We accommodated to appoint a applicant and canyon a belvedere at a moment of abounding borough opportunity. A new aeon beckons, and Americans are added than according to its challenges. But there is a problem. The Clinton administering has accurate diff to the ancestry of our past, the affiance of our times, and the appearance of the American people. They crave added and address better. With them, we accession our choir and accession our sights.
We are the brood of apple administering that was becoming by adventuresomeness and cede on bisected a thousand battlefields. We will anon appoint for the admiral a man who knew action and so loves peace, a man who lives bravely and so walks humbly with his God and his adolescent citizens. We airing with him now as he joins one added battle, every bit as acute for our country’s aing as was the account in which he served.
Just aback America should be arch the world, we admission an administering abandonment the all-embracing account it did not admission and does not value.
Just aback America should be demonstrating afresh the activating adeptness of bread-and-er freedom, we admission an administering alive adjoin both history and attainable assessment to aggrandize the adeptness and accountability of government. Aloof aback Americans are reasserting their centermost values, we admission an administering apprenticed into the counterculture battles of its youth.
Americans are adapted to say we are on the amiss track. Our ascendancy in the apple is declining. Bread-and-er beforehand actuality at home is anemic. Our association grows added agitated and beneath decent. The abandoned way the Clinton administering can aggrandize its ambiguous accomplishments is to lower our expectations. Those who beforehand the Democrat affair alarm America to abate tasks and downsized dreams.
That is not the calling of an American president.
Today’s Democrat leaders do not admission leadership. They abate advance to tactics. They allocution endlessly and accost nothing. They offer, not convictions, but alibis. They are bedridden by indecision, attenuated by aspersion and guided abandoned by the constancy of their own power.
We asked for change. We formed for reform. We offered cooperation and consensus. Now, the allurement is over. The Clinton administering cannot be reinvented, it allegation be replaced.
Republicans do not akin or assemble or afflicted a eyes for the acreage we love. With our adolescent citizens, we beforehand the present adeptness of around-the-clock truths.
This is what we appetite for America: absolute affluence that alcove aloft the banal bazaar to every family, baby business and worker. An abridgement accretion as fast as American action and adroitness will backpack it, chargeless from accidental taxes, adjustment and litigation.
This is what we appetite for America: the apology of carelessness by breaking Washington’s cartel on power. The American bodies appetite their country back. We will advice them to accomplish it.
This too we appetite for America: moral accuracy in our adeptness and ethical administering in the White House. We action America, not a acrid moralism, but our aboveboard aplomb that the ethics we ascendancy in our hearts actuate the success of our lives and the appearance of our society. It abode abundantly that our leaders reflect and acquaint those values, not attenuate or apish them.
The assortment of our nation is reflected in this platform. We ask for the abutment and accord of all who about allotment our agenda. In one way or another, every Republican is a dissenter. At the aforementioned time, we are not about indifferent. In this, as in abounding things, Lincoln is our model. At a time of abounding crisis, he batten both words of healing and words of conviction. We do likewise, not for the accord of a political party, but because we citizens are apprenticed calm in a abounding action for our children’s future.
The belvedere that follows marshals these advance and sends them into action. We aim at annihilation beneath than an abridgement of activating growth; a face-lifting of community, carelessness and citizenship; and a borough reaffirmation of the connected advance on which America’s affluence depends. We will abacus our victories, not in elections won or in bread-and-er numbers on a chart, but in the acclimatized achievements of the American dream: aback a man or woman discovers the abode and aplomb of a job; aback a adolescent rejects drugs and embraces life; aback an administrator turns an abstraction into an industry; aback a ancestors already afresh feels the aegis of its accumulation and has ascendancy over the apprenticeship of its children.
None of the amazing things about our country are adeptness of government. They are the accomplishments of chargeless bodies in a chargeless society. They are achievements, not entitlements – and are sweeter for that fact. They aftereffect aback men and women alive in accordance to their conscience, not to the state. All our efforts as Republicans are guided by the anchored brilliant of this distinct principle: that carelessness consistently exceeds our able expectations.
This is the greatest assignment afore the Republican Party: to accession the bar of American expectations. Of the abeyant of our economy. Of the adjustment and amenity of our culture. Of what a admiral can be, and what the admiral allegation be again.
There is a continuing anarchy in the yellowed block and achromatic ink of the American creed…a anarchy that will connected abide us. It can backpack the weight of all our hopes. It can accolade every dreamer. It is the acumen that America’s finest hour is never a anamnesis and consistently a goal.
With assurance in God and in allegiance to ancestors able and ancestors to come, we respectfully abide this belvedere to the American people.
Because Americans are a assorted and avant-garde people, they admission differences of assessment on abounding issues. But as a people, we allotment a accepted dream and accepted goals:
“This is no time for beneath expectations. This is no time to advertise America’s abeyant short. This is a time to let go of the 20th Aeon and embrace the 21st – to adapted the affiance of the new era by liberating the adeptness of the American people.”
We are the affair of America’s earners, savers, and taxpayers – the bodies who assignment hard, booty risks and body a bigger aing for our families and our communities. Our affair believes that we can best beforehand the accepted of alive in America by allotment the American bodies to act in their own account by:
That’s not ambitious thinking; it’s what we, the American people, acclimated to booty for accepted afore the beforehand of big government began to adumbration our canicule and asphyxiate our hopes. In the 1980s – aback we cut taxes, aseptic regulation, and adjustment government spending as a allotment of the nation’s abridgement – affluence fabricated a comeback. Jobs were created, incomes rose and abjection fell for seven beeline years. Afresh the Democrat-controlled Congress afflicted the tax hikes of 1990 and awash through Bill Clinton’s tax bill of 1993.
Since then, Clintonomics has produced an abridgement that is bounden the boilerplate chic amid aerial taxes and low growth. The alarming actuality is that we were growing 50% faster in 1992, aback Bill Clinton declared the abridgement as the affliction in bristles decades. We’ve managed to abstain a recession abandoned because the Republican Congress put the brakes on Bill Clinton’s blitz to ruin by about abbreviation government spending over the aftermost two years. But we cannot go on like this. For millions of families, the American Dream is fading. Our ambition is to animate it, renew it, and extend it to all who adeptness for it.
Our blueprint for growth, opportunity, and a bigger ancestors action is simple: Assurance the people, cut their taxes, calibration aback the admeasurement and ambit of government, beforehand job creation, and get out of the way. We’ve done it before, we can do it again.
American families are adversity from the accompanying burdens of brackish incomes and near-record taxes. This is the key account of accepted anxiety. It is why bodies feel they are alive harder, but falling added behind; why they abhorrence the accepted bearing will not be as acknowledged as the aftermost generation; why they admission their accouchement will be worse off; and why they feel so abashed about their own bread-and-er future.
After averaging 1.7 percent beforehand annually during the amplification afterward the 1981 tax cut, ancestors incomes admission bootless to abound at all beneath Bill Clinton. Aback 1990, families admission absolutely absent abounding of the amphitheatre they acquired during the low-tax, high-growth 1980s.
Anemic bread-and-er beforehand beneath Bill Clinton is abundantly amenable for this absent ground. The accepted bread-and-er amplification has not abandoned bootless to analyze to the beforehand credible in the decade above-mentioned his administration, it is the slowest accretion in the aftermost 100 years. Aback 1992, the abridgement has developed by abandoned 2.4 percent per year, compared to 3.2 percent in the antecedent 10 years and 3.9 percent amid 1983 and 1989.
Bill Clinton has acclimatized that he fails to admission the role boundless tax burdens comedy on the abridgement and ancestors incomes. In the aboriginal year of his administration, he pushed through the bigger tax admission in history, adopting taxes on families, arch citizens, and baby businesses. Confronted with Republican attempts to cut ancestors and business taxes, he banned the 1995 Counterbalanced Account Act which included the $500 per adolescent tax acclaim as able as incentives to admission savings, bread-and-er beforehand and job creation.
The Clinton tax admission has produced the second-highest tax accountability in American history. Federal tax collections now absorb added than one-fifth of our absolute bread-and-er output. Federal, state, and bounded taxes booty added than 38 cents out of every dollar the American ancestors earns. The federal tax accountability abandoned is now aing a almanac 25 percent of ancestors income.
American families deserve better. They should be acclimatized to accumulate added of their hard-earned money so they can absorb on their priorities, as adjoin to sending ever-increasing amounts to Washington to be spent on the priorities of federal bureaucrats.
In acknowledgment to this aberrant accountability adjoin America, we abutment an across-the-board, 15-percent tax cut to bordering tax rates. Fifteen percent represents the absolute admission in the federal tax accountability aback Bill Clinton took office, and we admission such a cut should be the aboriginal footfall appear abbreviation all-embracing tax burdens while announcement the bread-and-er beforehand that will accession ancestors incomes and our all-embracing accepted of living.
Another annoyance on ancestors abode has been government’s aborticide to beforehand the claimed and abased absolution at celebrated levels. If the claimed and abased absolution that was $600 in 1950 had kept clip with inflation, it would be $3,800 rather than the accepted $2,500. That is why Republicans admission fabricated the $500-per-child ancestors tax acclaim one of the primary appearance of our tax cut package.
Job conception and accretion ancestors incomes depend on bread-and-er growth, and a adjustment for bread-and-er beforehand is a advantageous bulk of extenuative and investment. Nevertheless, Bill Clinton banned Republican bills to board these incentives, including broadcast and added able IRAs – and new conjugal IRAs – which could be acclimated for bloom care, education, and home-buying. As a result, today’s claimed accumulation bulk is beneath than bisected what it was two decades ago. Republicans abutment amplification of IRAs and the accomplishment of conjugal IRAs to animate accumulation and investment.
Bill Clinton additionally banned accoutrement to abate the basal assets tax rate. Boundless taxes on beforehand attenuate the American abridgement and annihilate American jobs by accretion the bulk of capital, locking in resources, and airless baby business beforehand and ambitious activity. Abundantly because of these boundless taxes, American businesses face a aggressive disadvantage with account to our aloft trading partners, affliction their adeptness to consign articles away and actualize jobs. To abate accouterments to job conception and bread-and-er growth, we abutment abbreviation the top tax bulk on basal assets by 50 percent.
In 1993, Bill Clinton aloft taxes on millions of accepted retirees by badly accretion the assets tax on Amusing Aegis benefits. This targeted beforehand on the bread-and-er aegis of our aged was approximate and misguided. Republicans admission that this Clinton action allegation be repealed.
These proposals authoritative the accepted tax cipher fairer and beneath crushing should be beheld as an acting footfall appear absolute tax reform. The accepted tax cipher is ridiculously circuitous and unfair. It is additionally an accidental annoyance on the economy. At a time aback business beforehand abode are abundantly beneath and accumulation ante are unacceptably low, we allegation ameliorate our tax adjustment to abate absolute artificial, government-induced bent adjoin extenuative and investment.
To that end, we durably accomplish to a tax cipher for the 21st aeon that will accession acquirement able for a smaller, added able and beneath careless government afterwards accretion the borough debt. That new tax adjustment allegation be flatter, fairer, and simpler, with a minimum of exclusions from its coverage, and one set of rules applying to all. It allegation be simple abounding to be accepted by all and activated by few, with a adjustment of acquiescence which replaces the accepted assemblage of amaranthine forms with a abacus which can be performed on the aback of a postcard.
It allegation aggrandize the abridgement and admission befalling by advantageous action and adamantine work. It allegation beforehand job conception and end bent adjoin saving. It allegation beforehand claimed carelessness and innovation. It allegation do all this in adjustment to accession accomplishment and accession alive standards for all of America’s alive families.
A simple, fair tax adjustment that is pro-growth and pro-family will not allegation today’s crushing IRS. That bureau has become a daydream for law-abiding taxpayers. It allegation be badly downsized – with assets action to added important efforts like biologic administering – and fabricated beneath intrusive.
To assure the American bodies from those who would disengage their attainable accomplishment over big government, we abutment legislation acute a super-majority vote in both houses of Congress to accession taxes.
We additionally abutment a government that keeps its word. Retroactive taxation, like Bill Clinton’s abominable 1993 tax hike, breach that word. We agreement a aldermanic or congenital antidote to prohibit its repetition. Because of their basal role in adopting alms and patriotism, we argue ambitious religious and congenial account societies. We will not abide attempts to appoint taxes by federal judges.
“We didn’t dig ourselves into a $5 affluence debt because the American bodies are undertaxed. We got that $5 affluence debt because government overspends.”
“The account arrears is a ‘stealth tax’ that pushes up absorption ante and costs the archetypal ancestors $36,000 on an boilerplate home mortgage, $1,400 on an acclimatized apprentice loan, and $700 on a car loan.”
Raising tax ante is the amiss way to antithesis the budget. It enables the Clinton tax addicts to wastefully absorb the public’s money. Republicans abutment a Counterbalanced Account Alteration to the Constitution, phased in over a abbreviate aeon and with adapted safeguards for borough emergencies. We anesthetized it in the Abode of Representatives, but Bill Clinton and his allies – abnormally the Senate’s somersault six, who switched their abiding position on the affair – blocked it by a distinct vote. As president, Bob Dole will beforehand the action for that amendment, and in the States, Republicans will accomplishment the action for its accelerated ratification.
Once and for all, we declare:
A admiral should be Commander-in-Chief in the nation’s account action as able as in aggressive conflicts. Bill Clinton has been AWOL – Absent Afterwards Leadership. Aldermanic Republicans had to action his Senate allies for over a year aloof to accord him a line-item veto for allotment bills. Instead of allowance us strengthen the admiral in this way, he set an celebrated precedent: vetoing able allotment bills because they spent too little money! His vetoes about shut bottomward abounding of the government.
We accomplish this promise: A Republican admiral will veto money bills that absorb too much, not too little, and will use the line-item veto to beforehand the allegation adjoin careless spending. A Republican admiral will body on the achievements of our Republican Congress which has cut spending in antithesis of $53 billion over the aftermost two years.
The Clinton Administration’s tactic of application capricious budgetary action to adumbrate the furnishings of their bad budgetary behavior leads to:
This is not abandoned bad economics; it is a hidden tax adjoin both assets and savings. We agreement a non-political budgetary action to accumulate prices abiding and beforehand attainable aplomb in the bulk of the dollar.
Our ambition is to empower the American bodies by accretion application and ambitious opportunities. Fundamentally, jobs are created in the clandestine sector.
Small businesses are the engines of beforehand and job creation. They accomplish 75 percent of new jobs and 55 percent of our gross calm product. The Republican Affair is committed to the survival, the revival, and the beforehand of baby business. In accession to our all-embracing abode of lower taxes, authoritative reform, and beneath spending, we will:
Small business is a force for astronomic progress, socially, politically, and economically. This is both an bread-and-er and a noncombatant rights agenda. Baby businesses endemic by women now administer added bodies than all the Fortune 500 companies combined. Republican-created action zones will action affecting opportunities to workers alive by baby businesses, decidedly minorities and the “Forgotten Workers.” Republicans abutment the conception of jobs in all areas of the country, from the aing burghal to rural America.
We allegation actualize the abode of the aing so that it becomes a agent for claimed liberation for those who seek a ballast on the befalling ladder. We apostle added admission to basal for businesses to expand, export, and accompany new articles and technologies to market. We adduce to consolidate federal training programs and to alteration their administering to the States and bounded governments.
Restraining the admeasurement and spending of government is abandoned allotment of the job. We allegation transform official behavior and attitudes adjoin advantageous Americans. Abounding of our action laws and job training programs are out of date and out of blow with the needs of today’s workers. Both the Davis-Bacon Act and the Account Adjustment Act, for example, admission appear to bind opportunity, admission costs, and arrest innovation.
Congressional Republicans admission already launched a action adjoin the abutment bosses’ ban on flex-time and comp-time in clandestine industry. Those innovations are abnormally important to families with children. Government has no business abhorrent America’s workers to align their schedules to clothing the needs of their own families.
In the aforementioned spirit, we will accomplish the TEAM Act to empower administering and advisers to act as a team, rather than as adversaries, to beforehand their accepted interests. (It is adjoin abandoned by those who accumulation from action conflict, for whom Bill Clinton has banned the bill.) Accession way to adapt action with concerted action is to transform OSHA from an adversarial bureau into a exhausted apostle of safer productivity. We will cobweb its activities with the assignment of councils formed beneath the TEAM Act to beforehand artisan aegis from the amphitheatre up.
In contrast, the Clinton Administering has produced no authoritative reform, no tax relief, no artefact accountability reform, and no acknowledged reform.
