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innovation, and other issues that the congress would like to address as far as updating information laws. if we could seized the initiative where there is consensus, get congress to pass a narrow bill, i think it would allow that the nation to move forward understanding that the open internet has been protected by those elected and it would also allow us to engage in other public policy issues that i think it's clear the real struggle and the conflict is overbroader authority of the f.c.c. we have consensus that the rules are good and so it just shows that it's important that we have these rules in place while congress and policymakers and the f.c.c. start to look at these more challenging topic. this is why you're getting
pushed back from the broadband providers because they're worried about how title two impacts their broader services, not any potential violations which by in charge a few violations they lived under the past few decade. it's important we have the discussion about broadband policy but let he not give rid of it in order to have it. c-span created by america's cable companies 35 years ago and brought to you by as a public service by your local cable or satellite provider. >> a live picture from nashua,
new hampshire for the final speaker coming up in the two-day republican leadership summit we've been covering in new hampshire yesterday and today. wisconsin governor scott walker will be that final speaker. we'll have his remarks here live on c-span and should be getting started shortly. we also should hear from the former governor of new hampshire and he'll speak first and then scott walker is expected to address the group here in nashua, new hampshire. while we wait for to get underway we'll show you one of the speeches from a bit earlier this afternoon. part of your live road to the white house coverage. senator ted cruz of texas spoke earlier today.
problem with that speech from ted cruz there earlier today. we'll be showing a number of these speeches we've covered over the past couple days this weekend and in the coming days here on c-span. also available on our website c-span.org. we're live in new hampshire, nashua new hampshire. live reports from governor scott walker, the final speaker in the two-day first of the nation republican leadership summit that we've been bringing you live here on c-span. we expect it to get started shortly.
folks i'm going to ask everyone to get seated, please, and get comfortable. push folks i'm going to ask everyone to please get seated. please sit down and enjoy your appetizers. and the friends at your table. if folks could sit down and get comfortable i promise the governor will meet every single one of you tonight. enjoy your food and we'll get things start in a few minutes. everybody just take a seat.
while we wait for rargz from wisconsin governor scott walker we'll show you some remarks from declared presidential candidate republican ted cruz, senator from texas from earlier today at the summit. i'm thrilled to be back with so many friends here in new hampshire. it is lovely. last time i was here just a couple of weeks ago there was snow everywhere, so spring time is here! you know, i have to say as i
what coming up i was a little bit startled because i could have sworn i saw hillary's scooby doo van outside. and then i realized it couldn't possibly be that. because i'm pretty sure y'all don't have any foreign nations paying speakers, right? what an incredible gathering this is. has this not been an incredible array of strong conservative leaders for two solid days. what a testament to the desire for americans. we want something new. we want new leadership to change the page and to turn around. you know, the democratic and that says something about the
passion and energy here in new hampshire. and all across this country. everyone of us understands this is a sometime of crisis. our nation is in crisis and yet we don't want to go back to the failed policies of the past. we want to go forward to the future so i want to talk about how collectively 20 months from now we're going to turn this country around. everyone can come together and reignite the promise of america. we're going to get things right. three simple steps to reigniting the promise of america. number one, bringing back jobs and growth and opportunity. my number one priority in the u.s. senate from day one has been economic growth. and we know how to do that.
we do that through tax reform and regulatory reform. on tax reform we need a simple flat tax. so that every american can fill out his or her taxes on a postcard. and then we need to abolish the i.r.s. (crowd cheers) ted cruz: we need to take everyone of them and put them on the southern border. now to our friends in the media i say that somewhat tongue in cheek, but think about it for a second. imagine you travelled thousands of miles through the blazing sun and you swim across the rio
grande, the first thing you see is 90,000 i.r.s. agents. you turn around and go home too. and then regulatory reform. i was out talking to a bunch of farmers in west texas and i asked them what's the difference between regulators and locusts? i said the thing is you can't use pesticide on the regulators. this old farmer leaned back and said "wanna bet? " " /* /* and we need to repeal every word of obamacare. the second key, to reigniting the promise of america is
defending our constitutional liberties, all of them. defending the first amendment our free speech rights, our religious liberty rights and we're at a time where some shy away from defending religious liberty and first right protected in the first amendment of the bill of rights. i'll tell you, i'm proud to stand with men and woman of faith across this country defending our religious liberties. we need to defend the second amendment, the right to keep and bear arms. and i have to say today the "new york times" is having a bit of such an unusual reaction for the
"new york times". i said you know the second amendment is not designed to protect hunting or sports shooting. those are wonderful things but that's not what it's about. the second amendment is about protecting our natural rights from god to protect our lives and families and our homes. and it is also fundamentally about a check on tyranny from government and protection of liberty of the people. now i'm not shocked in the live free or die state. y'all understand what i'm talking about. but the "new york times" today said that notion, live free or die, that the second amendment is a check on tyranny and they said it was strange and it was silly and ridiculous and it was
absurd. let me tell you some other strange, silly absurd people, thomas jefferson george washington, james madison, justice joseph story who said the second amendment is the pal laid yum of our liberties. we needed to defend the fourth and fifth amendment our 40-fivesy and defend the tenth amendment or as president obama calls it, the what? the fundamental protection that says those rights not given to the federal government are reserve reserved for the state and the people.
