Joining John Oxendine on our roster of endorsements is former Congressman John N. Hostettler, and here's a list of his accomplishments in the House that bring me to my decision:
1. In 1995, he successfully amended the District of Columbia Appropriations Bill to eliminate the "Domestic Partnership" policy of Washington.
2. In 1998, he traveled to Moscow as part of a Congressional delegation to discuss U.S. deployment of a national missile defense system with members of the Russian Duma.
3. In 2002, he was one of six GOP Members of the United States House of Representatives and one of three Conservative GOP Members to vote against the House resolution authorizing President George W. Bush to preemptively engage in military conflict with the nation of Iraq. At the time, in October 2002, Hostettler said the intelligence supporting the claim of a program of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was "tenuous at best".
4. In 2003, as Chairperson of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, he successfully amended the Department of State reauthorization bill to require the State Department to regulate the use of consular cards of foreign nations in the U.S.
5. In 2003, he successfully amended the Commerce, State and Justice appropriations bill to discontinue funding of the enforcement of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which called for the removal of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama State Supreme Court House placed there by Alabama State Chief Justice Roy Moore.
6. In 2004, the House passed Mr. Hostettler's Marriage Protection Act (MPA) which would make it illegal for federal courts from imposing Massachusetts same-sex marriage licenses on any other state.
7. In 2006, the House passed Mr. Hostettler's Public Expression of Religion Act (PERA) which would make forbidden federal courts from requiring defendants such as a Board of County Commissioners to pay a plaintiff's lawyers, such as the ACLU, fees after the federal courts order the removal of a religious symbol such as the Ten Commandments from the County courthouse lawn.
And in 2008, he wrote a book titled "Nothing for the Nation: Who Got What Out of Iraq", a book that has received positive reviews from Conservative minded people. These accomplishments make him, IMO, the best qualified candidate for IN-SEN. However, this is just my opinion, and I’d like to hear yours in the comments.