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#1. Whether it's polygamy, whether it's adultery, whether it's sodomy, all of those things, are antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#2. There are certain skills that business people have that are - that are, in fact, helpful in - when it comes to being in political leadership. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#3. Prayer and hard work are a pretty good one-two punch to get things done. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#4. If you look at the big entertainment industry and their pursuit of the bottom line profits in exchange for producing content and distributing that content and marketing that content to inappropriate audiences, that's a problem for me. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#5. Is anyone saying same-sex couples can't love each other? I love my children. I love my friends, my brother. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. Should we call these relationships marriage, too? - Author: Rick Santorum
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#6. I dont know of one group of people thats more disliked than politicians
it may be the folks who gave us the Wall Street bailout. And thats where Mitt Romney comes from. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#7. We went into a recession in 2008 because of gasoline prices. The bubble burst in housing because people couldn't pay their mortgages because of $4 a gallon gasoline. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#8. Watching President Obama apologize last week for America's arrogance - before a French audience that owes its freedom to the sacrifices of Americans - helped convince me that he has a deep-seated antipathy toward American values and traditions. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#9. Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that's okay, contraception is okay. It's not okay. It's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#10. There are conservatives in Hollywood who make good movies. They just don't make conservative movies because that's not what gets funded. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#11. Governor Romney supported the bailout of Wall Street and decided not to support the bailout of Detroit. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#12. I've had the opportunity to spend some time with Donald Trump. He is - he - as you can imagine, I mean, he's a very engaging man. He's - he puts on an image as a lot of candidates and I think all of us do when we're in front of a microphone that's really tough and combative. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#13. I thank God that America still has one party that reaches out their hands in love to lift up all of God's children
born and unborn, and says that each of us has dignity and all of us have the right to live the American Dream. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#14. In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That's not to pick on homosexuality. It's not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing. And when you destroy that you have a dramatic impact on the quality ... - Author: Rick Santorum
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#15. My work with Patriot Voices actually dovetails very well into the work I'm going to be doing with EchoLight. I'll be traveling around the country, doing a lot of radio interviews, a lot of media interviews, so I don't see that as all inconsistent. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#16. Saddam Hussein was not an Islamist. He's not a radical jihadist. He's not a radical Muslim. I mean, he was a - he was a Baathist. He was a secular - even though he professed to be a good and devout Muslim. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#17. There is a difference between legitimate issues of character - someone's behavior - and the issue of whether someone who has done something wrong in their life, now because of those mistakes, can't talk about what is the right thing to do. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#18. I want to make sure that the American worker has an opportunity to see their wages rise and their incomes increase. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#19. Pick any other Republican in the country. He is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#20. I would be saying to the Iranians, you either open those facilities, begin to dismantle them and make them available to inspectors or we will degrade those facilities though air strikes. And make it very public that we are doing that. Iran would not get a nuclear weapon under my watch. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#21. This is an issue just like 9-11 ... We didn't decide we wanted to fight the war on terrorism because we wanted to. It was brought to us. And if not now, when? When the supreme courts in all the other states have succumbed to the Massachusetts version of the law? - Author: Rick Santorum
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#22. If you're a responsible business, you don't let things like that happen in your business that have an impact on the country. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#23. One of my opponents [Romney] recently said that it would take an act of God for me to win this primary. I agree with him. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#24. But the reason America is a great country, the reason is because our compassion is in our laws. And when we live by those laws and we treat everybody equally under the law, that's when people feel good about being Americans. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#25. All the people who live in the West Bank are Israelis, they're not Palestinians. There is no 'Palestinian.' This is Israeli land. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#26. My feeling is, well, if it's my money, I have a right to judge. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#27. Satan has his sights on the United States of America! - Author: Rick Santorum
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#28. Stand up for your principles, but be a decent human being while you're doing it. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#29. What Donald Trump is focused on is a policy of trade that looks after the interests of the American worker, not just the overall GDP numbers. And that is what is resonating. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#30. [Health reform] will destroy the country [because] in the next year or so [America will have to] dramatically cut the military because we can't pay for it. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#31. There is a limitation on debate, which is unlike other bills, for 20 hours, but there is no limitation on amendments. In other words, Republicans if they wanted to, and I suspect they do, could offer literally thousands of amendments and keep Senate in session for weeks and months. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#32. Well, higher-income people don't have to pay taxes if they don't want to because they can move their money somewhere else, they can move their investments. They can stop investing. They can stop working. They don't need to work. They're higher-income people. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#33. This is common sense. This is nature, and what we're trying to do is defy nature because a certain group of people want to be affirmed by society. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#34. I don't use the term "black" very often. I use the term African-American more than I use "black". - Author: Rick Santorum