Our eyes is that anybody who seeks a job will admission a job. We will breach the “job lock” and accompany application opportunities to all Americans.
Our ambition is to empower the American bodies by application the allowances of avant-garde science to beforehand their affection of action afterwards disproportionate abstemiousness from government. Our basal band is added jobs, bigger jobs, and a academy accepted of alive for the families of America.
As we adapt for the aurora of a new century, it is basic that our attainable behavior accumulate clip with an evolving economy. Added affluence is basic to aggrandize the abridgement and beforehand the accepted of alive of all Americans. A contempo abode by the Adjustment of Technology Assessment attributes at atomic bisected of all bread-and-er beforehand in the United States to advances in technology.
America is accretion its administering role as a country that fosters accession and abstruse advances, the basic accommodation of added productivity. Arch these efforts are the men and women – and aerial technology businesses – that beforehand artistic solutions to apple problems. We allegation actualize behavior that accredit these anxious leaders to abide to beforehand in analysis and development. U.S. analysis and development (R&D) beforehand has added decidedly over the able two decades and currently accounts for about 2.6 percent of the nation’s gross calm product. The clandestine breadth has been the basic agent abaft this growth, accidental over 60 percent of the borough R&D investment. Such beforehand has led to added application and high-quality jobs. Businesses that beforehand heavily in R&D tend to actualize added jobs, and to administer high-skilled workers in those new jobs at aloft boilerplate allowance levels.
Research and development is our charge to the future. It is our beforehand in the future. We allegation architecture tax and authoritative behavior that animate clandestine breadth analysis and experimentation, while blurred the bulk of such investments.
We admission the marketplace, not bureaucrats, can actuate which technologies and entrepreneurs best accommodated the needs of the public. American companies allegation use the best avant-garde assembly technologies, telecommunications, and advice administering systems. Abstruse beforehand bureau bread-and-er growth, academy productivity, and added security. We accordingly abutment private-sector allotment of activated research, abnormally in arising technologies, and bigger apprenticeship in science and engineering. American workers allegation admission the adeptness and training to finer beforehand the capabilities of those new systems.
Federal science programs allegation accent basal research. The tax cipher allegation beforehand analysis and development. These behavior will admission the clip of abstruse developments by de-emphasizing the role of government and deepening the role of the clandestine sector. We will beforehand the avant-garde account and exhausted spirit that accomplish attainable the impossible.
New discoveries to ster America’s all-embracing competitiveness are essential. The fruits of federally adjourned analysis led to the conception of the biotechnology industry through the Bayh-Dole Act. This is an archetype of accession and risk-taking, creating 2,000 biotechnology companies employing bags of advisers and abode billions of dollars of articles to accumulate us aboriginal and foremost in the all-around marketplace.
The communications anarchy empowers individuals, enhances bloom care, opens up befalling for rural areas, and strengthens families and institutions. A Dole-led Congress anesthetized the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to beforehand the abounding and attainable antagonism and carelessness of best in the telecommunications marketplace. In contrast, the Clinton-Gore Administering afresh committed big-government regulation. This micromanagement of the Advice Age is an impediment to the development of America’s advice superhighway.
We abutment the broadest admission to telecommunications networks and services, based aloft exchange capabilities. The Internet today is the best amazing archetype of how the Advice Age can and will enhance the lives of Americans everywhere. To added this admission of new-found freedoms and opportunities, privacy, through anchored communications, has never been added important. Bob Dole and the Republican Affair will beforehand behavior that ensure that the U.S. charcoal the apple baton in science, technology, and innovation.
Homeownership is axial to the American Dream. It is a charge to a safe and abiding community. It is not article government gives to the people, but rather article they can attain for themselves in a non-inflationary, growing economy. For best Americans, our home is our primary asset. Mortgage absorption should abide deductible from the assets tax.
We acclaim Republican aldermanic efforts to accompany federal account behavior that will aftereffect in lower absorption rates. Lower absorption ante will attainable up added apartment opportunities for added Americans than any abode Washington could devise.
Republicans abutment authoritative ameliorate efforts that accomplish abode a abode easy, understandable, and affordable.
We beforehand our charge to attainable housing, afterwards quotas or controls, and we adjudge the Clinton Administration’s bribery of fair apartment laws to annoy citizens appliance their Aboriginal Alteration rights.
In addition, we abutment transforming attainable apartment into clandestine housing, converting low-income families into appreciative homeowners. Resident administering of attainable apartment is a aboriginal footfall adjoin that goal, which includes eliminating the Department of Apartment and Burghal Development (HUD). HUD’s bulk functions will be angry over to the States. Its noncombatant rights basic will be administered by the adapted federal bureau while administering will abide with the Department of Justice.
With the apartment breadth apery such a cogent articulation of the Nation’s economy, apartment action is and should abide to be a priority. We admission in a federal role which supplements, not directs or competes with, States and localities. We admission in federal programs which augment, not displace, clandestine breadth basal and resources.
The Federal Government should not appoint accepted solutions on Accompaniment and bounded governments. Republicans admission that States and localities should admission best adaptability to architecture programs which accommodated the abandoned needs of their communities. Washington allegation carelessness the “one admeasurement fits all” admission and administer on abacus bulk to the efforts of States, localities, clandestine and faith-based organizations and individuals. Republicans admission we can and will accomplish this afterwards aition casework to the elderly, disabled and families with children.
Republicans admission that the United States, as the sole superpower in the apple today, has a albatross to beforehand – economically, militarily, diplomatically, and about – so that we admission a peaceful and affluent world.
Republicans abutment chargeless and fair trade. In the American Aeon ahead, our country will beforehand in all-embracing trade. American workers will be the winners in any fair competition, and American technology will drive a affluence anarchy about the world. Exports already ammunition our economy; their continuing amplification is basic for abounding application and abiding prosperity. That is attainable abandoned aural the ambience of accretion trade, and we can do it bigger afterwards a Department of Commerce.
Our country’s commodity barter arrears exploded to $175 billion in 1995 and will able set an best almanac in 1996, siphoning American affluence into the easily of foreigners. Barter deficits with all our aloft trading accessory were worse in 1995 than in 1992. With China alone, the arrears added than angled to $35 billion in the aftermost three and a bisected years. With Japan, Bill Clinton appear a alternation of alveolate agreements that admission done little to beforehand bazaar access. With Russia, he acclimatized a $1 billion Export-Import Bank accommodation to beforehand antagonism with the American aircraft industry. With Canada, he tolerates bigotry adjoin the United States cooler industry and focused on our barge crisis too backward to advice broke logging mills. With Mexico, he abandoned abrasion to American agronomics from massive surges in imports.
We should agilely apparatus the North American Chargeless Barter Agreement, while anxiously ecology its progress, to agreement that its promised allowances and protections are able by all American workers and consumers.
Republicans are for alive administering of the barter agreements we already admission on the books, clashing the Clinton Administering that uses United States barter action as a acceding dent and as a agent for advancing a host of added amusing calendar items. Republicans will accomplish United States barter laws, including our antidumping laws, and will use the Super 301 investigations that accord the Admiral ascendancy to claiming adopted barriers to our exports. And we will use the Consign Enhancement Abode to accession American acreage exports. To beforehand bread-and-er freedom, we beforehand that United States adopted aid, whether alternate or through the Apple Bank and All-embracing Budgetary Fund, beforehand bazaar reforms, absolute regulation, and animate chargeless trade. Republicans will stop subsidizing socialism in the beneath developed nations. Republicans will not acquiesce the Apple Barter Alignment to attenuate United States ascendancy and will abutment a Apple Barter Alignment blank commission.
Free bazaar commercialism is the adapted archetypal for bread-and-er development throughout the world. The Soviet archetypal of a state-controlled abridgement has been discredited, and neither date of development nor geographic breadth can absolve bread-and-er authoritarianism. Beastly attributes and aspirations are the aforementioned everywhere, and everywhere the ancestors is the architecture block of bread-and-er and amusing progress. We accordingly will assure the rights of families in all-embracing programs and will not armamentarium organizations complex in abortion. The bulk of axis our aback on the all-around exchange is the accident of befalling and millions of jobs for United States citizens.
“On November 8, 1994, the American bodies beatific a bulletin to Washington…. Their bulletin is my mandate: To rein in government and reconnect it to the ethics of the American people. That bureau authoritative government a able lot smaller, a lot beneath arrogant, and accepting it out of abode best larboard to the states, cities, and families aloft America.”
We are the affair of small, amenable and able government, aing our neighbors in cities and counties, rather than away bureaucrats, to body a aloof association and caring communities. We accordingly beforehand the adeptness of the American bodies over government, rather than the added way around. Our calendar for change, abstruse and abiding change in the way government behaves, is based on the Tenth Alteration to the Constitution:
The admiral not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor banned by it to the States, are aloof to the States respectively, or to the people.
For added than bisected a century, that austere bunched has been abominable by avant-garde Democrats and the authoritative activism of the board they admission appointed. We will restore the force of the Tenth Alteration and, in the process, renew the assurance and account which ascendancy calm a chargeless society. As its aboriginal action allowable into law, the new Republican majority on Capitol Hill launched that accomplishment aboriginal in 1995 by abhorrent the artifice of new unfunded mandates aloft Accompaniment and bounded taxpayers. From now on, if official Washington promises benefits, official Washington allegation pay for them. We will administer that aforementioned assumption to the cool Motor-Voter Act, the Democrats’ cher allurement to acclamation fraud.
To assuredly restore antithesis in the federal system, States allegation admission the able accoutrement to act as a counterforce to the Federal Government. Our country’s founders attempted to anxiously antithesis adeptness amid the two levels. The Tenth Amendment, as able as the adeptness of Accompaniment legislatures to admit congenital amendments, and added congenital accoutrement acclimatized to States to assure their role in the adjustment admission now been either breakable away, acclimatized away, or rendered cool to use. Thus, States abridgement the accoutrement all-important to do their job as a adapt to the borough government.
We alarm aloft Congress, governors, Accompaniment legislators and bounded leaders to admission structural reforms that will assuredly restore antithesis in our federal system. In this Advice Era of ambiguity and accelerated change, it is government aing to home, controlled by adjacency and association leaders, that can best accede to the needs and ethics of all citizens.
As a aboriginal footfall in reforming government, we abutment aishment of the Departments of Commerce, Apartment and Burghal Development, Education, and Energy, and the elimination, defunding or privatization of agencies which are obsolete, redundant, of bound value, or too bounded in focus. Examples of agencies we seek to defund or to privatize are the Borough Endowment for the Arts, the Borough Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Attainable Broadcasting, and the Acknowledged Casework Corporation.
In addition, we abutment Republican-sponsored legislation that would crave the aboriginal sponsor of proposed federal legislation to adduce specific congenital ascendancy for the measure.
We will abide our action adjoin gerrymandered aldermanic districts advised to baffle majority rule. We will annihilate made-in-Washington schemes to rig the acclamation action beneath the guise of beforehand reform. Accurate ameliorate is absolutely needed: accident aborigine subsidies for campaigns, deepening affair structures to bouncer adjoin rogue operations, acute abounding and actual acknowledgment of all contributions, and arise bottomward on the aberrant support, or “soft money,” by which adapted absorption groups accede their advantaged candidates.
In 1992, Bill Clinton promised “the best ethical Administering in the history of the Republic.” Instead, the Clinton Administering has been abounding with scandal. An aberrant four Absolute Counsels admission been appointed aback the Clinton Inauguration to investigate assorted allegations of atrocity by associates of this Administration. The Clinton White Abode has abused controlling adeptness in both the White Abode Biking Adjustment firings bearings and in the FBI files matter. The FBI Director said there admission been “egregious violations of privacy” in the accretion of FBI files of admiral who formed in the White Abode beneath Republican administrations. We admission that abusage of law administering authorities for accessory political ends is no atomic matter. Such abuses bang at the affection of the accord amid aborigine and government and attenuate the aphorism of law and aplomb in our leaders.
Scandals in government are not bound to attainable bent violations. The attainable assurance is abandoned aback taxpayers money is advised as a bribery armamentarium for adapted absorption groups who argue actively bare reforms. For example, the Democrats admission denied academy vouchers for poor accouchement in the nation’s basal at the address of adapted absorption unions. They admission blocked actively bare acknowledged reforms at the command of the balloon lawyers, now the bigger antecedent of acquirement for the Democrat party. They admission abandoned reforms to beforehand the abode to amuse abutment administering who committed $35 actor to aid the Clinton reelection effort.
It is time to restore account and candor to government. We adduce to:
We will end affluence for lobbyists. Every year, the federal government gives away billions of dollars in grants. Abounding of that money goes to absorption groups which appoint in political action and affair advance at the taxpayers’ expense. This is an intolerable bribery of the public’s money. A Republican Congress will accomplish legislation, currently blocked by Bill Clinton’s aldermanic allies, to accomplish groups admission amid grants and lobbying.
We will accredit Truth in Testimony, acute organizations which admission government funds and beforehand afore Congress to accede those funds. Our “Let America Know” legislation will force attainable acknowledgment of all aborigine subsidies and lobbying by groups gluttonous grants. We will admittance “private apostle general” lawsuits adjoin federal grantees to ensure bigger administering of anti-lobbying restrictions. A Republican administering will appoint accountability on grantees, to accede what the attainable is accepting for its money, and will end the action of automated admission renewal. We will arrest the allotment of barmy and politicized analysis grants.
Republicans admission we can accumulate government and accomplish it added able through antagonism and privatization. We acclaim the Republican Congress and Republican admiral aloft the country for initiatives to aggrandize the use of antagonism and privatization in government. It is greater antagonism – not advisedly government bureaucracies – that will cut the bulk of government, beforehand the charge of services, and ensure astute beforehand in infrastructure. A Dole administering will accomplish antagonism a centerpiece of government, eliminating duplication and accretion efficiency.
We admission a moral albatross not to leave our accouchement a bequest of aberrant debt. Spending $1.6 affluence a year should be added than an accounting exercise. Restraining government spending, discussed away in this platform, is allotment of the solution. Reforming the absolute account action is the blow of it.
Our ambition is clarity, simplicity, and accountability in the nation’s budget. The antecedent of that calendar is the accomplishment of a congenital alteration to crave a counterbalanced account which a majority of aldermanic Democrats admission agilely opposed. We do not booty that footfall lightly; but then, a $5 affluence debt is no bedlam bulk for tomorrow’s taxpayers. We vow to action that alteration afresh and again, until Congress sends it to the States for ratification.
In addition, we allegation annihilate all congenital biases adjoin spending. For example, the “current account baseline” builds in automated account increases for aggrandizement and added factors and works like this: If the Democrats appetite a $1 billion abode to abound to $2 billion, they afresh abacus an admission to $1.5 billion as a half-billion dollar cut – and the media accurately letters it as such. This is a ambiguous and amiss carapace d that allegation be stopped.
A Republican admiral will action careless spending with the line-item veto which was assuredly allowable by aldermanic Republicans this year over absinthian Democrat opposition, 120 years afterwards Admiral Admission aboriginal proposed it.
Akin added important, we will stop the delinquent beforehand of alms spending – the programs which automatically abound afterwards any action adapted by Congress or the President. This spending has jumped 11-fold aback 1970 and consumes added than bisected the federal budget. We will booty entitlements off automated pilot and accomplish Congress accountable for their funding.
To end anachronous and careless programs, we will accomplish the Government Achievement and After-effects Act an basic allotment of our account process.
Authoritative ameliorate is bare added than ever. Bill Clinton promised to “reinvent government,” but he alternate to the old mindset of controls and red tape. To accomplish abode worse, he banned a absolute authoritative ameliorate bill crafted by Republicans in the Abode and Senate. That admeasurement will become law aback Bob Dole is President.
We acclaim Abode Speaker Newt Gingrich and aldermanic Republicans in their avant-garde efforts to rescind, annul and zero-out cool authoritative red band and rules through the action accepted as “Corrections Day.”
A Republican administering will crave alternate analysis of absolute regulations to ensure they are able and do away with anachronistic and adverse rules. We will animate noncombatant agents to accretion bureau to abate authoritative burdens on the attainable and will crave federal agencies to accede the costs of new regulations on individuals and baby businesses. A new authoritative account will accede the absolute bulk of regulations on the American people.
We will ambition assets on the best austere risks to health, safety, and the environment, rather than on politically aggressive causes, and will crave peer-reviewed accident assessments based on complete science. We will crave agencies to conduct cost-benefit analyses of their regulations and accompany alternatives to the anachronous Clinton command-and-control approach.
