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PHOTOS – DAY 2 INAUGURATION NIGHT – FORMAL BALLS

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
The following photos were taken at the Freedom Inaugural Ball on Friday evening, January 20, 2016.  Estimated attendance at  the ball was 20,000 people !   In hindsight, wish I had taken photos of some of the beautiful women and their fabulous ball gowns.  Glamour  was definitely the theme of the evening !   Nancy
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Attendees lined up to go through check points for the Freedom Inaugural Ball

Attendees lined up to go through check points for the Freedom Inaugural Ball

 

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line of security police

line of security police

barricades and security fencing were everywhere

barricades and security fencing were everywhere

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"don't mess with me" security staffer

“don’t mess with me” security staffer

HUGE convention center before the start of the ball

HUGE convention center before the start of the ball

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From the left:  Mary Lou Drake and Nancy Clark

From the left: Mary Lou Drake and Nancy Clark

Presenting the Colors

Presenting the Colors

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PHOTOS – REPUBLICAN CONVENTION 2016 – DAY 3

Friday, July 29th, 2016

 

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Governor Mike Pense of Indiana

Governor Mike Pence of Indiana

Mike Pence and family  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3pW27TMgr4

Mike Pence and family www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3pW27TMgr4%5B/caption%5D

Governor Mike Pense of Indiana www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3pW27TMgr4

 

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Mike Pence and family

Mike Pence and family

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDhqM9ZnVmI

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDhqM9ZnVmI%5B/caption%5D

[caption id="attachment_17660" align="alignnone" width="448"]Senator Marco Rubio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjwFw0WfB-I Senator Marco Rubio
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjwFw0WfB-I%5B/caption%5D

[caption id="attachment_17661" align="alignnone" width="448"]Laura Ingraham  ********** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqNhDVcvrsg (She definitely brought down the house with this one ! )  Laura Ingraham **********
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqNhDVcvrsg
(She definitely brought down the house with this one ! )

Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsz61dalaHY

Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsz61dalaHY%5B/caption%5D

[caption id="attachment_17664" align="alignnone" width="448"]Florida Governor Rick Scott https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uINk3fZ2cfY Florida Governor Rick Scott
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[caption id="attachment_17665" align="alignnone" width="448"]Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rugledge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7Z1OOvBDPs Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rugledge
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[caption id="attachment_17666" align="alignnone" width="372"]Colonel Eileen Collins, Ret, Former Commander, U.S. Space Shuttle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36lvD-EEpZg Colonel Eileen Collins, Ret, Former Commander, U.S. Space Shuttle
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[caption id="attachment_17669" align="alignnone" width="448"]Darrell Scott, Senior Pastor, New Spirit Revival Center Ministries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2FquR7XaaQ Darrell Scott, Senior Pastor, New Spirit Revival Center Ministries
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[caption id="attachment_17670" align="alignnone" width="345"]Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin

Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina

Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina

Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina

Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina

Sandra Henson of Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Sandra Henson of Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Nick Vaughan of North Carolina

Nick Vaughan of North Carolina

From the left:  Ted Hicks and Rod Chaney of North Carolina

From the left: Ted Hicks and Rod Chaney of North Carolina

From the left:  Zan Bunn,  President, North Carolina Federation  of Republican Women,  and Linda Devore, a delegate from Fayetteville , North Carolina

From the left: Zan Bunn, President, North Carolina Federation
of Republican Women,
and Linda Devore, a delegate from Fayetteville , North Carolina

From the left:  Nancy Clark, Conservative Women's Forum and Linda Arnold, National Federation of Republican Women, Regent Chair

From the left: Nancy Clark, Conservative Women’s Forum and Linda Arnold, National Federation of Republican Women, Regent Chair

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Martha Jenkins and Doug Isley

Martha Jenkins and Doug Isley

 

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PHOTOS – REPUBLICAN CONVENTION 2016 – DAYS 1 AND 2

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

 

The Republican convention officially began  on Monday, July 18, 2016, and the speakers were fantastic.  I’ve included links to each of the speeches as they were all so incredibly powerful and informative.    Be sure to scroll down to see the “Special Surprise” !!   Nancy
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Congressman Darrell Issa

Congressman Darrell Issa

Karen  Vaughn , mother of a fallen navy seal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJb_W9EpKBk - her speech at convention

Karen Vaughn , mother of a fallen navy seal
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJb_W9EpKBk – her speech at convention

