Bob Smith for President 2000 Campaign Brochure
‘Chart the Right Course for America’
Our time in history is God's gift to us. What we do with it is our gift to him.
We have an opportunity to make the 21st century a century of freedom, morality, support for the Constitution, and the respect for the sacrifices made by us by our founding fathers and the millions of veterans who have given so much on our behalf.
This campaign is about each of us joining together to rediscover our moral compass, reignite the torch of freedom, and return to our navigational charts: the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bible.
In the movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," Jimmy Stewart portrays a U.S. Senator who believes that America is good and deserves good honest leaders. I agree.
Please come on board, and help me "chart the right course for America."
With warm regards,
On March 28, 1945, two days before Bob Smith's fourth birthday, his dad, a naval aviator, was killed on active duty during WWII.
Bob's grandparents helped raise him and his brother Richard, on their family farm while his widowed mother worked to support her two boys. On the farm, Bob learned the lessons of hard work, responsibility, and patriotism. Life wasn't easy, but he made the most of what he had.
He worked his way through Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he received a bachelor's degree in Government in 1965. He then met his wife, Mary Jo, and began his service in the Navy at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, in California. The newly married couple barely had enough time to unpack their bags before Bob left for active duty in Vietnam (1966-67), stationed on a ship in the Gulf of Tonkin.
In 1970, Bob and his family settled in New Hampshire's beautiful lakes region, where Bob taught history and government and Mary Jo taught elementary school. There they raised three children -- Jennie, Bobby, and Jason.
He coached varsity baseball and junior high football, and later chaired the local school board. He owned a small real estate business in Wolfeboro, NH, and learned firsthand what it means to meet a payroll.
In 1984, Bob Smith was elected to Congress as a true citizen legislator. He was honored again by the people of New Hampshire when he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1990 and again in 1996.
He currently chairs the Senate Ethics Committee and is a senior member of the Armed Services Committee. He also serves on the Judiciary and Environment and Public Works Committees.
Throughout his service in the House and Senate, Bob has received national recognition as a champion for conservative principles. For fifteen years, Bob stood tall and often alone on such issues as defending the unborn, promoting a strong military, protecting our national sovereignty,
accounting for our POWs and MIAs, and local control of education.
In the Senate Chamber, Bob sits at the original desk used by the great statesman, Daniel Webster. He says the desk, and the patriotic history it represents, inspires him every day to be mindful of his oath, to support and defend the Constitution.
Protect All Human Life
The Senate leader on pro-life, Smith introduced a bill protecting all unborn children from the moment of fertilization.
Sen. Smith wrote the Partial Birth Abortion Ban and stood alone on the floor of the Senate to expose this horror.
As President, Bob Smith will nominate only pro-life Constitutional judges to the Courts.
Strengthen our National Defense
Sen. Smith is leading the fight to deploy a National Missile Defense system.
As President, he will reverse the dangerous cuts to our military readiness.
A Vietnam veteran, Smith would be a Commander-in-Chief that our troops would respect.
Defend American Sovereignty
Sen. Smith opposed the unconstitutional military action in Kosovo.
He voted against all global agreements that sacrifice U.S. sovereignty.
He voted against Most Favored Nation trade status for Communist China.
He supports U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations.
Restore Local Control of Education
A former teacher and school board chairman, Smith has pledged to abolish the Department of Education.
He supports parental choices in education, including public, private, religious, or home schooling.
Protect the Second Amendment
Sen. Smith is the unchallenged leader in the Senate for gun owner's rights.
Sen. Smith voted against the Brady bill.
He championed the repeal of the Clinton gun tax.
He fought to block the Clinton plan to keep FBI files on law-abiding gun owners.
Taxes and Spending
Sen. Smith has been recognized by every national taxpayer organization for his leadership in cutting taxes and government.
He has pledged to eliminate all unconstitutional programs such as the National Endowment for the Arts.
Promote Morality and Ethics
Sen. Smith voted "guilty" on both articles of impeachment against President Clinton.
Sen. Smith is Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee.
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