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Trent Lott Quotes

"As we watch the aftermath of the elections in Iraq, let's remember that while our own American culture remains young, our course of freedom is not."

"While it may take generations of nurturing, nations founded on and grounded in freedom will eventually overcome and prosper. Once free, folks rarely accept anything less, and that includes Iraqis."

"The vision of a nation formed from many different peoples bound together by a common love of freedom was staked out long before our lifetimes or even our parents' or grandparents' lifetimes."

"While Americans let something as minor as rain impede us from voting, Iraqis snubbed the possibility of death or injury, bravely voting, and sending America a big 'thank you' by their actions."

"The highly motivated young people who comprise the backbone of our military force truly are taking their place as one of America's greatest generations."

"We cannot forget the little things we take for granted in America that remain the disdain of dictators and terrorists throughout the world."

"Most Americans in both red and blue states reject and resent the message being sent by Hollywood and some in the media that values are subjective, to be defined by the individual and not by God."

"Our military isn't perfect, but it's about as close to perfect as humanly possible."

"For many elites in the entertainment industry, academic community and in the big national media, patriotism by 'flag wavers' is a hokey, outdated concept."

"Freedom is never easily won, but once established, freedom lasts, spreads and chokes out tyranny."

"A poor choice of words conveyed to some the impression that I embrace the discarded policies of the past. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by my statement."

"I want to say this about my state. When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years either."

"I'm not a fan of Secretary Rumsfeld. I don't think he listens enough to his uniformed officers."

"Racial discrimination does not always violate public policy."

"The platform we had in Dallas, the 1984 Republican platform, all the ideas we supported there - from tax policy, to foreign policy; from individual rights, to neighborhood security - are things that Jefferson Davis and his people believed in."

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