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#35. Every society in the history of man has upheld the institution of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. Why? Because society is based on one thing: that society is based on the future of the society. And that's what? Children. Monogamous relationships. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#36. Its amazing that so many kids turn out to be fairly normal, considering the weird socialization they get in public schools. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#37. This is the beauty of Donald Trump, that he goes against the Republican orthodoxy, much of which has been rejected a lot of Republican voters, who, well, would be Republican voters, at least in my state, who I think would otherwise like to vote Republican. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#38. I think Donald Trump is going to surprise a lot of people. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#39. Higher income people don't have to pay taxes if they don't want to. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#40. I have a problem with homosexual acts. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#41. I cleaned toilets and shined shoes. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#42. I have nothing, absolutely nothing against anyone who's homosexual. If that's their orientation, then I accept that. And I have no problem with someone who has other orientations. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#43. Look at the political base of the Democratic Party: It is single mothers who run a household. Why? Because it's so tough economically that they look to the government for help and therefore they're going to vote. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#44. I would say ... that moving jobs overseas is a reality of global competition, ... If you come from Pennsylvania, we've lost a lot of jobs from global competition. I think that's just a truth, if you will. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#45. I think the Supreme Court has, as an equal branch of government, the ability to overrule Congress and the president. But I also feel it's the role of the Congress and the president to push back. I mean I think it's important that they are understood as equal branches of government. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#46. I think that could be a very compromising situation where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#47. We are seeing it. We are seeing the fabric of this country fall apart, and it's falling apart because of single moms. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#48. We know the candidate Barack Obama, what he was like - the anti-war government nig- uh, the - America was a source for division around the world, that what we were doing was wrong. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#49. The dangers of carbon dioxide? Tell that to a plant, how dangerous carbon dioxide is, - Author: Rick Santorum
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#50. If just a few people make decisions about what this world looks like, what this country looks like, then you have people sitting in offices at major media outlets and Hollywood who think they can deal with a small group of people, to get them to jump through the hoops they want you to, - Author: Rick Santorum
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#51. Changing the legal standard creates a slippery slope ... plural marriage. The court opened up a pandora's box by doing that. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#52. I don't think most people understand that when I wasn't running for president, I was working. Because I have to earn income. I have three kids in college. And three in school. And I have a little girl that has a lot of special needs. So I've got to work for a living. I was working already. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#53. Marriage is what marriage is ... It's like going out and saying, 'That tree is a car.' Well, the tree's not a car. A tree's a tree. Marriage is marriage. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#54. Defend the church. Defend the family. Defend the non-profit community. Defend them against a government that wants to weaken them. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#55. We were put on this Earth as creatures of God to have dominion over the Earth, to use it wisely and steward it wisely, but for our benefit not for the Earth's benefit, - Author: Rick Santorum
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#56. It's the most ambitious power grab I've ever witnessed. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#57. Against the advice of my wife, I endorsed Arlen Specter. I should have listened to my wife. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#58. One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#59. It's not about contraception. It's about economic liberty, it's about freedom of speech, it's about freedom of religion, it's about government control of your lives and it's got to stop! - Author: Rick Santorum
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#60. They talk about income inequality. I'm for income inequality. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#61. The most dangerous place for an African-American in this country is in the womb. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#62. Capitalism actually encourages morality because capitalism can't function well if people can't trust each other and people aren't honest, if a deal isn't a deal. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#63. I'm one of the few people up here who actually believes that we need a level playing field when it comes to manufacturing. That means a good tax code, a good regulatory environment, low energy prices, better opportunities for workers to get training. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#64. I have lots of favorites movies. I say this only because it's a favorite movie because it's a sport I love. I'm a huge baseball fan. There are movies I like as much as this, but I sort of single this movie out because I'm a baseball nut, and that's 'Field of Dreams.' - Author: Rick Santorum
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#65. And yet we have brave men and women who are willing to step forward because they know what's at stake. They're willing to sacrifice their lives for this great country. What I'm asking all of you tonight is not to put on a uniform. Put on a bumper sticker. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#66. I'll never forget the first time I saw someone who had died. It was my grandfather. And I knelt next to his coffin. And all I could do was eye level was look at his hands. They were enormous hands. And all I could think was, 'Those hands dug freedom for me.' - Author: Rick Santorum
