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watched rachel on and theshe was thing that struck me, she said, as it was going on in france, we just don't know what is going to happen now or next. we do not know. and i thought, that is the same experience i had as governor of virginia. i stood by those firemen, i did what was necessary to deal with the economic consequences. in other words, i was the chief executive of a state in crisis at that -- and that is real experience. you know, i grew up in the cold war. i was the son of a meat cutter. my mother was a secretary. i studied foreign policy at the university of virginia. when my country called me
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when my country called me at the end of my degree, i answered the call, and and listed in the nited states army. i was taught to be a soldier at four campbell, kentucky. i was taught to be an intelligent agent in arizona. i learned at that point what the enemy was all about, their adversaries, and how to understand them. i was then sent to the defense language institute and taught german. i was assigned to be an intelligence agent and west germany on the behalf of nato. i was there, in europe, for my country and my allies. i might mention to you that one of the other people in this race is lindsey graham, who is also a veteran. he is running an ad that he is the only veteran in the race. i have called on senator graham
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to withdraw that ad. we are both veterans. i went to law school on the g.i. ill. after returning to richmond, i was elected to be chief prosecutor, attorney general of virginia, governor of irginia. when i became governor, i removed the car tax, and cap my ord. hat is what people are looking for today, someone to go into office and do what they promised to do. the 999, i was asked by department of defense to chair the commission on weapons of mass destruction because the congress wanted to know where we were. i want you to know that in 1999, 2000, and 2001, we warned specifically that an attack on
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the united states homeland was highly probable. and, the action was necessary to protect this country. at that time, we discussed the fact that the border was not secure. we discussed the fact that our freedoms needed to be maintained in the united states, even in a time of crisis, and that we would always keep our commitment to freedom, liberty, safety. now, we have challenges. we have challenges that we are facing in this country, for example, the illegal immigration issue that has been brought p. i want you to know, ladies and gentlemen -- many of you may not like what i'm going to say -- we, as a republican seem to be on the attack against the latino community.
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we seem to be expressing attacks on the constitution when we threaten to take away birthright citizenship in this country. yesterday, donald trump proposed a federal deportation force to rip up our society, at the very time that we need unity. i will you to know, this is fascist talk, and unworthy of the great republican party of the united states. it may be acceptable to some people, but it is not acceptable to me. abraham lincoln called on us as americans and republicans to be the better angels of our nature. i, for one, will not listen to ur worst demons. i will be wanting to know what the people of florida, and republicans of florida want.
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i'll be tough on drugs. i was a strong education governor. i do not believe in common core. on the gun issue, i am a member of the board of directors of the national rifle association. i believe in gun rights. i will tell you what i will do, if you, in this room, and all of your friends and colleagues in florida picked me on your ballot. what i will do is i will change washington, d.c. to restore our place in the world. i will do that. we have to call the enemy what it is. t is radical islamism. that is the enemy of this country. we do not need to be lured into condemning all muslims among us that are loyal to the united states because they exist. we must be resolute against the doctrine that the heads people, bernstein will alive, and slaves
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women and children, and attacks innocent people in places like paris. we will be resolute. our president has failed. weakness is provocative. paris is only the beginning. as obama, i have watched him closely. when he first became president, he went to egypt and apologized for this country, and send that message into the middle ast. they went to west point and said, don't worry, you are not going to be put into any kind of conflicts in the future, which i thought was a terrible message from the commander in chief. then, he went to the national prayer breakfast and said, don't orget, the christians during
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the crusade were just as bad. i said, at the time, that was the worst thing i had ever heard of president of the united states ever say. [applause] don't forget, the people of the left-wing of this country, they heard me say that, and they knew the i said that. this is an uncertain voice that has now led to confrontation between us, confrontation with the iranians, who now have a deal that almost ensures them a nuclear weapon in the middle ast, and finally, this new mexico war which is rising as we saw last night. weakness is provocative in the world today. hillary clinton's leadership has failed too. hillary clinton, who is sliding away from her responsibility in the disillusionment of libya. hillary clinton who was for the keystone pipeline, and who is ow against it.
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hillary clinton who was operating her foundation at the same time she was secretary of date with foreign people that she was talking to. er e-mails were deleted. that led me, in this past april, to say that hillary clinton could never do her job of restoring trust with the american people. therefore, hillary clinton is disqualified from the race for president of the united tates. [applause] if you, in this room, will start to tell the pollsters -- it all seems to be about pulling -- that you are for jim gilmore. if you will pick me, if you will
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elect me in your primary as president of the united states, i promise you i will bring a certain voice to this country, and i will bring real experience that has authority behind that voice. real experience. not as an insider in the congress, but as somebody who actually run a state, and has real experiences as a veteran, and real experience in foreign policy the other candidates simply do not have. i will take the lid off the defense budget, and we will begin to restore america's military strength. e will rebuild our navy, which keeps the ceilings open and protects us here and we will rebuild the army which has been so unfitted because of the wars we have had to do overseas. we will add another combat brigade to the united states marines. ladies and gentlemen, we will stand with our allies, and restore america's position in the world.
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[applause] now is the time, the critical time, after the critical experience we have seen last night. now is the time for certain eadership. america must sound a certain trumpet at this critical moment when so much is at stake across the world. you have to have a president who will speak for the righteousness of our nation. and, talk to people across the world about the justification of the justice of america. i did that when i was a simple soldier in europe as an intelligence agent there talking to our german allies. i spoke of our country. i never felt like i was an occupier when i was serving overseas for this country. i felt that i was a soldier standing on the ramparts of liberty.
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that is where we all are. assure you. we are, believe me, an exceptional nation. i've seen countries all across his world. i visited 18 countries. i visited afghanistan, israel, croatia. i lived in europe on behalf of our country. i know the world. and i know this. the united states of america is not only the exceptional nation of the world, it is understood o be such. we have no reason to apologize for the justice and righteousness of the american people. [applause] so, what i say to you now is in the face of what we saw last night, and what we have seen in the past, this is a crucial
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time. it is no time to put an experienced amateurs in the white house. promise you that. in the meanwhile, with american leadership, the 21st century is not destined to to send into savagery or barbarism. it is not destined to do hat. with american leadership and american exceptionalism, we will lead the way for century into a time of liberty, decency, and an lignment -- enlightenment. -- and advancement. if you choose me to be a president, i will provide that leadership. i'm asking for your vote. thank you very much for the chance to be here today. [applause] > thank you.
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mr. jindal: thank you all very, very much. thank you. thank you all for that very warm welcome. thank you very much. what an honor to be here with you tonight, today, this morning. this is the most important election of our lifetimes. but even before i start, i want to talk about one thing before i even get to my remarks. i want to talk about something that happened this week. i just feel the need -- i want
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to talk to about donald trump's nsane comments about dr. carson. look, i am all for vigorous debate. those of you that watch the debate know that i went after some of my fellow republicans for being big government, big spending republicans. but when we have a republican talking about -- it doesn't even matter if he is talking about another republican, we have a candidate talking about somebody lse, and he manages to use the words "child molester." i thought at first maybe this was a "saturday night live" sketch. then i realized he was serious and he gets mad at the voters of iowa. there is a line we should not cross. [applause] you may like dr. carson, you may not like dr. carson. you may be thinking about voting for him, you may not vote for him. look, i hope you vote for me, quite honestly. but whatever you think about dr.
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carson, there is a point at which we have to say enough is nough. we will not bear false witness gainst each other. and that is where we need to draw this line. now, speaking about these days, the media loves to say who is up, who is down. look, i will leave it to you to decide who one, -- won, who lost those debates. i want to talk about this for a few minutes. one of the things that is losing is the first amendment to the onstitution. you know what i mean by that? let me give you two examples. look at what is happening on the campus of the university of missouri. i don't pretend to know all the details, and i am against racism in any shape, form, size, instanced, but let's look at the
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political correctness that has aken shape at this university. i feel bad for the students. i thought universities were supposed to be places where they were taught competing ideas. instead the students are now being taught they should be protected from any kind of ideas hey disagree with. these are going to be the future leaders. can you imagine them sitting across the table at -- negotiating with the chinese or the iranians? are they going to demand safe zones? a they going to demand certain words not be used in most discussions? we sought in new hampshire, they were told to get use the word "american." that is politically -- that political he and correct -- politically incorrect nonsense has to stop. [applause]
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president obama has worked overtime to try and teach us that we are all victims. that is not the american way. our kids have to learn how to stand up for themselves. they have to learn about a robust debate of ideas. if they disagree, they should have to debate and defend their ideas. where do they learn how the will world -- the real world works? we are losing not only our freedom of speech rights, but we are losing our first amendment religious rights as well. you've got to the left now try to take god out of the public square. you have a principal up in northwest louisiana, the aclu went after them for simply saying, "god bless you," to some parents. they are being told they can't follow their conscience. they have to choose between operating their businesses or ollowing their conscience when
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it comes to traditional marriage. enough is enough. there is no freedom of speech without our religious liberty rights. let's say this slowly so even hillary clinton can understand this. the united states of america did not create religious liberty. religious liberty created the united states of america. cheers and applause] these on the left need to understand they don't have a right not to be offended. they do have the right to the same freedoms that you and i work for ourselves. the quicker off they learn that, the better off they will be and the better america will be. i came to talk to about why this is such an important election. i have asked audiences -- i have been all over the country campaigning -- i asked people
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what you think is the worst thing president obama has done o our country? the best answer i have gotten is, he took the oath of office s president. but if you really try to answer hat question, we can spend all morning talking about the $18 trillion of debt, about the epa trying to regulate the water in our backyards, about planned parenthood selling baby parts across this country, record low participation rate in the workforce, a foreign policy where we want stand with israel, and a truce with iran, which makes no sense to me at all. but one of the worst things this president is trying to do, he is trying to change the very idea of america. every time you listen to him
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speak, it is all about redistribution, taxes, borrowing. the american dream is not to have the government take care of you. my parents came here almost 45 years ago in search of freedom and opportunity. back then, they had never been on a plane before. they had never visited america before. they didn't even know anybody who had been to louisiana. -- to come back and tell them whats the like. and they came anyway. my kids don't understand this, but there was no google. you couldn't look at up back i ind then either. [laughter] my mom was pregnant with me and they left behind their friends, their parents, their families. they came for the idea of freedom and opportunity. they were coming for the american dream. my mom, she went to school at lsu. my dad, he came here to work. got his first job literally calling companies out of the ellow pages. when i was born a few months later, i was what you would politely call a pre-existing condition. [laughter] my parents' insurance didn't cover me.
