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.
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.
Engagement over escapism and isolation.
Strategy: strength, peace, and open trade.
Support forces of reform in Russia.
Engage China but take a firm line.
On balance, trade creates jobs.
Support NAFTA & GATT: build bridges, not walls.
Fair trade will liberalize China.
Big Government is over; but government has a role.
Support Brady Bill, oppose assault weapons.
Do more for health insurance.
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.
Safeguard retirement plans and minimize risk.
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.