James Warren "Jim" DeMint (born September 2, 1951) is an American politician who was a United States Senator from South Carolina from 2005 to 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party and a leading figure in the Tea Party movement. He previously served as the United States Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district from 1999 to 2005. DeMint resigned from the Senate on January 1, 2013, to become president of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.
Jim DeMint Quotes
Jim DeMint #Business #Future
If we want to secure the best jobs in the future, we must make America the best place in the world to do business.
Jim DeMint #Business
We need comprehensive reform that will make America the best place in the world to invest and do business.
Jim DeMint #Change
I just want people to know that if they want to change the direction of the country, they can do it, but only if they're active, informed, and engaged.
Jim DeMint #Dad #Mom
One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.
Jim DeMint #Freedom #History
We know from our own history that democratic institutions take decades to mature, and we know from past conflicts that freedom is not free.
Jim DeMint #Education #Health
I would support a devolution of power out of Washington for education, health care, transportation.
Jim DeMint #Family
Well, one of the most important things for Americans to be reminded of is that a lot of the exceptional nature of our country is founded in Judeo-Christian values that promotes individualism, personal responsibility, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to family, charity.
Jim DeMint #Freedom #Government
Motorists who want to save money on gas will demand and buy more fuel-efficient vehicles. We should not limit their freedom with more government regulations.
Jim DeMint #Government
You've got the Democratic Party that now depends on more government spending and actual building the dependence on government in order to increase their political party.
Jim DeMint #History #Marriage
Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage - the union between one man and one woman - has been the building block of civilization, and at no point in our nation's history has that foundation been under more severe attack than now.
Jim DeMint #Home
I don't need to be asking for money for local museums and other projects just to make me look good back home.
Jim DeMint #Hope
If we become too scared to confront the chief problems of our time, there is no hope of ever solving them.
Jim DeMint #Marriage
Marriage is a religious and state issue.
Jim DeMint #Peace
If you remember you just have one constituent, and that's God himself, and if you try to please him I think you usually come with a lot steadier pace and a lot more peace in your life.
Jim DeMint #Politics
Well, purity - there's no purity in politics.
Jim DeMint #Positive
We have been blessed with a healthy, growing economy, with more Americans going back to work, and with our Nation acting as a positive force for good in the world.
Jim DeMint #Change #Fear #Freedom #Hope
The hope and change the Democrats had in mind was nothing more than a retread of the failed and discredited socialist policies that have been the enemy of freedom for centuries all over the world. I fear America is teetering towards tyranny.
Jim DeMint #Courage
I want to find the candidates who understand the principles of American exceptionalism and have the character, the courage, and the confidence to actually lead the greatest nation in the world.
Jim DeMint #Education #Food #Government #Health
Well, we lost a lot of our independence already. We are dependent on China for credit. We are dependent on Middle Eastern countries for energy supplies. And many Americans are dependent on the government for their income, health care, education of their children, food stamps.
Jim DeMint #Freedom #Future #Government #Hope #Society
Today is a celebration of hope for the Iraqi people. The Iraqi people can now take control of their government and their future by creating a society that protects the rights endowed to us by our creator - life, liberty and freedom.
Jim DeMint #Government
I believed the only thing that could turn around this government spending and mounting debt would be if the people rose up.
Jim DeMint #Government #Society
As more people rely on government programs, the harder it becomes to conduct the necessary reforms to preserve them to help our society's most vulnerable.
Jim DeMint #Government
I think people are confused about what the Tea Party is. I mean, they were a broad cross-section of Americans who came together concerned about our debt and our spending. And they're interested in constitutional, limited government. And so they're not one group of people. They're thousands of small groups all over the country.