|46th Governor of Kansas|
January 10, 2011
|Preceded by||Mark Parkinson|
|United States Senator
November 7, 1996 â€“ January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Sheila Frahm|
|Succeeded by||Jerry Moran|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas’s 2nd district
January 3, 1995 â€“ November 7, 1996
|Preceded by||Jim Slattery|
|Succeeded by||Jim Ryun|
|Born||Samuel Dale Brownback
September 12, 1956
Garnett, Kansas, U.S.
|Alma mater||Kansas State University (BA)
University of Kansas (JD)
I always think that the party that offers the most hope and ideas for the future is the party that wins.
The next president needs to know foreign policy and not learn it on the job.
Everybody has values. Now, you know it may be formed in a secular setting, it may be formed in an intellectual setting, but everybody comes forward with values.
None of us takes amending the Constitution lightly. The plain fact is this amendment has been exhaustively studied and it really is time to act.
It is time for the government of China to stop holding innocent religious figures in captivity merely for peacefully protesting China's occupation of Tibet.
We must do everything we can to be more aggressive in confronting Syria about what they are doing in Iraq.
Immigration is a volatile issue, but we're in the middle of it now, and probably the worst thing to do is to not do anything. Everybody recognizes the current system is not working the way we want it to work. It has huge flaws to it; need to do something.
I'm a Ronald Reagan conservative, I'm an economic conservative, I'm strong military. But I also voice and speak and work hard on the social issues.
I do a number of things working on human rights issues, prison recidivism rates, and then I also push and have worked a lot on the social issues of rebuilding the family.
At my core, what I think we need to do is to get the basics right again. We need to rebuild our family structure, stay away from redefining marriage, and stand by marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
I think the next president needs to lead on cultural issues and experience, particularly on foreign policy.
As we consider the fast pace of scientific and technological progress in our modern world, we must not lose our moral compass and give way to 'free market eugenics'.
Everybody will say that they're not opposed to immigration; they're opposed to illegal immigration. That's what I'm saying.
What I find is most people have a civics book understanding for how Congress works and how a bill moves.
I went to a number of foreign countries, and during whenever I went, I would try to go to an orphanage or a home for children. And I was seeing thousands of kids around the world that needed homes.
I think we just need to stick to our knitting on the topics and the subjects the American people care about.
Today, as we look back on the history of our nation and take note of how far we have come as a people, we are reminded that we owe a great debt to those who fought valiantly for the freedoms that we easily take for granted.
This is a bipartisan effort. This is just good common sense. This is where the public wants us to go. They want us to not be so dependent on foreign oil.
Unborn children do not have a voice, but they are young members of the human family. It is time to look at the unborn child, and recognize that it is really a young human, who can feel pain and should be treated with care.
Dick Durbin's a worthy opponent on any debate. He's very intelligent, quick. Knows his facts and puts them forward well.
I'd pull my little brother on our motorcycle on an inner tube behind it. We would go fishing, we would hunt some, growing up.