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America First Party
1630 A 30th Street #111
Boulder, Colorado 80301

Friday, November 12, 2004

Bush Betrayals Begin, Get Used To It

Boulder, CO - The America First Party is deeply disappointed, but not surprised, by the choice made by President Bush in nominating Alberto Gonzales to replace outgoing Attorney General John Ashcroft. Every American who is pro-life, anti-discrimination, and anti-torture should be outraged by this nomination.

National Chair Dan Charles stated, "Eighty percent of voters for whom 'moral values' was the most important issue voted for President Bush. Yet in his first official act since the election, President Bush has betrayed those more than twenty million Americans by nominating Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General. Without their votes, he would not have been reelected. Nobody should be shocked by this unfaithfulness--bait-and-switch is the Republican mode of operation. This is why the America First Party encouraged voters of good conscience to cast their vote elsewhere."

Mr. Charles continued, "Alberto Gonzales always finds a way to support moral decay and ever more power for the government. His vote on the Texas Supreme Court nullified that state's Parental Notification Act, stripping lawful parental rights and supporting abortion as a form of birth control. He found a way to justify torture and limit the protection of both the Geneva Convention for battlefield combatants and the Bill of Rights for American citizens when it suited the interests of the Government. Mr. Gonzales and President Bush abandoned principle in favor of racial discrimination, rather than merit, by public schools. Because of Mr. Gonzales, our government continues to embrace 'the soft bigotry of low expectations', to quote the President."

Expressing the outrage of many around the country, National Secretary John Pittman Hey added, "Thanks to Mr. Gonzales, babies are being butchered that otherwise would have been saved, citizens are held in secret jails without any notice to their loved ones, and students are denied admission to school because they are the 'wrong' color. Hasn't Mr. Gonzales done enough to trample the Constitution and promote obscene and un-American policies? Hasn't he hurt enough people already? Apparently not. He's just the type crony George Bush wants to keep around, helping further his vision of "compassionate conservatism" in Washington. Too bad we don't have a President with the moral decency to kick Alberto Gonzales out of Government entirely and send him packing back to Houston where he belongs."

Mr. Charles concluded, "The Bush betrayal of our Constitution and the bedrock values of people of faith should surprise no one. We got a taste of it when the last Attorney General was forced to declare a US Supreme Court opinion, 'settled law'. Those who were surprised should get used to the feeling. Actions speak louder than the words in any stump speech."

Dan Charles, National Chairman, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
Romelle Winters, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2


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