MICHELLE BACHMAN’S SPEECH AT THE VALUES VOTERS SUMMIT

by Representative Michelle Bachman             9/26/2014

STAY THE COURSE. WHAT AN EXCITING MESSAGE FOR HER 2016 CAMPAIGN. BUT ONE SLOGAN THAT SHE WON’T BE ABLE TO USE, I’LL QAEDA IS ON THE RUN. REMEMBER THAT IN 2012? THE RISE OF RADICAL ISLAMIC JIHAD ALTHOUGH THAT’S REDUNDANT DOMINATES THE HEADLINES WE ARE SEEING THIS ENEMY AS PURE EVIL AS THEY ARE CUTTING OFF THE HEADS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE. IN AUGUST BURIED LITERALLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN ALIVE. THESE ARE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS. TONIGHT THEY ARE ON THE MOUNTAIN CONTINUING TO SUFFER. I RECENTLY GOT AN E-MAIL FROM A PASTOR THIS WEEK WHO TOLD ME THERE IS A MISSIONARY WORKING WHO ARE BARELY CLINGING TO LIFE. THEY ARE SLEEPING IN THE COLD FOUNTAINS, THEY DON’T HAVE BLANKET. IT’S A DIFFERENT WORLD NOW AND WE CAN’T FORGET THEM. WE CAN’T FORGET THE OTHERS WHO ARE PERSECUTED AROUND THE WORLD JUST BECAUSE OF THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND WHY IS THAT? BECAUSE WE HAVE GEOLOGISTS SUBSCRIBING TO THIS RADICAL IDEOLOGY WHO BELIEVES THAT THE DIETING IN THE NAME OF ISLAM GETS THEM TO HAVE BEEN. THIS IS A SPIRITUAL WARFARE AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS DEFEAT THE ISLAMIC JIHAD.

SADLY OUR PRESIDENT HAS THE WRONG PRESCRIPTION. HE EVEN FAILED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE MOTIVATION FOR BRINGING ABOUT JIHAD. YES, MR. PRESIDENT, IT IS ABOUT ISLAM. [APPLAUSE] AND I BELIEVE THAT IF YOU HAVE AN EVIL, THE ORDER OF THIS MAGNITUDE, YOU TAKE IT SERIOUSLY. YOU DECLARE WAR ON IT. YOU DON’T DANCE AROUND IT ARE JUST LIKE THE ISLAMIC STATE HAS DECLARED WAR ON THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. YOU KILL THEIR LEADER, YOU KILL THEIR COUNSEL, YOU KILL THEIR ARMY UNTIL THEY WAIVE THAT RIGHT — WAVE THE WHITE FLAG. THAT’S HOW YOU WIN THE WAR.

YOU DON’T PREEMPTIVELY TAKE ANYTHING OFF THE TABLE. YOU DON’T ADVANCE SIGNAL YOUR ENEMY WHAT YOUR INTENTION IS. THE PRESIDENT ASKED CONGRESS TO FOLLOW HIM IN THE VIETNAM STYLE SLOVAK RESPONSE AND I SAID NO. EITHER THE UNITED STATES CHOOSES TO DECISIVELY CHOOSE TO DEFEAT THIS WITH EVERY RESOURCE WE HAVE OR WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ANSWERED TO THE NEXT GENERATION Y. WE FAILED TO DEFEAT THE CHICAGO AREA AND EVIL OF OUR DAY. AND I ALSO BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT’S DECISION TO TRAIN AND ARM THE SO-CALLED VETTED MODERATE REBELS IS A TRAGIC MISTAKE.

BECAUSE HERE IS THE UGLY TRUTH. THEY WILL NEVER BE VETTED HIM AND THEY CERTAINLY ARE NOT ALL MODERATES. .. A TERRORIST TERRORISTS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO REENTER THE UNITED STATES WANTS TO HAVE VOLUNTARILY CHOSEN TO BE A TERRORIST. THAT’S ABOUT LIKE A 100% ISSUE. AFTER WE REMOVE THEIR PASSPORT, THEN I BELIEVE WE SHOULD BEGIN THE PROCESS OF REMOVING THEIR AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP FROM THEM AS WELL.

THE RISE OF THE ISLAMIC STATE SEEM TO BE SHOCKED PRESIDENT OBAMA. IT WASN’T TO ME. IT WASN’T TO THOSE OF US WHO SAT ON THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE. I WATCHED THE UP-TEMPO OF ISLAMIC JIHAD. I KNEW WHAT WAS COMING. SO EARLIER THIS SUMMER I ASKED THE FBI FOR A CLASSIFIED BRIEFING. I ASKED IF THERE WERE ANY MINNESOTANS WHO ARE FIGHTING WITH THE ISLAMIC STATE, BECAUSE MANY OF YOU KNOW THE TRAGIC NEXUS THAT MINNESOTA HAS WITH TERRORISM. IT WAS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION EARLIER THIS SUMMER. I COULDN’T REVEAL IT TO ANYONE, BUT NOW EVERYONE KNOWS THAT OUR, INCLUDING THE FIRST TWO OF AMERICANS WHO DIED FIGHTING WHAT ISLAMIC STATE, BOTH OF WHOM WERE MINNESOTANS. SO WHAT I ASK, ONCE THEY’RE DONE FIGHTING WITH ISLAMIC STATE, WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THEY DON’T HOLD THEMSELVES — BLOW THEMSELVES UP OR GET KILLED? WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THEY TRY TO RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES? I WAS FLOORED WHEN THE FBI SAID TO ME, WELL, THEY CAN COME INTO THE UNITED STATES. THEY ARE STILL U.S. CITIZENS.

