Gary Bauer quotes

  • I would prefer every [American] state keep the definition of marriage that's prevailed in Western civilization for a couple thousand years.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Couple #Years #Civilization

  • I will appoint men and women to the Federal judiciary who share my view of unborn children as constitutionally protected and who will unhesitatingly vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. If nominated by my party, I will select my running mate from among a list of men and women fully committed to protection of the unborn.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Running #Children #Party

  • One thing everyone seems to agree on is that Republicans face a perceived compassion deficit.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Compassion #Faces #Republican

  • The science of life is changing hearts and minds.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Heart #Mind #Life Is

  • There's a lot of people out now around America who depend on checks from their fellow taxpayers being in the mailbox every day.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #America #People #Checks

  • When people move from poor countries to America, they quickly adapt in at least one way - their consumption habits.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Country #Moving #America

  • America used to have a strong 'moral safety net' for its people. Today that net is badly frayed, not only because families are disintegrating but also because the church doesn't play the same role that it once did in many Americans' lives.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Strong #Play #America

  • Independence doesn't - doesn't equate to moderates. Millions of independents are pro-life. Millions of independents believe marriage is between a man and a woman.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Believe #Men #Pro Life

  • There is something wrong with our culture when the view that marriage is between one man and one woman, a view shared by half the nation, is portrayed as evidence of hatred.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Men #Views #Hatred

  • Human life has dignity at every age the taking of innocent human life is always wrong. I believe our nation at every level of government must reject any scheme to permit or promote assisted suicide and euthanasia.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Suicide #Believe #Government

  • As a conservative, I maintain a healthy skepticism of the theory of man-made global warming. I also believe that more people enjoying the fruits of modernity and economic development is a good thing - as long as those people arrived legally and obey the law.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Believe #Men #Law

  • Environmentalists have been outspoken in their support of smaller family size and abortion rights as keys to reducing global warming. But when it comes to immigration, the single biggest contributor to population growth in the industrial world, they stand largely silent.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Keys #Rights #Support

  • I don't make a Bible argument in the ad, nor have I made a bible argument in the public space. My argument is simple, which is, that for several thousand years in Western civilization, marriage has been the union of one man and one woman. Research is overwhelming that children need mothers and fathers,
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Mother #Children #Father

  • If one is going to change the definition of marriage to be, quote, 'same sex,' then there is absolutely no valid argument constitutionally or rhetorically you can make against multiple people getting married. These are radical social changes.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Sex #People #Definitions

  • The abortion industry can try to improve its messaging all it wants. But unless abortion advocates change their devotion to abortion-on-demand, the only message Americans will receive is that the abortion industry is only really interested in improving its bottom line at the expense of the most defenseless among us.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Abortion #Trying #Demand

  • The Founders believed liberty came directly from God. With their knowledge of Scripture, they knew each child was made in the image of God. That is why everyone had dignity, value and worth.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Children #Liberty #Scripture

  • When it comes to social issues, Republicans dont just need to be more empathetic. They also need to be more emphatic in explaining to voters what they believe, and why.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Believe #Issues #Needs

  • It seems that the only gun violence some leftists approve of is gun violence aimed at cops and other groups they see as oppressive or racist.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Gun #Groups #Racist

  • In the continuing debate over the morality of enhanced interrogation, an essential consideration is often overlooked: intent.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Essentials #Morality #Debate

  • I'm pro-death penalty, but what I have not seen is anybody that would mock someone on death row.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Death Penalty #Penalties #Death Row

  • I believe if more American children read the Ten Commandments and are taught what they mean, they will predictably engage in less crime.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Children #Believe #Mean

  • Beyond politics, the West is suffering from what can be called a crisis of brokenness - broken institutions, broken families and broken souls.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Broken #Soul #Suffering

  • Obviously, marriage is not a synonym for morality. But stable marriages and families do encourage moral behavior.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Morality #Behavior #Marriage And Family

  • If Republicans are aiming for the heart, for compassion, the last thing they should do is abandon the sanctity of life. Instead, they should tell Americans that they believe in the dignity and value of every human being, from the defenseless unborn child, to the newborn with a disability, to the 90-year-old dealing with dementia.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Children #Believe #Heart

  • Presidents have the right to nominate their own cabinet secretaries. But their nominees don't have a right to confirmation. Senators have a constitutional duty to advise and consent to the appointment of all Cabinet officials. They should take that duty seriously.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #President #Cabinets #Confirmation

  • Having robbed children of any sense that their Father is in Heaven and that they are His creation, we then launched an experiment in raising them without earthly fathers too. Having neither a Father in heaven or a father in the home, many young men make gangs their families.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Children #Father #Home

  • For the record, I believe elected officials should talk about faith. Our founders believed the moral principles of faith were indispensable to our nation's survival. The Declaration of Independence mentions God four times.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Believe #Survival #Independence

  • Guided by nothing but pop culture values, many children no longer learn how to think about morality and virtue, or to think of them at all. They grow up with no shared moral framework, believing that the highest values are diversity, tolerance and non-judgmentalism.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Children #Growing Up #Believe

  • More and more political analysts and weak-kneed politicians are advising the historically pro-life Republican Party to abandon its pro-life stance for political gain. My first response is that if you cannot trust a party on the value of defending human life, how can you trust it on issues like marginal tax rates?
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Party #Issues #Political

