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live on c-span and and you can listen to it on c-span radio app. back to your calls for kaitlin owens. diana is in magnolia, ohio. republican. go ahead. >> yes, my question is, how will this affect someone retired on medicaid? >> the executive order in the subsidies don't impact medicaid or medicare at this point. it's just the individual market. it's only people in the individual market that receive these subsidies. and then as far as the executive order, that has -- could impact both the small group markets or the small employers, small businesses, and the individual market. medicare, medicaid, not touched right now. >> i want to pass on a story for people to consider.
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i have somebody close to me that company. o. of a drug [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] >> wasn't it a treat to have a sitting president speak at the values voter summit earlier this morning? wow. [cheers and applause] he really does consider you his foot soldiers and that's every bit of what you are. thank you so much. and we didn't have a single heckler. did you notice that? bough. except the media. [laughter] no. we are certainly grateful for that. ok. a couple of quick housekeeping announcements i need to get out of the way. we want you to be sure to visit the f.r.c. store. we have a lot of great t-shirts and other resources that you want to check out. a great souvenir to take home
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with you. want to be sure you don't forget to get your ticket to the f.r.c. action pack reception. that is tonight between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. in the congressional room. among others we'll have actor kevin sorbo, judge roadway moore. other congressional leaders will be available. and so you want to be sure to take advantage of that. it is $100 per person. you can pay that at the registration desk. so let's take just a moment to learn more about f.r.c. action. please check out the screen for his following video. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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♪ >> let's hear it for f.r.c. action. representing your values here in washington, d.c. and around the country. i want to remind you once again about our f.r.c. store. in fact, we have a live model to
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show you just a little bit of what you might be able to take advantage of. [laughter] ladies and gentlemen, this is ian. want you to welcome ian. look at this cool shirt that could be yours if you take it home. also the hat. and he's carrying with him a notebook. i mean, you want -- if you want to be a winner, you need to be decade out just like ian. thank you, ian. for classing up our value voter summit. we appreciate you being here. ok. hey, i mentioned earlier right before we broke for lunch about the let there be light movie. that's going to be released later this month. we're expecting it to be a huge hit. you are among the first in america who are going to be able to see it first and free. that's tonight right here, right after our evening program ends tonight. also tonight, tony perkins is going to be doing his radio
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show, it will be in the exhibit hall, another reason for you to go to the exhibit hall to support our great exhibiters and also see tony do his radio show live. remember while you're there to get your passbook stamped by exhibiters for the special android tablet which we're going to be giving away. again, another reason for you to check out our exhibiters. and i hope that you will support them because they're doing so much to support us. also need to remind thought media are our guests and we would ask that you be respectful as they cover our event. we are actually glad that they're here. we want them to cover our event. let's hear it for the media. [applause] one of our amazing sponsors is the american family association. in fact, it is one of the most -- yeah, let's hear it for a.f.a. [applause] they're one of the most trusted and influential ministries among values voters.
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in fact, they've been our longest standing partner for the values voters summit and we appreciate their support so much. let's learn more about the american family association. once again, check out the monitors and let's learn more. >> there's a divide in our country. we see it in the headlines and in the attitudes among those that shape the culture. it's not about race. abortion. marriage. or even who is allowed in our bathrooms. it's a divide over the subject of god. does he care about these issues? does he speak to us? and how would we know if he did? sadly so many in the church today have lost confidence in the bible as the word of god. as christians, how can we expect to speak effectively to the culture on these divisive issues without a foundation for truth? we have to get back to the idea that god does speak and that the bible we hold in our hands is trustworthy. the american family association
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has been fighting in this culture war for 40 years. but now more than ever we see the urgent need to call the church to stand on the divine authority of the scriptures. that's why we've created a documentary that does just that. what we believe about the bible is based on what we believe about its source. >> the church of jesus christ always faces a tremendous temptation. and that is to deviate from the word of god. >> in many quarters the church has denied, questioned the faith. >> nobody ever encounters god and says, that was boring and irrelevant. when people say that about the bible, it just says to me they've not encountered the god of the bible. >> if you preach the gospel to a church, at every point they set the place where the needed. the place they need to be called back to obedience to god. you're not preaching the goss petal ought -- gospel at all. >> if there's ever been a time
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to engage the culture while standing on the authority of god's word, it's now. will you stand with us? >> let's hear it for a.f.a. [applause] and live, ladies and gentlemen. please welcome the executive vice president for the american family association, mr. ed itagliano. [applause] ed: i can tell you, gil is just about worth the price of the ticket coming here. i love gil. he's funny. how about having the president of the united states in the same room with you this morning? [applause] just the word of appreciation for our millennials. there was a couple rows up from my wife and i and they stood up while the president was speaking and actually took a selfie with
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the president on screen behind them. have the president of the united states photo bomb your picture while you're here at values voters. that's brilliant. i would never have thought of that. i'm appreciative of the opportunity to speak to you at a gathering like this. most of us i think probably all of us have a fairly clear understanding of the founding fathers' vision for our republic. it was anchored in the concept of natural law and natural rights. it's self-rooted in the judeo-christian world view. i'm pretty sure most of you know this. and this foundation was evidenced by i think one of the most famous sentiments in all of human history. when thomas jefferson declared in the declaration of independence that we hold these truths to be self-evidence, that all men are created equal. that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. those kinds of concepts had never before been uttered in the foundation of a government.
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they were at the founding of our nation. what if i told you, though, that some people in our nation have also thought about what our founders built, and rejected it. these people also had a vision and overthrough that of the founders, determined to reformulate america as a humanistic interprice. and they never asked anyone's permission to do it. so let me present their alternative vision for america. it is a nation where there are no rights for men and women except in so far as the government grants them and allows you to keep them. where our government will be run more and more by well-meaning administrators and less and less by meddlesome voters like you. who will learn to be does aisle and acquiescent and live in a vast collective with the government creating individuals and shepherding them throughout their lives, while making sure that individualism and patriotism do not interfere.
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that is the vision of the prophets of the secular movement, the secular progressive movement in their own words. as i hope to share with you today. beginning in the late 1880's and the early 1900's, the progressives started this work and they literally ridiculed the ideas of natural law and even human nature. gone was the idea of the laws of nature and nature's god. from the declaration of independence. instead progressives insisted human beings had no nature. they are born as blank slates or empty vessels. john dewey, who many believe was the most influential progressive, certainly had a huge impact on our public school system, said this, quote, social arrangements, laws, institutions are means of creating individuals. individuality in a social and moral sense is something to be worked out or wrought out. how do human beings become what they ultimately are?
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according to progressives. well, they're cultural and historical surroundings create them. for progressives like dewey, government would become the ideal incubator and director of human nature. it can and must control more and more of human existence, if government is to create individuals and even work out their morality. after all, as you've heard, it takes a village to raise a child. now, that's quite a lot for a government to bite off, don't you think? if progressives see government as an overarching human institution filled with experts shepherding people like yourselves, then what about the founders' concept of we the people? i prefer to let progressives answer for themselves. in 1887 when woodrow wilson was a professor, he went on to become a president, he complained that america's future success was, quote, made doubtful by that bessetting
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error of ours, the error of trying to do too much by vote, end quote. instead woodrow wilson praised the european style of governance by administrators and he noted with satisfaction that that continent's citizens could, quote, be expected to be very does aisle and acquiescent in learning what things they don't have a right to think and speak about with authority, end quote. americans on the other hand, he said, tended to be meddlesome. he actually used that word. i guess we voters tend to stick our noses where they don't belong. progressives don't like that. speaking figuratively of the vernment wilson said, quote, the cook must be trusted with a large discretion as to the management of the fires and the ovens, end quote. i don't know about you, but the bigger government gets, the less i trust it.
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especially when they have me and my family being eyeballed as the main course. i don't trust government. i don't trust people who ac aggregate power to themselves. in the 1912 presidential campaign speech, wilson who was then the governor of new jersey described the process by which he expected america to be trmpled. he likened the activity of a about a nfip sent government working to fashion society to a crew that home owners hired to renovate their home. he said the architects would work gradualy and patiently on the alterations to the home and then wilson declared, until finally, quote, a generation or two from now the scaffolding will be taken away and there will be the family in a great building whose noble architecture will at last be disclosed. where men can live as a single community, cooperative as in a perfected and coordinated
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beehive. closed quote. would you like to live in a beehive? even if it was coordinated? when woodrow wilson dreamt allowed of a perfected, coordinated beehiving, he wasn't speaking high per bollically. one of the pioneers, a formative pioneers of the progressive movement, john burgess, a law professor for columbia university, he was one of the founders of the discipline of political science in the united states. in 1890 he wrote that the purpose of the state was, quote, the perfection of humanity. the civilization of the world. the perfect development of the human reason and its attainment to universal command over individualism. end quote. you can't have individuals mucking up the bee hive, according to progressives. and this process of perfecting man would not occur overnight. according to one influential progressive, charles mar yam, he was a professor of political
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science at the university of chicago, he actually became an advisor to several u.s. presidents, including franklin delano roosevelt, he admitted that this perfection of humanity awaited the coming of the universal state. this is kind of a startling quote. it begins this way. this ends the perfection of humanity. can be realized, however, only when a world state is organized. and for this man kind is not yet ready. end -- mankind is not yet ready. end quote. christians who have a superphysical understanding of what the bible says, the coming of the last days, should hear a shiver up your spine when you hear words like that. it's clear to this day, whether you're talking about climate change or anything else, that progressives still believe in the globalist vision of a transnational superstate. meanwhile, back in the good old u.s.a., how could the government accomplish such a renovation?
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obviously if government is to refashion human society, then that government must of necessity be unlimited. you hear this all the time. excuse me. matthew spalding of hillsdale college notes this distinction between our founders and progressives. he said, the founders believed in separation of powers. which divided and checked the government. progressives believe in a combination of powers, which would concentrate its authority and direct its actions. if you're going to create individuals from start to finish, you hear these kinds of pushes constantly. anything from kindergarten that begins at 2 and 3 years old, to schools that can take your children, your daughters to get an abortion without parental ca consent we see this over and over and over again, the experts will decide, the experts will create your children. they will shepherd them from start to finish.
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you have to have this combination of powers. charles maherum said there is no line that the state cannot cross. he says, quote, it is not admitted that there are no limits to the action of the state, but on the other hand, it is fully conceited -- conceded that there are no natural rights which bar the way. end quote. i'd like to think and i think our president does as well that there are limits to government power. we just have to stand up for it. some have used the word leviathan to describe the all-powerful state. many bible commentators use the image of the dragon in a different way. as a symbol of great political powers organized against god or his people. there is no doubt that there is some truth in that view. government power can be put to constructive use. the apostle paul talks about the
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fact that god establishes government. in order to hinder the spread of evil and promote good. but our founders understood the warning of scripture too. when power is concentrated in the hands of small groups of people, it becomes an oligarchy. it becomes the bible's leviathan. in 1938, as the rise of a nazi germany cast its shadow across europe, a german political theorist named carl schmidt exampled this symbol and approve of it. this is what he said. it is the mortal god who brings to man peace and security. because of this, leviathan demands unconventional disobedience. there is no resistance to him, for this by invoking religious reasons or arguments. he alone and pun -- punishes and rewards. he alone determines by law in
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questions of justice, what is right and proper and in matters pertaining to religious beliefs, what is truth and error. closed quote. you hear the echoes of these kinds of sentiments when the supreme court dismisses arguments about marriage, for example. just simply because there may be religious reasons attached to. this is -- attached to it. this is an abomination. to call forth leviathan is to call forth a monster. this was a dange that are our founding fathers recognized and they warned us against it. one only has to remember, for example, that american children used to be allowed to pray in schools or see the 10 commandments posted on the hallway walls. nativity scenes were common on public grounds during christmas. high school football games began with an opening prayer. what happened? didn't the founding fathers state clearly that religious expression could not be
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infringed by the government? well, because progressive ideas had so permeated the nation's law schools in the first half of the 20th century, the u.s. supreme court by mid century had no problem dispensing with these, quote-unquote, natural rights. without a single precedent oftentimes. the high court created new standards by which it would begin the process of altering the free exercise of religion. leviathan had simply decede it would be so. there's only one course -- decreed it would be so. there's only one course of action to people who do not want to grant such all-encompassing power and that is to do something. don't sit still. let every school board demand the children be taught the views of the founding fathers, let every parent educate their children in the principles of liberty. in george washington's first inaugural address, that titan of liberty said that the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of
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the republican model of government has been ultimately staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the american people. it seems to me that in protecting this republic, george washington was looking to us as much as we looked to him. i say to you, it is time for leviathan once more to be put in chains. thank you and god bless you. [applause] gil: our next speaker is one of the world's leading experts on the rise of global islamic terrorism. she lectures nationally and internationally and her expertise is sought after by world, business and military leaders. last year she was knighted in europe for her work in fighting terrorism. an honor reserved for u.s. president, prime ministers and
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even nelson mandela. she's founder and chairman of act for america, the largest national security grassroots organization in america, with over 750,000 members and 1,000 chapters nationwide dedicated to preserving national security and promoting western values. she's the author of two "new york times" national best sellers, because they hate, a survivor of islamic terror warns america. and the book, they must be stopped, why we must defeat radical islam and how we can do it. ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome brigitte gabriel. [applause] brigitte: thank you all, thank you. thank you. is this exciting or what? this is like having a family
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reunion. this is like a support group. where conservatives can come together and we're all one happy family. and we get a sanity check. what did you think about the president's speech this morning? whoo! [applause] thank you, lord. after eight years, finally we can breathe. [applause] but the work has just started. and as you can see from watching television, our work is not over. the work has just started. i am here today because i want to talk about immigration and refugee resettlement. i thought, this was a topic that is so important right now. watching what's happening around the country. and especially watching what's happening in europe. the immigration and refugee issue was one of the drivers in the last election. americans are concerned and rightfully so, watching what's
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happening in europe with the refugee problem. and what's coming to our dri and what we are importing to our country. because of the ramifications could be severe if we make the wrong decision. europe right now is experiencing as me beyond return. and this is why we need to take notice. as a legal immigrant to this great nation, i can speak with you about my own personal experience as an immigrant. i know something about the issue, as a legal immigrant to our country. [applause] very important. i can speak to you firsthand about how the process works and the difference between the immigrants and refugees that used to come to the country and what we are importing today. and for those of you who do not know my background, other than seeing me on fox news talking about terrorism, i want to share with you where this passion comes from about this issue. you see, i was born and raised in lebanon.
