Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network, on the end of the Texas legislative session.
An increasing number of lawmakers in both parties demonstrated that they are losing patience with those who want to turn legislating into tests of ideological purity rather than solve real problems. The real concerns of the vast majority of Texans are good schools and a strong economy. Promoting the culture wars provides no solutions to those concerns.
Far-right favorite U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., declaring her intent not to run for reelection. She narrowly won a fourth term last year over Democrat Jim Graves, a hotel chain founder who is running again in 2014.
My decision was not influenced by any concerns about my being re-elected.
Clyde Dukes, who teaches a course about the Bible in Sonora (Texas) High School. The Sonora course is one of a number identified in a Texas Freedom Network Education Fund report by SMU Professor Mark Chancey that inappropriately promote religious beliefs rather than focus on a study of the Bible’s influence in history and literature.
What change shall be made in our bodies at the resurrection? How does God keep our hearts and minds?
U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Friendswood.
The right to keep and bear arms is granted by God and protecting from government aggression by the Constitution.