By Equal Protection for Posterity
Abortion regulationism will never "overturn Roe," because it consistently imitates Roe, and molds itself to Roe, and to the false notion that the judiciary is all-powerful. Truly, Republicans think they can do Roe better the Democrats. Which I guess makes sense, since Roe was decided by a heavily Republican court in the first place.
Sixty million innocents have been murdered in this country since 1973 under the color of "law," even though the supreme law of God, and the supreme law of our land, both absolutely require equal protection before the law for every single innocent person.
Both Clinton and Trump have made it absolutely clear that they will do absolutely nothing to prevent the murder of the next sixty million helpless innocents.
That should be all that any Christian in America needs to know to absolutely prevent them from giving one ounce of political support to either of them.
If you really want to restore representative self-government, there's only one first step to doing that: Start voting for who actually represents you, and the actual obligations of the oath of office, while leaving the results to God.
Please visit: http://prolifeprofiles.com/tom-hoefling-americas-party
Our national wealth, our national security, and our national greatness are all entirely dependent on the grace and the blessing of Almighty God.
Donald J. Trump, just the other day, closed a speech in Florida with the exclamation that he is going to make America rich again, that he is going to make America secure again, and that he is going to make America great again.
Three things that he cannot assure, especially in light of the fact that we continue to lawlessly slaughter thousands of innocents in this country each and every day, under the color of "law," and that Trump has emphatically declared that he will do absolutely nothing to change that.
He says the current situation is "the law," in spite of the fact that the supreme law of our land, the Constitution, explicitly and imperatively DEMANDS equal protection for the right to life of EVERY PERSON.
Of course, Trump knows absolutely nothing about the Constitution or the law. He thinks judges "sign bills."
Every single individual, and our own small deeds - for good or ill - truly matter, because it is upon the sum of small things that nations rise, or thrive, or die.
Abortion is not legal. It's not possible that it could be when abortion violates the laws of nature and nature's God, the natural law that God established, the moral principles of our national charter, the Declaration of Independence, all of the clauses of the stated purposes of our Constitution, as well as that Constitution's explicit, equal protection and due process requirements. When you cede legality to those who support this holocaust, they pretty much already have you beat.
Hold all proposed "pro-life" legislation and public policy up to the light of "You shall not murder," and ""No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law," and "No State shall deprive any person of life without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
If the proposed legislation or public policy fails the equal protection test, which is absolutely demanded without exception by God and the U.S. Constitution, reject it.
If a candidate for public office, any public office, does not understand the absolute requirement by God and the U.S. Constitution that the equal rights of all persons be protected, reject their candidacy. They can't possibly keep the most important obligations of their sacred oath.
As our national charter, the Declaration of Independence, boldly, correctly, asserts, the protection of our God-given, unalienable, individual rights, starting with the supreme right, the right to live, is the very raison d'etre, or reason for being, of all legitimate human government.
This understanding, especially by those who call themselves Christians in America, is the starting point for ending the abortion holocaust in America once and for all.
There is no other starting point.
By the way, it must be noted that none of my opponents for the presidency on November 8th have demonstrated a thorough understanding of, and commitment to, the crucial things I've said here today.
“I might inform those humanitarians who have a nightmare of new and needless babies (for some humanitarians have that sort of horror of humanity) that if the recent decline in the birth-rate were continued for a certain time, it might end in there being no babies at all; which would console them very much.”
-- G.K. Chesterton
Regulationist abortion bills are virtually all codified violations of "you shall not murder," "we hold these truths to be self-evident," and "no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law."
The regulationists assure us that they are "saving some," but in fact their God-less, faithless, immoral, unconstitutional, Utilitarian "strategy" has instead, for more than forty years now, accomplished absolutely nothing except to assure the continuation of abortion on demand, for the very simple reason that these lawless bills intrinsically surrender the only real moral, constitutional and legal argument against murdering babies, which is EQUAL PROTECTION for the supreme God-given, unalienable right, the right to live.