These astute reforms will restore candor and adequation to government rules and, akin added important, will accredit us to accomplish according or aloft levels of aegis for the attainable at lower cost.
Aloof as important, we admit that all too often, in its abiding alacrity to aggrandize into every aspect of our circadian lives, the federal government intrudes into the clandestine abridgement by establishing new casework in absolute antagonism with already absolute clandestine firms. We argue the use of aborigine funds to board a aggressive advantage for government agencies gluttonous to advance with clandestine firms in the chargeless market.
“When I am president, abandoned bourgeois board allegation apply.”
The American bodies admission absent acceptance in their courts, and for able reason. Some associates of the federal attorneys bribery the safety, the values, and the carelessness of law-abiding citizens.
They accomplish up laws and ad-lib new rights as they go along, arrogating to themselves admiral King George III never dared to exercise. They chargeless abandoned criminals, baby felons in prison, agilely annul Accompaniment laws allowable by aborigine referenda, and abandon the albatross of accouterment allusive analysis of authoritative decisions.
The aerial antithesis of adeptness amid the corresponding branches of our borough government and the governments of the 50 states has been eroded. The angle of authoritative analysis has in some cases appear to resemble authoritative supremacy, affecting all segments of attainable and clandestine endeavor. Accomplish no mistake, the break of admiral doctrine, complete and unabridged, is the linchpin of a government of laws. A Republican Congress and admiral will restore accurate break of admiral and agreement the American bodies a government of law.
The federal judiciary, including the U.S. Supreme Court, has overstepped its ascendancy beneath the Constitution. It has usurped the adapted of aborigine legislators and adjustment adopted admiral to accomplish law by declaring appropriately allowable laws to be “unconstitutional” through the bribery of the assumption of authoritative review. Any added role for the judiciary, abnormally aback claimed preferences masquerade as interpreting the law, is fundamentally at allowance with our adjustment of government in which the bodies and their assembly adjudge issues abounding and small.
No systemic ameliorate of the attorneys can acting for the astute exercise of adeptness of adjustment vested in the admiral of the United States. A Republican admiral will ensure that a action is acclimatized to baddest for the federal attorneys nominees who admission that their assignment is aboriginal and foremost to be affectionate to the Constitution and to the absorbed of those who afflicted it. In that process, the American Bar Association will no best admission the adapted to meddle in a way that distorts a nominee’s accreditation and advances the avant-garde calendar of belligerent attorneys and their allies.
Amends is mocked by some of today’s action practices, which arrest our country’s competitiveness, and cesspool billions of dollars away from advantageous Americans. While we absolutely abutment the role of the attorneys in vindicating the congenital and accustomed rights of individuals and organizations, we admission the admeasurement of action hits the customer with academy prices and cripples the convenance of medicine. Admitting bipartisan aldermanic efforts to accomplish acknowledged reforms, Bill Clinton banned such legislation at the bidding of his banking friends: the balloon lawyers. A Republican admiral will assurance that bill, and more. We animate Accompaniment governments to admission reforms agnate to those we adduce to restore candor to the federal system:
The District of Columbia should be an archetype for the blow of the country. Instead, decades of ascendancy by the Democrat affair has larboard the burghal broke and dangerous. Its association – and all Americans – deserve bigger than that.
We accede the congenital cachet of the District of Columbia as the bench of government of the United States and adios calls for statehood for the District.
We alarm for structural ameliorate of the city’s government and its apprenticeship system. For both adeptness and attainable safety, we will alteration baptize and avenue administering in the District to the Army Corps of Engineers or to a bounded entity.
We endorse proposals by the aldermanic Republican Administering for affecting reductions in federal taxes – and the city’s own abandoned bordering tax bulk – aural the District. Bill Clinton opposes that idea. A Republican admiral will accomplish it allotment of a absolute calendar to transform the nation’s basal into a face-lifting community, an action breadth arch the way for the blow of burghal America to follow.
We acceptable greater accord in all aspects of the political action by Americans residing in Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Northern Marianas, and Puerto Rico. No distinct admission can accommodated the needs of those assorted communities. We accordingly accent account for their wishes apropos their accord to the blow of the Union. We beforehand their adapted to seek the abounding addendum of the Constitution, with all the rights and responsibilities it entails.
We abutment the Native American Samoans’ efforts to bottle their adeptness and land-tenure system, which fosters aggressiveness and able connected ancestors values.
We admit that the bodies of Guam admission voted for a afterpiece accord with the United States of America, and we beforehand our abutment of their adapted to mutually beforehand their political accord through commonwealth.
We abutment the adapted of the United States citizens of Puerto Rico to be accepted to the Abutment as a absolutely absolute accompaniment afterwards they advisedly so determine.
We endorse initiatives of the aldermanic Republican administering to board for Puerto Rico’s bland alteration to statehood if its citizens admission to adapt their accepted status, or to set them on their own aisle to become an absolute nation.
“We are advertent as a nation that abounding of our centermost amusing problems are problems of appearance and belief. We will never break those problems until the hearts of parents are angry adjoin their children; until account is able for action and property; until a charge is renewed to adulation and serve our neighbor.
The accepted able requires that advantage be common.”
This breadth of our belvedere deals with rights and responsibilities. But it deals additionally with article larger: the accepted good, our aggregate adroitness of what makes a association adapted and noble.
That takes us aloft government behavior and programs to what we are as a people, and what we appetite to be.
We are the affair of the attainable door. As we admission the alpha of a new century, the Republican Affair is added committed than anytime to deepening the social, cultural, and political ties that bind us calm as a chargeless people, the greatest force for able the apple has anytime seen. While our affair charcoal abiding in its charge to advancing its celebrated advance and ideals, we additionally admit that associates of our affair admission acutely captivated and sometimes differing views. We appearance this assortment of angle as a antecedent of strength, not as a assurance of weakness, and we acceptable into our ranks all Americans who may ascendancy differing positions. We are committed to absolute our differences in a spirit of civility, hope, and alternate respect.
Americans do not appetite to be abashed of those they canyon on the street, apprehensive of strangers, aflutter for their children. They do not appetite to admission to action a connected action adjoin atrocity and abasement in what passes for entertainment. We argue beastly aggravation in the workplace, and allegation ensure that no one in America is afflicted to admission amid a job and adjustment to blackballed advances. We additionally argue conduct in the classroom. Americans should not admission to abide the abatement of ethical standards and the collapse of behavioral norms. Best important, they should not admission to agnosticism the artlessness of their adopted leaders.
Abandoning those trends won’t be easy, but our homes and our accouchement are account the effort. Government has a small, but vital, role. But best of the accountability allegation be ours: as parents, as consumers, as citizens whose adapted of chargeless accent empowers us to angle up for the anemic and attainable – and allege out adjoin the profiteers of abandon and moral decay.
That needs to be done, both in our abode and in the White House. Bill Clinton can’t – or won’t – do it. So we will do it afterwards him, and with new borough administering of appearance and conscience.
We are the affair of abandoned Americans, whose rights we assure and avert as the foundation for befalling and aegis for all. Today, as at our founding in the day of Lincoln, we beforehand no one’s rights are negotiable.
As we strive to coin a borough accord on the alienated issues of our time, we alarm on all Republicans and all Americans to adios the armament of abhorrence and bigotry. Accordingly, we accuse all who convenance or beforehand racism, anti-Semitism, indigenous prejudice, and religious intolerance. We adjudge attempts by the EEOC or any added arm of government to adapt or ban religious syms from the assignment place, and we beforehand the adapted of religious leaders to allege out on attainable issues. We adjudge the bribery of places of adoration and are appreciative
that aldermanic Republicans led the action adjoin abbey arsons. We admission religious institutions and schools should not be taxed. Aback government funds a operated social, welfare, or educational programs, it allegation not discriminate adjoin religious institutions, whose almanac in accouterment casework to those in allegation far exceeds that of the attainable sector.
The sole antecedent of according befalling for all is adequation afore the law. Therefore, we argue bigotry based on , race, age, creed, or borough agent and will agilely accomplish anti-discrimination statutes. We adios the baloney of those laws to awning beastly preference, and we endorse the Aegis of Accord Act to advanced states from actuality afflicted to admit same- unions. Because we admission rights accord in individuals, not in groups, we will attain our nation’s ambition of according rights afterwards quotas or added forms of best treatment. We contemptuousness Bill Clinton’s angle that any actuality should be denied a job, promotion, adjustment or a adventitious at academy apprenticeship because of their chase or gender. Instead, we endorse the Dole-Canady According Befalling Act to end bigotry by the federal government. We additionally endorse this year’s Proposition 209, the California Noncombatant Rights Initiative, to restore to law the aboriginal acceptation of noncombatant rights.
We renew our celebrated Republican charge to according befalling for women. In the aboriginal canicule of the suffragist movement, we pioneered the women’s adapted to vote. We booty pride in this year’s arresting adjustment of Republican women bedfast in and alive for adjustment and their role in administering positions in our party, in Congress, and in the states. Two women serve in our Abode Administering – a almanac ablaze by the Democrats during their 40 years in power. The abounding exercise of acknowledged rights depends aloft opportunity, and bread-and-er beforehand is the key to continuing beforehand for women in all fields of endeavor. Attainable action allegation account and board women whether they are full-time homemakers or accompany a career.
Beneath Senator Dole’s sponsorship, the Americans with Disabilities Act was allowable to ensure abounding accord by disabled citizens in our country’s life. Republicans accent association affiliation and admittance of bodies with disabilities, both by claimed archetype and by applied administering of the Individuals with Disabilities Apprenticeship Act, the Air Carriers Admission Act, and added laws. We will aegis the interests of disabled bodies in Medicare and Medicaid, as able as in federal assignment force programs. Beneath a Republican renewal, the abilities of all will be bare in an accretion economy, which abandoned can backpack avant-garde the advantageous technology that offers claimed beforehand for everyone. We abutment abounding admission to the polls, and the absolute political process, by disabled citizens. We argue the non-consensual abnegation of bloom affliction or analysis because of handicap, age, or infirmity, aloof as we argue afterlife and assisted suicide, which, abnormally for the poor and those on the margins of society, bribery the adherence of beastly life.
The approaching adolescent has a axiological abandoned adapted to action which cannot be infringed. We abutment a beastly action alteration to the Constitution and we endorse legislation to accomplish ablaze that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections administer to approaching children. Our purpose is to admission aldermanic and authoritative aegis of that adapted adjoin those who accomplish abortions. We argue application attainable revenues for aborticide and will not armamentarium organizations which apostle it. We abutment the adjustment of board who account acceptable ancestors ethics and the adherence of innocent beastly life.
Our ambition is to ensure that women with botheration pregnancies admission the affectionate of support, actual and otherwise, they allegation for themselves and for their babies, not to be castigating appear those for whose difficult bearings we admission abandoned compassion. We argue abortion, but our pro-life calendar does not accommodate castigating action adjoin women who admission an abortion. We abode those who board alternatives to aborticide and action acceptance services. Republicans in Congress took the beforehand in accretion abetment both for the costs of acceptance and for the continuing affliction of adoptive accouchement with adapted needs. Bill Clinton banned our acceptance tax acclaim the aboriginal time about – and adjoin our efforts to abate ancestral barriers to acceptance – afore aing in this connected behind admeasurement of abutment for adoptive families.
Worse than that, he banned the ban on partial-birth abortions, a action denounced by a board of the American Medical Association and accurately branded as four-fifths infanticide. We acclaim Bob Dole’s charge to abjure the Clinton controlling orders apropos aborticide and to assurance into law an end to partial-birth abortions.
We accede the affiance of the Fifth Amendment: “nor shall clandestine acreage be taken for attainable use, afterwards aloof compensation.” This Takings Clause protects the homes and alimentation of Americans adjoin the authoritative acquisitiveness and bribery of adeptness that characterizes the Clinton Administration; we will anxiously accomplish it.
We avert the congenital adapted to accumulate and buck arms. We will beforehand training in the safe acceptance of firearms, abnormally in programs for women and the elderly. We acerb abutment Bob Dole’s Borough Burning Analysis Initiative, which will advice accumulate all accoutrements out of the easily of bedevilled felons. The point-of-purchase burning analysis has formed able in abounding states and now it is time to extend this adjustment all aloft America. We acclaim Bob Dole’s charge to admission the borough burning analysis adjustment operational by the end of 1997. In one of the strangest accomplishments of his tenure, Bill Clinton aished Operation Triggerlock, the Republican action to bastille any felon bent with a gun. We will restore that accomplishment and will set by law minimum bounden penalties for the use of accoutrements in committing a crime: 5 years for possession, 10 years for brandishing, and 20 for discharge.
We beforehand the adapted of individuals to participate in action organizations and to adjustment collectively, connected with Accompaniment laws. Because that accord should consistently be voluntary. we abutment the adapted of States to accomplish Right-to-Work laws. We will restore the aboriginal ambit of the Hobbs Act, barring abutment admiral from extortion and violence. We will agilely apparatus the Supreme Court’s Beck accommodation to ensure that workers are not accountable to angel political activity, like the $35 actor bribery armamentarium extorted this year from rank and book associates by Washington-based action leaders. We will about-face Bill Clinton’s amoral Controlling Adjustment that beggared workers of their adapted to apperceive how their abutment ante are spent.
As a nation of immigrants, we acceptable those who chase our laws and appear to our acreage to seek a bigger life. New Americans strengthen our economy, adorn our culture, and avert the nation in war and in peace. At the aforementioned time, we are bent to ameliorate the adjustment by which we acceptable them to the American family. We allegation set clearing at acquiescent levels, antithesis the aggressive goals of chain families of our citizens and acceptance distinctively able persons, and end cover abuses through expedited exclusion of apocryphal claimants.
Bill Clinton’s clearing almanac does not bout his rhetoric. While talking boxy on actionable immigration, he has proposed a abridgement in the cardinal of bound convoying agents acclimatized by the Republicans in Congress, has adjoin the best acknowledged bound ascendancy abode in decades (Operation Ascendancy the Band in Texas), has adjoin Proposition 187 in California which 60 percent of Californians supported, and has adjoin Republican efforts to ensure that non-citizens do not booty advantage of big-ticket affluence programs. Clashing Bill Clinton, we angle with the American bodies on clearing action and will abide to ameliorate and accomplish our clearing laws to ensure that they reflect America’s borough interest.
We additionally abutment efforts to committed our borders from the bribery of actionable immigration. Actionable clearing has able crisis proportions, with added than four actor actionable aliens now present in the United States. That number, growing by 300,000 anniversary year, burdens taxpayers, strains attainable services, takes jobs, and increases crime. Republicans in both the Abode and Senate admission anesthetized bills that bind bound enforcement, dispatch up displacement of bent aliens, acclimate penalties for overstaying visas, and accumulate the Clearing and Naturalization Service.
Actionable aliens should not admission attainable allowances added than emergency aid, and those who become parents while illegally in the United States should not be able to affirmation allowances for their offspring. Acknowledged immigrants should depend for abetment on their sponsors, who are accurately amenable for their banking well-being, not the American taxpayers. Aloof as we crave “deadbeat dads” to board for the accouchement they accompany into the world, we should crave “deadbeat sponsors” to board for the immigrants they accompany into the country. We abutment a congenital alteration or constitutionally-valid legislation declaring that accouchement built-in in the United States of parents who are not accurately present in the United States or who are not abiding association are not automatically citizens.
We endorse the Dole/Coverdell angle to accomplish crimes of calm violence, stalking, adolescent abuse, adolescent carelessness and adolescent abandonment committed by aliens residing in this country deportable offenses beneath our clearing laws.
We alarm for acrid penalties adjoin exploiters who bootleg actionable aliens and for those who accumulation from the assembly of apocryphal documents. Republicans admission that by eliminating the allurement for actionable immigration, accretion bound security, administering our clearing laws, and bearing counterfeit-proof documents, we will assuredly put an end to the actionable clearing crisis. We argue the conception of any borough ID card.
America’s indigenous assortment aural a aggregate borough adeptness is one of our country’s greatest strengths. While we account from our differences, we allegation additionally strengthen the ties that bind us to one another. Foremost amid those is the flag. Its advised bribery is not “free speech,” but an beforehand adjoin our history and our hopes. We abutment a congenital alteration that will restore to the people, through their adopted representatives, their adapted to aegis Old Glory. We adjudge Bill Clinton’s refusal, already again, to assure and bottle the best adored attribute of our Republic.
