Saturday, January 19, 2008

Congressman Duncan Hunter returns to San Diego tonight


CONTACT: Gary Becks (619) 334-1655, garybecks@yahoo.comSan Diego, Calif.

We started this campaign a year ago right here, in San Diego Harbor, against the backdrop of American Naval power. We launched a campaign emphasizing a strong national defense, enforceable borders and restoring the industrial base of America.

Today we end this campaign. The Nevada caucuses reflecting only 2% of the vote for me. I ran the campaign exactly the way I wanted to, and at this point not being able to gain traction in conservative states of Nevada and South Carolina, it’s time to allow our volunteers and supporters to focus on the campaigns that remain viable.It’s time for me to gear up for 2008’s defense bill that will be put together over the coming weeks. There is work to be done in the areas of troop protection and new capabilities to be deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. And over the horizon, the emergence of Communist China as a military super power will require a new emphasis on U.S. capabilities in undersea warfare, space, and long range air-power.

The best way to maintain a new era of peace is for the U.S. to remain strong. Over the coming year I will endeavor to help craft a defense bill that meets the new security challenges.
Since our campaign began over 200,000 additional manufacturing jobs have been lost. 1.8 million jobs have left the U.S. for China. This fracturing of the U.S. industrial base is a long term threat to America. I hope that the remaining candidates will recognize it and address it. As the senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, I will seek to address it.

Only hours ago a border patrolman was killed in the California Desert. This tragedy emphasizes more than ever the compelling case for the completion of the border fence. Since I wrote the bill that mandates 854 miles of double border fence only a few miles have been constructed. Over the next year in Congress I will do everything in my power to get that fence built.

Finally, for Lynn and me, the campaign over the last year has shown us this: America is a wonderful country. Our people have great character and goodness, and the meeting of new friends has enriched our lives.

The failure of our campaign to gain traction is mine and mine alone. But we have driven the issues of national security, the border fence, the emergence of China and the need to reverse bad trade policy. Because of that, this campaign has been very worthwhile, and for the Hunter family, a lot of fun.

To our friends and supporters and volunteers: many thanks. And now it’s time for me to focus on developing a 2008 defense bill that serves our troops and our nation.Thanks, and God Bless America.

Duncan Hunter

I want to thank all people who have read this blog over the past few months. I appreciate it. I enjoyed doing it, and I have no regrets. Some may argue that I ultimately wasted my time and efforts, but I don't believe that at all. You never, ever have to regret standing up for what is right. Standing up for God, country, and family are what I believe to be of importance in life. I found a man running for the highest office in the land who wanted the same thing. Like Duncan Hunter has said, you get a chance. It was a hard ride, but I'd do it again in a heart beat for a man like Duncan Hunter. There isn't another candidate I can stand behind 100%, but I will likely support Duncan Hunter's endorsement. I will post that here for all of you. My only two choices at this point are Romney and Huckabee. So, thanks again. I may start another blog for the GOP Nominee in Ohio, depending on who he is. Let's pray for the sake of America that we have not seen the end of Duncan Hunter. A man with his ability should be given a VP or cabinet position in the next Presidency. If a Democrat ultimately wins this year, I pray with all my heart that Duncan Hunter will run again in 2012, where, the good Lord willing I'm still here, I will support him again. God bless you all!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Duncan Hunter, John McCain or Mike Huckabee?

If your best honesty is to see Jesus Christ as He really is as a stumbling block and traitor to your idealized system of government or your supposed mandatory compromise with others who are openly hostile to Jesus Christ, then this is not for you.


Beyond the well understood manipulations of the press on candidates as making of politics almost solely an emotional manipulation of the fallen heart is the reality of leadership God accomplishes through those whom He wishes.

The press and the manipulators in front and behind them have sought this election cycle as part of yet another social experiment on the American people to put presidential candidates in a box of ( false..) Christianity as a go, no-go scenario simply to move on to what they wish to manipulate: the economy, the war, more social experimentation..everything else. In their minds, having gotten over a Christian nation’s weird fixation on Jesus Christ, now we can get on with the really important things like denying Jesus Christ “in government” and “in public”, yet “holding vehemently” to “private views” ( as loosely defined “foundations”/”ideal models of behavior” per the lie of free will ) as a supposed indicator of superior personal character that qualifies one for “leadership” and they are simple “facilitators” in that “process”.


Hunter Gets Yet Another Key Endorsement!

Congressman JD Hayworth, author of Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security and the War on Terror endorses Hunter!

Help make Congressman Hayworth's endorsement count!

Hayworth bucks the milquetoast trend of the GOP party-establishment to marginalize the immigration issue and tuck it out of the way of the current crop of amnesty candidates.

Instead, he's voting for the last remaining border security hawk in the race: Duncan Hunter.

Congressman Hayworth writes:

"To base a primary vote on 'electability' instead of ideas and principles seems to me a reduction of your rights via rationalization.

No one will ever completely agree with every position that a candidate takes…as Sharon put it, 'there is no perfect candidate,' but I believe my vote should go to the candidate who comes closest to espousing the philosophy I share.

That brings me back to Duncan Hunter.

No, he won't be on the stage tonight in the South Carolina GOP Debate, and his name appears nowhere near the top of the polls…but he supported tax cuts, did a masterful job as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and stands for 'enforcement first' on illegal immigration.

That's why he'll get my vote and my support for as long as he is in it…even if he doesn't win it!"

As we all know, other candidates are getting credit for the positions they've taken that are identical to Duncan Hunter's.

Huckabee is the "man of faith".