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my 9/11 happened to me in 1975, when radical islamists blew up my home, bringing it down, burying me under the rubble. i ended up in a hospital for 2 1/2 months and later ended up living in a bomb shelter underground in an eight by 10 room without electricity, without water, and very little food. and that's where i lived for seven years of my life. from the age of 10 until the age of 17. robbed of my youth. i dressed in my burial clothes, my sunday best, at the age of 13, waiting to be slaughtered. and by the age of 20 i had buried most of my friends who were killed by islamic terrorism. this is why i am so passionate about this issue. my only window to the world was living in that bomb shelter, through a television, a black
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and white television operated on a car battery. so my father can watch the news and see what's happening in the world around us. i was so determined to come to america because i would watch shows like "dallas" and "the love boat." i know a lot of you in the audience can relate. [laughter] that was my only window to the world. and i thought, i had to learn english because if i ever make it to america, because if i ever meet an american, i have to be able to speak with them in their language in order for me to make it to america. cheers and applause] so i would watch those shows and i would write subtitles on my arm. because we barely had any water to drink, let alone shower, i built a huge vocabulary on my arm. that's how i learned english. not in a school. watching "dallas" and "the love boat." that was my row seta stone 30 years ago -- rosetta stone 30 years ago. i ended up moving to israel and
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working as a news anchor for world news and that's how i ended up meeting my american-born husband, where we got married in jerusalem and later came to the united states. i came to america by marriage. pril 29, 1989. a day an immigrant who lives and makes it to the promised land never forgets. america became the dream that became my address. very few people can say that word. i had the luxury when i started the process to become an american of going and getting blood tests and blood work and medical bills that i had to pay for out of my own pocket, not the government's. i had to pay for every blood test imaginable to be tested that i'm not bringing tuberculosis or leb are asy or anything like that -- lep are asy or anything like that. i hated needles but i was willing to do it because i couldn't wait to be an american zefpblet i had to pay for my
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lawyer out of my own pocket with a smile on my face to make sure my papers were done right. had to study a two-inch-thick book written by the daughters of the american revolution about american history and american heritage. and had to take an exam, an oral exam and a written exam, in english and pass in order for me to become an american. [applause] thank you. and i have been loving it since. [cheers and applause] i have been loving it since. and i did it because i love being an american. i couldn't wait to be an american. by the time i graduated, passed my oral and written exam, i knew more about america's history than my own american-born husband did. those are the type of immigrants you want and that's the type of training every immigrant needs to go through. cheers and applause]
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america has always opened its arms to refugees seeking freedom, coming from all over the world. refugees and immigrants. but today people are coming here not for the freedoms, but for the freebies paid for by you and me and our treasury department. i am going to discuss refugee resettlement right now and its impact on our society and culture. not from just a terrorism point of view, but from a cultural point of view. here's how the process works by the way. many people do not realize that it is the united nations who decides what refugees come to america, not america. the u.n. decides what refugees come here. they tell the state department, they work with the state department, the state department works with nine federal contractors to resettle the refugees in america. six out of the nine are religious charities who are set
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up basically to help them bring the refugees. and these churches are not passing the bucket on sunday morning to collect the $1 billion price tag to resettle the refugees. oh, no. they are collecting it from the treasury department, your pocket and my pocket. here's the names of the six religious contractors out of the nine. i'm just naming the religious once. church world service, emiss can pill migration ceremonies, hue brew migrant society, immigrant aid society, lutheran immigration and refugee services, united states conference of catholic bishops, and world relief corporations. they work with 350 subcontractors to resettle these refugees and the subcontractors deposit them in 192 cities across america. ,125 per ctor gets $1
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refugee per head to spend in the first 30 days to basically buy them a coffee pot for their new home, lamps by the bedside, clocks, bed sheets, etc. dishes, knives, etc. by the time a refugee lands, he or she are only a taxi ride away from a warm meal in their own home. and then on top of that, the subcontractor gets to pocket $1,000 extra paid by you to spend it on themselves. so per refugee these people are making $2,125 or per family a little bit over $11,000. it is a cash cow. and everybody's jumping on the do-good wagon in order to make a ton of money because there are hundreds of millions of dollars to be made. and by the way, the subcontractors work with the refugee for six months and after that, they start the whole process again with their extended family.
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this is the cash cow that it is. by the way, all these agencies working on bringing refugees are having a huge demonstration next week wednesday in washington, -- no miss limb ban muslim ban hashtag. they're demonstrating because they're humanitarians and they really care. it is not about the humanitarianism. it's about the hundreds of millions of dollars that's going to line their pockets. here's an example of how much these religious charities are getting and what's going on. for example behind the lines. lutheran immigration and refugee services is $9 -- is 95% funded by your tax dollars. we looked at their forms, the i.r.s. filings. for 2015. their total revenue for that year was $59,842,000 and some change. total federal grants were $55,
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341,000 and some change. and they received from your money almost 2ds million loan for a service fee -- $2 million loan for a service fee. for more details, go to their federal grant go to their u.s.a. enter lutheran immigration and refugee services and see the numbers of the hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts they were eable to collect in the last eight, nine years emiss can pal migration services is 99.35% funded by your tax dollars. so why should we be concerned about these refugee comesing into the country and what they are bringing with them? let's talk about what we are seeing in europe with the cases of rape and sexual assault that's now happening in america. this is what's happening now in america. cases of rape and sexual assault reported already in six states where refugees have been resettled. massachusetts, idaho, virginia,
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utah, california, north dakota and minnesota. they have no respect for women, children or our american values. welcome to the new american citizens we are importing. they are bringing with them diseases that were once eradicated in the united states or under control. cases of highly infectious bacterial diseases like tuberculosis, which is now mushrooming all over the united states. colorado has 16 cases. ohio, 11 cases. vermont, 35 cases. wisconsin, 117 cases. by the way, these cases, a lot of them are active tuberculosis and it's drug resistant. which means it costs us, the taxpayer, $185,000 per patient to be treated and it takes them six to eight months to be treated. meanwhile, they're walking around infecting everybody else. florida has 11 cases. idaho, seven. indiana, four cases. kentucky, nine cases. north dakota, four cases.
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refugee resettlement is not about humanitarianism. but it's about supplying cheap labor. industries looking to boost their bottom line that drive most refugee resettlement in the united states today. it is food processing, meat packing, manufacturing and the hotel industry. that have discovered that they can enjoy the cheap labor at the expense of the u.s. taxpayer. and at the expense of cultural and societal upheave that will communities are experiencing today -- upheaval that communities are experiencing today. most refugees are on some type of welfare. and that makes anyone who employs them, any company that employs them, eligible for the federal work opportunity tax credit. an employer has a greater incentive to hire a refugee because the seller is subsidized by the government than hiring a good, hardworking american who s looking for a job.
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this is what's driving the refugee problem. a refugee salary is subsidized by the u.s. taxpayer, while an average american job is not. it's not that americans do not want to work these cheap jobs. it's not that it's beneath them to work these jobs. it's because the companies are not giving them those jobs because they're giving them to cheap refugees paid for by the same americans who used to pay his taxes to the treasury department while he had a job and now the regular american's going to the back of the line, paying for the salaries of the refugees we are importing, importing to this country, who hate america, do not share our values, and a lot of them actually are working against our own country. here are some of the companies that are leading the charge and bringing refugees to the united states. chobani yogurt.
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chipotle. starwood hotels. starbucks. just to name a few. these are the drivers of the refugee resettlement industry. they are contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars in the local communities to state elected officials, to city council on all level, basically bribe money to keep them happy so they can approve bringing in refugees into their communities. they are doing this specifically where their facility is being based. and their operation is based. chobani yogurt has done this to perfection in idaho. now let's talk about terrorism threats coming from the refugee population. isis already came out and said that they have already imbedded 4,000 isis operatives within the refugee population in order to come to the west and create terrorism attacks in the west. we just have to listen to our enemies. when you look at europe and the terrorist attacks in europe in the last to two years, when you look at the terrorist attacks in
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germany, brussels, belgium, france, spain and london, every single one of them was perpetrated by a refugee imported into europe and paid for by the welcoming arms of unsuspecting nice europeans who wanted to provide them homes. the buck stops with the republican congress. tell your representative in washington starting now that you want them to support president trump in protecting the country and reforming our refugee program and start controlling the spending on admission programs. congress holds the purse strings. they are called your representative for a reason. because they work for you. not the other way around. you pay their salary. they are hired to represent you in washington, d.c., by you. and if they are not representing you correctly, kick their behind out and replace them next election. cheers and applause]
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put them on the spot. call them. show up to their town hall meetings. and ask them where they stand on the refugee issue and what they're doing about it and why they continue to fund it the way they are funding it. they cannot blame it on obama anymore. they cannot blame it on the left. you don't worry about the left. you don't worry about the contractors. you don't worry about -- the republican congress is what you need to go after and hold their feet to the fire to do the right hing by america. [applause] republicans right now control the committees that make the decisions, the appropriations committees which make the decision about how many refugees will come to your towns and how much money will be allocated by the federal agencies to stand on the state department and the human and health and human
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services. in order to be deposs i had itsed in your -- deposited in your communities. don't forget, paul ryan, speaker of the house, and mitch mcconnell, the majority leader in the senate, the buck stops with them. [applause] and this is why we in this country, the grassroots, needs to develop the backbone, stand up and fight for our country. [applause] stand up and fight. and i love what steve bannon said, don't think they're going to give you your country without a fight. you've got to fight for it. we have a lot of elected officials who are sitting comfortable in washington, d.c., counting on our vote time after time after time. that is about to change. cheers and applause] the time to play nice-nice with those who represent us because we are intimidated by them or embarrassed to put them on the line is over.
