Terhes Text

August 18, 1992

Here is a partial text of a speech prepared for delivery to the Republican National Convention yesterday by Joyce Terhes of Maryland, chairman of the subcommittee on family values, education and health care:

America's greatness starts at home -- literally, at home. So Republicans want government to strengthen families, not replace them. . . .

We intend to promote adoption, reform foster care, and protect parental choice in child care, without the bureaucratic controls favored by Democrats. . . .

Another avenue of liberation is education. We want to create the best schools in the world and, equally important, to ensure educational opportunity for all. . . .

The greatest power we can put in the hands of low-income parents is the ability to select a good school for their children. . . .

Health is a major concern of all our families. We enthusiastically endorse the president's comprehensive plan to make health insurance more affordable. . . .

Finally, we confront the crisis in our country's cultural values. We're not prudes, but we've had it with the filth and violence that pollute much of the media.

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