| Massscorecard.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Stop hurting business with excessive punitive damage awards.
Federal government should stay out of the marketplace.
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.
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.
America should speak loudly and carry a big stick.
America should act as the leader of the free world.
A free market promotes dreams and individuality.
Import fees are not the answer to foreign competition.
Supports gun ownership for protection and hunting.
Against mandates not related to patient care.
Bush signed Texas’ version of Patient Bill of Rights.
Strengthen Medicare through choice and other options.
Supported Vietnam while a student in 1968, but not later.
Lesson from Vietnam: no political wars.
Increase spending on military pay plus R&D.
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.
Give Americans more freedom to manage their social security.
$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.