A "clear and present danger" to the United States is something that immediately threatens the lives, the liberty, the property, the sovereignty, the security, or the borders of our country, and therefore requires immediate, energetic action to remedy.
There are currently several things that represent such a threat. The first on the list is the practice of human abortion. TODAY, once again, more than 3000 innocent children - more people than were killed by the terrorists on 9-11-2001 - will be slaughtered by the abortionists.
The second most pressing immediate danger to our country is the continued flow of foreign nationals over our open borders. Every couple of days the equivalent of the manpower for an army division is invading our country.
If elected president, meeting and neutralizing these threats will be my top two priorities.
Since 1984 the Republican Party platform has contained language that recognizes the moral principles of the Declaration of Independence as they apply to unborn babies, and that the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection requirement applies to those innocent children.
Sadly, four years ago, under the leadership of a longtime attorney for National Right to Life, the GOP platform committee drafted, and their convention approved, language in support of a laundry list of immoral, unconstitutional regulatory bills which completely contradict the good 1984 Reagan-era language.
And, little has changed inside the GOP, or in NRTL - which is little more than an arm of the GOP anyway - in the intervening four years.
So, you can bet your bottom dollar that this year in Cleveland they will continue to be the party of immoral, unconstitutional self-contradiction and hypocrisy, not the party of abortion abolition and justice.
The first reason human government exists is to protect the God-given, unalienable, individual, equal right to live.
This is the first reason the presidency of the United States exists.
This is the first reason the Congress of the United States exists.
This is the first reason the courts exist.
This is the first reason the state governments, in all their parts, exist.
This is the first obligation of every individual who takes the oath of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
And it is an obligation not only to the born, but to those who still reside in their mother's wombs, and to our Posterity.
Stop acting like this is optional. Stop voting for any candidate who does not fully understand this, and who has not credibly demonstrated a full commitment to restoring equal protection for every innocent person in this country, from their creation until natural death.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are CREATED EQUAL, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men..."
-- The Declaration of Independence
The practice of human abortion destroys the God-endowed, natural unity of the mother and the child, in the most violent way possible.
But it also destroys the unity of the parents, and the unity of the family, and the unity of the community, and the unity of the nation. which means that it destroys the first stated purpose of the U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of our land.
Which, of course, means that it always has been, and is, illegal. Don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise.
By the way, abortion destroys all of the other clauses of the stated purposes of our Constitution as well.
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
-- The Preamble, or Statement of Purpose, of the United States Constitution
Without an accurate sense of proportion you can't have a decent view of what should be the priority, and if your priorities are askew your best efforts, no matter how well-intended, will be diffused and wasted. So, ask yourself the question: What is the greatest evil of our age, the one thing that is destroying America more than anything else? The obvious answer is: The daily denial of equal protection and due process for the supreme God-given, unalienable right, the right to live, of innocent, helpless, defenseless little children in our country. Nothing else even comes close. Thousands more are being slaughtered TODAY. Restore respect for the rights of the preborn children, not just in words, but in fact, and you will be well on the way to restoring the foundations for American justice, American peace, security, and prosperity, and the American claim to republican, constitutional self-government in liberty. Fail to do this, and America will continue its inevitable slide into the abyss.
I see that the new governor of Kentucky, Matt Bevin, has ordered the closing of a Planned Parenthood abortion mill. What is his stated reason for doing so? Their paperwork isn't in order. They don't have their LICENSE, or permission slip, from the state, to dismember and destroy children.
So, if a governor can close an abortion mill for lack of appropriate paperwork, why on earth can't he shut it down for MASS MURDER?
Why can't he shut it down for violating the most important fundamental principles of our republic, the principles upon which our very claim as a people to liberty are premised?
Why can't he shut it down for the gross violation of every clause of the stated purposes of the United States Constitution?
