32 Wonderful Rick Santorum Quotes

Rick Santorum is an American attorney and Republican Party politician, serving as the United States Senator and considered to be the Senate’s third ranking Republican. Receiving nearly 4 million votes as he ran from President in 2012, Santorum is well known for his conservative views of many hot issues such as Abortion and LGBT Rights. Here is a look at some of the most notable Rick Santorum quotes ever documented.

“America’s honor, your honor is at stake. Go out and preserve the greatest country in the history of the world.”

“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.”

“Business ethics is not a joke. And, in fact, I think most businesses that I’ve dealt with encourage exactly that type of behavior.”

“But look what happens when the government gives you rights. When the government gives you rights, unlike when God gives you rights, the government can take them away.”

“Candidly, I believe most corporations actually don’t mind big government.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I believe in capitalism for everybody, not necessarily high finance but capitalism that works for the working men and women of this country who are out there paddling alone in America right now.”

“I cleaned toilets and shined shoes.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I mean the fact is that some of this information that we have found out that led to Usama bin Laden actually came from these enhanced interrogation techniques.”

“I watch the Food Network with my kids. We – yeah, I – I – I generally don’t admit that, but I love cooking.”

“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.”

“If the most liberal man that’s ever been in office can get elected when 20 percent of the population identifies as liberal then I think we can elect a conservative when 40 percent of the population identifies themselves as conservative.”

“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.’”

“I’m someone who believes that making things creates wealth.”

“Isn’t that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?”

“My feeling is, well, if it’s my money, I have a right to judge.”

“The decision he made with Usama bin Laden was a tactical decision. It wasn’t a strategic decision.”

“The government has convinced parents that at some point it’s no longer their responsibility. And in fact, they force them, in many respects, to turn their children over to the public education system and wrest control from them and block them out of participation of that.”

“The idea is that the state doesn’t have rights to limit individuals’ wants and passions. I disagree with that. I think we absolutely have rights because there are consequences to letting people live out whatever wants or passions they desire.”

“The more money you take away from families is the less power that family has. And that’s a basic power.”

“The more moral the people are in their business dealings, the less paperwork you need, the more handshakes you can have, the more the wheels of capitalism work better because there’s trust in the marketplace.”

“The problem is neutrality ends in poverty, neutrality ends in choices that hurt people’s lives. This administration is deliberately telling organizations that are there to help young girls make good choices, not to tell them what the good choice is. That is absolutely unconscionable.”

“There are certain skills that business people have that are – that are, in fact, helpful in – when it comes to being in political leadership.”

“There are conservatives in Hollywood who make good movies. They just don’t make conservative movies because that’s not what gets funded.”

“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.”

“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.’”

“You can’t have a limited government if the family breaks down.”

“You can’t ignore the reality that faith and family, those two things are integral parts of having limited government, lower taxes, and free societies.”

Here is an interview between Bill Maher and Rick Santorum as they discuss the Pope’s stance on climate change.

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