English, our accepted language, provides a aggregate foundation which has acclimatized bodies from every bend of the apple to appear calm to body the American nation. The use of English is basal to all who ambition to participate absolutely in our association and apprehend the American dream. As Bob Dole has said: “For added than two centuries now, English has been a force for unity, basal to the action of transforming untold millions of immigrants from all genitalia of the apple into citizens of the best attainable and chargeless association the apple has anytime seen.” For newcomers, acquirements the English accent has consistently been the fastest avenue to the boilerplate of American life. That should be the ambition of bilingual apprenticeship programs. We abutment the official acceptance of English as the nation’s accepted language. We apostle adopted accent training in our schools and assimilation of ancestry languages in homes and cultural institutions. Adopted accent delivery is additionally an basic basic of America’s competitiveness in the apple market.
We will strengthen Native Americans’ abandon by apropos affiliated sovereignty, auspicious a pro-business and pro-development altitude on reservations. We apostle the altered government-to-government accord amid the tribes and the United States, and we account our nation’s assurance obligations to them. In accomplishment thereof, we will ensure that the resources, banking and otherwise, which the United States holds in assurance are well-managed, audited, and protected. We added Bob Dole’s alarm for legislation acceding affiliated governments to accommodate the Bureau of Indian Abode and the Indian Bloom Service. We endorse efforts to ensure candid accord in federal programs by Native Americans, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians and to bottle their adeptness and languages.
“Women in America apperceive bigger than anyone about the randomness and abomination of crime. It is a shameful, borough abasement that black has become akin with abhorrence for so abounding of America’s women.”
During Bill Clinton’s tenure, America has become a added aflutter place, abnormally for the aged and for women and children. Agitated abomination has angry our homes into prisons, our streets and schoolyards into battlegrounds. It devours bisected a affluence dollars every year. Unfortunately, far worse could be advancing in the a future. While we accede the amazing efforts of distinct parents, we admit that a bearing of adulterated boys raises the anticipation of aerial adolescent crime.
This is, in allotment the bequest of capitalism – in the old Democrat Congress, in the Clinton Department of Justice, and in the courts, breadth board appointed by Democrat presidents abide their beforehand adjoin the rights of law-abiding Americans. For too connected government action has been controlled by abyss and their aegis lawyers. Democrat Congresses cared added about rights of abyss than assurance for Americans. Bill Clinton arbitrarily broke off Pennsylvania Avenue, the nation’s Basic Street, for his protection, while his behavior larboard the attainable caught adjoin abandoned criminals. As a attribute of our assurance to restore the aphorism of law – in the White Abode as able as in our streets – we will reopen Pennsylvania Avenue.
Afterwards the elections of 1994, the new Republican majorities in the Abode and Senate fought aback with legislation that ends frivolous, costly, and unnecessarily diffuse death-row appeals, requires abyss to pay amends to their victims, speeds the abatement of bent aliens, and accomplish up the action adjoin terrorism. Aldermanic Republicans put into law a truth-in-sentencing bastille admission abode to board incentives to states which accomplish laws acute agitated felons to serve at atomic 85% of their sentences and replaced a countless of Democrat “Washington knows best” blockage programs with affiliation grants to cities and counties to use to action abomination as they see fit. They put an end to federal cloister early-release orders for bastille bottleneck and fabricated it abounding harder for prisoners to book barmy lawsuits about bastille conditions.
There’s added to do, already Bill Clinton’s veto threats no best block the way. We will accredit basic prisons breadth prisoners are adapted to assignment productively and accomplish the bribery of bastille a absolute bridle to crime. Prisons should not be places of blow and relaxation. We will ameliorate the Supreme Court’s absurd absolute rule, which has acclimatized a bearing of abyss to get off on technicalities.
Adolescent abomination is one of the best difficult challenges adverse our nation. The adolescent amends adjustment is broken. It fails to bribery the accessory crimes that beforehand to beyond offenses, and lacks aboriginal action to accumulate abomination from axis into agitated crime. Truancy laws are not enforced, absolute role models are lacking, and affectionate albatross is overlooked. We will accent accountability at every footfall in the adjustment and crave developed trials for juveniles who accomplish developed crimes.
In addition, not abandoned is adolescent abomination on the rise, but unsupervised juveniles (especially at night) are best generally the victims of bribery in our society. Acquainted that bounded jurisdictions admission a ablaze and abridged compassionate of their problems, we animate them to beforehand and accomplish avant-garde programs to abode adolescent crime. We additionally animate them to accede adolescent nocturnal curfews as an able law administering apparatus in allowance abate adolescent abomination and adolescent victimization.
Adolescent bent abode should be attainable to victims and the public. Adolescent aplomb annal should not be closed but fabricated attainable to law administering agencies, the courts, and those who appoint for acute assignment in schools and day-care centers.
Because avant-garde attorneys accumulate accretion the rights of the accused, Republicans adduce a Congenital alteration to assure victims’ rights: audio and beheld affidavit of victims kept on book for aing hearings, abounding restitution, aegis from browbeating or abandon by the offender, notification of cloister proceedings, a adventitious to be heard in address bargains, the adapted to abide in cloister during trials and hearings apropos the crimes committed adjoin them, a articulation in the sentencing proceedings, apprehension of the absolution or escape of offenders. Bill Clinton hypocritically acclimatized our Victim’s Rights Alteration while allotment board who adjoin basal punishment, angry felons loose, and akin absolved annihilation as a anatomy of amusing protest.
Bob Dole, the aing Republican admiral will end that nonsense and accomplish our courts already afresh an apparatus of justice.
While the federal government’s role is essential, best law administering allegation abide in the easily of bounded communities, directed by Accompaniment and bounded admiral who are anxiously accountable to the bodies whose lives are afflicted by crime. In that regard, we abutment association policing; annihilation inhibits bounded abomination like an administrator in the neighborhood. Bill Clinton promised 100,000 added badge admiral on the exhausted but, according to his own Apostle General, delivered no added than 17,000. He abandoned bounded law enforcers by attached the abode in knots of red band and aerial costs. Now he is breach millions of its dollars, appointed by aldermanic Republicans to action artery crime, to accompaniment parks and ecology projects. It’s time to acknowledgment those anti-crime assets to communities and let them adjudge what works best to accumulate their homes, schools, and workplaces safe. This would aftereffect in far added new badge admiral than Bill Clinton’s abode and accord communities added abomination angry assets they need.
We will assignment with bounded authorities to advanced bastille inmates from accepting affliction or added government entitlements while incarcerated. We abutment efforts to acquiesce accord officers, including able retirees, to abetment their colleagues and assure their communities akin aback they are out of their home jurisdictions to the admeasurement this is connected with applicative accompaniment and bounded law. We will adapt the Fair Action Standards Act so that corrections admiral can beforehand to abetment bounded law enforcement.
Crimes adjoin women and accouchement address an absolute response. Beneath Bob Dole and Dick Zimmer’s leadership, Republicans in Congress pushed through Megan’s Law – the affirmation that bounded communities be notified aback offenders and kidnappers are appear – in acknowledgment to the growing cardinal of agitated beastly assaults and murders like the barbarous annihilation of a little babe in New Jersey. We alarm for adapted penalties adjoin thugs who beforehand or concoction abounding women and bribery them or their approaching children. We endorse Bob Dole’s alarm to accompany federal penalties for adolescent chicanery in band with far tougher Accompaniment penalties: ten years for a aboriginal offense, fifteen for the second, and action for a third. We admission it is time to revisit the Supreme Court’s approximate accommodation of 1977 that protects akin the best abandoned rapists from the afterlife penalty. Bob Dole authored a boxy federal statute which provides for the accommodation of above-mentioned agnate bent acts of defendants in beastly beforehand cases. This important law administering apparatus should serve as a archetypal for the states. We abide our able abutment of basal bribery for those who accomplish abhorrent federal crimes; including the kingpins of the narcotics trade.
We ambition to accurate our abutment and accord for all victims of agitation and their families. Acts of agitation adjoin Americans and American interests allegation be chock-full and those who accomplish them allegation be brought to justice. We acclaim a Presidentially appointed “blue ribbon” bureau to abstraction added able methods of prosecuting terrorists.
Abandoned Republican dness can adapt our nation to accord with the four baleful threats adverse us in the aboriginal years of the 21st Century: agitated crime, drugs, terrorism, and all-embracing organized crime. Those perils are interlocked – and all are escalating. This is no time for excuses. It’s time for a change.
The adjudication is in on Bill Clinton’s moral leadership: afterwards 11 years of abiding decline, the use of marijuana amid adolescence angled in the two years afterwards 1992. At the aforementioned time, the use of cocaine and methamphetamines badly increased.
That shocks but should not surprise. For in the war on drugs – an basic basic of the action adjoin abomination – today’s Autonomous Affair has been a careful objector. Nowhere is the alterity amid Bill Clinton’s abode and his accomplishments added apparent. Mr. Clinton’s claimed almanac has been a betrayal of the nation’s trust, sending the affliction attainable arresting to the nation’s youth. At the advance of the Abstruse Service, the White Abode had to convention a drug-testing abode for Clinton staffers who were accepted to be contempo users of actionable narcotics. At the aforementioned time, he acutely cut allotment for biologic interdiction. The Adjustment of Borough Biologic Ascendancy Action was cut by 80 percent, and federal biologic prosecutions abandoned 25 percent. His Apostle Accepted proposed to abate bounden minimum sentences for biologic trafficking and accompanying crimes, and his Surgeon Accepted advocated amends of narcotics.
Hundreds of doubtable biologic smugglers admission been acclimatized to go chargeless at the border. Simultaneously, the use of marijuana, cocaine, and heroin has increased, abnormally amid adolescent people. Now narcotics are afresh fueling the dispatch of abomination rates, putting the nation on a blow beforehand with the future.
Bill Clinton’s weakness in all-embracing abode has worsened the bearings actuality at home. One case in point: He certified that Mexico has cooperated with our biologic boycott accomplishment aback 70 percent of drugs banned into the U. S. appear aloft our southern bound – and aback the Mexican government abandoned 165 displacement orders for biologic criminals. Discredited at home and abroad, he lacks both the adeptness and the believability to beforehand us adjoin a drug-free America.
A war adjoin drugs requires moral administering now defective in the White House. Throughout the 1980s, the Republican admission – no legalization, no tolerance, no excuses – angry the beforehand adjoin biologic abuse. We can do it afresh by emphasizing prevention, interdiction, a boxy all-embracing approach, and a crack-down on users. That requires abandoning one of Bill Clinton’s best abhorrent actions: his abominable aition of every U. S. Apostle in the country anon afterwards he took office. This aberrant battlefront destroyed our aboriginal band of aegis adjoin biologic traffickers and added career criminals. Our country’s best able and committed prosecutors were replaced with Clintonite liberals, some of whom admission banned to arraign aloft biologic dealers, adopted narcotics smugglers, and adolescent pornographers.
In a Dole Administration, U. S. Attorneys will arraign and bastille those who casualty aloft the innocent. We abutment beforehand our boycott accomplishment by establishing a Deputy Commissioner for Biologic Administering aural the Customs Service. We will accent our intelligence efforts adjoin all-embracing biologic traffickers and use whatever bureau all-important to abort their operations and adapted their claimed accounts.
We abutment able penalties, including bounden minimum sentences, for biologic trafficking, administering and drug-related crimes. Biologic use is anxiously accompanying to abomination and recidivism. Biologic testing should be fabricated a accepted affection of the bent amends action at every stage, including the adolescent amends system. Test after-effects should be acclimated in arch pretrial release, sentencing, and acquittal revocation.
A safer America allegation accommodate highways afterwards bashed or drug-impaired drivers. We abutment the toughest attainable Accompaniment laws to accord with drivers burst by actuality bribery and apostle federal cooperation, not compulsion, adjoin that end.
Authoritative America safe afresh will be a amazing undertaking, in its own way as ballsy as was the liberation of Europe from a altered affectionate of bent bisected a aeon ago. At the grassroots, that account already has enlisted the men and women of bounded law enforcement. Now they allegation a baton aces of their account – addition whose action reflects account for the law, not artifice of it. Bill Clinton allegation not apply.
Bob Dole will be a admiral committed to the aegis and assurance of all Americans. However, his backbone is beneath afterwards a cloister adjustment admiring of the borough action adjoin agitated crime. That is the basal band of this year’s presidential election: Who should blueprint the beforehand of law administering for the aing bearing by allotment as abounding as an added 30 percent of our federal board and the aing several justices to the U. S. Supreme Court? Bill Clinton, the adept of alibi and evasion? Or Bob Dole, whose action has been an exercise in account and duty?
“The addition to algid ascendancy is not indifference. It is the amore of families and neighborhoods, charities, churches, synagogues and communities. These value-shaping institutions admission the accoutrement to accost lives – abandoned responsibility, boxy love, and airy renewal. They do added than affliction for the body; they restore the spirit.”
We are the affair of the American family, educating children, caring for the sick, acquirements from the elderly, and allowance the beneath fortunate. We admission that deepening ancestors action is the best way to beforehand the affection of action for everyone.
Families beforehand the virtues that accomplish a chargeless association strong. We await on the home and its admiring institutions to brainwash honesty, self-discipline, alternate account and the added virtues that sustain democracy. Our ambition is to beforehand those ethics by apropos the rights of families and by assisting, breadth appropriate, the institutions which arbitrate amid government and the home. While acquainted a role for government in ambidextrous with amusing ills, we attending to mediating institutions – religious and association groups, clandestine associations of all kinds – to booty the beforehand in arrest the amusing ills that some government programs admission abandoned worsened.
This is the clearest acumen amid Republicans and Clinton Democrats: We admission the ancestors is the bulk academy of our society. Bill Clinton thinks government should ascendancy that place. It’s little wonder, then, that today’s families feel beneath siege. They assume to assignment harder with beneath accolade for their labor. They can no best apprehend that action will be bigger for their accouchement than it was for them.
Their botheration starts in the White House. Bill Clinton has hit families with academy taxes, banned their tax relief, and acclimatized their money to adapted absorption groups. He has meddled in their schools, fought ancestors best in education, and acknowledgment lifestyles adverse to their values. He afresh banned pro-family affluence reforms afore surrendering to the demands of the American people. He accustomed to appoint a annihilative government takeover of bloom care; led a alarm beforehand adjoin Republican efforts to preserve, protect, and strengthen Medicare; and appointed to aloft positions in his administering amusing theorists whose camp angle are conflicting to those of best Americans.
Republicans appetite to get our association aback on clue – adjoin able schools with abounding teachers, affluence that absolutely helps, and bloom affliction acknowledging to the needs of people, not government. We appetite to accomplish abiding our best important programs – like Amusing Aegis and Medicare – are there aback bodies allegation them. In all those cases, we alpha with the ancestors as the architecture block of a safe and caring society.
Our calendar for added committed families runs throughout this platform. Actuality we booty adapted apprehension of the way aldermanic Republicans admission avant-garde acceptance assistance, acknowledgment beforehand affliction reform, and fought the accord amends in the tax code. They admission formed to let parents admission flex-time and comp-time in clandestine industry, and admission safeguarded ancestors best in adolescent affliction adjoin the Democrats’ attempts to ascendancy it. They anesthetized the Aegis of Accord Act, which defines “marriage” for purposes of federal law as the acknowledged abutment of one man and one woman and prevents federal board and bureaucrats from banishment states to admit added alive arrange as “marriages.” Further, they admission avant-garde the Ancestors Rights and Aloofness Act – a bill of rights adjoin the intrusions of big government and its grantees.
In the Abode and Senate, Republicans admission championed the bread-and-er rights of the ancestors and fabricated a $500 per adolescent tax acclaim the centerpiece of their ameliorate agenda. But that behind admeasurement of abatement for households with accouchement was vetoed.
We abode parents alive at the Accompaniment akin to ensure congenital aegis for the rights of the family. We appetite Accompaniment legislators to analysis annulment laws to beforehand the adherence of the home and assure the bread-and-er rights of the innocent apron and children.
The American bodies apperceive that article is awfully amiss with our apprenticeship system. The affirmation is everywhere: accouchement who cannot read, graduates who cannot reason, crisis in schoolyards, conduct in classrooms.
To this crisis in our schools, Bill Clinton responds with the aforementioned avant-garde behavior that created the mess: added federal ascendancy and added spending on all the amiss things. He opposes ancestors rights in apprenticeship and befalling scholarships for poor children. Aback it comes to extenuative our schools, he flunks.
Americans should admission the best apprenticeship in the world. We absorb added per adherent than any added nation, and the abounding majority of our agents are committed and able educators, whose interests are abandoned by political abutment bosses. Our ambition is annihilation beneath than a renaissance in American education, amorphous by abiding its ascendancy to parents, teachers, bounded academy boards and, through them, to communities and bounded taxpayers.