Why can't he shut it down for the gross violation of the explicit due process and equal protection requirements of that Constitution?
Why can't he shut it down for the gross violation of the explicit equal protection requirements of the Kentucky constitution?
Why can't the President of the United States shut down every abortion "clinic" in America, for such egregious violations of the supreme law of our land, a supreme law that he himself has sworn an oath before God to support and defend?
The answer, of course, is that our chief magistrates, our governors of any and all of our states, or the President, could shut them down in a day, if they only had the will to do so.
I repeat: We can end the slaughter of the innocents, if we only have the will.
Please read the following article.
Tom Hoefling: "I will close every abortion clinic in America"
The #1 reason abortion on demand continues in 2016 America:
1. Americans continue to turn away from God and His Word.
The #2 reason abortion on demand continues in 2016 America:
2. Americans continue to turn away from our historic understanding of the laws of nature and nature's God, which are the foundation of our claim to liberty, as was spelled out so eloquently in our national charter, the Declaration of Independence.
The #3 reason abortion on demand continues in 2016 America:
3. Americans continue to ignore all of the stated purposes of the U.S. Constitution, every clause of which is violated by the practice of human abortion.
The #4 reason abortion on demand continues in 2016 America:
4. Americans continue to ignore the explicit, imperative equal protection and due process requirements of the supreme law of our land, the Constitution, as laid out in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, as well as in the constitutions of all of our States.
The #5 reason abortion on demand continues in 2016 America:
5. Americans continue to be deceived by the judicial supremacist lie, the belief that judges are somehow constitutionally-authorized to make laws, or veto laws, when nothing could be further from the truth.
The #6 reason abortion on demand continues in 2016 America:
6. Christians and others who call themselves "pro-life" continue to support an immoral, unconstitutional "strategy" that surrenders the principles of God-given, unalienable rights and equal protection under the law, thereby guaranteeing the continuation of abortion on demand.
The #7 reason abortion on demand continues in 2016 America:
7. Christians continue to support for public office candidates who have no moral commitment to the keeping of their sacred oath to provide equal protection to every innocent person, including the innocent unborn child.
Reason #7 is the summing up of why abortion on demand continues in 2016 America.
I tell people I'm running for President and they say, "Are you serious?" And I tell them, yeah, I'm very serious. Thousands of innocent, helpless little kids are going to be slaughtered in America again today under the color of "law," even though we live in a republic that was, from its inception, to borrow Lincoln's phrase, "dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
And then I tell them another very important, very serious fact, which is that it is a dead certainty that NONE of the Republicans who are running are at all serious about ending the carnage. Each and every one of them is a self-admitted regulationist, not an abolitionist. They have communicated that to us very clearly by means of the immoral, unconstitutional, "and then you can kill the baby," bills that they support.
Come on. Stop trying to regulate a holocaust.
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In my yard, near my garden, I've got a green ash tree. It puts off seed like nobody's business. Tiny little ash trees spring up everywhere every year. Now, if you pull them when they first come up, it's really easy. They slide right out of the ground using only your thumb and forefinger. But if you leave them very long they get harder and harder to pull. Leave them long enough and your yard would be an ash thicket, one that could only be cleared with chainsaws and a backhoe.
Why am I telling you all of this? Because there is a parallel to abortion in America.
If, back in 1973, Americans had simply been faithful to the truths of the Declaration of Independence, the stated purposes and requirements of our Constitution, and boldly asserted the obvious natural fact of the personhood of the individual child, and then consistently stood without compromise or wavering for the equal rights of every single one of those innocent children - children whose protection is explicitly required by God and by our Constitution - this vast holocaust would have been stopped long ago.
But that's not what happened. The "pro-life movement" got sucked into the trap of arguing within the destructive framework and demonic fallacy of Roe, under the thumb of out-of-control judges who ruled, and continue to rule, illegitimately.
And sadly, "pro-lifers" have never yet extricated themselves from the trap.
