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choice between political parties. it is a referendum on our identity as a nation as a people. , wegoing to tell you what have a chance to be greater than we have ever been. there is a chance are real chance within our reach that my children and the children that are here today and your grandchildren could be the freest and the most prosperous americans that have ever lived. that is within our reach. nextll not happen if the four years are anything like the last seven. will not happen if a bernie sanders or hillary clinton is elected president of the united states. i'm trying to convince as many vote for me a week from today. my favorite kind of heckler.
i am the nominee, we are going to beat hillary clinton it will not be by a flipa co of the coin. [laughter] won.flipped a coin on who unbelievable. that is what this election is so important. it is a referendum on our identity. what has america been for over two centuries? it has been the single greatest nation in the history of all mankind. [applause] we were founded on powerful principle. our rights do not come from government, they come from the creator.
[applause] that led us tole embrace free enterprise. that made us the freest most prosperous people that ever lived. it led us to be an inspiration to the rest of the world. people from anywhere can achieve anything if they were willing to work hard and perseverance accomplish. when did it start going wrong? in 2008 we elected president who wasn't interested in fixing america's problems. president whosiden wanted to change america to make it more like the rest of the world. he doesn't view the constitution the way you and i do. he sees it as an annoyance. an outdated and stale document that we have to figure out a way to get around. is why he chooses it executivetional
orders. that is why he undermines the second amendment. he undermines religious liberty. he views america as an arrogant global power. that is why he cuts deals with iran. that is why he betrays allies like israel. the military. at least 10 separate occasions have a president who has apologized for america while he was traveling abroad. of frustration and anger the you feel is justified. not only has barack obama taken butn the wrong direction leaders in either party had not done enough to stop him. that is the anger people face. [applause] this started building early in 2009. i had been speaker of the florida house. there was a vacancy created in the u.s. senate.
i said i want my next u.s. senator to be someone who will stand up to this obama agenda. and offer a clear alternative. the republican establishment said our candidate is going to be the sitting governor florida charlie crist. i said i know him. he is not a republican, much less conservative. and they said it doesn't matter that is who we are going with. and i said will then i'm going to run. they came after me. but we want. on. [applause] before that race had even ended he improved me right. ,hen he became an independent then became a democrat, then he became a vegetarian. keeps moving. [laughter] nothing wrong with being a vegetarian. now when i decided to run for president some of the same people came forward and said you
can't run for president to you have to wait your turn. i didn't know there was a line. what are we waiting for? this is not a time for patients after seven years of barack .bama if we get this election wrong, there may be no turning around. [applause] what will it take to get the job done? we must bring this party and this movement together. we cannot win if we are not together. that doesn't mean we are going to agree on everything. we must come together. when i am the nominee i will bring the conservative movement together. i will unify us so we can win. [applause] that alone will not be enough.
we need to go out to convince more people to become conservatives and we have right now. we are going to do that when i am the nominee. we are going to go to the people who are living the way that i grew up. my father was a bartender. my mother was a cashier and the maid in the stock market kmart. were not not rich they influential. they were not publicly connected. they instilled in us the values that i hold today. i will never forget growing up, we lived in las vegas for a few years. there wasn't a lot for kids to do in las vegas. especially in the early 1980's. we drive to these nice neighborhoods with really nice houses. liberace'shouses was . some of you don't even know who liberace is. [laughter] my parents had a choice. they could've said the reason why we live in a small house is
you is greedy people like this live in a big house. that's not what they said. they taught us that is if that is what you want, if what you want us to be financially successful and to live in a house like that, you live in the one country in the world that it doesn't matter the your dad is a bartender and your mother is a maid, you can do that too. [applause] my parents knew that america was a special country. they knew what life was like outside of america. we need to reach people like that now. the single mothers that are raising kids on their own living paycheck to paycheck. big government liberals have lied to them. more taxes, more government, more spending is not the way forward for our country. to the students that are struggling under student loan debt. i know because i had student loans.
