Newt Gingrich, fully Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich, born Newton Leroy McPherson

Newt
Gingrich, fully Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich, born Newton Leroy McPherson
1943

American Politician, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Presidential Candidate, Author and Political Consultant

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They still don?t realize that the appropriation is gone, that the game is over. The power of the Speaker is the power of recognition, and I will not recognize any proposal that will appropriate money for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. What they should be doing is planning for the future.

we should have two requirements for citizenship. You have to learn American history and pass a test about America, and you have to do it in English.

You know, modern liberals are just, I think frankly, totally off the deep end... their only answer is to yell racism and hide.

The president of the United States, the most radical president in American history, has now thrown down the gauntlet to the American people. He has said, "I run a machine, I own Washington, and there's nothing you can do about it." Now, that's where we are.

This is not one person doing one bad thing. You can't have a corrupt lobbyist unless you have a corrupt member (of Congress) or a corrupt staff. ... This was a team effort.

We would have won in 1974 if we could have kept him out of the office, screwing her [a young volunteer] on the desk.

You show me a judge who thinks we don't have the right to say, one nation under God and I'll show you somebody who shouldn't sit in the Federal court.

The problem isn?t too little money in political campaigns, but not enough.

This is one of the great tragedies of the Bush administration. The more successful they?ve been at intercepting and stopping bad guys, the less proof there is that we?re in danger?. It?s almost like they should every once in a while have allowed an attack to get through just to remind us. Yes, a 2008 quote advocating another terrorist attack on the United States.

weapons of mass destruction - biological, chemical, and nuclear - are going to change everything in the 21st century and nobody has really come to grips yet with the degree to which we are not dealing with asymmetric warfare,

You talk about crying! The spring of 1988, I spent a fair length of time trying to come to grips with who I was and the habits I had, and what they did to people that I truly loved. I really spent a period of time where, I suspect, I cried three or four times a week. I read Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them and I found frightening pieces that related to...my own life.

The Republican Party's position should be toleration. It should not be promotion and it should not be condemnation. I don't want to see police in the men's room, which we had when I was a child, and I don't want to see trying to educate kindergarteners in understanding gay couples.

This is, by the way, the great? one of the great tragedies of the Bush administration. The more successful they've been at intercepting and stopping bad guys, the less proof there is that we're in danger, and therefore, the better they've done at making sure there isn't an attack, the easier it is to say "well, there was never gonna be an attack anyway". And it's almost like they should every once in a while have allowed an attack to get through just to remind us.

Well, I think it?s pretty clear in the original document, the Declaration of Independence of the Founding Fathers, that we are endowed by our Creator certain inalienable rights which are the rights of liberty, life and the pursuit of happiness. And I think what every listener needs to understand is that in the minds of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the people who wrote that document, they literally meant that your rights come from God, that you then loan them to the government, which is why the Declaration of Independence begins We the people?. And therefore if we drive God out of the public square we drive out the source of our own rights and our own source of power.

You want to be a country that creates food stamps? In which case, frankly, Obama is an enormous success ? the most successful food stamp president in American history. Or do you want to be a country that creates jobs?

The Romans had a simple rule: if you want peace, prepare for war. George Washington echoed the same theme as the result of his lifetime struggle for the cause of freedom. Peace through strength will work. Peace through weakness is impossible.

Those of us who believe in free markets and those of us who believe that, in fact, the whole goals of investment is entrepreneurship and job creation, would find it pretty hard to justify rich people figuring out clever, legal ways to loot out a company.

We're all human and we all goof. Do things that may be wrong, but do something.

You want to emphasize the opportunity inherent in every person, rather than their victimization, because victimization leads to passivity, to grievance and to helplessness and is exactly the wrong psychology if you're poor.

The secular elites are so terrified of telling the truth about radical Islam. When you talk about the radical Islamists, we have got to get straight and get serious and talk about it in the right way.

True compassion is measured by our own good works, not by how many tax dollars we spend to support a failed federal bureaucracy. We've learned that the only way to truly help people is to empower them to help themselves.

We're at the crossroads. Down one road is a European centralized bureaucratic socialist welfare system in which politicians and bureaucrats define the future. Down the other road is a proud, solid, reaffirmation of American exceptionalism.

The secular socialist machine represents as great a threat to America as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union once did.

Up to 25% of the White House, when they first came in, had used drugs within the past 4 or 5 years. Newt Gingrich just making stuff up.

What has made America great is if you're willing to come here, work hard, obey the rules, and have big dreams, you enrich us and we enrich you, and we integrate more people from more societies than any nation in the history of the world.

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Newt
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Gingrich, fully Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich, born Newton Leroy McPherson
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1943
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American Politician, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Presidential Candidate, Author and Political Consultant