Wednesday, January 16, 2008

John Morris Congressional candidate, 18th district—Republican Party
Fred Thompson for President
Endorsement posted on January 2, 2008

I will not be continuing my Creationism posts today. I do plan to return to them soon.

Then, I plan to answer the response about Iraq. I am sorry for the change in plans. Plans, in reality, often are altered for one reason or another. “The best laid plans … often go astray.” Thank you for your understanding and patience.

How many unborn toddlers were murdered today because of the humanistic, paganish, barbaric decisions of the United States Supreme Court?

Stop the
Murder of

“Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” James 4: 17 (NIV)

I have now received a questionnaire from one of the three Republican candidates for Congressional District 18, which is my Congressional district. The envelop was postmarked on January 10, 2008 which means it was probably sent before my post that night chastising candidates for not showing leadership. I debated with myself whether or not to post it because it was after my cutoff date. However, he did respond while the other two candidates did not and I think it is important for the voters in the district to read his answers. I am posting those answers tonight. I still will not be endorsing any candidate but the reader can draw their own conclusion on who was willing to respond and who was not.

If either or both of the other two candidates send a response I will post them, if I have time. My schedule at this moment is to again post my endorsement for President on Saturday, February 2 and to post the Congressional responses on Monday February 4. Therefore, to post both of the candidates I should receive them no later than January 31. This is my temporary schedule and subject to change. We will see if either of the other two candidates responds.

As I wrote before posting the responses of candidates Jason Wallace—11th district—and Steve Cox—15th district:

In mid-November, I mailed questionnaires to candidates for Congress from Congressional Districts—11, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19. I also sent the questionnaire to the Senatorial candidates for Illinois. None of the Senatorial candidates responded. None of the Congressional candidates from Congressional District 18, which is my District, responded until now although Jim McConoughey – R sent campaign literature. Two candidates from other Districts answered the questionnaire. I am posting the original questions and the answer given with any comments provided. Each question asked for a response that strongly agreed, agreed, was undecided, disagreed or strongly disagreed. To save space and time, I am only posting the answer—not all five choices—for each question. I am posting the responses and comments by the candidates without any comment from me.

Tonight’s Congressional candidate is John Morris Congressional candidate, 18th district—Republican Party. There is no incumbent in the 18th district and, at this point, there is no Democrat Party candidate for district 18.

1) As a Congressman, I will work diligently to overturn the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade that allows abortion.

His answer: Strongly agree

Comment: I will work to advance a pro-life agenda.

2) As a Congressman, I will work diligently to pass a Constitutional amendment to define marriage as being between one man and one woman. No other types of marriages or civil unions are acceptable.

His answer: Strongly agree

Comment: I believe that the institution of marriage is sacred and that it is between a man and a woman.

3) As a Congressman, I will work diligently to expand the Constitutional rights of practicing homosexuals since the equal protection clause rightly permits such activity.

His answer: Strongly disagree

Comment: The Constitution does not define homosexuals as a protected class.

4) Congress should provide a “path to citizenship” for people who are in this country illegally.

His Answer: Strongly disagree

Comment: We are a nation of laws. We should not reward illegal behavior.

5) “Strict constructionists” should be appointed to the Unites States Supreme Court and to the other lower federalist courts.

His Answer: Strongly agree

Comment: Judges should interpret the laws, not make them.

6) A “windfall profits” tax should be placed upon oil companies that benefit with unexpectantly high profits from the high price of oil.

His Answer: Strongly disagree

Comment: I oppose tax raises. Moreover, we should not penalize a business for its success.

7) The United States Constitution provides for a “wall of separation between church and State” as defined by the United States Supreme Court.

His Answer: Strongly disagree

Comment: The Constitution protects freedom of religion. It does not ban religion from public life.

8) As a Congressman, I will work diligently to end funding for our troops in Iraq and establish a timetable to withdraw United States armed forces.

His Answer: Strongly disagree

Comment: We need to finish the job and give our troops and generals the confidence they deserve. The best message to send to Iran is a firm victory in Iraq.

9) The United States Supreme Court was correct in establishing abortion for women as a Constitutional right.

His Answer: Strongly disagree

Comment: Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and is an example of judicial activism. There is no such right in the Constitution.

10) As a Congressman, I will work diligently to establish term limits for all members of Congress.

His Answer: Disagree

Comment: The voters are the “term limits.”

11) As a Congressman, I will work diligently to pass a Constitutional amendment to redefine citizenship so that babies born in the United States to individuals who are not American citizens do not automatically become a citizen at birth.

His Answer: disagree

Comment: This is not the best way to address our immigration issues. We must first secure our borders—it’s a national security issue—and then look at other methods.

12) The United States government needs to more vigorously enforce the immigrant laws as presently written by Congress.

His Answer: Strongly agree.

Comment: We must secure our borders.

Mr. Morris added the following to the bottom of the questionnaire: “Thanks for asking us to participate: onward.”

(To the best of my ability, I posted each answer and the comments exactly as provided. I did no editing—my addition.)


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