"So no liberal is going to win a debate that big government freed the slaves."
“On my way over, I was reading another story about a distant place where thugs had put 400,000 children out in the streets. And then I realized that was a story about the Chicago teachers strike. But we’ve got to think of good things.”
And we're going to charge taxes on Christmas trees so they can start another government agency to promote Christmas trees. We don't need to do that at the federal level.
"I've said it often and I believe it—the bigger government gets, the smaller God gets. As people become more dependent on government, less dependent on God."
Probably the most heart-wrenching experiences I’ve had over the last several days is when naturalized American citizens who have immigrated here from Germany, Iran and other countries, they come up to me and they say why are we doing what so many have fled from? Why don’t Americans see what we’re doing? And I’ve realized that these people who’ve lived under socialist type economies, and totalitarianism, they know where we’re headed if we don’t turn things around.
"I would have given the same answer [bar homosexuals from teaching] when asked if a single woman, who was pregnant and living with her boyfriend, should be hired to teach my third-grade children."