Personally, I think Julian Assange is a hero.

Governments are run by people. People can be bad.

If the government mandates anything with a price tag on it, then it ought to fund the project.

Let's face it: WikiLeaks exists because the mainstream media haven't done their job.

I believe that the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin are two of the greatest rock bands ever!

After Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, I was heartened to see him issue an Open Government Initiative on his first full day in office.

I'm a warrior at heart; I'm an ex-Navy Seal. I'm too old to wage war anymore, and so now I wage it mentally. And so I find politics very stimulating; it's war without guns.

I will not be a Democrat or a Republican. They are the problem, not the solution. We need to abolish political parties in this country.

You have to accept the rule of law, even when it's inconvenient, if you're going to be a country that bides by the rule of law.

Government works less efficiently when it begins to grow out of control and takes on more and more of the responsibilities that belong to the citizens.

I think that when Americans go to vote, states should not list what party the candidates are affiliated with. That would require voters to actually think and get to know a candidate instead of voting for their favorite gang. 'Oh, this guy is a Republican, so he must be good.'

What do we have for veterans? Government-run health care. I understand that. Congressmen and senators... they get five choices of government-run health care. Why should a congressman and senator get anything more than a regular citizen does? Why are they privileged and the rest of us aren't?

People in this country need to understand when you go to any airport in the United States, you are not protected by the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. They can do anything they want to you, and there is no where you can go to seek redress.

I've jumped out of an airplane 34 times. I've dove 212 feet under water. I've done a lot of things that defied death.

I like surfing in Mexico a whole lot better than sitting with people in Washington that I don't even like.

As governor, there isn't a lot I can do beyond that to crack down on crime. Law enforcement is really a local issue. It's the cops' job to tighten down on criminals.

I don't support communism. I don't like that type of government.

When you live in Mexico, your houses all have names.

I don't have to muzzle myself when I'm a civilian. When you're a governor, you kind of have to do it, because you represent the whole state. You have to leave your personal opinions to yourself a lot. I learned that.

I find that the history books that we teach our kids with are not fully truthful, in my opinion.

All of us should have free choice when it comes to patriotic displays... a government wisely acting within its bounds will earn loyalty and respect from its citizens. A government dare not demand the same.

I believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not kill John Kennedy. I believe that.

Patriotism to your country is something that comes from your heart. It should be taught to you by your parents.

You can't legislate against stupidity.

A car is a 2,000 pound projectile that can go 100 miles an hour.

We call our country home of the brave and land of the free, but it's not. We give a false portrayal of freedom. We're not free - if we were, we'd allow people their freedom.

In February 2003, I signed a three-year contract with MSNBC to host a talk show. Having recently decided not to run again for governor of Minnesota, I was still a pretty hot commodity. The show was originally scheduled for an hour, four nights a week.

Republicans are not a political party. It's a mental condition.

My father used to always say to me that, you know, if a guy goes out to steal a loaf of bread to feed his family, they'll give him 10 years, but a guy can do white-collar crime and steal the money of thousands and he'll get probation and a slap on the wrist.

I believe in the America people's ability to govern themselves. If government would just get out of the way and allow them to lead their lives as they choose, they will succeed.

You need to hunt something that can shoot back at you to really classify yourself as a hunter. You need to understand the feeling of what it's like to go into the field and know your opposition can take you out.

It seems that elections today are more popularity than they are substantial issues.

Get every candidate to wear a NASCAR racing suit when they go debate; this way we can see how their sponsors really are.

When you reach a certain age in life, time becomes more important than money, and I think that happens in your 50s.

I think they should let gays in the military because we are the United States of America. And if a gay person wants to serve his or her country, why should they not be allowed to?

Democrats are so spineless, so afraid to go against the tide... but dissension is the greatest form of patriotism.

I'm a Slovak. And when I was growing up, I believed that I was Czechoslovakian because of what Russia did. They came in and took two separate countries - Slovakia and the Czech Republic - put them together as one.

Liberty is security. Freedom is security.

You can't put civil rights on the ballot.

My children were attacked by the Minnesota media when I was governor.

I do not support the third party movement anymore. I now advocate the abolishment of all political parties. We've allowed the parties to take over the government.

You're lucky if I watch 10 minutes of wrestling a month. Most of the time, I channel surf, and I lose interest after a few minutes.

Love is by far bigger than the government can ever be.

Congratulations, you have a sense of humor. And to those who didn't: Go stick your head in the mud.

I speak my mind. If it offends some people, well, there's not much I can do about that. But I'm going to be honest. I'm going to continue to speak my mind, and that's who I am.

I live in Mexico in the wintertime, and I live off the grid down there.

I've been water-boarded, and I speak from experience, and it's torture.

If I wanna be president, I probably can.

Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat.