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Abortion

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In the 28 years since our Supreme Court declared abortion a constitutional right, the assault Mother Theresa rightly called "war against the child" has claimed nearly 40 million unborn Americans; 1.4 million every year; 4,000 every day. We believe that life begins at conception and that our unborn should share the birthright of all Americans: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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Agriculture

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In 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Jay that America's farmers were our "most vigorous, most independent, most virtuous" citizens, who are "tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests with the most lasting bands." We must keep faith with our farmers by ensuring that their dreams are not buried beneath dumped imports or plowed under by transnational corporations with no American allegiance.

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Affirmative Action

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Of all the needs of this nation, few are greater for our peace and happiness than racial reconciliation. But we do not alter the evil character of racial discrimination by simply changing the color of the beneficiary. No government in this Land of the Free has the moral or constitutional right to discriminate on the basis of color, and all government-sponsored prejudice - no matter how benign its purpose-belongs in the same graveyard as Jim Crow. Instead of patronizing minorities by presuming they cannot succeed without government assistance, we must work together to bridge our racial divide and rediscover what brings us together as one nation and one people.

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Campaign Reform

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Last year, the Republican Party raised $28 million in soft money and the Democrat Party took in $20 million. Their congressional committees netted over $50 million. It's time to ring down the curtain on this glorified bribery that passes for political fundraising and end the special interest subsidization of our system.

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Congressional Reform

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Until the incumbent protection racket is broken by limiting terms and ending lavish congressional privileges and pensions, we will not see real political reform.

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Defense

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As our global commitments have expanded, our defenses have declined. Planes are cannibalized for spare parts, recruitment has hit historic depths, and munitions stocks run low. If America is to maintain her superpower status, we must retrench and rearm. With the Cold War won, we should review our commitments and renegotiate all security guarantees to align with national interest. At the same time, our defenses must be rebuilt, our troops' morale restored, and our credibility reclaimed by a consistent foreign policy that decided independently when, where, and whether we go into battle.

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Education

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As we move into this new millennium, the education of America's young will be vital to our principled progress. Parents and local educators rather than Washington bureaucrats must chart our children's course, and leftist schemes like Goals 2000 and School to Work should be stopped cold. Students must be considered as individuals, traditional values must again be taught, and choice must be reinstalled as the centerpiece of American education.

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Energy

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In the early 1970s, when we depended on foreign suppliers for 36% of our oil, an Arab boycott crippled our economy. Since then, we've had a generation to develop our resources, but last year the U.S. imported 54% of its oil. No resource is more critical to our industry, security, and freedom, but unless America develops a policy of energy independence, we will one day be at the mercy of the OPEC cartel that has been colluding to loot America's consumers.

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Environment

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We have an obligation to be good stewards of this great land, and we all have an interest in maintaining clear air and water and in protecting natural resources, but our focus must be on conservation rather than control. Rather than building new bureaucracy, we should focus on sensible, incentive-driven, locally-based plans that are pro-growth, pro-people, and pro-environment.

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Foreign Aid

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Americans will be first at the scene to help victims of natural disaster from Kurdistan to Honduras. But the steady siphoning of $30 million a day and $17 billion a year in foreign aid from the U.S. Treasury must come to an end.

Today, one-forth of America's national debt is traceable to foreign aid, yet we continue to dig deeper into debt to fund "friends"-three-quarters of whom more often than not vote against the U.S. in the U.N. The looting of America for the construction of the New World Order must end. America needs a policy that phases out foreign aid and focuses instead on forgotten Americans here at home. The time has come for nations to quit presuming upon American benevolence and begin paying the full cost of their own development and defense.

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Foreign Policy

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If America is to remain an example of how a free people should govern themselves, we must resist the siren call to empire that has been the downfall of every great power through history. When our interests are threatened, or our citizens attacked, or our honor impugned, America will ask no nation's permission to respond. But we will not commit our forces carelessly or sacrifice our soldiers to save the faces of foolhardy interventionists.

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Gun Rights

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The urban barbarism that has turned our streets into battlegrounds and our classrooms into killing fields will not be stopped by an assault on the Second Amendment right of law-abiding American gun-owners to keep and bear arms. Convicted felons should forfeit their right to own firearms, but sportsmen, hunters, and law-abiding Americans should be allowed to use guns for pleasure and safety.

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Health Care

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Our health care system must be reformed, but herding patients into a socialized system dominated by HMOs and brokered by a Big Business - Big Government partnership is not the answer. The best way to cure the American health care system is to encourage private solutions, maximum competition and choice, and investment in personal accounts that are private and portable, affordable and accessible.

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Immigration

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During the 45 years leading up to the Immigration Act of 1965, 10 million immigrants came to the U.S. and were successfully integrated into American culture. But the onset of mass immigration since the late 60s has overwhelmed our ability to assimilate. This year, 1.3 million more immigrants will pour into the U.S. - 400,000 of them illegal aliens. If America is to survive as one nation, we must stem this tide to mend the melting pot and assimilate the 28 million foreign-born already living within our borders.

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Regulation

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America is being bankrupted by a bloated federal bureaucracy that now squanders more of our tax dollars than at any point in our nation's history. We are an over- regulated, over-taxed, and over-governed society. Last year, 53 federal agencies and 127,000 federal employees spent over $17 billion of our tax dollars writing and enforcing federal regulations. It's time to end this regulatory reign of terror by closing inefficient agencies, restructuring federal departments, and making the budget process more accountable.

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Sanctions

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U.S. sanctions have failed to dislodge or weaken the grip of hostile regimes in Iraq, Iran, Cuba, or Serbia, but have antagonized our allies who defy them and spread resentment against America around the world. Sanctions impose suffering not on dictators, but on their oppressed people. They deny our businessmen and farmers access to markets our rivals rush to capture, and they fail to disarm or dislodge the targeted regimes.

America should not forswear the option, but if sanctions are to be used, they must be designed so that innocent people are not the principle casualties, and they should be imposed only on regimes that engage in acts of war against the United States.

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Social Security

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With the Congressional Budget Office projecting over $2.6 trillion in budget surpluses over the next ten years, we have an unprecedented opportunity to reform the flagging Social Security system. Today's recipients should receive every penny promised, but tomorrow's beneficiaries cannot be assured of a secure retirement without an overhaul of the system.

 

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Taxes

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Americans are less free today than at any time in our history. Citizens have been reduced to subjects of a government that taxes too much and trusts too little. We have forgotten that government has no money of its own, much less first claim to the first fruits of its people's labor. With the zeal of our founding fathers at Boston Harbor, we must reclaim our economic freedom by lifting the tax burden from families and small businesses, eliminating wasteful federal spending, and instituting a reformed tax code that is simple and equitable.

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Trade

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The architects of GATT and NAFTA have locked arms with their corporate collaborators to push a trade policy that is neither fair nor free. Last year, we incurred a $450 billion merchandise trade deficit and manufacturing jobs declined to levels unseen since the Civil War. A quarter of our steel, a third of our autos, and two-thirds of our textiles were imported. America, once the world's greatest creditor, was once again its greatest debtor.

We are witnessing the de-industrialization of our country, and no superpower can long survive without a self-sufficient industrial base. As our productive power diminishes, our dependency grows, and as our military power contracts, new foreign threats emerge. Without fair trade deals that protect our workers and our industry and respect our tradition of independence, we risk not only prosperity, but security.

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Veterans

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We owe eternal gratitude to the 41 million who fought our wars dating back to the American Revolution, to the one million Americans who died in our nation's service, and to our 23 million living veterans. Today we live free because of their sacrifice, and because they did not shrink from duty, neither can we.


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