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One Nation,
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Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
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Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harm’s Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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Dutch, a Memoir of Ronald Reagan
by Edmund Morris



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Click here for 29 full quotes from Ronald Reagan in the book Dutch.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    As CA governor, reluctantly signed Therapeutic Abortion bill.
    Abortion on demand does emotional harm.
Budget & Economy
    Hold taxes & spending down to maintain economic growth.
    Dismisses seriousness of stock market crash.
Foreign Policy
    Consoled Taiwan when Nixon went to China.
    Bergen-Belsen concentration camp: Never again.
    Iran-Contra: maybe authorized it, unknowingly.
Government Reform
    Softened on “Gov’t isn’t the solution; gov’t is the problem”.
Health Care
    Viewed AIDS biblically, like sins of sex & abortion.
    Announces his Alzheimer’s, to promote public understanding.
Homeland Security
    Defense is not a budget issue; do B-1, MX, Trident & Stealth.
    SDI: intercept and destroy ballistic missiles.
    Share SDI instead of MAD.
    Reykjavik: refused to trade SDI for nuclear disarmament.
    Trust but verify: INF cut 1000s of missiles.
    “Evil Empire” speech succeeded where nukes failed to impress.
Principles & Values
    Survives getting shot; an “excellent physical specimen”.
    Political spectrum: up is freedom; down is statism.
    Re-election: Morning in America; ship of state realigned.
    What you see is what you get with Reagan, and nothing more.
    The Shining City is freer, and is left in good hands.
    Seems to lack recognition; but sees people deeply.
    Author Morris is character “Dutch” in Reagan’s bio.
    Kept perfect White House diary, but revealed little of self.
Social Security
    Failed at restructuring system to avoid bankruptcy.
War & Peace
    Protected Israel, but demanded they stop shelling Beirut.
    Invaded Grenada right after Beirut bombing.
Welfare & Poverty
    As CA Governor, opposed AFDC as rewarding lack of work.
    Many homeless choose to be; ACLU fosters homelessness.


The above quotations are from Dutch, a Memoir of Ronald Reagan
by Edmund Morris.

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