From the time of the Revolutionary War, when citizens stood forward to defend their liberties against the depredations of tyranny, all the way through Civil War, through the great World Wars, this nation has been defended by the tradition of common ordinary folks who come from behind the plow, come from the store-clerking, come from the classrooms to get on the battlefields — ordinary citizens turned into heroes in defense of their liberty, because that's the potential of freedom.
Rally in Idaho Falls, Idaho, May 12, 2000.
Is he President of the United States? According to the constitution in order to be eligible for president, you have to be a natural born citizen. He has refused to provide proof that he is, in fact, a natural born citizen and his Kenyan relations say that he was born in Nairobi, at a time when his mother was too young to transmit US citizenship.Alan Keyes
So I'm not even sure that he's President of the United States... neither are many of our military people now, who are going to court to ask the question "Do we have to obey a man who is not qualified under the constitution.Alan Keyes
We're in the midst of the greatest crisis we've ever seen and if we don't stop laughing about it and deal with it, we're going to find ourself in the midst of chaos, confusion and civil war. It's time we started acting like grownups.Alan Keyes
The heart of government, coated with whatever velvet gloves you want to put on it, is a mailed fist of force and coercion.Alan Keyes
The travesty of slavery wasn't physical abuse. It was the moral abuse of looking at a human being as if they are an animal.Alan Keyes
The question isn't whether you have a good master or a bad master. It's to be your own master. That is the dignity of humanity.Alan Keyes
Every leader, and every regime, and every movement, and every organization that steps across the line to terrorism must be banished from the discourse of civilized human life.Alan Keyes
I will stand against those who see terrorism when Americans die, but who see suicide bombers who kill Israelis and believe that that is just part of the negotiating process.Alan Keyes
A callous disregard for the claims of innocent human life is the heart and soul of the evil of terrorism.Alan Keyes
You can't build marriage on a foundation of selfish hedonism, because that would be to promise people only roses, and marriage is also thorns.Alan Keyes
Selfish hedonism is not a pejorative. It is a description — an exactly accurate description of what is involved in homosexual relations.Alan Keyes
The Assault Weapons Ban deals with a fictional distinction. You have guns that are exactly the same guns as are banned, in function, that were banned because of the way they look. And you know, that's the whole truth of this policy: it's to make politicians look as if they are doing something, when in point of fact, they are doing nothing.Alan Keyes
The answer to crime is not gun control, it is law enforcement and self-control.Alan Keyes
I deeply resent the destruction of federalism represented by Hillary Clinton's willingness to go into a state she doesn't even live in and pretend to represent the people there. So I certainly wouldn't imitate it.Alan Keyes