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The historical relationship between Christians and Jews for most of the two thousand years of Christianity has not been good and it's been mostly persecution by Christians of Jews - not all the time, not every place, but mostly it's been that. I think that's just a terribly regretful thing. I don't see it anywhere in the Scriptures that I read, that Christians are to persecute Jews. I think it's been quite damaging. I think it's been a bad witness.

SAM BROWNBACK, interview, May 9, 2006

There's probably a higher level of Christians being persecuted during the last ten, twenty years than ... throughout human history.

SAM BROWNBACK, Rolling Stone Magazine, Jan. 2006

We're in the most powerful nation in the history of mankind so it's incumbent upon us to do everything we can to anybody that's in a persecuted, genocidal position anywhere in the world.

SAM BROWNBACK, interview, May 9, 2006

Your fight -- our fight -- to end abortion in America will be one of the turning points in the history of the world. Just as when Great Britain ended the slave trade was a world history turning point, this movement to end abortion in America is a world history turning point. We must establish the common thought that all human life -- at all stages -- is sacred.

SAM BROWNBACK, speech, Feb. 6, 2004

Good always triumphs over evil, even though it can take a while. Light always overcomes darkness, even though it can seem awfully dark.

SAM BROWNBACK, speech, Feb. 22, 2006

The central Christian thesis is to love. Love God, all your heart, mind, soul and flesh and love your neighbor as yourself - that's the central thesis. It doesn't say anything about hating people anywhere in there, other than that that's not a good thing. And you're even to pray for your enemy. There have been many of us as Christians who have failed to practice the faith as it's called upon and that has been damaging to the faith and I regret that.

SAM BROWNBACK, interview, May 9, 2006

It's not that we think too much about sex, it's that we don't think enough of it.

SAM BROWNBACK, Rolling Stone Magazine, Jan. 2006

I believe that the core battle of our day is the battle to defend the inherent dignity of each and every person, the inherent beauty of each and every soul to be respected and treated as beautiful, unique, and sacred child of a loving God. No matter where they are, no matter what they look like, no matter what their status, each is noble and should be treated as such. The beauty of the individual is truth and we know it in our hearts.

SAM BROWNBACK, speech, Feb. 22, 2006

When people of any community are being persecuted by a stronger, dominant community I'd like to see the United States be the leader in that. Not that you would be a global policeman at all, but that you would be there pressing the global community on Darfur, for example. Look, this is happening. We know it's happening. We can't stand idly by while this is happening. Because I really fundamentally believe that it's goodness that determines greatness. If the United States is good in our heart we will be great as a society. If we lose the goodness and start looking just after our own self-interest we will lose the greatness.

SAM BROWNBACK, interview, May 9, 2006

We must shore up this institution of marriage: The programs like marriage initiatives in the nation's capital, where couples are given community assistance, education, and financial incentives. They need to get married and to stay married. In the battle against poverty we cannot ignore the central role of family structure.

SAM BROWNBACK, speech, Feb. 22, 2006

You can raise good children in single parent households, and many of you perhaps here today come from that type of environment. It is possible and many do it in heroic situations, but it's much more difficult and the numbers move against us in a broad society.

SAM BROWNBACK, speech, Feb. 22, 2006

Children of those who have been incarcerated are five times more likely to go to prison than children of parents who have never been incarcerated. The sins of the father visiting the child.

SAM BROWNBACK, speech, Feb. 22, 2006

Politics are important but your soul lasts forever. So, you know, you make ... decisions on what you think is right or wrong and then you just go forward.

SAM BROWNBACK, interview, May 9, 2006

I've been around the government system and believe me it's built to spend. You've got to change the system, otherwise it's like asking a cultivator to do what a combine does, it just doesn't fit, it won't get it done. You've got to change the system.

SAM BROWNBACK, speech, Feb. 22, 2006


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