Marco Rubio Quotes
At least two of my colleagues in the Senate aspiring to the presidency - Senator Cruz in particular - have voted to weaken the U.S. intelligence programs just in the last month and a half, and the weakening of our intelligence gathering capabilities leaves America vulnerable.
I just don't believe there's anyone else running who has a better understanding of the issues before us now than I do.
Obviously someone has convinced Jeb that attacking me is going to help his campaign. It wont change the way we run our campaign; we're going to continue to give people serious candidacy, that's optimistic but also realistic about America's future, about our challenges, about the direction our country needs to go. That's what I'm going to focus on.
The sanctity of life is a human rights issue. I believe that unborn children have rights. That someone just because they haven't been born and don't have a birth certificate or haven't yet been named, doesn't mean they don't have rights.
This presidential election is critical. If we can hold our majorities in the house and the senate and elect the right person to the White House, not only can we begin to undo the damage of this administration but we can also begin to chart a new course for the future.
If we have a president like Barack Obama for the next four years, many of the things he's put in place will become permanent and many of the problems we have will become more difficult, though not impossible to solve.
If I'm president, I've said that I will invite human rights activists from all over the world, including from China, to my inauguration to send a clear message that America is once again on the right side of the human rights issues.
They [the Chinese] are no doubt conducting the most aggressive cyber operations against America of any group or country on the planet. As president, number one, we need to improve our cyber defences by implementing the best practises.
I see in the Pope's comments a fundamental misunderstanding about the difference between free enterprise and corporatism. In much of Latin America where he's deeply rooted, the word capitalism basically means corporatism, which is these large companies connected to government dominates the society and dominate the economy. In America free enterprise is something very different. It is a place where it doesn't matter if you have buddies that work in government or not, if you have a good idea and you are willing to work hard you can get ahead.
As a Catholic the Pope is the vicar of Christ, the successor of Peter, the head of the church and in theological matters, as a Catholic, I believe that when he pronounces himself from the chair of Peter, which is actually very rare, he is infallible in those decisions. That does not extend to political issues like the economy. On moral issues he speaks with incredible authority and he has done so consistently on the value of life, on the sanctity of life, on the importance of marriage and on the family. On economic issues the Pope is a person.
I'm not out playing golf, I'm not out vacationing with my family and missing votes, I'm running for president. I'm trying to do something ... to change the direction of this country and I've concluded that we're not going to do that without the right person in the White House.
This election needs to be about what comes next. What kind of country will we be in the 21st century?
I think it's disappointing to people that while they are struggling the political class in Washington, the media and everyone else is focused on other things.
The disconnect between Washington and our people has never been larger than it is right now. People feel that political leaders in both political parties are completely out of touch with their lives.
We do need to address immigration. It is a legitimate issue that this country needs to confront. We have a very serious illegal immigration problem that needs to be brought under control, we have a legal immigration system that doesn't work well, it needs to be modernised and made more of a merit based system.
Today, unlike 10 or 15 years ago, we face a world with multiple threats. You have three autocratic governments, Iran, China and Russia, trying to dominate important regions of the world, and then you have the rise of radical Jihad, then you have a basically criminal enterprise with nuclear weapons in North Korea and an assortment of other challenges, for example to democracy in Latin America.