HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Bob McDonnell, Virginia G... » Reply #6
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Response to Galraedia (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:19 PM

6. He was the one who raised the curtain.

Bob McDonnell, Wikipedia

Thesis

McDonnell's 1989 thesis for Regent University was a 93-page document titled The Republican Party's Vision for the Family: The Compelling Issue of The Decade. The document explored the rise in the numbers of divorces and illegitimate births, and examined public policies that may have contributed to that increase and proposed solutions. The document gained attention in the campaign because it outlined a 15-point conservative agenda, including 10 points McDonnell pursued during his years in the General Assembly, according to press analysis.
This agenda includes opposition to abortion, support for school vouchers and covenant marriage, and tax policies that favor heterosexual families. In his thesis, McDonnell wrote "government policy should favor married couples over 'cohabitators, homosexuals or fornicators.'" McDonnell "described working women and feminists as 'detrimental' to the family."

McDonnell "criticized a landmark 1965 Supreme Court decision" which legalized the use of contraceptives, writing that "man's basic nature is inclined towards evil, and when the exercise of liberty takes the shape of pornography, drug abuse, or homosexuality, the government must restrain, punish, and deter."


Bob McDonnell's Thesis

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 36 replies Author Time Post
Galraedia Mar 2012 OP
Cirque du So-What Mar 2012 #1
Botany Mar 2012 #2
xxqqqzme Mar 2012 #3
Roy Rolling Mar 2012 #4
Surya Gayatri Mar 2012 #5
LineReply He was the one who raised the curtain.
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2012 #6
SemperEadem Mar 2012 #21
AlbertCat Mar 2012 #29
anti-alec Mar 2012 #32
Botany Mar 2012 #33
nobodyspecial Mar 2012 #7
gratuitous Mar 2012 #8
Brigid Mar 2012 #25
MicaelS Mar 2012 #9
semillama Mar 2012 #19
atreides1 Mar 2012 #10
mudstump Mar 2012 #11
crunch60 Mar 2012 #12
polichick Mar 2012 #13
shcrane71 Mar 2012 #14
ProfessionalLeftist Mar 2012 #15
ProfessionalLeftist Mar 2012 #16
aquart Mar 2012 #17
Brigid Mar 2012 #26
Kelvin Mace Mar 2012 #18
SemperEadem Mar 2012 #20
NICO9000 Mar 2012 #22
Dawson Leery Mar 2012 #23
hamsterjill Mar 2012 #24
GiveMeFreedom Mar 2012 #27
jwirr Mar 2012 #28
tanyev Mar 2012 #30
nolabear Mar 2012 #31
socialindependocrat Mar 2012 #34
sofa king Mar 2012 #35
ck4829 Mar 2012 #36
Please login to view edit histories.