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Between Hope and History: Meeting America's Challenges for the 21st Century, by Bill Clinton

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Click here for 37 full quotes from Bill Clinton in the book Between Hope and History.
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   Let women decide with their doctor and their God.
Budget & Economy
   Cut the deficit to lower interest rates.
Civil Rights
   Affirmative action: mend it, don’t end it.
   More police, punishment, & prevention.
   Three Strikes and You’re Out for violent criminals.
   Death penalty for 60 violent crimes.
   Drug strategy to reduce both supply and demand.
   Both teachers and students must demonstrate competence.
   Reward best public schools; redesign failing ones.
   Need not leave religion at the schoolhouse door.
   Private student prayer OK; but no official school prayer.
Energy & Oil
   Need binding treaties on global warming.
   Much left to do on clean air, water, & environment.
Families & Children
   Get tough on youth violence and gangs.
Foreign Policy
   Engagement over escapism and isolation.
   Strategy: strength, peace, and open trade.
   Support forces of reform in Russia.
   Engage China but take a firm line.
Free Trade
   On balance, trade creates jobs.
   Support NAFTA & GATT: build bridges, not walls.
   Fair trade will liberalize China.
Government Reform
   Big Government is over; but government has a role.
Gun Control
   Support Brady Bill, oppose assault weapons.
Health Care
   Do more for health insurance.
Homeland Security
   Decrease force size but increase quality.
   Finally, not a single Russian nuke is aimed at US.
   Build a sensible missile defense, not “Star Wars”.
   We are richer for the energy & ideas of immigrants.
   Strict enforcement against illegal immigration.
Principles & Values
   America stands today between hope and history.
Social Security
   Safeguard retirement plans and minimize risk.
Tax Reform
   Target tax cuts on IRAs, education, & families.
   Across-the-board tax cuts are irresponsible.
   Connect every library and classroom to the Internet.
   V-Chip lets parents self-screen TV.
Welfare & Poverty
   Welfare-to-work, instead of welfare as a way of life.
   Welfare reform includes states, communities, & businesses.

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