Words matter. These are the best Dave Brat Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
My hero Socrates trained Plato on a rock. How much did that cost? So the greatest minds in history became the greatest minds in history without spending a lot of money.
I don’t think the federal government should be involved in making life work, right? I mean, the enumerated powers – the state level is fine. The local level’s fine. But not – I do not want the federal government trying to make my life work.
All too frequently, the knee jerk reaction to tragedies by the media and chattering class is to move to restrict our rights… Our founding documents make it clear that our inalienable rights come from God and that the job of the government is to ensure and protect those God-given rights.
The only problem with Republican principles is no one’s following them.
I’m not anti-Wall Street – I’m anti-distortions to free markets.
The American people want to pay attention to serious ideas again. Our founding was built by people who were political philosophers, and we need to get back to that, away from this kind of cheap political rhetoric of Right and Left.
I like Ronald Reagan, who didn’t play crass politics, and he just articulated and delivered on broad themes that were needed. Free markets meant free markets. Deregulation. Lower tax rates. Strong national defense. And he was credible and believable.
I take policy seriously; I’m not just trying to be a political hack.
Religion has for too long been placed on the back burner of history, when it may be one of the driving forces in history.
I want to be Eric Cantor’s term limit.
China and India are feeding their people for the first time in human history due to free markets, and the Left knows that, and it gets them nervous.
The media does play a vital role in our democracy, and if we cannot depend on journalistic ethics, the nation’s in trouble.
A vote for Eric Cantor is a vote for open borders. A vote for Eric Cantor is a vote for amnesty.
In terms of personalities – I don’t care about the personalities, I want leadership that’s in favor of my principles: free markets, adherence to the Constitution, and equal treatment for everyone under the law.
The Left likes to think of itself as the bulwark of progressive liberal individualism, and yet it seeks to progressively coerce others to fund every social program under the sun via majority rule.
I’ve been a conservative my whole life. There is nothing hard-right or far-right about anything. I just believe in ideas and that ideas matter in history, and that’s my background, and that’s the way I’d like to be portrayed.
The problem with modern politics is everybody is doing sound bite stuff. In my stump speech, I give 20 minutes on why I think we’re off track. And I think people do really want to engage in a serious high-level discussion on how to get the country back on track because people care about their own country.
The state can be a force for good. The Rule of law is absolutely essential to a good life. God has instituted government and leaders throughout history and throughout the Biblical narrative. However, the state is growing precisely as the church is fading as a force for good, and this does not seem to be a good trend.
The issue is the Republican Party has been paying too much attention to Wall Street and not enough attention to Main Street.
The political Right likes to champion individual rights and individual liberty, but it has also worked to enforce morality in relation to abortion, gambling, and homosexuality.
I have an ethics background. It doesn’t mean you’re perfect. But I tried to set an entirely different bar for politics in D.C. that’s based on ethics and first principles and political philosophy, and not this constant bickering of, ‘Are you Right or Left?’
If we make all of the people good, markets will be good. If markets are bad, which they are, that means people are bad, which they are. Want good markets? Change the people.