President George H.W. Bush. 41 st President of the United States. "I can tell you this: If I'm ever in a position to call the shots, I'm not going to rush to send somebody else's kids into a war.“ - George Bush.
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President George H.W. Bush
41st President of the United States
"I can tell you this: If I'm ever in a position to call the shots, I'm not going to rush to send somebody else's kids into a war.“- George Bush
“‘These are the times that try men’s souls.’ But even as planes of the multinational forces attack Iraq, I prefer to think of peace, not war. I am convinced not only that we will prevail, but that out of the horror of combat will come the recognition that no nation will be permitted to brutally assault its neighbor.”
- President George Bush
12/18/11“A president is neither prince nor pope, and I don’t seek a window on men’s souls”
- George H.W. Bush
Bush Domestic Affairs
“The future is not an inheritance, it is an opportunity and an obligation…The most important family policy, urban policy, labor policy, minority policy, and foreign policy America can have is an expanding entrepreneurial economy of high-wage, high-skilled jobs.”
- Bill Clinton
ATF raided compound, 51 day seige took place
Led by David Koresh
76 people died, including 21 children and two pregnant women when the compound was set on fire from within
Anti government act of domestic terrorism committed when Timothy McVeigh set off a truck bomb outside the federal building killing 168 people killed and wounding 680 others.
Committed on the anniversary of the Waco Siege ending/fire
Provoked National Debate:
Regarding gun control laws, guns violence involving youths.
High school cliques, subcultures, bullying and intervention
Role of violent video games/movies in American society
Increased emphasis on school security
"The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state controlled police are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy....”
- Edward Abbey (American author)
"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.“
Should assault weapons be banned?
Should there be background checks and waiting periods for gun purchases?
Should high capacity clips be banned? (anything over 10 rounds)
1/10/11"Segregation is no longer the law, but too often separation is still the rule."
- Bill Clinton, 1997
Free trade agreement under Clinton
Effects are controversial; lowers cost of goods, creates opportunities for American companies
Lost jobs to Mexico with available cheap labor