Mike Pence: “I’m a Christian, a Conservative and a Republican. In That Order”

National   Steven Ertelt   Jul 21, 2016   |   10:18AM    Washington, DC

Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence last night gave Americans a very clear picture of who he is and has been as a pro-life governor and Congressman and who he would be as a leader of the country.

“I’m a Christian, a conservative and a Republican,” Pence said. “In that order.”

Pence would later explain in his address: “For those of you who don’t know me, which is most of you, I grew up on the front row of the American dream. My grandfather immigrated to this country, and I was raised in a small town in Southern Indiana in a big family with a cornfield in the backyard. Although we weren’t really a political family, the heroes of my youth were President John F. Kennedy and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

Pence understood well the biggest issue at stake for pro-life voters — whether another four decades of abortion are yet to come.

“As this election approaches, every American should know that while we’re filling the presidency for the next four years, this election will define the Supreme Court for the next 40,” he added. “”For the sake of the sanctity of life… We must ensure the next president is Donald Trump.”

Pence was also quick yo point out the contrast with Hillary Clinton, who supports unlimited abortions at taxpayer expense.

“This won’t be America’s first glimpse of the Clinton machine in action, as Bernie Sanders can tell you. And this time around, she’ll have the press doing half her work for her. The good news is, it won’t be nearly enough — not against a candidate who has captured the attention of this country the way Donald Trump has,” he said.

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“Issue by issue, he and I will take our case to the voters — pointing out the failures of the Obama-Clinton agenda, and showing a better way. We will win the hearts and minds of the American people with an agenda for a stronger and more prosperous America,” he added.

He continued: “The party of Lincoln was founded on equality of opportunity, and during these difficult days it will be our party and our agenda that will open doors for every American. In so many ways, the Democratic Party has abandoned those it used to protect. Maybe they’ve become too entrenched in power, so comfortable at times that they lose patience with the normal legislative process.”

“There seem to be so many things that divide us, so few great purposes that unite us as they once did. And it’s at moments like this, moments when politics fail, that we do well to remember that what unites us far exceeds anything that sets us apart. That we are, as we have always been, one nation, under God,” he said.

“Should I have the awesome privilege to serve as your vice president, I promise to keep faith with that conviction. To pray daily for a wise and ‘discerning heart … for who is able to govern this great people.’ My fellow Americans, I believe we have come to another rendezvous with destiny, and I have faith … faith in the boundless capacity of the American people and faith that God can still heal our land,” he continued.

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