Paul Begala of CNN â€œCrossfireâ€? fame made a remarkable concession â€” he said the Democrats are out of touch with heartland values and they must come to grips with the so-called â€œGod gap.â€? Begala is right on this point!
We took the president at his word when he said, â€œAmericans of both political parties have always had respect and reverence for the institution of marriage. Never in our history has marriage been a partisan issue, and itâ€™s not a partisan issue today. If you [believe] that marriage should be protected from activist judges, Iâ€™d be honored to have your vote.â€?
On these and other important issues, millions of Americans trusted not only President Bush, but also voted to send more pro-family, pro-life conservatives to the House and Senate in order to give him the votes he needs to act on our agenda.
The first test is coming and it will be tremendous. Chief Justice William Rehnquist is battling thyroid cancer and some reports suggest his condition is worse than originally thought. Americaâ€™s â€œsilent majorityâ€? shouted on Tuesday and that got everyoneâ€™s attention! Following this, the Senate must act quickly to confirm the presidentâ€™s conservative nominees to our federal courts. Second, we must pass a federal marriage protection amendment so there is no question whatsoever about the meaning of marriage in America.