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Gary Bauer for President 2000 Campaign Brochure

Gary Bauer for President 2000 Campaign Brochure

‘What I Believe…’


Dear Friend,

I am running for President because I believe that advancing America's values and protecting its security should be the purpose behind every decision and every policy coming from the White House. I believe that our next President needs to recommit America to building its wealth around people and not things, and on the bedrock of family, faith, and freedom. I believe that, if we so dedicate ourselves, America's best days ahead


The Republican party establishment, the national media, and the voters across the nation will be watching next year's Iowa caucuses. As an Iowa resident, you can help show them that the fight to preserve our values is gaining momentum.


Our Founding Fathers chose to make a stand for our liberty and rights. I urge you to follow their lead and to fight for our country's future. Together, we can once again make America the "shining city on a hill" envisioned by the Founding Fathers.

Sincerely, Gary Bauer


As President, I will...


Defend Human Life

Vigorously campaign for passage of a Human Life Amendment to the Constitution.


On my first day in office, send a bill to Congress defining the whom as persons under the 14th Amendment.


Appoint only pro-life judges to the Supreme Court and the federal bench.


Outlaw partial-birth abortion.


Prohibit U.S. international aid from financing and promoting abortion.


Lower Taxes

Enact family-friendly tax reform with a flat rate of 16%.


Cut payroll taxes 20% as part of Social Security reform.


Eliminate the marriage penalty.


End inheritance taxes.


Rebuild Our National Defense and The Morale of Our Troops

Keep our promises to our troops and veterans.


Increase the defense budget to upgrade technology and equipment and add personnel.


Deploy the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) to protect our nation and our people from attack by ballistic missiles.


Conduct American Foreign Policy Based On American Values.


Restore support for human rights, including the freedom to worship, as a central goal of American foreign policy.


Deploy theater missile defenses to protect U.S. soldiers and allies, including Taiwan.


End China's Most Favored Nation (MFN) status until China stops political and religious persecution, ends coercive abortion under the "one child" policy, stops supplying missile and nuclear technology to anti-American states around the world, and ends all espionage against U.S. military and scientific communities.


Continue support for Israel as a cornerstone of U.S. policy in the Middle East.


Strengthen The Family

Oppose the political agenda of the organized gay rights movement, including same-sex marriage and "special rights" legislation.


Permit voluntary prayer in public schools.


Protect religious freedoms and promote federal legislation permitting state facilities to post the Ten Commandments.


Increase Educational Opportunity

Protect parents' right to school their children at home.


Support tuition tax credits and vouchers.


Decentralize major education policy decisions, giving power back to states, communities and parents.


Support Education Savings Accounts (ESA) and other measures to restore parental choice and parental rights.


A Lifetime of Service Defending American Families


Under Secretary of Education under President Reagan and Secretary William Bennett. In charge of a $17-billion budget. Fought for school choice, vouchers, tax credits and educational reform. Took on the National Education Association. Chairman of President Reagan's Working Group on School Discipline.



President Reagan's chief Domestic Policy Advisor at the White House and chairman of his Special Working Group on the Family. Wrote the Executive Order on the Family that President Reagan issued to get bureaucrats off the backs of families in Iowa and the rest of America.



Senior Vice President of James Dobson's Focus on the Family. Frequent radio guest. Dobson's "man in Washington." Co-authored with James Dobson, the book Children at Risk.



President of the Family Research Council, the leading pro-family advocacy group in Washington. Led fight for Congressional approval for the $500 per child tax credit, helped draft the Ten Commandments Defense Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Defended conservative pro-family, pro-life values in TV debates with Ted Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Barney Frank and other leading liberals.


Gary Bauer is one of America's leading conservative voices.


He has served his country in the Reagan Administration as Under Secretary of Education and as chief Domestic Policy Advisor to the President. After Gary left the White House, he founded two organizations to promote family values and help elect conservative pro-family candidates to office.


In late 1988, Gary became President of the Family Research Council, the nation's leading pro-family public policy organization. In his ten years at FRC, Gary turned a small group into a high-profile policy advocate with a budget of $14 million and over 100 employees.


In 1996, Gary founded the Campaign for Working Families, a political action committee dedicated to electing pro-family conservatives to public office. CWF won ever 60% of the races in which it was involved.


Gary Bauer is the author of three books, Our Journey Home published by Word, Inc. in 1992, and Our Hopes, Our Dreams, A Vision for America, published in 1996 by Focus on the Family. He is also the co-author with Dr. James Dobson of Children at Risk.


In 1973, Gary received his law degree from Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C.


Gary and his wife Carol have three children--Elyse, Sarah and Zachary--and make their home in Virginia.


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