Serious times call for bold measures, Joe Miller said yesterday in a press release: “With the re-election of Barack Obama, our very way of self-government is in peril. The Constitution is under attack, the value of human life degraded, religious liberties are threatened, the Second Amendment is increasingly in jeopardy, and the right to protection from unlawful search and seizure is giving way to a virtual surveillance State.”
Not long ago, Miller just barely missed the turn to the Senate when Lisa Murkowski asked for a recount, telling the judge that those who spelled her name wrong on the ballot should be included in the count. She won the recount, and the Miller/Murkowski contention perfectly reflected the division rising in the Republican Party between establishment conservatives and new Tea Party candidates. Miller was a Tea Party champion and had the support of Alaska’s former Gov. Sarah Palin.
Murkowski, who represents Alaska today, is the poster child of the political group “No Labels,” which claims to be a “growing citizens’ movement of Democrats, Republicans and everything in between …”
“No Labels is high-fiving Sens. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for their role in sparking a bipartisan seating movement among members of Congress in advance of the State of the Union address,” their web site reads, featuring photos of Murkowski and Udall.
“In 2010, I was one of the first candidates to warn of a looming debt crisis and predict the coming downgrade of America’s credit rating,” Miller said. “My campaign championed the prerogatives of State governments under the 10th Amendment, and pointed out the massive threat to our individual liberties coming out of Washington. In October of 2010, I predicted that regardless of who represented Alaska in DC, ‘the era of earmarks is dead.’ And we were ahead of the curve on entitlement reform.”
Read More at The Hill . By Bernie Quigley.
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