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Excerpts from Books by and about 2008 candidates
Sen. John McCain (R, AZ)
Why Courage Matters
Sen. Barack Obama(D, IL)
Dreams From My Father
Sen. Joe Biden (D, DE)
Promises to Keep
Gov. Sarah Palin (R, AK)
New Energy for Alaska
Rep. Bob Barr (L)
The Meaning of IS
Rep. Cynthia McKinney (G)
Green Party Debate
Ralph Nader (I)
The Good Fight
Alan Keyes (NAIP)
Our Character, Our Future

Sen. Hillary Clinton
It Takes A Village
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Leadership
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Mitt Romney
Turnaround

(click a book cover for excerpts and a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)

Values Voter Presidential Debate
Republican candidates in Fort Lauderdale Florida, moderated by Joseph Farah, Sept. 17, 2007



Abortion
   Alan Keyes: Nominate only judges who refuse to legislate from the bench.
   Alan Keyes: Save “snowflake babies”: no experiments on frozen embryos.
   Alan Keyes: Constitutional amendment defining life from conception.
   Alan Keyes: Preamble to Constitution includes our unborn posterity.
   Alan Keyes: No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion.
   Duncan Hunter: No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion.
   Duncan Hunter: Hunter Bill: define that life begins at conception.
   John Cox: No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion.
   John Cox: Nominate only judges who refuse to legislate from the bench.
   John Cox: Save “snowflake babies”: no experiments on frozen embryos.
   John Cox: Christians & Jews believe in the right to life.
   Mike Huckabee: No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion.
   Ron Paul: No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion.
   Ron Paul: Delivered 4000 babies; & assuredly life begins at conception.
   Ron Paul: Sanctity of Life Act: remove federal jurisdiction.
   Ron Paul: Nominate only judges who refuse to legislate from the bench.
   Ron Paul: Save “snowflake babies”: no experiments on frozen embryos.
   Sam Brownback: No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion.
   Sam Brownback: Roe is not in the Constitution.
   Tom Tancredo: No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion.
   Tom Tancredo: Litmus test for judges: only appoint if they’d overturn Roe.
   Tom Tancredo: Talk about the unborn as people, because they are.
Budget & Economy
   Alan Keyes: Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget.
   John Cox: One of the original members of the Club for Growth.
   John Cox: Anti-Hillary candidate cannot be a career politician.
   John Cox: Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget.
   Mike Huckabee: Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget.
   Ron Paul: Can’t legislate economic fairness; so make government small.
   Sam Brownback: Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget.
   Tom Tancredo: Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget.
Civil Rights
   Alan Keyes: Defend the natural family against the gay lobby.
   Alan Keyes: We need a constitutional amendment to stop gay marriage.
   Duncan Hunter: We need a constitutional amendment to define marriage.
   John Cox: Respect people’s freedom but don’t sanction gay behavior.
   John Cox: Stand up for proper behavior or we end up with bestiality.
   John Cox: Marriage about protecting children; not homosexual largesse.
   Ron Paul: No legislation to counteract the homosexual agenda.
   Ron Paul: No affirmative action for any group.
   Ron Paul: No need for Marriage Amendment; DOMA is enough.
   Ron Paul: First Amendment was written for controversial speech.
   Sam Brownback: Fight against hate crimes legislation.
   Sam Brownback: Carried amendment defining marriage to Senate floor.
   Tom Tancredo: We are just one kooky judge away from homosexual marriage.
   Tom Tancredo: President can’t legislate morality; but can lead on morality.
   Tom Tancredo: Do everything possible to support a marriage amendment.
Crime
   Alan Keyes: Opposes “hate crimes” legislation.
   Alan Keyes: Prosecute all illegal adult pornography.
   Duncan Hunter: Opposes “hate crimes” legislation.
   Duncan Hunter: Prosecute all illegal adult pornography.