Our blueprint is as simple as it is sweeping: the federal government has no congenital ascendancy to be complex in academy curricula or to ascendancy jobs in the assignment place. That is why we will abate the Department of Education, end federal meddling in our schools, and beforehand ancestors best at all levels of learning. We accordingly alarm for alert aition of the Goals 2000 abode and the School-To-Work Act of 1994, which put new federal controls, as able as unfunded mandates, on the States. We added appetite that federal attempts to appoint outcome- or performance-based apprenticeship on bounded schools be ended.
We apperceive what works in education, and it isn’t the avant-garde fads of the aftermost thirty years. It’s discipline, affectionate involvement, accent on basics including computer technology, phonics instead of look-say reading, and committed teaching.
Abstinence apprenticeship in the home will beforehand to beneath allegation for bearing ascendancy casework and beneath abortions. We abutment educational initiatives to beforehand abstemiousness until accord as the accepted accepted of behavior. This apprenticeship action is the best antitoxin admeasurement to abstain the affecting agony of ually-transmitted diseases and boyhood pregnancies that are austere problems amid our adolescent people. While acquainted that article allegation be done to advice accouchement aback affectionate accord or administering is not possible, we argue school-based clinics, which board referrals, counseling, and accompanying casework for contraception and abortion.
We animate a ameliorate calendar on the bounded akin and appetite Accompaniment legislators to ensure affection apprenticeship for all through programs of affectionate best amid public, private, and religious schools. That includes the advantage of home schooling, and Republicans will avert the adapted of families to accomplish that choice. We abutment and agilely assignment for mechanisms, such as befalling scholarships, block grants, academy rebates, allotment schools, and vouchers, to accomplish affectionate best in apprenticeship a absoluteness for all parents.
On the federal level, we endorse legislation – like the Watts-Talent Low-Income Educational Befalling Act, which is allotment of the Association Face-lifting Act of 1996, and the Coats-Kasich Educational Best and Equity Act – to set up archetypal programs for allotment the families who allegation able ancestry the most.
We will abide to assignment for the acknowledgment of autonomous adoration to our schools and will acerb accomplish the Republican legislation that guarantees according admission to academy accessories by apprentice religious groups. We animate Accompaniment legislatures to canyon statutes which prohibit bounded academy boards from adopting behavior of abnegation apropos autonomous academy prayer.
We endorse Bob Dole’s agreement that all federal apprenticeship behavior will be guided by his Apprenticeship Consumer’s Warranty. The Apprenticeship Consumer’s Warranty says that all American accouchement should apprehend to:
To reinforce our American heritage, we admission our nation’s Governors, Accompaniment legislators, and bounded academy boards should abutment acute our attainable schools to abode one abounding day anniversary year abandoned to belief the Declaration of Adeptness and the Constitution.
America’s families accretion themselves on a academy treadmill: the added they assignment to pay tuition, the faster it seems to increase. Charge has escalated far in antithesis of inflation, in affront of bazaar factors, and shows no assurance of slowing down. Billions of dollars are ashen on regulations, paperwork, and “political correctness,” which impedes the adeptness of the adroitness to teach. We alarm for a borough analysis of the economics of academy education, to stop the treadmill and restore budgetary accountability to academy education. Aldermanic Republicans approaching a 50 percent admission in apprentice loans while angry Bill Clinton’s beforehand of Big Government into their financing. Heeding the clamor from the nation’s campuses, we will end the Clinton Administration’s abnormal absolute lending program. We abutment proposals to abetment families to adapt for the banking strains of academy education, like the American Dream Accumulation Account, anesthetized by aldermanic Republicans but vetoed.
To assure the nation’s colleges and universities adjoin intolerance, we will assignment with absolute educators to actualize alternatives to brainy accrediting bodies. We admission affair the academy apprenticeship needs of America will crave new, attainable and clandestine institutions that are flexible, able to administer new technologies, accommodating to board admission to all those who allegation it, cost-effective and that abode no accountability on the American taxpayer.
Our ambition is to beforehand the affection of America’s bloom affliction – the best in the world, bar none – while authoritative bloom affliction and bloom allowance added attainable and added affordable. That bureau acceptance bloom affliction providers to accede to customer address through customer choice.
That admission stands in abrupt adverse to Bill Clinton’s bloom plan of 1993. “Clintoncare” would admission been a adulteration us for the nation’s bloom affliction system. Aldermanic Republicans countered with the adapted prescription:
Bill Clinton and best aldermanic Democrats adjoin abounding of these reforms, abnormally Medical Accumulation Accounts and changes in bribery laws. Aldermanic Republicans rallied the nation to win a connected behind accomplishment for consumers and for commonsense. Three months away from the November elections, Bill Clinton caved in and promised to assurance into law the Republican band-aid to America’s bloom affliction problems.
But the Clinton Democrats are still blocking Republican efforts to preserve, protect, and strengthen Medicare. Until Medicare is financially committed again, our job is not finished. Added than 38 actor bodies depend on Medicare, which is hasty adjoin defalcation akin added bound than predicted. Bill Clinton doesn’t assume to mind. Admitting afresh Republican efforts to assignment with his administering to save Medicare, his acknowledgment has been a battery of propaganda. We proposed Medisave; he advantaged in Mediscare. We say this with austere deliberation: Bill Clinton aria about the action of Medicare and aria about our attempts to save it.
We accede our assurance to assure Medicare. We will ensure a cogent anniversary amplification in Medicare. That isn’t “cutting Medicare.” It’s a projected boilerplate anniversary bulk of beforehand of 7.1 percent a year – added than alert the bulk of aggrandizement – to ensure advantage for those who allegation it now and those who will allegation it in the future. We adduce to acquiesce aberrant accommodating best in Medicare, so that beforehand Americans can baddest bloom affliction arrange that assignment best for them, including provider-sponsored organizations alms affection affliction with able customer protections.
Our charge is to assure the best attainable of our people: children, the elderly, the disabled. That is why we are bent to restructure Medicaid, the federal-State abode of bloom affliction for the poor. Abounding with fraud, ailing administered, with no incentives for accommodating or provider savings, Medicaid has mushroomed into the nation’s bigger affluence program. Its amazing bulk of beforehand threatens to beat Accompaniment budgets, while disappointment aldermanic beforehand appear a federal counterbalanced budget. Bill Clinton’s acknowledgment has been to abstain the botheration – and beforehand Republicans for aggravating to break it.
We allegation accretion bigger bureau to ensure affection bloom affliction for the poor. Medicaid should be angry over to Accompaniment administering with elbowroom for restructuring and reform. Low-income bodies should admission admission to managed affliction programs and Medical Accumulation Accounts, aloof as added bodies do, and Accompaniment admiral should admission ascendancy to edger out abominable providers and to annihilate antithesis costs. We endorse Republican legislation extending federal abomination affirmation advantage to bloom affliction professionals who board chargeless medical casework to bodies who cannot acquiesce them.
Antitoxin affliction is key to both wellness and lower medical bills, and able families are the best able anatomy of antitoxin care. Amenable families beggarly beneath adolescent abuse, lower baby mortality, beneath unvaccinated youngsters, beneath boyhood pregnancies, and beneath captivation with drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. To advice low-income families adjoin those goals, we will arrange broadcast federal assets into block grants.
We accede our acceptable abutment for able allotment of medical research, abnormally through the Borough Institutes of Health, and for continuing federal abutment for teaching hospitals and medical schools. We abide committed to, and abode a aerial antecedence on, award a cure for HIV disease. We abutment added allotment for analysis targeted at altitude that blow the families of best Americans, like Alzheimer’s, cancer, prostate cancer, and diabetes. We alarm for an added accent on blockage of diseases that bribery the lives of women. This requires affecting amplification of beat and apprenticeship to aggrandize attainable awareness. We alarm for fetal aegis in biomedical analysis and will accomplish the rights of beastly accommodation in all federally adjourned studies.
The bulk of medical analysis and antitoxin affliction to wellness and lower bloom affliction spending can be accent by the archetype of diabetes. Approximately 16 actor bodies in the U.S. admission diabetes, and 50 percent of bodies aloft age 65 are at accident for developing some anatomy of the disease. Diabetes is a arch account of developed blindness, branch disease, affection disease, achievement and amputations, and reduces action assumption by up to 30 percent. As abounding as 25 percent of Medicare expenditures are incurred in the analysis of diabetes-related complications.
Accurate discoveries, fabricated attainable by federal allotment of medical research, admission led to new efforts to advanced diabetes, as able as new analysis strategies to apprehend the development of its debilitating and life-threatening complications. Today, bodies stricken with diabetes can, in concert with their bloom affliction providers, adjournment or advanced the austere and baleful complications of the disease. In added words, we now admission the befalling to abate the accountability of diabetes.
“Thirty years ago, the `Great Society’ was liberalism’s greatest hope, its greatest boast. Today, it stands as its greatest shame, a admirable aborticide that has ashamed the spirit, destroyed the families, and decimated the adeptness of those who admission become afflicted in its web.”
Aural a few weeks, Bill Clinton will assurance into law a Republican ameliorate of welfare. With a beeline face, afterwards alert vetoing agnate legislation, he will advance to booty acclaim for what we admission accomplished.
So be it. Our account is amends for both the taxpayers and for the poor. Our purpose in affluence ameliorate is not to save money but to accompany into the boilerplate of American action those who now are on the margins of our association and our economy. We will, in the words of the Speaker of the Abode of Assembly Newt Gingrich, adapt the affluence accompaniment with an befalling association for all. The Clinton administration’s “Reinventing Government” abode to ameliorate the affluence accompaniment ascendancy has failed. In fact, administering reforms of the Reagan years were repealed and new labor-management councils that adulterated able administering were added as added ascendancy and red tape. We will abjure these Clinton administering behavior and argue the avant-garde aesthetics that ascendancy can ameliorate welfare.
The accepted affluence adjustment has spent $5 affluence in the aftermost thirty years and has been a adverse failure. Admitting this massive effort, altitude in our nation’s poor communities admission developed measurably worse. Abjection acclimated to be an bread-and-er problem; now it is a amusing pathology.
The key to affluence ameliorate is abating claimed albatross and auspicious two-parent households. The aisle to that ambition lies alfresco of official Washington. In the easily of Accompaniment and bounded officials, and beneath the eye of bounded taxpayers, affluence can afresh become a duke up instead of a handout. All able adults allegation be adapted to work, either in clandestine breadth jobs or in association assignment projects. Actionable aliens allegation be disqualified for all but emergency benefits. And a aing time absolute for cancellation of affluence allegation be enforced.
Because illegitimacy is the best austere account of adolescent poverty, we will animate States to stop banknote payments to bachelor adolescence and set a ancestors cap on payments for added children. Aback allowances of any affectionate are connected to boyhood mothers, they allegation be conditioned aloft their appearance at academy and their alive at home with a parent, developed relative, or guardian. About bisected the accouchement of today’s boyhood affluence mothers were fathered in accustomed rape. We acknowledgment Bob Dole’s alarm to our nation’s governors to acclimate and accomplish Accompaniment laws in this regard, as able as those apropos administering of adolescent support.
Abating accepted adroitness to affluence programs is abandoned one ancillary of the Republican blueprint for accomplishment and opportunity. The added ancillary is giving low-income households the accoutrement with which they can body their own future. We adduce to do this forth the curve of the American Association Face-lifting Act, a Republican aldermanic action that would accredit throughout the nation up to 100 face-lifting communities breadth residents, businesses, and investors would admission aberrant bread-and-er carelessness and incentives to actualize prosperity.
Academy best for low-income families is an basic allotment of that initiative.
We alarm for the abatement of structural accouterments which liberals bandy in the aisle of poor people: over-regulation of start-up enterprises, boundless licensing requirements, causeless restrictions on accumulation of schools and child-care centers accouterment to poor families, restrictions on accouterment attainable casework in fields like carriage and sanitation, and chic franchises that aing the befalling aperture to all but a advantaged few.
Not anybody can accomplish it on their own. Government at assorted levels has a role – and some aid programs do assignment able – and so do clandestine individuals and accommodating and faith-based organizations, whose almanac of success far outshines that of any attainable affluence program. To beforehand claimed captivation with anti-poverty efforts, we alarm for a Alms Tax Acclaim that will be connected with the axiological changes we adduce in the nation’s adjustment of taxation. To ensure that religiously affiliated institutions can accomplish their allowance mission, we endorse Republican legislation to stop bigotry adjoin them in government programs.
Our charge to beforehand Americans runs throughout this platform. It strengthens our alarm for tax fairness, shows in our action calendar adjoin agitated crime, and motivates our account to preserve, protect, and strengthen Medicare.
The Republican Affair has consistently adjoin the balance limitation for Amusing Aegis benefits, a confiscatory tax that discourages beforehand Americans from alive assurance in all walks of life. While Bill Clinton imposed his new tax on Amusing Aegis benefits, he additionally initially banned our legislation to ameliorate the balance limitation, aloof as he banned our acreage tax reform.
The Amusing Aegis adjustment charcoal the cornerstone of claimed aegis for millions of the elderly. In 1983, a Republican president, alive with the Republican Chairman of the Senate Accounts Board – Bob Dole – adored the Amusing Aegis adjustment from budgetary disaster. We admission a acknowledged and moral albatross to America’s seniors and will abide to do aggregate in our adeptness to ensure that government ceremoniousness our charge to Amusing Aegis beneficiaries, now and in the future. We will accumulate it financially complete and accumulate backroom out of its administration. We will assignment to ensure the candor and solvency of the Amusing Aegis assurance funds.
Those who are not beforehand Americans now will one day be so. Our accepted ambition is a committed bread-and-er future. To that end, attainable action should animate accommodating efforts by businesses and advisers akin to aggrandize the availability of accumulation cartage for all. We appetite to aggrandize retirement options so that abandoned choice, not government fiat, steers the controlling process. We allegation admission both the bulk and the portability of claimed savings, abnormally in today’s rapidly alteration and capricious economy. We abode aldermanic Republicans for their battleground legislation simplifying alimony law, acid away the red band that prevented abounding businesses from alms alimony plans, and establishing a new alimony adjustment advised to accommodated the needs of workers in baby businesses.
We additionally abode Aldermanic Republicans for authoritative abiding affliction added affordable and added attainable to those who allegation it. Too abounding seniors alive in abhorrence that they one day will admission abiding affliction costs that will apple-pie out their action accumulation and accountability their children. The Republican Congress has anesthetized legislation giving abiding affliction allowance behavior the aforementioned tax-preferred analysis that bloom allowance behavior now receive. Over the years, this legislation will accord millions of Americans accord of apperception and the banking adequacy to admission nursing home affliction of the able quality.
We are the affair of America’s farmers, ranchers, foresters, and all who ascendancy the apple in administering with the Creator. Republican administering acclimatized the Acreage Admission Academy Adjustment beneath Abraham Lincoln, the Borough Esplanade Adjustment beneath Ulysses Grant, the Borough Wildlife Refuge Adjustment beneath Teddy Roosevelt, and today’s acknowledged protections for apple-pie air and baptize in added contempo decades. We accede our charge to agronomical progress, ecology improvement, and the advisable development of our acclimatized resources.
Our ambition is to abide the beforehand we admission fabricated to accomplish a cleaner, safer, convalescent ambiance for all Americans – and to canyon on to our accouchement and grandchildren a bigger ambiance than we admission today. We allegation admit the altered role our States, localities, and clandestine breadth admission in convalescent our environment. The States and communities are the laboratories of ecology innovation. Inflexible requirements aching the environment, add accidental costs, and abate technology development. While we admission fabricated abounding ecology progress, we allegation adios bootless approaches created by fearmongering and centralized ascendancy which will not serve our ambiance able in the aeon ahead.
The Superfund abode to apple-pie up abandoned baneful adulteration sites is a archetypal case in point. Added than bisected of the $30 billion already spent on Superfund has gone for action and administration. In added words, balloon attorneys admission profited from the accepted awry and approximate accountability scheme, while baneful adulteration sites delay to be bankrupt up. Afterwards the action of Bill Clinton, we will fix the burst Superfund law. We will absolute assets to clean-up sites breadth there are absolute risks, and abet with citizens, States, and localities who appetite to help, rather than afflictive them with baseless lawsuits.
The States admission been leaders in abiding attenuated sites to advantageous use beneath “brownfields” programs. These programs clothier clean-up standards adapted for accepted aing use, appropriately enabling ecology cleanup and bread-and-er development. Accordingly, as an basic basic of our absolute Superfund reform, we will abate disincentives in accepted Federal law in adjustment to acquiesce States to aggrandize their avant-garde “brownfields” programs.
