I have always had mixed feelings about former Speaker Newt Gingrich as a human being, but I respect his political instincts entirely. In his October 18th article at Human Events Online, he analyzes the choices to be made in the upcoming November elections and pinpoints the very real choices we must make.
“America vs. the Pelosi Record Abroad - Consider the following national security votes by a would-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
On Sept. 14, 2006, Pelosi voted against building a fence on the border to protect America from terrorists;
Before 9/11, Pelosi repeatedly voted to cut intelligence (in 1993 by $500 million) and after 9/11 she has still voted to cut intelligence (in 2004 she voted to withhold 25 percent of intelligence funds);
When you ask why we were not more prepared for 9/11, remember that six months before Sept. 11, 2001, Pelosi voted to decrease proposed defense spending by $65 billion;
The next time you think about North Korean nuclear tests and North Korean efforts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile to reach the United States, remember that in 2002, Pelosi voted for an amendment to the FY 2003 Defense authorization that would block FY 2003 funding for space-based missile defense programs;
Pelosi led a faction of 124 House Democrats who voted against final passage of the Patriot Act's reauthorization;
Pelosi voted against the $87-billion Iraq/Afghanistan supplemental that included extra money for body armor for our soldiers;
Pelosi voted against creation of Homeland Security Department;
Pelosi was one of only 33 members to vote against prohibiting U.S. citizens and companies from conducting any financial transaction with countries that have been identified by the State Department as active sponsors of terrorism; and
In 2004, Pelosi voted against House passage of the intelligence overhaul bill, which reorganized 15 intelligence agencies under one Director of National Intelligence.
Pelosi also supports immediate troop withdrawal from Iraq, saying that "[I] myself support the course of action that Mr. Murtha has put forth." And let's be clear about exactly what Mr. Murtha is for: withdrawing from Iraq and leaving it to the terrorists.”
Go to Human Events Online and read the entire article. Within it are all the reasons that we MUST ALL VOTE in this election. Our survival as a nation is at risk, nothing less.