From: Richard A.Viguerie
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 4:03
Subject: Speak out on the State of
State of the Union:
Conservatives Should be Silent No
Dear Fellow Conservative:
It is clear from President Bush’s State of the Union address that he is
surrendering the domestic agenda to the Democrats.
If we do nothing and say nothing, it will be a long and agonizing two years for
conservatives. Our continued silence would say to the White House and
Congress that we consent to his governing from left of center.
But we don’t have to
continue to play dead. Influencing the President and the White House may be
a lost cause at this point, but there are some principled
conservatives in Congress, and by speaking out we can help them fight the Big
Government Coalition of Pelosi, Reid, Bush & Co.
So, I urge you to use
whatever forums are at your disposal to speak out—email, blogs, letters to the
editor, calling in to your favorite talk radio show, op-ed articles,
etc. Let’s send a message to the Big Government Republicans that we
are not in their hip pocket, and we expect the GOP to faithfully represent and
fight for the conservative positions that brought them to power.
Richard A. Viguerie
9625 Surveyor Court
Manassas, VA 20110
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WorldNetDaily founder and editor Joseph
“Even this Bush skeptic has to pinch himself to make sure I’m not
dreaming. This was a Republican presidential speech? What would be the
major difference if it had been Hillary Clinton giving the talk—other than it
being a little more shrill?”
Syndicated columnist Robert
“The president faced not
only a new majority of Democrats, who are feisty and belligerent, but the new
minority of congressional Republicans, who are in a state of panic over the
state of their party. They did not expect much of a lift from their
president, and they did not get one….
“Although this was a long
and far-reaching State of the Union, it was also notable for what it did not
contain: [For example] Bush ignored the social issues dear to his
Tony Perkins, President, Family
“The President failed to challenge the new majority to advance core family and
cultural issues, issues that many in the new majority campaigned on last
Richard A. Viguerie, author of
“I was struck more by what I didn’t hear than by what I
“What he did say was mostly big-government economic, energy, and
education schemes that could have just as easily come from President Clinton or
President Carter. What he did not deliver were any Reaganesque calls
for reducing the size of government, or getting the government off our backs—a
core conservative goal since the 1950s.
“The underlying message in this State of the Union Address was directed toward
the Democrats: In effect, we can work together--let’s make a deal. The
underlying message directed toward the conservatives was: You have no place
else to go.
“Accordingly, conservatives must continue to declare their independence
from the Republican Party. We must act as a Third Force in American
politics, seeking to draw both major political parties to the
Right. Conservative principles and goals take precedence over
partisanship. We will support Democrats and Republicans alike when they do
the right thing, and oppose Democrats and Republicans alike when they do the