Lincoln Chafee in 2012 Democratic National Convention speeches

On Abortion: A woman should make her own reproductive decisions

We believe in personal freedom. We do not want the government controlling our personal lives, or our most personal decisions.

Believing in freedom, as we do, we don't think it's the role of government to pass judgment on a relationship between two consenting adults, regardless of their orientation. Believing in freedom, we believe a woman should make her own reproductive decisions.

Source: 2012 Democratic National Convention speech Sep 6, 2012

On Environment: We believe in environmental stewardship

We love this land--literally. We believe in environmental stewardship--protecting our air and our water. Because despite what big business and this Republican Party would have you believe, destroying these precious resources will cost us far more in the future than preserving them now.
Source: 2012 Democratic National Convention speech Sep 6, 2012

On Foreign Policy: End prevailing attitude of arrogant reckless war

We take seriously the decision to enter into foreign entanglements. During the last Administration, then-Senator Obama and I shared a mutual desire to end the prevailing attitude of arrogance and recklessness on matters of war and peace that characterized those years.

President Obama knows that wars are not to be entered into lightly; he knows that overseas conflicts don't only do damage in the land in which they are fought, but in the land of those who fight them, as well.

Source: 2012 Democratic National Convention speech Sep 6, 2012

The above quotations are from Speeches at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte NC, Sept. 4-6, 2012.
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