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nice-nice time is over. our country is on a crossroad and we need everybody engaged and we need everybody involved. start making these calls. start showing up to the town hall meetings. make the time to do it. it's all about the grassroots. and i encourage you to join us. act for america. my organization is act for america -- we named it act for america. not think about america, not wish for america. not hope for america. not pray for america. we named it what? act for america! because without action, nothing happens. go and sign up to join us. we have refugee resettlement working groups all over the country. we have chapters all over the country. sign up and join a group in your community. if there's no group in your community, sign up and become an activist on our website. we make it very easy for you. act for america has passed almost 100 bills on the federal and state level to secure the
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country in different states. we need you engaged. we need you involved. go to and join us. i cannot end my presentation without honoring our veterans and our military personnel in this room. please stand up and be recognized. i have a message for you. all our military personnel and our veterans. [cheers and applause] hoo! wow, wow! god bless you. they're shoumable. they sit down so fast. now i'm going to ask you, all our veterans and military personnel, please stand up. i have message for you. please hold your applause until the end. all our veterans and military personnel, please stand up. wow. i want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. as an immigrant to this nation, for building a nation for me where i can come and be all i
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can be as an american. i want to thank you for my freedoms. every freedom i have. my freedom of speech, my freedom of religion, my freedom of expression, and every other freedom i have. i know that my freedom is built upon your shoulders and your sacrifice. i want to thank you for every night you slept away from home. i want to thank you for every meal you missed. i want to thank you for every family occasion you missed. i want to thank you for spending sleepless nights defending and keeping a watchful eye over america so we can sleep in our homes. you are not only my heroes, you are the heroes of millions of americans who are unable to stand before you here today and thank you. on their behalf i thank you. i thank you on behalf of millions of people across the world who are still living under tyranny, who will never make it to america to thank you. on their behalf, i thank you for spreading justice and freedom around the world. and i vow to you that i am
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building an organization with act for america that will always praise you, that will always lift you up in prayers, that will always sing of your sacrifice, that will see to it that with each -- that we teach our young new brats where their freedom comes from. so they will never take it for granted. may god bless you, one and all. and may god bless the united states of america. thank you all for having me here with you. thank you so much. i love you! [cheers and applause] ♪ thank you, thank you, thank you. hoo! thank you. let's take our country back. god bless you. thank you. gil: now, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome back the
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president of the family research council, tony perkins. [applause] ♪ tony: well, how was your afternoon so far? yeah, nobody can sleep through that. i can assure you. well, i wanted to come back and introduce our next speaker because he is a long-time friend of mine. in fact, we were elected at the same time back in our home state of louisiana in 1996. and we served together for almost a decade. i came to washington a little ahead of him to make way for him. but he's actually got a little further ahead of me. he's been serving as the majority whip since 2014. prior to that he was the chairman of the republican study committee. but before all of that, i knew him when we were freshmen in
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louisiana, in a wave of reform that was elected to take on a state that had been consumed with gambling, high taxes and anti-business policies. we reached a high water mark when he and i were elected out of 144 legislators, i think we had 28 republicans. so we know what it's like to fight. he knows what it's like to fight. but he's also one who knows how to win people over. and that's been amazing to watch, his career here in washington, d.c., as he has worked with the republican conference and was elected to head up the study committee and now is the majority whip. america now knows him for his heroic effort to never give up. and when he was -- i was actually supposed to have met with him, had lunch with him the day that was shot. as they were playing -- the republicans were practicing their ballgame. for the ballgame.
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i remember getting the text in a meeting early that morning that he had been shot. and of course the whole nation was watching as, you know, you wonder, how can we come to a point in our nation where there are these are so filled with hate that they will want to kill those who simply have ideological difference. but i think steve scalise has helped win the hearts of americans on both sides of the aisle. as he has made very clear, he will never give up, he will continue to fight for the things that he believes in, the things that you and i believe in. he's a great friend of value voters iraqis a great friend of the family research -- voters, he's a great friend of the family research council and he's a great friend of mine. please welcome the majority whip, congressman steve scalise. [cheers and applause]
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teve: thank you so much. wow. [cheers and applause] god bless america. thank you. thank you. wow. how heartwarming is that? thank you so much. thank you, my great friend, tony perkins. not only for that great introduction, but for your leadership on the national stage, to stand up for the values that made this country so great. so thank tony perkins for the work he does every day at the head of the family research
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council. [applause] when i look at this crowd and feel that energy that you just gave me, let me thank all of you for the prayers. you know, my family had a tough time for the last few months. but it really was such an overwhelming experience that we directly receive from people all across this country. people like you that just care about the greatness of america and you saw what happened. whether you knew me or not, you knew that this was an attack on the values of our country. and you reach the out in prayer -- reached now the prayer. i want to share with you a little bit about what i reached out to, to call upon our god to do. we have a great and mighty god and i am a living example of the miracles that he can produce. [applause] right after i was shot i fall down and just start crawling away from the gun fire.
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and once my arms gave out and i couldn't crawl anymore, i laid there and the first thing i said is i'm just going pray. and prayed to god. i prayed to him for a lot of very specific things. because i knew at that point there was nothing else i could do and i've always had a deep faith. but of course a time like this, you really are calling on god in a more important way. where you're really asking him to do some things that are pretty mighty. i first thought about my daughter. i have a 10-year-old daughter. i said, god, please don't let my daughter walk up the aisle alone. the first thing that came to my mind. then i prayed i could see my family again. my lovely wife, jennifer, and our two kids. .nd then i heard other gun fire capitol police security detail that are commissioned to protect me started engaging with the shooter. i prayed that they were
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successful in carrying out their duty. and in such a heroic way, while being shot themselves, they did. they carried out that dutyy. they saved my life and the lives of everybody else there. what it did for me is it showed me the calmness that god can give you in the most trying times. imagine being shot by a gunman who had come with pretty heavy artillery to do great damage to all of us. and after being hit, when i was there praying to god, i had a calmness and an ease about me because i knew it was in god's hands. and it was such a powerful thing. and then after that, when i was in the hospital, to see the overwhelming support and prayers that were coming from all around the country and all around the world. it was so overwhelming and let me tell you, it lifted me up. it gave me strength. i cannot thank you enough for those prayers. it's the reason i'm here today. so thank you for that love and that compassion. [applause]
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i want to share a little bit for a few minutes about one of the things i really hungered for when i was in that hospital for 3 1/2 months. the first month you're fighting for your life. the second month you're trying to figure out how you can get back to the way you were before as much or as close as you can. then about the third month i started getting stir crazy and saying, how can i get out of here? [laughter] and i really longed to go back home. i love south louisiana. we have some of the greatest food in the world and start thidding about my favorite restaurants and getting home. going into my own house and seeing my kids there. they come up and spent a lot of summer with me. through my healing process. but i also thought about getting back to work. i love doing the job that i have as an elected representative in congress for southeast louisiana. and as the house majority whip. in a position where i can fight to influence the policies of this country in a better direction. and i really hungered to get back to work and ultimately i was able to. let me tell you, how important
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some of the work we're doing is. the first week that i was back we passed the pain-capable bill. the bill by my good friend, trent franks, that stops abortions after 20 weeks, when we know the baby can feel pain. [applause] it was a very strong vote. it's a very important piece of legislation. scientific data shows that the baby can feel pain after 20 weeks. this is a bill that's over in the senate. let's encourage our senators to take this bill up, to vote on it and hopefully to pass that bill because donald trump as president of the united states says he wants to sign that bill nto law. i was real excited to hear that president trump came and addressed this group this morning. what a great president donald trump is for this country. when you think of what he's doing right now. just to tell you the kind of
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person he is, within a day of -- when i was shot, president trump and melania went to the hospital . i was still going through surgeries and i was unaware of what was going on then but my wife was there and they consoled and gave her some real comforting and a really tough time. and then the president continued to call me from the hospital to check on me, to see how i was doing. i enjoyed working with this president on a number of issues. i worked real closely with tony perkins when we were putting together our repeal and replace bill of obamacare, to make sure that included in that bill was a complete defunding of planned parenthood. to make sure no taxpayer dollars go to fund abortions. [applause] and let me tell you, that fight is not over. we passed that bill in the house by a very thin majority. as the majority whip, i had to put that coalition together. and you're talking about threading a needle inside of a needle. it was very tough to do. when you talk about some of our
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most conservative members that had some really important issues. they wanted to address. and even some of our more moderate members that had their own concerns and we had to put them all together. but we did. and then you look at the senate and they came within one vote. which means they cannot give up, they've got to keep fighting, keep working until they get that vote and pass that bill and ultimately get that onto president trump's dess sock he can sign it. -- desk so he can sign. it talking about god. this got no attention, believe it or not, but a few months ago one of my colleagues who doesn't believe that we should open up the house in prayer every day, which by the way we do, we have a chaplain, we open up the news to prayer every single day, right under that moniker, one nation under god. in god we trust is right there on the moniker. yet he said we shouldn't have to pray. it went to federal court and just wednesday of this week we got a ruling from the federal court that says, yes indeed we
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can open up the house chamber in prayer every day. [cheers and applause] great victory. in talking about president trump, just imagine if that case went to the supreme court and hillary clinton was president, whoever she would have appointed , the 5-a 4 decision that might have reversed that decision. but now because of trump, we have neil gorsuch on the supreme court replacing antonin scalia to help ensure we've got a court that will actually interpret the constitution the way that it was written. so we're going to continue working with president trump. right now i'm working very closely with him on tax reform. let me tell you how important tax reform is to families across america. first of all, the fact that we're going to lower every rate. we're going to lower rates for families, we're going to lower rates, the highest corporate rate in the world that is killing jobs in america, let's
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bring those jobs back to america. how about if we repeal the death tax completely? [applause] double the child tax credit. and what if in our bill, by the way, this is one of our components of the bill, we simplify a tax code in the way that 90% of all americans can actually fill out their taxes on a postcard. or for young people you can fill it out on your smartphone. that's what's tax reform is all about. those are the things we're working on. let me tell you, it is -- it is such a great time in this country when you look at the opportunities we have. you can focus on the things that haven't been done. but let me tell you, when i came back i came back with an even sharper focus. i know what's important in life. i always love my family, but i know now that you got to sharpen even more on the things that are important in your life. your family, your friends and
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the things that you love doing. and i got a passion, a burning passion to help fight for the greatness of america. we stand for the national anthem because we know what that means. [applause] government hasn't done. the things that president trump wants on his desk that wants on his desk. let's not give up that fight, whether it's repealing or replacing obamacare, the johnson amendment which i am happy to work with tony perkins on people of religious faith can't be intimidated by the i.r.s. to suppress their political views. you got to stop that policy. president trump wants that bill on his desk. let's fight to get it on his desk. this is a great time to be in america. this is a great time to be in the fight and what all you do
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is values voters is make sure these critical issues that are important to this country are front and center in this great national debate. it's great to be here. it's great to be alive. it's great to be with all of you. god bless you and god bless america. [applause] >> to all of the haters out there i have a message from steve scalise. he is a hard man to kill.
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wow. hat a powerful speech. gil: and i appreciate so much what he said about the defunding of planned parenthood. especially the pain bill that was passed by the house just last week and you will be hearing more about this i'm sure later tonight that 99% of the democrats in the house voted against that. these are the same folks that are crying that congress needs to do something about these violent deaths. well, there are 13,000 a year we can save right now. if they just would drop planned parenthood and join the epublican party. i'm sorry. my job is to introduce the speakers, not be one. let's move on. our next speaker is one of the most spokesperson for pro-life, pro-family and pro-growth values. he served as undersecretary of education and chief domestic
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policy advisor for president reagan. he became president of the family research council and senior research council focused on family and then he ran for president of the united states. he's continued to champion causes that are important to all of us, values voters, at american values. a nonprofit educational organization and the campaign for working families, a political action committee dedicated to electing pro-family, pro-life conservatives to public office. ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome back one of our favorites, gary bauer. [applause] mr. bauer: thank you. thank you very much. great crowd. fantastic crowd. what a day it's been. the president, fantastic this morning. i know that was an encouragement to you as much as it was to me. steve scalise, i mean,
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absolutely incredible. you know, there was a reference to this, steve scalise is too good of a man to dwell on it. we shouldn't forget who the shooter was. i mean, this was a left-wing radical. this wasn't a guy down and out and having some bad times. this was a guy active in the so-called progressive movement. probably thought of himself as being very tolerant. pent this time on weab site -- a website called terminate the american party. a list was found in his pocket of steve scalise's name along with a dozen other conservative republican congressmen. on that website i referenced, later that same day, within hours of the news bulletin of the shooting, someone went onto the website and put the
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following and it's one, two, three shots you're out at the old ballgame. and the f.b.i. investigated and said there's no evidence that this had anything to do with an ideological or political agenda. winston churchill once said there's nothing quite as exhilarating as being shot at and missed. well, steve scalise unfortunately was hit and there's nothing more so saving if you're steve scalise than to come back from that stronger than ever and to enact the agenda that his shooter hates. [applause] you know, as usual, i got about 50 things to talk with you about and i got about 15 minutes to do it. so i am going to have to narrow it down here. but i always want to talk about america because that's why we're here. this is what this is all about.