So, maximum resources and effort are now required to remove the thicket of lies which have been planted, even in the hearts and minds of Christians.
Personally though, you can clear out the thicket in an instant by simply returning to the fundamental truths and principles of America's founding, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, to the stated purposes of our Constitution in the preamble, and to the equal protection for every person which is absolutely required by our federal and state constitutions.
God-given, unalienable, EQUAL rights for persons who have not yet passed through a birth canal.
Focus on that.
Measure every policy and politician by that.
It's the only way that we will ever turn America back into the fruitful garden that it was intended to be.
by Tom Hoefling
“Hi Joe, I'm Mo. And I'm pro-Joe.”
“Joe, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your mama's gonna kill you.”
“Oh...uhh...well, she said she was going to kill me lots of times when I was bad as a kid, but...”
“No, I mean, she actually wants to kill you. Says you're messing up her life-style.”
“And the Supreme Court says it's okay for her to do it, too.”
“Yeah. They say she can kill you any time she wants. It's her choice, since you're not really a person and you're a part of her and all.”
“Well, that doesn't sound right.”
“Yeah, I hear you. But, don't you worry Joe. Because I'm pro-Joe. And so are the Republican politicians I'm helping to get elected. We've got majorities almost everywhere now.”
“Well, that sounds good. What a relief.”
“Yeah, aren't we awesome? Why, just last session we passed a law that gives your mama legal permission to kill you, but only if she does it before the end of the year. And another one that requires her to use only approved hit men.”
“Wait. You passed laws that give her legal permission to have a hit man kill me if she wants, as long as she does it on schedule?”
“Yeah, we're pro-Joe.”
“Yeah, really. Why, this session we passed a law that requires the hit man to operate only from an approved Planned Parenthood mega-killing center, with admitting privileges at a hospital. And another one that makes your mama look at your high school graduation picture before she has you offed.”
“Wow. That doesn't sound so good from where I'm standing. So, what do the courts say about that?”
“Well, they struck those laws down. Said it placed an undue burden on your mama's access to the ability to kill you. And you know, we have to obey the judges, no matter what, right? But don't you worry about it, Joe. We sent out some more fund-raising letters telling people about our great pro-Joe successes, and they sent us millions of dollars again to help elect more pro-Joe Republicans. And we're working on some other great pro-Joe legislation too.”
“Oh, really? Uhuh...hmm...I'm almost afraid to ask, but what kind of legislation?”
“Well, we found some scientists who say that if the hit man gives you a double dose of morphine, you won't feel a thing when you're killed. So, we passed a law that says they have to give you the morphine. We call it the 'Pain Capable Born Child Protection Act.'”
“Oh my. Uhmm...but, I'll still be dead, right?”
"Well, yeah, but, we have to save some, you know. And hey, you won't feel a thing!”
“Uhmm...Mo, let me ask you something: Didn't God say 'you shall not murder?' Didn't the Declaration of Independence say, 'all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,' starting with the right to life? Doesn't the U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of our land, require equal protection for the right to life of every person, in every state? Doesn't my state constitution require pretty much the same thing? And don't all the people we elect swear an oath to God to support and defend those constitutions?”
“Oh, I get it now, Joe. You're one of those All-or-Nothing Purists. Hey, do me a favor and stay away from me from now on, okay? We'll never beat the Democrats as long as you're around. Anyway, I gotta go,. I'm on my way to a National Rights of Joe meeting. We're planning a big prayer meeting and fundraiser with all the Republican presidential candidates. They all want our endorsement again and I have to get ready for the photo-op. And besides, I see your mama coming and I don't want to make her feel bad about her choice...”
"The only Person with any legitimate "choice" in matters of protecting innocent life and defining marriage is God. And He made those choices at the beginning of His creation. The only real question left for us is whether or not we will dutifully conform our laws and practices to His choice, so as to be blessed, or to be a curse to our posterity."
