"I think one of the most threatening places to be in politics is a black conservative because there are so many liberals who want to continue to reinforce a stereotype that doesn't exist about America."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Tim Scott on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Tim Scott on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Tim Scott on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Tim Scott on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Tim Scott on Joseph Stalin
"I know that my grandfather is 92 years old. And he has seen this country evolve in amazing ways. He looks at South Carolina and he says, wow, what an amazing state that we have the blessing to live within because of the evolution."
"As a small business owner for the last 15 years, when I think of what truly changed my life, it was my faith, a strong family, my mom did a really, really good job of encouraging me in very clear and discernible ways."
"I think it's very clear that the American people are frustrated with this move toward socialism. And so whether you're back or white, if you believe that the conservative construct is in the best interest of our future, than you too would be voting with Republicans, and if you had the opportunity to run you'd join us as well."
"We have to attack those things which stand in the way of America progress. And what stands in the way of American progress right now is the federal government."
"There are good people and bad people in all organizations fundamentally however, when you look at the basis of the Tea Party it has nothing to do with race. It has to do with an economic recovery. It has to do with limiting the role of our government in our lives. It has to do with free markets."
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