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it's not whether a party with an r next to their name or d next to their name prevails in one election or another. it's about america. there are some in america on the right, on the corporate right that think america's only about profits. and, look, i love profits as much as the next guy, but that's not the main purpose of america. these are the people that are quite happy to build their factory in some other country and pay slave wages if they can improve their profits. that's not the america i want. and then there are people on the left, their idea of america is that this is simply the place of different strokes for different folks. if it feels good, do it. the idea of liberty under god, no, they want nothing to do with that. none of those visions are what you believe in but this country
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is the foundation of western civilization. it's a civilization that's brought more freedom to more people and more opportunity than any civilization in the history of the world. if god forbid something would happen to america -- and ladies and gentlemen, you and i know there are people out there, and there are people even in the country that want very bad things to happen to america, if anything bad, severely bad would happen to america, the world would slide into another dark age. there's no question about that. we have a glorious history and quite frankly an unexpected history. as been pointed out a couple of times, we defeated in our very beginning the great empire of the age, great britain. great britain. thank you, uncle sam. appreciate that. and our victory was a miracle,
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a rag tag colonial army beat the british at places like yorktown and valley forge. i think you were there, sir. [laughter] we went on from that founding into the next century and the next century we had to confront the great evil of slavery. a horrendous civil war. 600,000 americans died before it was over. abraham lincoln just a few miles from where we are right now gave his second inaugural address, one-page long. it is an inaugural address by a broken man. he said in that inaugural address that his fear was that a just god would require of america that enough blood be shed north and south until it equal all the blood drawn by the slave masters' slash. can you imagine today if a
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public figure suggested that things happening to america was because a just god was bringing his judgment on us? they would be run out of town. the next century, the 20th century, we defeated the nazis and the japanese warlords. the greatest generation poured off the farms and factories of america and went to europe and into asia and liberated those nations from that evil. [applause] they came home, they started families. there was an economic boom. there was a baby boom. that's why i'm here. and many of you too. and then under presidents like truman and kennedy, reagan, we won the cold war. we defeated soviet communism. and through all of this we spread our ideas everywhere we went. freedom of assembly, consent of
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the governed, the right of free assembly. every place we went, those ideas followed us. so for over 200 years, this has been the history of this country. how do you explain all those successes? i think there are a lot of reasons but i'll touch on two that i think are the most important. the first one is that because through all of that, god's hand of protection was on us. [applause] this is the god of the second paragraph of the declaration of independence. where the founders wrote that important sentence -- we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator. that's the god of the torah and the new testament, ladies and gentlemen. it's not the god of the koran.
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[applause] and the reason i don't hesitate to say that, there are countries all over the world built on the ideas in the koran. they are not pleasant places for religious minorities, for women, for a whole lot of people. seven of the top 10 abusers of human rights in the world are muslim countries. you think that's a coincidence? no. we were built on the god of the bible who said that we are made in his image. of the second reason we have been so successful is that we have taught each rising generation in our schools and in our places of worship and at home that we are an exceptional nation, that we are a shining city on a hill, that this is a nation worth defending, worth fighting for, that it's decent and good. [applause] are we still doing that today?
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ronald reagan, the president i was honored to work for, gave a farewell address to the country on january 11, 1989, and even then he ended that farewell address by bemoaning the erosion of teaching children to love america. i want to read his words to you. speaking of his own childhood he said, we were taught very directly what it means to be an american, and we absorbed almost in the air a love of country and an appreciation of its institutions. if you didn't get those things from your family, you got them from the neighborhood, from the father down the street who fought in korea or the family who lost someone at azio or you get seines of patriotism from -- you get a sense of patriotism from school and if not from the popular culture.
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the movies, said reagan, celebrated democratic values and implicitly reinforced the idea that america was special, but now, he said, some things have changed. so, president reagan said, we have to teach history based not what's in fashion but what's important. why the pilgrims came here, who jimmy doolittle was and what those 30 seconds over tokyo meant. he said these things in 1989, my friends. i remember when bill bennett and i at the department of education were bringing up these same issues. it's gotten worse, not better, since then. today, secular elites mock the idea that liberty comes from god. at every level of education, kids are taught not american history but anti-american
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history. they're taught that america is evil, that our founders were monsters. and by the way, our last president embraced those ideas. he spent more time apologizing for america than he did promoting american values. e gave more speeches about the wonders of islamic association than he did about the wonders of judeo-christian civilization. and was it the president or somebody this morning said -- was it you, carol -- someone said, when was the last time you recall in one of obama's speeches hearing the crowd break into chants of "u.s.a., u.s.a., u.s.a."? i don't ever recall seeing that happen. in all these years of teaching kids that america is evil, it's had an impact. there was a poll just a few weeks ago by the economist, the
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worst results in this poll in the history of the country. for americans under the age of 30, only 20% said they were very patriotic. 35% of people under the age of 30 said they weren't patriotic at all. a significant portion of the left in this country is at war with america. e founding fathers, they despiesed the national anthem that brings a tear to the eyes, particularly of veterans, but -- sends them ds into spasms. several people have talked this morning about the kneeling controversy we're in, colin kaepernick is the poster boy for it. a lot of people in the media have been trying to do cover
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for him and the others saying, look, this isn't about despiesing america or disrespecting america. yes, it is. colin kaepernick was very clear about this when he started his protest. he said, i'm not going to stand for a national anthem of an unjust country. he was very clear about it. and then in the days after those first protests, do you remember this? he came to football practice with running shoes on that on he shoes were images of pigs portrayed as policemen. and then if you had any doubt about it, a few weeks after that he came to practice with a t-shirt on with, what, george washington on it, thomas jefferson? no. fidel castro. i don't know if this guy's read any history but castro is on the all-star team of oppression. and this is who he chooses to
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honor while he's kneeling during our national anthem? now, look, the media, they love him. he's courageous. he's a hero. what would the reaction be if a couple of football players took a knee and after the game reporters went up to them and said, so you're joining this anti-police protest? no, no. we took a knee in protest of the thousands, hundreds of thousands of innocent unborn children that die every year in the name of choice, do you think the media or the nfl would be saying, hey, that's their freedom of speech? they have every right to do that. they're heroes. no way. absolutely no way. last week you probably noticed vice president pence and his staff were at a football game
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in indianapolis between the colts and 49ers. we have a son that works for vice president pence and we were proud to watch on tv as the vice president stood proudly for the national anthem with our son and other people on his staff with their hands over their hearts. and the vice president looked down on the field and he saw about two dozen members of the 49ers who by their record decided winning football games is not that important -- [laughter] losers. [applause] and he saw a couple dozen of them kneeling beside the field and the vice president shook his head and the national anthem was over and he and his staff walked out. cheers and applause]
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and you know all that talk about freedom of speech and heroes and all the rest of it, the same media said that was a stunt. the vice president had pulled a stunt. that's a stunt? but multimillionaire football players taking a knee on halftime, that's a big noble act? look, a few weeks before this, vice president pence had been standing someplace with his hand over his heart again. he was welcoming home at dover air force base the bodies of two american heroes. right. real heroes. army sergeant jonathan michael hunter, 23 years old. from columbus, indiana. army specialist christopher
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michael harris, 25 from jackson springs, north carolina. both killed by a taliban suicide bomber. you may not have seen the story. you actually have to look for the story. you don't have to look for the kaepernick story. just go to the sports page every monday morning, there will be all kinds of columns written about these football heroes but these two guys, their bodies came home to little acclaim. they didn't do anything special. hey just gave their lives. they won't see their daughters work -- walk down the aisle, their kids graduate from school . they won't see a sunrise in america again. who are we supposed to shed a tear for? colin kaepernick or these two
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heroes? now you know, my friends, the attack isn't just on the football field. we've also seen the left now turn into an american taliban declaring war on our monuments. i don't know if you remember this but it didn't start with southern memorials. it started with the 10 commandments. last couple decades we saw left-wing groups file lawsuits all over america forcing the 10 commandments, plaques and monuments to be taken down from courthouses and schools in state after state after state. people said, oh, separation of church and state. i see their point. then they went after the southern monuments, right? oh, robert e. lee, can't tolerate that. so they started changing the names of schools and streets. threw lee into the grave again. well, he needs to move over because now here comes jefferson and franklin and
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washington. even abraham lincoln. because the people doing this aren't just haters of the south. they're not just haters of judeo-christian values. they hate america! that's why they do these things. the lincoln memorial has been vandalize multiple times in the last six months. the lincoln memorial. the great emancipator. i was in washington in the 1960's and 1970's. even in that tumultuous time i don't remember anybody vandalizing the lincoln memorial. columbus memorials had been guarded all over the weekend. christopher columbus, not good enough, right? o the left, these are evil men . no, my friends. when we lose a soldier on a
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battlefield, we know we should mourn that. a hero's died, that's a tragedy. every one of those deaths is a tragedy. i like to suggest to you when a decent american child comes out of the american education system led to believe he or she is living in an evil country, founded by evil men, that's a tragedy too. we've lost an american as surely as we lost one on a battlefield. a child's been robbed of their heritage. look, if you have some time by not kend, freed up watching nfl football games -- cheers and applause]
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take some of that time to sit down with your children and your grandchildren and your neighbor's grandchildren or children whoever -- any young merican you talk to. tell them about who said, give me liberty or give me death and who said, i regret i have but one life to give for my country. to -- tell them who said, i have a dream. tell them what good music sounds like. why there was a berlin wall. what the forces and values were that brought that wall down. tell them about what happened at concord bridge and the fields of gettysburg. and on the beaches of normandy. and how their liberty was born and nurtured in those places. and, yes, even tell them about
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jonathan and david and ruth and nay overwhelm -- -- naomi. in short, tell them why we should love the things we love and honor the things we honor. and if you will do that, i am absolutely convinced whatever troubles lie ahead that this year and five years and 100 years from now the stars and stripes will fly over washington, d.c., the capital of the freest, greatest nation the world has ever seen and we will again be a shining city upon a hill. god bless you. thank you very much. [applause] mr. bauer: never give up. >> ♪ this is our country
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gil: well, there is only one gary bauer and the left is glad of that. thank you for another powerful speech to us. we are devoting almost half of our time and resources to protecting religious liberty for our citizens here in america. we've assembled a very powerful panel to talk about this timely issue led by the director of the center for religious liberty, ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome travis weber. [applause] >> ♪ the writer david foster said there's no such
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thing as not worshiping. everyone worships. the only choice we get is what to worship. hundreds of years ago those who fled here from europe sought a haven to worship freely, to be able to live out their faith. america became a safe harbor for religious freedom. this safe harbor grew to be a prosperous nation and was a light to the world in the areas of religious freedom and human rights. more recently, in terms of our religious freedom advocacy abroad, integral to the development of the united states human rights framework that followed world war ii and the horrors of the holocaust. at the time it was clear that christian beliefs forms human rights. for the united states and for other nations and religious freedom is a major part now of the human rights framework we deal with today. only when we recognize that all human beings are created in the day, the image of god, do we
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even have a basis of the notion of human rights. these religious freedom protections internationally are reflected in article 18 of the universal declaration of human rights, and this same article of the treaty that followed, international covenant on civil and political rights, which states that everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. this right shall include the freedom to have or adopt a religion or belief of his choice and freedom to manifest his religion in worship, practice and teaching. in addition, no one shall be subject to coercion which would impair his freedom to have or adopt a religion or belief of his choice. the united states has ratified this treaty and follows it unlike the many other nations which agreed to but don't take their human rights obligations seriously. while the united states has made this vision of religious freedom part of the foreign policy in the past, we are in danger of losing this today. human rights concerns alone should lead us to protect religious freedom abroad but if
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this is not enough, there are security and economic reasons for doing so too. to further discuss religious freedom abroad and give us an update on where it stands in key areas around the world, we are joined today by the honorable frank wolf. former congressman frank wolf is the distinguished senior fellow of the 21st century wilbur force initiative, an organization working to advance the human right of religious freedom around the world through advocacy, capacity building and technological innovations. weighs elected to congress in 1981 and served virginia's 10th district for 17 terms. during which time he was a stalwart defender of religious freedom. congressman wolf authored the international religious freedom act and to create a special envoy for religious minorities in the near east and asia. the chair of the tom lantos human rights commission, he is the presidential eleanor roosevelt award for human rights and the christian world
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views wilbur force award. congressman wolf, welcome. [applause] mr. wolf: thank you, travis. i want to thank f.y.c. for the great work they do. many might know the words of the songs the boxer that simon and garfunkel sang a number of years ago. it says man hears what he wants to hear but disregards the rest. there are cries or persecuted that we in the west are refusing to hear. i have a grave and growing sense of urgency of religious liberty at home and abroad. all over the world people of faith are denied the fundamental inalienable human right to confess and express their faith according to the dictates of their conscience. according to a pew survey, 75% of the world live in a religiously repressive nation,
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maining roughly 5.5 billion people. president ronald reagan, one of the finest presidents we ever had, said the words in the constitution and the words in the declaration of independence were a covenant, a covenant not only for the people of philadelphia in 1776 and 1787 when the constitution was ratified but a covenant with a catholic priest who is in jail today, a catholic nun who is being faced to genocide in iraq, a budest monk in tibet is being faced with oppression. and that covenant is now being shredded from china to iran to egypt, pakistan, vietnam. the face of oppression varies. but the outcomes are the same. it's harassment, fear, imprisonment and even death simply because of what a person believes. china, catholic bishops are under house arrest. protestant pastors are in jail. the 2010 nobel prize winner, nobody cared about him dying in
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prison. chinese lawyers are arrested and tortured. tibet 130 tibetan monks and nuns have poured kerosene on their body, lit a match and killed them self in protest to the chinese government and nobody says a word. the uighurs, the muslim group are being persecuted. just yesterday voice of america announced china is sending a high number of uighurs to re-educational camps and yet the west is silent. chinese companies really fronts for the chinese government purchasing major western movie like a.m.c. and buying out movie studios in the united states which will make it ifficult if not impossible for movies to produced that are in any way critical of the chinese government and their record for human rights and religious freedom. in iraq, genocide has taken place against christians and yazidis. and more public lickal activity
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is taking -- biblical activity is taking place in iraq than any other country than israel. daniel is buried in iraq. he spent all his life in iraq. ezeke yield is buried in -- ezekiel is buried in iraq. the christianity community has dropped from 1 1/2 million in 2003 now down to 250,000 and maybe even less. we are ready to see if bold action is not taken we will see the end of christianity and at this very moment that i speak, 3,000 young yazidi women are being held by eyes is and the yazidis are being persecuted. it's important for our government to help them return and stay in their villages. [applause] mr. wolf: with some notable exceptions, the church in
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america has not been seized with a crisis facing the church in iraq or the middle east or egypt or china. to a person when i was there last night, every christian we met with in iraq expressed a pervasive sense of abandonment. these courageous men of women of faith cannot understand while burning the churches, forced conversion and genocide in the cradle of christian is not being met with urgency by fellow believers in the west. in nigeria, terrorism -- boko haram -- boko haram has signed an agreement. pledged allegiance to isis. almost 20,000 christians have been killed by boko haram and militants. and yet the church in the west and our governments in the west are saying almost nothing. you remember three years ago 200 christian girls were kidnapped by boko haram.
