Former GOP Congressman Will Speak to Constitution Party National Committee Meeting

John Hostettler

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Former Indiana Congressman John Hostettler will speak to the Constitution Party’s national committee meeting in Orlando, Florida, on December 12-13. Hostettler, a Republican who served 1994-2006, also has revealed that he cast a write-in vote for the Constitution Party’s presidential candidate, Chuck Baldwin, this year.
Hostettler has recently published a book, Nothing for the Nation: Who Got What Out of Iraq.’

10 Responses to “Former GOP Congressman Will Speak to Constitution Party National Committee Meeting”

  1. PTK Says:

    Could this hint out that he may run for the party’s nomination for president in 2012? If he does, maybe he should pick Jerome Corsi or Rick Jore as his running mate.

  2. Bill Lussenheide Says:

    Former 6 term Congressman John Hostettler from Indiana will be addressing the National CP meeting this Decmember at Orlando Florida.

    Hostettler was one of the “true believers” in the Congressional freshman class of 1995. He believed the U.S. Constitution should be strictly interpreted and was very critical of government actions—especially those of judges—that he felt overstepped their constitutional limits. Even those who disagreed with Hostettler felt that they knew where he stood and would likely give him the benefit of the doubt that he regularly voted in principle and not for political ends.

    He was strongly pro-life and opposed gun control. He favored the dissolution of the Department of Education, and voted against the No Child Left Behind Act because he felt education was a state matter. He also voted against most federal health care bills, feeling health care was a state matter. He also felt that many federal environmental laws and regulations infringed on individuals’ property rights.

    Hostettler was very active on issues of religious freedom and expression. For example, during his last term, he was the chief sponsor of the Veterans’ Memorials, Boy Scouts, Public Seals, and Other Public Expressions of Religion Protection Act of 2006, which would have prevented attorneys who successfully challenge violations of the Establishment Clause from collecting attorneys’ fees.

    On economic issues, he supported repeal of the estate tax, the capital gains tax and the “marriage tax penalty.”

    Hostettler was a hawk by inclination (he strongly supported the Strategic Defense Initiative). However, he was one of the leading Republican opponents of the Iraq War. He felt that preemptive military strikes were improper, and also felt that the military should not go into action unless there was an “imminent threat” to national security.

    Hostettler was a hardliner on immigration issues

    “...the Constitution … is very clear. These are violations of our immigration law, and those that violate our immigration law should be dealt with, and should be punished, and should be ultimately deported.”

    he supported building a fence at the Mexican border and opposed benefits of any sort to illegal immigrants. During his last two terms in Congress, he was Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.

    Sounds like a real champion, and I look forward to hearing from him.

    Bill Lussenheide- Candidate US Congress CA-49
    http://www.FaithFamilyFreedoms.blogspot.com

  3. Cody Quirk Says:

    If he does, maybe he should pick Jerome Corsi or Rick Jore as his running mate.

    = I’d go with Corsi.

  4. PTK Says:

    Actually I would go with Corsi too, since more people have heard of him and the fact that he has achieved national attention.

  5. Me Says:

    Yes, Jore is too principled to be carrying the banner of the compromised, pro-abortion-with-exceptions Constitution Party.

  6. Red Phillips Says:

    It is possible he is planning an outsider run for the Republican nomination Ron Paul style and wants third party support. It would surprise me if he is interested in the CP nomination.

  7. Cody Quirk Says:

    Yes, Jore is too principled to be carrying the banner of the compromised, pro-abortion-with-exceptions Constitution Party.

    = Yes, the Pro-Sacrificing the Mother’s life & anti-Mormon crowd shouldn’t be appeased.

  8. Cody Quirk Says:

    Looks like Chuck has gotten over 190,000+ votes, making that the best showing for the party so far for Prez.

    And all without California, Pennsylvania, or Montana!

  9. PTK Says:

    Well, I bet in 2012 Hostettler is going to beat that record.

  10. Cody Quirk Says:

    Well, I bet in 2012 Hostettler is going to beat that record.

    = I pray so, if he is our guy for 2012.

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