When I took the oath of office, I pledged loyalty to only one special interest group - â€˜We the peopleâ€™.
It's not fair to say that Congress spends money like a drunk sailor. At least the sailor is spending his own money!
If a tax hike makes it to my desk, I'll veto it in less time than it takes Vanna White to turn the letters V-E-T-O!
Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.
More than any gift or toy, ornament of tree, let us resolve that this Christmas shall be, like that first Christmas, a celebration of interior treasures.
You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we're not bound by that same limitation? We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow.
Accepting a government grant with its accompanying rules is like marrying a girl and finding out her entire family is moving in with you before the honeymoon.
They say hard work never hurt anybody, but I figure why take the chance.
Regimes planted by bayonets do not take root.
'Trust-me' government asks that we concentrate our hopes and dreams on one man, that we trust him to do what's best for us. My view of government places trust not in one person or one party, but in those values that transcend persons and parties.
Yes, the deficit doctors have their scalpels out all right, but they're not poised over the budget. That's as fat as ever and getting fatter. What they're ready to operate on is your wallet.
More than a decade ago, a Supreme Court decision literally wiped off the books of fifty states statutes protecting the rights of unborn children. Abortion on demand now takes the lives of up to 1.5 million unborn children a year. Human life legislation ending this tragedy will some day pass the Cong
You know, it was only a generation ago that actors couldn't be buried in the churchyard.
Revenues should be increased not by increasing the tax rates on the individual but by building a bigger economy for everybody.
We've gone astray from first principles. We've lost sight of the rule that individual freedom and ingenuity are at the very core of everything that we've accomplished. Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.
A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must....be undaunted when the going gets tough.
Only our deep moral values and our strong social institutions can hold back that jungle and restrain the darker impulses of human nature.
By working together, pooling our resources and building on our strengths, we can accomplish great things.
I have only one thing to say to the tax increasers: Go ahead, make my day.
In some dim beginning, man created the institution of government as a convenience for himself. And, ever since that time, government has been doing its best to become an inconvenience.
Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself.
Wearing love beads and touting our sincerity will not make this a safer world.
Our country and state have a special obligation to work toward the stabilization of our own population so as to credibly lead other parts of the world toward population stabilization.
The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose.
If we miss this chance to make a fresh start, we may look back on this moment from some later vantage point and realize how much that failure cost us all.
As a nation, we must choose between the sanctity of life ethic and the quality of life ethic. I have no trouble identifying the answer our nation has always given to this basic question, and the answer that I hope and pray it will give in the future.
If politics were a musical, it would be "Promises, Promises".
Here you discover that so long as books are kept open, then minds can never be closed.
Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known.