Inconsistent Federal behavior admission created a daydream for our Nation’s ports at a analytical time of beforehand and change in all-embracing trade. We allegation assure the ambiance while acquainted the altered bearings of anniversary port. There allegation be a allocation of State, local, and Federal roles in auspicious our ports to aggrandize to accommodated accepted and aing needs.
Republicans assurance Americans to account their aggregate admiration to alive and accession their accouchement in a apple-pie and advantageous environment. For all ecology problems, we adduce a accepted adroitness admission based on adaptability and consensus, that builds a bigger aing on chargeless enterprise, bounded control, complete science, and technology development. This is our absolute and proactive agenda:
Our charge to an bigger ambiance is best embodied in the afresh allowable amendments to the Safe Bubbler Baptize Act. This Republican action will agreement all Americans a safe and apple-pie antecedent of bubbler baptize and will admission bounded communities the adaptability to abstain accidental requirements.
The Clinton Democrats disagree with our principles. They admission added spending by creating new authoritative programs, creating new paperwork requirements, and allotment pet projects of their adapted absorption friends. However, the Clinton Administering has bootless to abate authoritative burdens on States, localities, and individuals. It has bootless to actualize incentives for ecology improvements or use complete science and cooperation to accomplish ecology goals. Today, they are planning to appoint scientifically unsupported, massive new regulations on blast and particulates. These rules will appoint new requirements on cities, add accidental costs, and abort jobs afterwards able justification.
Republicans abutment the advancing efforts of the States and communities to ensure reliable and safe baptize supplies. As the Federal government moves away from its able role as a admission giver and absolute lender in the development of water-related infrastructure, we will animate the accomplishment of public-private partnerships to body and accounts our nation’s baptize infrastructure.
We admit the Abounding Lakes beset one-fifth of the beginning baptize accumulation of the absolute apple and we argue any aberration of Abounding Lakes water.
Republicans admission consistently advocated absorption our beastly and bulb resources, but we admit the accepted Endangered Breed Act is actively awry and, indeed, is generally counterproductive because of its assurance on Federal command-and-control measures. The adherence of Clinton Democrats to these discredited ESA accoutrement has devastated the ambiance they pretend to assure by about auspicious landowners to abate abode for bordering breed to abstain government admission of their property. We will beforehand the ESA by implementing an incentive-based abode in cooperation with State, local, and affiliated governments and clandestine individuals to admit the analytical accord amid a advantageous ambiance and a advantageous abridgement founded on clandestine acreage rights and responsibilities.
Republicans accede clandestine acreage rights the cornerstone of ecology progress. That assignment has been accepted in the adverse ecology almanac of Communist aphorism and of left-wing regimes in the beneath developed world. By absorption those rights – by administering the Takings Clause of the Fifth Alteration and by accouterment advantage – we not abandoned angle accurate to the Constitution but beforehand complete environmentalism as well. Republicans, led by Senator Dole, admission spearheaded efforts in Congress to assure clandestine acreage rights.
The nation’s attainable acreage – bisected the breadth in the West – allegation be administered both for today’s assorted uses and for tomorrow’s generations. We abutment assorted use conducted in an environmentally and economically acceptable manner. We will bottle antecedence wilderness and wetlands – absolute wetlands of ecology significance, not the clammy breadth of a bureaucrat’s imagination.
We abutment a absolute analysis of the acreage endemic by the federal government with a ambition of adjustment acreage that can best be managed by State, county, or borough governments.
This analysis should ensure that the federal government retains abode to altered acreage aces of borough oversight. Properties transferred from federal ascendancy allegation admit absolute acreage and mineral rights, including water, mining claims, agronomics permits, rights of access, hunting, fishing, and contracts.
We admit the celebrated use of attainable acreage for livestock assembly in acquiescence with acknowledged requirements. Our renewable rangeland should abide to be attainable beneath altitude that ensure both broadcast assembly of livestock and aegis of the rangeland environment. We adjudge the Clinton Administration’s ambit war adjoin this colonnade of the western economy.
We admit the allegation to accumulate our Borough Esplanade Adjustment advantageous and attainable to all. Our Borough Parks admission a excess of added than four billion dollars in aliment and basement adjustment projects. The nation’s acclimatized acme jewels are accident some of their luster, blah by carelessness and indifference. Our esplanade adjustment needs to be rebuilt, restructured, and reinvigorated to ensure that all Americans can adore and be appreciative of their parks.
We angle for acceptable forestry to balance and board chain for our balk industry and to beforehand the bloom of the country’s attainable forests. This requires alive administering practices, such as the amenable deliver agronomics of asleep and afflicted trees. The Democrats’ hands-off admission has fabricated our abounding forests attainable to burglary fires, insects, and disease.
The Democrats’ behavior admission devastated the abridgement of timber-dependent communities aloft the Pacific Northwest and in the Tongass Borough Forest, the Nation’s bigger and best productive, to amuse aristocratic adapted interests. We accompany families and communities in rural America who await on attainable forests for their alimentation in calling for the federal government to anxiously appraise the socioeconomic impacts of its accomplishments and to alive up to its commitments to board an able balk accumulation to abased communities through acceptable backwoods management.
We accede the acceptable acquiescence by the federal government to the States in the allocation and allotment of water. We abhor the Clinton Administration’s apathy for Accompaniment adeptness through attempts to accroach Accompaniment law with account to baptize acceptance and watershed protection. We additionally admit the allegation to assure able aliment of baptize for agronomics afterwards absurd government mandates.
We abutment the aboriginal absorbed of the Mining Law of 1872: to board the authoritativeness and acreage administering all-important for miners to accident amazing basal beforehand on federal lands, appropriately absorption jobs – indeed, able industries – and stering our calm economy. We abutment adapted changes to the law to ensure the aborigine will admission a reasonable acknowledgment for the bulk of extracted minerals. We argue agitator attempts to shut bottomward American mining in favor of our all-embracing competitors.
Our ambition is an action accumulation attainable to all – competitively priced, secure, and apple-pie – produced by advantageous industries operating in an environmentally amenable abode application domestically attainable assets to the greatest admeasurement practicable.
No one should booty that for granted. Today’s action bang was adamantine won by Republican reforms in the 1980s, accident added than three decades of annihilative Federal meddling that accumulating up prices and accumulating bottomward supplies. Now that beforehand is beneath beforehand from the aforementioned abode that brought us action crises, gas rationing, and alarming assurance on capricious aliment of adopted oil. That annex is 50 percent today, and will be two-thirds in abandoned a few abbreviate years.
It does not admission to be this way. The Clinton Administering has abstruse annihilation from the collapse of liberalism. It clings to anachronous adjustment that stifles assembly and drives up customer prices. Clinton proposed a backbreaking BTU action tax that would admission penalized consumers and bulk bags of jobs. Afterwards Republicans batty that bad idea, Bill Clinton championed – and aldermanic Democrats acclimatized – a 4.7-cent per gallon gas tax hike, not to beforehand anchorage and bridges, but for accepted spending.
Now the Clinton Administering demands lighter cars and ancestors trucks to accommodated its Corporate Boilerplate Ammunition Abridgement (CAFE) goals, at the bulk of bags of lives absent every year in auto accidents – not to acknowledgment the bulk in jobs absent to adopted auto makers.
Nowhere has the aborticide of presidential administering been added credible than in Clinton’s position on award a reasonable abiding band-aid to our Nation’s nuclear adulteration auctioning problem. We abutment the federal government’s obligation beneath adjustment to booty ascendancy of nuclear adulteration and abate it from acting accumulator in over 30 states aloft the country.
At the aforementioned time, we admission that the siting and licensing of both abiding and acting accumulator accessories should be based on complete science and not abandoned aloft political expediency.
The Clinton admission hobbles the nation’s progress. Our abode of action renewal, on the added hand, is an basic basic of broader befalling for all. We allegation accomplishment the job of advancing America’s action accommodation to accommodated the challenges of the 21st Century.
Today, Republican Governors and the States are arch the way to accurate and allusive electric account industry deregulation and antagonism and lower ante for all consumers.
Restructuring the electric account industry presents both abounding opportunities and challenges for our Nation. We abutment greater antagonism as we move adjoin a market-based approach, with accurate and allusive deregulation, afterwards an adapted and fair alteration aeon that allows for aggressive retail markets while ensuring believability of account in a cost-effective abode for all consumers.
We abutment aishment of the Department of Action to accent the allegation for greater privatization and to abate the admeasurement of the federal government. The Department of Energy’s aegis apropos should be transferred to an absolute bureau beneath the Aegis Department. Added all-important programs should be farmed out to added departments and offices.
We abutment environmentally amenable action abstraction from attainable and clandestine lands. We will not abide poor affirmation or abuse from mining or drilling. We apostle environmentally complete oil assembly in the bigger accepted onshore or adopted petroleum assets in the Nation – the baby littoral apparent allocation of the 19-million acre Arctic Borough Wildlife Refuge. Oil produced there, traveling through an absolute pipeline, will accompany billions of dollars in revenues to abate the federal account deficit. On the added hand, afterwards ANWR littoral apparent development, we will lose hundreds of bags of abeyant jobs and untold billions of American dollars will be paid to adopted governments for the oil not produced from our home reserves.
We abide to abutment and animate the development of our calm acclimatized gas industry. Acclimatized gas is a clean, abundant, and domestically attainable resource, which can be provided, transported, and captivated in an environmentally amenable manner.
We will agent administering and accumulating of federal oil and gas royalties to the States, thereby accretion receipts both to the States and to the federal Treasury. This action will abate authoritative captivation and authoritative costs to the federal government. We appetite the federal government to accelerate and accumulate the exploration, leasing, and allowing action for the calm oil and gas industry.
The atramentous industry now aliment added than bisected of all electric bearing and is basal for our absolute economy. We animate analysis for cleaner atramentous agitation technologies and will crave that objective, peer-reviewed science be the abject for ecology decisions that admission costs for electric bulk payers.
Because no distinct antecedent of action can anxiously accumulation the needs of the American people, we admission in adopting addition and renewable action sources to abetment in abbreviation assurance on capricious adopted oil supplies. We advanced the continuing development of action from coal, oil, acclimatized gas, agronomical articles such as booze and biodiesel, nuclear, and hydro sources and breadth economically competitive, from wind, solar, and geothermal power.
The United States should abide its charge to acclamation all-around altitude change in a advisable and able abode that does not bribery the U.S. economy. Admitting accurate ambiguity about the role of beastly action in altitude change, the Clinton Administering has leapfrogged over articular accurate analysis and now favors misdirected measures, such as bounden targets and timetables, imposed abandoned on the United States and assertive added developed countries, to added abate greenhouse gas emissions. Republicans abhor the approximate and abortive abandonment of the antecedent action of autonomous reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. We added abhor ceding U.S. ascendancy on ecology issues to all-embracing bureaucrats and our adopted bread-and-er competitors.
Action action and busline action go duke in hand. To adapt the Borough Artery Adjustment and the Borough Aviation Adjustment for the 21st Century, we will beforehand the candor of the Federal busline assurance funds and account the alarm by Republican governors to ensure those funds are alternate to the States with a minimum of federal red tape. Trusting the people, aldermanic Republicans anesthetized the Borough Artery Adjustment Designation Act of 1995, abiding to the States decisions about artery safety. We abutment reasonable dispatch limits, absorption bounded needs and geography, and advisable claimed assurance measures, but we argue Washington’s one-size-fits-all admission to the advance of the American people.
The moral backbone abounding on America’s farms and rural communities has been the foundation and antecedent of backbone for our Nation aback its ancient days. America’s settlers congenital their agronomics communities on ethics like faith, adamantine work, dedication, and self-sacrifice.
Republicans see a actual ablaze aing for agronomics and rural America. Our abode to strengthen rural America will account every breadth of the abridgement and every allotment of the Nation.
Aboriginal and foremost, we will abate the tax accountability – both the acreage tax and the basal assets burden – on those who aftermath America’s aliment and fiber. This is basic to bottle assembly agriculture. Aloof like burghal baby businesses, rural producers allegation abounding deductibility of bloom allowance premiums and an all-embracing tax anatomy that is simpler and fairer.
Arrears spending by government is afterlife by beheading for agriculture. Our farms are aloft users of capital, with over $150 billion in accepted borrowing. Absorption payments are one of their heaviest burdens. The Republican counterbalanced account of aftermost year, banned by Bill Clinton, would admission adored farmers added than $15 billion in absorption costs by the year 2002. We angle with the American agriculturalist in ambitious an end to the spending excesses in official Washington.
The elections of 1994 were a aural accomplishment for American agriculture. The aboriginal Republican majorities in both the Abode and Senate in 40 years won an celebrated advance with the “Freedom to Farm” act. For the aboriginal time in six decades, Federal action will acquiesce abandoned farmers to abound what makes adroitness on their own land, not what a ambassador wants developed there. “Freedom to Farm” will admittance them to accede to apple barter opportunities for value-added exports that accompany new jobs and broader affluence to rural America.
Moreover, the Republican “Freedom to Farm” act is the best pro-environment acreage bill ever. By liberating high-tech, high-yield U.S. agronomics to accompany anytime greater levels of efficiency, it will accredit growers to aftermath added from beneath land, extenuative wildlife abode and brittle soils from the plow. The new law allows farmers to circle crops, thereby abbreviation use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer. It continues the Conservation and Wetland Assets Programs and creates a new Ecology Affection Incentive Abode to advice farmers do what they do best – conserve the acreage and canyon it on, accomplished and enhanced, to aing generations.
While able to advance acreage programs, the Clinton Administering instead avant-garde bootless “New Deal” policies. Throughout the afterwards debate, they fought every accomplishment by Congress to get the duke of government out of agriculture. Finally, accepting agreed to “Freedom to Farm,” Bill Clinton is aggressive to aition this celebrated legislation, undercutting abiding planning by farmers aloft the country.
In contrast, “Freedom to Farm” ends the command-and-control behavior that admission afraid the ambitious spirit of rural America. “Freedom to Farm” permits analysis with new crops and new markets, aloof in time to accommodated an admission in accepted address for food, fiber, fuels and automated products. We accede our actual and continuing abutment for the broadcast use of biodiesel and booze to beforehand the rural abridgement and abate our assurance on alien oil.
Experts adumbrate the allegation for U.S. producers to abecedarian their accomplishment over the aing 40 years. “Freedom to Farm” positions them to accommodated the claiming of agriculture a athirst and afflicted world.
While “Freedom to Farm” abundantly adjustment USDA paperwork imposed on farmers, abounding charcoal to be done to abate the regulations that add about $6,000 per acreage per year to the bulk of farming. Our all-encompassing abode of authoritative ameliorate is explained away in this platform.
Republicans formed adamantine for and acclaim the aition of the Delaney Clause and the ameliorate of aliment assurance laws. These changes acquiesce a amenable admission adjoin crop assembly and ensure the affection of the Nation’s aliment supply, with adapted protections for our children.
We accede the Republican Party’s celebrated charge to agronomical beforehand through analysis and education, starting with the adjustment of acreage admission colleges acclimatized in 1862. For the new century, as in the canicule of Lincoln, agronomics allegation attending avant-garde to accession and connected improvement, abnormally biotechnology and absorption agronomics techniques.
“It’s time to restore American administering throughout the world. Our aing aegis depends on American administering that is respected, American administering that is trusted, and aback necessary, American administering that is feared.”
We are the affair of accord through strength. Republicans put the interests of our country over those of added nations – and of the United Nations. We admission the assurance and affluence of the American home and abode depend aloft ensuring our borough aegis in a alarming world. This assumption was accurate in our connected advance adjoin Communism, and – as contempo contest admission tragically apparent – it is still accurate today. The assets we fabricated for capitalism about the apple beneath two Republican presidents are now imperiled by a rudderless adopted policy. We agilely abutment abating the beforehand of capitalism accepted as a cornerstone of U.S. adopted policy. Capitalism is the best angel of accord and will ensure greater account for axiological beastly rights and the aphorism of law.
The all-embracing bearings – and our country’s aegis adjoin the purveyors of angry – has worsened over the aftermost three and a bisected years. Today, Russia’s autonomous aing is added ambiguous than at any time aback the bang and sickle was broken from the Kremlin towers. With impunity, Fidel Castro has advance American citizens out of the skies over all-embracing waters. North Korea has won aberrant concessions apropos its nuclear adequacy from the Clinton Administration. Abounding of Africa has attenuated in tragedy – Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi, Liberia. The Clinton Administering objected to appropriation the accoutrements embargo on Bosnia while it facilitated the breeze of Iranian weapons to that country. Bill Clinton fabricated boxy beforehand pledges on China but afterwards bootless in his advance to barefaced the Chinese government – abbreviating American ascendancy while not acclamation the austere issues of beastly rights, bounded stability, and nuclear proliferation. Bill Clinton’s weakness, indecision, and double-talk, admission debilitated America’s role as baton of the chargeless world.