over hundred thousand dollars. i was only able to pay it off because i wrote a book. that's not a joke, it is available in paperback. [laughter] and what about the families that are raising their children in the 21st century? raising four are children in the 21st century and we know it has gotten harder than ever to raise her children with the values we want to instill in our home instead of the values they tried to ram down our throat to the popular culture. [applause] when i am our nominee i will unite this party and grow the conservative movement by taking our principles to people that have not voted for us in the past and convincing them, as i know we can and i know we will, that our approach is better than what bernie sanders or hillary
clinton is offering. when i am our nominee, we will win. you know who does not want to run against me? bernie sanders and hillary clinton. attacked me more than any other republican in this race. run againstant to me, but i cannot wait to run against them. i cannot wait to run against bernie sanders if he is there nominee. bernie sanders is a socialist. he says he is a socialist, like commercials. bernie sanders is actually nice guy and i said the other night he would be a really good candidate for president, of sweden. then the swedish people got really upset at me. i had two young men from sweden
have one of my vincent iowa. they said, why would you do that to our country? back, he is not a good president for anyone. hillary clinton is no laughing matter. hillary clinton can never be the president. she is not qualified to be president. clinton took highly classified information and because she believes she is above the law, she put it on her private server. so classified that the state department cannot even release them because they might put people's lives in danger. she thinks she is above the law. she is not going to win. and here is what is worse. is disqualified from being commander-in-chief, because anyone who lies to the family of people who lost their lives in the service of our
country can never be the commander-in-chief of the united states. [applause] so i'm asking you for your vote because if you nominate me, i will unite us. you deserve to know something even more important. when we get there, what are we going to do? it's not enough to be angry. you have a right to be angry, but anger is not a plan. perhaps no state in the country demands more of their candidates then you do. as a candidate it is so reporting. tomorrow we will begin a series of town hall meetings. the people at the town halls often have much better questions than the moderators of these
debates. the fox debate was good. they did a good job. the point is, you deserve to know what we are going to do. i want to give you some of the key points of what we're going to do. the first thing i'm going to do is take
the oath of office. i'm going to place my left hand on the bible and my right hand in the air. i'm going to swear to protect and defend and uphold the constitution and unlike barack obama, i'm going to mean it. that means for example that as president i will not underline, i will defend the second amendment because you have a cost to additional, god-given right to defend your family against criminals and terrorists and anyone who seeks to do you harm.
the oath done taking of office, i'm going straight to the oval office. everyoing to repeal single one of barack obama's unconstitutional executive orders. every single one. and
that means that all these crazy epa rules that are destroying jobs in america on my first an office, they are gone. executive order that undermines the second amendment is gone. any work the federal government is doing to try to take over rk-12 system on my first day in impose any work to common core stops on my first
day in office. and on my first dan office, no one is going to doubt whose side americas on when it comes to israel where it on my first day cancelce i will end and barack obama's deal with the ayatollah of iran. i hated that game marco polo. when i'm president, we are banning marco polo. it will not be allowed in our schools. where was i? the economy. our economy has flat line. do you know how many millions of
americans, how many of you are working harder than you have ever worked, and you live paycheck to paycheck i have people in my family that are facing this. these people are nurses and teachers and firefighters. they live paycheck to paycheck. they are one broken refrigerator, the brakes go bad on your car, away from having to scramble to figure out how to pay for it. and why is that happening? because this economy under barack obama is flat. the jobs it is creating don't pay enough. that's not your fault. it's the policies of this government's fault. policies that make us uncompetitive. that leave endanger social security and medicare, important programs that my mother is on. i've taken a very hard stance. i'm against anything that is bad for my mom. so when i am president, we are
going to become globally competitive again. we will fix the tax code. we will balance our budget. , have a plan to save social security and medicare for people in the future like my children and your children and grandchildren. we are going to do what it takes and when we do it, there will be no economy in the world more vibrant or competitive than the u.s. economy once again. when i'm president, we are getting rid of obama care. i know that everyone running for president who is a republican is against obama care. i'm the only one who has ever done anything against obama care. we got rid of a bailout one they had created. they were going to bail out private insurance companies with your money and i wiped out that
bailout fund. we saved taxpayers $2 billion. by simple majority vote in the will repealnate, we and replace obamacare once and for all. my parents were not born in the united states. immigrants, the grandson of immigrants. jeanette's entire family are immigrants. community of a immigrants, and i live in a community of immigrants. i understand this issue deeply and personally in all of its complexity. hasgration and the debate to be about keeping isis out of america. it's not about a religious test. it's not about discrimination, but we have to do things differently now because we face a threat that was not here before. a radical and sophisticated
jihadist group that wants to move killers into our country, and we will not allow that to happen. if we don't know who you are and why you are coming, you are not getting into the united states of america. the other thing have to fight, and as the son and grandson of immigrants, i get annoyed by this. the argument that if you want to secure your borders, it is anti-immigrant. it is not. we have a right to control who comes here, how and when they come here. for 30 years, we have not done that well. that will change. 20,000 new irsng agents. we will hire 20,000 new order agents instead. we will finish the 700 miles of fencing and walls that the
experts know we need. we will have a mandatory entry exit tracking system to keep people from overstaying visas. you do that and you will see this come under control quickly. after that we will deal with the rest of it. criminal aliens will be deported right away and sanctuaries 80's will lose all of their federal money when i am president. the most important job am going to have as president is commander-in-chief. the most important job any president will have. the one we have now is a terrible commander-in-chief. the world is a more dangerous place than it was seven years ago. north korea is governed by a anatic who unfortunately has nuclear weapon. the chinese government is rapidly building up their military.