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he went to that doctor at a woman's hospital. no government forms, no insurance. he simply said to that doctor, i want to send you a check every month until i pay this bill in full. [applause] that is how we used to do things in america. i don't know how that would work today. i asked my dad, how do you pay for a baby on layaway? [laughter] if you skip a payment, do they take the baby back? he said you were such a bad little baby we would have skipped a payment on purpose just to send you back. no, you are paid for, don't worry about it. i tell you that because my parents came here and chased the american dream. they have lived the american
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team. and this is what this election is really about. i we going to fight for the american dream for ourselves and our children, or are we going to let this country go down the path of socialism? that is why this is the most important election of our lifetimes. i want to talk to you about how my parents came here. when they came to this country, they came to this country legally. cheers and applause] let's talk about immigration. a smart immigration policy makes our country stronger. a dumb immigration policy makes our country weaker. and today we have got a dumb mmigration policy. how do we fix it? e don't need a comprehensive approach, we don't need a thousand page bill, the first thing we need to do is we need to secure our border once and
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for all. we need to stop talking about it. we can get this done in six months if we were serious about t. it wouldn't be perfect, but we can get it done in six months. the reality is we know why the left doesn't want to do it, but there are also a lot of republicans in d.c. who don't want to do it. they want groups who want open borders and common core, and they threaten these republicans, saying if you don't do what we nt, we went support your campaigns. we also have to put an end to sanctuary cities. [cheers and applause] cheers and applause] i do know -- i know congress wants to defund them. that doesn't go far enough. i have a package that would say to these mayors and councilman, if you want to break the federal law, we will hold you criminally responsible.
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hold them as accessories to these crimes committed by people who shouldn't be here in the first place. if you locked up if you mayors, i bet you wouldn't have sanctuary cities anymore in america. generations of great strength of america has been a melting pot. the left says that is politically incorrect. that is xenophobia can culturally arrogant. instead we should be the salad bowl. that is the dumbest thing i've heard in a long time. plus, we don't make anybody come here. if somebody doesn't want to be an american, don't come to america. cheers and applause]
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and don't use our freedoms to undermine the same freedoms we give to everybody. i'm tired of this divider in chief in the white house. folks, we are not african, we are not asian-americans, we are not rich or poor americans, we are all americans united as one. cheers and applause] let's be honest, this is what a smart immigration policy looks like. if you want to come to america,, legally. learn english, adopt our values. when you get here, roll up your sleeves and get to work. that is what a smart policy looks like. i have said something about immigration a couple months ago that made hillary clinton upset.
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so i have decided to say it again and again as often as i can. this is what i said, a very important point. immigration -- with immigration, we must insist on assimilation and immigration. let's be honest, assimilation without integration is not immigration. that is an invasion. that is what we see happening in europe. e must not let that happen here. you've got -- you've got second, third generation immigrants in europe that don't consider themselves parts of that country or societies or values. folks, we must not let that
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happen here. this melting pot has been a great strength of america for a long time. i want to talk about these awful, awful tragic events that happened in paris yesterday. we are all aware of the awful massacre, and we need to say prayers. the families that have been brutally victimized by these terrorists. you may have seen that this wasn't just an attack on france or paris, this is an attack on freedom and free people everywhere. including right here at ome. you may have seen the french president declared a national state of emergency and close to their borders. [applause] folks, it is time for us here in america to secure our borders and to keep our people safe as well from these radical people -- evil terrorists. cheers and applause] it is time for us to be honest about the enemy that we face. how can we defeat this enemy when we have a president who won't even be honest about the
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threat we face? we need a president with more honesty to tell us, look, we don't need political correctness. we don't need a president apologizing. we need a president who will say this: islam has a problem. radical islam. it is not enough to condemn generic acts of violence. they must make it clear and name these individuals by name and say that they are not martyrs. if you kill in the name of islam, you are not a martyr. you are not going to enjoy a reward in the afterlife, but rather you are going straight to ell, where you belong. cheers and applause] but today, we have a foreign policy were our friends don't trust us, our enemies don't fear nd respect us. illary clinton, the only thing
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she has ever run is this president's failed foreign policy. the president went to the pentagon several weeks ago and said we can't win this conflict with the guns. we will have to change hearts and minds. folks, this is an evil comic evil enemy. -- evil, evil enemy. mr. president, sometimes it does take guns. and sometimes you've got to kill evil terrorists before they come ere and kill us first. ou know, i have talked a lot about the challenges facing our country, both domestic and abroad. i am here to tell you that i still believe our best days are ahead of us. i still believe we are blessed to live in the greatest country
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in the history of the world. you know, it is not inevitable. our 40th president ronald reagan reminded us that we lived in that shining city on the hill. but he reminded us that any generation -- every generation of americans must renew for you reminded us that every generation of americans must renew for themselves those principles of freedom. previous generations spilled blood and chatted a cash and tragedy to give us the freedom we have inherited. the hour is late but not too late for america. i wanted to be known that when that day comes, we did everything possible to save the idea of america will stop is a what you is about whether we america the idea of slip away. [applause] the idea of america has done more to fight for freedom and defenseless than any other civilization in the history of the world. [applause]
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.> shame on those in d.c. giving away the idea of america. shame on us if we let them do it. as long as i have breath in my body, i will fight to save the idea of america but i cannot do it alone. i'm here to ask you to join a cause. my dad taught me americans can do anything. then and i believe it now. i think you believe that as well. [applause] >> i think you have been frustrated these seven years that you also believe our best days are ahead of us and you want to believe again we are blessed to be in the greatest country in the history of the world. but a lifelong conservative i'm actually angrier at the republicans this evening then i am at the democrats this evening. [applause]
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>> at least the democrats are honest. us he's aders tells socialist. the republicans tell you one thing and they get elected and do another. they told us give them the majority. and given them obamacare, amnesty. volunteered, donated, got the majority. what happened? nothing. they've are ready given up on defund planned parenthood and stop the iran deal. [applause] thistold you i couldn't do without your help. i'm here to ask you to believe again. i know with your help and with
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god's grace, we will and we can be victorious. it's time to take our country --k from the spectral special interest, time to stand up and rescue the idea of the american dream, time to send a message that we will not allow iran to be a nuclear power, time to send a message to our children. leave for them the same freedom and opportunity are parents left for us that brought my parents here 40 years ago. it's time to believe again in the idea of america. god bless you and thank you very, very much for coming out today. thank you. thank you very much. [applause] ♪
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mr. paul: thank you. thank you. ♪ thank you. [applause] i just came down from new hampshire, and i'm reading a book about hamilton and jefferson. they have a quote from hamilton he says, "the national debt is a public blessing." [laughter] thomas jefferson sort of response that really it is more of a curse than a blessing. we still have some of the same discussion going on in the republican party and in our country. we have a discussion, we have hamiltonian's and we have jeffersonians still in our party. i think the debt is a great threat. [applause] it won't surprise you that some disagree, and some think that, well, it doesn't matter where we
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-- what we borrow the money for, but if we spend it on advancing the military, it is fine. i guess the problem i have is that if you are going to spend $1 trillion of new money that is going to be added to the debt, does that make us stronger or weaker? >> weaker. mr. paul: admiral mullen, career officer, said that he thinks the biggest threat to our national security is our debt, and i agree with him. i don't think we project strength from brink of secord. i think the further we get into debt, the further danger there is that we might destroy the currency, we might destroy the country. so this is a debate we are going to have paid now we have staring us in the face this terrible tragedy in paris. we think to ourselves, what are we going to do, how are we going to defend our country, how will
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we be safe? one of the things i think we have to learn and one of the lessons we should learn from the tragedy in paris is that we have to be very careful and very cautious, extraordinarily cautious, about who comes to visit, immigrants here, and who studies here. [cheering] [applause] once upon a time after 9/11, we had a program that had extra scrutiny for those are wanted to visit us. i am all for that. in fact, i tried to be instituted this. president obama canceled it. the one thing president obama came up with was canceling a program of those who scrutinize those who come to visit us. but i try to reintroduce this. you will recall there was an immigration bill, rubio and schumer. so i put forward an amendment called trust but verify, because the biggest problem to all types of immigration reform is people say, oh, we are going to secure the border, and it never comes. we leave it up to the president, if you republican presidents, and it never comes.
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so i had an amendment that said, you know what, we will check up on the president. we will have a check and a balance. and each year, congress will vote on whether or not the border is secure. i also put in this amendment, the increased scrutiny for those want to come here as students or visiting or immigrating. particularly from about 25 countries -- you can guess which ones. the thing is that those who came and attacked us on 9/11, they were here on student visas, they overstayed their visas, we didn't know they were here. two of them were on the watch list. the cia knew they were in san diego, but the fbi didn't for some reason. so we let -- we let our guard down. but when i introduced my amendment to the immigration bill, unfortunately i got some
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opposition. your senator, in fact, opposed me on this. i tried to pass something that i think was a conservative proposition to the immigration bill that would've had more scrutiny for refugee, for visitors, for students. one of the reasons i became very concerned about this is that i live in a little town in kentucky, in bowling green, and we had two people come from iraq, refugees -- still try to figure out how you have people seeking political asylum when we won the war -- [laughter] but they came to bowling green and then decided to buy surface-to-air missiles to attack us. we caught them, fortunately, it i'm asking the question: who in the hell is in charge of scrutinizing these people? [applause] so my an amendment would have required fingerprinting, background checks, and extensive scrutiny of those who are coming to visit us. [applause]
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i thought this would get conservative support because i think we do need to know who is coming and who is going across our border. i thought it would have made the immigration bill much stronger. but here is what happened, and this is not widely known, but there was a deal made between marco rubio and chuck schumer, somewhat of a seagull deal -- secret to deal, but also somewhat well-known now. they agreed to block all amendments from conservatives. so what you wound up with was a bill that no conservative could support. but to me, it is also about national security. because when we look at our border, you can't have a wide open border. you do have to have control of your border if you are going to be a nation. [applause] some will say, it doesn't matter, we don't like you because you want to spend $1 trillion more than what we are spending. guess what? we already spend over $600 billion on the military,
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including another $40 billion on homeland security. what i'm saying is let's spend it wisely, but let's don't add to the debt to do this because the debt is dragging us down. in fact, there is a secret -- [applause] there is sort of an unholy alliance going on in washington, and this is really -- rush limbaugh put it while the other day, he said republicans are losing their high moral ground. we can no longer blame it on the democrats because, guess what, both parties are now the problem. we raised the debt ceiling -- [applause] we raised the debt ceiling, and -- ceiling an unspecified amount. mr. president, you can raise it as much as you want until march 2017. so i kept him awake until 3:00 in the morning, filibustering against it. [cheering]
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[applause] i can tell you they were less than happy with me, and i heard a few words that i cannot reveal on the national stage as they walked by my desk. there were quite a few epithets being hurled at me because they were unhappy at being there at 3:00 in the morning. i said, look, the country is worth us having a debate over this. [applause] and i told them, i said, you go outside the beltway -- this was at 2:00 in the morning -- i said, you drive outside the beltway and you stop at the first grocery store, you stop at the first convenience store gas station, and you introduce yourself to the first person you meet and you ask them, is it a good idea to raise the debt ceiling and raise the spending at the same time? it is like giving the college kid who has $2000 of debt on their credit card, giving them more credit. who does that? we need to reform our spending.