Amber Smith is the author of Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan, published by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster and will be released September 6, 2016. Smith served in the United States Army as an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilot-in-command and air mission commander in the 101st Airborne Division. She is a combat veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Amber Smith is the author of Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan, published by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster and will be released September 6, 2016. Smith served in the United States Army as an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilot-in-command and air mission commander in the 101st Airborne Division. She is a combat veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

North Carolina Representative Patricia Hurley with Amber Smith

North Carolina Representative Patricia Hurley with Amber Smith

Our state troopers, police, Homeland Security  and secret service  were all very helpful while making sure all went very smoothly

Our state troopers, police, Homeland Security and secret service
were all very helpful while making sure all went very smoothly

I wouldn't mess with this guy if I were you !

I wouldn’t mess with this Secret Service guy  if I were you !

Linda and Matt Arnold

Linda and Matt Arnold

Convention floor before the session begins

Convention floor before the session begins

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Linda Arnold and Sue Googe, Republican candidate, Congressional NC  District 4

Linda Arnold and Sue Googe, Republican candidate, Congressional NC District 4

A voice from the past

A voice from the past

Charlie Kirk, Founder and Executive Director of Turning Point USA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBA4jdU7C_s - FULL SPEECH

Charlie Kirk, Founder and Executive Director of Turning Point USA
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBA4jdU7C_s – FULL SPEECH

Carrie Almond, President, National Federation of Republican Women

Carrie Almond, President, National Federation of Republican Women

Martha Jenkins, Joyce Cotten and a friend

Martha Jenkins, Joyce Cotten and a friend

Martha Jenkins and  Nancy Clark with state troopers

Martha Jenkins and Nancy Clark with state troopers

Cleveland Indians ballpark - Progressive Field

Cleveland Indians ballpark – Progressive Field

From the left:  Linda Petrou, the lady with the blue cap is an enthusiastic Trump supporter !, Martha Jenkins and Donna Williams

From the left: Linda Petrou, the lady with the blue cap is an enthusiastic Trump supporter !, Martha Jenkins and Donna Williams

Jesse Watters (Watters World) with Linda Petrou and Nancy Clark

Jesse Watters (Watters World) with Linda Petrou and Nancy Clark

Parma. Ohio, Firemen Honor Guard, Presenting the Colors

Parma. Ohio, Firemen Honor Guard, Presenting the Colors

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Marlana VanHoose, singing the National Anthem

Marlana VanHoose, singing the National Anthem

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Ben Carson and his wife, Candy

Ben Carson and his wife, Candy

Marcus Luttrell, former Navy Seal and Lone Survivor with former  Texas  Governor Rick Perry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYrglFmNEL0 - FULL SPEECH

Marcus Luttrell, former Navy Seal and Lone Survivor with former
Texas Governor Rick Perry
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYrglFmNEL0 – FULL SPEECH

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Pat Smith, mother of Sean Smith, killed in Benghazi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XfYpOQaJy0 - FULL SPEECH

Pat Smith, mother of Sean Smith, killed in Benghazi
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XfYpOQaJy0 – FULL SPEECH

Mark Geist and John Tiegen, Benghazi Annex Security Team https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZeKBqLmic8 - FULL SPEECH

Mark Geist and John Tiegen, Benghazi Annex Security Team
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZeKBqLmic8 – FULL SPEECH

A SPECIAL SURPRISE - PHOTOS OF MEGYN KELLY BEING " TOUCHED UP" BEFORE SHE GOES LIVE ON CAMERA !

A SPECIAL SURPRISE – PHOTOS OF MEGYN KELLY BEING ” TOUCHED UP” BEFORE SHE GOES LIVE ON CAMERA !