  • I have come to the conclusion that while a candidate's faith matters, what's most important is how he or she applies that faith.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Important #Matter #Conclusion

  • Catholics and evangelicals need to remain allied, and in solidarity, against the increasingly aggressive secularism of our age.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Catholic #Age #Needs

  • As long as there's land available, single-family homes will be built, and Colorado residents will always go for a single-family over a condo.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Home #Land #Long

  • All the culture war issues will be settled by the court.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #War #Issues #Culture

  • All of my judges will want to welcome every child into the world, give them a place at the table.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Children #Giving #Judging

  • Republican values - strong families, faith, personal responsibility and freedom, among others - are not unique to specific subsets of the electorate. They are universal values, and it is Republicans' job to remind Americans of that fact.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Strong #Jobs #Responsibility

  • Obama often criticizes policies that place the interests of the powerful ahead of the powerless. But through his administration's support of abortion rights, Obama shows his lack of empathy for society's most powerless.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Powerful #Rights #Empathy

  • Enhanced interrogation is not to be considered lightly, but the use of enhanced interrogation techniques does not require moral people to abandon their beliefs. Rather, it is precisely during these difficult times that one's beliefs about life, justice and mercy become indispensible.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Justice #People #Technique

  • Fairness' can be an important quality for legislators to consider when they are passing public policies. But it is a subjective standard. And it has no place among judges on a court - whose duty is to dispassionately judge a law's constitutionality.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Law #Judging #Quality

  • Big-government proponents embrace both the power of the federal government and the idea that millions of Americans ought to be dependent on its largesse. It's time to return to our Founders' love for small government. More is not always better.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Government #Ideas #Return

  • I have no problem with any gay group that says they're Republicans, but I will fight them tooth and nail if they try to change what the Republican Party believes.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Party #Believe #Gay

  • The stigma that was once attached to things society deemed unhealthy served the purpose of making them undesirable. With the stigma gone, many people see little reason not to do whatever feels good at the moment.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #People #Feel Good #Purpose

  • I would urge my fellow conservatives to avoid the temptation to crow about it or take credit.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Temptation #Crow #Credit

  • We are engaged in a social, political, and cultural war. There's a lot of talk in America about pluralism. But the bottom line is somebody's values will prevail. And the winner gets the right to teach our children what to believe.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Children #War #Believe

  • Empathy is a virtue, but it should not be a guiding judicial principle.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Empathy #Principles #Virtue

  • Democratic politicians, liberal activists and liberal news outlets routinely deploy incendiary rhetoric and wicked accusations to marginalize Republicans.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Wicked #News #Republican

  • Americans have not only a right but a responsibility to consider the values of those who seek to lead them - whether they arise from life experience, political ideology or religious belief.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Religious #Responsibility #Political

  • I consider the Chinese government's policy among the most intelligent in the world
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Intelligent #Government #Feminist

  • Republicans rarely criticize Obama for lack of empathy - in part because liberals have traditionally been seen as standing up for the weak and the vulnerable. Conservatives can be just as empathetic. But they believe that, in most cases, it's not government's role to be the primary dispenser of empathy.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Believe #Government #Empathy

  • Progressives and Islamists are indeed on the same side. Their common disdain for Christianity explains why left-wing judges in America find any inkling of Christianity in the public square unconstitutional, while Islamist judges in the Middle East deem it executable. Their common view that life is expendable explains the left's embrace abortion-on-demand and why the Islamists don't hesitate to deploy their own children for homicide bombings.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Children #Squares #Views

  • As President, I will end once and for all the use of taxpayer funds to promote the National Endowment for the Arts and other programs that subsidize amoral and degrading activities.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Art #President #Use

  • In response to a question concerning China's policy of compulsory abortion after the first child, Molly Yard responded, "I consider the Chinese government's policy among the most intelligent in the world"
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Children #Intelligent #Government

  • I'm against big bureaucracy in Washington making health care decisions. I just have an aversion to bureaucrats. But it's not just government bureaucrats. I don't like HMO bureaucrats and insurance company bureaucrats either.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Government #Decision #Care

  • When the penalty for a policeman's mistake is to put a criminal back out on the street, then we are hurting America; we are hurting our law-abiding citizens.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Hurt #Mistake #Law

  • Twenty-six years ago the highest court in this land did an incredible thing. They issued a Supreme Court decision that really boils down to one simple and profoundly evil idea: They said that our unborn children have no rights that the rest of us are bound to respect. And when they made that decision they unleashed on America an unbelievable event that has undermined who we are and what we believe.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Children #Believe #Simple

  • Every once in a while, a great nation has to deal with a great issue. Millions of people understand that it's not bigotry to believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Believe #Men #Issues

  • I don't see why Christians should censor themselves out of any forum in which our perspectives can be heard. I disagree with the theology of many groups that I address; Jews, for example, who do not accept Jesus, or atheists.
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Christian #Jesus #Atheist

  • I think it would be bizarre to pick somebody to speak at the convention based on their sexual preference, because once you go down that road, why don't you pick a transvestite?
    -- Gary Bauer

    #Thinking #Would Be #Speak

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