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and then what they will tell you, here is what you get from the establishment. the establishment says, oh, well, we don't have the votes and we will have to have a republican president. when i was elected in 2010, there was this big tea party tidal wave. we came in, but all we took was the house. we didn't take the senate, but we had a debt ceiling vote. we had a debt ceiling vote, and the president said, i will not negotiate with a gun to my head. and then he promptly negotiated. and we got what was called the sequester. the sequester has been missed described by most in the media. it was not a cut in spending, but a slowdown in the rate of both of spending. the government was still growing, but at a slower rate and it was at least something positive. we got that with only one republican house. now we have a republican house, a republican senate, and we've
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got squat. we went the wrong direction. [cheering] [applause] what has happened up there is many of the members have become like furniture. all right? in your shop. status quo. the only way you will ever fix it is we need term limits for everybody. [cheering] [applause] people ask me, they say, what is the worst thing the president has done? i say, how long do you have? [laughter] but really what i think it all is, it is not just obamacare, the banking regulations, if i'm going to sum it all up in one statement i would say it is the collapse of the separation of powers. [applause] you remember what he said?
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he said, i've got my pen and i forgot my phone, and by golly, he is going to do what he wants. time and time again. the separation of powers was one of the most important things that our founders gave to us. in fact, madison put it this way, he said we would have code equal branches of government, they would check and balance each other, and we would pit ambition against ambition. ambition of congress to want more power would be pitted against the president who wanted more power, and they would check and balance each other. but if i had to give you an estimate of the way washington works now, i would say the president has 1000 fold more power than congress. why? because you have a congress that rules over, plays dead, and has become an inconsequential. [cheering] [applause] we have the power to control spending right now. spending expires at the end of
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the year. automatically, it is in the law. so what happens when spending expires? let it all expire until the democrats they've got to restart it. do you know what it would take? how many people would rather defund planned parenthood? [cheering] [applause] planned parenthood goes away if we let it expire. and then to restart it, if the other side wants to refund planned parenthood or any of a thousand waste will programs, they would have to have a majority in the house and 60 votes in the senate. see, they are not being honest with you. they are saying we can't defund everything -- anything because we can get 60 votes. it all expires automatically if we will let the spending expire, and a second later we can restart it. what needs to be restarted. tell the democrats they need 60 votes to fund planned parenthood. [applause] [cheering] [applause] when we look at the problems
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that we face, and we look at who we are going to choose as our next commander in chief, i am reminded of what i think is probably the worst candle of the last eight years, and that is benghazi. it isn't the movie, it isn't the spin afterwards. politicians are almost uniformly disco -- dishonest. but what gets me about benghazi more than anything else is that time after time, maybe a dozen times, hillary clinton was asked for more security and it was denied. in the spring of that year, she began sending people home. she began telling our troops over there not to wear their boots because we were defending the freedom fighters in libya. told them not to care their
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weapons because guns are dangerous and we don't want to -- we don't want to show the freedom fighters that we think we need guns. she sent home a special forces team of six guys in february. she sent home another special forces team in march. in april, they requested the use of a plane. denied. do you remember on the night of attack -- the attack what happened? there was no plane. our guys had to have too big for the use of a libyan plane. we had to beg them to fly our own damn plane. the day she turns down the plane, three days later she approves $100,000 for an electrical charging station for the chevy volt for our vienna embassy. it seems they were greening of the embassy. believe it or not, this is what is going on. maybe we don't need to green up all this stuff.
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[applause] [cheering] [applause] if you've got to wave -- weigh your defense of ben ghazi -- benghazi versus but charging station for your embassy, my goodness. i began listing the things she spent the money on. the summer before our ambassador was killed, they spent $700,000 on the landscaping for the brussels embassy. they spent $100,000 sending three comedians to india on the make chai, not war tour. they spent $500,000 and facebook ads. it seems they don't have enough friends, so they want you to like them. they spent $5 million on crystal barware and glassware for the embassies, but didn't have enough money to defend them in
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benghazi. the ambassador is standing -- sending plea after plea. now he is sending cables from himself to hillary clinton. when she came into my committee and said, you know, she didn't know anything about this. did you read the cables, that is what i asked her, did you read the cables from the ambassador? and she said no and asked all huffy like she was too busy to read them. do you know what i tell her? by her in action, she should forever be precluded from being commander-in-chief. [cheering] [applause] thank you. some people will ask, how are we going to have money to defend ourselves if you are not willing to go into debt for it?
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first, we spent $600 billion, more than the next 10 countries combined. there is a lot of money. quit wasting it. i will give you an area we might not want to spend more money. i say spend not one penny for countries who are persecuting christians around the world. [cheering] [applause] you would think that would pass, right? i introduced an amendment in the foreign relations committee that says no money for any country that persecute christians. any country that has a death penalty for criticizing a state religion. you know what state religion we are talking about here. the vote was 18-2 against me. i took all that money and put it into the fence so we can protect ourselves.
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and some people say, surely no one is putting christians to death. there are not many christians left in pakistan. she went to draw water from the well, and they began starting her and beating her. she was bleeding and on her knees, crying out for help. she was a christian and a muslim visio -- village. finally, the police arrive and she thinks she has been saved. only to be arrested. she has been on death row in pakistan for five years. and yet we continue to give billions of dollars of our money -- in fact, we don't even have that money. we bow to that money from china to send it to pakistan. there is so much within our government that we could save
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money with and put to our defense without saying we are going to spend $1 trillion we have -- we don't have by borrowing it. we still have a debate in our party between the hamiltonians and the jeffersonians. those who believe in limited government, balanced budget, who believe in the safety of the country only comes when you spend what comes in and you don't go further into debt. this debate goes on. this is a debate i think our party needs to have. it could be done in a polite fashion, but we need to have this. can we go further into debt, or will that harm us as a country? this is a debate we need to have. as we move forward, and we think about what we want to project to the american people and what is the message we can project that can win the country and beat hillary clinton, i think of the painter by the name of robert, and he had this message to young painters. he said, paint like a man coming over the hills singing.
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i think when we proclaim our message, when we proclaim our message with passion that we are going to defend the entire bill of rights, that we are going to be the party of justice, when we proclaim that message with hope and optimism, and when we proclaim that message like a man coming over the hills singing, then we are going to be the dominant party. we are going to rock 'n roll to victory. and that is what i want to be a part of. thank you very much. [applause] thank you. [applause] ♪
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>> tomorrow, our coverage continues with a democratic university.duke we hear from martin o'malley, bernie clinton, and sanders. database cosponsored by cbs news and twitter. at 4:00 and again 9:00 eastern on c-span. we continue with republican presidential candidate speeches from the second day of the florida republican sunshine summit. coming up, we care from governors chris christie and john kasich and carly fiorina.
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♪ mr. christie: thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you for having me here today. you know, over 14 years ago on september 10, 2001, i was named united states attorney by president george w. bush. the next day, my wife, mary, did what she had been doing for years. she left her home at 6:00 in the morning, headed to the train station with a train that would eventually bring her to the world trade center. she walked through the world trade center at 7:30 that morning to her office building, two blocks away from the world trade center. it was september 11, 2001. i took the day off from work
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because i was getting ready to start a new job and i brought my children to school. on a beautiful, cloudless day in the state where i was born and raised. when i got home, the first plane had hit the first building and i called my wife. she told me there was nothing to worry about. she could see the fire from out her window. they told her it was a small commuter plane. and all would be fine. while we were on the phone discussing what our plans were for the day and her making sure that i remembered to pick up the children from school, the second plane hit the second building. her bosses told her she had to evacuate to the basement of her building immediately and for the next five and a half hours, i didn't hear from her. at that time, we had three children, an 8-year-old son, a 5-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son. and as the hours passed and the buildings fell and the death toll mounted and i didn't hear
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from my wife, i knew two things. one, that when my children came home from school, the first thing they were going to ask me is where's mom? and the second thing i thought about was what would my life be like without my best friend and as a single parent of three? fortunately for me and for our children, mary came out alive. but that night, one of our friends from our parish who she had got an job for after he had become unemployed was not home. the job she had gotten him was in the world trade center. we went and sat with his wife and he replicated what was going on all throughout our region that night. she sat and said to us i'm sure frank is fine. i'm sure he's just in the hospital somewhere.
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i'm sure i'm going to hear from him soon. of course, he never came home and days later, we went to his funeral and the parish, jim, is now named in his honor. you see, for me, being seven years as the u.s. attorney in new jersey immediately after september 11, terrorism is not theoretical. it's not something that i discuss in the basement of the capital in the subcommittee meeting. i went to the funerals. i saw the carnage. and it was my job in the days, weeks, months, and years after that to make sure that it never happens again. i'm honored to have had that job. and honored to be one of the folks that contributed to making sure in the next seven years, it didn't happen again. and i fear as a nation that we've begun to lose our focus, lose our focus on how we felt in the days after september 11, how
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fearful we were, how at risk we felt. we took for granted the safety and security that was provided by us, to us by a government that understood its first and most important job, was to provide for the safety and the security of the american people. so i originally thought what i was thinking about this yesterday and coming to speak to all of you that i would do what i normally do. i would get a handheld microphone. i would wander around the stage, i would talk to you about my vision for america's future and its economy, education, job, and our national security. tell a few jokes and have a good time with you. but i thought last night as i watched the television and the unfolding events that that was not the appropriate speech for someone who's asking you to be
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the leader of our country to give on a day like today. and so i took to my thoughts and unusually for me, i put them down on paper. so i hope you forgive me because i think the time is too serious and the moment is too grave to be giving off some canned stump speeches i've been giving in iowa and new hampshire. i want to speak to you from my heart for the last 24 hours that i have seen. we have seen evil visited upon innocent people once again. france is in shock. still coming to grips with the death of their countrymen. we stand with them and we pray for them in this time of national mourning. but our outrage must turn into action and resolve. [applause] now, isis warned us that they could commit unspeakable carnage and now they have. for decades now, we have seen that wherever islamist,
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jihaddists and their sympathizers go, they leave a hideous and unfathomable trail of despair and destruction. [applause] lebanon and kenya, tanzania and london, mumbai and madrid, baghdad, manhattan, and washington, d.c., shanksville, pennsylvania, and fort hood. and now for the second time the one year, paris. we must never allow this cult of evil to take hold in our country or to live amongst us. it is the anti-this sis to be what it means to be a free american. [applause] on a day like this, we all see the desperate need for strong leadership. but what does it mean to be a strong president? see, this government was designed and built to protect american interests and if we
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don't get that right, we can't truly be strong. always upholding and respecting our constitutional principles which starts with our sovereignty and our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness with terror dawns us, happiness is not possible. of course, that means law and order must be respected. and it must be respected to ensure that our way of life continues. today, we see special interests working to support our world law at our border, with a lack of drug enforcement and with executive action by the a lawless president of the united states. rest assured as president, when i take my hand off the bible, were not just words that i repeat from the chief justice. my actions will show you that i will always faithfully execute the laws of the united states, not pick and choose the ones i like and ignore the ones i don't. and i certainly won't treat the white house as mini congress or do enrons around the legislative branch. my presidency will never look like a lawless imperial
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presidency like the one we have right now. [applause] whether the focus is jobs or whether it's trade, whether it's immigration or whether it's national security, our policies must be based on a clear understanding of how the world really works. not the naive assumptions of folks uninformed by experience or by history. even when the right policy is not politically correct or even when the right policy is not popular with the big political donors, a strong person, i, will have the fort attitude to follow through and do the right thing for the people who i really work for, which are the people of the united states of america.
