Civil Rights

Elizabeth Dole On Civil Rights

For school prayer & 10 Commandments in schools Declaring she reads the Bible every day, Dole told the Christian Coalition she favored allowing silent school prayer and displaying the Ten Commandments in public schools. “It is wrong that our children are not allowed a silent moment of prayer in school, that they cannot look up on their classroom wall and see the Ten Commandments, which have undergirded western culture for nearly 2,000 years,” she said. Source: (Cross-ref Education) Alan Elsner, Reuters Oct 1, 1999

Protect taxpayers from tax-funded free Internet porn

Libraries shouldn’t put pornography on their shelves [nor] on their laptops! This isn’t about 1st amendment protections. It’s about protecting our children and the taxpayers! Adults should have access to whatever they wish in the privacy of their homes. But federal tax dollars should never provide free pornography for adults! The ACLU called my proposal “Big Brother in the Classroom.” Big brother? I say that while we’re putting computers in every classroom, let’s put parents back in those classrooms too Source: (x-ref to Technology) “Campaign News” Jul 26, 1999

States should sort out gambling’s benefits & consequences Dole said through a spokesman that gambling “helps communities by creating tax revenues [but] also has human consequences that can lead to broken families and crime.” The issue is one for states to sort out, she added. Source: Laurence Arnold, Associated Press Jul 26, 1999

More to be done to remove the “glass ceiling” Today, almost 8 million women owned businesses generate an amazing $3.1 trillion in revenue a year. 53% of all shareholders are women, and they write 80% of all checks in this country. While great progress has been made, there is still more to be done before all the barriers are down, before the glass ceiling meets the same fate as the Berlin Wall. In short, the future is our friend - women’s talents are better appreciated and understood to be a critical component of a successful enterprise. Source: Ladies’ Home Journal Speech, May 5, 1999 May 5, 1999

Empowerment of women comes from dreams and passion When we women knocked on the doors of America’s laws schools [in the 1950s], we were simply following our dreams which seemed as natural to us as staying home and getting married was to many others.. What empowerment is all about [is] finding something which infuses you with a sense of mission, with a passion for your life’s work. I don’t believe there is one path for women or one nature to fulfill. Real fulfillment, real empowerment is often different that we imagine and better than we plan. Source: Ladies’ Home Journal Speech, May 5, 1999 May 5, 1999