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Former Republican Representative (GA-6) and Speaker of the House:
Newt Gingrich on the Issues

Newt Gingrich on Abortion

  • Impeach judges who don’t abide by Constitution as written. (Oct 2005)

Newt Gingrich on Budget & Economy

  • 1995 budget: cut taxes, regulations, & spending. (Aug 2008)
  • Focus on customers; use employee knowledge. (Jul 1995)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)

Newt Gingrich on Civil Rights

  • Five justices banned school prayer against American majority. (Dec 2006)
  • Foreign opinion has no relevance to US same-sex marriage. (Oct 2005)
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Nov 1998)
  • ACLU has become eccentric and destructive. (Jul 1998)
  • NEA includes most bizarre & extreme misuse of tax funds. (Jul 1998)

Newt Gingrich on Corporations

No stance on record.

Newt Gingrich on Crime

  • 3-strike laws are constitutional; enforce courts compliance. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)

Newt Gingrich on Drugs

  • Increase penalties for illegal drugs. (Nov 1998)
  • Drug-free society focuses on both drug supply & demand. (Jul 1998)

Newt Gingrich on Education

  • America’s high schools are obsolete. (Sep 2007)
  • Pay kids as incentive to learn math and science. (Sep 2007)
  • Removing God from Pledge of Allegiance assaults our identity. (Dec 2006)
  • Removing “God” from Pledge assaults our identity. (Dec 2006)
  • Replace multiculturalism with patriotic education. (Dec 2006)
  • Reference to God in Pledge of Allegiance is not ceremonial. (Dec 2006)
  • Introduce competition among schools and teachers. (Dec 2006)
  • Encourage private sector in math and science education. (Dec 2006)
  • Waive interest on student loans for math & science grads. (Sep 2003)
  • Support charters; insist on change for failing schools. (Jul 1998)
  • Private scholarships for students at hopeless schools. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)

Newt Gingrich on Energy & Oil

  • Kyoto treaty is bad for the environment and bad for America. (Dec 2006)
  • Focus on incentives for conservation & renewable resources. (Dec 2006)
  • Stop scare tactics about drilling in Alaska. (Dec 2006)
  • Gas tax sounds OK in DC, but not outside Beltway. (Jul 1998)

Newt Gingrich on Environment

  • Greatest enviro dangers are poverty & command bureaucracy. (Sep 2007)
  • Combine healthy environment and a healthy economy. (Dec 2006)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)

Newt Gingrich on Families & Children

  • Aging baby boomers need more independent & assisted living. (Sep 2007)
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)

Newt Gingrich on Foreign Policy

  • We need a dramatically expanded use of statecraft. (May 2007)
  • Lead the world into Third Wave Information Age. (Jul 1995)

Newt Gingrich on Free Trade

  • Protectionism helps China & India challenge US supremacy. (Dec 2006)

Newt Gingrich on Government Reform

  • Replace bureaucratic mindset with Entrepreneurial Management. (Sep 2007)
  • Insist on judges who understand our rights come from God. (Dec 2006)
  • Supreme Court has become permanent Constitutional Convention. (Dec 2006)
  • Insist on judges who understand our rights come from God. (Dec 2006)
  • Our rights come from God, not from government. (Dec 2006)
  • Increase federal limits on individual campaign contributions. (Nov 1998)
  • Established systems are inherently hostile to change. (Jul 1998)
  • Press plays “gotcha”; limit press briefings. (Jul 1998)
  • 1995 government shutdown from GOP underestimating Clinton. (Jul 1998)
  • 1994 GOP victory destroyed bipartisanship. (Jul 1998)
  • Elected on anti-corruption platform in 1978. (Jul 1998)
  • Government should take management lesson from private sector. (Jul 1998)
  • Rethink every aspect of bureaucracy. (Jul 1998)
  • Class mobility is key part of America’s genius. (Jul 1995)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)

Newt Gingrich on Gun Control

  • Don’t redefine Constitution with no individual right to arms. (Oct 2005)