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[applause] i can guarantee now you this. i won't wake up every morning seeking the approval and the applause of the "new york times" editorial page or the harvard faculty and i won't get it anyway. my sole focus if you give me the chance to be your president will be to do the people's will. by removing government barriers to prosperity, by enforcing our laws, by protecting our home land and by preserving our freedom. [applause] now for the past 15 years, there have been some really good people in washington who have been trying to do the right things. but unfortunately for many of them, they didn't understand what the world was really like. but with my experience as a federal prosecutor, as a governor of a state that i
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lovingly called unruly, and through my life experience as a husband and a father and a son and a brother, i understand that my sacred obligation as president will be protecting the american interests. because if we don't care for ourselves, no one else will. [applause] there are all too many people in the global business that are not really interested in america as a nation state anymore. they're interested in building a different global order that will protect their economic interests, their philosophical interests, not in building a strong america that will protect the american interests. \[applause] now, i will not be governed by the public opinion polls. i will not be governed by the united nations and you can bet i won't be governed by the washington elites. [applause] see, the way i see this is this nation is our home.
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this is where our children are born. this is where our grandparents are buried. this must be our top priority. it means more than just paying lip service to securing our borders. it means more than just paying lip service to this issue of immigration. i come at it from a law and order perspective. our borders must be sealed. our laws must be enforced and if we did it, we wouldn't have 12 million here that are illegally in this country right now. and worse yet or an afternoon like this afternoon, we wouldn't be worried about isis slipping across our borders to perform unspeakable acts of violence on the american people. [applause] now, we want our thomas be safe and comfortable. we want our homes to be an environment where our families reach their full potential. and this is what we have to have. for our homeland, for our country. the u.s. government must be returned to being on your side, not working against your interests.
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today, that's just not the case. ronald reagan said i want to drive in the american interest, not of the interest of the elite. that try to make that is global village. [applause] national security is not a privilege or an option. national security is a fundamental right that the american president must understand is his first and most important priority. some people think that any trade deal negotiated by these global economic interests is something that we must sign on to. let's be clear. i disagree. some people believe that borders are outdated, that they don't believe in the nation state anymore. they really believe in a post-american world, even an anti-american mindset. most of us utterly reject that.
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we recoil from it and we must continue to as a people. [applause] we have to put the interest of average americans off the -- off of the back burner and on to the front burner and we have to stop -- stop worrying about first and foremost, what others think. but we must first and foremost put the interests of our neighbors, our friends, our children, and our grandchildren and the american president must go into the oval office of 2017 with the front of their mind and i pledge you, that is at the front of mine. [applause] i really do believe that
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washington has properly led and properly reformed and properly run. can and will serve the interests of the people. and i'll tolerate nothing less as president of the united states. i've been through the fire of the most liberal, aggressive media market in america in new york city. i've been through the fire of the critics in my state, outside of my state who believe that i'm too blunt and too outspoken and too direct. let me tell you what the world is right now. a blunt and outspoke president of the united states will who lead the world again. that's what the world needs right now. we're in a political season. new, new can be exciting and attractive. until that is, you need experience. experience of taming the bureaucracy. experience in facing down one's adversaries. experience in formulating policies that can actually work and serve the people. remember something. this president was new in 2008. and look at what his legacy of inexperience has brought for our country.
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a record number of people out of the workforce. a record number of people on disability. obama care that questioned small business, hiking your premiums and put forward the biggest lie of the first term. if you like your doctor, you can keep him. if you like your insurance plan you can keep them. they were all lies and his inexperience and his philosophies have brought those lies on the american people. [applause] his inexperience is more than doubled the national debt. his inexperience has increased, not decreased racial tensions in this country. and the bumbling inexperienced foreign policy has put america at risk again like it has not been since that day in september of 2001. just think of the things that this president had said in the past few years.
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he claims that our borders were more secure than they've ever been. he claims the middle east would be safer than it's ever been. he told us al qaeda was on the run. he called isis the j.v. and just hours yesterday, before they struck in paris, he told "abc news" that his strategy was containing isis. all of these statements were a lie. he sees the world as he likes to see it, as fantasy. i see the world as it really is and it's time to have a president who sees the world that it really is, not how he wishes it would be. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, every candidate for president, every time they run likes to say that this is the most important election in our lifetime. the reason, of course, we say it, is because it's the most important election to us in our lifetime because we're running.
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but let me tell you this. we cannot afford to elect another president who sees america as barack obama sees america. we cannot afford to elect another president without the reckless inexperience and values to effectively govern. this is not a job for on the job training, everybody. we need someone who's made decisions, who stuck by those decisions and who understands the ramifications not only of action, but of inaction. america is a country of action. it has become a country of reactive inaction. america will be a nation of action again and action in the interest of one goal. protecting the safety, security, and freedom of the american people. [applause] it is those truths and those values that are enshrined in our
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independence and in our constitution and at times such as this, those are the truths that should be self-evident to all of us. now there are many in this room who are angry. angry about the way governments conducted themselves. you have every right to be. and then you take that anger and you want to use your vote as a chance to send a message about that anger. these times are too dire for that luxury. and the threats we are facing are too great for that act of vanity. i want you to ask yourself a few questions as you consider your vote in 2016. who among us is really prepared? based on their experience and their personality to protect the homeland? who among us has truly been tested by challenges that will
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prepare them for the challenges that will greet them when they enter the oval office for the first time? who among us is the best person to aggressively prosecute the case against hillary clinton and restore the safety and security of the united states of america? the issues that you demand be addressed in this next election. i want to tell you something. and it comes from the heart. i'm tested. i'm ready. and i know that i can accomplish these things, not because i thought of them, but because i've already done them as a prosecutor and as governor. and i would be honored, truly honored, to have your vote and have the opportunity to restore american strength and security and greatness both at home, around the world. please go home tonight, turn on your televisions and watch the news. the world is desperate for a strong, secure, smart and tested american president.
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america needs to assert itself again on the world stage. but we have to start at home. i want your support and your vote because i want to restore american's strength and greatness for every american that deserves it. we need a president who's ready to serve and i am ready to serve you. thank you very much. [cheers and applause] ♪
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♪ mr. kasich: thank you, ladies and gentlemen. today is a much different day. it's a somber day. it's a tough day. and for me, it's really not a day of politics or promoting a candidacy.
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i wouldn't be comfortable with that today. but i believe there are some things that must be said. what we saw last night, what we observed on 9/11, what we observed at fort hood, what we witnessed at chattanooga, and what we saw with the murderers who invaded charlie hebdo and last night, it was not just one isolated small group, and not just an attack that we have seen of just a lone wolf.
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ladies and gentlemen, we need to understand that these attacks really represent an attack on western civilization. [applause] they represent -- the world has to recognize that this is an effort not just an attack on the theory of western civilization. this is an attack on our way of life. the way of life of everyone who celebrates the western ethic. i don't know that this is a time for political criticism or the blame game. but i must say that we as a
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nation, the united states of america, has not shown leadership. we just have not shown leadership. we've had an unwillingness, an unwillingness to lead. one administration official suggested that the united states should lead from behind. if the united states of america were to continue to lead from behind, we will leave the world a much more dangerous place. today, nato should invoke article v of our nato agreement, which basically says that an attack on an ally is an attack on us and an attack on all of the western world.
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[applause] we as americans must assert leadership and we need to stand shoulder to shoulder with france and the french people. this is a moment to bring us together. the president of the united states must travel to europe and the president can convene meetings with our allies to work on critical, critical intelligence operations. ladies and gentlemen, it's only through effective intelligence that we can begin to learn of threats. and there's no doubt in my mind that some of our intelligence cooperation has thwarted attackers that we've not even heard of.
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but i can also suggest to you that the erosion and the trust that must be put together between us and our friends in the nato alliance and no doubt in my mind has created holes in our ability to work together and protect ourselves. critical work on intelligence matters is essential and the president of the united states should be convening our friends and our allies to develop plans for joint military action to destroy isis. to destroy isis. [applause] you know, our thoughts and our prayers go to the people of france.
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but that's not enough. action is required. time is of the essence. negotiation, ambivalence or delay -- are not acceptable. negotiation, ambivalence or delay are not acceptable. one more time, i must say not just to those in this hall, but across this country and across this globe, our way of life. my precious twin daughters will be 16 in january, a precious way of life is at risk. immediately, we should enforce the no-fly zone in syria. our arab allies and friends must provide sanctuary. our ally arab allies and friends must provide sanctuary for those displaced by war. [applause] and ladies and gentlemen,
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there's no doubt that we can win the battle with bullets and weapons. and we must engage it now. but united states is the leader of the western ethics and our way of life. a western ethic that represents respect for human rights, respect for women. the women in this crowd today are unacceptable to our enemies. and respect for self-determination. we must gather those who understand that at this critical moment in history, we need to come together, not just to win on the battlefield, but we need to win the war of ideas. destroying one group does not allow us to win the battle of ideas.
