Friday, January 22, 2010
Who Stands With Republican President Harding on Iraq?
Who stands with Republican President Harding on Iraq? You have all heard President Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Hal Rogers try to pen labels upon themselves, and upon Kenneth Stepp. Let's look at the record. In his 1921 inaugural address, Republican President Warren G. Harding spoke about foreign policy as follows concerning America's role in international affairs:
The Chief Executive praised the "wisdom of the inherited policy of non-
involvement in Old World affairs." Since the United States did not want to
be "entangled," it "can be a party to no permanent military alliance," nor
political or economic commitment impairing our national sovereignty. The
American Republic, the speaker safely insisted, wanted no world "super
Republican President Warren Harding would not have allowed United States troops to be sent to Iraq during peacetime. Republican President Warren Harding would have brought the troops home if he had found American troops in Iraq when he became President. Kenneth Stepp agrees with Warren Harding that the United States can be a party to no permanent military alliance nor political nor economic commitment impairing our national sovereignty, and a party to no world "super government". If you want a world "super government" trampling upon the United States Constitution and sending American troops to die in Iraq, then vote for the Republican rubber stamp Hal Rogers; but if you stand for the ideals of Kenneth Stepp and Republican President Warren Harding of "wisdom of the inherited policy of non-
involvement in Old World affairs" (except for NATO, which Kenneth Stepp supports) then you will vote Democratic and vote for Kenneth Stepp, the Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, KY-05.