American Conservative Union Nov. 5, 2004 LETTER

ACU Sends Congratulations, Thanks to Massachusetts Chief Justice for Making Big Bush Victory Possible

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Earlier today, American Conservative Union Chairman David A. Keene sent the following letter to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall:

Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall
On Beacon Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Dear Justice Marshall:

On behalf of the American Conservative Union, its Board of Directors and ACU’s one million members permit me to offer our heartiest congratulations and thanks for almost single-handedly making possible President George W. Bush’s historic election victory.

In considering the innumerable Americans who labored so hard and so long to achieve this singular electoral result – from Karl Rove and Ken Mehlman to the legions of Republican volunteers – it appears self-evident that your alone deserve the lion’s share of the credit for this truly stunning election triumph.

Were it not for you and your fellow liberal activists on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, it is doubtful that 11 states would have been compelled to put measures on their November 2nd ballots to preserve the institution of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Had it not been for your courageous decision to ignore the will of the people of the Bay State, turn your back on 4,000 years of Judeo-Christian moral teaching, and unilaterally impose your own progressive personal opinions on the law, marriage might never have become the defining issue of the 2004 presidential election.

Yes, Justice Marshall, it was your unrestrained hubris that brought about the demise of your fellow Bay State liberal, Sen. John F. Kerry. For had you not sought to foist on your unwilling citizens a bizarre deconstruction of the law, hundreds of thousands of traditional-values voters might not have been mobilized to go to the polls in Ohio to protect marriage from such judicial depredations and to cast ballots to re-elect the President.

So please accept the undying gratitude of ACU and conservatives all across America for single-handedly delivering the election to George W. Bush.


David A. Keene