-- Tom Hoefling
"When it comes to the right to life, and marriage, God has already decided. "You shall not murder." "What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." So neither individuals, nor states, nor our national government, have any legitimate right to decide otherwise. All they have is DUTY. The absolute imperative DUTY to agree with nature, and nature's God, and through the laws, and the enforcement of those laws, to protect and preserve one man one woman marriage, and to provide EQUAL PROTECTION for the right to life of every single innocent human person. You may have the POWER to distort what God intended, but all you're doing when you exercise that illegitimate power is codifying injustice, and destroying your own form of republican self-government, and obliterating the very basis for the American claim to liberty."
-- Tom Hoefling
American Right to Life national press release
Contact: Donna Ballentine, American Right To Life, 888-888-ARTL, office@AmericanRTL.org
DENVER, May 28, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Leslie Hanks President, and Jefferson George, Vice President, of American Right to Life:
Tom Hoefling, author of the Equal Protection for Posterity resolution, is candidate for Iowa Governor and believes in the God-given, inalienable right to life of his pre-born neighbors and equal protection for Iowa's posterity.
While there are a growing number of candidates who've decided enough is enough and are willing to fight the Crimes Against Humanity which have become an industry in America these past 40 years, Tom Hoefling has led the way in educating America about our founding documents and our citizens' God-given rights. Tom is owed a debt of gratitude by our nation for shining the light of truth in the darkness and educating about the infinite value of every human life in God's sight.
American Right to Life commends Tom Hoefling for being a true statesman, fighting to protect the lives & liberty of every citizen in Iowa, without exception, and for his determined efforts to re-establish the principles America was founded upon in our Declaration of Independence.
"Rights of persons. Section 1. All men are, by nature, free and equal, and have certain inalienable rights - among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness."
May 24, 2014
Today Iowa Right to Life didn't endorse me for Governor in the June 3rd Republican primary. Which is no surprise, since I didn't fill out their candidate questionnaire.
Because their language told me right up front that I couldn't possibly earn their endorsement, even though I've spent the last two decades as an uncompromising right-to-lifer, in political battles all across the land.
In order to answer their questions "correctly," I would have had to agree to support legislation that I know to be immoral, unconstitutional, illegal, and futile. Lawless "laws" that, in effect, end in "and then you can kill the baby," which grant express permission to commit most abortions, despite the fact that God forbids murder, without exception, and even though our Constitution explicitly and imperatively REQUIRES equal protection for the right to life of EVERY PERSON, in every jurisdiction in America. IT’S NOT OPTIONAL.
There are only two scriptural, moral, constitutional, legal, and political arguments against the practice of human abortion: 1) The God-given, unalienable, nature of the individual right to live, and 2) the absolute obligation borne by all officers of government, in every branch, at every level, to provide equal protection under the law. Those two all-important principles also happen to be the basis for the rule of law in America, and for our form of republican, constitutional self-government. Destroy those principles, as permitting abortion, any abortion, does, and you have obliterated the foundations of our American claim to liberty.
The bills that continue to be forwarded by IRTL, and their parent organization, National Right to Life, which they were asking me to agree to, surrender those arguments right up front.
Of course, they had no problem endorsing my opponent, Governor Terry Branstad.
Again, I’m not at all surprised. But here’s the problem with continuing to cede a “pro-life” label to politicians like Mr. Branstad: In order to write a truly pro-life bill, one that actually fulfills the explicit, absolute requirements of the Iowa and the U.S. Constitutions, that all persons be protected equally in their God-given, unalienable right to live, you have to erase Terry Branstad's, and Iowa Right to Life’s, entire "pro-life" legacy from the Iowa Code.
I know. I helped craft Tom Shaw's House File 138, which meets the moral and constitutional test of a true pro-life bill. In addition to rightly identifying the unborn child as a person, its language scrubbed all the unconstitutional Branstad/IRTL code sections that permit abortion.
