Last updated on: 6/9/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

George H. W. Bush Biography

Title:
Former President of the United States of America
Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“But I don’t agree with a lot of – most of the positions of the ACLU. I simply don’t want to see the ratings on movies. I don’t want my ten year old grandchild to go into an X-rated movie. I like those ratings systems. I don’t think they’re right to try to take the tax exemption away from the Catholic Church. I don’t want to see the kiddie pornographic laws repealed; I don’t want to see ‘under God’ come out from our currency. Now, these are all positions of the ACLU. And I don’t agree with them.”

First Bush-Dukakis Presidential Debate, Sep. 25, 1988

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Board of Visitors, M.D. Anderson Hospital
  • Member, board, Episcopal Church Foundation
  • 41st President of the United States, 1989-1993
  • US Vice-President, 1981-1989
  • Director, CIA, 1976-1977
  • Chief of the US liaison office, Peking, 1974-1976
  • Chairman, Republican National Committee, 1972-1973
  • Ambassador to the United Nations, 1971-1972
  • US House of Representatives (R-TX), 1967-1971
  • Co-founder/president of Zapata Off-Shore Oil, 1954
  • Co-founded the Zapata Petroleum Corporation, 1953
  • Co-founded Bush-Overbey Oil Development Co., 1951
  • Active Duty during World War II, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals, 1942-1945
Education:
  • Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University, 1948
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Good for America?
  2. Is the ACLU Pro-Criminal?