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Gary Bauer is an American civil servant and conservative politician notable for his ties to several fundamentalist and evangelical Christian groups and campaigns. In 1973, Bauer received a law degree from Georgetown Law School. He served as Ronald Reagan's Under Secretary of Education and Domestic Policy Advisor from 1985 to 1989. In 2000, Bauer ran for the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States.
On the Issues
On social issues, Bauer is staunchly pro-life, supports a Constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, and prefers abstinence programs to current sex education programs. On foreign policy issues, Bauer supports strong ties with Israel, would not trade with China until the country improves its human rights record, and supports military action undertaken to ensure American security. On economic issues, Bauer supports income tax cuts and decreased regulation of small businesses, though considering his statements to the effect that Corporations should serve the U.S. as well as their shareholders and anti-WTO statements, one might classify Bauer as a conservative economic nationalist, as opposed to a laissez-faire supporter, in the mold of the Wall Street Journal.
Organizations with which Gary Bauer has been involved
- American Values, President
- Campaign for Working Families, Chairman
- Family Research Council, Past President
- New American Century
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