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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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A Charge To Keep: My Journey to the White House, by George W. Bush


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Click here for 36 full quotes from George W. Bush in the book A Charge To Keep.
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Corporations
    Stop hurting business with excessive punitive damage awards.
    Federal government should stay out of the marketplace.
Crime
    Limit frivolous lawsuits to create entrepreneurial heaven.
    Supports death penalty as deterrent.
    Proud of eliminating parole for violent criminals.
    “Tough-love” in strictly disciplined juvenile boot camps.
Education
    State funding for schools, with local control.
    State should enforce standards, not micromanage schools.
    Public school misalign authority and responsibility.
    Zero toleration policy for discipline problems in schools.
    Effective curriculum comes from clear standards.
    Charters encourage innovative methods & provide choices.
    Replace “English Only” with “English Plus” Spanish.
Foreign Policy
    America should speak loudly and carry a big stick.
    America should act as the leader of the free world.
Free Trade
    A free market promotes dreams and individuality.
    Import fees are not the answer to foreign competition.
Gun Control
    Supports gun ownership for protection and hunting.
Health Care
    Against mandates not related to patient care.
    Bush signed Texas’ version of Patient Bill of Rights.
    Strengthen Medicare through choice and other options.
Homeland Security
    Supported Vietnam while a student in 1968, but not later.
    Lesson from Vietnam: no political wars.
    Increase spending on military pay plus R&D.
Immigration
    More border guards to compassionately turn away Mexicans.
Principles & Values
    Government if necessary, not necessarily government.
    “A Charge to Keep,” hymn & painting, inspire Bush.
    Government should not block faith-based programs.
    Texas re-election based on “compassionate conservatism”.
    Bush’s conservatism: local solutions within limited govt.
Social Security
    Give Americans more freedom to manage their social security.
Tax Reform
    $1B “capital-friendly” tax cut in Texas.
    Read my lips: I will cut taxes.
Welfare & Poverty
    Work and responsibility to replace welfare.
    Too much government fosters dependency.
    Religious charities deserve government support.


The above quotations are from A Charge To Keep: My Journey to the White House, by George W. Bush.

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