Bush Administration Off to Fast Start
Confirmation Highlights Great Start
George W. Bush shown here as he takes the oath of office
administered by William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United
States Supreme Court.
By Dave Andrusko
but unbowed, pro-life former Senator John Aschroft is now the Attorney
General of the United States.
In winning Senate confirmation 58-42, Mr. Ashcroft weathered a barrage
of scurrilous attacks reminiscent of the infamous 1987 offensive against
Robert Bork which derailed his nomination to serve on the United States
Fittingly, Ashcroft was sworn into office by Justice Clarence Thomas,
who repelled a similar all-out assault launched in 1991 against his
nomination to the United States Supreme Court.
Described by Senate Republicans as one of the most qualified nominees in
history, Ashcroft's long and distinguished career was caricatured and
distorted beyond recognition. His service in the Senate and his terms
both as governor of Missouri and as its attorney general were ignored in
a witch hunt intended to demonize a nominee loathed by Planned
Parenthood and NARAL.
FOR LIFE DRAWS ENORMOUS CROWD
|One of the largest
March for Life Rallies in memory shown here passing in front of
the United States Supreme Court.
By Dave Andrusko
one of the largest Marches for Life in memory, a gigantic crowd of
pro-lifers assembled at the foot of the Washington Memorial January 22
to remember the over 40 million unborn babies who have died since 1973.
A combination of a sunny if cold day and the great enthusiasm generated
by the replacement of pro-abortion President Bill Clinton by pro-life
President George W. Bush lent the commemoration of the 28th anniversary
of Roe v. Wade an unmistakable aura of optimism and renewed
President Bush added to the atmosphere of renewal and reinvigoration
with a strong pro-life message read to the huge throng by pro-life
champion Chris Smith (R-NJ).
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Wanda Franz, Ph.D.
GOOD START, A WARNING SHOT, AND TROUBLE AHEAD
I deeply appreciate your message and
We share a great goal: to work
toward a day when every child is welcomed in life and protected in law.
We know this will not come easily, or all at once. But the goal leads us
onward: to build a culture of life, affirming that every person, at
every stage and season of life, is created equal in God's image.
The promises of the Declaration of
Independence are not just for the strong, the independent, or the
healthy. They are for everyone--including unborn children.
All of you marching today have
never tired in a good cause. Thank you for your conviction, your
idealism, and your courage. May God bless you all.
--President George W.
Bush, message to March for Life participants, January 22, 2001
A GOOD START
into office, our new president promised to "change the tone"
in Washington. With this message he got off to a splendid start. We have
been waiting for such a presidential message for eight long years. So we
have reason to enjoy the moment. But now we must get back to work,
because--as the President says--"this will not come easily, or all
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