John Hostettler for Senate
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This is one reason I have not inserted my opinion pieces for a while.
I consider john McCain to be the most pivotal figure in America right now. Here’s why:
Recently, American patriots and Tea Partiers revelled in the fact that they managed to elect a Republican in MA to fill Kennedy’s seat. They cheered before the fat lady sang. They were thinking they had thwarted the “system.” Nothing could be further from the truth.
While serving in the MA state legislature, Scott Brown, the “Republican” they elected, had had the bad habit of voting with the Democrats about 90% of the time.
So what we got was another RINO, to help provide cover for the Democrats. That’s all. Hardly anything to crow about, particularly when you look at Arlen Specter and realize how close a RINO is to a Democrat.
That is why John McCain is pivotal. IF conservatives in Arizona can pull their heads out of the sand and vote for J.D. Hayworth — who has stated since he entered public life, his intent to follow the Constitution and enforce immigration law — to the Senate, then America will have proven that the Tea Party movement belongs to the people. If they turn around and elect McCain, who has pushed hard for illegal immigration, open borders, unconstitutional legislation (like the McCain-Feingold Act, which the Supreme Court struck down), then they will have proven that America has turned a corner and become a Banana Republic incapable of ruling itself. I mean it. It is that serious.
Likewise with all of the Senate races happening in the US these days. One key race is in Indiana, where one candidate stands out, and that is John Hostettler, who has already served in Congress and proven himself with a consistent conservative voting record (see the impressive list of his achievements in Dave Levine’s article below). None of the other candidates can touch him.
We owe a debt of gratitude to Dave Levine for ferreting out the information needed to evaluate John (and others).
Dave is one of the smartest radio hosts anywhere and has a wonderful radio show. If you haven’t tuned in, please do so on Friday April 9, when you will be able to personally call in and interview John Hostettler. Dave recently interviewed JD Hayworth and a lot of you tuned in and called in that night. Please keep supporting Dave’s show. No one works harder to investigate the issues and candidates and bring you the whole truth about them.
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The Dave Levine Show
By Dave Levine
Date/Time of Show: Friday, April 9, 2010…10 to 11 PM Central/11 PM to Midnight Eastern on The Micro Effect at http://themicroeffect.com/listenlive.htm
Guest: Former Congressman John Hostettler (R-IN)
Born on July 19,1961 in Evansville, Indiana, John is married and they have 4 children.
Following the first election of Bill Clinton to the Presidency of the United States of America, John Hostettler decided to run for the House of Representatives. The contrast in political ideology between President Clinton and John Hostettler could not have been any greater and the incumbent that represented John Hostettler’s home district maintained a voting record supportive of President Clinton’s initiatives.
Having never run for public office before, John Hostettler surprised observers by emerging from a field of six (6) GOP candidates who vied to face the twelve (12) year incumbent, with an impressive “grass-roots” campaign organization.
During his tenure in the United States House of Representatives, John Hostettler distinguished himself as a principled and innovative conservative. Included in his numerous legislative accomplishments are the following:
In 1995, in his first year in office, John Hostettler successfully amended the District of Columbia Appropriations Bill to eliminate the “Domestic Partnership” policy of the D.C. government
In 1998, John Hostettler traveled to Moscow as part of a Congressional delegation to discuss U.S. deployment of a national missile defense system with members of the Russian Duma
In 2002, John Hostettler was one of only six (6) Republican Members of the United States House of Representatives and one of only three (3) “conservative” GOP Members to vote against the House resolution authorizing President George W. Bush to preemptively engage in military conflict with the nation of Iraq. At the time in October 2002 before the vote was cast, John Hostettler said the intelligence supporting the claim of a program of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was “tenuous at best”.
In 2003, as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims, John Hostettler successfully amended the Department of State reauthorization bill to require the State Department to regulate the use of consular cards of foreign nations (“matricula consular” for Mexico) in the U.S.
In 2003, John Hostettler successfully amended the Commerce, State and Justice appropriations bill to disallow funding of the enforcement of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which called for the removal of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama State Supreme Court House placed there by then-Alabama State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore
In 2004, the United States House of Representatives passed John Hostettler’s Marriage Protection Act (MPA) which would prohibit federal courts from imposing same-sex marriage licenses on any other state
In 2006, the United States House of Representatives passed John Hostettler’s Public Expression of Religion Act (PERA) which would prohibit federal courts from requiring defendants -such as a Board of County Commissioners – to pay a plaintiff’s lawyers – such as the ACLU – fees after the federal courts order the removal of a religious symbol – such as the Ten Commandments – from the County courthouse lawn
Member, United States House of Representatives
- Committees: House Committee on Agriculture (1995-2001)
- House Committee on Armed Services (1995-2007)
- House Committee on The Judiciary (2001-2007)
- Positions/Accomplishments (not exhaustive):
- Chairman, House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on
- Immigration, Border Security and Claims (2003-2007);
- Vice-Chairman, various Subcommittees of the House
- Armed Services Committee (1999-2007);
Distinguished Christian Statesman Award presented by the Center for Christian Statesmanship, a ministry of Coral Ridge Ministries and Dr. D. James Kennedy (2004);
Numerous commendations for “Friend of Small Business”,”Friend of the taxpayer”, etc. (1996-2007)