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we must destroy this group today, but then engage the battle of ideas. people across this globe even those who live in confused lives and trying to determine how to act need to understand what we believe. we believe in a life. that means we must live a life greater than ourselves. life is not just about me. life is about something greater than who we are. we should be a center of justice. a center of healing each and every one of us. and to know that all was -- our lives matter, that what we do makes a difference. and what we know in parts of western world and in many parts of the rest of the world and when people get confused about
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their purpose, when people get confused about whether their life matters, whether they're whether they're poor or whether they're rich but when they believe that they don't matter on this globe, it is possible for them to turn to destructive ideology to seek to destroy those who believe that their lives make a difference in this world. ladies and gentlemen, it's only with the assertion of u.s. leadership that will allow us to preserve a world that values these ideas, these ideas. the ideas that our lives matter, that we are centers of healing and justice, that we do live lives greater than ourselves in any way that we can, that to spread this notion, this concept, this belief in our
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actions will allow us to win the battle of ideas. and to reject and destroy the real threat to humanity. today, we're in a hall. yesterday, we were in the hall. and it's politics. you know, we need to think about what this is all about for our country. our philosophy is something that we believe so strongly in, free enterprise, freedom of individuals, government is the last resort, not as a first resort. and the notion that the united states of america and its leadership is indispensable all across this globe. to those young boys and girls being raised all across the globe that there is hope, that there is a future that we can
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, have progress and prosperity and peace. you see, a political party is nothing more than a vehicle to bring change. you know, a political party is really nothing more than a vehicle to make a difference. and it's just not about winning an election. ladies and gentlemen, it's not. it's about what this country's future is going to be. we know the formulas that work. and we need to assert them in an aggressive and in a positive way. so, you know, isn't it a wonderful thing that each and every one of you has gathered here over the last couple of days. but i want you to think about it not so much from a republican point of view, but from an american point of view. that we believe that our ideas, that our philosophies will bring
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about a stronger america. and think about this. it's really in the hands of each one of us and each one of you to realize that you can change the world. the axis on which it spins and being involved in the process of making sure that our children and our grandchildren will understand that america is the hope of the world as our system works and we will stand and we will fight for it on the battlefield and in the battlefield of ideas and we will win. that is what matters so much to us. [applause] you know, normally, i'm going to be fighting the clock. i have plenty of time left to speak.
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i don't think today is the day for long-winded remarks. the message i gave you today comes from the bottom of my heart and i hope you will reflect on it. and realize that the good lord has given each of us a set of gifts, a set of capabilities, and the working together in our families, in our neighborhoods, for through our political action that we're part of healing our country and healing the world. we matter and we need to stand up for our children so that they, too, will understand that they can make a difference in our lives. yes, we knew we need to rebuild our families and yes, we need rebuild our neighborhoods. and by doing all that, we'll rebuild america and help the entire world. so today, i would say god bless
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the united states of america and god bless the nation of france. thank you. [applause] ♪ ♪
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ms. fiorina: thank you so much. thank you. [applause] ms. fiorina: thank you for that great sunshine summit welcome. you guys have a lot of passion and spirit to be here on a beautiful saturday afternoon after two days of speeches. so, thank you for that warm welcome and hanging in here through the end of the day. >> [indiscernible] ms. fiorina: [laughter] thank you. [laughter] ms. fiorina: ladies and gentlemen, we have much to be proud of as republicans, but today, today, actually, like all of you, i am very angry. i am heartsick, and i am heartbroken at the carnage in paris. i am filled with revulsion for
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the terrorists that carried out these brutal acts that we have seen play out on our television screens, and the murderous islamic extremism that fuels their violent hatred. i am profoundly disappointed that our own president cannot speak with the same clarity of andose as president hogans as -- president hollande and as the prime minister david cameron. [applause] ms. fiorina: mostly, though, i am angry. i am angry that just yesterday morning, our president, against all evidence, declared isis contained, and took a victory lap. isis is not contained, mr. president. they are at our shores, and they measure their victims in body -- their victory in body count. i am angry, really angry, that
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hillary clinton dares to ask what difference does it make how four people died in benghazi, and then tells us we have to emphasize with our enemy. -- empathize with our enemy. mrs. clinton, when the united states does not answer a purposeful terrorist attack with a purposeful and powerful response of our own, and instead blames a video, then we invite more terrorism and more bloodshed. [applause] ms. fiorina: like all of you, i am angry. i am angry that president obama and hillary clinton declared victory in iraq in 2011, abandons all of our gains for political expediency, and contrary to advise of every
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general that spoke to them, they left too much territory and too much weaponry to be gobbled up by isis. i am angry that president obama unilaterally decides that we will accept, in this nation, syrian refugees, while his administration admits that we cannot determine their ties to terrorism. [applause] mostly, i am outraged because the murder, the mayhem, the danger, the tragedy that we see unfolding in paris, in the middle east, around the world, and too often in our own homeland are the direct consequences of this administration's policies. you cannot lead from behind. [applause] ms. fiorina: the world is a very dangerous and a very tragic
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place when we do not lead. we cannot be the world's policeman, but we must be the world leader, and so -- [applause] ms. fiorina: and so, ladies and gentlemen, it is worth considering, at this pivotal point in our nations history, it is worth considering why only this nation can lead. our nation was founded on a very unique premise, on a visionary idea, that each individual life has promise and potential, and value. that we judge an individual by the content of his or her character as martin luther king taught us, instead of as a member of a group. our nation -- [applause] our nation was founded on the that -- on the idea that each one of us has the right to the phil our potential. our founders expressed this right as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. our founders said, and this was
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the truly radical part of our founding ideal, our founders said this right to find and use our god-given gifts to fulfill our potential, the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness comes from god and cannot be taken away by man or government. [applause] ms. fiorina: our constitution , as you know, was written as much to curb the abuse of power as it was to protect our individual rights. we are not a perfect nation. we have worked hard over our history to build a more perfect union. but we are an exceptional nation. [applause] ms. fiorina: because despite all of our imperfections, despite our struggles over history, it is nevertheless true that in this nation more things have been more possible for more
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people regardless of their circumstances than anywhere else on earth. it is also true we are the only nation in the history of the world with military superiority who uses that power not to conquer territory, not to subjugate others but to liberate , people, to uplift people, and to comfort people all over the world. [applause] ms. fiorina: this, mr. president, is why we are an exceptional nation. because we are exceptional, we must lead. [applause] ms. fiorina: the philosopher aristotle once said courage is the most important of virtues because without courage the
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practice of the other virtues is impossible. [applause] ms. fiorina: so we must have the courage to lead. and to give us that courage, we must remember who we are. the statue of liberty was a gift from the people of france. and in that iconic figure, the french saw americans as we must be. lady liberty stands tall and strong. we must have the strongest economy and the strongest military on the face of the planet, and everyone must know it. [applause] ms. fiorina: as president, i will restore our prosperity and
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possibilities for every american regardless of their circumstances. i will cut our government down to size and hold it accountable. as commander-in-chief, i will invest in our military, honor their sacrifice, value their service, and listen to their advice. [applause] ms. fiorina: there is one candidate in this race who says he knows more about isis than our generals. he is wrong and deeply misguided. we must also, to have the strong -- strongest military on the face of the planet, to honor and value those who serve, we must also care for those who have already served. we must, finally, after years of talk, reform the veterans administration from top to bottom.
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[applause] ms. fiorina: it is a stain on our nation's honor when our veterans are not given the care and respect they have already so richly earned. it is a stain on our nation's honor when we learn 307,000 veterans died the for they had access to health care, and the eight handout $140 million worth of bonuses. lady liberty is tall and strong, as this nation must always be. lady liberty is also clear-eyed and resolute. she does not shield her eyes from the realities or the evils of the world. and so let us be clear-eyed. no, mrs. clinton. no, president obama. climate change is not our most pressing national security
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challenge. [cheers and applause] ms. fiorina: our most pressing and immediate national security challenge is radical islamist terrorism around the world and here at home, lone wolf and packs of wolves. isis is an evil that must be confronted and destroyed, and we must call it what it is. [cheers and applause] ms. fiorina: isis, evil. they are at war with us and only -- and all we represent, so we must wage this war and we must win.
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[applause] ms. fiorina: this does not mean that we repeat all the nationbuilding and naivete, the mistakes of the iraq and afghanistan wars. [applause] ms. fiorina: but it does mean that we must deny isis territory. we cannot permit them to rape, to subjugate, to terrorize, to crucify, and behead their enemies. we cannot permit them to use their territories to train and prepare for jihad around the world. and so we must gather allies and lead. france, britain, germany all are threatened, as is every nation in europe. jordan, kuwait, turkey, saudi arabia, egypt, the kurds all are fighting isis on the ground as we speak. and all, every single one of them, have asked the united states of america for support,
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weapons, material, intelligence sharing. mostly this administration has said no. i will say yes. [applause] ms. fiorina: russia and iran represent real threats over the medium-term. china is our rising adversary over the long-term. whether we confront near-term threats and enemies or rising adversaries over the longer-term, america must always stand with our allies and confront our adversaries because when we fail to do so, our allies lose courage and our adversaries press forward. [applause] ms. fiorina: and so, on day one of my administration, i will send an unmistakable signal to every ally we have and every adversary we have.
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i will make two phone calls from the oval office. the first will be to my good friend, bibi netanyahu, to reassure him the united states of america will stand with israel always. [cheers and applause] ms. fiorina: the second phone call will be to the supreme leader of iran. realistically, he may not take my phone call. [laughter] ms. fiorina: but he will get my message. [laughter] [applause] ms. fiorina: new deal. new deal with a new president. until iran opens every military and nuclear facility to real, anytime, anywhere inspections by our people, not yours, we, the
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united states of america will make it as difficult as possible for you to move money around the global financial system. we do not need anyone's permission or collaboration. we must stop the money flow. [cheers and applause] ms. fiorina: and with these two phone calls, a loud and clear signal will be sent to every ally and every adversary around the world. the united states of america is back in the leadership business. [cheers and applause] ms. fiorina: i understand the world and who is in it. i have operated around the world for decades in business, in
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charity, and in policy. i have held the highest security clearances available to a civilian. i have advised the c.i.a., the n.s.a., department of defense, secretaries of state and homeland security. we need a president who will speak, who will see, who will act on the truth. she must understand how truly exceptional -- [cheers and applause] ms. fiorina: she must understand how truly exceptional this nation is and call evil by its name. others will not call this "islamic terrorism." i will. and i have the courage to lead. [applause]
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ms. fiorina: lady liberty stands tall and strong, as america always must. she is clear-eyed and resolute. she faces out into the world as we always must, and she holds her torch high because she knows she is a beacon of hope in a very troubled and dangerous world. we must nominate and elect a president who will proudly accept the mantle of leadership that a weary world is eager for us to wear. [applause] ms. fiorina: i know what such leadership requires. i will recognize dangers with eyes wide open, but i will also embrace with open arms the enormous opportunities and amazing potential of our times. many years ago, a hero of mine,
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margaret thatcher, once said this. [applause] ms. fiorina: margaret thatcher said, "i am not content to manage the decline of a great nation." well, neither am i. i think, ladies and gentlemen, we have been managing the decline of this great nation for far too long now. [applause] ms. fiorina: i have been tested. and i am prepared. with your prayers, with your support, with your votes to lead the resurgence of this great nation, here at home, and around the world. may god bless you all and may god continue to bless the most exceptional nation in the world, the united states of america. [cheers and applause]
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♪ >> in his weekly address, president obama talks about the affordable care act during the current open a roman -- iod. lment per senator steve daines of montana has the republican response, he makes a case against the aca and discusses revealing the health care legislation altogether. president obama: hi everybody, for decades too many working americans went without health insurance. their financial well-being suffered because of it.
