The next president needs to know foreign policy and not learn it on the job.
Unborn children do not have a voice, but they are young members of the human family. It is time to look at the unborn child, and recognize that it is really a young human, who can feel pain and should be treated with care.
My faith makes me willing to do things that may look like there's going to be a lot of physical difficulty. And you just go ahead and do it because you truly believe it's the right thing to do.
Dick Durbin's a worthy opponent on any debate. He's very intelligent, quick. Knows his facts and puts them forward well.
Immigration is a volatile issue, but we're in the middle of it now, and probably the worst thing to do is to not do anything. Everybody recognizes the current system is not working the way we want it to work. It has huge flaws to it; need to do something.
There is a disturbing reincarnation of socialist and nationalist dictatorships raising their heads around the world and even in our own back yard. You see it in places like Venezuela and Bolivia, stoked in no small part by Cuba, and also in Central Asia, and troubling trends in Russia and China.
At my core, what I think we need to do is to get the basics right again. We need to rebuild our family structure, stay away from redefining marriage, and stand by marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
I strongly support an 'all-of-the-above' energy policy that includes additional development of wind, clean coal, and bio-fuels.
Kansas is great - and great for America, when, more and more, we honor every human life everywhere.
No government should ever be big enough to substitute for the family.
Prioritizing spending and maximizing the effectiveness of taxpayer dollars is absolutely essential. We must draw the line, realigning programs when necessary and also eliminating failed programs.
In the aftermath of September 11, it has been made clear to us that our foreign policy can no longer afford to narrowly focus on short-term benefits. For our nation's long-term security, we must be active in promoting American values abroad through our foreign policy.
We must do everything we can to be more aggressive in confronting Syria about what they are doing in Iraq.
I do believe in the separation of church and state. But I don't think separation of church and state means you have to be free from your faith.
I do a number of things working on human rights issues, prison recidivism rates, and then I also push and have worked a lot on the social issues of rebuilding the family.
It is time for the government of China to stop holding innocent religious figures in captivity merely for peacefully protesting China's occupation of Tibet.
Budgets are matters of priority and prioritizing. It's a high priority.
Frankly, one of the problems we have in the country is we're not forming enough families. And that is hurting our economic work, and it's hurting our economic projections, because the best place for a child is within a strong family unit.
Our focus is on helping people develop the skills to find and keep a job. Instead of focusing on a war against poverty, we will focus on fighting for the poor among us by offering them hope and opportunity.
My dad farmed, my granddad was a farmer. I wanted to be a farmer.
None of us takes amending the Constitution lightly. The plain fact is this amendment has been exhaustively studied and it really is time to act.
I voted yes for ANWR, and I would support those in other places, environmentally sound.
My mother was a union member. She was a mail carrier, a rural mail carrier. She called herself a 'postal packin' grandma' for a good period of time.
Jon Kyl did a really good job of presenting a case and moving issues. John McCain probably is one of the more effective legislators, getting things on through the process. I always thought, too - and this may seem kind of odd - Richard Shelby was just an effective guy a lot of times at stopping things.
I'd just come through cancer in 1995. Which really changed my soul. It really did. It changed me... It made my faith alive - and real. God's real.
I support strongly the expansion of nuclear power because that is one of the key ways of getting electricity generated and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Conservatives sometimes forget that limiting government is not an end in itself but a means to a better society.
I think the United Nations is a useful format to discuss matters, but I think it's a weak institution in being able to carry out matters and, in many respects even, it has been harmful on things like human rights.
Along with Senator Lieberman and others, I introduced the Energy Security Bill to use existing technologies with a variety of tax incentives to reduce our dependence on oil.
I'm a Ronald Reagan conservative, I'm an economic conservative, I'm strong military. But I also voice and speak and work hard on the social issues.
Beijing, much as it has done with Hong Kong, persists in equating 'people power' with instability.
I want to make it to Heaven and be as good an influence on others as I can in that process.
I love serving in the government. I love serving in the Senate.
Our culture is at its best when we protect and encourage the weakest. Every life - at every stage, in every place - has a dignity beyond our imagining.
Too often, while well-intentioned, our poverty programs fail the poor. They fail them by keeping them in cycles of dependency.
I believe we are created in the image of God for a particular purpose, and I believe that with all my heart.
I am one who believes that the market, properly incentivized, can consistently outperform government regulation on achieving objectives.
Instead of getting angry at somebody for opposing you on something, you're just praying for them. You just pray blessings on them, blessings on their family.
We must take proactive steps to promote democracy and human rights abroad.
I think we have to secure our borders and make sure that people coming in are coming here not to do us harm.
I want to expand the compassionate conservative agenda. I believe life begins in the womb, and we should protect it. But it extends to a child in Darfur or someone living in poverty.
Every human - especially the most vulnerable, the unborn, the infirm, those ravaged by age and those desperate in despair - should be protected in law, loved, and told repeatedly of their incredible beauty and worth.
I think we have lost track of a core Republican principle of limited government and balancing budgets and restraining federal spending. We have got to change the system.
The moral argument is that we give big business a huge tax break, and why do we do it? To get their jobs.
Everybody will say that they're not opposed to immigration; they're opposed to illegal immigration. That's what I'm saying.