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq7l_lUTdbI - VIDEO FROM THE BORDER

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq7l_lUTdbI – VIDEO FROM THE BORDER

Mike McCaul, Chair, House Committee on Homeland Security  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryUgenlZXFw - FULL SPEECH

Mike McCaul, Chair, House Committee on Homeland Security
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryUgenlZXFw – FULL SPEECH

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Tucker Carlson

Sheriff David Clarke  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVuIhnyggUg - FULL SPEECH

Sheriff David Clarke
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVuIhnyggUg – FULL SPEECH

Senator Tom Cotton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laJDLAg-G4Q

Senator Tom Cotton
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Trump Family

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Senator Ron Johnson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8xJQqWMsaw Senator Ron Johnson
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House Majority Leader - Kevin McCarthy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8BqUrKuts0 House Majority Leader – Kevin McCarthy
www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8BqUrKuts0%5B/caption%5D

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ******** ( be sure  to watch  this !) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH5bwvsIB30 Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ******** ( be sure to watch this !)
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Tiffany Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=helMO-gauvg Tiffany Trump
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHIIXw-nyL0 www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHIIXw-nyL0%5B/caption%5D

Donald Trump, Jr. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tI2CE2ivxY Donald Trump, Jr.
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Ben Carson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUBwCQZ8egI Ben Carson
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PHOTOS – FIRST NIGHT OF REPUBLICAN CONVENTION 2016

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Wow, wow and wow ! The city of Cleveland, Ohio, threw out the red carpet for the Republican convention.  Beautiful downtown buildings were lit up with red, white and blue colors and fireworks exploded in  the sky after a reception on the first night  at the harbor where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located.    
Before the reception, the newly released Dinesh D’Souza movie, Hillary’s America, The Secret History of the Democratic Party, was shown at the absolutely beautiful Connor Palace Theatre.  There were throngs of people filling the theater  and the following photos  were taken at the movie and later at the fireworks celebration.  
www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7e6gLht6OQ&feature=em-share_video_user     MOVIE TRAILER – HILLARY’S AMERICA
THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Ornate foyer of the Connor Palace Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio where the movie was shown. The theatre first opened in 1922

Ornate foyer of the Connor Palace Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio where the movie was shown. The theatre first opened in 1922

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Dinesh D'Souza, creator of Hillary's America

Dinesh D’Souza, creator of Hillary’s America

Dinesh D'Souza

Dinesh D’Souza

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scene from the movie - fireworks with the Washington Monument in the background

scene from the movie – fireworks with the Washington Monument in the background

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One of our early patriots with Nancy Clark

One of our early patriots with Nancy Clark

Pete Hegseth, founder, Vets For Freedom

Pete Hegseth, founder, Vets For Freedom

Martha Jenkins

Martha Jenkins

Security was excellent

Security was excellent

Security at a downtown restaurant

Security at a downtown restaurant

American flag displayed at a downtown restaurant

American flag displayed at a downtown restaurant

photographer/journalist at the restaurant

photographer/journalist at the restaurant

Patriotic convention attendee

Patriotic convention attendee

City skyline taken from a bridge near the harbor

City skyline taken from a bridge near the harbor

striking architecture

striking architecture

Security on the rooftops

Security on the rooftops

Joyce Cotten, Martha Jenkins and a friend

Joyce Cotten, Martha Jenkins and a friend

Spectacular fireworks at the harbor

Spectacular fireworks at the harbor

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Security was everywhere

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From the left:  Martha Jenkins, Donna Williams and their friend

From the left: Martha Jenkins, Donna Williams and their friend

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AMERICA IN RETREAT: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder by Bret Stephens

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

– FrontPage Magazine  –  www.frontpagemag.com

 

America in Retreat:  The New Isolationism and the

Coming Global Disorder   by Bret Stephens 

 

Posted By Bruce Thornton On December 1, 2014   In Daily Mailer,   FrontPage

The 6 years of Barack Obama’s foreign policy have seen American influence and power decline across the globe. Traditional rivals like China and Russia are emboldened and on the march in the South China Sea and Ukraine. Iran, branded as the world’s deadliest state sponsor of terrorism, is arrogantly negotiating its way to a nuclear bomb. Bloody autocrats and jihadist gangs in the Middle East scorn our president’s threats and behead our citizens. Countries in which Americans have shed their blood in service to our interests and ideals are in the process of being abandoned to our enemies. And allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia are bullied or ignored. All over the world, a vacuum of power has been created by a foreign policy sacrificed to domestic partisan advantage, and characterized by criminal incompetence.

How we have arrived at this point, the dangers to our security and interests if we don’t change course, and what must be done to recover our international prestige and effectiveness are the themes of Bret Stephens’ America in Retreat. The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder. Stephens is the Pulitzer-prize winning foreign affairs columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and in his new book he analyzes our current retreat from global responsibility with the same stylistic clarity and analytic rigor that make his weekly columns indispensable reading.

