"Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."Bill Kristol on Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."Bill Kristol on Albert Einstein
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."Bill Kristol on John F. Kennedy
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."Bill Kristol on Mark Twain
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."Bill Kristol on John F. Kennedy
"There will be trying times during Obama's presidency, and liberty will need staunch defenders. Can Obama reshape liberalism to be, as it was under F.D.R., a fighting faith, unapologetically patriotic and strong in the defense of liberty? That would be a service to our country."
"Conservatives shouldn't count on the Supreme Court to do our work for us on Obamacare. The Court may rule as it should, and strike down the mandate. But it may not. And even if it does, the future of health care in America - and for that matter, the future of limited government - depends ultimately on the verdict of the American people."
"In any case, decisions on troop levels in the American system of government are not made by any general or set of generals but by the civilian leadership of the war effort."
"Shouldn't Democrats insist that Sen. Durbin step down as their whip, the number two man in their leadership?"
"If terror groups are to be defeated, it is national governments that will have to do so. In nations like India, governments will have to call on the patriotism of citizens to fight the terrorists. In a nation like Pakistan, the government will have to be persuaded to deal with those in their midst who are complicit."