“Radical Muslims are the people that are committing these crimes”

Posted on November 23, 2011 in Campaign Statements

Wolf Blitzer, followed up asking for clarification. "So just to be precise, is it ethnic profiling, religious profiling?" the CNN journalist asked. "Who would be profiled?"

  Santorum responded: "Well, the folks who are most likely to be committing these crimes. If you look at -- I mean, obviously, it was -- obviously, Muslims would be -- would be someone you'd look at, absolutely. Those are the folks who are -- the radical Muslims are the people that are committing these crimes, as we've -- by and large, as well as younger males."

Santorum responded: "Well,...

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“If [Iran] has a nuclear weapon [it] will use it to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth

Posted on November 23, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“[Ahmadinejad] has said that if he has a nuclear weapon he will use it to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth. He will use it against the United States of America."

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“You can still provide security without sacrificing our Bill of Rights”

Posted on November 23, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"Today it seems too easy that our government and our congresses are so willing to give up our liberties for our security,” Paul said during a presidential debate earlier this election season. “I have a personal belief that you never have to give up liberty for security. You can still provide security without sacrificing our Bill of Rights."

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“This is a giant step – literally legalizing martial law”

Posted on November 23, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"This is a giant step – this should be the biggest news going right now – literally legalizing martial law,” “This is big,” continued Paul, adding “This step where they can literally arrest American citizens and put them away without trial….is arrogant and bold and dangerous."

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“Obama says that we have people throughout the world with common interests. I don’t agree with him.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"President Obama feels that we're going to be a nation which has multipolar balancing militaries. I believe that American military superiority is the right course. President Obama says that we have people throughout the world with common interests. I just don't agree with him. I think there are people in the world that want to oppress other people, that are evil."

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“We want those brains in our country.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"We want those brains in our country. But in order to bring people in legally we've got to stop illegal immigration. That means turning off the magnets of amnesty, in-state tuition for illegal aliens, employers that knowingly hire people that have come here illegally."

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“That will only encourage more people to do the same thing.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"But to say that we're going to say to the people who have come here illegally that now you're all going to get to stay or some large number are going to get to stay and become permanent residents of the United States, that will only encourage more people to do the same thing."

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“If you’ve come here recently, you have no ties to this country, you ought to go home.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"I did vote for the Simpson-Mazzoli Act. Ronald Reagan, in his diary, says he signed it -- and we were supposed to have 300,000 people get amnesty. There were 3 million. But he signed it because we were going to get two things in return. We were going to get control of the border and we were going to get a guest worker program with employer enforcement. We got neither. So I think you've got to deal with this as a comprehensive approach that starts with controlling the border, as the governor said. I believe ultimately you have to find...

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“Our interest in the Middle East in Israel.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"I think we do our national interests a disservice by jumping in too soon and taking up sides with people we don't fully understand, Islamist groups, pan-Arab groups. Our interest in the Middle East is Israel. And our interest is to ensure that Israel -- that Iran does not go nuclear."

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“My first foreign trip will be to Israel.”

Posted on November 22, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"And the right course for Israel is to show that we care about Israel, that they are our friend, we'll stick with them. If I'm president of the United States, my first trip -- my first foreign trip will be to Israel to show the world we care about that country and that region."

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