Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Lawyer and historian John Ragosta, writing that religious displays, like Nativity scenes and Satanist displays, should be kept off of government property.
Religious freedom is not a matter of majority vote.
Former Texas state Rep. Scott Hochberg, on proposed legislation that seeks to expand the right of individuals and businesses to not provide certain services to same-sex couples on religious grounds.
But rather than go at it directly, they’re trying to cover that with the use of religion, which I think is a pretty cynical use of someone’s sincerely held beliefs.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
It is fitting that the first night of Chanukah falls this year on the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. The same spirit of freedom that inspired the Maccabees to rise up against a foreign empire motivated our Founding Fathers to rebel against the Crown on that fateful night.
Fred Malek, a top Republican fundraiser, on a potential presidential bid by Sen. Ted Cruz.
I get the impression that Ted Cruz appeals almost exclusively to the far right of the base, and that he has not attempted to really reach out either to his colleagues in the Senate or to donors who are not in that group.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, in her farewell speech on the House floor.
We know those laws, those laws are the fundamental laws of mankind, and here in the United States, the Ten Commandments that God gave to Moses is the very foundation of the law that has given happiness and the rise of the greatest prosperity that any nation has known before.