Ross Perot on Families & Children
1992 & 1996 Reform Party Nominee for President
Platform of family values in 1992 election
Given the sparkling memory of his childhood and the luster of his married life, it was inevitable that he would give a lofty place to "family values" in his ragged platform.
It was everybody's plan in 1992, but in Perot's case it didn't sound tinny.
Source: The Man Behind the Myth, by Ken Gross, p.203
, Sep 20, 2000
Prioritize family over business
Business should be a major part of your life, but not your whole life:
Source: My Life & Principles for Success, by Ross Perotp.115 & 158
, Sep 25, 1996
- Do not let it take priority over your family.
- No matter how much business success you have, you will consider yourself a failure if your children don't turn out to be good,
- Never miss your children's activities. Keep first things first.
- Business is not that important.
- Put family first!
- Money allows parents:
- To be away from their children too much;
To have other people teach their children skills they should learn directly from their parents;
- To hire nurses, maids, and other surrogate parents that cannot replace a parent's love, care, and interest.
Periodically, look at your calendar to determine how many nights each week you are at home with your children, giving them your full, undivided attention.
Place disadvantaged kids in government-funded homes
Perot’s record on parental rights in poor and minority homes [is that he] “advocates placing severely disadvantaged children in government-funded homes soon after birth to get them away from unstable environments.
Source: Strong-Man Politics, by George Grant, p. 97
, Nov 7, 1992
At EDS, adultery is grounds for immediate dismissal
Perot has trumpeted his concern about “family values.” At EDS, lying, stealing, cheating, and adultery were all grounds for dismissal. Were he to be elected, he has said that the same standard would be upheld.
“If a man’s own wife cannot trust him,
how can the American people? The family unit and solid ethics are the basis of America. If I could wish for one thing for our country, it would be a strong family unit. If I could wish for a second thing, it would be a strong church system.”
Source: Strong-Man Politics, by George Grant, p. 95-96
, Nov 7, 1992
Other candidates on Families & Children:
Ross Perot on other issues:
George W. Bush (R,2001-2009)
Bill Clinton (D,1993-2001)
George Bush Sr. (R,1989-1993)
Ronald Reagan (R,1981-1989)
Jimmy Carter (D,1977-1981)
Gerald Ford (R,1974-1977)
Richard Nixon (R,1969-1974)
Lyndon Johnson (D,1963-1969)
John F. Kennedy (D,1961-1963)
Dwight Eisenhower (R,1953-1961)
Harry_S_TrumanHarry S Truman(D,1945-1953)
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