"I believe that life begins at the moment of conception. As governor, I will use my bully pulpit to speak out on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves."
"As Oregon governor I will make it a chief priority to defend gun owner's rights and promise to veto any legislation which undermines the God-given right of Oregonians to bear arms."
Hey Mary, as to the first statement, how do you know what the fetus wants to say?
As to the second statement being a God-given right, my reading of the Ten Commandments, says thou shall not kill. There is no signing statement attached talking about self-defense.
If we channel our energies into education and health-care, we will have fewer angrier folks and allow them more time to exercise their positive creativity. But to resist the, "this is just more government regulation" B.S., will take leadership which can be at odds with their constituency, but it's the right thing to do.
And unfortuately we require leadership until we are willing to be responsible for ourselves.