"I always am going to err on the side of life."
"Inside every human being there are treasures to unlock."
"We need to get past the paperwork and to the people."
"I would support and be willing to lead a Human Life Amendment to the constitution."
"if anybody wants to believe they’re the descendants of a primate, they’re welcome to do it."
"The fact is, my friends, most Americans don't want more government. They want less government."
"People who are tired of K Street corruption and Wall Street greed are ready for Main Street Values."
"I wish we all would remember that being American is not just about the freedom we have. It's about those who gave it to us."
"We ought to be people
of compassion. And being people of compassion means we deny ourselves,
and our self centeredness."
"Centralized governments may care for you from cradle to grave, but they also control you. Most Americans don't want MORE government -- they want a lot less."
"Let me ask you, have ever met anybody when they were really sick say, "Oh my gosh, I have a desperate disease. Get me to Havana; I've got to have the best health care in the world."
"Pray a little more, work a little harder, save, wait, be patient and, most of all, live within our means. That's the American way. It's not spending ourselves into prosperity or taxing ourselves into prosperity."
"Here’s the clear “science:” When the male sperm and female egg join, a new and unique life form is created. At conception. Not at birth or viability, or when a lawyer says so. At conception this happens."
"Hurricane Katrina reminded us something- we all live below sea level. Protected by the levees of our health, our job, and our families. Those levees could break, and when they do, we could be in trouble."
"When our founding fathers put their signatures on the Declaration of Independence, those 56 brave people, most of whom by the way were clergymen, they said that we had certain inalienable rights given to us by our Creator."
"Some people ask me, ‘Are you one of those narrow-minded Baptists who think only Baptists are going to Heaven?' And I say, ‘Dear friend, I'm more narrow minded than that. I don't think all the Baptists are going to make it.'"
"Every single one of us as Americans need to remember that freedom did not come free, as we get on our knees tonight, thank God we live in a country where people are trying to break into, and not a country people are trying to break out of."
"In some ways, politics has become captive to the whole mindset of the eBay generation, with politics going to the highest bidder. The one who can raise the most cash rather than those who raise the highest level of consciousness and conscience."
"The reason that America is a great nation is because America is a special nation. And the reason America is a special nation is because it was founded by people who were first on their knees before they were on their feet. We are a nation rooted in our faith."
"Barack Obama's excellent adventure to Europe took his campaign for change to hundreds of thousands of people who don't even vote or pay taxes here. It's not what he took there that concerns me. It's what he brought back. Lots of ideas from Europe he'd like to see imported here."
"I believe the Bible is exactly what it is. It’s the word of revelation to us from God himself. I don’t fully comprehend and understand [it all], because the Bible is a revelation of an infinite god, and no finite person is ever going to fully understand it. If they do, their god is too small."
"Our freedom is tied to our individual souls, a gift from God, not from government. No one could take it from us, because no one gave it to us. It was instilled in me that because freedom was individual, that personal responsibility was individual. So I could not expect government to do for me what I was supposed to do for myself."
"Let us remember, as people of faith, that our primary mission is not to have a political ideology, it's to change the world so that every man, woman, boy, and girl can experience true freedom. Not just the freedom to speak out, but the freedom within to be all God ever intended for us to be. I would suggest that we need an evangelical version of Shock and Awe."
"Some wonder how a person so pro-life as me could accept the law of a death penalty. But a death sentence is a result of a lengthy and thorough judicial process applied to a person deemed guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. That’s far different from one person singularly deciding to end the life of a totally innocent and helpless unborn child. In that case, there is no process of justice, no evidence of guilt presented, no defense for the condemned child, and no appeal."
"The simplest way to an act of Fair Tax. That is the first thing I would love to do is put the IRS out of business and quit wasting the 10 billion dollars it costs to operate. If we had a fair tax it would eliminate all the various taxes hidden in our system it would be a revenue neutral its the best proposal we need to have. It's fairer, Flatter, and family friendly we had congress spend money like John Edwards was in a beauty shop."
"We don't need to focus on what we're against, but on what we're for. I don't like it when people say, ‘But you're against abortion!' I say, no I'm for life. I don't like it when people say, ‘But you're against gay marriage!' I say no, I'm for keeping marriage the only way it' ever been in history; and until Moses brings two stone tablets down from Brokeback Mountain that say we've changed the rules, we're going to keep it that way."
"We don't have a health care system. We have a health care maze. And we don't have a health care crisis. We have a health crisis. Eighty percent of the $2 trillion we spend on health care in this country is spent on chronic disease. If we don't change the health of this nation by focusing on prevention, we're never going to catch up with the costs no matter what plan we have. ... And we've got a situation with 10,000 baby boomers a day signing up for Social Security, going into the Medicare system. And I just want to remind everybody when all the old hippies find out that they get free drugs..."
"But I'm pro-life because I believe life begins at conception, and I believe that we should do everything possible to protect that life because it is the centerpiece of what makes us unique as an American people. We value the life of one as if it's the life of all, and that's why we go out for the 12-year-old Boy Scout in North Carolina when he's lost; that's why we look for the 13 miners in Sago, West Virginia, when the mine explodes; that's why we go looking for the hikers in Mount Hood, because we value life, and it's what separates us from the Islamic jihadists who are out to kill us. They celebrate death. They have a culture of death. Ours is a culture of life."
Compiled by Thomas George