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Al Gore on Families & Children
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  • Faith and family are America’s biggest strengths. (Oct 23)
  • Abstinence Ed in the context of comprehensive Sex Ed. (Sep 22)
  • Hold entertainment industry accountable. (Sep 11)
  • Enable 7 of 10 families to own a home. (Sep 6)
  • Focus on “working families” via tax cuts & education. (Aug 22)
  • Tax cuts for families will help care for both young and old. (Jun 15)
  • Parental Responsibility Accounts: dads pay kids, not welfare. (Jun 3)
  • Employ “dead-broke dads”, crack down on “deadbeat dads.”. (Jun 2)
  • After-school care for 10 million kids. (May 25)
  • 50% After-School Tax Credit for kids 6 to 16. (May 25)
  • Elian’s interests paramount over diplomatic interests. (Apr 1)
  • Tax credits for child care for working & at-home families. (Jan 8)
  • After-school programs prevent most drug use. (Jun 1999)
  • Tobacco is greatest threat to kids’ health. (Jun 1999)
  • Protect kids from Internet smut as part of “e-rate”. (Jun 1999)
  • Pre-school available to every child in every community. (Jun 1999)
  • Supports V-Chip and parental controls over TV & Internet. (May 1999)
  • More restrictions on underage smoking. (May 1999)
  • Enroll uninsured children in federal health programs. (May 1999)
  • Supports Family and Medical Leave Act. (Nov 1998)
David McReynolds on Families & Children
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  • No moral and ethical decline since 1960s. (May 2)
Dick Cheney on Families & Children
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  • For families: improve schools; reform taxes; restore honesty. (Aug 2)
  • Voted against WIC welfare nuttrition programs. (Jul 26)
  • More funds for pre-school & early education. (Jan 1988)
  • More obscenity enforcement; more character education. (Jan 1988)
  • More funds for foster care, adoption, & child support laws. (Jan 1988)
Ezola Foster on Families & Children
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  • Gore’s immigration stance hurts American children. (Aug 18)
  • Keep American schools for American children. (May 1996)
George W. Bush on Families & Children
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  • Internet filters, ratings, & parental monitorinf for kids. (Oct 17)
  • Paying taxes hurts family time for middle class. (Sep 18)
  • Blueprint: Focus on community; adoption; fatherhood; safety. (Sep 17)
  • Teach our children the values that defeat violence. (Aug 3)
  • Fathers’ registry will promote involvement, responsibility. (Jul 17)
  • $75M to support veterans to mentor youth. (Jul 13)
  • $2.3 billion over 5 years for adoption & child welfare. (Jul 11)
  • Use Florida courts for Elian, not middle-of-the-night raids. (Apr 22)
  • Promote abstinence in schools and via churches. (Apr 2)
  • Leave no child behind, via improving schools & health care. (Jan 8)
  • More daycare funds; caseworkers; “Second Chance” homes. (Jun 1999)
  • Abstinence Ed should get funded as much as Sex Ed. (Jun 1999)
  • Appropriate to draw a moral line for children. (Jun 1999)
  • V-chip OK, but cultural changes are better. (May 1999)
  • Enforce child protection and child support. (Jan 1999)
  • Teach kids right (abstinence) and wrong (drugs & gangs). (Apr 1998)
Harry Browne on Families & Children
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  • You know what’s best for your family better than politicians. (Sep 9)
  • “Family Values” means politicians decide for your family. (Sep 9)
  • Gay adoption OK; all adoptions are private contracts. (Jul 7)
  • Families are the first dept. of Housing, Education & Welfare. (Jan 27)
  • Repeal income tax so parents can afford education. (May 1996)
  • Less govt & lower taxes means better child raising. (Jul 1995)
Howard Phillips on Families & Children
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  • Family government is the highest form of government. (May 1998)
  • Strengthen families by downsizing government. (May 1998)
John Hagelin on Families & Children
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Joseph Lieberman on Families & Children
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  • Parents are losing children to culture’s violence. (Sep 13)
  • With Bill Bennett, “Silver Sewer Awards” for immoral videos. (Aug 8)
  • Asks retailers to limit violent video games to kids. (Jun 16)
  • Outraged at paternal irresponsibility-enforce child support. (May 2)
  • Lewinsky affair is part of anything-goes culture. (Sep 1998)
Pat Buchanan on Families & Children
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  • Elian should stay in US; father is speaking under duress. (Jan 24)
  • Home schooling teaches children values. (Sep 1999)
  • Lacerate entertainment industry that pollutes our culture. (Apr 1999)
Ralph Nader on Families & Children
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  • Democracy needs youth’s energy & participation. (Jun 25)
  • TV ads targeting kids are “electronic child molesting”. (Feb 23)
  • Corporate TV marketers are raising our kids. (Oct 1999)
  • National speed limit saves lives. (Mar 1996)
  • Commercial TV separates children from parents. (Dec 1995)
Winona LaDuke on Families & Children
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  • Encourages public activism in young people. (Jul 8)
  • Policy makers ignore long-term effects on women and children. (Jun 16)
  • Gore and Bush endorse a myth of the American family. (May 23)
  • Development policies threaten women’s rights to autonomy. (Aug 1995)


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