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 Rocco Buttiglione - “We request ... the return of all the material that proves to have come from the illegal market,”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “The new soft totalitarianism that is advancing on the left wants to have a state religion It is an atheist, nihilistic religion - but it is a religion that is obligatory for all.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “The family has a social function and so it should be sustained.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “Relativism should be confronted where it damages fundamental human rights, because we're not relativists if we believe that the human being should be at the centre of society and the rights of every human being should be respected.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “Priests have to have the right to say that a sin is a sin.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “If instead one talks about the United States, there's a turning point. You know where you can find it In a film called Pretty Woman.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “If all immoral acts were punished by law, there'd be few people left walking free on the street, we'd all be in jail, including myself probably.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “I can think that you are mistaken, but I have to be ready to give my life to maintain your right to make mistakes. I have to, though, have the right to say that you're mistaken. This is the principal of the liberal society.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “The past was more Christian At times perhaps, in others, though, no.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “Well, politics is always based first on values, because the programmes derive from the values. So clarity on values is the base for politics.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “We desecrated the traditional values, but new values didn't come along.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “There are cases of waste and privileges that must be seriously restructured,”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “I think the State shouldn't poke its nose into the sexual relations of consenting adults.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “But it also seems a fundamental right for a woman to dress how the hell she pleases, so I don't see why the State has to poke its nose in there.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “We want to make a step forward, in which the public sector also takes responsibility.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “John Paul II, above all, managed to contain the huge mass of frustration, of hate that had accumulated in that region, in favour of a peaceful transition. This was, without doubt, something that changed European history.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “The problems faced by this extraordinary monument that represents the heart of Rome demands an extraordinary effort,”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “One needs to know what the hierarchy of values are from which one takes inspiration, and in a democratic society this is the subject of continuous democratic debate.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “We have been evaluating in these last weeks the levels of protection, ... And when there is a potential danger we have introduced stricter security measures.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “The leadership of the UDC has approved a document to withdraw its team from the government and reiterates that the party secretary should work for the creation of a new government ... headed by Berlusconi,”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “We have to immediately send a message to the markets, to whomever wants to invest in Italy, that the country is not going to fall apart.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “No, moral conscience is one thing, the law is another. We have to hold onto this difference.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “The issue is mainly an issue that has to be resolved in the conscience of Mr. Fazio,”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “For Europe, the fall of Communism has to be taken into account, and the fact that in the fight against Communism the recovery of Europe's Christian roots was the driving force.”
 Rocco Buttiglione - “That's possible, and in fact the legislation, the politics should graduate the advantages towards those who have children and give less to those who don't have children.”

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