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Steve Forbes on Crime

2000 Republican Primary Candidate for President


Stricter penalties, more prisons, longer sentences

Source: 2000 National Political Awareness Test , Jan 13, 2000

Americans are confused about right and wrong

Crime is not new. But Americans have rarely been so confused about right and wrong, about what is acceptable and what is to be forcefully condemned.
Source: “A New Birth of Freedom,” p. 136 , Nov 9, 1999

Littleton shows spiritual impoverishment behind good economy

The midday massacre at Columbine stopped America’s emotional traffic dead in its tracks. In the face of grieving parents, children, and teachers we were forced to confront the sobering reality that all is not well in our country just because the Dow Jones Industrial Average is riding high. As a nation, we might be materially better off than we were a generation ago, but clearly we are raising a generation in which too many young people are spiritually impoverished, without a sense of right and wrong
Source: “A New Birth of Freedom,” p. 22 , Nov 9, 1999

Littleton martyrs could start a spiritual revival

One of the most encouraging signs of moral & spiritual awakening occurred amidst the horror of the school shootings in Littleton. During the rampage that fateful day, one of the killers approached young Cassie Bernall, seventeen, shoved a gun in her face, and demanded to know, “Do you believe in God?” “Yes,” she replied, and was killed. In martyring herself, I believe Cassie Bernall may very well have set into motion a spiritual revivalthat could rescue a lost and hurting generation of young people.
Source: “A New Birth of Freedom,” p. 141-2 , Nov 9, 1999

Supports death penalty; appoint judges to implement it

Forbes supports the death penalty. Steve would appoint federal judges and Supreme Court Justices who share his views.
Source: www.forbes2000.com “Personal Security” , May 21, 1999

“One strike and you’re out” for violent felons

Forbes believes that one of government’s major responsibilities is to protect the lives and property of every American,and provide equal justice under the law. He also believes that victims of crimes have rights. That’s why Steve supports a tough-on-crime approach at the local, state and federal level. He supports “one strike and you’re out” - no parole for violent felons.
Source: www.forbes2000.com “Personal Security” , May 21, 1999

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