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Elizabeth Dole on Civil Rights

Republican Sr Senator


Discontinue affirmative action programs

Source: N.C. Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test , Jun 18, 2008

Traditional marriage is something Republicans will defend

Marriage is important not because it is a convenient invention or the latest reality show marriage is important because it is the cornerstone of civilization, and the foundation of the family. Marriage between a man and a woman isn’t something Republicans invented, but it is something Republicans will defend.
Source: 2004 Republican Convention Speech , Aug 31, 2004

Freedom of religion, not freedom from religion

In the US we are free to worship without discrimination, without intervention and even without activist judges trying to strip the name of God from the Pledge of Allegiance; from the money in our pockets; and from the walls of our courthouses. The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. The right to worship God isn’t something Republicans invented, but it is something Republicans will defend.
Source: 2004 Republican Convention Speech , Aug 31, 2004

For school prayer & 10 Commandments in schools

Declaring she reads the Bible every day, Dole told the Christian Coalition she favored allowing silent school prayer and displaying the Ten Commandments in public schools. “It is wrong that our children are not allowed a silent moment of prayer in school, that they cannot look up on their classroom wall and see the Ten Commandments, which have undergirded western culture for nearly 2,000 years,” she said.
Source: (Cross-ref Education) Alan Elsner, Reuters , Oct 1, 1999

Protect taxpayers from tax-funded free Internet porn

Libraries shouldn’t put pornography on their shelves [nor] on their laptops! This isn’t about 1st amendment protections. It’s about protecting our children and the taxpayers! Adults should have access to whatever they wish in the privacy of their homes. But federal tax dollars should never provide free pornography for adults! The ACLU called my proposal “Big Brother in the Classroom.” Big brother? I say that while we’re putting computers in every classroom, let’s put parents back in those classrooms too
Source: (x-ref to Technology) www.edole2000.org/ “Campaign News” , Jul 26, 1999

States should sort out gambling’s benefits & consequences

Dole said through a spokesman that gambling “helps communities by creating tax revenues [but] also has human consequences that can lead to broken families and crime.” The issue is one for states to sort out, she added.
Source: Laurence Arnold, Associated Press , Jul 26, 1999

More to be done to remove the “glass ceiling”

Today, almost 8 million women owned businesses generate an amazing $3.1 trillion in revenue a year. 53% of all shareholders are women, and they write 80% of all checks in this country. While great progress has been made, there is still more to be done before all the barriers are down, before the glass ceiling meets the same fate as the Berlin Wall. In short, the future is our friend - women’s talents are better appreciated and understood to be a critical component of a successful enterprise.
Source: Ladies’ Home Journal Speech, May 5, 1999 , May 5, 1999

Empowerment of women comes from dreams and passion

When we women knocked on the doors of America’s laws schools [in the 1950s], we were simply following our dreams which seemed as natural to us as staying home and getting married was to many others.. What empowerment is all about [is] finding something which infuses you with a sense of mission, with a passion for your life’s work. I don’t believe there is one path for women or one nature to fulfill. Real fulfillment, real empowerment is often different that we imagine and better than we plan.
Source: Ladies’ Home Journal Speech, May 5, 1999 , May 5, 1999

Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration.

The Senate voted on a resolution which would recommend a Constitutional Amendment banning flag desecration (not a vote on the Amendment itself). The resolution states:
  1. the flag of the US is a unique symbol of national unity...
  2. the Bill of Rights should not be amended in a manner that could be interpreted to restrict freedom...
  3. abuse of the flag causes more than pain and distress... and may amount to fighting words...
  4. destruction of the flag of the US can be intended to incite a violent response rather than make a political statement and such conduct is outside the protections afforded by the first amendment to the Constitution.
Reference: Flag Desecration Amendment; Bill S.J.Res.12 ; vote number 2006-189 on Jun 27, 2006

Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.

Voting YES implies support for amending the constitution to ban same-sex marriage. This cloture motion to end debate requires a 3/5th majority. A constitutional amendment requires a 2/3rd majority. The proposed amendment is:
Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.
Reference: Marriage Protection Amendment; Bill S. J. Res. 1 ; vote number 2006-163 on Jun 7, 2006

Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks.

Dole co-sponsored issuing a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks

EXCERPTS OF RESOLUTION:

LEGISLATIVE OUTCOME:Referred to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; never came to a vote.
Source: Rosa Parks Stamp (S.2154/H.R.4343) 05-S2154 on Dec 20, 2005

Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance.

Dole scores 0% by the HRC on gay rights

OnTheIssues.org interprets the 2005-2006 HRC scores as follows:

About the HRC (from their website, www.hrc.org):

The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of more than 700,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where GLBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Ever since its founding in 1980, HRC has led the way in promoting fairness for GLBT Americans. HRC is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity.

Source: HRC website 06n-HRC on Dec 31, 2006

Rated 18% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance.

Dole scores 18% by the NAACP on affirmative action

OnTheIssues.org interprets the 2005-2006 NAACP scores as follows:

About the NAACP (from their website, www.naacp.org):

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has worked over the years to support and promote our country's civil rights agenda. Since its founding in 1909, the NAACP has worked tirelessly to end racial discrimination while also ensuring the political, social, and economic equality of all people. The Association will continue this mission through its policy initiatives and advocacy programs at the local, state, and national levels. From the ballot box to the classroom, the dedicated workers, organizers, and leaders who forged this great organization and maintain its status as a champion of social justice, fought long and hard to ensure that the voices of African Americans would be heard. For nearly one hundred years, it has been the talent and tenacity of NAACP members that has saved lives and changed many negative aspects of American society.

Source: NAACP website 06n-NAACP on Dec 31, 2006

Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage.

Dole co-sponsored amending Constitution to define traditional marriage

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission by the Congress:<

Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.

Related bills: H.J.RES.22, H.J.RES.74, H.J.RES.89

Source: Marriage Protection Amendment (S.J.RES.43) 08-SJR43 on Jun 25, 2008

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