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the world did #bringbackourgirls. all the leaders of all the governments, half of the girls have not come back. have you seen anybody mention the chi back girls lately? and we were there. we met with a counselor who said, here's what he's telling the parents. one, your daughter may never come back. two, if she comes back she will be pregnant or she will have a child. three, she will be forced to convert to islam. and yet, the silence of all those people who did #bringbackourgirls, the silence we hear is deafening. there's much more that could be said about persecution of people of faith. in egypt, a christian pastor just killed. in vietnam, persecuting the catholic church and the buddhists. in iran, the baha'is are being crushed. they are mild-mannered people. they are being crushed and nobody speaks out for the baha'is. in sudan, 2.1 million people
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die and the about a share government is a criminal and nobody says anything about sudan. and growing anti-semmism, there's growing anti-semitism spreading around the world and even on american college campuses. and in pakistan, there's a who ian woman, azi bibi has been in jail under a death sentence, not jail, for blasphemy for drinking a cup of water. it will be foolishness to suggest that people of faith in our country, in america are experiencing even a fraction of the persecution i just described in iraq and china. however, colonel francis george, former president of the u.s. conference of catholic bishops in 2010 predicted -- here's what cardinal george said. he said, i expect to die in my bed, my successor will die in
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prison and his successor, he said, will die a martyr in the public square. is this alarmist, unnecessarily dramatic? i pray so but the evidence demands an examination of the prospect. that said, despite the constitutional protections of religious freedom has historically enjoyed in our country, its sacred standing in the american experiment is daily being encroached upon. that's what you're going to hear with regard to the panelists. moreover, as there are brothers and sisters around the world facing existental threats to their survival, i am personally convinced it's they become persecuted become more faceless, nameless victims in distant wars and hard to pronounce prison cells and we, i, as we commit to knowing the story, we interceding on their behalf through prayer and advocacy, that we will find
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ourselves shaped by these giants of the faith. and i believe if we're clear eyed about the times in which we live, i believe these encounters with these giants will make our own faith more robust and strengthen us for the days ahead. in closing, dr. martin luther king jr. said, in the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends. dr. king talked about silence. anti-nazi -- , an said silence in the face of evil is evil itself. the doctor said, not to speak is to speak. not to act is to act. so it's important that we speak and it's important that we really act. thank you very much. [applause]
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mr. weber: with the basis being the ume right of religious freedom -- human right of religious freedom, we worshiped freely in this country with the first amendment, the free exercise clause. protecting us and guiding us. the freedom restoration act people will have strong protections for liberty here at home. there's good reason to have these and good reason to dough manned the government reach a high bar before infringing on the average private citizen's religious exercise. moreover, our religious freedom, protections at home and advocacy at home gives us the credibility to promote it abroad. yet, the status of our religious freedom at home has changed in recent times, while the issue did not use to be controversial and now is primarily due to the legal and cultural impact of the individual sexual rights agenda and the collision of that agenda with religious freedom and the ability of many to live
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out their faith in their daily lives. we find religious freedom threatened like never before. due to the demands of this movement, some might say that's an overstatement but if you examine what's happening, if you examine what's going on, look at the halls of cultural powers today. just take a look at them. media, entertainment, pop culture, academia and the like. find where christian teaching on sexuality is accepted in any of those spheres of influence. it isn't. due to this, we have an unprecedented religious freedom crisis on our hands and we are only seeing the tip of the icebergs. it's contained in the part below the surface. many will see themselves affected soon. others have already been impacted but just haven't spoken up. and now the adverse consequences are at the dore step of small business owners, public officials, those in the public square like jack philips, whose case is before the supreme court. but the forces affecting those
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in that area will not stop. it will eventually come to churches and to every christian who holds to these beliefs. so you -- to give us a glimpse of some of these problems we have with us today some of those for whom the issue has already come to their doorstep and whose religious freedom has been impacted by the sexual rights agenda. amy lawson, owns amy lynn photographer studio, a small business in madison, wisconsin. she joins us today along with carl and larsen who own telescope media group. and joining them is kellie fiedorek. amy, i'm going to start with you and just to give the audience a glimpse of your story and what's happened in your life, why don't you tell us from the beginning in terms of your business, how did you get involved in the creative
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design business? amy: well, i always considered myself to be a creative, artistic person but photographs are especially important to me. when i was 5 i had -- by the time i was 5 i had already three out of my four grandparents. so it was really important for me to feel like i could get to know them and remember them and thankfully my parents had boxes of old black and white photographs. they had a box of love letters that my grandfather had written to my grandmother while he was deployed. i take some of those photographs and i would take them to my dad and ask him to tell me stories. occasionally he would oblige. as i got older in high school i started scrapbooking because i realized i wanted to tell my family's stories through photos and also through text. that led me to start my photographer business. i realized i need to take better photos if i was going to accurately record my family's history. mr. weber: you started a business.
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can you view how you view your faith through the business? amy: when i -- about four years ago i married my husband brian and we moved to madison, wisconsin. at that point i felt a renewed passion to photograph not just my family's story but record family stories, marriage stories, stories of god's goodness in people's lives and because of that i started my business in 2015 so i could record these stories in a professional manner. mr. weber: so it's important for you to live out your faith through the business. this is something you just very naturally sought to do? so kellie, could you just come in here and just provide us with an insight of what happened to amy in terms of the freedom of her business to live out her faith through the business? kellie: absolutely. great to be on this panel with all of you. i really appreciate the council putting on this great event.
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as congressman wolf mentioned, there's obviously a great persecution happening internationally. we're also seeing it here at our own doorstep. we sort of like to call it a more polite persecution. one of the greatest threats to religious freedom and to free speech comes in the form of nondiscrimination laws. these are laws that have added new classifications, including sexual orientation, gender identity. in amy's case as well, some of these laws, at the local level, you can't discriminate based on political affiliation. if you think about that means, if you are a speech writer and you don't want to write a speech for president obama or president trump, depending on your political views, under the law in madison, for example, the government could come after you and could not only fine you but could cost you substantial amount of money. so it happened in amy's case is that both the madison nondiscrimination law as well as the statewide law threatened her artistic freedom, her freedom to be able to photograph events consistent
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with her beliefs. unfortunately we're seeing these laws impact more and more people because the government is using them as a sword to come after individuals who simply want to express their beliefs about marriage, about life, beliefs that now happen to be somewhat countercultural. the government should never be able to have the power to come after anybody and tell them what to think or what to believe or how to run their business. and even if they disagree with their viewpoint on marriage, the government should protect all of us and all of our freedoms and unfortunately in amy's case the law threatened her. so we filed a lawsuit on her behalf to defend those artistic freedoms. travis: and you guys had a victory in that case, right? kellie: we did. we are very excited to have a -- [applause] kellie: the court ruled just a couple months ago that the law cannot force a public accommodation that doesn't have an actual storefront. her business is online. she works from her home.
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they can't force amy or any other creative professionals like amy in the state of wisconsin to violate their freedoms that she and all creative professionals are free to photograph and participate in those events that are consistent with their conscience. so this is a really big victory for religious freedom. [applause] travis: and amy, since that victory, you are now able to photograph your first wedding through the business. what was that experience like? amy: it was really exciting. over the last year i had the opportunity to take some time to get some continuing education and hone my skills and in september i was able to be an assistant photographer at a wedding. that was really to kind of get my feet wet again. next year i have a super sweet bride and groom booked. one of the things i am most excited about is to volunteer my time to organizations and for instance, i am really excited about working with an
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organization that will allow me to volunteer my photographic skills to new mothers whose babies are in i.c.u. i am really excited about being able to record for them the first few days of their baby's life out of the womb. kellie: she's now free to be able to do that because the court ruled these really -- these laws that are coercing their freedom, they rule that no longer applies to her. she's now free to be able to bring that joy to people's lives. [applause] travis: definitely a neat story about just your experience, your business and a testimony to the importance of fighting and pushing back to protect your freedom and the types of freedoms we need to protect for many small business owners throughout the country and these scenarios involving that conflict between the sexual rights agenda, same-sex
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marriage and religious freedom. carl and angel, i want to turn to you now. give as you brief background in your business, telescope media group, tell us the story behind that. could you share a little bit along those lines? carl: yeah. thanks again for having us. so 10 years ago my wife and i started telescope media group. we're a video production company. right on the very first day right on the front of our website we said we exist to glorify god through top media production. over the years when i was in college i was a physics major. i had this interest in photographer and telling stories and just -- photography and telling stories and i was passionate about telling people who was jesus and who he was because he changed my life. we came up with the name elescope because a number of theologans said god is great, he's beautiful and glorious and it separates us from him is we don't see him the way we ought to see him.
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if we can see him like a telescope does to see something great and grand more clearly, we wanted to create media that does that. not like a microscope making small look big. we want something grand and great look the way it is. we worked with a broad range of clients. not all clients is christian clients. the bible says glorify god in all that you do. so we can -- we can work with a broad range of people but the problem is we were not going to promote all messages. so over the years our business -- we want to follow jesus. we realized that marriage is a central theme in our lives. i actually officiated a few weddings. we did a number of premarital counseling sessions with people in our church. we just love marriage. we love -- weigh -- we wanted to tell those stories.
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we realized the state of minnesota had aggressively set up laws and regulations saying if we would enter into that marketplace, to tell stories about the glory of god, about marriage, then we also have to tell all stories about marriage. stories that are directly in contradiction to that. we challenged the law in minnesota and that's how we ended up here today. [applause] travis: angel, in terms of how you and carl live your lives, it's obvious how you're looking to seek your faith through the business. can you talk a little bit about how you guys view your home and just bringing people into your home and cultivating a dialogue with those with diverse viewpoints? angel: we love all people and we actually have eight children. two that are adopted. one that we're raising as our own. we can't travel the world very efficiently. so we decided that very -- quite a few years ago we were
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going to bring the world to our table. as part of doing that we love international students and college students and so when you -- first time you come to our house you get to sign your name underneath our table. it makes us part of the family. we have a big wall map. first time you come you get to scratch off your country. to y kids, a rich place raise my children. they don't know how blessed they are to experience cultures week after week. people that are very different from us but it's a great experience. travis: you had something unique happen last night, right? [laughter] angel: i have been discipling a i don't think woman, she had been contemplating an abortion. so i come alongside of her these past seven months. she carried the baby to term. last night she called me at 10:00 and said my water broke. please come to the hospital.
