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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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Republican Platform adopted at GOP National Convention, Aug. 12, 2000


Click here for 53 full quotes from Republican Party in the book 2000 Republican Party Platform.
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Abortion
    Ban abortion with Constitutional amendment.
    Alternatives like adoption, instead of punitive action.
Civil Rights
    Strong support for traditional definition of marriage.
    Let Boy Scouts exercise free speech (ok to ban gays).
    Women exempt from combat; “candid analysis” of military gays.
Crime
    More victims rights and harsher penalties for certain crimes.
    Death penalty is an effective deterrent.
Drugs
    Clinton surrendered Drug War; cry out for drug-free schools.
    Aggressively pursue drug kingpins; include death penalty.
Education
    Limit role of federal government in education.
    Increase access to higher education with savings accounts.
    Strongly support voluntary student-initiated prayer.
    Achievement is basis for access to college.
Energy & Oil
    Provide tax incentives for energy production.
Environment
    Encourage market-based solutions to environmental problems.
Families & Children
    Support abstinence and fatherhood.
    Reduce child welfare caseloads & encourage adoption.
Foreign Policy
    Look to Latin American countries as key partners.
    Strengthen ties to Asia and promote democracy there.
    NATO has shared responsibility for peacekeeping.
    Help Africa with private sector and charitable investment.
    Reform U.N. to end abuse, unfairness, and abortion funding.
    Will not allow China to attack Taiwan.
Free Trade
    U.S. should position itself to dominate trade.
    Promote free trade with America setting the standards.
Government Reform
    Reduce inefficient government, reward results.
    Reform politics to encourage participation.
    Federal government should not interfere with states’ rights.
Gun Control
    Will protect right to bear arms.
Health Care
    A reformed Medicare will give seniors choice, flexibility.
    Give individuals tools to manage their own health needs.
    Allow customization of insurance, support health centers.
    Lawyers should not hold physicians hostage.
Homeland Security
    Affirm traditional military culture&rebuild morale (no gays).
    U.S. needs comprehensive missile defense system.
    Eliminate as many nuclear weapons as possible.
    Restore health of defense industry; peace thru strength.
Immigration
    Reform & toughen immigration system to emphasize family.
    Focus immigration on needed skills.
Jobs
    Recognize that people depend on land for livelihood.
    Small business deserves better treatment from government.
Principles & Values
    Bush will nominate conservative judges only.
    A distinctly American internationalism for the 21st century.
Social Security
    Workers will have choice to invest their payroll taxes.
Tax Reform
    Cut taxes to stimulate economy and help families.
    Tax cuts & low interest rates lead to home ownership.
    Repeal death tax & give tax break to care for elderly.
Technology
    Encourage technology with funds for R & D, tax reform.
    School, libraries should ban porn from their computers.
War & Peace
    Promote peace, reduce threat of war, protect Israel.
    Contribute in Balkans, but let NATO run it.
Welfare & Poverty
    Tax reform will enable more poor to own a home.
    Faith-based charities should help end child poverty.


The above quotations are from Republican Platform adopted at GOP National Convention, Aug. 12, 2000.

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