Of course, the Branstad Republican establishment consistently insisted on burying HF-138 in sub-committee, while pushing even more unconstitutional "pro-life" legislation, so that they could then go out again and pretend to their naive pro-life constituency that they are doing something to stop this American holocaust.
Wake up, people. Read your own constitutions, and start demanding that those who represent you fulfill the primary purpose and duty of their offices, which is the defense of the supreme right of every single individual human being, the right to live.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men..."
The inside scoop on what the Republican leadership did to stop Tom Shaw's constitutional carry and life at conception bills
This report is going to make you mad. It made me mad just sitting in IGO’s office typing away at the keyboard. The Iowa House adjourned for the year early this morning – but not before killing your 2nd Amendment rights for another year.
To really understand the depths of the betrayal you need to understand the details.
By now you know that House Leadership, Republican House Leadership specifically, sent Stand- Your-Ground and Constitutional Carry legislation to die in their handpicked Judiciary committee after Rep. Shaw filed these bills for us in January.
At the same time, our bill to remove the current law that makes you a criminal for teaching your children to shoot a handgun prior to age 14 was killed in the House Public Safety Committee at the hands of Chairman Clel Baudler.
We have discussed at length why it’s important to make these legislators vote on gun bills – to identify who is pro-gun and who is not.
That’s why we worked with Rep. Shaw to add these bills to the Standings Bill where they could be debated at the end of the session – ensuring that you and I would be able to get a vote.
This is standard practice in Des Moines. As the last bill of the year, the number of amendments filed onto the Standings Bill can require DAYS of debate to get through.
The minute the Standings Bill was filed this year our amendments were attached to them. We then urged you to call and email your Representative and insist that he/she vote in favor of those amendments when they came up for a vote.
And call you did. We received copies of emails from dozens of Representatives who told you that they were going to vote in favor of your gun rights.
We also received copies of emails from legislators who are hostile to your rights who stubbornly declared that they would vote against your rights.
Everyone at the Capitol was nervous about this, especially the anti-gunners who didn’t want to be on record opposing your gun rights.
For some time, we were hearing rumors that the House leadership team wasn’t going to allow any pro-gun amendments onto the Standings Bill.
Insiders were reporting that in an attempt to kill our gun bills, Speaker Paulsen and Majority Leader Upmeyer were going to kill EVERY amendment by running a “strike- after” amendment on the entire Standings Bill.
We know this is can be tedious, but you need to follow this in order to understand what just happened to your gun rights.
To bypass our amendments, Paulsen and Upmeyer ran an amendment to the Standings Bill to gut the entire bill and replace it with another, thereby killing all of those amendments in the process.
We were aware of this possibility, as was Rep. Shaw, and we were ready for them. The moment the “strike-after” amendment was filed, Rep. Shaw re-filed our two gun bills to the amended version of the Standings Bill.
Now understand, the decision to bypass all the amendments is shocking – the majority party virtually ALWAYS allows for debate at the end of the session on the Standings Bill. So already they were going to extreme lengths to bury your gun rights.
But then they did it again. They re-re-filed the Standings Bill in a desperate attempt to stop us.
After Rep. Shaw re-filed the amendments, it became obvious to all that we were not playing games, and were determined to get a vote on these pro-gun bills.
So, in a desperate ploy to ensure that there were no gun bills voted on, Speaker Paulsen and Leader Upmeyer quietly filed ANOTHER “strike-after” amendment while holding the Republicans in a caucus room – not telling their rank and file legislators what they were doing.
Then, the moment the second “strike-after” was filed, they reconvened almost immediately, denying Rep. Shaw the time it would take to re-re-file the amendments.
We couldn’t believe it.
We’ve heard of amendments being physically locked in drawers so they can’t be filed, we’ve heard of all manner of threats and intimidation being used to keep legislators from filing amendments in the first place, but to see not one but two “strike-after” amendments filed was simply outrageous.
