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Gary Bauer on Crime

2000 Republican Primary Candidate for President


Stricter penalties; more prisons; less parole

Source: 2000 National Political Awareness Test , Jan 13, 2000

Miranda rights not as important as victim rights

Q. Do you think the Miranda warnings have a place in our criminal justice system? A: What we’ve done for over 30 years with unelected liberal judges is favor the criminal over the victim. Now, we all want to observe the Constitution and to follow its provisions. But when the penalty for a policeman’s mistake is to put a criminal back out on the street, then we are hurting America; we are hurting our law-abiding citizens.
Source: Republican debate in West Columbia, South Carolina , Jan 7, 2000

In favor of capital punishment for “horrendous crimes.”

In favor of capital punishment for “horrendous crimes.”
Source: NBC’s “Meet the Press” , Jul 2, 1999

Posting Ten Commandments will reduce crime

Gary Bauer took partial credit for [drafting a bill to post the Ten Commandments in schools]. “I believe if more American children read the Ten Commandments and are taught what they mean, they will predictably engage in less crime,” he said, noting the sentiment for religion in the schools after the recent student massacre in Colorado. “I went to Littleton, Colo.,” Bauer said. “What you see are little handmade signs everywhere, ‘Let our children pray,’ and ‘Bring religion back in to our schools.’”
Source: (x-ref from Civil Rights) CNN AllPolitics “Mixed views” , Jun 18, 1999

Curb legalized gambling

I believe gambling destroys marriages and families, discourages hard, honest work and increases crime. This does not profit America. As President, I will work to curb the growth and spread of legalized gambling.
Source: www.bauer2k.com/html/indepthissues.html 5/24/99 , May 24, 1999

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