A clear sign of American retreat is the precipitous decline in military spending. “In the name of budgetary savings,” Stephens writes, “the Army is returning to its June 1940 size,” and “the Navy put fewer ships at sea at any time since 1916.” The Air Force is scheduled to retire 25,000 airmen and mothball 550 planes. Our nuclear forces are being cut to meet the terms of the 2010 New Start Treaty with Russia, even as its nuclear arsenal has been increasing. Meanwhile Obama––whom Stephens likens to Canute, the Danish king who in legend attempts to stop the tide––issues empty threats, blustering diktats, and sheer lies that convince world leaders he is a “self-infatuated weakling.”

Unfortunately, 52% of the American people agree that the U.S. “should mind its own business internationally,” and 65% want to “reduce overseas military commitments,” including a majority of Republicans. This broad consensus that America should retreat from global affairs reflects our age’s bipartisan isolationism, the centerpiece of Stephens’ analysis. This national mood is not a sign of decline, according to Stephens, who documents the enormous advantages America still enjoys globally, from its superiority in research and entrepreneurial vigor, to its healthy demographics and spirit of innovation. But it does bespeak a dangerous withdrawal from the policies that created the postwar Pax Americana––even though this global order policed by the U.S. defeated the murderous, nuclear-armed ideology of Soviet communism, and made possible the astonishing economic expansion that has lifted millions from poverty all over the world.

Stephens first traces the history and causes of America’s distrust of military engagement abroad. The left, of course, committed to a universalist ideology challenged by national sovereignty and self-interest, promoted isolationism once the threat of Nazism had been destroyed. Henry Wallace, FDR’s third-term vice president who was “willfully blind to the reality of Stalinist Russia,” vigorously opposed the Truman Doctrine, which saved Greece from a communist takeover in 1947, as a “disaster” and “reckless adventure.” Like progressives today, Wallace believed that America was a global “sinner,” as Stephens puts it. As such, the U.S. should meet aggression with appeasement, and consider those who protect our security to be a greater danger than foreign aggressors.

On the other end of the political spectrum, isolationists like Republican Senator Robert Taft feared the “enemy within,” the “’infiltration of totalitarian ideas from the New Deal circle in Washington,’” more than foreign aggressors. He believed that American foreign policy should be limited strictly to fending off obvious threats to the security of and interests of the American people, which Taft narrowly defined as a military attack on our soil. America’s success in waging and winning the Cold War proved both critics wrong. (more…)

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CONGRESSMAN MIKE PENSE AT CAPITOL HILL TEA PARTY RALLY

Friday, April 1st, 2011
March 31, 2011

Washington, DC—U.S. Congressman Mike Pence delivered the following speech today at a Tea Party rally at the U.S. Capitol:

“I’m Mike Pence. I’m from Indiana.

“To the Tea Party Patriots, Americans all, welcome back to your nation’s capitol.

“With a deficit this year of $1.65 trillion and a national debt of $14 trillion, and a defiant liberal majority in the Senate, it’s time to pick a fight.

“In 2010, the American people sent a deafening message to both political parties in Washington, DC. They said, ‘it’s time to end the borrowing, and the spending, and the bailouts and it’s time to end the Congress of Nancy Pelosi once and for all.’ And you did it.

“And House Republicans have gone to work since being awarded the Majority again. We cut our budgets. We repealed ObamaCare lock, stock and barrel on the floor of the House of Representatives, and we voted to cut spending to pre-stimulus, pre -bailout levels, defunding ObamaCare and ending all public funding for Planned Parenthood of America.

“But House Republicans have run headlong into Harry Reid. Harry Reid actually took to the floor of the Senate and said that our modest down payment on fiscal discipline was ‘reckless, irresponsible, mean-spirited.’

“He even defended federal funding for the Cowboy Poetry Institute in Nevada.

“The truth is they just don’t get it.
“They don’t understand that the party’s over for liberals in Washington, DC. The American people are demanding that we change the fiscal direction of our national government. But I learned a long time ago that things don’t change here in Washington, DC until they have to. (more…)

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ANCIENT BOOKS UNCOVERED IN JORDAN MAY DATE TO START OF CHRISTIANITY

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
FOX NEWS
This artifact was one of 70 ring-bound books, or codices, made of lead and copper that was part of a secret hoard of ancient sealed books found in Jordan.