As a result, no vote was cast on Constitutional Carry legislation or the legislation to remove the age limit on when parents can teach their children to shoot a handgun.
Already, legislators who are known to be anti-gun are reassuring their voters who are members of IGO, of how pro-gun they are – knowing that there was no vote to prove them liars.
Many of you want names; you want to know who is good and who is bad when it comes to the 2nd Amendment. We are going to have to rely on candidate surveys for that – which we’ll be discussing more in the future.
In the meantime, realize that the entire Republican leadership team in the House worked in concert to kill any chance of these bills coming up.
In a similar way, Senate Democratic leadership voted to kill the suppressor bill last night also – but at least they brought it up for a vote so you and I know where they stand!
These leadership team members are the ones to hold accountable in the House – as well as all no votes in the Senate.
Of course, this email would not be complete in painting the picture without a special mention of the action taken last night by newly minted Speaker Pro-Tem Matt Windschitl.
Windschitl, a Republican leader from Western Iowa, has long painted himself as the hero to the 2nd Amendment in Iowa. His family owns a gun store and he has sponsored many pro-gun bills over the years in the legislature.
Yet one thing is constantly lacking – a willingness to actually do the hard work of advancing the controversial bills. Sure the bills that are relatively straight forward he’ll act on, but anything that’s tough, he’ll run from.
For years insiders have reported that Rep. Windschitl simply files bills to get the grassroots credit for filing them, intending all along to do little with them. Lobbyists, legislators, and voters in his own district have long suspected this.
Last night erased any debate.
Matt Windschitl, long seeking to move up in his career in the Iowa House, was elected to be the Speaker Pro-Tem of the House. Understand how this works.
That is an elected position, and the 100 members of the House are the voters. To get those votes, you can’t rock the boat. Ever. You must do the will of the leadership no matter what.
For Rep. Windschitl last night, that meant that one of the very first things he did as the Speaker Pro-Tem, was to sit in the Speaker’s chair and rule Constitutional Carry out of order!
What’s more, with IGO member Nathan Gibson and his daughters looking on (the ones who were being taught to shoot by their father, and forced to leave the range they shoot on since they are not 14) Windschitl went on to kill the bill that would fix the age limit issue too!
This is what the “pro-gun champion” in Des Moines did last night to secure his role as the Speaker Pro-Tem. As one IGO member said on the phone with us this morning, “This is what he did to get his 30 pieces of silver.”
We’ll have a more complete session wrap-up email coming out before long. This fight has just begun.
IGO is aggressively surveying and meeting with candidates state wide, our PAC is preparing to get involved in House primaries which take place next month, and we’re readying our election program for the Fall where we’ll be exposing anti-gunners in their districts through direct mail, internet advertising, email blasts, and more so that gun owners in Iowa can be informed as they head to the polls.
Frankly, if you’re mad at the events of last night, help us.
IGO is working on our program to hold these politicians accountable in the House and Senate. If there is no price to be paid for bad political behavior, this will continue.
Thank you for your activism this year – we did not lose any of our gun rights – and we’re going to hold them accountable come election time for those that tried to tamper with them.
P.S. Last night we witnessed a massive betrayal in the Republican controlled House, and they repeatedly altered the final bill of the year in an effort to strip out IGO’s pro-gun amendments.
The Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen, Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer, and newly minted Speaker Pro-Tem Matt Windschitl are now willing to do whatever it takes to keep gun owners from knowing who is pro-gun and who is not – all in an effort to maintain their majority status.
Many thanks are in order to pro-gun champ Tom Shaw (R-Laurens), who fought valiantly against his own party when needed, in an effort to protect and defend our gun rights here in Iowa.
Now as IGO looks ahead to the primary elections, surveying all the candidates here in Iowa, and ramping up for a massive round of educational mail, email, radio ads, and internet advertising to inform Iowans on where the candidate stand come election time – we can certainly use your help.
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