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Secretary of State:
Condoleezza Rice on the Issues

Condoleezza Rice on Abortion

  • Mildly pro-choice, with many restrictions. (Oct 2005)
  • We need a culture that respects life. (Mar 2005)
  • Libertarian on abortion; don’t force views on others. (Mar 2005)

Condoleezza Rice on Budget & Economy

  • US has not lost its edge; problems will work their way out. (May 2008)

Condoleezza Rice on Civil Rights

  • Urges respect & sensitivity in same-sex marriage debate. (Jun 2006)
  • Message of her candidacy: no ceiling for blacks. (Oct 2005)
  • Supports college affirmative action, as beneficiary herself. (Oct 2005)
  • Race-neutral preferable, but use race factors until achieved. (Jan 2003)

Condoleezza Rice on Corporations

No stance on record.

Condoleezza Rice on Crime

No stance on record.

Condoleezza Rice on Drugs

No stance on record.

Condoleezza Rice on Education

  • Experienced educator, as teacher and administrator. (Oct 2005)
  • Keep funding for arts in school budgets. (May 2005)
  • Economic class means nothing in US colleges. (Jun 2000)

Condoleezza Rice on Energy & Oil

  • Diversify supply to non-carbon-based sources. (May 2008)
  • Increase refining capacity & domestic resources; use nuclear. (May 2008)
  • Bring to market transformational energy technologies. (Feb 2005)

Condoleezza Rice on Environment

No stance on record.

Condoleezza Rice on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Condoleezza Rice on Foreign Policy

  • Cuba: don’t trade one dictatorship for another. (Aug 2006)
  • Routine transatlantic relations good for business & people. (Jun 2000)
  • Redefine national interest, to avoid interest-based policy. (Jun 2000)

Condoleezza Rice on Free Trade

  • Goal is free trade area from Canada to Chile. (Mar 2005)
  • For mulilateral free trade, but no US-EU trade bloc. (Jun 2000)
  • Protesting the WTO doesn’t help developing countries. (Jun 2000)

Condoleezza Rice on Government Reform

No stance on record.

Condoleezza Rice on Gun Control

  • Developed opposition to gun control due to KKK. (Oct 2005)
  • I am a Second Amendment absolutist. (May 2005)

Condoleezza Rice on Health Care

  • Give people freedom to access their own healthcare. (Jun 2005)

Condoleezza Rice on Homeland Security

  • Pushed for globality of Global War on Terror. (Oct 2005)
  • To win global war on terror we must win the war of ideas. (Oct 2005)
  • US was not on a war footing against al Qaeda until Sept. 11. (Mar 2004)
  • Umbrella of intelligence since Sept. 11 has made us safer. (Mar 2004)
  • Clarke: Rice never heard of Al Qaeda before 2000. (Mar 2004)
  • Follow Geneva Convention; but no anti-death penalty promise. (Jul 2003)
  • Europe should take over some of US’ peacekeeping role. (Jun 2000)

Condoleezza Rice on Immigration

  • Comprehensive immigration reform, while respecting law. (May 2008)
  • Immigrants must speak English to succeed. (May 2006)
  • Committed to border security and smarter screening. (Jan 2006)
  • No backlash from knowledge-based Asian immigration. (Jun 2000)

Condoleezza Rice on Jobs

No stance on record.

Condoleezza Rice on Principles & Values

  • Only viable Republican who can beat Hillary. (Oct 2005)
  • Doing layoffs at Stanford: “I don’t do committees”. (Oct 2005)
  • Faith & prayer guide me on difficult matters. (Mar 2005)
  • Presbyterian family history led to college and advancement. (Aug 2000)
  • GOP principles: individuality, family, liberty, strength. (Aug 2000)

Condoleezza Rice on Social Security

No stance on record.

Condoleezza Rice on Tax Reform

  • Keep taxation low; tax funds must be well-spent. (Oct 2005)

Condoleezza Rice on War & Peace

  • Consequences via international coalition if Iran keeps nukes. (May 2008)
  • Iraq is investing in its security; US troops are coming home. (May 2008)
  • Warned by CIA in July 2001 of major al-Qaeda attack soon. (Oct 2006)
  • We must keep our word & not abandon Iraqi people. (Apr 2006)
  • War stops Saddam from beating international community. (Apr 2004)
  • War on terror will be a long and comprehensive war. (Mar 2004)
  • War on terror is broad and hence includes Saddam. (Mar 2004)
  • Supported large-scale war on terror over limited war. (Jun 2003)
  • Goal is steady progress toward Israel-Palestine peace. (Oct 2001)
  • Kosovo was both strategic & humanitarian concern for NATO. (Jun 2000)

    Global War on Terror

  • We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud. (Oct 2008)
  • War on Terror is not a war against Islam. (Oct 2001)
  • Monitor Iraq & take action if Saddam threatens US interests. (Oct 2001)
  • Syria must decide: either for terrorism or against it. (Oct 2001)
  • Blocking bin Laden’s propaganda tapes is not censorship. (Oct 2001)

Condoleezza Rice on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.