they are taking over the south china sea. instabilityin sews in europe and the middle east. get sanctionsto relief and they will use that to build up their military, to acquire nuclear weapons and sponsor terrorist. and isis is not just a bunch of people in the back of pickup trucks, the weight the president made them sound in the state of the union. isis is the most sophisticated and well-funded jihadist movement in history. this is the group that burns people alive in cages. it takes little girls and sells them off to their fighters. set as a group that just village on fire. little kids died in those fires. this is an apocalyptic group who believes that their job is to trigger the end of the world and
the rise of their messianic figure in a city in northern syria. this is a dangerous group. in the face of all these dangers, what is barack o -- what is barack obama doing to our military? he is gutting our military. he is the worst when it comes to this and i will explain to you why. our army will soon be the smallest it has been since the end of world war ii. our navy will soon be the smallest in 100 years and our air force will soon have the oldest airplanes it has had in our history. to me what is unacceptable is when we have people running for voted for budgets that brag about cutting defense spending even more, this is unacceptable. providing for the national defense is the most important job the federal government does.
it is the reason why we have a federal government. these cuts are unfair to our men and women in uniform. we are still asking them to put their lives on the line's and confront danger. some of them have to go out and buy their own equipment because what they are being given is not good enough. president, we are not cutting defense spending. we are rebuilding the u.s. military because the world is a safer and better place when america is the strongest military in the world. when i president we will have a real war on terror and here's how to want to work. the best intelligence agencies
in the world will tell us where the terrorists are. the best military in the world is going to destroy the terrorist. if we catch any of them alive, they are getting a one-way ticket to guantanamo and they -- we will find out everything they know. as part of our national defense we are going to take care of our veterans again. we are not doing that now. veteran, i want to thank you for your service. we all want to thank you for your service. in that vein, let me add that today when there is a terrorist attack, the first people to respond in america are firefighters and police officers. firefightersrs and
are fellow americans that are willing to die before you do. we are grateful to you for your service and we thank you for what you do. a lot of police officers and firefighters happen to be veterans. will be president, you able to take your the eight benefits to any hospital or doctor that you choose to go to. in closing, i want to thank you for being here today. this was about to start the most -- and you do this every four years. the first time i'm doing it, and it is a lot of fun. for me it is an extraordinary privilege and honor to be able to do this. me, this election is deeply personal, and i want you to understand why i have the sense
of urgency and passion about what we confront as a nation. america is not just the country i was born in. america is the nation that changed the history of my family. earlier, myu parents came here in 1956. they had it hard. my father stopped going to school when he was nine years old because his mother had died. he had to go to work. he never went back to school. my mother did not have it much easier. when they first got here to america they had it hard. they were discouraged. life is not easy. words myhe first father learned in english, one of my cousins had phonetically spelled out the words i'm looking for work. the first words you probably learned to say in english. the first years here were tough. night, i said this last but within less than a decade
after my parents came here in those circumstances, they own the home in a safe and stable neighborhood. years later they retired with 20 and security. to live to see their children grow up to have a better life than they did. that was the purpose of their life. it gave purpose to their day. i always tell that story. i'm not just talking about me. i'm talking about you. talking about all of you. us is not but a generation or two removed? a generation or two removed from that? you are that parent now. who worked hard every day because you want your kids to be able to do all the things you never had a chance to do. us that what makes
america special is not that we have rich people. every country in the world has rich people. we are grateful that we have rich people. it means we are a special nation. to be happy.ant when you become a nurse, teacher, firefighter, police officer, welder, airplane mechanic, car technician, you know you are not going to become a billionaire. have aal in life is to job you enjoy that pays you enough to own a home and do things you like and save for retirement and leave your kids with a chance at something better. it doesn't matter where you started out or came from, that is available to everyone. that is what has made a special for over two centuries. that is the nation that inspired the world and change the course of human history. now we must decide if we still want to be that type of country. we are losing it. it's slipping away. if we stay on the road we are
on, we will be responsible for losing it. we will be the first generation in american history that leaves their children were soft and themselves, and i want no part of that. this generation is called on to do what those who came before us did. the greatness of america was never automatic and it was not an accident. this is a great nation because for two centuries, each generation did what they had to do. parents, grandparents, great grandparents, great-grandparents, they face great challenges and confronted them. they did not leave their problems to you. they fixed them. now the time has come for us to do that as well. if you elect me president, we will do it. this generation will do its part and when the history of this time is written, here is what it will say. it will say that we in this generation rose up to the great challenge. we did not just save the american dream, we expanded it.
it changed more lives than ever before because we did what needed to be done. morehildren were freer and prosperous than any americans had ever been. the 21st century was better than the 20th century. it was a new american century. this is the opportunity before us and we must sees it now. so i'm asking you to vote for me next tuesday. sign up for our campaign on the website here before you leave. we want to stay in touch with you. we are going to bombard you with e-mails for only eight days and then we will leave you alone until august and september because we are coming back to win new hampshire in the general election. we are going to turn america around. thank you and god bless you. thank you. [applause]
we've got the nuclear subs down there. we need money. i'm the comptroller, that's what i do, finance. >> i will be there. i will look for you. >> i want to introduce you to someone. he took a weeks vacation to come out here and knock on doors. >> that is awesome. that's incredible. >> can i get a picture of you guys? >> what a great shot. >> there we go. thank you for what you are doing.