from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. The moral and social values traditionally maintained and affirmed within a family.
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- n. Political and social beliefs that hold the nuclear family to be the essential ethical and moral unit of society.
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When I think of the ridicule Dan got for talking about family values in 1992, and now hear our opponents talking about them in 1994 without ridicule, it hurts me for the Quayles.
And Tipper Gore would express the frustration one day in the dining room at NAVOBS when she angrily observed that with the problems that Clinton had, he probably wouldn’t have won in 1992 without the family values exemplified by the Gores.
Clearly, however, this is not the case: obviously there have always been good people in every culture and religion, but specifically the Isian religion of that time placed great emphasis on personal responsibility and morality, on upholding family values and respect for all people.