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I have been on the email list for State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, running against Richard Lugar in the Indiana Senate primary scheduled for May 8.

I have a special affection for Indiana:  Butler Bulldogs, all the neat Christian colleges there like Taylor University, just a state filled with good solid folks.  Very conservative place.  If Virginia Right moves to the Hoosier State, I’m there if I can talk Nina into doing it!  Hence I am honored to endorse on behalf of VR, State Treasurer Richard Mourdock for US Senate!

First, let me say I have liked and admired Senator Lugar.  He has been honest and upright and was at one time one whom I would have supported for President.  He’s smart and knowledgeable on foreign policy.  Indana should be pleased to have such a servant.


It’s time to move on.  Senator Lugar agreed with the START II treaty with Russia that has some serious issues in it.  I am told he voted for both of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominees.

State Treasurer Richard Mourdock stood up to the Obama administration on behalf of the pension plans of the state employees when the Chrysler bankruptcy was “done”.  Alas, the Supreme Court did not see it his way.  But, he did the right thing.

Mourdock is a staunch conservative – check out these issues from his campaign:

Eliminate Wasteful Spending

Richard will vote to put an end to wasteful “earmark” spending and will make balancing the federal budget by cutting spending his top priority. Richard has already proposed a plan which cuts federal spending by 7.6 trillion and balances the budget in ten years.

Repeal Obamacare

Richard believes that Obamacare is unconstitutional and wrong for America. As a U.S. Senator, he will work to ensure that it is repealed immediately.

Secure our Borders

Richard opposes the DREAM Act and any other legislation that would provide amnesty for illegal immigrants. He believes that we must act immediately to secure our borders and enforce the law.

Protect Life

Richard is unapologetically pro-life and will work to stop federal funding for abortion.  He believes that Roe v. Wade represents a serious misreading of the original intent of those who established our Constitution.

Stop Liberal Judges

Richard believes that judges should respect the original intent of the Founders when interpreting the meaning of the Constitution.  He will oppose the appointment of activist liberal justices like Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Stand up for the 2nd Amendment

Richard has earned an “A” rating from the NRA. He understands that gun control does not equal crime control and that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right guaranteed by the Constitution.

Preserve Social Security and Medicare

The solvency of these programs must be maintained in order to ensure that we keep our commitment to those currently receiving benefits as well as those nearing retirement.  Richard supports the “Ryan Plan” as a good first step to preserving these programs.

Establish a Sound Energy Policy

As a geologist, Richard will bring a much-needed scientific perspective to a debate dominated by lawyers and politicians.  Richard believes in creating jobs and economic opportunity by unleashing our Nation’s natural resource potential.  He opposes any type of job killing “cap and trade” or other similar legislation as proposed by the Obama administration.

Respecting the Constitution

Richard’s goal is to reduce the size of the federal government to fit within the limits set for it by the Constitution.  Richard is not just a Conservative Republican, he is a Constitutional Conservative who understands that the federal government was intended by the Framers of our Constitution to be a government of limited and clearly enumerated powers.  Only by insisting that these limits are respected, can we maintain the tradition of free enterprise and limited government  that has made America great.

Reducing Taxes and Eliminating the IRS

Richard supports the elimination of the IRS and moving our system of taxation away from a system that taxes income and productivity to a system that taxes consumption.  The federal tax code has become too complicated with too many loopholes and is not a fair and efficient system of raising revenue.  Even more important, is that any new tax system be combined with cuts in spending and a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution that also places a cap on future spending as a percentage of GDP.  Taking these steps is the key to restoring permanent economic growth.

Accountability for the Federal Reserve and Promoting Sound Monetary Policy

Richard supports efforts to require an audit of the Federal Reserve as a means of ensuring accountability.  Richard also believes that the Federal Reserve should narrowly focus its efforts on promoting stability and strengthening the dollar rather than attempting to artificially control such economic factors as employment levels and interest rates.  He opposes the Fed’s program of so-called “quantitative easing.”

Supporting a Strong National Defense and our Military Veterans

Richard supports our men and women in uniform and believes that a strong national defense is the best strategy to deter aggression.  Richard believes that military force should be used only when a vital national interest is at stake and that any U.S. mission should come with clearly defined goals and objectives.  Richard supports our Veterans and Wounded Warriors and will work to ensure that our Nation makes good on its commitment to those who have risked everything in the service of their Country.

Term Limits

Our Founding Fathers never meant for the U.S. Senate to be a lifetime job. Richard supports term limits for members of the U.S. House and Senate.

That is a great platform.  Anybody ought to be proud to run on that.  Many things in agreement with Ron Paul’s positions.  No one can say Mourdock cannot win the general election:  He’s been on the state ballot twice!  AND WON!  So I urge all our readers in the great State of Indiana to vote May 8 for Richard Mourdock for US Senate!


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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