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we have begun to change that. the affordable care act has taken effect, and we have covered 17.6 million americans since 2010. the uninsured rate has decreased by 45%. and for the first time, more than 90% of americans are covered. if you have not gotten covered yet, or if you care about someone who has not gotten covered, now's your chance. it is open enrollment season for the health insurance marketplace. what that means is, with a few clicks on healthcare.gov, you will find private insurance companies competing for your business. you can compare plans and choose the one that is right for your family. in fact, most americans will find an option that cost less than $75 a month. even if you already have insurance through the marketplace check it out, , shopping around can save money. last year consumers who shopped saved almost $400. take the story of a man named phil, who e-mailed me earlier
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this year. he is a software developer from chicago. last winter, he had an idea for a new app and it decided to start his own company, that can be pretty scary when you need to get your own health insurance. but phil went to healthcare.gov and answered a few questions, picked a plan and even found out he was eligible for a tax credit that saved him money. here is what he wrote, "i am still sort of in shock at how great the experience signing up for health care was, i will have a lot to worry about over the course of the year as they work to get my app released and will have many worries but health , care will not be one of them." after he sent that e-mail, he ended up getting a better job anyway. but that is the point, it provides peace of mind. if you want to change jobs, go back to school, or chase that new idea you can do it without , worrying about going broke if you get sick.
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if you have a pre-existing condition, diabetes or heartburn, you can no longer be charged more or denied coverage. you can no longer be charged more just for being a woman. and preventative care now comes with no additional out-of-pocket costs. what we are talking about is no longer just the law, it is not scare tactics that critics have peddled, this is reality. this is health care in america and the bottom line is, americans like it, they are happy with plans and with premiums. so join them. give it a shot. check out healthcare.gov. or call 1-800-318-2506, to find a plan that is right for you. if you live in one of the 20 cities participating in our healthy communities challenge, i want to see how many neighbors
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you can get to sign up. i will visit the city that enrolls the highest percentage of folks not covered right now, that is a promise. after all, this country is at its best when we look out for each other and together we can help more americans get the security that they and their families deserve. thank you everybody, have a great weekend. senator dane: began this month -- open season began this month and millions of americans will spend the next few weeks looking for affordable health coverage for themselves, spouses, and children. but for too many hard working american families, 2016 is proving to be another disappointment. premiums are rising again and in states like montana, people for -- purchasing plans are getting hit with double-digit rate increases. americans, president obama promised her lower health
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care premiums, but when cindy opened her mailbox this past month, she saw a letter from her health insurer, telling her that next year she will face a staggering 40% increase in her health care premiums. obamacare is just one more bill she cannot afford. sadly, those impacted the hardest by the steep increases are those who can least afford it. the congressional budget office recently projected that 20 million people would sign up on the obamacare exchange is by 2016, yet only half of that number is enrolled today. the last thing uninsured americans need is a heavy tax penalty to force them into purchasing subpar health care coverage. they need access to affordable care but obamacare not only takes uninsured americans in the wrong direction, it fails to provide the basic coverage that americans deserve. of the 23 co-ops established under obamacare, all but one lost money in the last year.
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in fact, over the past few weeks, more than half of the total collapse of collapse, forcing americans to find new health insurance options. it is just another example of how will care is not only costing millions of dollars, it is failing to provide access to affordable care. once again forced away from the plans that they like and the doctors they trusted. when the health care system the whims ofputs the bureaucrats over doctors, prices don't. after seeing the experiment result in failure and embarrassment, the american people know it is time to stop putting band-aids on something that is beyond repair.
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republicansg weeks, will work to ensure that the voice of hard-working moms and is's, and tribal members, heard. we have upheld promise to the american people and will vote to repeal the law. i wasg up in montana, flyfishing before brad pitt made it cool in the movie "a river ran through it." when a line is tangled up, you have two options. you can untangle it and cast again. other times, it is so tangled up that the only after is to cut it and cast again. the american people know that after five years of the health care law, it is time to cut the line. we need to review obamacare. we need to replace the broken law with stateless solutions. --
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state led solutions. the peoplei promised of montana that i would work tirelessly to repeal obamacare. in 2014, the american people spoke loud and clear, and elected a republican majority to thatntle the failure obamacare has become. obamacare is not working. the american people do not want it. i have a message for all americans working day and day their provide for families. we are working to protect you from rising health-care costs. sure thatking to be you receive the quality health care that you deserve. we are fighting for you and we promise we will not stop until we have health care that works for all. thank you and god bless. republican presidential candidates speak at the florida gop sunshine summit. the weekly addresses
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by president obama and montana senator steve daines. and then a discussion on what motivates millennial's and young people around the world. on the next "washington journal," ryan lovelace and jim numeral discussed the 2016 race including the democratic debate from iowa and the republican son sig -- sunshine summit. after that, the history of student activism. phone calls, facebook comments, and tweets. live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. two things are different today. first of all, we have a justice system. these trials were not held according to what we consider to be modern law. it wasn't until proven guilty had not yet been invented, was not yet in place.
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there were no lawyers, i should say, at the time. the courtroom was an extremely unruly place. that is one piece of it. also, we do not happen to believe in witchcraft or prosecute witchcraft today. sunday on "q&a," an author talks about her book "the witches." the effect that it had on the massachusetts community. >> the interesting thing about the accusations, and the way that we think of salem, is that you captains were accused as witches, homeless five girls --e accused to be witches five-year-old girls were accused to be witches. we did not on the witches, we hang them. encrustedso much myths and misunderstandings that i thought it was important to dispel. at 8:00 eastern
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and pacific on c-span's "q&a." presidential candidates were featured at the second day of the florida republican sunshine summit. coming up, we will hear from rick santorum, jim gilmore, bobby jindal, rand paul, chris christie, john kasich, and carly fiorina. this is almost three hours. ♪ rick santorum: thank you, thank you. [applause] thank you very much. it is great to be back in the home state of my mother. two weeks ago. how about that? i have to tell you, i'm here with a heavy heart, as many of you are, watching the news over the past 24 hours about the horrible attacks in paris by isis.
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certainly, our thoughts and prayers go out to our first ally, france. we will stand with them and pray for them, and if we had better leadership, help them. that is the other point, i come out here feeling upset. isis is a creation of a political decision by hillary clinton and barack obama. [applause] to abandon iraq against all of our generals' recommendations, against all of the policy recommendations, barack obama and hillary clinton, under her watch, decided politics above the security of our country and the civilians' security of the world. from that, was born isis.
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we are now seeing the effects that domestic political decisions have on the world. we have a president who said, isis was contained, yesterday he said that. shrinking.s was he is either uninformed, dishonest, or delusional and probably all three. [applause] president, by the way, hillary clinton when she issued her statement, she called the extremists,violent never define the enemy. timek obama has spent his talking about the greatest national security threat to our country.
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global jihadists? no, it is carbon dioxide, hold your breath otherwise you will destroy the world. barack obama, hillary clinton, they have created the most dangerous world that any new presidents is it going to have to assume the leadership of. that is why your decision is so important. because you are going to have to, you heard frank and others talk about the importance of florida, you'll need to make it tough decision. this is a lot of talented people, a lot of them you have seen in the last 24 hours, you will see more today. good men and women, but your decision is who is best able to lead this country, do we need another inexperienced, young inexperienced president to come
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timeoffice anytime -- in a when the world is on fire. i was in israel and netanyahu's closest adviser said, please tell the people of the united states, that they will elect a wartime president. do you have any doubt, after yesterday, that that is the case? the commander in chief is not an entry-level position. this is a serious, serious world were allies and our enemies have to understand who the next leader of the free world will be. ago, isis published an online magazine, they do so on a regular basis. and i was featured in that magazine. a picture of me and a quotes
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from me, under the headline, and the words of our enemy. no other presidential candidate has been in isis magazine. [laughter] no president has been under the heading in the magazine. they know who i am and i know who they are. [applause] [applause] know who they are, they are a group of radical muslims, jihadists, who are trying to bring back a form of seventh century islam and apply it in a counterfeit, in the center of the islamic world. i have a recommendation. if they want to bring back seventh century islam, let's accommodate them by bombing them back to the seventh century. [applause]
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we need someone who they know is serious, not just in isis, but also the even greater threat. i know our vision is focused on isis right now, but the bigger threat, the more consequential one in iran. -- is iran. iran is the one, thanks to this president and thanks to hillary clinton, now on a pathway to developing a nuclear weapon. they have an agreement in place that will create an opportunity for them to develop, legally, legitimately, under the united nations, nuclear capabilities and weapons. and as you have heard, this is not your garden-variety muslims who control iran. they were the first to establish the revolutionary republic of iran, they are apocalyptic
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islamists, they believe in the end of times. these are the people we are giving a nuclear weapon to. these are the people given the ability to not just attack the state of israel, i am concerned about the state of israel, but i am more concerned about the united dates. -- states. iran with a nuclear weapon is not just a threat to israel, it is a threat to every man and woman in this country and we need a leader like we had back in 1980. who, when you get sworn into office, the other side knows, the other side knows, the enemy knows who they are dealing with. [applause]
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11 years ago i authored legislation to put sanctions on the iran nuclear program. i have been a leader in the senate and afterwards in trying to constrain their nuclear program. bill to puted that sanctions on the development of a nuclear program, i brought that bill to the floor of the senate and unfortunately it was opposed, by both republicans and democrats who wanted to negotiate with iran. republicansy, some including the president, opposed me. but many democrats and republicans supported me, i only lost by four votes. -- do you know who that was, clinton, obama, biden and kerry. you want to somebody who understands.
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not only do we have somebody who comeome to the podium, but to the podium and the enemy knows that you mean business. there is no doubt in my mind that we will do whatever is necessary to stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon, they know i mean it. because i have been saying it for more than a decade. is, when young nominate a republican printed -- candidate for president who goes to the podium and hillary clinton is at the other one, we need to have somebody who can and be experienced, have knowledge, conviction, courage, somebody who has been tested. somebody who has experience. somebody who you can trust. you may say, you don't trust hillary clinton, you cannot argue with her experience.
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at a time when we are on the verge of a global war, and we are, the american public will be very concerned about who they will vote for to lead this country. experience will matter. let's be very clear, a lot of good people in this race, very few with experience. we have seen what has happened during debates when you go up against somebody like president obama. and you do not have experience other than what you are briefed on. opportunity after opportunity was passed, because you do not go again someone he knows more than you do. is sos why this election serious, we need to win. we have to win this election and to do so we better have someone with experience like i have on the armed services committee, on offering bills and passing them on syria and iran.