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and i spent as much time as i could. i had to leave her at 4:00 a.m. we had to catch a flight here. found out 7:30 the baby was born healthy and is amazing. [applause] travis: so it's obvious for you two that you're seeking to live your faith out in so many areas of your lives. it's understandable that you're naturally going to seek to live your faith through your business. coming to the lawsuit here, in terms of the conflict with this nondiscrimination law, carl, if you could just talk a little bit about what made you want to get in the middle of all this? couldn't you just kind of gone on your merry way and not brought the suit or not gotten involved in some legal dispute? carl: sure. the same biblical view that cause us to believe that all people are created in the image of god also informs our view of
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marriage. so we -- we want to tell the stories about marriage because we believe that's one of the fundamental ways that god reveals himself to the world. the bible begins with a marriage story. it ends with a marriage story. we want to tell those stories. the issue that we're facing is we simply can't promote every single message that comes at our door. just like every other creative professional. so when we thought about challenging the law and what would really be at stake is i just simply want to echo what was said earlier to see an injustice and to do nothing about it is to participate in that injustice itself. nobody should be under compelled -- under force of government to promote messages that they don't agree with. and that's if you agree with me and that's if you don't. so with all the cases that are involved currently in the public eye, jack philips, whichever case you want to select, freedom is a good
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thing. being able to operate according to your core beliefs is good for everyone. and so we want to make sure that everyone understands this case is about freedom for everyone. regardless of what they believe. we really want to hold to that and make sure everyone is free because that's where all these freedoms travel together. [applause] travis: now, for expressing your beliefs in this area you received some real pushback, some real hatred directed to you online. talk about what that was like, in terms of how you responded to it and how you dealt with that. angel: well, first i would say our identities had been crushed so you can say all you want about me, about our family, about my hair -- that's a big topic. [laughter] ultimately i'm also defending
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your right to say those things to me. and so that's one thing we really, really want the world to understand, that we are for everyone to have freedom. travis: kellie, if you could come in here and we discussed these stories here in terms of the conflict with the sexual rights agenda and religious freedom, as many likely know there's a case before the supreme court, the case of jack philips and the cake shop, the court will decide this next year dealing with a very similar scenario. so if you can just talk about the importance of that case in light of what we discussed here and how these issues are related a bit. kellie: just to put it in context, carl, angel, amy, they are three of many people who are currently facing this kind of punishment and coercion at the hands of the government with the threat of these types of laws. i don't know how many of you are familiar with jack philips. he's a client whose case is,
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like travis said, at the supreme court. he's a baker from colorado and jack serves everyone who comes into his store. doesn't matter who you are. doesn't matter if uruguay or not. he will serve everyone. like most creative professionals, he can't celebrate every event. he can't custom create art. the state of colorado is trying to force him to do so. and his case has made it all the way up to the supreme court. so at stake before the court is whether or not the government should be free to do this or whether or not government forcing someone to violate their conscience and to speak a message they disagree with violates their fundamental first amendment freedom. free speech, can the government come in and tell what you to create and what to perform? regardless what one's viewpoint is on same-sex marriage, whether you are a supporter of same-sex marriage or not, we all have the same freedoms and the government has to protect everyone. so what you've seen here --
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that's jack's case. we will be praying for that case. oral argument there is december 5. my colleague, kristen wagner, will be arguing that case not only for jack but for each and every one of us, for our freedom to continue to peacefully live and to work consistent with our most sincerely held beliefs. so the laws that are affecting her -- jack are affecting amy, they are affecting the larsens. that's why we're so thankful for the larsens courage to stand up against the state of minnesota and this law that is silencing them. attempting to silence who they are. and they didn't mention this but in addition to fines in the state of minnesota, you can go to jail for up to 60 days if you're found guilty of violating this particular law. that's a really terrifying place to be so we have to come together and stand for these freedoms because they affect each and every one of us. [applause] travis: we're thankful for all
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of our panelists who appeared for us today on this panel. these are only a few stories. there are many more, kellie said, not just in the context of small business owners but public officials, religious institutions, schools and so many others to include pastors and churches who are on a collision course with this sexual rights agenda here at home. these are religious freedom problems just like those congressman wolf mentioned are occurring abroad. you want to find out more about these you can go to one simple resource to remember, and that's our compilation of religious freedom issues in these and other areas. in closing, let us not forget that the christian faith compels us to care for the human rights and religious freedoms of others whether at home and abroad. we can all be proud that it was americans over 100 years ago who joined together to care for armenian people when they suffered genocide based on the notion those people had human
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rights, americans joined together, cared for them, responded to the action -- to the degree that they could. always wish more could be done but god forbid we do less. we must view things today no different. we have the ability to act. let's protect and promote religious freedom whether at home and abroad. we must reclaim the vision of america, having a foreign policy strongly protective of religious freedom just as we guard against the infringement at home. may our hearts be excited for this task for it is a noble one, one worth living for. thank you very much. . [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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jerry boykin. >> thank you all. thank you very much. jerry: thank you all very much. god bless you. it is my distinct pleasure to be able to introduce someone that really needs no introduction and is also a very good friend of mine, first of all, he is a "new york times" best-selling author, 13 books. he is also the host of one of america's top programs on fox news and that is "war stories," he's also a naval academy graduate, took a commission in the united states marine core, oh, my gosh.
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there was a marine corps mating call you just heard over there. hat's what that was. 2 years in the united states marine corps, distinguished himself, was awarded the silver star and the bronze star for valor for his time in vietnam. then under the reagan administration from 1983 to 1986 he was in the national security council as director for counterterrorism programs and i think probably most importantly, as he is, he is the husband of one and the father of four and the grandfather of 14. that's his claim to fame. the truth of the matter is, he also has, in spite of the fact that he's a marine, he has a very soft side because he's founderer of the freedom alliance which i'm proud to say i'm a board member for, which
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he provides scholarships and other services and support to families of fallen warriors. hold on just a second. metropolitan police? really? north? olie north? don't let him leave? why? oh, charges. oh, what's the problem? public drunkenness? vagrancy. now you're going to tell me solicitation son the list too. ok,well i'll hold him right here. welcome my friend, lieutenant colonel oliver north. [applause] oliver: after an introduction like that, what can i say.
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appreciate your kind words, general. i want to just, and welcome -- and the wonderful welcome back to this conference. i just want to, since he just did that to me, i want to make something very clear. i first met him in 1982. yes, he's that old. and at the time i was a major and he was a captain. now, i point something out to you. he retired as a lieutenant general in the army. i retired as a lieutenant colonel in the marines. there's a message in this somewhere. car pay tee yes, ma'am. what a great slogan. what -- carpe diem, what a great slogan. what a great call to action. because seize the tai is obviously essential. u know, if you're going to seize the day, one they have most important things you can have is what i call situational awareness. it's not a nower that grows
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never garden. the definition of situational awareness in the military, the armed forces, which is my beat for fox news is knowing what's going on around you and having a plan to deal with it. as i say, it's not something that's necessarily common place. i'll give you an example of what it's not. just like f.r.c., freedom alliance does a trip to the holy land every year. last year, betsy and i, betsy being the poor woman -- and by the way, it's not 14 grandkids, it's 17 grandkids. when the last one was born in april, i raced down to charlottesville there in the room, betsy had gone down the night before, there in the room was my darling daughter who had just given birth to a baby that, i delivered her on the same day 30 years before. april 7. and she's got a beautiful daughter, sound asleep in the whatever they call it, incubator, whatever that thing
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is. my daughter is asleep in the bed , my wife is asleep in the chair and her husband -- so the nurse says would you like to hold the baby? yeah. so she takes the picture of me holding the baby and then says congratulations colonel. at that point my daughter wakes up in bed, sits bolt upright and says, what are you graduating him for? he didn't carry this baby for eight months and three weeks, i did. the nurse set the baby down and stepped out of the room. i say situation awareness is not something everybody has. i'll give you an example of what it's not. betsy and i are in the lobby of the citadel hotel in downtown jerusalem, waiting for another couple to come down, we're going to dinner. i see a tour bus pull up in front. i know it's full of gringos because it says on the side,
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mike huckabee holy land tours. the first guy off the bus walked up to me and said, did anybody tell you you look a lot like ollie north. betsy says i have a gene defect. t's called a smart a-alec. smart alec gene. so i said to him, it's a good thing i look like ollie north because i'm sleeping with his wife. now you probably know at this point who is not smiling. and the guy i just said that to said, you better watch out, he's a marine, he'll kick your butt. and ollie north's wife then says, don't quit your day job, big boy, you're never going to make it in standup comedy. that's situational awareness. i know you've got situational awareness. that's why the commander in chief was here this morning. he needs to talk to people who
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have situational awareness and you have it. it's an accolade. the thanks he delivered this morning to you all and millions of others like us who believe in our god-given liberties and know where they came from, he needs to get that kind of thank you. i know he's grateful. not just to you but to me as well. it's an accolade everybody here deserves. well done. it's also a challenge. there's a lot more that needs to be done to repair the damage done by his predecessor my concern is that we can become complacent. on a lot of the issues that the president addressed this morning and on a whole lot more. in case you have not noticed, my, quote, colleagues, in the so-called mainstream media, are no more helpful in repairing the obama damage than chuck schumer or nancy pelosi. that's where we're headed. since my beat for fox news, soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen, marines, law enforcement, allow me if you
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will to focus on why we believers need to be engaged in situational aware on national security issues. first, iran. the president mentioned here this morning that he was going to address that this afternoon so i got to watch him fwice that day. i was sitting over that the fox bureau. he ordered an iran policy review back in april. that's not going ton mentioned bhi his critics. that's when he started it. he pointed out that the present law requires him or any president to certify every 90 days on iranian complitsity -- excuse me, compliance. iranian compliance with the obama administration's so-called joint comprehensive, it's a mouthful, joint omprehensive plan of action. jcpoa. the iran deal. the deal. you won't find that mentioned anywhere in the constitution like treaties and things loik
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that. this is a deal. he also requires that the president certify to congress that it's in our national interest to keep it. the iranian nuke deal is worse for the american people than obamacare. they will both kill you, it's just a matter of time and how many. that's what it is. this afternoon, after enumerating a lengthy bill of particulars, president trump announced a new strategy to stop appeasing what he appropriately called the rogue regime in iran he said he's not going to recertify that iran is in compliance. [applause] he tipped that off when he was here today. and he did exactly what he said he was going to do. i know that surprises so many people in the media business. it's a shock. we didn't know he was fweng to do that. well , he also gave congress 60 days, 60 days to amend and replace, not repeal and replace, the nuclear agreement
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review act which contains what little framework there really is. jcphoa or doubt that the iran deal is a bad deal. first, there are so many loophole, sunset provisions and blind shots -- blind spots in it that the iranians can be in compliance with the teal by simply funding and working with the north koreans on nuclear weapons and icbm's. and he mentioned that. i've been screaming about that for five years. wrote a book about it. and the idea that they can continue to do that under the current framework proves how -- proves how bad it is. second, there are no consequences for iranian noncompliance. so-called obama snapback on sanctions was ludicrous from the start. and the us almost rake -- the islamic revolutionary guard rps, not the iran ranian revolutionary guard core but
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islamic revolutionary guard core created by khomeini after he came to power. it bans the internationalal atomic energy agency from inspecting iranian military sites. that's allowed under the so-called teal mr. kerry negotiated. it also makes no mention of other iranian bad behavior. look, islamic revolutionary is d corps, the cuts force, running a-- the cutes force, is running -- the cuds force is running amok. they announced today will help if congress gos along with banning any company from any country that does any business with the irtc. that has to happen. call your congressman and make it happen. finally if there's anyone
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mpos mentis in the supreme committee, they're all ayatollahs in that committee, if there's anyone, it may work to the vng of the phi americans held hostage by the iranian regime that the previous administration didn't even bostonner to mention. they need to come home. and that needs to happen because the congress will stand up and do what's right for a change. robert levinson, missing for 10 years. another one is a princeton graduate student sentenced to 10 years for spying. the sunnat family jailed for the same kind of thing. absolutely outrageous. president trump is insisting that congress get fully invested in what we do about iran. the list of sanctions that he's asked for is based on bad behave -- on bad behavior and failures to comply with a new agreement. it only makes sense. this is a man who knows how to
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close a deal. st it's simple. his idea of a new agreement with iran will prevent iran, i'll use his word, from ever acquiring nuclear weapons or the means of delivering them, ver. if we fail to do so, the proliferation of nuclear weapons will be exclusive and that's not a pun. there will be countries all over the globe who will acquire their own weapons because they're so afraid of what might happen with the iranians and north koreans. it's important that the president continue make the point that iranian and korean knew career weapons and icbm's are an exiss ten rble threat, a clear and present danger to the united states, to our people and to the world. i'll predict this. when you get to turn on the news tonight on any other station but mine , my network, it's not really mine, mr. murdoch owns it, but mainstream
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media tomorrow will claim that the president is acting rashly, at best and irresponsibly and irrationally at worst. there are other national security issues that need to be addressed. north korea is violating the toothless united nations resolutions and threatening our homeland with nuclear weapons and icbm's. irrefutable. vladimir putin's regime in moscow invaded neighbors and continues the soviet practice to have interfering and tampering in democratic elections. since 1920 they haven't stopped. china is intimidating its neighbors and escalating tensions in the south china sea. while isis will soon be driven from its last strongholds in western iraq and syria, as congressman frank wolf mentioned a few moments ago, radical islam is not defeated and we will have to be on guard against it for the rest of my life. lord willing, a long time.
