Lots of Issues
You can't charge Sen. Sam Brownback, who's aggressively courted conservative voters, of dodging the issues.
Just look at the Kansan Republican's campaign site.
On immigration: "We must enable all law enforcement to identify and quickly remove all illegal aliens."
On marriage: "The right to marry is not the right to redefine marriage. Marriage is the union of one man and one woman."
On abortion: "Abortion ends a human life. It destroys an individual who could have lived and participated in our society. Already, it has eliminated tens of millions of children."
And the list of issues on his site -- with a campaign blog, The Daily Brownbacker, that lambasts Mitt Romney with the "Mitt Flop File" -- goes on. Israel. Iraq. Energy. Brownback doesn't have the sheen of former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani's "12 Commitments to the American People," he lacks the details of Romney's policy briefings, but he stakes a position on 17 issues on his site, more than any other Republican contender. Ever heard of the Homestead Act? More than 140 years ago President Lincoln signed into law landmark legislation that helped populate the undeveloped,rural areas in the Great Plains, Brownback reminds us, and the senator is a co-sponsor of the New Homestead Act. which a $5,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers in rural communities.
Brownback, who grew up in a farm, writes: "We must act now to preserve the 'small town' lifestyles that have been so vital to our country's success."
-- Jose Antonio Vargas
Washington Post editors
August 22, 2007; 12:05 PM ET
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