Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
David Barton, musing about a supposed connection linking welfare to failure to read the Bible.
Wouldn’t it be interesting to do a study between those that are on welfare and see how much and how often they read the Bible. You know, if Booker T. Washington is right that Christianity and reading the Bible increases your desires and therefore your ability for hard work; if we take that as an axiom, does that mean that the people who are getting government assistance spend nearly no time in the Bible, therefore have no desire, and therefore no ability for hard work? I could go a lot of places with this. I would love to see this proven out in some kind of sociological study, but it makes perfect sense.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott at the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth.
My job’s pretty simple. I go into the office, I sue the federal government and then I go home.
Former President Bill Clinton, mocking Republicans for failing to reprimand Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., when he charged that as many as 80 Democrats in Congress are members of the Communist Party.
Nobody has seen a communist in over a decade.
Part of the North Carolina Republican party platform adopted last Sunday.
Government should treat all citizens impartially, without regard to wealth, race, ethnicity, disability, religion, sex, political affiliation or national origin. We oppose all forms of invidious discrimination. Sexual orientation is not an appropriate category.
Alex Castellanos, a GOP strategist, on his party’s war on women.
Republicans being against sex is not good. Sex is popular.