| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
No litmus test on abortion or on any pet issue.
Constitutional amendment prohibiting abortion is non-starter.
Greed is not good, but wealth is, if used for good purpose.
Don't let elite casual drug users off the hook.
Ensure that no one who wants treatment is excluded.
School prayer is ok, but not as an Amendment.
Religious instruction in schools ok, like Marxism.
Before the 60s, schools helped students become productive.
Educational standards over political correctness.
Replace union politics with parental choice.
Families & Children|
Don't make life too easy for children.
New world order of 5 major power centers.
Security interest in China overrides ideology.
Shanghai Communique established "One China" policy.
Work with Japan to shape international order in the Pacific.
US is not a declining power.
I did not "sell" ambassadorships; but I did appoint donors.
Expect coordinated European foreign policy after 1992.
Tiananmen repression did not wipe away progressive reforms.
Tiananmen massacre inexcusable, but continue China relations.
Western aid premature until Soviets overhaul economy.
Competition with Japan but no economic warfare.
1985: Reduce Japan's non-tariff barriers.
Term-limiting president, to 6 years or 8, is a bad idea.
Great statesmen should retire when just past their prime.
Federal assistance for catastrophic healthcare.
Kennedy wiretapped more people than my administration.
Gorbachev believed SDI arms race would bankrupt the USSR.
Congress' War Powers Act is clearly unconstitutional.
Principles & Values|
Understand your weaknesses to be strong during adversity.
Those that hate you don't win unless you hate them.
Only from deepest valley can you know the highest mountain.
Resignation from NY Bar not accepted, so they could disbar.
I was wrong: accepted Ford's pardon on Watergate.
Focus on goals outside of yourself.
Watergate was wrong; I should have set moral tone.
The myths of Watergate brought me down, not the facts.
I did not deliberately lie at Watergate press conferences.
No one in the Nixon administration profited from Watergate.
Watergate was a crime as well as a political blunder.
Intensely religious, but also intensely private about faith.
Ministers should change people, not change government.
United States is not just one nation among equals.
I did not order illegal IRS audits; but I did order audits.
I did not illegally wiretap; but I did order wiretaps.
War & Peace|
Cambodia: Only regret was not invading sooner.
Sent Israel 550-plane airlift during 1973 war.
1975 loss in Vietnam led to Communism in Laos & Cambodia.
Welfare & Poverty|
Margaret Thatcher repealed British Socialism.
Welfare too high is dependency trap; too low is hardship.