From: Gary Bauer []
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2007 5:48 PM
Subject: End of Day 3-12-07

Monday, March 12, 2007

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary Bauer

You Have Strong Views

Your response to my request for feedback about Newt Gingrich was overwhelming. Our E-Mail box was filled this morning with reactions from all over the country.

A significant minority of you expressed reservations about whether you could support Gingrich, if he runs, in view of his disclosures last week about his marital problems and infidelity over the years. However, a majority of you felt he had repented. (He said in the Focus interview: “I’ve gotten on my knees and sought God’s forgiveness.”) Many readers pointed out that quite a few biblical “heroes” had gravely sinned, yet went on to accomplish great things through God’s grace.

Once again, your notes reminded me that many of you are dissatisfied with the current field of presidential candidates. We have some really good candidates who do not seem to be able to inspire a strong following, nor raise money; and we have the frontrunners, who do well in the polls and have the big bucks but appear unreliable on a host of issues from abortion to illegal immigration. With your commitment, American Values will continue to stay focused on the issues and encourage all politicians to embrace a conservative agenda.

Do They Have A Clue?

I’ll be spending a lot of time on Capitol Hill this week, talking to members of Congress on a whole host of issues that you and I care about. It is a packed schedule, but perhaps I better try to squeeze in one more appointment—with Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. According to a story in the Washington Times today, the New Jersey Democrat has arranged for a conference room in the Capitol building to be used tomorrow by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim “advocacy group” whose history raises serious questions about its ties to anti-American jihadist causes.

Pascrell reserved the conference room for CAIR’s panel discussion called “Global Attitudes on Islam-West Relations: U.S. Policy Implications.” While Pascrell has received criticism from both sides of the aisle, he is standing by his decision, and insists that the forum “opens up an important dialogue about global public opinion concerning the United States.” The congressman’s real concern, however, shouldn’t be what the world thinks of the United States, but rather this important fact: While CAIR has declared for years that it does not support terrorism, the actions of some of its members reveal a consistent and troubling link with terrorists.

Here are just a few examples:

· CAIR fundraiser Rabih Haddad was deported in 2003 after being arrested in a raid on an Islamic charity, which federal officials said had “provided assistance to Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda network, and other known terrorist groups.”

· Last year, founding board member Ghassan Elashi was convicted of funneling money to Hamas. And Randall Royer, the groups “civil rights coordinator,” was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in 2004 to conspiring to train terrorists in Virginia.

· CAIR has been named as a defendant in a class-action lawsuit relating to the September 11th attacks.

Sadly, despite these examples and more, many politicians in both parties continue to “play footsie” with CAIR.

“Good News” Headlines You May Have Missed

“Report: Former Iranian Defense Minister Defecting to U.S.”

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“Thousands Rally for Vote on North Carolina Gay ‘Marriage’ Ban”

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