Charles Wendell "Chuck" Colson (born October 1931) was the chief counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973, during which he organized the burglary of a psychiatrist's office that developed into the Watergate scandal. After being convicted of obstruction of justice he went on to serve a seven-month prison term. While in prison he converted to Christianity and he emerged as a public speaker, author, founder of Prison Fellowship, and chairman of the Wilberforce Forum.
- "[O]ne lesson I learned from Katrina is that we had better win the war on terror and resolve to prevent another 9-11. Katrina exposed how easy it would be to take a city out." Many interpret this statment as a reference to Katrina being "God's judgement to the United States for its sins," though Colson has not made that claim.
- "Religious conservatives claim Katrina was God's omen, punishment for the United States", Media Matters for America, 13 September 2005
- COLSON: "Many think of (civil rights leader) King as a liberal firebrand, waging war on traditional values. Nothing could be further from the truth. King was a great conservative.....Were he alive today, I believe he would be in the vanguard of the pro-life movement and would be supporting Judge Alito." 
- I'd walk over my own grandmother to re-elect Nixon.
- If you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.