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Ross Perot on Crime

1992 & 1996 Reform Party Nominee for President


Solving welfare by work will reduce crime

Finding work-related answers to the welfare problem might produce answers to the crime problem. The highest rate of unemployment is among young males, and they also represent the group committing the most crime. It is no accident that any area of high unemployment is also an area of high crime. That does not excuse the crime, but if responsible and caring citizens develop job alternatives to unemployment, the crime problem that plagues our nation can be substantially reduced.
Source: The Dollar Crisis, p.135 , Jul 2, 1996

Education is a strong anti-crime program

Sometimes crime and drug and alcohol are the dead ends for parents and students who have no hope, who have given up. We must give them hope.

It is of no small significance that of those in our prisons today-including local jails-82% are high school dropouts. If we want a strong anti-crime program, we must do a better job of educating the populace, particularly in the inner cities and rural areas.

Source: The Dollar Crisis, p.132 , Jul 2, 1996

Strong supporter of death penalty

When Perot was called for jury duty in 1988, he was struck from the prospective panel by defense lawyers after expressing strong support for the death penalty. He said he thought the justice system spent too much time “looking after criminals” instead of “law-abiding citizens,” and that if a psychiatric defense was used, he would not give it any weight since he considered that “just close to faith healing.”
Source: Citizen Perot, by Gerald Posner, p.228 , Jul 2, 1993

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