Mike Pence

(Michael Richard Pence)

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As a conservative who believes in limited government, I believe the only check on government power in real time is a free and independent press. Media, Journalism & The Press
Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional.
Children in day care get the short end of the emotional stick. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn't kill.
Republicans didn’t lose their majority. We lost our way. Political Parties & Machines
A republic - if you can keep it - is about limitation, and for good reason, because we are mortal and our actions are imperfect.
All we're getting from the Democratic majority in Congress and from this White House is more bailouts, more spending, more planned stimulus, more deficits and debt, and the American people have had it.
And conservatives know that if you reject these principles of limited government and urge others to reject them you can be my ally, you can be my friend but you cannot call yourself a conservative. Government
And my Christianity, first and foremost, governed the way that I tried to deal with people.
Anybody who is familiar with the historical data from the IRS knows that raising income tax rates will likely actually reduce federal revenues.
As a conservative who believes in limited government, I believe that the only check on government power in real time is a free and independent press. Time ;Power ;Government
As we begin this debate, I am confident that we will hear the supporters of this bill argue in the name of Ronald Reagan that this research is consistent with his long-held views about the sanctity of life. Life
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
Budgets are moral documents. Federal funding should reflect the priorities and the values of the majority of the American people.
By requiring that any surplus in Social Security taxes be returned to the American people in personal savings accounts, the plan ensures that Social Security taxes will be used for Social Security.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell was a successful compromise in 1993; and so that compromise should remain.
Fighting for free enterprise means standing up for free markets. The freedom to succeed includes the freedom to fail. We must defend entrepreneurial capitalism against the onslaught of the American Left. Freedom & Liberty
For more than forty years, the United States Congress has shamelessly used payroll taxes intended for Social Security to fund big government spending. Government
Here in Indiana, we run a nationally-recognized program called the Healthy Indiana Plan. The Healthy Indiana Plan offers the uninsured an affordable health care plan with savings accounts that they control. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Hoosiers don't believe in discrimination.
Human cloning is coming.
I abhor discrimination. The way I was raised was like most Hoosiers, with the golden rule, that you should do unto others what you'd have them do unto you.
I believe in servant leadership, and the servant always asks, 'Where am I needed most?' Leaders & Leadership
I have prayed with the families and wept at the funerals of Hoosiers who did not shrink from 9-11 but grew into heroes whose names will forever be engraved in the heart of a grateful nation.
I mean, the reality is unemployment today - over 14 million Americans are unemployed. That's exactly what it was a year ago. I mean, this - the American people know we can't borrow and spend and bail our way back to a growing economy.
I never thought I'd live to see the day that an American administration would denounce the state of Israel for rebuilding Jerusalem.
I occasionally got called the Rush Limbaugh of Indiana, but most people knew that my style was different.
I opposed No Child Left Behind, I opposed the Medicare prescription drug bill, I opposed the Wall Street bailout. What the American people are starting to see is that Republican, Republicans on Capitol Hill get it and the Democrats, from the White House to Capitol Hill, just don't get it.
I opposed the Medicare prescription drug entitlement. I opposed the Wall Street bailout. I opposed the stimulus bill.
I said after 2006 that Republicans didn't just lose our majority, we lost our way. I mean, our party walked away from the principles that men in our national governing majority first in 1980 and again in 1994, and the American people walked away from us.
I strongly oppose the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. We must stand for the right of every American to practice their faith according to the dictates of their conscience, whether it be in the public square or in the workplace. Religion & God
I truly believe that firearms in the hands of law abiding citizen's makes our families and our communities more safe, not less safe.
If I only had 12 years left to live, I'd want to live it as a member of Congress because that was the 12 longest years of my life. Life
If I saw a restaurant owner refuse to serve a gay couple, I wouldn't eat there anymore. As governor of Indiana, if I were presented a bill that legalized discrimination against any person or group, I would veto it.
I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.
I'm a small-town kid who grew up with a cornfield in the back yard and dreaming of serving my country in public office.
In Indiana, the Affordable Care Act will raise the average cost of health insurance in the individual market by an unaffordable 72 percent. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
In the last four years under the Patriot Act, we have seen a great increase in the ability of law enforcement officials to investigate and track terrorists.
It is a rare piece of legislation indeed where there is so much agreement about the goals.
It is a tragedy indeed that new generations, taking office, attribute failures in governance to insufficient power, and seek more of it. Power
It is not for the State Department or even the Secretary of State to say when and how the resources of the American people will be spent.
It's time for conservative Americans to do what Reagan did. Time
It's time for conservative Americans to right the ship again. Time
It's time to save the U.N. from its own scandals and mismanagement. It's time for U.N. Reform with teeth. Time
It's time to stop the raid on the Social Security trust fund and start allowing Americans to invest their Social Security taxes in personal savings accounts. Time ;Trust
Let's win the peace and democracy the good people of Iraq so richly deserve after decades of tyranny. War & Peace
Like every American, I will never forget where I was on the morning of September 11, 2001. As a member of Congress from Indiana, that day my duties took me to Capitol Hill and to sights and sounds I will never forget. Morning
More than anything else, let me be clear - we need to be willing to fight for freedom, and free markets, and traditional moral values. That's what the American people want to see this movement and this party return to. Freedom & Liberty
My votes against the education bill and my votes against the Medicare bill got huge play at home. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
No one should be harassed or mistreated because of who they are, who they love, or what they believe. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Our founders insisted that protecting the states' power to govern themselves was vital to limit the power of Washington and preserve freedom. Power ;Freedom & Liberty
Power is an instrument of fatal consequence. It is confined no more readily than quicksilver, and escapes good intentions as easily as air flows through mesh. Power
Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal in this country and has been going on at universities and research facilities for years. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology ;Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Several millennia ago, the words were written that a man should leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. It was not our idea; it was God's idea. Religion & God
The American economy has been built and sustained by risk-taking entrepreneurs whose pioneering ideas and hard work gave birth to flourishing businesses. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The American people know what's necessary to get this economy moving again. It's fiscal discipline in Washington, D.C. and across-the-board tax relief for working families, small businesses and family farms. Families, Children & Parenting
The anguish in London is a vivid reminder of why we cannot relent in taking the steps necessary to defend our homeland from the present terrorist threat.
The conservative movement today is like that tall ship with its proud captain: strong, accomplished but veering off course into the dangerous and uncharted waters of big government republicanism. Government
The Patriot Act is essential to our continued success in the war on terror here at home. Success ;War & Peace
The presidency is the most visible thread that runs through the tapestry of the American government. More often than not, for good or for ill, it sets the tone for the other branches and spurs the expectations of the people. Government
The reality is that during the Reagan years, for instance, we doubled the amount of revenue that we were sending to Washington, D.C. after the tax cuts took effect.
The reality is the cap-and-trade legislation offered by the Democrats amounts to an economic declaration of war on the Midwest by liberals on Capitol Hill. War & Peace
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana does not give anyone the right to deny services to anyone in this state. It is simply a balancing test used by our federal courts and jurisdictions across the country for more than two decades. Freedom & Liberty
The so-called 'Employee Free Choice Act' envisions a world where workers would be denied privacy and forced to vote in an atmosphere of intimidation.
The true legacy of 9-11 cannot be found among political leaders of the day, but in the citizen soldiers and public safety personnel who answered that day with courage and selflessness.
There's going to be no compromise on repealing Obamacare lock, stock and barrel.
To date, embryonic stem cell research has not produced a single medical treatment, where ethical, adult stem cell research has produced some 67 medical miracles. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
To those who say it would be too difficult to repeal and replace Obamacare, I say it's a two step process. We repeal the Pelosi Congress in 2010 and replace the Obama Administration in 2012.
Uh, do I believe in evolution? I embrace the view that God created the heavens and the earth, the seas and all that's in them. The means that he used to do that, I can't say, but I do believe in that fundamental truth. Truth ;Religion & God
We are here simply to decide whether Congress should take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans and use them to fund the destruction of human embryos for research.
We ought to affirm the fact that hundreds of thousands if not millions of Iranians are risking their liberty and even perhaps their lives to take a stand for the values upon which we have really founded this nation.
We want to make it clear that Indiana's open for business. We want to make it clear that Hoosier hospitality is not a slogan, it's our way of life. It's the reason why people come here from around the world and they come back again and again. Because Hoosiers are the kindest, most generous, most decent people in the world. Life ;Business, Commerce & Finance
Well the truth is, Republicans didn't just lose a few elections, we lost our way. Truth
Well, I think the reality is that as you study - when President Kennedy cut marginal tax rates, when Ronald Reagan cut marginal tax rates, when President Bush imposed those tax cuts, they actually generated economic growth. They expanded the economy. They expand tax revenues.
What I want the Congress of the United States to do, and frankly what I would like to see the President of the United States of America do, is speak a word of support to the people of Iran.
While that amendment failed, human cloning continues to advance and the breakthrough in this unethical and morally questionable science is around the corner. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Years ago on my radio show, I used to say, 'I'm a conservative, but I'm not in a bad mood about it.' I've always believed that civility in heavy doses is essential in self-government.
You bet every member of Congress who votes for this bill ought to read it, read it thoroughly, and understand that what we're looking at here amounts to nothing more than a government takeover of our health care economy, paid for with nearly a trillion dollars in new taxes on individuals and small businesses. And it must be opposed. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Government
You know, Hoosiers recognize pork when we see it. And they recognize what bailing out every failing business in America means - We're burying generations under a mountain range of debt. Business, Commerce & Finance