that means their core areas given to our federal government that they need to do and do well and they need to protect this country stand with the military and secure our borders. but there are other areas where the federal government has no business sticking its nose, areas like education. and we need to repeal every word of common core. push but the third and critical piece to reigniting the promise of america is restoring america's leadership in the world. and i want to take a few minutes focusing on this issue in particular on the foreign policy and national security threats facing this country. on friday i was honored to be down at fort hood where finally
finally, finally after more than five years purple hearts were awarded to the soldiers who were shot by nadal hassan. over five years ago, he committed that terrorist act and yet for this entire time they've been denied the purple hearts that they were owed because the obama administration said it was workplace violence. one of the things i'm most proud of last year i introduced legislation mandating that those soldiers finally receive the purple heart to which they were due. we were able to win bipartisan support and bring together every republican and democrat on the senate arms committee and
supported my amendment and passed it unanimously over the objections of the obama pentagon and in december it became law and which is on friday, five years too late they were recognized for their haireroism and bravery. at the ceremony over and over again as i looked at young soldiers the sentiment i expressed to each of them is i'm sorry. i'm sorry this took five years. i'm sorry the government -- by the way nadal hassan was in communications with a known radical islamic terrorist asking about the per miss ability of waging jihad on fellow soldiers. when he walked through murdering innocent souls including an unborn child he yelled out and
in the administrator's eyes they could not recognize it's terrorism. if we want to restore american leadership in the world the first thing we've got to do is tell the truth. you cannot defeat radical islamic terrorism with a president and administration unwilling to utter the words radical islamic terrorism. you know, we all remember in paris just a few months ago, the horrible terrorist attack that occurred there. that the president referred to as a "random act of violence." there is nothing random when radical islamists with butcher knives go into a kosher deli seeking to murder jews because of their jewish faith. it is a naked act of
anti-semitism and inexplicable this administration won't acknowledge that. our hearts were broken when 21 christians in egypt were beheaded by isis. once again the white house put out a statement saying those 21 lost their lives because of their egyptian citizenship. that was not why they were beheaded. they were beheaded because they were christians. as pope francis powerfully said their blood confesses jesus christ. the next 20 months are going to be a dangerous time. the next 20 months are going to be like lord of the flies. let me tell you something
january 2017 is coming. 20 months from now imagine a commander in chief who stands up with utter clarity and says, we will destroy radical islamic terrorism. imagine a president who stands with our allies whether it is the u.k. or france. we all remember just a few months ago seeing over 40 world leaders walking arm in arm in solidary against france against islamic terrorism and where oh where oh where was the united states of america? you know, if only the terrorists attack the golf course. that might actually get the
white house's attention, holy cow! this is serious! imagine a president in 2017 who says we'll stand with our friend and ally the nation of canada and we will finally build the keystone pipeline. instead of a president who boycotts prime minister netanyahu. and the single greatest national security threat facing america today is the threat of a nuclear iran. this deal the president is pushing forward is a terrible deal. it is an historic mistake. and any candidate for president
who is fit to be commander in chief must be prepared in january 2017 to repudiate any deal that undermines america national security. it is utterly unacceptable and profoundly dangerous for a nation whose leaders lead the people in chants of "death to america" and by the way, that's an actual holiday inn iraneye iran. there every year they celebrate death to america day. it's an anniversary and the supreme leader goes out in huddled masses and together they chant "death to america."
if history teaches any principal, it is that if somebody tells you they want to kill you, believe them. you know, a few weeks ago i was proud to join with 46 other senators signing a letter to the nation of iran. one of those senators was new hampshire's very own senator kelly ayotte. and i'm amused the far left seems to think it's a campaign issue against kelly. kelly stood against iran getting nukes. i'd encourage them to run with that idea. that's terrific campaign issue. shortly thereafter, i went on
msnbc. morning show. and they were kind of slightly upset, much like the white house. why did you sign this letter? do you regret signing this letter? this is a letter that explains that under our constitution there are two ways and two ways only something becomes a law in the united states of america. either you have a treaty signed by the president that is ratified by two thirds of the senate or you have a law that passes both houses of congress and signed into law by the president. if you do neither of those it ain't a law. now iran's foreign minister responded and said, no no, you do not understand. under international law, a head of state has the authority to bind his nation forever and in
perpetuity on any issue he wishes. you know what in the nation of iran that's correct. if someone in iran disagrees of the supreme leader they'll take you and shoot you. but one of the great blessings of the united states of america, is we don't have a supreme leader in this nation. and so on msnbc when they asked if i regretted signing the letter my response was, my only regret is like john hancock that i didn't make my signature bigger. so the ayatollah can read it without his reading glasses. you know, i'm so grateful to be back with each and every one of
you. it was 58 years ago that my father fled cuba. he'd when he came to america, he could not speak english. he was a teenager, 18 years old. he was washing dishes making $.50 an hour, and he was filled with hopes and dreams. the same hopes and dreams that everyone of us, everyone of our parents, everyone of her grandparents had and have. that is the miracle of america. no nation in the history of the world is allowed so many millions of people to come with nothing and achieve anything. it is why we will turn this country around. if you look at the fundamental dna of americans, we are all the children of those who risked everything for freedom.