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March 11, 2007

Senator Thompson to Appear on Fox News Sunday – Will he run?

Filed under: Congress,Conservatives,Election '08,Politics,Primaries,Republican,Thompson — avoiceofreason @ 8:01 am

Former Tennessee Senator, Fred Thompson will be interviewed later today on Fox News by Chris Wallace.  Other reports are swirling that Sen. Thompson is seriously considering a run for the Presidency. 

Here is a short list of where former Sen. Thompson stands on the issues: (Source is Red State Kids)


  • Voted YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999)


  • Voted YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)

Civil Rights

  • Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)

Crime and Tort Reform

  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)


  • Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)


  • Voted YES on eliminating the ‘marriage penalty’. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)

Strongly Opposes: Abortion; Same Sex Marriages

Strongly Favors: School Choice Vouchers; Gun Rights; Increased Spending on Military

Favors: Affirmative Action, Teaching Family Values in School; Privatize Social Security; Death Penalty; Decrease in Taxes on Wealthy; Free Trade; Stricter limits on campaign funding.

Opposes: More federal funding for health care.

No Strong Opinion: Immigration; Patriot Act Harming Civil Liberties



  1. Thanks for that information. I think we need a lot more of that in politics, at least as a starting point. List the issues and how the candidates have voted and have committed to vote in the future.

    Comment by Neil — March 11, 2007 @ 2:06 pm | Reply

  2. Where do I sign the petition?

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I’ve looked through your blog, and I like what I see – I’m adding you to my blogroll.

    Comment by Tom — March 11, 2007 @ 2:50 pm | Reply

  3. Thank you very much!

    Some commentators think I am wrong about former Speaker Gingrich.

    I need some time to digest Sen. Thompson’s interview, but he may be in the race.

    Comment by avoiceofreason — March 11, 2007 @ 3:28 pm | Reply

  4. Thanks for this information, I am going to do a post or page showing how good reliable information about a Candidate can change my views as to who I will vote for in the Elections.

    Comment by James Jett — March 11, 2007 @ 7:00 pm | Reply

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