38 Invaluable James Lankford Quotes

James Lankford is an American politician and Junior Senator from Oklahoma. As a Republican, Lankford previously represented the 5th Congressional District until 2015. Serving in the student ministries and an evangelism specialist in Oklahoma, Lankford has a strong Christian background. Here is a look at some of the most notable James Lankford quotes ever recorded.

“Certainly, every student and school ought to have standards and evaluation, but who sets those standards, and who writes the test? Whoever controls the test controls the school.”

“Christmas is a great time to recommit to each other and our communities.”

“Every generation has to protect every one of their rights, whether that’s freedom of the press, freedom of speech, or freedom of faith. You have to remain diligent.”

“Every person is created in the image of God and has value. Every person. Every person is to be treated with respect. Every person is also a citizen of some country. In their country, they have rights and responsibilities; in every other country, they are a guest.”

“For people who live by the clear teaching of many different faith traditions and people who simply believe in the sanctity of marriage, it is essential that their views are respected.”

“For the millions of Americans, like my family, who believe that there is a creator God who can be known personally, Christmas is a celebration of Jesus’ offer of love and forgiveness for all people.”


“Government on its own is always inefficient.”

“I believe that being conservative means you try to get in to the middle of the fight and try to solve the problem.”

“I believe that conservative solutions can help families of every race, every economic background, and every town in Oklahoma.”

“I find it completely irrational to say someone who stands up for life for children is taking the life of adult. It’s completely inconsistent with the values of the pro-life movement that are very passionate about protecting life, not taking life.”

“I see myself as more of a student, that I love to get down into the weeds of different problems and try to go through that. I don’t mind messaging, but I’m going to default back to the research side of things.”

“I still strongly support a full repeal of Obamacare.”

“I think people see the social media numbers, and the assumption is made that we’re running a campaign that is just social media, but I think we’re running a very old-school campaign.”

“I understand the significance of being one of 18 senators in Oklahoma history.”

“If we care about life and the dignity of all life, then we care about the dignity of all life, and that includes the human life of children.”

“I’m very, very pro-defense.”

“ISIS has leadership, just like al Qaeda has leadership. It’s important to be able to eliminate the individuals that are leading the organization.”

“It’s very difficult for the family members of ICE agents, and it’s very difficult for ICE agents to know what’s right and what’s wrong and why should I get engaged and go out there and enforce the law when I don’t know what it means any more to have consequences.”

“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.”

“Many Americans believe marriage is between a man and a woman, and we need to celebrate marriage as the best way to provide stability for children.”

“My wife and I come from a Christian worldview.”

“One of the hardest areas is duplication; everyone knows there’s lots of duplication in government. But when you ask someone, ‘OK, name two programs that are duplicative,’ typically there’s a long pause.”

“Our nation stands at the crossroads of liberty. Crushing national debt, rampant illegal immigration, insane business regulations and staggering national unemployment are pushing our nation into unchartered territory.”

“Personally and politically, I’m extremely conservative for who I am, but I’m also very careful in my tone. I don’t believe just because you’re a conservative that you’re angry. I can be plenty frustrated and not have to constantly portray myself as upset and angry at the world.”

“Race and sexual preferences are two different things. One is a behavior-related and preference-related and one is something inherently – skin color, something obvious, that kind of stuff.”

“Religion that is contained only within a church building is a weekend hobby, not a personal faith.”

“The Constitution provides that all Americans enjoy the right to live a life in accordance with their convictions of faith.”

“The future of our nation is dependent on the future of our families.”

“The number of fighters that are ISIS fighters wouldn’t fill up most American football stadiums. This is not a large group of individuals, but they’re tenacious, and they rule with absolute terror.”

“The only way to make government more efficient is to make it smaller and to make it more local.”

“There is a way for the IRS to be able to have a double check to make sure individuals don’t file on your Social Security number early and try to get a tax return and make it chaotic for you to file your own taxes. That’s not been done.”

“There’s a Biblical mandate to reach out to those who are the orphans, the widows in their distress, to take care of the stranger in your land. But that does not mean citizenship.”

“This is why it’s bad to run a country by executive order: because our nation runs on laws – when everyone knows the law, and everyone knows what it is, you know both the law and the consequence, and you get that.”

“We have a very structured process for taking in refugees. It takes almost two years to transition from another country into the United States through the refugee process.”

“We still have a major problem in debt with America that we have to find efficiencies in government to get us back to a balanced budget.”

“We’re facing serious issues. We can either complain about it or try to step in and solve it.”

“When a president makes up law as he goes, no one knows what the law is anymore.”

“You talk about leading Republicans. That’s no easy task on just like you were trying to lead Democrats on the other side. We all have independent thoughts and independent ideas.”

Here is a talk with Senator James Lankford held at the Values Voter Summit in 2016.

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