We can not continue to allow this over reliance on government to replace the cornerstone institution that has made the American experience possible.
From tea parties to the election in Massachusetts, we are witnessing the single greatest political pushback in American history.
For those who aspire to live in a high cost, high tax, big government place, our nation and the world offers plenty of options. Vermont, Canada and Venezuela all offer you the opportunity to live in the socialist, big government paradise you long for.
Let us agree here today to adopt among ourselves a simple and unwritten rule. We will not rise to criticize someone else's idea unless we are prepared to offer an alternative idea of our own.
I'm blessed to represent Florida in the United States Senate.
I think the United States military is operating under rules of engagement that are too strict and that do not allow us to pursue victory. When I'm president, that will change.