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#67. I don't believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute. The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#68. If you're a print shop and you are a gay man, should you be forced to print 'God Hates Fags' for the Westboro Baptist Church because they hold those signs up? Should the government - and this is really the case here - should the government force you to do that? - Author: Rick Santorum
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#69. Thirty-two years after the legalization of abortion by the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, the majority of Americans consider themselves pro-life. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#70. I think the Democrats are actually worried he (Obama) may go to Indonesia and bow to more Muslims. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#71. As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else. It's being drawn to Iraq. You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don't want the eye to come back to the United States. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#72. The family is the first economy. If the family breaks down, well, government gets bigger because of the consequences of family breakdown. We see in the neighborhoods where there are no marriages and there are no two-parent families. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#73. Priests, like all of us, are affected by culture, ... When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#74. We've seen with this president, experience matters. When that phone call comes at three o'clock in the morning, I will be up and ready for the call because I will know what's going on in the world around us. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#75. I am not a libertarian, and I fight very strongly against libertarian influence within the Republican Party and the conservative movement. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#76. You can't have a limited government if the family breaks down. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#77. I think I'm the best candidate not just to beat President Obama, but to do what is necessary to get this country going, a conviction conservative who can rally the American public around a common set of values. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#78. The church has gotten it wrong a few times on science, and I think that we probably are better off leaving science to the scientists and focusing on what we do - what we're really good at, which is - which is theology and morality. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#79. We can't nominate such a weak candidate. I'd love to be able to get one-on-one with Gov. Romney and expose the record that would be the weakest record we could possibly put up against Barack Obama. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#80. We need to have a president that's going to pledge, as I have - I'm going to make America the number-one manufacturer so working men and women can have good paying jobs again in America. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#81. If all you think we need to do to get this economy going and get this country on the right track is to cut government and reduce taxes, you don't understand America. America is a moral enterprise, not an economic enterprise. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#82. The left, unfortunately, participates in bullying more than the right does. They say they're tolerant, and they're anything but tolerant of people who disagree with them and support traditional values. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#83. Donald Trump is a good businessman. He knows how to put the deal together. And I think he'd be a - he'll be a very constructive figure in the White House. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#84. People of faith, people of no faith, people of different faith, that's what America is all about; it's bringing that diversity into and challenge of the different ideas that motivate people in our country. That's what makes America work. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#85. Ron Paul may be the wackiest candidate in the GOP field. But for pure, blind stupidity, nobody beats Santorum. In my 20 years in the Senate, I never met a dumber member, which he reminded me of today. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#86. My position on how to address the Confederate flag is clear. In Florida, we acted, moving the flag from the state grounds to a museum, where it belonged. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#87. I'm always told that what I say is controversial. Why is it controversial? Because I speak from a tradition that has now fallen out of favor with the dominant media in this country. And so when I say things like marriage should be between one man and one woman, I'm called a bigot. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#88. When did it become the law of the land that the Supreme Court has the final say on anything? They cannot have the final say on anything. The American people have the final say on anything. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#89. I support the death penalty and will continue to do that. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#90. We will never have the elite smart people on our side. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#91. As the Wall Street Journal called our economic plan, supply-side economics for the working man, is resonating in Minnesota and here in Missouri and across this country. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#92. We had 90 percent rates, but nobody paid them. And so you had all these exemptions, exclusions, shelters, all this kind of stuff. And that's why most Americans are saying, 'Look, let's just be honest. Let's have lower rates, but everybody pays them.' - Author: Rick Santorum
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#93. President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#94. I do care about not 99 percent or 95 percent. I care about the very rich and the very poor. I care about 100 percent of America. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#95. It's very interesting, if you look at a study that was done by the Brookings Institute back in 2009, they determined that if Americans do three things, they can avoid poverty. Three things. Work, graduate from high school, and get married before you have children. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#96. What makes America great was a government that was founded to be limited to doing one thing. I really believe the whole purpose of America, the aspirational value - why everybody who wants to come to this country wants to come here - was because we respected the dignity of every living person. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#97. Now is the time to act or get stuck with a bland, boring career politician who will lose to Barack Obama. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#98. Everybody knows full well my passion about defeating Barack Obama. Over my dead body would I vote for Barack Obama. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#99. In 1923 there were no government benefits for immigrants except one: Freedom! - Author: Rick Santorum
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#100. I'm a capitalist, not a corporatist. I'm not someone who believes we should be bailing out corporations whether their auto industries, or banks. - Author: Rick Santorum
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