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What I learned growing up on the farm was a way of life that was centered on hard work, and on faith and on thrift. Those values have stuck with me my whole life.



As Americans, we don’t see the role of government as guaranteeing outcomes, but allowing free men and women to flourish based on their own vision, their hard work and their personal responsibility.



Tell the trial lawyers to get out of your state and to quit costing businessmen and women.



Obamacare has got everyone on edge. I mean, small business - men and women or big business are sitting out there saying we have no idea what this is going to cost, but we know it’s going to cost us and cost us a lot.



As Americans, we don’t see the role of government as guaranteeing outcomes, but allowing free men and women to flourish based on their own vision, their hard work and their personal responsibility.



But if you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they’ve been brought there by no fault of their own, I don’t think you have a heart. We need to be educating these children, because they will become a drag on our society.



I got all the respect in the world for the front-runners in this race, but ask yourself: If we replace a Democratic insider with a Republican insider, you think we’re really going to change Washington, D.C.? You don’t have to settle for Washington and Wall Street insiders who supported the Wall Street bailout and the Obamacare individual mandate.



This administration in Washington that’s in power now clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need, but it’s the most qualified to make the most central decisions for every American in every area.



The fact is there is forgiveness for those who seek God. And I believe in the power of redemption.



I mean, Dodd-Frank is strangling small community banks. It doesn’t make any difference what the interest rate is. They’re not - they’re not going to loan the money because they can’t make any money for one thing plus the cost of compliance.



As Americans, we realize that there is no taxpayer money that wasn’t first earned through the sweat and toil of one of our citizens.



You got to have a courageous president to stand up and says, listen, if - if you send a bill to me that spends more money than what we’ve coming in, I’ll veto it. I mean, I’m going to try to work with you the best I can, but I’m going to veto it.



And I think most people in this country want to see a president that’s got the courage to say we’re going to cut the tax burden, and reduce the regulatory climate, and we’re going to get Americans working.



America needs jobs, smaller government, less spending and a president with the courage to offer more than yet another speech.



It is time to change our policy of appeasement toward the Palestinians, to strengthen our ties with the nation of Israel.



I got all the respect in the world for the front-runners in this race, but ask yourself: If we replace a Democratic insider with a Republican insider, you think we’re really going to change Washington, D.C.? You don’t have to settle for Washington and Wall Street insiders who supported the Wall Street bailout and the Obamacare individual mandate.



Somebody has to tell the E.P.A. that we don’t need you monkeying around and fiddling around and getting in our business with every kind of regulation you can dream up. You’re doing nothing more than killing jobs. It’s a cemetery for jobs at the E.P.A.



We need to stop apologizing for celebrating life. We need to stop apologizing for wanting to protect an individual’s right to build a business.



Obamacare has got everyone on edge. I mean, small business - men and women or big business are sitting out there saying we have no idea what this is going to cost, but we know it’s going to cost us and cost us a lot.



Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry.



As Americans, we don’t see the role of government as guaranteeing outcomes, but allowing free men and women to flourish based on their own vision, their hard work and their personal responsibility.



Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or ’the ability to vote with your feet.’ If you don’t support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol - don’t come to Texas. If you don’t like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don’t move to California.



Our shared conservative values, our belief in the individual is the great hope of our nation.



We’ve got the wind at our back right now. Americans are waking up to the realities of their previous choices. We must keep America moving back to preeminence because our values and conservative ideas are the world’s greatest hope.



My hope is that that person will come forward that can win the presidency that we can all get behind.



My deal is have a flat, simple tax. And - Americans want - Americans I hope - aspire to be - be wealthy. I hope they aspire to have a better quality of life. And we have this class warfare that’s going on now. And I don’t agree with that. I’m interested in people getting to work.



I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses.



I stand before you as the governor of Texas but also stand before you the son of two tenant farmers. Ray Perry who came home after 35 bombing missions over Europe to work his little corner of land out there and Amelia who made sure that my sister Milla and I had everything that we needed, included hand sewing my clothes until I went off to college.



When the good lord calls you home, the government ought not come get your home.



When a criminal breaks into your home I’ll let the liberals call the lawyer. I’m going to call Smith & Wesson.