Presidential Candidate: Mike Pence

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By Ashley Bean Thornton

I have been summarizing the opening campaign speeches from the presidential candidates. I have been trying to sift through the campaign rhetoric to pick out what they are saying about issues and what they actually plan to do if they are elected.  This is my summary of those points from Mike Pence’s campaign announcement speech. I have shortened and paraphrased some, but I tried to stick pretty close to his own words and to be fair in summarizing what I assume to be his platform for 2024.   I tried to include as much about how he plans to do these things as I was able to deduce from his speech.  – ABT

What he says he has done…(as U.S. Rep from Indiana)

  • I stood against big government republicanism, No Child Left Behind, and entitlement expansion
  • I led the fight against the Wall Street bailout

What he says he has done…(as governor of Indiana)

  • We cut taxes.
  • We rolled back regulations.
  • We achieved record employment.
  • We expanded educational Choice.
  • We battled back against the teachers unions.
  • We stood for the right to life.
  • We stood for religious liberty against the woke brigades long before woke was even a thing.

What he says he has done…(as part of the Trump administration)

  • We cut taxes.
  • We destroyed Isis.
  • We stood with our allies and stood up to our enemies as never before.
  • We made the strongest military in the history of the world stronger than ever before.
  • We gave historic prosperity at home that lifted all Americans regardless of race or creed or color.
  • We achieved energy Independence.
  • Maybe most important of all, it was our Administration that appointed three of the justices that sent Roe versus Wade to the ash heap of History where it belonged.
  • In the end… I stood my ground for the oath I’d take to the Constitution (January 6th).

What he says he will do…

Border – Defend our nation and secure our border.

Economy – We’ll end Joe Biden’s trillion-dollar spending spree that’s driving inflation and making life more expensive for every American and we’ll set our nation back on a path to a balanced budget. We will make America’s government follow the model of families by living within its means.

We’ll break the Unholy alliance between Wall Street and big government that’s forcing radical ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) policies on the private sector.

Debt – Today we have a national debt the size of our nation’s economy for the first time since the end of World War II. We owe trillions of dollars to our adversaries 860 billion dollars to China alone. We’ll offer common sense and compassionate solutions to the debt crisis facing our children and grandchildren and will free future Generations from a mountain range of debt.

Military – We will rebuild our military and make it fitted to the times to defend our freedom. In an ever more turbulent world, we will end political correctness at the Pentagon, and we will give our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guard the support they need to defend this nation and come home safe.

Taxes – We’ll champion lower taxes.  We’ll extend the historic tax relief of the Trump/Pence administration.

Regulations – We will give the American people freedom from excessive federal regulations and get back to repealing two federal regulations for every new rule that we put on the books.

Energy – We will unleash American Energy, open federal lands, and America will become energy independent once again.

Education – When I am president American families will have a champion in the white house who will give parents the freedom to choose where their children go to school. We will reject radical propaganda and we will demand respect for our history and religious freedom.

Courts – As your president I will appoint men and women to our federal courts who will uphold all the God-given liberties enshrined in our constitution: First Amendment freedom of speech and religion, the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. And, they will stand for the sanctity of human life.

Bipartisanship – We will seek not to divide the American people but instead to appeal to the better angels of their nature.

The Constitution – We must stand on the Constitution to protect the God-given right to life. We must stand on the Constitution to protect the right to keep and bear arms.

We must stand for the Constitution to protect the right to live, to work, to worship according to the dictates of our faith and conscience.

Guns – We must stand on the Constitution to protect the right to keep and bear arms.

Abortion – As your president I will always stand for the sanctity of life, and I will not rest, and I will not relent until we restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law in every state in the land.

Entitlements –   The biggest drivers of runaway spending are our New Deal and Great Society programs upon which Americans depend every day: Social Security and Medicare.  They make up 70 percent of the federal budget. What you deserve to know is that Medicare has five years before it goes broke.  Social security has 10 years if we’re lucky.  Left unchecked and unreformed, it’ll mandate cuts in programs upon which people depend. Worse still if we don’t take the opportunity to reform these entitlements today, in 25 years that 32 trillion will grow to 150 trillion and crush the future of the American economy and opportunities for our children and grandchildren.  I will tell the American people the truth about our debt crisis, and we will offer common sense and compassionate reforms to save these programs for seniors today and give young Americans a better deal tomorrow.

Ukraine – Russia invaded and waged war on a sovereign nation killing hundreds and thousands of innocent civilians. Its army targeted and destroyed hospitals and schools and left cities in rubble. A year ago Karen and I stood on the Ukraine/Poland border. We went into a relief center and spoke with and embraced heartbroken families who were fleeing the violence. I promise you I know the difference between a genius and a war criminal. I know the difference between a territorial dispute and a war of aggression. The war in Ukraine is not our war, but freedom is our fight, and America must always stand for freedom. When I’m your President we will.



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