   John Cox: Opposes “hate crimes” legislation.
   John Cox: Prosecute all illegal adult porn, plus white collar porn.
   Mike Huckabee: Opposes “hate crimes” legislation.
   Mike Huckabee: Prosecute all illegal adult pornography.
   Ron Paul: Opposes “hate crimes” legislation.
   Ron Paul: Not appropriate to prosecute all illegal adult pornography.
   Sam Brownback: Prosecute all illegal adult pornography.
   Sam Brownback: Opposes “hate crimes” legislation.
   Tom Tancredo: Opposes “hate crimes” legislation.
   Tom Tancredo: Prosecute all illegal adult pornography.
Drugs
   Ron Paul: $500B on War on Drugs since 1970s has been a total failure.
Education
   Alan Keyes: Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education.
   Alan Keyes: Schools forfeit funds if they expose kids to gay propaganda.
   Alan Keyes: Impeach judges for barring legislature prayers to Jesus.
   Alan Keyes: Present scientific facts that support creationism.
   Alan Keyes: Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling.
   Duncan Hunter: Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education.
   Duncan Hunter: Schools forfeit funds if they expose kids to gay propaganda.
   Duncan Hunter: Don’t impeach judges for decisions on legislature prayers.
   Duncan Hunter: Present scientific facts that support creationism.
   John Cox: Impeach judges for barring legislature prayers to Jesus.
   John Cox: Present scientific facts that support creationism.
   John Cox: Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling.
   John Cox: School choice avoids transvestite teachers.
   John Cox: Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education.
   John Cox: Schools forfeit funds if they expose kids to gay propaganda.
   Mike Huckabee: Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education.
   Mike Huckabee: Impeach judges for barring legislature prayers to Jesus.
   Mike Huckabee: Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling.
   Ron Paul: Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education.
   Ron Paul: Don’t impeach judges for decisions on legislature prayers.
   Ron Paul: Present scientific facts that support creationism.
   Ron Paul: Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling.
   Sam Brownback: Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education.
   Tom Tancredo: Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education.
   Tom Tancredo: Present scientific facts that support creationism.
   Tom Tancredo: Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling.
   Tom Tancredo: Introduced voucher system in Colorado in 1992.
Families & Children
   Alan Keyes: Respect God-given institution of the natural family.
   Alan Keyes: The God-ordained family preceded the government.
   Mike Huckabee: Marriage relationship between one man, one woman, for life.
   Mike Huckabee: High divorce rate fails at presenting role model.
   Sam Brownback: Get back to the basics: life, family, & faith.
Foreign Policy
   Alan Keyes: Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace.
   Alan Keyes: Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan.
   Alan Keyes: I’ve never been a supporter of the UN, even while Ambassador.
   Alan Keyes: Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty.
   Duncan Hunter: Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty.
   Duncan Hunter: Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace.
   Duncan Hunter: Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan.
   John Cox: Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty.
   John Cox: Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace.
   John Cox: Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan.
   Mike Huckabee: Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty.
   Mike Huckabee: Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace.
   Mike Huckabee: Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan.
   Mike Huckabee: We answer to our Constitution, not to international law.
   Ron Paul: Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty.
   Ron Paul: Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace.
   Ron Paul: Not US role to monitor eradication of legal slavery in Sudan.
   Sam Brownback: Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty.
   Sam Brownback: Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan.
   Tom Tancredo: Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty.
   Tom Tancredo: Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace.
   Tom Tancredo: Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan.
Free Trade
   Alan Keyes: Trade sanctions on Saudi Arabia for persecuting Christians.
   Alan Keyes: No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico.
   Alan Keyes: China trade contingent on human rights & product safety.
   Alan Keyes: North American Union is betrayal of our sovereignty.
   Duncan Hunter: North American Union is only free trade in one direction.
   Duncan Hunter: Inappropriate to impose sanctions for persecuting Christians.
   Duncan Hunter: No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico.
