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.