I received a letter from Presidential candidate Fred Thompson. In the first four short paragraphs he makes some statements like â€œgiving this a lot of thoughtâ€, â€œconservative principlesâ€, â€œdefending our valuesâ€, etc. But in the fifth paragraph he states his questions to America: * Will we fight terrorism or run away? * Will we secure Americaâ€™s borders? * Will we stop wasteful spending? * Will we stand up for the Second Amendment? * Will we protect Social Security? * Will we defend marriage and our unborn? Then the letter goes on about needing money for his campaign. Finally he states what he wants to do if he gets into the White House: * Iâ€™ll cut taxes and make the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent. * Iâ€™ll use veto power to stop pork-barrel spending. * No amnesty for illegal aliens. * I am pro-life, will defend traditional marriage, and protect the Second Amendment. He then ends the letter with a â€œthis is where I stand, will you support meâ€ request. But something I noticed, and the reason Iâ€™m posting this, is that Fred Thompson mentioned protecting the Second Amendment twice in his letter. He said that he will oppose gun control schemes that leave criminals and terrorists as the only people with guns in America. As we approach the 2008 Presidential election we will probably decide between Giuliani, Romney, and Thompson as the Republican candidate for President. * Giuliani says heâ€™s a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, but thereâ€™s nothing in his â€œ12 Commitments To The American Peopleâ€ about it. But he was a strong proponent of gun control during his years as New York mayor. â€œA place like New York that is densely populated or maybe a place that is experiencing a serious crime problem â€¦ maybe you have one solution there and in another place, more rural, more suburban, other issues, you have a different set of rules.â€ * I couldnâ€™t find anything about the Second Amendment in the â€œRomney Agendaâ€ section of his campaign website. When Romney ran for Senate in 1994, he told the Boston Herald that he supported the Brady gun-control law and a ban on scores of semi-automatic firearms. Romney did not back off his support for gun control during his run for governor in 2002. â€œWe do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them. I wonâ€™t chip away at them; I believe they protect us and provide for our safety.â€ Just something to remember as we watch the candidates on the campaign trail.