"At the candidate forum in Carroll last night, I very strenuously emphasized the complete failure of Terry Branstad's "pro-life" record over the 32 years since he was first elected Governor. Carroll County is a strongly pro-life Catholic county. The last question was: Why should people vote for you? My answer was a) to send a shock wave through the political world, not just here in Iowa but across the country. b) To show that principle matters. And c) To let the world know that We the People are coming to take our government back." -- Tom Hoefling
'Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.'
Tom Hoefling on Government:
"Just as 'good fences make for good neighbors,' good government is mainly about knowing where the legitimate boundaries are, and having the courage to defend those borders forcefully. This is true in terms of the defense of our territory, our security, and our national sovereignty, but it also applies to the sworn duty of all of those in government to equally protect the God-given, unalienable rights of each individual person, from their creation onward, their sacred obligation to stay well within the enumerated powers of our constitutions, and of the role legitimate government must play in balancing the competing rights and interests of the people, in order to establish justice."