Gore - isms......

John A. Quayle blueoval at SGI.NET
Sun Jul 11 02:08:58 MDT 1999

Now Gore is "de-inventing" the law

     From the NBC NIGHTLY NEWS 6/14/99:

     Tom Brokaw: "One more note from the political season. Vice President
Al Gore was addressing the U.S. conference of mayors today, talking about
gun     control and how young people between the ages of 18 and 20 commit
almost a quarter of all gun murders. And then he said this--"

     Al Gore: "Right now, they can walk into any gun shop, any pawn shop,
any gun show, anywhere in America and buy a handgun."

     Tom Brokaw: "That's simply wrong. The Gun Control Act of 1968 made it
illegal to send or sell a handgun to anyone under the age of 21. Other laws
make it illegal for anyone under 18 to possess a handgun."

Al Gore's (Un)-Awakening:

    After Career of Separation - Gore Claims Support for Faith-Based

     Al Gore is trying to make voters forget about his tawdry Buddhist
temple fundraising, charitable stinginess and dismal record against school
choice and voluntary school prayer.

     Today at a speech in Atlanta, Ga., Gore claims he's seen the light,
and now supports faith-based institutions. But history shows Gore opposed
them in the past, and he's still favoring left-wing extremists and
Washington-based teachers' unions.

          Gore Voted Against Low-Income Parents and Faith-Based Schools: In
1992, Al Gore voted to kill a provision to create a school choice pilot
program to          allow low-income parents to send their children to
religious schools. (Congressional Quarterly, Senate vote on Amendment 1476
to S.2, January 23, 1992)

          Gore Labels School Choice "Fraudulent" and "Dangerous": "In a
speech before the nation's largest teacher's union, Vice President Al Gore
ripped Milwaukee's school choice program and other voucher programs taking
root across the country, calling them 'fraudulent' and 'dangerous.'"
("Gore Blasts Vouchers for Private Schools", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
July4, 1998)

          Gore Voted Against Voluntary School Prayer:Gore voted to kill an
amendment to allow voluntary school prayer in public schools. (CQ Vote
#280, Aug. 1, 1988)

          "Vice President Scrooge" Shuns Charity:"Vice President Al Gore
 many unfavorable headlines this spring after releasing his 1997 tax
return, which showed his family gave $353 of their $197,729 income to
charity." ("Politicians' Charitable Practices," Indianapolis Star, May 21,

The Ill-Educated Al Gore:

     Tuesday, May 18, 1999

     Al Gore doesn't want to be president of the United States. He wants to
be president of a national school board.

     At least that's the conclusion to be drawn from his speech yesterday
in Iowa, which was billed as the first major policy statement of his
nascent presidential campaign. The address was a hodgepodge of ideas,
ranging from the ill-defined and ethereal - ''e-tutors'' and
''second-chance schools'' - to the trivially inane, such as expanding
family leave to allow parents time off to talk to their children's
teachers. Evidently, the land is littered with folks who lost     their
jobs because they needed an hour off from work to talk to the principal.

     And, of course, there were a bunch of big-government ideas that would
effectively nationalize the nation's school system. But it was notable
primarily for explicitly rejecting the one educational reform that seems
actually to do some good: vouchers.

     Vouchers, which introduce real competition and choice into the
monopoly public-school system, are the future of American education. And
that's why status-quo-crazed liberal leaders and interest groups in thrall
to the education     establishment - notably including the vice president,
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the NAACP - have recently gone out
of their way to trash the idea of allowing parents to use their
public-school money to send their children to private or parochial schools.

     All of Gore's vapid educational innovations would be unnecessary in a
world where parents could vote with their feet for the school of their
choice. Good schools would expand and flourish. Bad schools would get
better or see their students vanish. Simple. Effective. No wonder Al Gore
wants nothing to do with it.

Al Gore's Endorsement of Lower Incomes:

     "Where might Mr. Gore's extremism come from? Mr. (Gore biographer Bob)
Zelnick sees it as a personal character pattern. If so, it may be
unfixable. But some of is also comes form Mr. Gore's adherence to the
playbook of far-out environmentalists. In 1990, Paul Ehrlich and Anne
Ehrlich's book The Population Explosion called for reducing per capita
income, reducing Social Security, increasing foreign aid, doubling gasoline
prices, and favoring regulations telling Americans how many children they
may have. Sen. Gore wrote a blurb for that volume: 'The time for action is
due, and past due. The Ehrlichs have written the prescription
'" --Ben
Wattenberg, The Washington Times, April 15, 1999

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