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Bush Team Trimming Clinton-like Decrees in U.N.
AgapePress ^ | 6/18/02

Posted on 06/19/2002 10:05:02 AM PDT by Jean S

(AgapePress) - In almost stark contrast to a report indicating the White House has written off conservative issues on the domestic front, Associated Press is reporting the Bush Administration is working with the Vatican and Muslim nations to reverse many of President Clinton’s policies at the United Nations.

“It is truly a new day at the U.N.,” White House spokesman Tim Goeglein tells AP. “The Bush Administration has a very important and a different policy position [than the previous administration] -- whether it’s family, whether it’s life, whether it is the centrality of marriage and children. In fact, it is the difference between night and day.”

And promoters of abortion and homosexual rights are expressing alarm at their loss of influence over the American agenda at the United Nations.

“On many of the social-policy questions,” Goeglein says, “that is to say, the questions of family and children and life and marriage, we tend to be in concert with some of the Muslim countries.” He said the U.S. tends to be in concert with the Vatican, and the important thing now is to move the right policy initiatives ahead in the U.N.

For instance, last month, the U.S. delegation worked with nations like Iran and Sudan to block a United Nations declaration that would have said children are entitled to “reproductive health services,” which could have been interpreted to include abortion.

“Where we can find commonality with, perhaps, unconventional allies, we will do so," Goeglein says. "The president has been very clear about his policies of family, marriage, children, and the centrality of the family -- and where we can find commonality, we intend to move ahead.”

The Bush Administration’s U.N. policy team includes former Vatican advisor John Klink, Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America and Paul Bonicelli of Patrick Henry College.


Associated Press contributed to this story.


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1 posted on 06/19/2002 10:05:02 AM PDT by Jean S
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To: JeanS

Any questions Mr. President?

2 posted on 06/19/2002 10:09:19 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: JeanS
Incrementalism works both ways...
3 posted on 06/19/2002 10:09:52 AM PDT by eureka!
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To: MJY1288; Howlin; the_right_way; crystalk; Mo1
This is a blow to the Axis of Whining Weasels and GWB's Nattering Nabobs of Negativism!
4 posted on 06/19/2002 10:16:42 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: eureka!
Very true. Very true.
5 posted on 06/19/2002 10:18:10 AM PDT by hchutch
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To: JeanS
"In almost stark contrast to a report indicating the White House has written off conservative issues on the domestic front, Associated Press is reporting the Bush Administration is working with the Vatican and Muslim nations to reverse many..."

I wish they'd worded this differently.

6 posted on 06/19/2002 10:23:31 AM PDT by monkeywrench
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To: Clara Lou
They have their thread of negativity up and running, All the usual suspects are there :-)
7 posted on 06/19/2002 10:32:59 AM PDT by MJY1288
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To: Clara Lou
Naaaa .. they'll still find something to complain about
8 posted on 06/19/2002 10:34:07 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: Miss Marple; PhiKapMom; Howlin; Amelia

Well I wonder what the "AWWs" will think of this. Most of them won't even admit this is being done I suspect.. Anyone have a ping list to use for this?

9 posted on 06/19/2002 10:44:08 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport
No, they are all too busy griping that President Bush wants to give money to help fight AIDS in Africa. I thought I would just let them wax eloquently on that thread and leave them alone. LOL!
10 posted on 06/19/2002 11:12:58 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple; JohnHuang2
Oh they wax eloquently about many things.... even their dislike for exit polling data....

JH can you hit this with a ping and maybe help spread it around a bit.
11 posted on 06/19/2002 11:16:15 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport
I'm sure we'll hear about this soon enough from herr hillary about "how this administration has undermined all the good things my husband did, blah, blah, blah"
12 posted on 06/19/2002 11:21:03 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: JeanS
BTTT
13 posted on 06/19/2002 11:25:32 AM PDT by IoCaster
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To: Miss Marple
I made the mistake of posting on that thread, some moron called me a "sodomized goat republican" LOL, I knew it was gonna get ugly after that. But they did like the Axis of Whining Weasels" gif :-)
14 posted on 06/19/2002 11:26:22 AM PDT by MJY1288
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To: *UN_List; madfly
Bump list and fyi
15 posted on 06/19/2002 11:49:58 AM PDT by Free the USA
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To: DoughtyOne

