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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 We repealed ObamaCare lock, stock and barrel on the floor of the House of Representatives, and we voted to cut spending to pre-stimulus, pre -bailout levels, defunding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…)



Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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    |

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…)



Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
Published on The Weekly Standard (

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…)



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…)



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…)



Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Pence Remarks At Values Voter Summit

In Washington

September 17, 2010 765-635-9885

Washington, DC – Congressman Mike Pence delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, during the 2010 Values Voter Summit today in Washington:

“I am honored to be invited to address the 2010 Values Voter Summit:  the largest gathering of social conservatives in America.

“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. All you really need to know is that I’m the father of three teenagers (hence the white hair), I have been married for 25 years to an elementary school teacher who is the love of my life – Karen Pence – and I’m a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.

“What a difference two years makes. I like to say that I’m a conservative, but not in a bad mood about it. But after 2008, it was pretty tough.

“After 2008, most Republicans were still sure of our principles, but we were pretty uncertain about the future. It seemed like there was only a remnant of people in this country unbowed by the glamour and the appeal of the new American left.

“Unprecedented Democrat majorities in both houses, liberal dominance in the media, our courts, our public schools, our universities. It’s extraordinary. It was the force that seemed indomitable to everybody that didn’t know you. Now look at us. Look at what you’ve done. Historic elections in Virginia, in New Jersey, and in the state formerly known as ‘Taxachusetts,’ we have a Republican member of the United States Senate. (more…)


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