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what all this means is that whatever we do, diplomatically and economically, has to be backed up by a strong military. the only reason we have a military is to deter war and win one if we have to fight one. that's the only purpose of having it. so what does that mean for those of us who are people of faith? first, sitchation -- situational awareness demands we help our president in bere-building our armed forces. here's our mission, if i can put it in those terms. eight years of misfeasance, nonfeasance and malfeasance in the previous administration have burned out the most valuable ingredient in a strong military. it's not just tanks and planes and ships. they can be built with money. most importantly we have to be able to recruit, train, and equip the best, brightest and bravest of the current generation. that's what we need in our military. how do we do this? there's three things we can do. number one, encourage military servicement each time i've been
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here before i've put on the screen those that i've covered during this long war and 59 embeds. i'll save that for next time i'm here. what we need to do is continue to recruit wonderful young americans who come from a strong, judeo christian background, because they're the ones that are going to have the courage to go up against a vicious, brutal, suicidal enemy and they're the ones who can show christian compassion when needed. second, we all need to support members of congress in bolt houses, both parties, who will support our troops. and last -- [applause] and last, we can pray for our country. e have to. a few years backing before i left on an embed oversea, shirley johnson called me up and asked me to write a prayer
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for the national day of prayer. i said i would and i did. but as the time came for that to be delivered back here in the states, i was rather heavily engaged with this u.s. military units in the hindu kush. i called home on the sat slight -- satellite phone and told betsy, tell shirley i'm not going make it home on time. she said i'm not going to do that. but if you do that, you had better stay in iraq or afghanistan or wherever you are because you'll be a lot safer there than when jim dotson gets ahold of you. you're going to learn a new meaning for dare to discipline. guess what, i made it home in time. so if you would, because we are people of faith, i would ask you to join me in this prayer. the one i wrote for jim and shirley dobson. help me father, lord of lords and king of kings, we praise you and bow down before you and
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no other. dear lord, we thank you for the bounty beyond measure and the resources too vast to quantify that you have bestowed upon our fruitful land. we are grateful to live among the freest, most prosperous, diverse and jens rouse population on earth. we ask you to deliver us from our enemies, for your forgiveness for those things we have done and those we failed to do when we strayed from your word. we beseech you for godly, enlightened leader, wisdom for our legislator, and judges who femper justice with mercy. we beg you for pastors who know your word, teachers who know your name and parents who sing your praises to their children. lord, give us the strength and perseverance to guard all our god-given liberties enshrined in our bill of rights. we appeal to your all powerful protection for those who serve the cause of freedom and let us be worthy of the sack face of all who don a uniform and serve
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in peril on land, see and in the air. heavenly father when our day is done, let it be said of us that we were a people who fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith. i ask all of this in the name of your son, my savior, jesus christ. thank you for having me here again. [applause] ♪ >> thank you. this gets better and better. our next speaker hosts her
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national -- nationally syndicated show "the dana show" from dallas, texas, where she also hosts "dana" on the blaze television network. in addition to media appearances and multiple awards she's the author of two best-selling books, "hands off my gun" which turned the tide in the gun debate and "flyover nation" you can't run a country you've never been to, which predicted the flyover divide and sentiment that decided the 2016 election. she'll be available for book signing after this afternoon's session to give you a chance to meet dana. please welcome to the values voters summit dana loesch! cheers and applause]
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dana: god bless you. thank you for coming out. i just flew in from texas. there are very few things that will make me leave god's country for the swamp. joining you all is one of them. thank you for being here today. you know, i'm -- i love what tony perkins does, i'm grateful to him and i'm grateful to everyone at f.r.c. and everything they do and i'm joining you here today not as a second amendment enthusiast, which i am, clearly. i'm joining you here not as a talk radio host, not as a television commentator, not as an author. but as a child of god. and as a mother. and as a wife and a concerned citizen. and that is why i am here with you today. because we've just gotten through some very troubling times and when you look at the headlines and you see the news
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on the tv, it seems like we're in even more -- trouble never ends. and i think about the fight that we have. because it is a daily battle, is it not? day in and day out. sometimes you feel so discouraged. and quite frankly, let's be honest, got to be real with each other here, sometimes you eel straight up hateful. i was raised in southern missouri by a very strong mother and grandmother. i had a big family around me. i know what some of those temper tantrums are like, and some days i want to have one. some days i don't want to be nice. some people deserve a slapping. but no. i'm getting right with the lord, that is not what i'm doing. i say that in jest but you know the feeling i'm talking about. and you are tempted. you are tempted in the fight. because you want to fight as dirty as your opposition does,
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don't you? and the temptation is real. but as is often said, what good is winning the world if you lose your soul. i say this as someone who is a brawler. which should, i know, i mean, you can see my history with it. i've had a long journey to this point. we don't have to sacrifice who we are to win. we dent have to sacrifice our principles. if we give up our values, if we give up the right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, why are we here? what are we here for then? what are we fighting for if we give those things up? if those are not the principles we're holding? happiness isn't guaranteed. there's something i've learned in my years of activism. i first got on the radio, october 28, the day of my wedding anniversary, october 28, 2008, was my very first
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radio show. what a time to start, right? and i've seen some things since then. not everybody can handle freedom. this is a hard thing to admit in the land of the free. not everyone can havendle liberty. not everyone is comfortable with it. some people quite frankly are scared of it. to them, to those people, they look at liberty as a burden. this is a responsibility of which they are terried -- terrified. freedom scares people. it scares them because it's not easy. liberty isn't easy. liberty doesn't guarantee happiness. liberty isn't comfortable. liberty doesn't guarantee comfort. it doesn't mean that you will never have a trial. it doesn't mean that you're going to live in perfect comfort and happiness and you're not going to have tests.
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it doesn't mean any of that. but there are people who think that freedom means comfortablity and freedom means no fear and freedom means guaranteed happiness and it doesn't mean any of those things. and it terrifies them. hey can't handle it. lib ity isn't comfortable, but it's beautiful. it is beautiful, sit not? and for those -- [applause] for those people, liberty scares them. they don't trust themselves with liberty. and because they dent trust themselves with it they don't trust you. they don't trust anybody else. so they ask for uncle sam to come and regulate a little bit of it. come and restrict a little bit of it. help them with that burden of freedom and they in turn give some of it away. they're scared because of the
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responsibility. i thought about this actually flying over here. the greatest generation, our -- the greatest generation. my grandparents' generation, they purchased, continued, the payment on freedom with undreds of thousands of lives. and so many people today are content to sign that away to uncle sam for a meager allowance. case in point, i'm seeing it with gun rights right now. i'm seeing it with the state of the second amendment. evil is real. it lives among us. the only thing that overcomes evil is good. that battle has already been won. we the the outcome of that askerry. now we have to have the courage to claim the narrative. because the battle is won.
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we have to recognize that. embrace it. preach it. hout it from the rooftops. evil has been beaten. why would we give up our freedom for a battle that's already won. i see it in washington, d.c., i see it in people like chuck schumer, diane feinstein. when has anyone come out on top after following those people? when has anybody ever won anything following diane feinstein, nancy pelosi and chuck schumer? i'm going to tell you something right now. diane feinstein is looking to make a christmas tree out of the gun control bill. if they get their way it's going to be like johnny cash's one piece at a time. they'll ban every single part of a rifle, period. your regular hunting rifle, until the whole thing is banned. that's what they're going for. i know it was made perfectly clear last week and it was made
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perfectly clear the week bhfer that. no ban, no bills, period. one of it. people can't be afraid ofight it. truth son your side. this is one of my favorite sayings ever. i have traveled around the country, i have worked with grassroots folks and people say, i don't know, i just don't know. i fell led to do something but i don't know if i can get involved at this level. god does not call the eequipped. god e-- god equips the called. period. [applause] if you sacrifice principles for popularity, you won't have either. you won't have either. roy moore, case in point. i call him the gandalf of
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alabama. here's why. he stood there with his staff and he pushed back against the forces of secularism and he said, just like in "lord of the rings" you shall not pass when they were going after the 10 commandments. he is, he's a gandalf alabama. he did not fold he did not compromise. he had no fear. o fear at all. a florist from pacific northwest, i had her on my program,s that woman who did not compromise. she had every reason to compromise. some of us probably would have said, well we understand the full state of washington is coming down on this woman. they're going to close down her business and run her out of her home he might with baseball to have some compassion and understand her if she bowed to the pressure. no. no. she didn't bow to the pressure. this grandmother. this child of god. this witness for christ. did not bow to pressure.
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after years of serving all manner of clientele she said, you know what? i simply cannot have my free speech of expression be utilized to sanction by commerce this something in hich i do not believe. and they came at her for it. gd bless you, alliance, for standing up for her. she has still held strong. sweetcakes by melissa. i talked to this wonderful woman and her family of five. a baker, pacific northwest. same thing. for years they served, actually she just got her business off the ground, since its inception they served all manner of clientele but when she was asked to use her first amendment right of free expression to sanction through commerce something with which she disagreed on a spiritual level, on a faith-based level, not out of hate, but out of, i honor god first, they came
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after her. and she continued with her faith and she continued to honor god and she did not fold. and it is hard. people think that it's, i guess, what politically incorrect to be a christian in today's society? i know in today's society it's hard to be a christian. i get it. in politics, it's probably the industry that maybe as bad if not worse than hollywood. really. i understand it. but that's why you've got to push on and fight the good fight. jack phillips in kentucky, elaine phillips photography. when you stand in your place and show up here, you are standing with them. you are giving them the support that they need. you are helping to prop them up. you are being the spine of the faith by standing in the community and pushing back gerns those forces that would have you believe that good is evil and evil is good. that is what you are doing when you take your stand.
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we are in a post-feminist every rafment -- era. feminism is dead. it is dead as a door nail, it is dead. feminism is dead. third wave feminism has betrayed women. it has betrayed men. it has betrayed families. it has betrayed children. it has betrayed our culture. third wave feminism exists to sub jew gate men. period. they have replaced the pay tree matriarchy. and they are not a good master. i look at this. [applause] third wave feminism says it
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empowers women. empowers them by convincing women to commit genocide against the female sex in utero. that's what it is. it is a genocide. third wave feminism tells us that masculinity is tox ex. masculinity isn't toxic. masculinity is marvelous. [applause] as a mother of sons, as a wife, as a granddaughter, as a daughter, men are wonderful and they are unappreciated, and you can you know what, you can mansplain all you want to because we womansplain enough. god bless you, men. cheers and applause] i pity the third wave feminist that cannot recognize and respect her male counterpart.
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for crying out loud, when are -- i feel like we've grown up with these same protest chants this whole time. the pink hat brigade, where were they for the forced female genital mutilation in minnesota? where were they at? nobody was throwing birth ontrol pills like mardi gras beads up there? where were the pink hats for harvey weinstein. nobody spoke up enmass until it was confirmed he was fired from his company. yeah. these third wave feminism. i'm going to tell you what, i say masculinity is marvelous because it is. if there were more real men in hollywood, harvey weinstein would have had a couple of black eyes. where i come from -- [cheers and applause] that's what happens in the ozarks if you mistreat women.
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that's what happens in flyover nation if you mistreat women. that's what happens in the real world where real men are around and that's what they do when women are mistreated. that's what happens. where are the real men in hollywood? where were the ben afflecks? where were the george clooneys? they weren't aware of this? where were they at? they were quiet. they were quiet, as women were oppressed and preyed upon. and exactly, where were those hollywood men at? yeah. the thing is, ladies, it's not that we can't defend ourselves, because i don't think anyone would mistake me for not being able to defend myself or any of you ladies for being able to defend ourselves, it's that we shouldn't have to. [applause] plain and simple. plain and simple.
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and i should note that i was especially entertained when i heard harvey weinstein say he was going to go after gun owners and the n.r.a., i thought, what are you going to do? you going to grope us? i mean i'm curious? you going to try to force us to give you a massage? we don't take too kindly to that. and does it shock you that a serial predator and a pervert is against women owning guns? i didn't see that coming, did y'all see that coming? sexual predators agree, women should be disarmed. thanks harvey. [applause] and you got diane feinstein and nancy pelosi and carlos curbelo and chris murphy and chuck schumer eager to help them do it. where are those pink hats at? i in all this, i tell you,
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don't know if you follow me on social media, some days it's rough and i apologize to you and some people say, how on earth do you get through some of the hate and invectives thrown your way. faith. a good sense of humor. and i pray for them. and i don't say that in a southern way. i mean really god bless you. you know. really. you bless those who curse you. it's not something that is easily achieved, believe me. you can go back in my, since 2008, my gosh, it's been 10 years, over 10 years now, you can look at my history in broadcasting, i'm not perfect at it but i'm trying real hard. i'm trying to get right with the lord on that measure. i'm trying real hard. you bless those that curse you. you live your life. you hi your faith in such a way that it causes nonbelievers to
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question their absence of faith. that is my goal. and i'm trying real hard at it. some days are harder than others. i want to be that light. i want to be that salt. that's what we should all be doing. there's enough hate in this world. and it's easy to match it. oh my gosh, it's fun to be indignant. i get it. it's one of the funnest things in the world. you don't have to sell me on it. it's fun. and it's hard to show grace. it is so hard to show grace. and you don't see a lot of grace in today's world. you don't see a lot of grace in politics. but everyone has it. even the people you hate the most. that you shouldn't hate them, you should pray for them. make your prayer exceed what you feel in your heart, your anger for them. now, i'll end with this. two things. one of the big problems that we
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have in this country are the identity politics. there's one identity and this is the only identity that anybody should be using. you are a child of god first and you are everything else second. everything else second. [applause] you are a child of god first, and way down the line, whatever you are in your political affiliation, you can use that. if more people would realize that common ground, this world would be a better place. absolutely. let us not become weary in doing good. galatians 6:9, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up. and that is key. if you see a brother or sister who is falling, encourage them. give credit where it's due. be encouraging.