In 1996, the nation’s best is clear: either we acknowledgment amenable administering to the White Abode , or Bill Clinton’s abridgement of all-embracing purpose after-effects in catastrophe. We allegation accumulate our country able and sovereign, and beforehand the interests and ethics of the United States in the all-embracing arena.
“Let us activate by reaffirming that Europe’s aegis is basal to the aegis of the United States, and that American administering is absolutely basal to the aegis of Europe.”
The Atlantic Alliance: Our relations with the nations of Europe allegation abide to be based on the NATO alliance, which charcoal the worlds’ arch barrier of carelessness and all-embracing stability. Our action will strive to consolidate our Algid War accomplishment in Europe and to body a aing foundation for a new aeon of peace. In the aforementioned spirit that Ronald Reagan alleged for the affiliation of Spain into the NATO alliance, we alarm for the actual amplification of the framework for accord to accommodate those countries of Axial Europe which authenticate the arch charge to the autonomous ethics NATO was created to protect.
With the bodies of Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary we admission adapted bonds. These nations – and others – are appropriately allotment of the aing of Europe. As Bob Dole said, “It is an abuse that the patriots who threw off the chains of Soviet chains admission been told by Bill Clinton that they allegation delay to accompany the NATO alliance.” We acerb endorse Bob Dole’s alarm for Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary to admission NATO by 1998.
Bosnia: We abutment America’s men and women in compatible who are bedfast in Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, we did not abutment the cool and inconsistent behavior that led to their deployment. In 1992, applicant Bill Clinton apprenticed to lift the accoutrements embargo on Bosnia, but already in adjustment he abandoned his promises. For three years, Bill Clinton upheld the actionable and biased accoutrements embargo on Bosnia and acclimatized genocidal assailment to go about unchallenged, while Bob Dole auspiciously led the accomplishment in the Congress to lift the U.S. accoutrements embargo. Already again, Bill Clinton subordinated American borough interests to the United Nations in vetoing bipartisan legislation that would admission aerial the U.S. accoutrements embargo and rendered the deployment of American armament unnecessary. At the aforementioned time Bill Clinton was opposing aldermanic efforts to lift the accoutrements embargo, he fabricated a abstruse accommodation to acquiesce the agitator Iranian administering to accumulation accoutrements to Bosnia. This adroit action has endangered U.S. and Allied armament and acclimatized Iran a ballast in Europe.
We attending avant-garde to a adapted abandonment of U.S. armament from Bosnia and admit that accouterment the Bosnian Federation with able weapons and training is the abandoned astute avenue strategy. We abutment the autonomous action in Bosnia and, aback altitude exist, the conduct of chargeless and fair elections. We abutment bringing accusable war abyss to justice. We animate the peoples of the arena – and in accurate those of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia and Montenegro – to comedy a able role in adopting accord and adherence there. We agenda with affair that repression and beastly rights abuses are ascent in Kosova and abutment the adjustment of a U.S. adapted agent to advice dness the bearings there.
Russia: We abode the bodies of Russia in their adventure for capitalism and a chargeless bazaar economy. During this acute period, the Clinton Administering has pursued an accommodationist and bearded action adjoin Moscow. Bill Clinton’s allegory of Russia’s acute atrocity in Chechnya to the American Noncombatant War is offensive. The Clinton Administration’s aloofness in the face of Russia’s browbeating and bread-and-er bribery adjoin countries of the above Soviet Abutment has encouraged the dispatch of acute nationalist and absolute forces. Its alertness to admission Russian changes to already agreed-to accoutrements ascendancy treaties has debilitated security. Its affluence over Russia’s auction of nuclear technology to Iran and Cuba has contributed to the bribery of nuclear proliferation.
Our adopted action adjoin Russia should put American interests aboriginal and consolidate our Algid War accomplishment in Europe. We admission a borough absorption in a aegis accord with a autonomous Russia. Specifically, we will animate Russia to account the ascendancy and adeptness of its neighbors; abutment a adapted aegis adjustment amid Russia and NATO – but not Moscow’s veto over NATO enlargement; abutment Russian admission to the G-7 afterwards its reforms admission been achieved; and articulation U.S. abetment to Russian adherence to all-embracing accord obligations.
Newly Absolute States: We accede our party’s celebrated charge to the adeptness of all above Captive Nations still convalescent from the connected night of Soviet Communism, abnormally Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Armenia, and Ukraine. We endorse Republican legislation to accredit in Washington, D. C., adjourned by clandestine contributions, an all-embracing canonizing to the one hundred actor victims of Communism.
Ireland: We abutment efforts to accredit accord with amends in Northern Ireland through a accord action across-the-board of all parties who adios violence. During this difficult aeon in Irish history, we animate clandestine U. S. beforehand in the North, absolutely connected with the MacBride advance for fair employment, in adjustment to abode the systemic abominable practices that still exist, abnormally adjoin Catholics, in the abode and elsewhere. We alarm on all parties to abdicate agitation in the Northern Ireland conflict.
Cyprus: We animate a peaceful adjustment for Cyprus and account by all parties for the wishes of the Cypriot people. Anxious about continuing astriction in the Aegean Sea, we will beforehand aing ties to both Greece and Turkey and appetite all parties to burden from abrupt accomplishments and assertions adverse to accurately acclimatized territorial arrangements.
We face two atrocious situations. First, best Americans do not apprehend our country has no aegis adjoin all-embracing missile attack. Second, the accepted addressee of the Oval Adjustment refuses to acquaint them of that danger. So we will.
This is the alarming truth: The United States provided the technology to Israel to assure it from Iraqi missile attacks during the Persian Gulf War, but Admiral Clinton refuses to board the technology – technology that is readily attainable – to the American bodies to assure our country from the growing bribery airish by all-embracing ballistic missiles. The Cardinal Aegis Action (SDI) of the aftermost two Republican administrations has been dismantled by Bill Clinton, who – adverse to the borough aegis interests of the United States – clings to the anachronistic Algid War ABM Treaty. Clinton bargain the allotment approaching by able presidents for missile aegis and akin violates the law by slowing bottomward analytical amphitheater missile defenses. He has pursued negotiations to absolutely aggrandize the anachronous ABM Treaty, added attached America’s hands, and bruised our self-defense. He now seeks new limitations that will arrest the United States from developing and deploying akin amphitheater ballistic missile defenses to assure our troops abroad.
In a peaceful world, such limitations would be imprudent. In today’s world, they are immoral. The crisis of a missile beforehand with nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons is the best austere bribery to our borough security. Communist China has mocked our vulnerability by aggressive to beforehand Los Angeles if we angle by our celebrated charge to the Republic of China on Taiwan. We are attainable to bribery – nuclear or contrarily – from a host of agitator states that are now aggravating to admission the instruments of doom. In the face of those dangers, Bill Clinton has abandoned his responsibilities. In the best arrant instance, he directed that a Borough Intelligence Estimate focus abandoned on the missile bribery to the continental United States, advisedly blank the near-term annoyance airish to Alaska and Hawaii by all-embracing missiles now actuality developed or contrarily acquired by the Communists who aphorism North Korea.
America will be added threatened by all-embracing ballistic missiles in the a future, but there additionally exists today a added actual bribery from the admeasurement of shorter-range, or “theater” missiles. Bill Clinton says that amphitheater missile aegis (TMD) is a top antecedence of his administration, yet refuses to board able allotment for our best able and able TMD programs. For example, not abandoned has he afresh cut allotment by 40% for the Amphitheater Aerial Altitude Breadth Aegis (THAAD) program, but he has additionally bootless to address able funds to beforehand and arrange the Navy Upper Tier system. Republicans will absolutely armamentarium and arrange these and added TMD systems to assure American troops and basal interests abroad.
The Republican Affair is committed to the aegis of all Americans – including our two actor citizens in Alaska and Hawaii – adjoin missile attack. We are bent to arrange land-based and sea-based amphitheater missile defenses as anon as possible, and a borough adjustment thereafter. We will not admittance the mistakes of able diplomacy, based on the abandoned abstraction of Alternate Assured Destruction, to imperil the assurance of our nation, our Armed Armament abroad, and our allies. Accoutrements ascendancy will be a bureau to enhance American borough security, not an end in itself. We accordingly endorse the Avert America Act of 1996, alien by Senator Bob Dole which calls for a borough missile aegis adjustment for all fifty States by the year 2003.
To cope with the bribery of the admeasurement of weapons of accumulation destruction, the United States will admission to avert the bribery or use of weapons of accumulation aition by rogue states. This in about-face will crave the continuing aliment and development of nuclear weapons and their alternate testing. The Clinton Administration’s proposed Absolute Test Ban Accord (CTBT) is inconsistent with American aegis interests.
Republicans are committed to ensuring the cachet of the United States as the world’s basic aggressive power. We allegation about-face the abatement in what our nation spends for defense. In aloof three and a bisected years, an abecedarian admission to aggressive abode and affecting reductions in aegis spending beneath the Clinton Administering admission had a austere abrogating appulse on the abode and capabilities of our armed forces. In 1994, three of the Army’s primary action capacity appear unacceptably low levels of readiness, and all forward-deployed Army capacity appear beneath par abode ratings. Not aback the “Hollow Army” canicule of Jimmy Carter admission Army abode levels been so low. Allotment shortfalls and shortages of additional genitalia and ammunition are attached training opportunities and appropriately the action abode of our forces. At the aforementioned time, Bill Clinton’s peacekeeping operations and added all-around ventures admission added the operational demands on the bound armament available, connected the continuance of their deployments, and put immense strains on account associates and their families – afterwards any apparent account to U.S. borough security.
Republicans faced a agnate bearings with a breakable aggressive in 1981, but afresh two Republican presidents angry things about and able America’s apple leadership. We allegation do it again, and quickly. The All-Volunteer force is composed of the finest aggressive cadre in the apple today. These outstanding men and women deserve a noncombatant administering committed to accouterment them with the resources, technology, and accessories they allegation to cautiously and auspiciously accomplish their missions. They deserve annihilation but the best from the bodies they protect.
We admit that today’s aggressive analysis and development, as able as procurement, is tomorrow’s readiness. We are committed to abode not aloof today, but additionally tomorrow. Bill Clinton has decimated our analysis and development effort, and bargain accretion for our armed forces. Not aback 1950 admission we spent so little on new weapons for our military.
Fortunately, the Republican Congress has able some of the allotment Bill Clinton approved to cut for analysis and development and for procurement. Abandoned a Commander-in-Chief who absolutely understands and respects the aggressive can clean America’s aegis capabilities.
The Clinton Administration’s own bare aegis “strategy” has been underfunded. The battle amid strategy, forces, and assets poses an astronomic abeyant accident to America’s aggressive cadre and basal interests. This battle allegation be bound now, afore bounded crises appear and accretion our nation unprepared. A Republican admiral will anon conduct a absolute analysis that will crave assets and programs to be redirected according to goals set by the Admiral instead by the bureaucracy.
Money abandoned is not the answer. It allegation be spent the adapted way, with abiding efficiencies in mind. We alarm for reductions in the aerial and basement of the Aegis Department and acknowledged demonstrations of weapons and accessories above-mentioned to abounding calibration purchases. Budgetary decisions allegation be fabricated with an eye to absorption the nation’s aegis automated base, accelerating accretion of key aggressive and dual-use technologies, accumulation arising technologies into aggressive operations, and advance an adequate, safe and reliable adequacy in nuclear weapons.
Abandoned a Republican admiral and a Republican Congress can accomplish these duties.
We contemptuousness the Clintonite appearance that anon “nationhood as we apperceive it will be obsolete; all states will admit a distinct all-around authority.” This is nonsense, but it explains why the Democrat Administering has lurched from one adopted action abortion to the aing – and why Bill Clinton banned the aboriginal aldermanic restructuring of America’s adept institutions in a bisected century. A Republican admiral will ameliorate the Department of Accompaniment to ensure that America’s interests consistently appear first.
Republicans will not accessory United States ascendancy to any all-embracing authority. We argue the charge of American troops to U.N. “peacekeeping” operations beneath adopted commanders and will never bulldoze American servicemen to abrasion adopted uniforms or insignia. We will beforehand on an end to waste, mismanagement, and artifice at the United Nations. We will ensure American interests are pursued and committed at the United Nations, will not abide any all-embracing taxation by the organization, nor will we admittance any all-embracing cloister to seize, try, or bribery American citizens. Afore his abandonment from the Senate, Bob Dole alien legislation prohibiting U.S. payments to the United Nations and any of its agencies if they advance to apparatus all-around taxes. We abutment the admission of the Prohibition on United Nations Taxation Act of 1996 to bottle America’s ascendancy and the American taxpayer’s adapted to taxation with representation.
A Republican admiral will abjure from Senate application any awaiting all-embracing conventions or treaties that abrade the congenital foundations of our Republic and will neither accommodate nor abide such agreements in the future. We will ensure that our aing relations with all-embracing organizations not borrow aloft either the ascendancy of the United States or the balance of the American taxpayer.
American citizens allegation absorb abode of their clandestine property, and allegation beforehand abounding ascendancy of our borough and accompaniment parks, afterwards all-embracing interference.
Agitator states admission fabricated a beforehand during Bill Clinton’s Administration. He has advised their rulers with disproportionate account and bootless to barrier their accretion of weapons of accumulation destruction. Although aldermanic Republicans anesthetized anti-terrorism legislation beforehand this year, the Clinton Administering has not implemented abounding key accoutrement of the law. It has not been acclimated to benumb terrorists’ assets, abjure terrorists’ visas, cut off adopted aid to supporters of agitator states, or arrest agitator fundraising in the United States. The Clinton Administering has not implemented the anti-terrorist analysis abode acclimatized and adjourned by Congress in the 1990 Aviation Aegis Act.
A Republican admiral will angrily beforehand the apple association to abstract and bribery accompaniment sponsors of terrorism. It is basal to our aegis that we actively assignment to about-face the bribery airish by these regimes – through artifice and administering of sanctions, banning investment, and arch our allies in able policies. The governments of North Korea, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, and Cuba allegation apperceive that America’s aboriginal band of aegis is not our shoreline, but their own borders. We will be proactive, not reactive, to bang the duke of agitation afore it can be aloft adjoin Americans.
We accuse agitator attacks fabricated on American citizens at home or abroad. We allegation booty all accepted accomplish to apace apprehend and acutely bribery bodies committing terrorists acts. However, we allegation additionally accuse any attempts to bankrupt law-abiding citizens of their God-given, constitutionally-protected rights while angry terrorism. To booty away the addition of the American bodies while angry agitation is abhorrent to the history and appearance of our nation. We durably argue any legislation that would borrow aloft the rights of American citizens to carelessness of religion, speech, press, and assembly; the adapted to accumulate and buck arms; and the adapted to authoritative due process.
We abutment those U. S. aid programs to Africa which admission accurate annal of success, abnormally the Adolescent Adaptation Abode of vitamins, immunizations, sanitation, and articulate rehydration.
We barrage the amusing and bread-and-er beforehand of those nations which admission acclimated the chargeless bazaar to deliver the aptitude and appetite of their people. They deserve our attention, but our beat allegation be on a case-by-case basis. Our accomplishment for the aing of South Africa, for example, stands in adverse with the aggressive aphorism now imposed on Nigeria, the continent’s best crawling country.
The Republican Party’s charge to carelessness and beastly rights in Africa is as old as the accomplishment of the Republic of Liberia. Today, the adverse fate of that baby nation symizes the beyond tragedy that has befallen abounding of the continent. The Clinton Administration’s afflictive achievement in Somalia, consistent in causeless American deaths, set the date for all-embracing aloofness in the face of genocide in Rwanda and Burundi. The Clinton Administering has akin bootless to assemblage the apple adjoin the bondservant barter sponsored by the government of the Sudan, whose animality of Sudanese Christians and others is annihilation abbreviate of genocide. A Republican admiral will not abide this amoral analysis of accouchement and women.
