The Week in Quotes (Nov. 27 – Dec. 3)

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Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, in a new presidential campaign ad airing in Iowa.

Now some liberals say that faith is a sign of weakness. Well, they’re wrong.

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Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann, in an email to supporters touting Glenn Beck’s announcement that he would vote for the Minnesota congresswoman in the presidential primary.

I am the candidate Glenn Beck trusts to lead America back to prosperity.

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Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, at an Iowa forum where she explained her views on teaching creationism in public schools.

I think what you’re advocating for is censorship on the part of government. So the government would prohibit intelligent design from even the possibility of being taught in questioning the issue of evolution. And if you look at scientists there is not a unanimity of agreement on the origins of life. … Why would we forestall any particular theory? Because I don’t think that even evolutionists, by and large, would say that this is proven fact. They say that this is a theory, as well as intelligent design. So I think the best thing to do is to let all scientific facts on the table, and let students decide.

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Iowa talk-radio host Steve Deace, on Republican presidential contender Herman Cain’s response to allegations that he had a 13-year affair with a Georgia woman.

The statement from his lawyer is the likely kill-shot to his campaign. For an ordained Baptist minister to assert through his attorney that what happens in his private sex life doesn’t matter is preposterous.

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Texas Freedom Network Education Fund President Kathy Miller, in an op-ed published in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

Ignorance promoted by abstinence-only programs has clearly failed to protect many Texas teens. So it’s past time that state officials stop ignoring the problem and support a more responsible approach to sex education in our public schools.

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One Response to “The Week in Quotes (Nov. 27 – Dec. 3)”

  1. Charles Says:

    Hearkening back to the Texas SBOE and the current Presidential campaign, I have noticed that the concept of “American exceptionalism” is getting bounced around. Yesterday, I read an article about how both major political parties believe in it, but they do so in different ways.

    From studying the religious right for so many years, I hace concluded that their characterization of American exceptionalism runs something like the following:

    “God personally established the United States

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