   John Cox: Trade sanctions on Saudi Arabia for persecuting Christians.
   John Cox: No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico.
   John Cox: China trade contingent on human rights & product safety.
   John Cox: Trade is a weapon of peace.
   John Cox: Never surrender the sovereignty of the United States.
   Mike Huckabee: Trade sanctions on Saudi Arabia for persecuting Christians.
   Mike Huckabee: No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico.
   Mike Huckabee: China trade contingent on human rights & product safety.
   Mike Huckabee: This country can never yield its sovereignty for any reason.
   Ron Paul: Inappropriate to impose sanctions for persecuting Christians.
   Ron Paul: No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico.
   Ron Paul: No North American Union; no WTO; no UN.
   Ron Paul: China trade not contingent on human rights & product safety.
   Sam Brownback: China trade contingent on human rights & product safety.
   Sam Brownback: No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico.
   Sam Brownback: China trade contingent on human rights & product safety.
   Sam Brownback: China trade very contingent on human rights & product safety.
   Sam Brownback: Opposed to North American Union that gives up sovereignty.
   Sam Brownback: Trade is key to growing our economy.
   Tom Tancredo: No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico.
   Tom Tancredo: Don’t diminish sovereignty in hopes of influencing trade.
Government Reform
   Alan Keyes: Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles.
   Alan Keyes: Disallow lawsuits that stop public officials invoking God.
   Duncan Hunter: Disallow lawsuits that stop public officials invoking God.
   John Cox: Disallow lawsuits that stop public officials invoking God.
   John Cox: Mixing money & politics causes corruption & partisanship.
   John Cox: Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles.
   Mike Huckabee: Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles.
   Ron Paul: Disallow lawsuits that stop public officials invoking God.
   Ron Paul: Constitution was written to restrain the federal government.
   Ron Paul: We are drifting rather rapidly into a totalitarian state.
   Sam Brownback: Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles.
   Tom Tancredo: Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles.
Health Care
   Alan Keyes: Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage.
   Alan Keyes: Insurance reward for avoiding tobacco, alcohol, obesity.
   Alan Keyes: Protect disabled and vulnerable people like Terri Schiavo.
   Duncan Hunter: Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage.
   John Cox: Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage.
   John Cox: Insurance reward for avoiding tobacco, alcohol, obesity.
   John Cox: Protect disabled and vulnerable people like Terri Schiavo.
   Mike Huckabee: Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage.
   Mike Huckabee: Insurance reward for avoiding tobacco, alcohol, obesity.
   Ron Paul: Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage.
   Ron Paul: Insurance reward for avoiding tobacco, alcohol, obesity.
   Ron Paul: Not government’s role to protect people like Terri Schiavo.
   Sam Brownback: Insurance reward for avoiding tobacco, alcohol, obesity.
   Tom Tancredo: Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage.
Homeland Security
   Alan Keyes: No student visas to citizens of terrorist states.
   Alan Keyes: Killing innocents by terror is same evil as by abortion.
   Alan Keyes: Protect military chaplains’ right to pray in preferred faith.
   Alan Keyes: Allow Christian symbols in national war memorials.
   Duncan Hunter: Cut off businesses that sell killing technology to Mideast.
   Duncan Hunter: Resisting gays in military is why we have best military.
   John Cox: Protect military chaplains’ right to pray in preferred faith.
   John Cox: Allow Christian symbols in national war memorials.
   John Cox: Kill the bad guys, but also replace evil with good.
   John Cox: No student visas to citizens of terrorist states.
   Mike Huckabee: No student visas to citizens of terrorist states.
   Ron Paul: Protect military chaplains’ right to pray in preferred faith.
   Ron Paul: Violating habeas corpus will be used against us.
   Sam Brownback: Limit student visas to citizens of terrorist states.
   Sam Brownback: Allow Christian symbols in national war memorials.
   Sam Brownback: Don’t-ask-don’t-tell is a good policy.
