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Attorney General:
Alberto Gonzales on the Issues

Alberto Gonzales on Abortion

  • Perceived as supporting abortion because of judicial rulings. (Jul 2007)
  • Ok’ed teenage girls’ abortion without parental notification. (Jul 2005)
  • Apply law when personally opposed, like parental permission. (Nov 2004)

Alberto Gonzales on Budget & Economy

No stance on record.

Alberto Gonzales on Civil Rights

  • No express grant of habeas corpus in the Constitution. (Jul 2007)
  • FISA courts do not apply in times of war, like since 2001. (Jan 2006)
  • 4th Amendment doesn’t require warrants in all circumstances. (Jan 2006)

Alberto Gonzales on Corporations

No stance on record.

Alberto Gonzales on Crime

  • Found no reasons to grant clemency to death row inmates. (Jul 2005)
  • Severity of crime supercedes mental health of perpetrator. (Jun 2003)
  • Reviewed 57 executions in Texas; no clemency. (Jun 2003)

Alberto Gonzales on Drugs

No stance on record.

Alberto Gonzales on Education

No stance on record.

Alberto Gonzales on Energy & Oil

  • Kept Cheney’s Energy task force documents secret. (Jul 2007)

Alberto Gonzales on Environment

No stance on record.

Alberto Gonzales on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Alberto Gonzales on Foreign Policy

  • Parts of Geneva Convention are “quaint” and outdated. (Jul 2007)

Alberto Gonzales on Free Trade

No stance on record.

Alberto Gonzales on Government Reform

No stance on record.

Alberto Gonzales on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Alberto Gonzales on Health Care

No stance on record.

Alberto Gonzales on Homeland Security

  • 2002: Geneva Convention rendered quaint by war on terror. (Oct 2008)
  • Backdrop for terrorist surveillance program is 9/11. (Jan 2006)
  • Surveil al Qaeda because this is a war of information. (Jan 2006)
  • Justice Department’s mission focuses on anti-terrorism. (Feb 2005)
  • Claimed president’s actions at Guantanamo were unreviewable. (Nov 2004)

Alberto Gonzales on Immigration

  • 3 out of 4 of his grandparents were illegal immigrants. (Jul 2007)
  • Grandparents came from Mexico, illegally, for American dream. (May 2006)

Alberto Gonzales on Jobs

No stance on record.

Alberto Gonzales on Principles & Values

  • Served as general counsel when Bush was Texas Governor. (Jul 2007)
  • Wants to build upon Ashcroft’s record. (Nov 2004)

Alberto Gonzales on Social Security

No stance on record.

Alberto Gonzales on Tax Reform

No stance on record.

Alberto Gonzales on War & Peace

  • Congress’ 2001 authorization means Bush power is at maximum. (Jan 2006)

Alberto Gonzales on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.