Newt Gingrich on Civil Rights
Former Republican Representative (GA-6) and Speaker of the House
Five justices banned school prayer against American majority
The views by the media-academic-legal elite are completely at odds with the overwhelming majority of Americans. Once five justices decided we could not pray in schools or at graduation or could not display the Ten Commandments, we lost those rights.
If five justices decide we cannot say that our nation is “under God,” then we will also lose that right.
They are not only arbitrarily rewriting the law of the land but are usurping the legitimate rights of the legislative branch to make the laws.
Source: Rediscovering God in America, by Newt Gingrich, p.132-133
Dec 31, 2006
Foreign opinion has no relevance to US same-sex marriage
There is a new & growing pattern among the Left-liberal establishment to view foreign opinion & international organizations as more legitimate than American institutions. [For example], Justice Ginsberg stated in 2003: “The Court has displayed a steadily
growing attentiveness to legal developments in the rest of the world & to the Court’s role in keeping the US in step with them.”
In other words, Ginsberg is promising that as elites in other countries impose elitist values on their people, the Supreme
Court has the power and the duty to translate their new Left-liberal values on the American people. No more old-fashioned defense of American traditions and American constitutional precedent.
Ginsberg quotes approvingly Justice Kennedy’s opinion making
same-sex relationships a constitutional right in part out of “respect for the Opinions of Humankind.” The Court emphasized, “The right the petitioners seek in this case has been accepted as an integral part of human freedom in many other countries.”
Source: Winning the Future, by Newt Gingrich, p. 72-74
Oct 1, 2005
Discontinue affirmative action programs
Indicate which principles you support regarding affirmative action and discrimination.
Source: Congressional 1998 National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 1998
- The federal government should discontinue affirmative action programs.
The federal government should prosecute cases of discrimination in the public sector.
- The federal government should prosecute cases of discrimination in the private sector.
ACLU has become eccentric and destructive
The ACLU is an organization with a long and distinguished history of fighting to protect freedom of speech. On the other hand, in recent years, it has carried its mandate to ever more eccentric and often highly destructive lengths.
While is may have been perfectly honorable for Dukakis to belong to the ACLU, it was equally legitimate for Bush to attack him for it. And with what enormous relish he did the job!
Source: Lessons Learned the Hard Way, by Newt Gingrich, p.183
Jul 2, 1998
NEA includes most bizarre & extreme misuse of tax funds
One big disappointment for conservatives was our failure immediately to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts. Certainly any listing of the most bizarre and extreme misuses of taxpayer money would have to include such examples of
NEA artistic grant to a certain HIV-infected “performance artist” whose art consisted of cutting his uninfected fellow performer onstage and dangling the blood over the audience so they could experience the risk of contracting
AIDS, or to two professors standing at the Mexican border and handing out $10 bills to illegal immigrants as they cross over and so on and on. Everyone has his own favorite cases.
There is no question that if the majority of ordinary Americans were to see many of the examples of where NEA money goes, they would favor abolishing the system. Yet in the Senate there has always been strong support for the agency.
Source: Lessons Learned the Hard Way, by Newt Gingrich, p. 9
Jul 2, 1998
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