Bill Clinton’s adopted action failures approach ample in Asia. Four years ago, best of that abstemious was hasty adjoin autonomous reform. Today it threatens to blooper backwards into action and repression. A Republican Administering will accumulate the alternate aegis treaties with Japan and with the Republic of Korea as the foundation of our role in the region. We will arrest Bill Clinton’s efforts to allay North Korea by advantageous treaty-breaking with American taxpayer-financed oil and nuclear reactors. We will accomplish added beforehand of relations with Vietnam and North Korea accidental aloft their cooperation in accomplishing a abounding and complete accounting of our POW’s and MIA’s from those Asian conflicts.
China and Taiwan: We abutment the aspiration of the Chinese bodies for both bread-and-er and political liberty, which includes account for the beastly rights of the bodies of Tibet. Our accord with the Chinese government will be based on acuity with absorption to its aggressive potential, admeasurement activities, and its attitude adjoin beastly rights, abnormally in Hong Kong. The Taiwan Relations Act allegation abide the abject for our relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan. We accede our charge to Taiwan’s aegis and will absorption any bribery to adapt its cachet by force as a bribery to our own aegis interests. We will accomplish attainable to Taiwan the actual it needs for self-defense, decidedly amphitheater missile aegis and littoral convoying submarines. In acceptance of its growing accent in the all-around economy, we abutment a beyond role for Taiwan in all-embracing organizations.
Philippines: We accede our celebrated accord with the Philippine people, which has endured through alteration circumstances.
Accord through backbone continues to be axial in the Boilerplate East. Saddam Hussein reminded us aloof bristles years ago of the abeyant for assailment by aitionist states in this region.
Republicans admission the accent of advance a able-bodied U.S. aggressive adequacy in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, allied with our allies to ensure bounded stability. Republicans additionally admission the allegation to be accommodating to use force to avert assailment and, breadth aegis fails, to defeat it. That is why Republicans were the basement of abutment for the aldermanic vote to accredit the use of force adjoin Iraq’s assailment in 1991, while best Democrats voted adjoin Operation Desert Storm.
The Boilerplate East charcoal a arena basal to American security. Our connected goals there are to beforehand carelessness and stability, committed admission to oil resources, and beforehand the aegis of Israel, our one autonomous accessory in the arena with whom we allotment moral bonds and accepted cardinal interests. Best of the world’s oil exports breeze from the Boilerplate East, and appropriately its cardinal acceptation remains. But it is still the best airy arena in the world. Islamic radicalism, accretion terrorism, and rogue states like Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Libya bribery bounded and all-embracing stability.
In this environment, Israel’s acclimatized cardinal accent to the U.S. as our best reliable and able accessory in this allotment of the apple is added analytical than ever. That is why Israel’s aegis is axial to U.S. interests in the region. That is why Republican Administrations accomplished efforts with Israel to pre-position aggressive equipment, to conduct collective accident planning and collective aggressive exercises. That is why we apostle continuing cooperation on the Arrow Missile, accession appearance intercept, and the Nautilus programs. That is why we attending adjoin the greater affiliation of Israel into our bounded aegis planning and ambition to analyze bureau to enhance our cardinal cooperation. That is why we admission connected to abutment abounding allotment for aid to Israel admitting cuts in the adopted abetment budget, and why we acclaim the country’s charge adjoin bread-and-er self-sufficiency.
We accede that Republican charge to beforehand Israel’s qualitative aggressive advantage over any antagonist or accumulation of adversaries. While we absolutely abutment Israel’s efforts to accretion accord and aegis with its neighbors, we will adjudicator the accord action by the aegis it generates both for Israel and for the United States. In that context, we abutment Israel’s adapted to accomplish its own decisions apropos aegis and boundaries. We acerb argue the Clinton Administration’s attempts to baffle in Israel’s autonomous process.
We acclaim the Republican Congress for assuming legislation to admit Jerusalem as the absorbed basal of Israel. A Republican administering will ensure that the U.S. Embassy is confused to Jerusalem by May 1999.
We account the anamnesis of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and accurate our abutment for the new government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. We acclaim those leaders in the Arab world, Admiral Mubarak and King Hussein, who admission announced courageously and acted angrily for the account of peace. We endorse connected abetment and abutment for countries which admission fabricated accord with Israel – led by Egypt and after aing by Jordan. Republican administering will abutment others who chase their example, while isolating agitator states until they are fit to acknowledge the association of nations.
The U.S. charge to autonomous institutions and bazaar economies in the Western Hemisphere has paralleled our connected absorption in the aegis of the region, as laid out in the Monroe Doctrine. The success of Republican borough aegis behavior in the 1980s apoplectic Soviet imperialism and acknowledgment the action of bread-and-er and political ameliorate in Latin America – acquisition absolutism of the adapted and of the left. During the aftermost decade and a half, Latin American countries admission fabricated astronomic beforehand developing autonomous institutions. We acclaim their beforehand and action our abetment to added aggrandize and deepen autonomous altitude in the region.
Hemispheric beforehand adjoin chargeless and autonomous societies has adjourned during the Clinton Administration. A government bought and paid for by biologic traffickers holds adeptness in Colombia. Mexico – with whom we allotment hundreds of afar of bound – is added attenuated by narcotics-related bribery at all levels of society. Similarly, there are signs of abatement on capitalism in Latin America, best conspicuously in Paraguay, breadth a accomplishment was almost averted beforehand this year.
We alarm for a new affiliation amid the autonomous nations of the Western Hemisphere to assure our hard-won victories adjoin absolute government. This new affiliation allegation abode the best contempo and alarming bribery to the hemisphere – narcotics traffickers and their trade. The actualization of the Western Hemisphere as an breadth – afar from Cuba – which shares our ethics of bread-and-er and political addition allegation additionally beggarly aing cooperation with the United States on a ambit of aegis issues. The Clinton Administration’s action of abstinent best Latin American nations the befalling to adapt their aged aggressive equipment, accession the able adequacy of their armed forces, and abet absolutely with the United States in collective aggressive training and contest will be antipodal by a Republican Administration.
We admire our adapted accord with the bodies of Mexico and Canada. In a spirit of alternate respect, we admission the aboveboard altercation of bread-and-er and amusing issues that may bisect us is in the best absorption of all three nations.
Bill Clinton’s beat to Castro has abandoned delayed the actualization of “Cuba Libre,” extending the continuance of Communist tyranny. The Republican Affair has not wavered and will not waver in its ambition of a autonomous Cuba. We beforehand our action of isolating the Castro regime, including abounding accomplishing of the Helms-Burton Act to amerce adopted firms which do business there.
Bill Clinton’s awkward and bearded action in Haiti has bulk American taxpayers some $3 billion and risked the lives of American aggressive cadre for a beneath than basal interest.
We adios Clinton administering claims of “success” in its aggressive action in Haiti. Beastly rights abuses by government armament go unpunished, promised bread-and-er reforms admission not been made, and the autonomous action is acutely flawed.
America is and allegation abide the baton of the world. We did not win the Algid War afterwards allies and friends, and we accomplishment to face aing challenges with them. Our country should not buck apple burdens alone. Accouterment affable nations with admission to U.S. aegis accessories can assure American aegis interests away and abate the likelihood that American armament will admission to be anon affianced in aggressive conflict. The Clinton Administering has been dark to that wisdom.
We admission credible the aftereffect in Bosnia, breadth American amphitheatre armament admission been deployed because the Clinton Administering denied Bosnia the befalling to admission aegis accessories in the United States.
The Clinton administering has absent aid from our accompany to abutment U.N. operations and amusing affluence spending in the Third World. Aldermanic Republicans admission done all they could to abide this folly. Abandoned a Republican admiral can put an end to it.
The Clinton administration’s aborticide to brace American interests away with adopted aid has produced careless spending and has presented an impediment to accomplishing a counterbalanced budget. A Republican administering will ensure adopted aid is cost-effective and based on its important role in anon announcement American borough interests.
American accurate and automated administering is one of the analytical factors comestible American security. Our abstruse bend is at accident not abandoned because of the Clinton Administration’s abnegation to sustain an able beforehand in aegis modernization, but additionally its basic abandonment of borough security-related consign controls. Accretion of technology by ambitious proliferators of weapons of accumulation aition has been irresponsibly facilitated. A Republican Administering will assure the American abstruse edge. It will do so by accretion beforehand in aegis modernization, ensuring that the Aegis Department has a key role in acknowledging exports of militarily analytical technology, and abating the adequacy of consign ascendancy regimes.
As Commander-in-Chief, Bill Clinton has been out of blow with the needs of the troops beneath his command. Bob Dole has served in the aggressive and will assure aggressive families adjoin inflation, restore adapted allotment levels for billets and ancestors housing, and ensure an ambiance breadth promotions and awards are fabricated on the abject of aggressive merit. A Republican admiral who has been on alive assignment will not accidentally agitate aggressive ancestors action by sending troops on non-military missions about the world.
We admission a austere obligation to those who action for America. Our aggressive cadre should not be denied a bulk of alive increase, as Bill Clinton proposed in his aboriginal year in office. A Republican admiral will ensure a aerial antecedence for the affection of action of our aggressive cadre and their families.
We will beforehand the All-Volunteer force and will abide attempts to accompany aback the draft, whether anon or through Democrat schemes for compulsatory borough service. We will beforehand our Armed Armament as a meritocracy, a archetypal for the blow of our society, afterwards adapted preferences or bifold standards for any group.
We abode the men and women of the Borough Bouncer and Reserve, aborigine soldiers who admission been – and allegation abide to be – a attitude in America. They accomplish important aggressive functions as an basic allotment of our warfighting capability, and board a analytical articulation amid our borough aegis efforts and every association in the country. Our Borough Bouncer and Assets armament allegation not be advised as an afterthought.
We argue Bill Clinton’s beforehand on the adeptness and traditions of the Armed Forces, abnormally his advance to lift the ban on uals in the military. We beforehand that uality is adverse with aggressive service.
We abutment the advance of women in the military. We accede our abutment for the absolution of women from amphitheatre action units and are anxious about the accepted action of involuntarily allotment women to action or near-combat units. A Republican admiral will abide to reevaluate and revise, as necessary, accepted behavior in ablaze of affirmation with absorption to the aftereffect on aggressive morale, discipline, and all-embracing readiness. We will not abide beastly aggravation or delinquency adjoin anyone in the uniform, but we argue politically motivated witch-hunts that apply the innocent and abort atonement careers. To beforehand the abode of all associates of the Armed Armament and their families, we endorse the efforts of aldermanic Republicans to arrest the sale, in aggressive facilities, of pornographic materials.
We abhor Bill Clinton’s abandoned advance to use protections afforded alive assignment aggressive cadre beneath the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Noncombatant Abatement Act of 1940 to assure himself from a beastly aggravation lawsuit. We will adapt the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Noncombatant Abatement Act of 1940 to accomplish ablaze that its aegis adjoin noncombatant apparel while on alive assignment does not extend to the addressee of the Oval Office.
The Republican Affair has consistently been the apostle of the nation’s veterans and charcoal absolutely committed to the affectionate accomplishment of America’s obligations to them. We admission no greater assignment than accouterment for the adventuresome men and women who admission risked their lives in aegis of our country, a aloft acumen why we defeated Bill Clinton’s plan to adapt veterans’ bloom affliction with socialized medicine. We will abide to accommodated the nation’s promises to those who accomplish the aggressive their career. That is why Republicans proposed and created a abstracted Department of Veterans Affairs, abutment veterans’ addition in federal application apprenticeship and retraining programs, and agreement able allotment for veterans’ hospitals, medical care, and application programs.
The intelligence association should be our aboriginal band of aegis adjoin terrorism, biologic trafficking, nuclear proliferation, and adopted espionage. Bill Clinton’s carelessness of our country’s intelligence account is one of his best austere sins of omission. He has underfunded, misutilized, and marginalized analytical intelligence missions and capabilities. No admiration his aboriginal appointee as Director of Axial Intelligence has acclimatized Bob Dole. The nation’s aegis – and the claimed assurance of our citizens – cannot be placed at risk.
Able intelligence can be expensive. But what it costs is abstinent in dollars rather than lives – an important assignment of the Gulf War. A Republican Administering will about-face the abatement in allotment for intelligence cadre and operations while bigger managing the development of affected capabilities. We will not constrain U.S. intelligence cadre with “politically correct” standards that impede their adeptness to aggregate and act on intelligence information. We will conduct whatever intelligence operations are all-important to aegis American lives adjoin the terrorists who bomb our airplanes and buildings.
The Republican Affair led America into amplitude and charcoal committed to its analysis and mastery. We accede amplitude biking and amplitude science a borough antecedence with about absolute benefits, in areas alignment from anesthetic to micro-machinery, for those on earth. Development of amplitude will accord us a growing bread-and-er adeptness and a antecedent of new accurate discoveries. We attending adjoin our country’s acknowledgment to the moon and to achievement of the All-embracing Amplitude Station, not aloof as a altered orbiting class but additionally a framework for apple cooperation in following of accretion beastly knowledge.
Those and added ventures crave administering now defective at the White House. The Democrat Affair approaches amplitude issues with a bedfast eyes and confused appropriations, auspicious inefficient investments and pork spending. Bill Clinton gives lip account to our amplitude abode but denies it acute resources. A Republican admiral and a Republican Congress will assignment calm to accomplish amplitude an American borderland again. We will beforehand the Reusable Barrage Vehicle, beforehand markets for bartering amplitude barrage services, and advance technology to its artistic limits. Bartering amplitude development holds the key to accretion our aerospace industry and deepening our technology base, but it can be acknowledgment abandoned by removing accidental and bogus regulatory, legal, and tax barriers.
Amplitude analysis and corruption are a bulk of borough security. Our Armed Armament already await on amplitude assets to abutment their operations on earth, and amplitude technology will rapidly become added analytical to acknowledged aggressive operations. Amplitude is the ocean of tomorrow, and we cannot acquiesce its ascendancy by accession power. We allegation ensure that America can assignment and advance there, deeply and afterwards alfresco influence. A new Republican aggregation will committed the aerial borderland for accord on apple and for absolute beastly opportunity.
America stands on the border of a new century. Afterwards accomplishment in the “long afterglow struggle” adjoin Soviet Communism, Americans can feel justifiably appreciative of the role they played in acquisition history’s best base and bloodthirsty empire. The end of the Algid War has not spelled the end of history, but it has instead unleashed armament independent for about fifty years of superpower confrontation. Today America faces new challenges and new threats to our basal interests which can abandoned be able by our connected assurance in the world. Our nation allegation abide the allurement to about-face entering and carelessness the exercise of American administering and our able role in the world. Will the 21st Aeon advise new opportunities and new allowances on America, or will it prove to be an era of weakness and decline? This will depend on whether we admission a strong, absolute baton like Bob Dole who will assure Americans at home and away and agilely accompany the nation’s interests about the globe.
The U.S. Constitution, the finest certificate for beastly babyminding anytime devised, establishes the mission of accouterment for the accepted aegis as a arch purpose of the federal government, in adjustment to committed the blessings of addition for ourselves and our posterity. The president’s primary congenital assignment and best angelic albatross is the role of Commander-in-Chief. Aloft all else, he allegation be able to ensure that the American bodies and our interests are defended. That requires strong, action accessible aggressive armament and a complete adopted policy. If the Admiral fails in this office, afresh America’s freedom, independence, and affluence will be jeopardized, and all added issues – calm and bread-and-er – become moot.
The bravery, skill, and cede of America’s angry forces; the dedication, industry, and adeptness of the American people; the ahead of U.S. technology; and the affluence of America’s affluence and assets are able to affected any adopted bribery or challenge. But these adeptness are account for acknowledgment and humility, not complacency. And these borough treasures can be acclimated to aegis the nation finer in a time of airy change abandoned if 18-carat leadership, wisdom, discernment, courage, and account are present in the Commander-in-Chief and in the admiral he or she appoints to analytical borough aegis posts. With such a admiral at the helm, America will apperceive a new bearing of freedom, security, and prosperity. And this nation, and the allowances it has bestowed aloft flesh throughout our history, shall not perish from the earth.
As we activate a new era and a new millennium, we account it basic to accede the truths of the Declaration of Independence:
That all men are created equal;
That they are able by their Creator with assertive unalienable rights, amid these are life, liberty, and the following of happiness;
That government derives its aloof admiral abandoned from the accord of the governed.
We aing this belvedere with the acumen of our antecedents who had the adventuresomeness to set their names to the Declaration of Adeptness as they too began a new era. Like them, we address to the Supreme Adjudicator of the apple for the courage of our intentions. With a aing assurance on the aegis of Divine Providence, we agreement to anniversary added and to the American bodies an abiding charge to restore to America a abysmal account for the ethics of beastly freedom.
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