2012 Values Voters Summit
The Values Voter Summit
is an annual political conference for American social conservative activists and elected officials from across the United States.
Values Voter Summit is hosted by the Family Research Council with numerous conservative organizations sponsoring or otherwise participating in the conference. In the most recent summit, 38 organizations participated and 2,000 people were in attendance. The summit is usually held in September or October of each year.
Their website self-description:
Since 1983, Family Research Council (FRC) has advanced faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview.
FRC is the leading voice for the family in our nation's halls of power.
FRC is a non-profit organization whose vision is a culture in which human life is valued, families flourish and religious liberty thrives.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Eric Cantor: Never use taxpayer dollars to kill innocent life.
Paul Ryan: Don't make Catholic Charities do things the ObamaCare way.
Paul Ryan: Then: safe, legal & rare; now: unqualified right to abortion.
Rand Paul: Coarsening of our culture led to 50 million unborn deaths.
Budget & Economy|
Paul Ryan: The Obama stimulus wasted $831B and the agenda failed.
Paul Ryan: Get America creating wealth again, not dividing up wealth.
Eric Cantor: Traditional marriage is formula for pursuit of happiness.
Jim DeMint: Redefining marriage disallows freedom to live out our faith.
Eric Cantor: Stand tall against teachers' unions and for school choice.
Jim DeMint: Don't use education system to force my values on others.
Families & Children|
Jim DeMint: Biblical values create work ethic and family responsibility.
Michele Bachmann: Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel.
Michele Bachmann: Islamic radicals persecute Christians across Africa & Asia.
Michele Bachmann: Org. for Islamic Cooperation calls for worldwide Shariah.
Paul Ryan: Confident exercise of US leadership keeps peace in Mideast.
Paul Ryan: We don't belong to government; the people are sovereign.
Eric Cantor: ObamaCare forces lawsuits to practice our faith.
Paul Ryan: Regulators don't want your opinion on ObamaCare mandates.
Michele Bachmann: Defend our embassies against Islamists; defend free speech.
Michele Bachmann: Muslim radicals are dedicated to destruction of America.
Michele Bachmann: US historical policy is strength, not appeasement.
Michele Bachmann: No visas for members of designated terrorist organizations.
Principles & Values|
Rand Paul: I am a Christian but not always a good one.
Rand Paul: Sometimes evil people win, and saintly heroes are martyred.
War & Peace|
Rand Paul: It is unacceptable not to hate war.
Welfare & Poverty|
Paul Ryan: Civil society means we give of ourselves without government.
The above quotations are from 2012 Values Voters Summit.
2012 Presidential General Election:
- Third and final Obama-Romney debate, Oct. 22, 2012
- Second Obama-Romney debate, Oct. 16, 2012
- Biden-Ryan V.P. debate, Oct. 11, 2012
- First Obama-Romney debate, Oct. 3, 2012
- Obama-Romney Univision Interviews, Sept. 19, 2012
- Obama-Romney Science Debate, Sept. 4, 2012
- 2012 Presidential General Election Archives
- 2011 Presidential Primary Archives
- GOP Primary Debates, 2011-2012
- Presidential website excerpts