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    jon huntsman, jr. Quotes

    I've been married for 29 years. My marriage has been the greatest joy of my life. There is nothing conservative about denying other Americans the ability to forge that same relationship with the person they love.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    I don't think you need to run down someone's reputation in order to run for the office of president.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    I come from a long line of saloon keepers and proselytizers, and I draw from both sides.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    I love music, I love all kinds of music, particularly jazz. Jazz is an extension of America. There's no other country in the world that could have produced jazz.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: world  music  america 
     
    The reality, sitting ten thousand miles away, is that we remain the country that inspires. We remain that shining city on a hill.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: reality  inspire 
     
    America is the primary engine of growth in the world and we are the only beacon of free trade left, and open markets.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: world  growth  america 
     
    And the trajectory that our debt is taking now beyond $14 trillion is going to have an impact on our currency. It goes south, and our currency's going to have an impact on our standard of living and affect every family in this country, and over time, our international competitiveness.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: time  living  standard 
     
    Politics is a lot of serendipity. You're in the right place and the right time and you've got the right message, and it either connects for you or, or it doesn't.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: time  right  politics 
     
    People truly reaching across boundaries - be they religious or race, political or geographic. A state that is sincerely civil and respectful of each individual's pathway toward life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be our goal.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    When America closes its doors, so does everybody else.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: america 
     
    I would vote to increase the debt limit if there was a corresponding level of cuts. And if there was some serious talk about a balanced budget amendment, which we as governors always had to deal with.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    I respect the president. He and I have a difference of opinion on how to help the country we both love. But the question each of us wants the voters to answer is who will be the better president, not who is the better American.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    I'm a true native of the Bay Area.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: true 
     
    In a day and age of global competition and instantaneous financial flows, you have to be highly sensitive to the way in which tax policy impacts your overall competitiveness as a country.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    This is a time when the United States should be standing tall. There is no other leader in the world today. We shouldn't be approaching conflicts as a team sport. We either get in an we lead and we do a good job, or you don't get in at all.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: time  world  job  conflict  leader 
     
    It's a tribal state, and it always will be. Whether we like it or not, whenever we withdraw from Afghanistan, whether it's now or years from now, we'll have an incendiary situation. Should we stay and play traffic cop? I don't think that serves our strategic interests.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: year 
     
    I'm not competing in Iowa for a reason.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    At the end of the day, capital is a coward. It's going to flee from wherever it perceives risk to be present in the marketplace...
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: present  risk 
     
    I'm a very spiritual person and proud of my Mormon roots,
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: people  spiritual 
     
    Science is the process of crash testing ideas: you ram the idea head-on into a brick wall at 60mph, and knowledge is gained by examining the pieces. If the theory is solid, the pieces are from the wall. Then we build a bigger wall.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: process  ideas 
     
    Our political debates today are corrosive and not reflective of the belief that Abe Lincoln espoused back in his day: that we are a great country because we are a good country.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: belief  political 
     
    I think we have to be very sensitive to our need to compete, moving forward, and a lot of that is tied to tax policy.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: tax 
     
    The rest of the world cares about how we conduct our affairs because they then take that lead. Were the only leader in the world today. Some are wishing us well, others think that were down and are not going to get back up again, but they are all watching with great interest to see how we conduct our business over the next couple of years.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: world  care  leader  business  year 
     
    I was criticized at some level within the Republican Party by those who say government should not be in the economic development business at all. My response is that the only country I know that doesn't have an economic development plan is Papa New Guinea.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    But economic recovery must be earned. And it will be earned by entrepreneurs and it will be earned by small businesses.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    We're fighting an enemy that is far different than any we have got before. It's a nontraditional kind of war, and I think we need to step back, recalibrate how we go about protecting our borders and protecting our people, and resetting our position in the world.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: enemies  people  world  enemy  fighting  war 
     
    Today, I'm a candidate for the office of president of the United States of America. My kids can't believe I just said that.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: believe  america  kids 
     
    If we can't find cuts in the defense budget, we're not looking carefully enough.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    It's taken a lot of presidents to get us where we are today, a lot of deployments, a lot of wars, a lot engagements. You add them all up.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: war 
     
    The real secret about diplomats is that we're trained to say something, when there is nothing to say, and to say nothing when there is something to say.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    tags: secret  real 
     
    With a weak and rotting core, you don't have much of a foreign policy. You're discounted at the negotiating table, economically and militarily. So when people ask what's the best course of action for the U.S.-China relationship, I can give you ten academic responses. But the reality is we need to rebuild our core.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    My father, one of the great entrepreneurs and philanthropists of this state, taught me that capital - monetary or political - is to be used to benefit others. I intend to continue that tradition.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    A crisis allows us the opportunity to dig deep into the reservoirs of our very being, to rise to levels of confidence, strength, and resolve that otherwise we didn't think we possessed. Through adversity, we come face to face with who we really are and what really counts.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
    In any walk of life, a positive, upbeat outlook trumps any adversarial act. Revenge is counterproductive. Unproductive emotions limit one's ability to move forward, to focus, to think positively, to act creatively.
    — Jon Huntsman, Jr.
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