The First Amendment is not an altar on which we must sacrifice our children, families, and community standards. Obscene material that is not protected by the First Amendment can and must be prohibited.
Although I will miss serving you in the Senate, I look forward to spending more time with family, especially my sweet wife Elaine, whose unwavering love and support made all of this possible.
I was the original little guy. This country gave me an opportunity. I want our tax system to do the same for others facing those same circumstances.
Maybe I should get back to the music-writing phase and write one on tax reform.
If we could get the corporate tax rate down to, let's say, a maximum of 25 percent, it would be a sea change for this country. It would be great.
Only in a nation like ours could someone like me, the scrappy son of a simple carpenter, grow up to become a simple senator.