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somebody who has written books, spent time any think tank and driven the issue of radical jihadists. ladies and gentlemen, this is an important time in our history and we cannot miss this opportunity. by putting up somebody who is not ready to take on this challenge. look at the issue of immigration. everybody looks at the issue and thinks when you hear the word immigration, what do you think of? you think of the illegal immigrant who crossed the border and what will we do about them? that is because democrats have driven the narrative of that is what we should talk about. that is not my narrative. that is not what is about. it is a policy no different from
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health care, or tax policy. what should those policies be about, what is in the best interest of the american people. [applause] [applause] who would come forward with tax policy and say, i want to make sure the tax chiefs don't get punished? we have to have a leader on the issue of immigration that understands national security implications. we have a president that is bringing in thousands of syrians and we have republicans supporting that. thousands of syrians, you know who's passport was found in france, a syrian passport. to suggest that we have the ability to determine his these people are who are coming from the middle east right now, coming as refugees, to determine whether they will be threats, we do not know. we can't know.
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[applause] [applause] i do not say this as i am opposed to refugees, you know in sevens. over the past years, we have accepted 70% of all relocated refugees in the world. , butve not been unkind this is a matter of national security. and we need to be able to say that we are going to protect ourselves from threats overseas. and we are also going to protect ourselves as american workers from being flooded by workers in this country who are holding down wages and making it difficult for americans to be able to get employment. that is the narrative on immigration. because it is the truth. the truth of the matter is, that over the last 40 years, we have seen 35 million people come into the country, 35 million. that is a good thing or a bad
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thing. the reality is, over the last 20 years, wages have been growing at the slowest rate in the history of our country. 90 million people are no longer in the workforce. a record. and who are the people coming into the country, overwhelmingly wage earners. it is fine for a candidate to say that wages are too high, fine for someone to say that we are concerned about corporate profits and what about working men and women? 90% of workers in america do not own or run their own business, they work for a living. 74% of americans do not have a college degree, what party is speaking for them? not just on the issue of immigration but economic policy. who is speaking for the american working families? if you listen to democrats, they will say, we will give you this
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and free that and free this. and you listen to republicans and what do we say? we will cut taxes for a high income and vigils and that will create jobs, guess what, good luck. that message is not working. why, because we never talk about workers. we talk about immigration, but do we ever talk about workers? no we do not. i do. because it is important to let workers know that some party cares about them and their ability to rise in society. [applause] [applause] we have an opportunity, look at the last democratic debate. the last democratic debate, all they did was bigger about how bad things were, how the middle of america with halloween out,
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-- hollowing out. the way we connect is there a combination of policies to show americans who are struggling, hurting, not seizing the ability to rise, that republicans get it. it is about creating better jobs and better tax rates and a better regulatory environment, but is also about limiting the number of illegal immigrants coming to compete with american workers. policy actually have a that says that we are going to send people here who came here illegally, back home, no amnesty . [applause] not because we do not like the people who are here, it is because there is a right way and a wrong way and there are
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consequences to american workers. for having people be here the wrong way and having too many people. it is a simple concept that most americans understand. supply and demand. and 35 million people coming into the country over the last 20 years is that almost all of whom are wage earners, is one of the reasons that you see certain candidacies taking off, because of anger and frustration that nobody is on their side. ladies and gemma, if you are looking for someone, looking for someone who understands the national security threats and has experience to stand up, not just against hillary clinton, but against enemies in this world. if you are looking for someone who can connect with american workers and talk about the issues that are key for them, vocational training, like -- i
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go to talk to young audiences all the time, the first thing i say, don't go to college, go to work. go work. there are 250,000 welder jobs available right now. $50,000welder jobs pain to $100,000 a year. there is a demand for work right now, but we have leaders that looked down their noses, manual labor is beneath americans anymore, these are good paying jobs. jobs you can go out and earn a living. then go back to school, you will live a long time, go back and get your education and rise in society. these are practical things, talking to americans struggling right now. we need a candidate that can go out and connect. --isagree -- i do not think o think we can win
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wisconsin, iowa, minnesota. [applause] we are not going to win with messages of the past, we will win by having a candidate go out and talk about making america the number one manufacturer in the world again, creating opportunities for people, the 74% who do not have a college degree, so they can have a piece of the american pie. you want to talk about somebody with an optimistic vision, but more important, we need this to be successful again. give me the chance to paint to that picture of optimism, to pain that picture of the republican party, the newer publican party, not the chamber of commerce wall street republican party, but the party that cares about the 90% of people in the country that are workers that do not see either party talking about them. [applause]
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and finally, give me the opportunity to talk common sense about the importance of the american family. ladies and jim and, every -- totleman, every book comes the same conclusion as to why the middle of america is hollowi ng out, it is about the breakdown of the american family. [applause] if we go out and talk common sense about how we can lift up workers in america, we can lift up families in america, talk about the important role of marriage and fatherhood, talk build aw we can healthier and stronger society for those who feel left behind in america today and do so from a position of strength.
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in our national security and experience,tested here you have a vision and a candidate that can change the electoral map. that is why i am here today and that is why i ask for your support. give me the opportunity to do i have done in pennsylvania. i want -- i went to congressional races, taking on democratic incumbents in a 60% and 70% district, and i want -- reelection- iran and into reelection. he wants him but he was a vision, and who can win in states we need to win to bring this country together. you have an opportunity to do that and i hope that you do. thank you all very much and god
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bless you. [applause] [applause] ♪ ♪ >> wonderful, thank you very much for the opportunity to be here. am pleased to be for, i am a candidate president of the united states. hardn, i am campaigning and i am having a really good time campaigning, i just spent four days in new hampshire and now i am pleased to be in florida. i will tell you a quick story. i was campaigning in new hampshire and i went to the andersity of new hampshire
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saw a football game. i got a chance to walk up and down the stands, meeting people, saying hello. everybody was very nice, they were all pleasant, they do not seem to resent the fact that i was a presidential candidate. this guy comes running down the stands and grabs me and says, i am so glad you are here, so glad to get a chance to meet you, you are governor martin o'malley, aren't you? that really happened. ladies and gentlemen, i want to talk to you about what is on our minds, paris, france. discuss a little bit about that with you. we stand today, here in orlando, in the shadow of that horrible terrorist attack that occurred yesterday. the president of france said it
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was an act of war, indeed it is. and with ourrica friends and allies who stand on the ramparts of civilization, i must tell you, we are at war. i want to tell you a story for a few moments about 9-11. i want to tell you a story about 9/11, from my experience. on september 10, 2001, i was in new york city, raising money for the republican candidate for the governor to secede me and that night i managed to fly back to richmond and i was in the governor's mansion on the morning of september 11, 2001. i was in the executive mansion, i turned on the television, i was on the second floor and i said -- i turned on the tv and the first world trade center was
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in flames. and i said, roxanne, come over here. fool hasn't flown into the world trade center. and we watched the second airplane fly into the tower. all of you know where you were on a day and what you are doing. that is where i was and i will tell you what i did, i was the chief executive of the state. the first thing i did come i .icked up the phone identify the emergency operations center. i called the head of the state police and said if there is any evidence of gunplay in virginia, that the emergency center needed to be notified. i put the guard on immediate alert and i walked across capitol square to the governor's office where i learned that the second attack that day was in virginia. because the pentagon is not in washington dc, it is in virginia.
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friend who was on the plane that was flown into the pentagon. daysn that day and following, my job was to handle that crisis. i was a war governor. i had to deal with that issue of i spoke to the people virginia and alerted them to what we were doing. i went to washington to the pentagon and to arlington, saw hole where the pentagon was on fire come i stood with people there, going in to make sure that the fire was out, that people had gotten out. i went to the hospitals. i was told the story about a woman who was burned, she was in the burn ward, and i asked, what did you experience?
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she said, i was at my desk, everything was normal and in the smoke andeye it was fire. that is the lesson for all of us. in today's modern world, you do not know what will happen. i have often been asked, what was your experience? i struggle to be able to explain , i tell them, we didn't know what was next. we do not know whether there would be another attack, we didn't know whether the governors would be attacked, it is hard to explain. it is hard to explain how you move forward and deal with issues, just as the president of france is dealing with things on this very day. i have a confession. i tend to watch msnbc. yeah, i want to know what the enemy is thinking, i want to understand. [applause] watched rachel
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on and theshe was thing that struck me, she said, as it was going on in france, we just don't know what is going to happen now or next. we do not know. and i thought, that is the same experience i had as governor of virginia. i stood by those firemen, i did what was necessary to deal with the economic consequences. in other words, i was the chief executive of a state in crisis at that -- and that is real experience. you know, i grew up in the cold war. i was the son of a meat cutter. my mother was a secretary. i studied foreign policy at the university of virginia. when my country called me
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when my country called me at the end of my degree, i answered the call, and and listed in the nited states army. i was taught to be a soldier at four campbell, kentucky. i was taught to be an intelligent agent in arizona. i learned at that point what the enemy was all about, their adversaries, and how to understand them. i was then sent to the defense language institute and taught german. i was assigned to be an intelligence agent and west germany on the behalf of nato. i was there, in europe, for my country and my allies. i might mention to you that one of the other people in this race is lindsey graham, who is also a veteran. he is running an ad that he is the only veteran in the race. i have called on senator graham to withdraw that ad.
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we are both veterans. i went to law school on the g.i. ill. after returning to richmond, i was elected to be chief prosecutor, attorney general of virginia, governor of irginia. when i became governor, i removed the car tax, and cap my ord. hat is what people are looking for today, someone to go into office and do what they promised to do. the 999, i was asked by department of defense to chair the commission on weapons of mass destruction because the congress wanted to know where we were. i want you to know that in 1999, 2000, and 2001, we warned specifically that an attack on
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the united states homeland was highly probable. and, the action was necessary to protect this country. at that time, we discussed the fact that the border was not secure. we discussed the fact that our freedoms needed to be maintained in the united states, even in a time of crisis, and that we would always keep our commitment to freedom, liberty, safety. now, we have challenges. we have challenges that we are facing in this country, for example, the illegal immigration issue that has been brought p. i want you to know, ladies and gentlemen -- many of you may not like what i'm going to say -- we, as a republican seem to be on the attack against the latino community.
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we seem to be expressing attacks on the constitution when we threaten to take away birthright citizenship in this country. yesterday, donald trump proposed a federal deportation force to rip up our society, at the very time that we need unity. i will you to know, this is fascist talk, and unworthy of the great republican party of the united states. it may be acceptable to some people, but it is not acceptable to me. abraham lincoln called on us as americans and republicans to be the better angels of our nature. i, for one, will not listen to ur worst demons. i will be wanting to know what the people of florida, and republicans of florida want.
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i'll be tough on drugs. i was a strong education governor. i do not believe in common core. on the gun issue, i am a member of the board of directors of the national rifle association. i believe in gun rights. i will tell you what i will do, if you, in this room, and all of your friends and colleagues in florida picked me on your ballot. what i will do is i will change washington, d.c. to restore our place in the world. i will do that. we have to call the enemy what it is. t is radical islamism. that is the enemy of this country. we do not need to be lured into condemning all muslims among us that are loyal to the united states because they exist. we must be resolute against the doctrine that the heads people, bernstein will alive, and slaves women and children, and attacks
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innocent people in places like paris. we will be resolute. our president has failed. weakness is provocative. paris is only the beginning. as obama, i have watched him closely. when he first became president, he went to egypt and apologized for this country, and send that message into the middle ast. they went to west point and said, don't worry, you are not going to be put into any kind of conflicts in the future, which i thought was a terrible message from the commander in chief. then, he went to the national prayer breakfast and said, don't orget, the christians during the crusade were just as bad.
