I can be plenty frustrated and not have to constantly portray myself as upset and angry at the world.

James Lankford

James Lankford

Profession: Politician
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

The different Washington, D.C.-based groups and the different special interest groups, they all want to be able to pick who they want to be a senator. They don't speak for everyone, and they definitely don't speak for Oklahomans.

I'm not a 'messiah' coming to change Washington. I don't come with a political background, so I think it's part of my responsibility to raise my hand and say 'Why?' Folks don't just want smaller government; they want an efficient small government.

As we see thousands of public and private Christmas trees and nativity displays around the country, they remind us again of the powerful American value built into our Constitution: our freedom of religion.

President Obama and I disagree on policy with Israel. He seems to say... 'We want peace, but we want to act like Switzerland. We're going to be a neutral party to everyone.' I think that's negotiating from weakness.

No matter where I travel in the state, people want to talk about education.

I firmly believe the Senate should see more voting and debate and less standing around and waiting for backroom deals.

I don't want to go home and tell my wife and my girls, 'I was gone last week because I had to do a press release.'

Americans honor and respect each other's faith, and we honor those that choose to have no faith.

At times, conservatives become defined by their volume rather than by their ideas.

Centralized national decision-making on education reduces the role of the parent and the local districts.

Assad has to be removed, and then you have to actually put someone in that is a qualified leader that can start to build some trust in that area.

Al Qaeda likes to coordinate, have a central command to be able to send out emissaries around that they have highly trained and say, 'This is the moment we're going to do a large-scale attack.'

Let's set aside our political and ideological differences and take a moment to love our families, hug our children, parents and grandparents and through love and respect, strengthen the bonds that made us the greatest nation on Earth.

What they have done, ISIS is very well outspoken about how much they hate our freedom, who we are as Americans.