State of Michigan Archives: on Families & Children

Rick Snyder: Healthy Kids Dental: coverage for 440,000 kids in need

One area we did that I am really proud of is Healthy Kids Dental. It's about giving kids in need better dental coverage. We now have over 440,000 people in Michigan in this program. But, I am proud to say in this current budget year we are adding another 90,000 and we should just continue until we get all the kids in Michigan covered in some fashion, because materially, it affects their life. But, thank you for adding those extra 90 thousand kids. It will make a difference in their lives.
Source: 2013 State of the State Speech to Michigan Legislature Jan 16, 2013

Alan Keyes: Save kidsí souls-they donít need free speech

Q: In free-speech terms, do people have the right under the First Amendment [to view anything on the Internet, or] should they be kept from that right on these computers? A: I donít think itís a free speech issue. Itís an issue of public decency. Anyplace you let our children into ought to be subject to standards of public decency that make it clear that they are not going to be polluted with garbage. Donít use the First Amendment as some excuse to destroy our childrenís lives and souls. It doesnít have to be -- itíd be easy as pie to put a few computers off in a room you donít let children in and let adults have access to them? You can solve the problems if you want to. The libraries right now are egregiously ignoring their responsibility to our kids, trying to claim free speech rights. Iíve got to tell you something. My kids donít have the right to free speech. And they donít need to have it until they grow older.
Source: GOP Debate in Michigan Jan 10, 2000

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