At its core, conservatism is not an anti-government movement, and it's not a no-government movement.
But those who believe that what our people desire is big government are living in a state of delusion.
I think the best thing that can happen to the Republican Party is that it is identified as a party organized around a set of principles, ideals and ideas for our future.
We can't stop talking about the importance of our values and our culture. We can't stop talking about them because the moral well-being of our people is directly linked to their economic well-being.
I am not now, nor will I ever be, a candidate for offensive coordinator of Iowa.
People are frustrated. This is the most generous country in the world when it comes to immigration. There are a million people a year who legally immigrate to the United States, and people feel like we're being taken advantage of. We feel like despite our generosity, we're being taken advantage of.
Americans chose a free enterprise system designed to provide a quality of opportunity, not compel a quality of results. And that is why this is only place in the world where you can open up a business in the spare bedroom of your home.
It's easier to sell cotton candy than it is to sell broccoli to somebody, but the broccoli is better for you, and the same thing with a limited government.
Climate is always evolving, and natural disaster have always existed.
If you know the only way to lose your seat is to get out-conservatived in a primary, you'll never let anyone get to your right.
My mother desperately wanted to give her kids a wholesome environment, and we were born into a traditional Catholic family.
I think there is a real misunderstanding about what the Tea Party movement is. The Tea Party movement is a sentiment in America that government is broken - both parties are to blame - and if we don't do something soon, this exceptional country will be lost, and it will become just like everybody else.
No matter where I go or what title I may achieve, I will always be the son of exiles.
I've seen how the left has used it to accuse opponents of their version of reform of being bigots and racists.
The more science learns, the more I'm convinced that God is real.
The American Dream is a term that is often used but also often misunderstood. It isn't really about becoming rich or famous. It is about things much simpler and more fundamental than that.
When I'm president of the United States, we're going to have a VA that cares more about our veterans than about the bureaucrats who work at the VA.
The private sector doesn't sit around and say - 'Well, since the president said we should do this, we should do it.'
The State of the Union address is always a reminder of how unique America is.
It has become starkly apparent to me that we lack any sort of strategic foreign policy view, and when I say 'we,' I mean the country in general, but in particular, the Republican Party.
Leaders at the highest levels of our government are undertaking a deliberate and systematic effort to redefine our government, our economy and our country.