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Al Gore Joe Lieberman (Dem.) John Hagelin (Natural Law) Steve Forbes Donald Trump
Pat Buchanan Ezola Foster (Reform) Howard Phillips (Constitution)   Gary Bauer Orrin Hatch
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Al Gore on Civil Rights
Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for 15 older headlines OR click here for 25 headlines from Bradley's book Time Present, Time Past OR click here for Al Gore on other issues.
  • Civil rights & Supreme Court are at stake in this election. (Oct 30)
  • Hate crimes stigmatize whole groups; enforce as civil rights. (Oct 11)
  • First civil rights act will ban racial profiling. (Oct 11)
  • Commitment to helping disabled reach their potential. (Jul 25)
  • Invest in independent living & enforce disabled rights. (Jul 25)
  • Latino values are America’s best values. (Jul 1)
  • Tipper & Al pushed for voluntary record lyric labeling. (Mar 3)
  • Confederate flag divides-remove it, but no boycott. (Jan 17)
  • Latinos considered for Supreme Court, but no pledge. (Jan 17)
  • Review disenfranchisement of felons but keep concept. (Jan 17)
  • End discrimination based on mental illnesses. (May 1999)
  • Fund and enforce the Disabilities Act. (May 1999)

    Affirmative Action

  • Affirmative Action: mend it, don’t end it. (Oct 25)
  • Affirmative action does not mean quotas. (Oct 17)
  • Gore emphasizes long-term commitment to NAACP. (Jul 12)
  • Close gender gap; equal pay for women. (May 11)
  • Investigate racial profiling at the federal level. (Mar 1)
  • Constitution evolved for women & blacks; & will evolve more. (Mar 1)
  • Keep affirmative action; reject numerical quotas. (Feb 21)
  • Ban racial profiling by Executive Order. (Jan 17)
  • Affirmative action still needed - continue the fight. (Dec 1999)
  • Need more opportunities for women-owned businesses. (Jun 1999)

    Gay Rights

  • Find some way for civic union; but not gay marriage. (Oct 11)
  • Supports Vermont’s Civil Union law. (Sep 27)
  • Stop discrimination against same-sex domestic partnerships. (Mar 1)
  • Eliminate ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’; let gays serve in army. (Dec 1999)
  • Supports same-sex partnerships; but not “marriage” title. (Oct 1999)
David McReynolds on Civil Rights
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  • Speak out against racism in any form. (Sep 1999)
  • Racism linked to permanent underclass; solve both together. (Aug 1999)
  • Gays have made progress; battle not yet won. (Aug 1999)
Dick Cheney on Civil Rights
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  • Equalize pay for stay-at-home moms vs. working women. (Oct 5)
  • Voted that US civil rights laws not apply to South Africa. (Jul 26)
  • Stopped military academies from banning gays. (Jul 26)
  • Voted against ERA in 1983. (Jul 24)
  • Kept ban on gays in military; and ban on women in combat. (Jan 1997)
  • Criticized for calling Gulf War “best covered war”. (Jan 1995)
  • Co-sponsored bills for equal rights for women in education. (Jan 1984)
  • Voted for anti-busing Amendment. (Jan 1979)
Ezola Foster on Civil Rights
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  • Homosexuality is biologically & psychologically damaging. (Aug 29)
  • Racism is out of govt; now focus on people. (Aug 29)
  • Supports display of Confederate flag in southern states. (Aug 12)
  • Against racial preferences. (Aug 12)
  • Confederate battle flag should be honored. (Aug 11)
  • Against gay rights & women in military. (Aug 11)
  • Accuses Jesse Jackson campaign of using fascist slogans. (Feb 14)
  • Democratic party policies are motivated by racial hatred. (Feb 14)
  • Reparations bill for descendants of slaves is socialist. (Feb 14)
  • No pro-gay groups & no AIDS educaiton at RNC. (Feb 14)
George W. Bush on Civil Rights
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  • Local control with consequences if racial profiling occurs. (Oct 11)
  • Condemns anti-Semitic comments of Dallas NAACP president. (Aug 9)
  • Enforce civil rights, reform education, help people achieve. (Jul 10)
  • $145M over 5 years for disabled transportation. (Jun 28)
  • Government should promote independence for the disabled. (Jun 15)
  • Apologizes for anti-Catholic appearance at Bob Jones U. (Feb 25)
  • Ten Commandments OK in schools for “inherent values”. (Jan 16)
  • Leave decisions on flying Confederate flag to the states. (Jan 7)
  • English-plus, not English-only. (Aug 1999)
  • State lottery OK, but qualms about casino gambling. (Jul 1999)

    Affirmative Action

  • Affirmative access means a fair shot for everyone. (Oct 25)
  • Affirmative access: qualified candidates guaranteed college. (Oct 17)
  • Affirmative access good; Gore’s affirmative action bad. (Oct 17)
  • Guaranteed TX college racial preference for top 10% of class. (Sep 30)
  • Affirmative access: end soft bigotry of low expectations. (Aug 1)
  • For affirmative action, but not quotas or preferences. (Apr 2)
  • Reach out to minorities, but without quotas. (Jun 1999)

    Gay Rights

  • Bush claims gay tolerance but record differs. (Oct 19)
  • Tolerance & equal rights, not gay marriage & special rights. (Oct 11)
  • No gay adoptions; but listens to gay GOP group. (Apr 24)
  • Against gay marriage, but leave it to the states. (Feb 15)
  • No gays in Boy Scouts. (Aug 1999)
  • Hate-crime rules don’t apply to gays. (Jul 1999)
Harry Browne on Civil Rights
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  • Consenting adults should have Civil Unions, but not federal. (Aug 9)
  • Racist hiring practices hurt companies & are self-limiting. (Aug 9)
  • Supreme Court was right to allow Boy Scouts to exclude gays. (Aug 9)
  • Base federal hiring on qualifications, not race. (Aug 9)
  • Recruiting minorities for federal positions is OK. (Aug 9)
  • Gay marriage is up to the two individuals, not the state. (Jul 7)
  • Partnership benefits for gay govt employees, but not private. (Jul 7)
  • President should stay out of questions of gay marriage. (Jan 27)
  • Flag burning is protected political speech. (Jan 27)
  • Racism is immoral; but end affirmative action. (Jan 13)
  • Remove government power to fight victimless crimes. (Jun 1999)
  • Bank rules against drugs hurt privacy. (Jun 1999)
  • Federal govt should be color-blind. (May 1996)
  • No School Prayer Amendment. (May 1996)
Howard Phillips on Civil Rights
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  • Stop subsidizing “safe sodomy” (End AIDS education). (Sep 20)
  • End affirmative action. (Jan 13)
  • End anti-Christianity in Congressional spending. (Sep 1999)
  • Direction taken from God on gay rights issues. (Sep 1999)
  • Respect rights because they’re bestowed by God, not state. (Sep 1999)
  • Censorship is dumbing down our children. (Aug 1993)
  • End NEA; a $176-million blaspheming “ministry of culture”. (Jul 1992)
John Hagelin on Civil Rights
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  • Hiring quotas foster race resentment. (Jan 13)
  • Moral decisions on gay rights rest with the people. (Sep 1999)
Joseph Lieberman on Civil Rights
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  • Support Equal Pay Act for women; plus loans & lawsuits. (Oct 5)
  • Equalize pay for women; it’s unfair and unacceptable. (Oct 5)
  • I do support, and will support affirmative action. (Aug 16)
  • Never supported CA Prop. 209 banning affirmative action. (Aug 16)
  • Support affirmative action and end all discrimination. (Aug 16)
  • Supports affirmative action now; but phase it out by 2010. (Aug 11)
  • Affirmative action is “patently unfair”, in 1995. (Aug 11)
  • For gay equal employment; against gay marriage. (Aug 10)
  • Affirmative action divides us. (Aug 8)
  • Expand “Hate Crimes” to include women, gays, and disabled. (Jun 16)
  • Participated in MLK’s March On Washington. (May 2)
  • Express religious faith in schools, within Constitution. (May 2)
Pat Buchanan on Civil Rights
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  • Take country back from ACLU; allow school prayer & gay bans. (Oct 20)
  • Admired civil rights movement, but MLK was “divisive”. (May 30)
  • Abolish quotas; all learn English. (Oct 1999)
  • Legal gambling is a “destructive vice”. (Jul 1999)
  • End racial busing, quotas, & contract set-asides. (Jul 1999)
  • Close NEA to stop desecration of Christian images. (Jun 1999)
  • Racial & gender entitlements are Govt-sponsored prejudice. (Jun 1999)
  • Color-blind laws: end trendy bigotry of diversity. (May 1999)

    Gay Rights

  • Vermont civil unions are ‘absurd’. (Oct 1)
  • Homosexuality is “the love that will not shut up.”. (Sep 19)
  • Gay pride equated with moral decline and cultural decadence. (Aug 11)
  • Condemns gays, women in combat, and abortion. (Aug 11)
  • Opposes gay rights agenda in its entirety. (May 30)
  • First to demand government deal with AIDS epidemic. (May 30)
  • All lifestyles are not equal; some ideas are wrong. (May 30)
  • No gay VP; no gays in Cabinet; it’s “a disorder”. (May 4)
  • Would oppose a gay president “with everything I had”. (Dec 1999)
  • AIDS is retribution; women can’t compete. (Oct 1999)
Ralph Nader on Civil Rights
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  • Truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans. (Aug 9)
  • Disagrees with ACLU on spending money as free speech. (Feb 23)
  • Supports “impenetrable protection of privacy”. (Oct 1996)
  • Differentiate discriminatory justice from indiscriminate. (Oct 1996)
  • Political discourse narrows when media serves Mammon. (Dec 1995)

    Gay Rights

  • Nader supports gay marriage; but gay groups support Gore. (Nov 2)
  • Equal gay rights, including civil union. (Oct 1)
  • Supports Civil Union in Vermont and elsewhere. (May 7)
  • Long history of fighting in sexual politics. (Feb 23)
Winona LaDuke on Civil Rights
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  • Native Americans hurt by nuclear and toxic waste policies. (Jul 23)
  • Require affirmative action. (Jun 25)
  • Equality by sexual orientation, including gay marriage. (Jun 25)
  • Development marginalizes status of women. (Aug 1995)


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