its very definition is fornication. Accordingly, in our military, in our law enforcement agencies, and in other high positions of trust, thorough background investigations are required as to the moral character and integrity of the applicant. I dare say that Bush's promotion of homosexuals to high public office not only violates the laws of decency and integrity, it also violates the laws of these United States of America.

    Furthermore, Bush has not reversed Clinton's "Don't Ask — Don't Tell" policy allowing sodomites to serve in our armed forces. In fact, come to think about it, I can't recall a single executive order that Bill Clinton made that Bush has overturned. However, he did make a point to reverse Ronald Reagan's policy to take America out of UNESCO and put us right back in. The truth is, both President Bush and John Kerry support civil unions for sodomites. My dear friends, regardless of rhetoric to the contrary, that is not a pro-family position.

    The next issue I addressed in that article some four years back was the issue of gun control or support for the Second Amendment. Though many Christians chose to ignore the announcement, President Bush publicly and very strongly came out in support for Clinton's 1994 gun ban. If the National Rifle Association had any guts, they would withdraw their support from G.W. Bush and they would support the only pro-Second Amendment candidate in this race, and that is Michael Anthony Peroutka.

    The last issue I addressed in that article was the New World Order. As you know, President Bush supports NAFTA, GATT, the WTO, the World Bank, IMF, etc., and now is the chief promoter of the newest version of the New World Order, the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), which will expand NAFTA from Mexico to such countries as Bolivia, Peru, and the like.

    Bush supports giving millions of illegal aliens amnesty, and strongly supports the United Nations. In fact, in a speech before the U.N. back in September of 2003, President Bush told the American people, and the world, why we invaded Iraq.

    I've heard a lot of speculation from people as to what was the real reason President Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq. However, President Bush told us when he appeared before the U.N. why we invaded Iraq, and he said in that speech that we invaded Iraq "to defend the peace and credibility of the United Nations." Mr. President, the U.N. has no credibility worth defending!

    If Michael Peroutka is elected President of these United States, not only will the United Nations not receive our financial support, it will be looking for a new address, and I might add, it will not have a U.S. postmark!

    Furthermore, just this week since we have assembled in this conference, the Bush administration dropped its objection to U. S. troops being bound to the authority and the jurisdiction of a newly created International Criminal Court.

    Add to these things the fact that G. W. Bush and the Republican controlled Congress have out spent every President and Congress since Lyndon Johnson. LBJ gave us "The Great Society." I submit that G.W. Bush has given us "The Great Sellout."

    The major reason for this continued departure from good government is nothing more than the fact that neither major party has any intention of obeying the U.S. Constitution. Accordingly, neither major party in Washington, D.C., deserves the support of any freedom loving, honest American citizen!

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