16 posted on 06/19/2002 11:54:00 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: MJY1288
Remember, LIBERALtarians are ANTI virtually every pro-life and pro-family tenet that most Christians/Republicans advocate. Why do you think they are so hostile to President Bush?! The ONLY thing they want is just enough government to finance a minimalist military (for domestic purposes only); otherwise, they would be quite happy with complete ANARCHY!!
17 posted on 06/19/2002 11:58:14 AM PDT by DrDeb
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I've seen this flag a number of times. You know, we should start flying these things with the question included! People should have to confront that question.
18 posted on 06/19/2002 12:07:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: MJY1288
It's good to hear there are some Bush administration policies being implemented somewhere that will upset the liberals.
19 posted on 06/19/2002 12:07:52 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: Free the USA; Fish out of Water; Libertarianize the GOP; seamole; A. Pole; Agrarian; Alamo-Girl; ...
I am not a Republican. I did not vote for Bush. I have not been happy with our country's involvement with the UN. But I don't hesitate to give my President credit for taking this action. I am thrilled. I know others here will feel the same.

Not being a political junkie for most of my life leaves me wondering why so much of the debate over politics (not just here) is conducted on such a childish level.
20 posted on 06/19/2002 12:09:19 PM PDT by madfly
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To: JeanS
Nice to hear GWB hasn't decided to abandon every conservative issue. Hopefully he'll make a few more moves to the right, but I won't get my hopes up.
21 posted on 06/19/2002 12:14:59 PM PDT by nravoter
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To: Clara Lou
That's ridiculous!! Most of us who are critical of some Administration policies are absolutely deLIGHTed when the President moves in the correct direction. We do not support persons, but the Constitution, and while I love the man personally, I believe it is important to hold his feet to the fire when he moves in the wrong direction.
22 posted on 06/19/2002 12:17:39 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: Clara Lou
This is a blow to the Axis of Whining Weasels and GWB's Nattering Nabobs of Negativism!

So true, but most of them will probably find a way to twist it anyway!

23 posted on 06/19/2002 12:20:53 PM PDT by billva
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To: DoughtyOne
I'm all for that DO !

WE NEED A KOFI BREAK !
DUMP THE U.N. NOW ! !

24 posted on 06/19/2002 12:33:08 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Sam, your US/UN flag is terrific. It's going on the rear window of my car.
25 posted on 06/19/2002 12:34:16 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: DoughtyOne; Bloody Sam Roberts
Yes, BSR, let's see some more of these!

From Article:
The Bush Administration’s U.N. policy team includes former Vatican advisor John Klink, Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America and Paul Bonicelli of Patrick Henry College.

What is the UN Policy Team? I did a googly on it and can find nothing. Perhaps this is something new.
26 posted on 06/19/2002 12:35:16 PM PDT by madfly
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To: DrDeb
The ONLY thing they want is just enough government to finance a minimalist military (for domestic purposes only); otherwise, they would be quite happy with complete ANARCHY!!

Would you classify reducing the Fedgov to it's Constitutional limits as Anarchy?

27 posted on 06/19/2002 12:38:05 PM PDT by MrB
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To: DLfromthedesert
Don't you people EVER get it? In order to protect the constitution, you have to have a president who CARES about this country. Who the heck would you vote for who would do everything YOU want done? And who else would vote for him? NOBODY! And if, somehow, he got elected, you'd STILL be out there complaining.
28 posted on 06/19/2002 12:39:51 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: madfly
Good question. I would think it must be a Bush policy group, to advise on our approach to dealing with the UN. Perhaps others have heard of it.
29 posted on 06/19/2002 12:43:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DLfromthedesert
I agree with you 100%, because I'm a Fundamental Constitutionalist. No matter who the President is, I'll feel just fine "complaining" when he tramples the Constitution, no matter what the Bush-bots and/or big-tent Republicans have to say about it.
30 posted on 06/19/2002 12:44:50 PM PDT by newgeezer
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To: MrB
***Would you classify reducing the Fedgov to it's Constitutional limits as Anarchy?***

No, I wouldn't classify it as anarchy. But there's not a single senator who would vote for it. If he/she did, they'd lose their next bid for re-election, because they'd have no pork to bring home to the voters. You're spitting into the wind.

