Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fwd: National Right to Life Endorses Fred Thompson

Fred08 - Weekly Update

Dear Friend,

Today is a big day for Fred and our campaign. The National Right to Life Committee PAC endorsed Fred in the 2008 Republican Presidential Primary. NRLC is the nation's largest pro-life organization representing over 3,000 local chapters in all 50 states.

From the NRLC press release:

"As the first major grassroots organization to enter the Republican presidential race, National Right to Life is proud to endorse Fred Thompson," stated Wanda Franz, Ph.D., president of National Right to Life. "Our endorsement is a testament to Senator Thompson's long-standing pro-life record, his commitment to unborn children, and our belief in his ability to win."

"Unlike endorsements by single individuals, this endorsement was made by representatives of statewide pro-life organizations across America which themselves are comprised of local community chapters and grassroots activists," said Dr. Franz.

Fred responded to news of the endorsement by saying:

"I'm deeply appreciative for the past support by the National Right to Life Committee-PAC in my Senate campaigns, and today I am blessed and grateful to have received their endorsement for President of the United States.

"In supporting me, those who have worked tirelessly to defend life are supporting a consistent conservative who has stood with them yesterday, who stands with them today, and will stand with them tomorrow."

Fred's "Four Pillars of a Revitalized National Defense"

Fred today unveiled his "Four Pillars of a Revitalized National Defense" at The Citadel, where he called for increasing defense spending, building a "million-member" Army and Marine Corps, modernizing our Armed Forces, and ensuring better treatment for our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and veterans.

Fred Thompson's "Four Pillars of a Revitalized National Defense":

  • First, the U.S. must increase spending on defense.  The U.S. must be prepared to increase defense spending to at least 4.5 percent of GDP, not including what it takes to fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Second, the U.S. must increase the size of our military and build a "Million-Member" ground force.
    • Increase Army end strength to 775,000 organized into 64 brigade combat teams.
    • Increase active duty Marine Corps forces by 50,000 to 225,000.

  • Third, the U.S. must modernize its Armed Forces.  We must fully field and fund the next generation of military systems to ensure U.S. forces retain dominance in the full battle space:  On the battlefield, in the skies above it, and in the waters surrounding it. The investments we make today provide the means to defend our nation tomorrow. 

  • Fourth, the U.S. must take better care of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. Whether they are active duty, Guard or Reserve, they are entitled, as well, to expect the best pay and benefits our country can afford. They also deserve the best healthcare, education benefits, and support possible for their families. 
    • We must also take care of our veterans by fixing the VA system and implementing many of the recommendations of the Dole-Shalala Commission and the Veteran's Disability Benefits Commission report.

Fred In the News  

Thompson Hopes to Woo Independents
Associated Press,  November 12, 2007

. Thompson touts electability at Burlington event
Des Moines Register, November 12, 2007
. Thompson balances family, politics
The Nashua Telegraph, November 11, 2007
Thompson urges security: GOP presidental candidate visits S.C. promotes veterans
The State, November 7, 2007


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