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speak from love. and if you fail once, that just means you have another opportunity to try again and get it right. and remember to have grace. have grace in a time where it seems cool to not have grace. have grace in a time when it seems the people who don't have it are the ones who are celebrated. have grace when none is extended to you. because sometimes the only victory is planting that seed. plant that seed. and then just give it to god. i have really enjoys being here with you guys today. i'll be signing books later, i'd love to see you all. god bless you. go forward. be that example. live your life in faith so much that it causes people who lack it to question why, what do you have that they don't? why don't they have that joy? why can't they be a happy warrior? you can -- person
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you convert is one less person you have to fight. god bless you. cheers and applause] >> pity the fool that messes with her. that was awesome. all right. well how would you like to meet the gandalf of alabama? we can arrange that. i want to mention this, as soon as judge moore is finished, we're going to show you a two-minute trailer of the movie we'll be showing tonight that i know you'll want to see. we'll be doing that trailer right after our final speaker tonight. but first, i wanted to recognize the radio network who serves as our sponsor for radio row. ladies and gentlemen, look at the monitors and let's learn a
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help improve the quality of your christian life and make an impact for the kingdom of god. so thank you for listening and thank you for helping us spread the word. >> and now to welcome our final speaker for this afternoon, would you please greet to the podium, bott radio network president and c.e.o., rich buck. rich: thank you. what a blessing it is to be here. have you been having a good time so far this first day of the values voters summit? all day long we've been hearing this message, it's reinforced that we live in strategic time, don't we? i'm so excited to introduce our next speaker because he's a man i believe has been prepared especially by god for such a time as this. he's one of my heroes. i know of no other man that can quote and apply the constitution, the founding fathers, and the bible with
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equal ease and passion as does judge roy moore. a great american. he's a great american success story. you know, pleat with the trials and tribulations. he was bosh and reared in rural alabama without indoor plumbing. i didn't know that until today. but he graduated from the u.s. military academy at west point. rose to the rank of captain serving honorably our country in vietnam. god bless those vietnam vets, huh? when he came back, he graduated from the university of alabama law school and became eventually the supreme court chief justice for the state of alabama. not once, but twice voted overwhelmingly by the people of alabama. as he stood for the constitution, the 10 commandments and the acknowledgment of god and for the sanctity of marriage as between one man and one woman.
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now just try this on for size. senator judge roy moore. that has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? today, alabama is poised to send judge roy moore to the u.s. senate to be the next senator to fill the seat left by senator jeff sessions as he became the u.s. attorney general. a man of character, conviction, and courage for such a time as this. please help me welcome the next u.s. senator from the great state of alabama, judge roy moore! cheers and applause] mr. moore: thank you. thank you. thank you. i'm sure happy to be here. it's a great looking crowd and i have to follow that lovely
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lady that just spoke. i was thinking as i was coming up here, you know, really, i love donald trump as our president. and i would rather follow donald trump, let me put it that way. , want to thank walker and kim tony perkins and f.r.c. for letting me speak today. i want to talk to you ea little -- a little bit about what's going on. i'll start with a little poem from charles dickens in the 1800's. it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. it was an age of wisdom and an age of foolishness. there was belief and incredulity. there was a season of light and a season of darkness. it was a spring of hope and the
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winter of despair. when donald trump was elected in november of 2016, shortly thereafter, we had a spring of great hope in this country. if you were like me you felt a burden lifted from your soul. [applause] about what was about to happen in our country. but you know, i believe god has a reason for that. he's given us a window of opportunity. a time when we can bring our nation back or see it suffer the consequences. and it's a time of action. not a time to sit and do nothing. yes, it was a spring of hope. a day of enthusiasm. a day of light. no more despair. but what are we having today? with e we seeing happen
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his new, nearly one year old tenure? we're seeing not much being accomplished. some things are good, happening. but we're seeing a stag nancy in washington, d.c. -- a stagnancy in washington, d.c. many people are frustrated. i think the frustration will have an effect on the 2018 elections. you know, i believe that we can make america great again. i believe we can build our strong military. we can have a thriving economy by removing regulations and taxes. you know, government is the greatest interference with the free enterprise system. and we need to get jobs back in our country. you know, ronald reagan once id the nine most frightening words in our conversation, i'm
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from government, i'm here to help. that never changes because it's government that they see the economy move they tax it. if they see it keep move they regulate it. if it stops move, they subsidize it. that's about what's going to happen to health care if we're not careful. we need to stop illegal aliens coming across our borders and i believe we can. [applause] i got a lot of trouble by saying it doesn't take a wall to stop illegal aliens. i went on to say but once bewe stop it with the military then we build a wall when we get the money. we need to repeal obamacare. we don't need to replace it. we need to stop the federal government from intruding into the states over regulation over their education. we need to return to the united states constitution if we're going to have any possibility
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of getting back. but having done all that, having done all that, we need to make america good again. now people ask me when i say that, how can we make america good? i'm going to tell you. t's easier done than said. that wasn't a mistake. it is easier done than said. we return the knowledge of god to our land and god will heal ur land. we don't need to make it complicated. we can't change the heart. somebody asked me this afternoon, how can we do this? i said it's simple. recognize god. acknowledge god again.
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it's not complicated. it's easier done than said. we know you go back to our constitution, the source of our rights, my goodness, have we forgot that those inalienable rights come from god, not from man. we got to go back to the basis soft our morality which is in god, not man. our politicians today and i've been politics out there, they never talk about morality. healing r talk about the hearts by bringing become god. because we've lost that connection. , the a, chapter 4 prophet said hear the word of the lord you children of israel. i think that same message could be true today. hear the word of the lord, you children of america, for the truth cause there's no
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or mercy of god or knowledge in this land. by swearing and lying and everyone nd stealing, living therein shall languish my people are destroyed through lack of knowledge. because you reject -- reject knowledge, i shall reject that. because you forgot the laws of god i will forget thy children. as they were increased they sinned against me. therefore i changed their glory into shame. we need to go back to elect nicing that god still has the same message for america today. why we had instances like in las vegas where 58 people were killed, in orlando, 49 people were killed, in virginia tech, some 3 . in washington's farewell address he addressed morality. back then they knew what they
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had to do. they said it was morality which is a necessary spring of popular government. this applies to every speesose of free dovet who that is a sincere friend oto it can look to the foundation of our fabric. our foundation has been shaken. it's been shaken to the core because we have forgot then source of our morality. you know, i wonder how this happened? soy looked back in history. looked back in law. and i discovered something. we are like sheep blindly following. without knowing the course we're taking. i don't know how many of you have ever lived on a farm. let me see your hands. how many of you have ever walked in a pasture and saw a cow path? ow i'm from alabama.
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i'm not saying our cows are smarter. but i did hear someone say they heard two cows talking the other day in the field and the first cow said to the second cow , he said, cow, [laughter] have you heard about the new disease going around? the second cow said, i haven't heard about any disease. so the first caw looked at him and said, well it's a terrible disease, it makes people forget where they came from or where they're going. second cow says, i haven't heard about any disease. this first cow says, why, cow, it's going to destroy our whole population. it'll kill us. we can't even know where -- who we are anymore. the second cow looked at him and said, why should i worry?
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i'm a rabbit and started opping across the field. we might laugh but that is exactly what we in america are doing. we're like rabbits. we run. instead of taking a stand. i probably don't deserve the praise that i was given earlier. about taking a stand. because to me it's easy. you do what's right. one day through the prime evil val -- through the prime wood, a calf walked home as good calfs should but left a rail all bent askew as all calfs do, since then 200 years
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have fled but still he left behind this trail. if you go to a psture you'll see a crooked path a cow will walk. they don't walk in a straight line. this little poem written by sam walter foss in the 1940's has a definite meaning for our country today. because i see it in our leadship. they follow blindly those in -- our leadership. they follow blindly those in front of them. this is a moral tale. that trail was taken up the next day by a dog that passed that way. then by a sheep pursued the trail over vail and steep and drew the flock behind him too as good bellwethers always do. and through those woods a path was made. many men wound in and out and bent and dodged and turned about. and uttered words of righteous wrath because it was such
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crooked path but still they followed, do not laugh, the first migrations of that calf. the crooked path became a lane that bent and turned and turned again. the crooked lane became a road where many a poor horse with his load traveled on beneath the sun and traveled some three miles in one. and so you' for centuries past, men trod the footsteps of that calf. that little road became a village street. and this before men were aware a city's crowded thoroughfare. then the simple street was this of a renowned metropolis. for two centuries and a half men trod the footsteps of that calf. each tai a huh,000 route followed this zigzag calf about. and where his -- other his crooked journey went the traffic of a continent. each day 100,000 men were led by one calf now three centuries
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dead. they lost one hundred years a day. for thus you see such reverence lent to well established precedent. you see, when the other side sets a precedent like health care, where do the republicans go? where is the promise to repeal obamacare? who put this is repeal and replace. are we going to let the government take over the health care industry when you see the problems they are having with the v.a. hospitals. how blind have we let them come into our education system and teach our children? when are we going to stop this foolishness? our forefathers said. james madison, it is proper to take alarm, the freedom of
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america has strengthened itself by exercise and entangled the precedent. they saw the consequences and den eying the principle. we assume too much to forget it. we have forgotten it. we have forgotten that when you take a step in and put your other foot in, the first thing, it's not just a swamp but a quicksand. and we don't have leadership. we have followership. and we have got to get back until we understand what our founding fathers did and what they stood for. cheers and applause] lesson this might
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teach. where call to preach, man are along the path of the mind, they toll from sun to sun to do what other men have done. they follow that beaten track back and forth and their deef just course pursues to beat the path. o, god, a widse moral lesson this might teach, but i'm not or tained to call a priest. a lot of people think what i stand for is religious. they ask me what's this talk about god. don't you know god is not acceptable in this system of political arena. well, i'm going to tell you. when i forget god, you can forget politics. when you forget god, you forget
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just like it says, your heritage, your rights, your freedoms. for me it's a question of freedom from slavery. this is an awful moment for our country. should i keep back my opinions such as a time like this. i would be guilty of treason and ct of disloyalty of heaven [applause] >> it is natural for a man to indulge in the illusion of hope. we have to shutter eyes against the truth and boupped his hand and foot. shall we gather strength. shall we acquire the means of effect tule resistance and the
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hope and have bound us? we must act, we must appeal to god as our only hope. we've got to go back to god. we got to go back to the constitution. and if we don't, we'll be gone for sing the songs, " purple mountains majesties, america, america, god shed his grace on there and boupped our good with brotherhood. our america, the beautiful. or so used to be. i'm glad they are not to see abortion on demand, oh sweet land of liberty your house is on the sapped, your children poisonned by cocaine choosing to
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indulge their lust. this nation has turned away from the teaching of god's law and the need toll always pray. pastors telling lies saying god's growing broke so they can fleece the broke. and how foolish have we grown and heff enis strong. and governments are choosing judges who sought but brave enough to kill that child. and you think that god's not angry. how much longer would it be before his judgment comes? and how can we face our god from whom we cannot hide, what is left to hide. for we who are his children will pray and seek his holy faith and ood wills and forgive us and
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all that lives within but america, the beautiful, if you don't, you'll see. sad, but holy god, withdraw his hand from me. may god bless you and thank you. cheers and applause] >> i'm coming. keep your pants on. >> door man around here for any
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way? come on in. >> you're drunk? the basic things of christianity. don't tell me about the love and compassion because if you felt like sacrificing has begun, he should have kept his handoff of mine! [cheers and applause] >> what do you think it is to take the death of their brother and use it as your carnival act? >> clinically dead in the ambulance for four minutes. t's a miracle. it. don't want to do >> you have the best scientific expertise. would you consider consulting a
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different source? >> and he is holding out his hand and what you got to do now. jesus gets whacked, right? >> i never heard it put that way, but, yeah. >> this isn't brain surgery. >> does god hear? >> god always answers prayers, sometimes we don't understand the answers. >> that's what i said. you'll be there ♪
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>> the final vote on her nomination has been set for 5:30. and next week on $36 billion relief measure and the 2018 budget resolution. follow it on the house on c-span when members return on monday, october 23. we are joined by bloomberg national reporter. >> the headline a that your bloomberg says bob corker is the beginning of trump's tax cut problems, what's the issue that donald trum has with senator corker and what are the key senators we will be watching for in the senate debate? >> senator corker has laid out a strong red line on the tax bill and said he isn't going to


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