March 30, 2011    | FoxNews.com

One of the largest and best-preserved collections of ancient sealed books has been discovered in a cave in Jordan and are believed to be some of the earliest Christian documents, according to the BBC.

The 70 tiny books could date back to the first century. Carbon dating tests found that a piece of leather found with the scrolls was over 2000 years old.

Experts say the books, made of lead and copper and bound by rings, may be more significant than the Dead Sea Scrolls, BBC reports.

The writing featured in the books is a form of archaic Hebrew script with ancient messianic symbols, mixed with some form of a code, according to a news release. The codices show notable references to symbols of the Feast of Tabernacle, and depict images of menorahs and fruiting palm trees. (more…)

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MIKE PENCE CRITIQUES OBAMAISM

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
Published on The Weekly Standard (www.weeklystandard.com)

Pence’s Presidential Pensées

An Indiana congressman’s critique of Obamaism.

Terry Eastland

December 20, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 14

It may be startling to imagine the American presidency as a train that “has run off the rails.” But that’s the metaphor Indiana Republican Mike Pence chose in a speech he gave at Hillsdale College on September 20 titled “The Presidency and the Constitution.” Elected last month to his sixth term in the House of Representatives, Pence also delivered a version of the speech in mid November to the Federalist Society in Washington. His sober thoughts on the presidency have been gaining notice in conservative circles, and it’s easy to see why.

Pence assigns responsibility to both Democratic and Republican presidents for the wreckage piling up alongside the tracks. But he is most concerned about the contributions to this disaster being made by the current occupant of the Oval Office, Barack Obama. Pence’s sometimes oblique criticism of Obama is unusual in that it has far less to do with the president’s policies—though Pence’s differences here are deep—than with what the congressman sees as a lack of public virtue or character. Pence says flatly that we need a new president. (more…)

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MIKE PENCE – THE PRESIDENCY AND THE CONSTITUTION

Saturday, October 30th, 2010
Imprimis is the free monthly speech digest of Hillsdale College and is dedicated to educating citizens and promoting civil and religious liberty by covering cultural, economic, political and educational issues of enduring significance.  The content of Imprimis is drawn from speeches delivered to Hillsdale College-hosted events, both on-campus and off-campus.  First published in 1972, Imprimis is one of the most widely circulated opinion publications in the nation with over 1.8 million subscribers.

Mike Pence

October 2010

Mike Pence

Indiana’s Sixth Congressional District U.S. Representative

The Presidency and the Constitution

MIKE PENCE graduated from Hanover College in 1981 and earned his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in 1986. After running for Congress in 1988 and 1990, he was named president of the Indiana Policy Review Commission, a state think tank based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1991. He was first elected to Congress from Indiana’s 6th District in 2000 and was most recently elected to a fifth term in 2008. That same year he was elected to serve as House Republican Conference Chairman. During the 109th Congress, he also served as chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, the largest caucus in the House of Representatives.

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on the Hillsdale College campus on September 20, 2010.

THE PRESIDENCY is the most visible thread that runs through the tapestry of the American government. More often than not, for good or for ill, it sets the tone for the other branches and spurs the expectations of the people. Its powers are vast and consequential, its requirements impossible for mortals to fulfill without humility and insistent attention to its purpose as set forth in the Constitution of the United States.

Isn’t it amazing, given the great and momentous nature of the office, that those who seek it seldom pause to consider what they are seeking? Rather, unconstrained by principle or reflection, there is a mad rush toward something that, once its powers are seized, the new president can wield as an instrument with which to transform the nation and the people according to his highest aspirations. (more…)

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MIKE PENCE – THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION IN THE LIFE OF THIS NATION

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

‘Tread Boldly’

If the GOP wins in November, the 112th Congress could be quite a ride.

National Review Online

By Daniel Foster

September 29, 2010

My analogy is it’s fourth and goal, and we’re going for it, and they know it,” says Rep. Mike Pence (R., Ind.) of the midterm battle between Republicans and Democrats.

“If you’re on the ballot, the next election is always the most important election of your lifetime,” Pence joked, leaning back in his chair in the library at National Review’s New York office. “But I actually believe this is perhaps one of the most important elections in the life of this nation, because either we’re going to start to turn the ship of state back to the practice and principles of limited government — or the Democrats may hang on long enough to consolidate their gains of 2006 and 2008. At the end of the day, I think it’s going to be hard fought. They understand the significance of this election. We understand it.” (more…)

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