Newt Gingrich on Health Care

  • Medicare opt-in to private health savings accounts. (Dec 2006)
  • Focus 21st Century Intelligent Health System on individuals. (Dec 2006)
  • Market competition yields more health choice at lower prices. (Dec 2006)
  • Save dollars and save lives--so transform urgently. (Sep 2003)
  • System broken due to “perfect storm” of converging problems. (Sep 2003)
  • Tax credits for developing technology for disabilities. (Sep 2003)
  • Re-focus Medicare on preventive health instead of sickness. (Sep 2003)
  • Market dynamics can save healthcare, not government control. (Sep 2003)
  • Focus on prevention; would save $14B with diabetes. (Jul 1998)
  • Ongoing battle against liberals nationalizing healthcare. (Jul 1998)

Newt Gingrich on Homeland Security

  • Contain nuclear threats:China, Russia, Pakistan, North Korea. (Sep 2007)
  • Military tribunals to lock people up the way Lincoln did. (May 2007)
  • Defend America & allies with information policies. (Dec 2006)
  • Biological threat bigger than nuclear threat. (Sep 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)

Newt Gingrich on Immigration

  • Immigrants must learn key values of American history. (Dec 2006)
  • Make it harder to sneak in, but easier for guest workers. (Dec 2006)

Newt Gingrich on Jobs

  • Union leaders prefer protection over competition. (Sep 2007)
  • Unions focus on politics; corporations on doing business. (Jul 1998)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)

Newt Gingrich on Principles & Values

  • Thinking about thinking about running; decision by October. (May 2007)
  • Creator as source of liberty is literally written in stone. (Dec 2006)
  • Media-academic-legal elite imposes radical secularist vision. (Dec 2006)
  • Constitution says freedom OF religion, not FROM religion. (Dec 2006)
  • Supreme Court hostile to religion, but building based on it. (Dec 2006)
  • Reform traditional instruments of gov’t for 21st century. (Dec 2006)
  • Focus on 5 major challenges for the 21st century. (Dec 2006)
  • Polls are biased left; GOP wins on the issues. (Jul 1998)
  • GOP represents people, but Dems communicate better. (Jul 1998)
  • Baby Boomers becoming Republicans while Dems become outdated. (Jul 1998)
  • Liberals exploit weakness; conservatives offer strength. (Jul 1998)
  • Six challenges for a prosperous, free, & safe America. (Jul 1995)
  • Culture of irresponsibility began in 1965. (Jul 1995)
  • Our civilization is a shared opportunity to pursue happiness. (Jul 1995)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)

Newt Gingrich on Social Security

  • Modernize via personal social security savings accounts. (Dec 2006)
  • Retirement policies & tax policies ARE health policies. (Sep 2003)
  • Show true cost of FICA--double what is shown on paychecks. (Jul 1998)
  • Convert to IRA-based system. (Jul 1998)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)

Newt Gingrich on Tax Reform

  • Change tax policies to make US companies competitive abroad. (Sep 2007)
  • Create tax incentives that encourage R&D. (Sep 2007)
  • Eliminate the capital gains tax to encourage investing. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposing taxes is a key conservative value. (Jul 1998)
  • Input of public judgement for any major tax reform. (Jul 1998)
  • EITC is an invitation to fraud. (Jul 1998)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)

Newt Gingrich on War & Peace

  • Deadline for Iraqi withdrawal is legislating defeat. (May 2007)
  • Even if Iraq IS a civil war, people have won civil wars. (May 2007)
  • Pressure Iran to cut off Iraq, including blockading Iran. (May 2007)
  • Iraq & Syria are enemies--ok to talk if we understand that. (May 2007)
  • French didn’t abandon colonies in 1776; even when losing. (May 2007)
  • Iraqi Army risk their lives & take more casualties than US. (May 2007)
  • Date for withdrawal means terrorists exalt & follow us home. (May 2007)
  • War on terror is transformational, and will take many years. (Dec 2006)
  • Defend America & allies from those who would destroy us. (Dec 2006)
  • Critical of how Iraq war has been fought. (Nov 2006)
  • Iraq policy is a mess. (Dec 2003)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)

Newt Gingrich on Welfare & Poverty

  • Reach majority by better ideas, not by handing out goodies. (Jul 1998)
  • Eight steps to improve opportunity for poor. (Jul 1995)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)