First GOP presidential debate: on Families & Children

Vivek Ramaswamy: People are hungry for purpose and meaning

Q: Democrats blame the big increase in school shootings on easy access to guns. They also blame Republicans for blocking gun control legislation.

Gov. Chris CHRISTIE: The problem is that these prosecutors are refusing to do their job.

RAMASWAMY: We also have a mental health epidemic in this country. Over the same period that we have closed mental health institutions, we have seen a spike in violent crime. But, it's not just drugging up people in those psychiatric institutions with Zoloft and Seroquel. It's a deeper issue. I think faith-based approaches can play a role here, too. We're in the middle of a national identity crisis. And I say this as a member of my generation. The problem in our country right now, the reason we have that mental health epidemic is that people are so hungry for purpose and meaning, at a time when family, faith, patriotism, hard work have all disappeared. What we really need is a tonal reset from the top saying that this is what it means to be an American.

Source: Fox News 2023 Republican primary debate in Milwaukee Aug 23, 2023

Vivek Ramaswamy: Give $80B in federal education money to parents

Q: You've said that the Department of Education, the FBI, the ATF, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the IRS, the Department of Commerce, many of these should not exist.

RAMASWAMY: That's correct.

Q: How would you deal with the education crisis?

RAMASWAMY: We have a crisis of achievement. Let's shut down the head of the snake, the Department of Education. Take that $80 billion, put it in the hands of the parents across this country. Allow any parent to choose where they send their kids to school. And the fact of the matter is, look, there is a part of education policy that also rests with the family. I didn't grow up in money. But you know the word privilege gets used a lot. Well, you know what? I did have the ultimate privilege of two parents in the house with a focus on educational achievement. And I want every kid to enjoy that. We have to remember education starts with the family. And the nuclear family is the greatest form of governance known to mankind.

Source: Fox News 2023 Republican primary debate in Milwaukee Aug 23, 2023

Asa Hutchinson: Enhance adoption services and maternal care

Arkansas has the record of being the most pro-life state in the nation. I've signed 30 pro-life pieces of legislation while I was governor. And every state can determine a different outcome here. Let's talk about it in terms of compassion, in terms of protecting the life and also understanding how we have to enhance adoption services. How we have to enhance maternal care. Those things we've done in Arkansas and are important for our nation's future.
Source: Fox News 2023 Republican primary debate in Milwaukee Aug 23, 2023

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2016 Presidential contenders on Families & Children:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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