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Mike Pence: ‘Conservative Principles Are Resurging’

“Conservative principles are resurging all across America,” Vice President Mike Pence said at the Resurgent Gathering in Atlanta.

“It’s been two-and-a-half years of promises kept,” Pence said of Donald Trump’s administration. The vice president touted the jobs report released this morning that showed that the economy had created 164,000 new jobs with unemployment at historic lows.

Pence also pointed out that wages are rising at the fastest pace in 10 years. Pence told the story of a constituent who passed along a message to Donald Trump to keep doing what he was doing because he had earned twice as much last year as the year before.

“I don’t know what you do,” the man told Pence, “but you keep it up too.”

Pence touted Trump’s record on foreign policy. He stated that the US had recaptured territory lost to ISIS and isolated Iran. He also reminded the crowd that Trump had moved the US embassy to Israel to Jerusalem.

“Isn’t it great to have a president who doesn’t apologize for America?” Pence asked the crowd.

Pence touted Trump’s record on appointing conservative judges to the bench, most notably Neal Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. The vice president said that Trump’s appointees were strong on life, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. The vice president stressed that Donald Trump was a strong pro-life president.

Building freedom and security is “what this president calls a good start,” Pence said, noting that the Democrats at the recent primary debate “were so far left I thought the stage was going to flip over.” He pointed out differences between Republicans and Democrats such as that the Democratic candidates have advocated free healthcare for illegal immigrants and decriminalizing illegally crossing the border.

“We’re going to secure the border, end this crisis, and fix this broken immigration system once and for all,” Pence said.

“It was freedom, not socialism, that gave us the strongest economic system, ended slavery and won both world wars,” Pence said, criticizing Democrats who have advocated democratic socialism. “America will never be a socialist country,” he added.

“Socialism has never worked before and it doesn’t work now,” Pence said. “The American people must reject socialism and embrace freedom with renewed vigor.”

Pence then called on the crowd to reelect Donald Trump. “Four more years, four more years means more jobs, four more years means more judges and four more years means more troops,” Pence said. “And it’s going to take at least four more years to drain that swamp.”

Pence urged attendees to have faith in the president and in their governor, but also to have faith in God. “The Bible says that in the Lord there is liberty,” Pence said, “ That means freedom always wins.”

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