Giuliani is the "anti-terrorism" candidate, by virtue of his high profile on 9/11.

Romney is the guy who can handle finances.

Fred is the Second Amendment champion.

But, Duncan Hunter is all of those and more!

So we've started asking a simple question to people we meet who say they're supporting one of these men.

"Where do your core beliefs come from?"

"Do the things you're passionate about, the things that are important to you, come from what's popular, or do they come from what is right?"

We don't wait for an answer. Those questions deserve to be asked and answered in the privacy of each man and woman's heart.

We're not supporting Duncan Hunter because he's the front-runner in
the race.

We're not supporting him because of how well he polls.

We're not supporting him because he's this week's media darling.

We're supporting him because he is right!

Help us help the right man for the job!

He's right on every issue we hold dear. If we're honest with ourselves, and if we think it's important to elect the right person this November, we need to ask ourselves and those around us: "Where do our core beliefs come from?"

The answer we come up with leads us to one candidate only. The complete conservative: Duncan Hunter.

Join us in our fight for what's right! Join the team of principles and true American values.

Duncan Hunter is still in the fight and refused to give up!

Help us make his commitment count!

Hunter for President,Inc.
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Soldiers for Duncan Hunter

Proverbs 27:2 Let another praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Here is a post from Chuck Winn, U. S. Army retired on Duncan Hunter. He’s on staff with the Hunter campaign. God through Duncan Hunter has done more for this country’s security, economy, military and children than many, the whole while not tooting his own horn. Others speak on his behalf for those with ears to hear. Soldier’s who have served understand the necessity of the grace of God as military and political experience.

Dear Fellow Believers,

At one time or another we have collaborated on issues protecting the traditional family, the unborn, or our Nation’s security. As a career professional soldier who served in uniform for 32 years, in ranks from Private to full Colonel; and a believer who accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in 1984, please allow me to share my perspective on this year’s Presidential candidates.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Hutchison on defensive over border fence amendment

As you know, I have posted since the beginning of this blog about the law Duncan Hunter had passed to expand the border fence across the Southern border. He cmapaigned on it, and he encouraged the Bush Administration to get to work on building it. Then, in December, I posted that Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson slipped an amendment into the defense bill to gut the border fence. It passed in both houses and was signed. Duncan Hunter voted for the defeense bill in order to support our troops, but the fence has been gutted.

WASHINGTON — In an uncharacteristic display of public frustration with party colleagues, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on Friday sharply criticized two Republican congressmen who had accused her of a stealth effort to derail the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Conservative blogs and pundits have attacked Hutchison ever since Reps. Peter King of New York and Duncan Hunter of California accused the Texas Republican of essentially repealing Congress' mandate to build 700 miles of fencing. "This was a midnight massacre," King said of an amendment Hutchison shepherded into law last month. "It was absolutely disgraceful."

After being labeled "Panderer to the Criminal Invader" and called a traitor to border security, Hutchison fought back Friday. "There is misinformation, and I think the congressmen who should know better exactly what has happened have been a little loose with the facts," she said in an interview.


Open Letter to the South Carolina GOP – Duncan Hunter is the Only Choice

Note this was written the day after the South Carolina debate last week, which Duncan Hunter was sadly excluded from. This is applicable to all states voting in reality, especially Michigan, as Michigan is voting today. There are comparisons to McCain, Huckabee, Thompson, Romney, and Giuliani.

Alexander J. Madison – January 11, 2007

Dear South Carolinians,

Your state has the opportunity to help shape the election at this historic time in our nation’s history. In fact, you have the opportunity to turn it on its head, for the sake of our shared conservative principles. This year, after many years without the option, South Carolina has a chance to select a rock-ribbed conservative Reaganite in the primary. His name is not McCain, Romney, Thompson or Huckabee. It is Duncan Hunter. And he deserves the support of every serious conservative. Allow me to explain why.

Duncan Hunter represents the Reagan wing of the party. While every candidate likes to bandy about the name of Ronald Reagan, there was one man that stood shoulder to shoulder with Reagan during his monumental presidency. Congressman Duncan Hunter was Reagan’s right hand man in the House. Hunter helped push through the record setting tax cuts, rebuild our demoralized military, fight the communists with unparalleled fervor and confidence, and attack the federal leviathan. None other than a hawkish Jack Kemp credits Hunter with being the guy who strong-armed SDI (also known as Star Wars and missile defense) through congress. Reagan also chose Hunter to lead the delegation to Europe to bring them on board with SDI. And no one was more instrumental than Duncan Hunter in helping Reagan beat back the communist infiltration into Central America.

In addition, one of Reagan’s campaign promises was to attempt to restore the constitutional right to prayer in schools, which the courts had stripped away. Though he failed in his attempts, Hunter led the campaign on this as well, and continues to support overturning this blatant unconstitutionalism. Hunter also formed the Conservative Opportunity Society with Vin Webber and Newt Gingrich in the 1980s to recruit fellow staunch conservatives to run for office to displace RINOs and democrats, leading up to the 1994 GOP sweep.


Presidential candidate visits Thumb

CARO — The flurry of campaigning by Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday's primary ballot hit home Thursday as Duncan Hunter made a stop in Caro during the annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Brentwood in Caro.

The dinner, comprised of more than 100 Huron and Tuscola Republicans, featured the Republican presidential candidate as well as Josh Romney, son of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Hunter is a congressman of 26 years, representing the state of California in the U.S. House of Representatives. A Vietnam Veteran serving in the 173rd Airborne and 75th Army Rangers, Hunter formerly chaired the House Armed Services Committee.