Quote of the day–2008 Presidential Candidates

As a private citizen, as a prosecutor, as a Mayoral candidate and as Mayor, I have advocated for more regulated and more uniform gun licensing regulations, similar to those for a drivers license.

Rudy Giuliani

We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts. I support them. I won’t chip away at them. I believe they protect us and provide for our safety.

Mitt Romney

A few years ago, Congress passed a law to make sure people undergo a simple background check before buying a gun… Problem is, there’s a dangerous loophole because right now the law doesn’t cover most of America’s gun shows.

John McCain

The real effect of these gun-control measures is to place onerous restrictions on law-abiding citizens who use firearms for such legal activities as self-defense, sport-shooting, hunting, and collecting.

Fred Thompson

The Founding Fathers weren’t worried about our being able to bag a duck or a deer, they were worried about our keeping our fundamental freedoms.

Mike Huckabee

I share our Founders’ belief that in a free society each citizen must have the right to keep and bear arms. They ratified the Second Amendment knowing that this right is the guardian of every other right, and they all would be horrified by the proliferation of unconstitutional legislation that prevents law-abiding Americans from exercising this right.

Ron Paul

Via Jeff Knox Candidates on Rights
[There is a fair amount of further information in Knox’s post.–Joe]


3 thoughts on “Quote of the day–2008 Presidential Candidates

  1. Yup, I still like Fred.

    Rudy and Mitt are eeeeevillll and John is propagating a myth.

    Mike? Good statement, but apparently never met a tax he didn’t like.

    Ron Paul, Great statement, but it’ll scare the sheeple. Besides Ron is nutz! (lessee if this last comment brings ’em out of the woodwork)

  2. I found this Coulterian rant on the general subject. RTWT:

    Fred has said some good things, but then Bush 41 bought himself a lifetime NRA membership before his election, only to cancel it and publically chastise the NRA after he got into office. Cheap stunts and undemonstrated positions won’t protect your rights.

    I’ve been a little suspicious of Fred ever since he chaired the Thompson committee hearings on the Chinese money coming into the Clinton/Gore campaign coffers. Lots of amazing revelations there, which all fell into a media swamp of dead silence, right before Thompson got his sit-down gig with a popular TV series.

    I wouldn’t assign one shred of credibility to what any of these people say. Instead, look at their voting records and other actual behavior.

  3. Rob: I believe that Ron, in spite of his great positions on many things, is in fact nuts. He was courting the Truthers, after all. Anyone who lends an ear to, and then entertains, the Truthers has to be off his rocker. I saw him do it.

    At this moment in time I don’t see one strong candidate in the whole lot. Nary a testicle could be assembled from the contents of the entire lot of Republican scrota. So far as I can tell, it’s still a choice between the less rotten of this current basket of old fruit, and I’m tired of these choices. But how I would LOVE to be proven wrong.

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