28 Total Quotes

Tom McClintock Quotes

Well, I'll be available to debate you before the Republican state convention Saturday. You name the time, and I'll be there.
Tom McClintock
#Debate

He offered a perspective to the debate that will be missed, ... But his decision to withdraw intensifies my resolve to stay and fight.
Tom McClintock
#Debate

I believe that free and civilized societies do not hold prisoners incommunicado,
Tom McClintock
#Believe

I believe that free and civilized societies do not hold prisoners incommunicado.
Tom McClintock
#American Politician #Believe

I know there's a great deal that Arnold Schwarzenegger could teach me about making movies. There's a great deal I could teach him about the fiscal reforms that are needed - desperately needed - to set California back in good order.
Tom McClintock
#American Politician #Movie

Can't you see that marriage is a fundamentally different institution? ... Marriage is the institution by which we propagate our species and inculcate our young.
Tom McClintock
#Marriage

If we repealed all the laws of the world, ... marriage would still exist.
Tom McClintock
#Marriage

The reason marriage is fundamentally different from a civil contract is that marriage is formed for a fundamental purpose — that is to bring a new life into the world.
Tom McClintock
#Marriage

Can't you see that marriage is a fundamentally different institution?
Tom McClintock
#Marriage

You end up with people in the worst possible circumstances: without any job.
Tom McClintock
#Circumstances

Everyone recognizes that the only purpose of that (driver's licenses for immigrants) provision is to send a powerful message that it is the official policy of the state not to recognize, enforce or respect our nation's immigration law.
Tom McClintock
#Purpose

breaks the social compact that gives government its legitimacy. ... It used to be that if a widow didn't want to sell her home to a developer, she didn't have to. ... The government was there to protect her. Now government has become the thug.
Tom McClintock
#Government

vision piece on what California can be.
Tom McClintock
#Vision

Proposition 54 simply says that our government has got to stop classifying us by race, ... It doesn't matter what race you are. The government should treat everyone exactly the same.
Tom McClintock
#Government

This is a great day for California. ... In response to a common danger, the people of California rose to their duties and ordered a new direction for our state,
Tom McClintock
#Danger

to win this election.
Tom McClintock
#Elections

This is the opportunity of our generation,
Tom McClintock
#Opportunity

We are going to spend about $6 billion more this year than we take in, ... The only reason they can even call that a balanced budget with a straight face is, they're taking borrowed money from last year and spilling it over into this year.
Tom McClintock
#Reason

You're handing them monopoly control over all gun sales in California.
Tom McClintock
#Control

This is the most liberal Legislature in the country. I would not be the least bit surprised if it adopted a moratorium or even attempted to rescind the death penalty entirely. But if they do, they'll have a fight on their hands.
Tom McClintock
#Country

Let me ask you the critical question of this convention. What's greater – the differences among us as Republicans or the differences between us and the Democrats?
Tom McClintock
#Republicans

The reason marriage is fundamentally different from a civil contract is that marriage is formed for a fundamental purpose that is to bring a new life into the world.
Tom McClintock
#Marriage

Let me ask you the critical question of this convention. What's greater the differences among us as Republicans or the differences between us and the Democrats?
Tom McClintock
#Democrats #Republicans

Free and civilized societies do not hold prisoners incommunicado.
Tom McClintock
#American Politician

If we repealed all the laws of the world marriage would still exist.
Tom McClintock
#American Politician