31 posted on 06/19/2002 12:45:56 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: newgeezer
Read my reply on #28.
32 posted on 06/19/2002 12:47:20 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: kitkat
It seems to me a lot of people voted for Ronald Reagan.

I'm not asking for a President who does EVERYthing I want. I would just rather he didn't cede so much to the Dems, especially on matters of property rights vs phony environmentalism.

Furthermore, criticism is NOT a bad thing. It's how we get better as persons, as states, as nations.

If all you want is a bunch of "Yes" "Rah Rah" people no matter what the President does, you're setting yourself up for a dictatorship. Criticism and dissent are great American values.

33 posted on 06/19/2002 12:48:38 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: newgeezer
I agree. It says across the FreeRepublic Logo on front page, Defending the Constitution.
34 posted on 06/19/2002 12:49:18 PM PDT by madfly
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To: DLfromthedesert; kitkat
Furthermore, I heard a LOT of Clintonistas caling C-SPAN during his impeachment saying "He CAAAAARES about us", so how does caring protect the Constitution?
35 posted on 06/19/2002 12:51:46 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: DLfromthedesert
Obvously, Clinton did NOT care about this country. Bush is honest and sincere. And, YES, I back him up because we FINALLY have a good president and we must back him up so that he'll have four more years to help this country. You don't like that? TOUGH!
36 posted on 06/19/2002 12:57:00 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Thanks; I've been looking for that!


37 posted on 06/19/2002 12:57:03 PM PDT by brityank
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To: DLfromthedesert
***If all you want is a bunch of "Yes" "Rah Rah" people no matter what the President does, you're setting yourself up for a dictatorship. Criticism and dissent are great American values.***

If we DON'T back up a good president when we have one, we'll end up with Hillary Clinton as president.

38 posted on 06/19/2002 12:59:20 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: kitkat
LOL!!! Please take your BP meds and call me in the morning.
39 posted on 06/19/2002 1:00:19 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: deport
"Well I wonder what the "AWWs" will think of this. Most of them won't even admit this is being done I suspect.. Anyone have a ping list to use for this?"

We'll watch for results, not words. Bush has a tendancy to take one step to the right, get people somewhat optomistic, then follow quickly with 3 steps closer to One World Governance.

BTW, how's he doing on Constitutional matters? Still a Strict Constitutional Constructionist?

40 posted on 06/19/2002 1:01:00 PM PDT by rdavis84
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To: kitkat
Kitkat, some people only feel "happy" when they wallow in "misery". And they will search for misery in smallest nook and cranny.

Those are the ones you see on the Bush bashing threads.

41 posted on 06/19/2002 1:05:35 PM PDT by Dane
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To: DLfromthedesert
If all you want is a bunch of "Yes" "Rah Rah" people no matter what the President does, you're setting yourself up for a dictatorship. Criticism and dissent are great American values.

Well said.

42 posted on 06/19/2002 1:07:05 PM PDT by browardchad
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To: DLfromthedesert
***LOL!!! Please take your BP meds and call me in the morning.***

Aww, com'on! You can't think of a better argument that that? Pretty lame! Guess you figure an insult will hurt my feelings, huh? This is war, buddy, and I'll back my president to my dying breath.

43 posted on 06/19/2002 1:07:32 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: Dane
LOL! Thanks, but this IS a Bush/bashing thread. However, I agree with every word you said.
44 posted on 06/19/2002 1:10:49 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: newgeezer
I'm curious. As a theoretical construct, how does a knee jerk "BUSH-BOT" differ from a knee jerk "BUCH-BASHER"?
46 posted on 06/19/2002 1:14:27 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: kitkat
Obviously, the Bush bashers have lost the meaning of this thread.

***The Bush Administration has a very important and a different policy position [than the previous administration] -- whether it’s family, whether it’s life, whether it is the centrality of marriage and children. In fact, it is the difference between night and day.”***

Instead of celebrating President Bush's initiative against the UN, they're complaining about other issues. NOTHING PLEASES THESE PEOPLE.

47 posted on 06/19/2002 1:15:41 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: MrB
Address the first part of my statement and I might feel inspired to address your response!
48 posted on 06/19/2002 1:16:15 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: Violet St
***So we have a choice of Democrat creeping socialism or Republican creeping socialism?***

You Bush bashers are losing your touch. That was an empty argument. You're boring me.

50 posted on 06/19/2002 1:19:36 PM PDT by kitkat
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