Quotes of the SOTU and Response

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
By U.S. President Barack Obama in tonight's State of the Union:
In defense of freedom, we will remain the anchor of strong alliances from the Americas to Africa; from Europe to Asia. In the Middle East, we will stand with citizens as they demand their universal rights, and support stable transitions to democracy.
By U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (Fla.) in the Republican response:
On foreign policy, America continues to be indispensable to the goal of global liberty, prosperity and safeguarding human rights. The world is a better place when America is the strongest nation on earth.