America must be the moral leader. It is not enough to have power. Power must be used to protect freedom and give all people hope for the opportunity to see the fruit of their own labor.
Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals.
I became a Republican when a very wise young lady asked me how I could remain a Democrat when I didn't agree with what they stood for and did agree with what the Republicans supported.
I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him.
I want our government to encourage and protect freedom as well as our traditions of faith and family.
I want our young people to believe as we did that there is no goal too high to reach if they are willing to work.
I was with some Vietnamese recently, and some of them were smoking two cigarettes at the same time. That's the kind of customers we need!
I worked in the media from the late 30's through the early 70's. Politics in general became more liberal both nationally and within the state as the years passed.
In subsequent years the groups you named had important roles in educating people about the real issues in Washington and Raleigh, and within the Democratic Party.
It has become more acceptable to describe yourself as a conservative, but not everyone who uses that term about themselves really is truly conservative.
It may surprise people to know that I advocate the reform of the United Nations, not its abolishment.
It still surprises me when I find something in any North Carolina newspaper that isn't mad at me about something.
Mr. Clinton better watch out if he comes down here. He'd better have a bodyguard.
Such schemes take money from people who can least afford to spend it to support an unneeded bureaucracy that eats money people thought they were providing for education.
That is why I fought against abortion and that is why if I were still in the Senate I would be doing everything I could to defend the sanctity of marriage.
The big secret to winning elections is to get more votes than your opponent. My friend Representative Robin Hayes is a good example to study.
The challenge is always before us. Whenever we lose sight of the principles that mattered to our founders we run into trouble.
The interests of the United States are better served by demanding reform and seeing that reform takes place than by removing our influence from the UN.
There was no Congressional Club for my first campaign. There was no organized state group of Young Republicans, but there was a dedicated core of young people who volunteered to do anything my campaign needed.
This is an area where North Carolina does excel. I have known more colorful North Carolina political figures than I have colorless ones.
We can live our own lives in a way that does not bring reproach on the principles we claim to support.
We have to be a state where business is welcome and jobs are created. We have to demand value for what is spent and we need to continue to resist a lottery.
What I am suggesting is hard work and it can be slow work, but the rewards are well worth it.
I believe it is a certainty that all four of the nominees announced today by the president will be viewed favorably by most senators,.
Farewell Fidel, that's the message of this bill,.
You were the best qualified for that job, but they had to give it to a minority.
I can imagine no better qualified person to serve as the first U.S. secretary of state in the 21st century,.
[A message that was sent by the senator to one woman who wrote to him trying to explain that her 31-year-old gay son did not] deserve ... to play Russian roulette with his sexuality.
I don't think we're quite ready yet. As of Friday afternoon, we were not. But we're right close to it,.
That depends on two or three things they are trying to work out, and I don't think they'll work them out. I think [Iraq] will be a target.
expand the space that the pope has opened.
moral and national security interests.
Every dollar these countries spend on American farm products is a dollar they cannot spend on terror and repression,.
You'll never be an outsider. You'll always be a friend here,.
The Foreign Relations Committee will move with haste to confirm Gen. Powell, so that he is available to serve the president on his first day in office.
If the president does so, the treaty will effectively be dead, ... The decision, you see, is the president's and the president's alone.
I am astonished that the Indian government was able to catch the U.S. intelligence capability so sound asleep at the switch,.
Certainly, before anybody jumps on the president for this six-month suspension, it would be wise to consider the other salutary initiatives that the president is putting into force. The president is, in fact, taking a very tough line which is certain to make Fidel Castro squirm,.
This is a moment of truth for Pakistan as a nation,.
to discuss a history of countless failed nominations in the past 10 years which were denied hearings by the chairman or the ranking member.
What the American people are witnessing is a successful cover-up of serious ethical wrongdoing, ... a sight to behold.
It depends on whether this is just a temporary lull. If it's a temporary lull, we'll have to leave the people there for a while, ... But if it's for real, then we ought to make plans to bring those folks home.
Bill Clinton does not understand that, ... He thinks he's the king. And he makes decisions that he expects you to follow, and I'm not going to follow a lot of things that he did.
This treaty will do nothing -- will do nothing -- to reduce the dangers of poison gas.
Madam Ambassador, it's been a joy to work with you while you were at the United Nations.
If both sides will sit down and be realistic about it, there's a very good chance that there could be a treaty.
Terrorists around the world will realize that America's differences end at the water's edge, and that the United States' political leadership always has, and always will stand united in the face of international terrorism,.
Joe Biden and I consulted in my office Wednesday night past, for about four and a half hours and we covered 21 differences and resolved them.
I don't want to attack him, but there are too many things that are too worrying for me in his background and I suspect there are a lot of senators that feel that way.
In due course, Governor Weld needs to be heard.
[Mr. Helms retired in 2003, and it was clear that his presence in Washington is sorely missed. He did not speak at the event. (His wife, Dorothy] Dot ... memory problems and is no longer giving interviews or speaking publicly.
Your tax dollars are being used to pay for grade school classes that teach our children that cannibalism, wife-swapping and the murder of infants and the elderly are acceptable behavior.
It's their deliberate, disgusting, revolting conduct that is responsible for the disease.
John Roberts and I worked on a response to that letter.
to sacrifice Taiwan's security in order to appease the dictators in Beijing.
We must have a full debate and votes on issues such as China's pitiful human rights record, China's brutal suppression of religious freedom, China's increasingly belligerent stance toward the Democratic Chinese government on Taiwan and China's unbroken record of violated agreements one after another on other matters. You can't trust them,.
We don't need to worry about the Indian nuclear tests if India has agreed not to have these weapons in the first place,.
The Indian government has not shot itself in the foot. Most likely it has shot itself in the head, ... By conducting five nuclear tests India made a major miscalculation not merely about the United States but about India's own capability. The Indian government has deluded itself into the absurd assumption that the possession of nuclear weapons will make India into a superpower at a time when hundreds of millions of India's people are in abject poverty.
I do not intend to allow the Senate to rubber-stamp the president's plan to reward the Chinese Communists,.
[Saying he didn't] particularly relish raining on their parade, ... perhaps uncomfortable votes -- on a range of issues relating to China.
I'm not calling [William] Weld a skunk. But if you get into a certain kind of contest, you get your shoes wet. I'm not going to pick up his challenge. What he would like most in the world is for me to fire back so he could fire back.
Being practical, Americans say that either we need to fix the institution or we'll turn to some other mechanism to solve international problems,.
We already have enough judges.