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i said, at the time, that was the worst thing i had ever heard of president of the united states ever say. [applause] don't forget, the people of the left-wing of this country, they heard me say that, and they knew the i said that. this is an uncertain voice that has now led to confrontation between us, confrontation with the iranians, who now have a deal that almost ensures them a nuclear weapon in the middle ast, and finally, this new mexico war which is rising as we saw last night. weakness is provocative in the world today. hillary clinton's leadership has failed too. hillary clinton, who is sliding away from her responsibility in the disillusionment of libya. hillary clinton who was for the keystone pipeline, and who is ow against it.
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hillary clinton who was operating her foundation at the same time she was secretary of date with foreign people that she was talking to. er e-mails were deleted. that led me, in this past april, to say that hillary clinton could never do her job of restoring trust with the american people. therefore, hillary clinton is disqualified from the race for president of the united tates. [applause] if you, in this room, will start to tell the pollsters -- it all seems to be about pulling -- that you are for jim gilmore. if you will pick me, if you will elect me in your primary as
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president of the united states, i promise you i will bring a certain voice to this country, and i will bring real experience that has authority behind that voice. real experience. not as an insider in the congress, but as somebody who actually run a state, and has real experiences as a veteran, and real experience in foreign policy the other candidates simply do not have. i will take the lid off the defense budget, and we will begin to restore america's military strength. e will rebuild our navy, which keeps the ceilings open and protects us here and we will rebuild the army which has been so unfitted because of the wars we have had to do overseas. we will add another combat brigade to the united states marines. ladies and gentlemen, we will stand with our allies, and restore america's position in the world.
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[applause] now is the time, the critical time, after the critical experience we have seen last night. now is the time for certain eadership. america must sound a certain trumpet at this critical moment when so much is at stake across the world. you have to have a president who will speak for the righteousness of our nation. and, talk to people across the world about the justification of the justice of america. i did that when i was a simple soldier in europe as an intelligence agent there talking to our german allies. i spoke of our country. i never felt like i was an occupier when i was serving overseas for this country. i felt that i was a soldier standing on the ramparts of liberty. that is where we all are. assure you.
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we are, believe me, an exceptional nation. i've seen countries all across his world. i visited 18 countries. i visited afghanistan, israel, croatia. i lived in europe on behalf of our country. i know the world. and i know this. the united states of america is not only the exceptional nation of the world, it is understood o be such. we have no reason to apologize for the justice and righteousness of the american people. [applause] so, what i say to you now is in the face of what we saw last night, and what we have seen in the past, this is a crucial time. it is no time to put an experienced amateurs in the
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white house. promise you that. in the meanwhile, with american leadership, the 21st century is not destined to to send into savagery or barbarism. it is not destined to do hat. with american leadership and american exceptionalism, we will lead the way for century into a time of liberty, decency, and an lignment -- enlightenment. -- and advancement. if you choose me to be a president, i will provide that leadership. i'm asking for your vote. thank you very much for the chance to be here today. [applause] > thank you.
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mr. jindal: thank you all very, very ♪ t, i want to talk about one thing before i even get to my remarks. i want to talk about something that happened this week. i just feel the need -- i want to talk to about donald trump's
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nsane comments about dr. carson. look, i am all for vigorous debate. those of you that watch the debate know that i went after some of my fellow republicans for being big government, big spending republicans. but when we have a republican talking about -- it doesn't even matter if he is talking about another republican, we have a candidate talking about somebody lse, and he manages to use the words "child molester." i thought at first maybe this was a "saturday night live" sketch. then i realized he was serious and he gets mad at the voters of iowa. there is a line we should not cross. [applause] you may like dr. carson, you may not like dr. carson. you may be thinking about voting for him, you may not vote for him. look, i hope you vote for me, quite honestly. but whatever you think about dr.
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carson, there is a point at which we have to say enough is nough. we will not bear false witness gainst each other. and that is where we need to draw this line. now, speaking about these days, the media loves to say who is up, who is down. look, i will leave it to you to decide who one, -- won, who lost those debates. i want to talk about this for a few minutes. one of the things that is losing is the first amendment to the onstitution. you know what i mean by that? let me give you two examples. look at what is happening on the campus of the university of missouri. i don't pretend to know all the details, and i am against racism in any shape, form, size, instanced, but let's look at the
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political correctness that has aken shape at this university. i feel bad for the students. i thought universities were supposed to be places where they were taught competing ideas. instead the students are now being taught they should be protected from any kind of ideas hey disagree with. these are going to be the future leaders. can you imagine them sitting across the table at -- negotiating with the chinese or the iranians? are they going to demand safe zones? a they going to demand certain words not be used in most discussions? we sought in new hampshire, they were told to get use the word "american." that is politically -- that political he and correct -- politically incorrect nonsense has to stop. [applause]
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president obama has worked overtime to try and teach us that we are all victims. that is not the american way. our kids have to learn how to stand up for themselves. they have to learn about a robust debate of ideas. if they disagree, they should have to debate and defend their ideas. where do they learn how the will world -- the real world works? we are losing not only our freedom of speech rights, but we are losing our first amendment religious rights as well. you've got to the left now try to take god out of the public square. you have a principal up in northwest louisiana, the aclu went after them for simply saying, "god bless you," to some parents. they are being told they can't follow their conscience. they have to choose between operating their businesses or ollowing their conscience when
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it comes to traditional marriage. enough is enough. there is no freedom of speech without our religious liberty rights. let's say this slowly so even hillary clinton can understand this. the united states of america did not create religious liberty. religious liberty created the united states of america. cheers and applause] these on the left need to understand they don't have a right not to be offended. they do have the right to the same freedoms that you and i work for ourselves. the quicker off they learn that, the better off they will be and the better america will be. i came to talk to about why this is such an important election. i have asked audiences -- i have been all over the country campaigning -- i asked people what you think is the worst thing president obama has done
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o our country? the best answer i have gotten is, he took the oath of office s president. but if you really try to answer hat question, we can spend all morning talking about the $18 trillion of debt, about the epa trying to regulate the water in our backyards, about planned parenthood selling baby parts across this country, record low participation rate in the workforce, a foreign policy where we want stand with israel, and a truce with iran, which makes no sense to me at all. but one of the worst things this president is trying to do, he is trying to change the very idea of america. every time you listen to him speak, it is all about redistribution, taxes,
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borrowing. the american dream is not to have the government take care of you. my parents came here almost 45 years ago in search of freedom and opportunity. back then, they had never been on a plane before. they had never visited america before. they didn't even know anybody who had been to louisiana. -- to come back and tell them whats the like. and they came anyway. my kids don't understand this, but there was no google. you couldn't look at up back i ind then either. [laughter] my mom was pregnant with me and they left behind their friends, their parents, their families. they came for the idea of freedom and opportunity. they were coming for the american dream. my mom, she went to school at lsu. my dad, he came here to work. got his first job literally calling companies out of the ellow pages. when i was born a few months later, i was what you would politely call a pre-existing condition. [laughter] my parents' insurance didn't cover me.
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he went to that doctor at a woman's hospital. no government forms, no insurance. he simply said to that doctor, i want to send you a check every month until i pay this bill in full. [applause] that is how we used to do things in america. i don't know how that would work today. i asked my dad, how do you pay for a baby on layaway? [laughter] if you skip a payment, do they take the baby back? he said you were such a bad little baby we would have skipped a payment on purpose just to send you back. no, you are paid for, don't worry about it. i tell you that because my parents came here and chased the american dream. they have lived the american
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team. and this is what this election is really about. i we going to fight for the american dream for ourselves and our children, or are we going to let this country go down the path of socialism? that is why this is the most important election of our lifetimes. i want to talk to you about how my parents came here. when they came to this country, they came to this country legally. cheers and applause] let's talk about immigration. a smart immigration policy makes our country stronger. a dumb immigration policy makes our country weaker. and today we have got a dumb mmigration policy. how do we fix it? e don't need a comprehensive approach, we don't need a thousand page bill, the first thing we need to do is we need to secure our border once and for all. we need to stop talking about
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it. we can get this done in six months if we were serious about t. it wouldn't be perfect, but we can get it done in six months. the reality is we know why the left doesn't want to do it, but there are also a lot of republicans in d.c. who don't want to do it. they want groups who want open borders and common core, and they threaten these republicans, saying if you don't do what we nt, we went support your campaigns. we also have to put an end to sanctuary cities. [cheers and applause] cheers and applause] i do know -- i know congress wants to defund them. that doesn't go far enough. i have a package that would say to these mayors and councilman, if you want to break the federal law, we will hold you criminally responsible.
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hold them as accessories to these crimes committed by people who shouldn't be here in the first place. if you locked up if you mayors, i bet you wouldn't have sanctuary cities anymore in america. generations of great strength of america has been a melting pot. the left says that is politically incorrect. that is xenophobia can culturally arrogant. instead we should be the salad bowl. that is the dumbest thing i've heard in a long time. plus, we don't make anybody come here. if somebody doesn't want to be an american, don't come to america. cheers and applause]
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and don't use our freedoms to undermine the same freedoms we give to everybody. i'm tired of this divider in chief in the white house. folks, we are not african, we are not asian-americans, we are not rich or poor americans, we are all americans united as one. cheers and applause] let's be honest, this is what a smart immigration policy looks like. if you want to come to america,, legally. learn english, adopt our values. when you get here, roll up your sleeves and get to work. that is what a smart policy looks like. i have said something about immigration a couple months ago that made hillary clinton upset.
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so i have decided to say it again and again as often as i can. this is what i said, a very important point. immigration -- with immigration, we must insist on assimilation and immigration. let's be honest, assimilation without integration is not immigration. that is an invasion. that is what we see happening in europe. e must not let that happen here. you've got -- you've got second, third generation immigrants in europe that don't consider themselves parts of that country or societies or values. folks, we must not let that happen here. this melting pot has been a
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great strength of america for a long time. i want to talk about these awful, awful tragic events that happened in paris yesterday. we are all aware of the awful massacre, and we need to say prayers. the families that have been brutally victimized by these terrorists. you may have seen that this wasn't just an attack on france or paris, this is an attack on freedom and free people everywhere. including right here at ome. you may have seen the french president declared a national state of emergency and close to their borders. [applause] folks, it is time for us here in america to secure our borders and to keep our people safe as well from these radical people -- evil terrorists. cheers and applause] it is time for us to be honest about the enemy that we face. how can we defeat this enemy when we have a president who won't even be honest about the threat we face? n

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