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The CPAC Speeches

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Rand Paul - "If you have a cell phone, you are under surveillance. I believe what you do on your cell phone is none of their damn business." Video

Mike Huckabee - "These are the things that I know. I know there is a God, and I know this nation would not exist had he not been the midwife of its birth. And I know that this nation exists by the providence of his hand, and if this nation forgets our God, then God will have every right to forget us. I hope that we repent before we ever have to receive his fiery judgment." Video

Rick Perry - "It's time for a little rebellion on the battlefield of ideas." Video

Ted Cruz - "There are a lot of DC consultants who say there’s a choice for Republicans to make. We can either choose to keep our head down, to not rock the boat, to not stand for anything … or we can stand for principle. They say if you stand on principle, you lose elections. The way to do it – the smart way, the Washington way – is: don’t stand against Obamacare. Don’t stand against the debt ceiling. Don’t stand against nothing. I want to tell you something: that is a false dichotomy." Video

Bobby Jindal - "We trust parents to make the best decisions for their children. But this president and his liberal allies don't trust the American people to make decisions for themselves." Video

Mike Lee - "The work remaining before us, this year and for the next three years, is the most important work conservatives have faced in a generation. It is the work of redefining our movement, rebuilding our party, and rescuing our nation. That work will not be easy, or fun, or glamorous. Most of the time it won’t even be noticed. But it is essential to our success. If conservatives do not do this work, we will lose in 2014, and 2016, and beyond. We will lose, and we will deserve to lose." Video

Chris Christie - "We have to stop letting the media define who we are and what we stand for." Video

Marco Rubio - "We are right on the verge, if we make a few right decisions, of a new American century." Video