   Sam Brownback: Militant Islamists is central battle for a generation.
Immigration
   Alan Keyes: Excessive multiculturalism weakens American culture.
   Alan Keyes: Rescind Bush’s order allowing Mexican trucks on US roads.
   Alan Keyes: Oppose amnesty & guest workers until unemployment under 5%.
   Duncan Hunter: Rescind Bush’s order allowing Mexican trucks on US roads.
   John Cox: Rescind Bush’s order allowing Mexican trucks on US roads.
   John Cox: Oppose amnesty & guest workers until unemployment under 5%.
   John Cox: Excessive multiculturalism weakens American culture.
   John Cox: No guest worker program; it creates second class citizens.
   Sam Brownback: Oppose amnesty, but guest worker program ok.
   Tom Tancredo: No guest worker program; it creates second class citizens.
   Tom Tancredo: Rescind Bush’s order allowing Mexican trucks on US roads.
   Tom Tancredo: Amnesty is worst possible public policy you can ever have.
Jobs
   Alan Keyes: No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
   Duncan Hunter: No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
   John Cox: No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
   Mike Huckabee: No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
   Ron Paul: No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
   Sam Brownback: No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
   Tom Tancredo: No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Principles & Values
   Alan Keyes: We don’t fight for victory; we fight for liberty & faith.
   Alan Keyes: We face crisis of moral values and principles.
   Alan Keyes: We can’t remain free if we don’t acknowledge God’s authority.
   Duncan Hunter: Platform: defense, enforceable borders, manufacturing jobs.
   Fred Thompson: Absent from Values Voter Presidential Debate.
   John Cox: GOP needs an outsider businessman like me.
   John Cox: Reborn in Christ in 1979.
   John Cox: Ran for president because 4 congressmen resigned in disgrace.
   John Cox: CEO history is more important than celebrity.
   John McCain: Absent from Values Voter Presidential Debate.
   Mitt Romney: Absent from Values Voter Presidential Debate.
   Ron Paul: Washington shouldn’t dictate to us our personal behavior.
   Rudy Giuliani: Absent from Values Voter Presidential Debate.
   Sam Brownback: Start with the basics: faith, family, and freedom.
   Tom Tancredo: Degrading morals could make us lose clash of civilizations.
Social Security
   Alan Keyes: Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one’s future.
   Duncan Hunter: Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one’s future.
   John Cox: Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one’s future.
   Mike Huckabee: Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one’s future.
   Ron Paul: Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one’s future.
   Tom Tancredo: Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one’s future.
Technology
   Alan Keyes: No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable.
   Alan Keyes: Apply broadcast indecency rules to cable networks.
   Duncan Hunter: No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable.
   John Cox: No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable.
   John Cox: Apply broadcast indecency rules to cable networks.
   Mike Huckabee: No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable.
   Mike Huckabee: Apply broadcast indecency rules to cable networks.
   Ron Paul: No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable.
   Ron Paul: Don’t apply broadcast indecency rules to cable networks.
   Sam Brownback: No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable.
   Sam Brownback: Apply broadcast indecency rules to cable networks.
   Tom Tancredo: No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable.
   Tom Tancredo: Apply broadcast indecency rules to cable networks.
War & Peace
   Alan Keyes: Autonomy for Christians in Iraq’s Nineveh region.
   John Cox: Autonomy for Christians in Iraq’s Nineveh region.
   John Cox: Saddam was a threat to US because he had oil.
   Mike Huckabee: Many don’t comprehend the threat: they want our obliteration.
   Ron Paul: Radicals come to kill us because we occupy their lands.
   Ron Paul: Preemptive war is against Christian doctrine of just war.
   Ron Paul: No US role in autonomy for Christians in Iraq Nineveh region.


The above quotations are from Values Voter Presidential Debate
Republican candidates in Fort Lauderdale Florida, moderated by Joseph Farah, Sept. 17, 2007.

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