Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
My basic rule is that I want people who don't want a job in government.
The Federalist Society is changing the culture of our nation's law schools. You are returning the values and concepts of law as our founders understood them to scholarly dialogue, and through that dialogue, to our legal institutions.
I miss going to church, but I think the Lord understands.
I believe the best social program is a job.
I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.
Our leaders must remember that education doesn't begin with some isolated bureaucrat in Washington. It doesn't even begin with state or local officials. Education begins in the home, where it is a parental right and responsibility.
If there's one observation that rings true in today's changing world, it is that freedom and peace go hand in hand.
I believe this nation hungers for a spiritual revival; hungers to once again see honor placed above political expediency; to see government once again the protector of our liberties, not the distributor of gifts and privilege. Government should uphold and not undermine those institutions which are c
I believe that George Washington knew the City of Man cannot survive without the City of God; that the Visible City will perish without the Invisible City.
We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
If you put it on the table as a bargaining chip, it becomes a bargaining chip
Facts are stubborn things.
There's no question I am an idealist, which is another way of saying 'I am an American.'
My mother told me that everything in life happened for a purpose. She said all things were part of God's plan, even the most disheartening setbacks, and in the end, everything worked out for the best.
All of us should remember that the federal government is not some mysterious institution comprised of buildings, files and paper. The people are the government. What we create we ought to be able to control.
Every year, an average of 9,200 Americans are murdered by handguns, according to Department of Justice statistics. This does not include suicides or the tens of thousands of robberies, rapes and assaults committed with handguns. This level of violence must be stopped.
Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself.
When PLO sniper fire is followed by 14 hours of Israeli bombardment, that's stretching the definition of defensive action too far.
People who think a tax boost will cure inflation are the same ones who believe another drink will cure a hangover.
Our nation was built and civilized by men and women who used guns in self-defense and in pursuit of peace. One wonders indeed, if the rising crime rate, isn't due as much as anything to the criminal's instinctive knowledge that the average victim no longer has means of self-protection.
Abraham Lincoln freed the black man. In many ways, Dr. King freed the white man. How did he accomplish this tremendous feat? Where others - white and black - preached hatred, he taught the principles of love and nonviolence.
Freedom is indivisible - there is no "s" on the end of it. You can erode freedom, diminish it, but you cannot divide it and choose to keep "some freedoms" while giving up others.
Wearing love beads and touting our sincerity will not make this a safer world.
With our eyes fixed on the future, but recognizing the realities of today, we will achieve our destiny to be as a shining city on a hill for all mankind to see.
No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size.
I told you once that [our marriage] was like an adolescent's dream of what marriage should be like. That hasn't changed.
I'd like to harness their youthful energy with a strap.
Regimes planted by bayonets do not take root... Our military strength is a prerequisite to peace, but let it be clear we maintain this strength in the hope it will never be used, for the ultimate determinant in the struggle that's now going on in the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of
The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.