Monday, December 12, 2011

Newt pledges to not cheat on his wives anymore

Posted By on Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Newt Gingrich and his third wife Callista Gingrich
  • Joeff Davis
  • Newt Gingrich and his third wife Callista Gingrich

Responding to an Iowa conservative group's request that he sign a pledge to ideologically oppose anything remotely liberal, Newt Gingrich promised — among other things — to be a faithful husband for a change.

In a section of the letter in which he discusses defending the institution of marriage (from the gays, mostly) he writes:

I also pledge to uphold the institution of marriage through personal fidelity to my spouse and respect for the marital bonds of others.

Here's Newt on all the right wing's favorite talking points ...

On gay marriage ...

I will support sending a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the states for ratification. I will also oppose any judicial, bureaucratic, or legislative effort to define marriage in any manner other than as between one man and one woman.

On abortion ...

I believe that life begins at conception. On day one of my administration, I will sign an executive order reinstating Ronald Reagan’s Mexico City policy that prevents taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions overseas. I will also work with Congress to repeal Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood so that no taxpayer dollars are being used to fund abortions but rather transfer the money so it is used to promote adoption and other pro-family policies, and enact legislation that provides greater protections for the unborn.

On the religious rights Lefties are always trampling on ...

As President, I will vigorously defend the First Amendment’s rights of religious liberty and freedom of speech against anyone who would try to stifle the free expression of believers.

On defending personal freedoms (unless it's the freedom to be gay or the freedom to have an abortion):

Today, as federal courts have intervened in sectors of American life never before imaginable, including the intervention in the definition of marriage as well as when unborn life can be protected under the Constitution, the public has increasingly come to view them as an usurpative device for unelected rulers ... The inherent judicial self-restraint that comes from an originalist approach to the Constitution offers the best long-term assurance that federal judges will not exceed their powers and trample on individual liberties.

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