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Robert Dole
1923 -

American Senator (R.) from Kansas for nearly 30 years, Senate Majority Leader, presidential candidate whose loss provided Bill Clinton with his second term in office


After decades of assault upon what made America great, upon supposedly obsolete values, what have we reaped? What have we created? What do we have? What we have in the opinion of millions of Americans is crime and drugs, illegitimacy, abortion, the abdication of duty, and the abandonment of children. And after the virtual devastation of the American family, the rock on which this country was founded, we are told that it takes a village, that is, the collective, and thus, the state, to raise a child. The state is now more involved than it has ever been in the raising of children, and children are now more neglected, abused, and more mistreated than they have been in our time. ... I am here to tell you, it does not take a village to raise a child. It takes a family to raise a child.

Aug. 15, 1996 - from his speech accepting the Republican nomination for president
Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this: we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed.