John Cornyn quotes

  • Today 25 million Texans can celebrate our liberty, and honor the founding generation of Texans who secured it for us. Happy Texas Independence Day, and God Bless Texas.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Texas #Independence #Honor

  • But I do think its unwise, and it - to build a mosque at the site where 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of a terrorist attack. And I think to me it demonstrates that the - that Washington, the White House, the administration, the President himself seems to be disconnected from the mainstream of America.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Thinking #White #America

  • The Senate used to be a place of great debate and accomplishment. Now it is run like a dictatorship shutting out the voices of millions of Americans.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Leadership #Running #Party

  • If Obamacare is allowed to stand - and Congress is allowed to make the purchase of government-endorsed health insurance compulsory - there will be no meaningful limit on Washington's reach into the lives of the American people. That is certainly not what the Founders intended.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Meaningful #Government #Obamacare

  • But I think the - what the tea party movement demonstrates, and I think the, the, the enthusiasm that we're seeing from independents and Republicans, is that if Washington isn't going to change itself, then we're going to change Washington. And I think that's what we're seeing.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Party #Thinking #Tea

  • But last year there were 540,000 people, roughly, detained coming across the border illegally. Forty-five thousand of them came from countries other than Mexico, demonstrating the fact that Mexico itself now is a pathway into the United States for people all around the world, and we don't know what their intentions are
    -- John Cornyn

    #Country #Years #People

  • I don't know whether John Roberts has a twin, perhaps a sister or, uh, someone with a Hispanic last name
    -- John Cornyn

    #Names #Lasts #Twins

  • The spread of democracy, the new foundation of the rule of law, and the creation of fledgling representative governments that honor and respect human rights-together these actions spell out the increasing marginalization of the terrorists, as they have fewer and fewer places to run and hide.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Running #Rights #Government

  • One of the dangers of being here [the Senate] a while is you may have been on record directly and diametrically opposed to what one is saying today.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Records #May #Today

  • Now you must raise your children up in a world where that union of man and box turtle is on the same legal footing as man and wife
    -- John Cornyn

    #Children #Men #Turtles

  • Why is it that half of the households in America pay zero income tax? We need some real tax reform.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Zero #Real #America

  • Raising taxes is the last thing we should do amid the weakest economic recovery since World War II. Unfortunately, even if we avoid the full 'Taxmageddon' scenario, President Obama's health care law also contains a new surtax on investment that will take effect in 2013.
    -- John Cornyn

    #War #Recovery #Law

  • By the Obama administration's reasoning, it would be constitutionally permissible to make Americans purchase nearly any product (broccoli, gym membership) that improved their health and thereby contributed to lower health-care costs.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Would Be #Cost #Care

  • A vast majority of Republicans are on the record saying that they believe the Violence Against Women Act should be reauthorized. Let me be clear: I believe that Violence Against Women Act must be reauthorized.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Believe #Majority #Records

  • The Violence Against Women Act has been a true bipartisan success story since it was first enacted in 1994. In my home state of Texas alone, its programs have helped hundreds of thousands of victims to break free from the terrible cycle of domestic violence.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Home #Texas #Domestic Violence

  • Think for a moment about what Obamacare has done: The federal government has come up with its own (ever-evolving) definition of 'health insurance,' which now includes free access to sterilization, contraception, and certain abortifacients such as the morning-after pill.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Morning #Thinking #Government

  • Richard and I, along with millions of Americans - including even Joe Donnelly - believe that life is a gift from God. To try and construe his words as anything other than a restatement of that belief is irresponsible and ridiculous.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Believe #Trying #Ridiculous

  • America deserves a nominee who reveres the law, not one whose service on the bench is conditioned on political promises.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Law #America #Political

  • Unfortunately, the (budget) does not . . . help Congress reform such programs as Medicaid and Medicare, which both grow at average rate of around 8 percent each year through 2015 and will continue to eat up more of the total federal budget.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Average #Years #Reform

  • The Supreme Court has never ruled that Congress can use the Commerce Clause to require individuals to engage in an activity they have chosen to avoid. Yet that is precisely what Obamacare does: It forces Americans without health insurance to purchase coverage. Such a requirement is unprecedented and unconstitutional.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Obamacare #Requirements #Doe

  • Americans deserve an attorney general that will be honest with them, they deserve an attorney general who will uphold the basic standards of political independence and accountability.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Accountability #Political #Independence

  • People are tired of just yelling at the TV set. They actually are going to turn out and vote.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Tired #Yelling #People

  • I think we ought to talk about what the American people want, and that is jobs and get the economy on track.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Jobs #Thinking #People

  • And if you like 14.4 percent unemployment, if you like the fact that 70 percent of home mortgages in Nevada are underwater, then stay the course. Vote for Harry Reid
    -- John Cornyn

    #Home #Underwater #Unemployment

  • When it rains, it pours - figuratively and literally
    -- John Cornyn

    #Rain

  • Senators will do what they think they need to do to represent their constituents
    -- John Cornyn

    #Thinking #Needs

  • I am pleased to report that Texas is known for having one of the strongest set of open government laws in our Nation. And ever since that experience, I have long believed that our federal government could use 'a little Texas sunshine.'
    -- John Cornyn

    #Sunshine #Law #Government

  • I don't support an amnesty.(Cornyn) demands an ongoing focus on security and workplace enforcement before considering steps to grant legal status, let alone citizenship.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Support #Focus #Ongoing

  • If there is a nuclear tactic being used here, I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from voting on the President's judicial nominees.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Block #Voting #President

  • Our military service members put their lives on the line to protect the rights and freedoms of all Americans - yet many still face substantial roadblocks as they attempt to cast their ballots...This legislation begins to right this national disgrace.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Military #Rights #Lines

  • I do not believe the border is secure and I still believe we have a long, long way to go.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Believe #Long #Way

  • The enemy is not Islam, the great world faith, but a perversion of Islam.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Enemy #Islam #World

  • Justices are not politicians. They don't run on a political platform, and senators should not ask them to do so.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Running #Justice #Political

  • The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both.
    -- John Cornyn

    #Long #Enemy #Islam

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