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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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Democratic National Platform
Adopted by Convention, Aug. 15 2000



Click here for 51 full quotes from Democratic Party in the book 2000 Democratic National Platform.
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Abortion
    Choice is a fundamental, constitutional right.
Budget & Economy
    Democrats reversed economic stagnation of previous years.
    Democrats must continue to lead Americans to prosperity.
    G.O.P. creates debt, Dems create surpluses.
    Democrats will eliminate publicly held debt by 2012.
    Policy should encourage home ownership & affordable housing.
Civil Rights
    Police should have zero tolerance of racial profiling.
    Pass hate crime legislation including gays.
    Democrats lead fight for ERA and equal employment.
Crime
    Fight crime with prevention, community police.
    Tougher punishments, including the death penalty.
    DNA testing & post-conviction reviews in death penalty cases.
Drugs
    Drugs in prison: get clean to get out.
    Dry up drug demand via more enforcement plus more treatment.
    Fight drugs and economic hopelessness that fuels it.
Education
    Education is top priority in Democrat presidency.
    Character education is an important aspect of education.
    Accountability is a key to public school success.
    Reduce class size, modernize facilities, hire new teachers.
    Enact new tax programs to enable more life-long learning.
    U.S. needs public school accountability, not vouchers.
Energy & Oil
    Invest in technology & transportation friendly to earth.
Environment
    Encourage open space and rail travel.
    We do not have to choose between economy and environment.
Families & Children
    Expand Family and Medical Leave Law; end marriage penalty.
    Improve child-care and fully fund Head Start.
Foreign Policy
    Forward Engagement must guide proactive foreign policy.
    Work to close gap between richest and poorest nations.
    Engage China; protest Tibet.
Free Trade
    Free trade with safeguards will benefit all.
Government Reform
    Support McCain-Feingold bill for campaign finance reform.
Gun Control
    Strengthen gun control to reduce violence.
Health Care
    Every American should have affordable health insurance.
    Add prescription drug benefit to Medicare.
Homeland Security
    Equip military for new threats and missions.
    Encourage military careers with better pay & benefits.
    Prepare military with advanced military and technology.
    Develop limited missile defense system.
Immigration
    Reform the INS; reduce immigrant backlog.
    Protect immigrants from exploitation by employers.
Jobs
    Protect workers’ right to organize.
    The rights of low income workers must be protected.
    Democrats will strengthen safety net for family farmers.
Principles & Values
    Appoint judges committed to Constitutional rights.
Social Security
    Strengthen Social Security for Baby Boomers.
Tax Reform
    Cut taxes for working families, not richest 1%.
Technology
    Every home should have Internet access.
    A big priority is to grow new economy.
    Electronic bill of rights will protect privacy & kids.
War & Peace
    Commitment to Israel is unshakable.
Welfare & Poverty
    Harness power of faith-based organizations PLUS govt.


The above quotations are from Democratic National Platform
Adopted by Convention, Aug. 15 2000.

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