Quotes of the Week

Let the international community and some of the other nations who always ask us to do their dirty work, let them get involved.

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Arlington, to The Dallas Morning News on the crisis in Syria

We certainly don’t have a dog in the fight. We should be focused on defending the United States of America. That’s why young men and women sign up to join the military, not to, as you know, serve as al-Qaida’s air force.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on U.S. intervention in Syria

Before I look people in the eye and say, 'Will you spend time volunteering for me, will you dedicate resources to me,' I want to make sure that I'm asking them to do something that I can tell them, with conviction, I believe we can accomplish.

Sen. Wendy Davis, quoted in the San Antonio Express-News

Did I ever call for my son — or the over 100 people I’ve recommended over the years — and ask for special treatment? No, I did not.

Rep. Jim Pitts, denying allegations he used his influence to get his son into the University of Texas Law School

If your activity results in a situation, get married.

Attorney general candidate Barry Smitherman, advising young men not to "casually engage with the other sex"

Generally speaking, we have made great progress in becoming an independent nation, an ‘island nation’ if you will, and I think we want to continue down that path so that if the rest of the country falls apart, Texas can operate as a stand-alone entity with energy, food, water and roads as if we were a closed-loop system.

Smitherman, to WND Weekly