I SAID TO THE FBI, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? SO THAT’S WHY I INTRODUCED THE LEGISLATION TO PREVENT THEM FROM COMING INTO THE UNITED STATES. IT’S JUST COMMONSENSE. [APPLAUSE] BECAUSE OUR FIRST PRIORITY IS NATIONAL SECURITY. EVERY AMERICAN HAS THE RIGHT TO FEEL SECURE IN THEIR OWN HOME. EVERY AMERICAN DESERVES THE RIGHT TO FEEL SECURE IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY. BUT FOR ALL HIS LEADING FROM BEHIND ON THE WORLD STAGE, PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ALSO IGNORING A NATIONAL, MAJOR SECURITY THREAT HERE AT HOME. YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS. IT IS OUR OPEN SOUTHERN BORDER. I WAS THERE FOR FOUR DAYS IN AUGUST, AND I WILL TELL YOU. I WAS FLOORED. I THOUGHT I KNEW A LOT ABOUT THIS ISSUE. I WAS FLOORED TO SEE A WIDE OPEN IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THE HEIGHTENED TERRORISM AND ALL THE FOREIGN NATIONALS THAT ARE STREAMING ACROSS OUR BORDERS SHOULD TELL POOREST IT IS. IT IS THE UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE YEAR AT OUR BORDER IS NOT SECURE.

WHEN I VISITED THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER ONE I SAW WAS PEOPLE PROCESSING, NOT BORDER SECURITY. YOU WOULD BE SHOCKED TO LEARN THAT VIRTUALLY 100% OF FOREIGN NATIONALS WHO WANT TO COME INTO THE UNITED STATES DO. THEY ARE NOT STOPPED. WHEN A FOREIGN NATIONAL, ILLEGALLY ENTERS THE UNITED STATES, THEY ARE TAKEN TO PROCESSING FACILITY. I HAVE SEEN THEM. TO DETERMINE WHETHER NOT THE CUTEST IN THE COUNTRY. THAT’S THE ONCE TO CATCH. IN ORDER TO KEEP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SAFE WE HAVE TO SECURE THE BORDER. [APPLAUSE] BUILD A FENCE, DEPORT ON THE SPOT. DON’T WAIT FOR YEARS TO EXTEND THEM BACK ON THE SPOT. [APPLAUSE] WE HAVE TO KNOW IS COMING INTO OUR COUNTRY. I WAS AT LAREDO AND THEY TOLD ME THAT SO FAR THIS YEAR, PEOPLE FROM OVER 140 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES TRIED TO COME IN THIS YEAR, INCLUDING YEMEN, SUDAN, SYRIA, IRAQ, IRAN. I COULD GO ON. BUT THE LEGISLATIVE BATTLE THAT WE’RE FIGHTING ARE ONLY PART OF THIS LARGER EFFORT TO REVITALIZE AMERICAN VALUES.

THAT’S WHY I’M SO GRATEFUL FOR THE VALUES VOTER SUMMIT. BECAUSE WE KNOW WE HAVE TO DO MORE THAN MOVE LEGISLATION. WE HAVE TO MOVE HEARTS. THAT’S WHY WE HAVE TO REMIND OUR FELLOW CITIZENS WHAT IT IS THAT MAKES US SO EXCEPTIONAL. WE DON’T APOLOGIZE FOR THAT. WE BRAG ABOUT IT TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.

YOU SEE, WE’VE BEEN SUCH A FORCE FOR GOOD FOR ABOUT THE LAST 100 YEARS, THE WORLD WAS SAFEGUARDED BY WHAT WAS KNOWN AS PAST BRITANNICA. ENGLAND WAS THE ECONOMIC AND MILITARY SUPERPOWER. BUT AS WE ALL KNOW DIDN’T — THINGS DIDN’T STAY THAT WAY. SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 1940s WE MOVE FROM WHAT WAS CALLED TAX BRITANNICA TO PAX AMERICANA. WHY? BECAUSE THE MID 1940s THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BECAME THE ECONOMIC SUPERPOWER OF THE WORLD. AND WHEN THAT HAPPENED WE ALSO BECAME THE MILITARY SUPERPOWER OF THE WORLD, AND WE ARE A FORCE FOR GOOD, AND BROUGHT PEACE TO DIFFERENT REGIONS OF THE WORLD. I THINK IT’S TIME WE WAKE UP. BECAUSE THAT MANTLE IS SLIPPING AWAY. AND I WILL TELL YOU, SOMETIMES IT IS ABSOLUTELY DESPAIRING TO HEAR — WHO SERVED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE TOLD AS BELIEVERS VERY CLEARLY WE ARE NOT TO DESPAIR. WE ARE TO LOOK OUT, WHETHER WE FEEL IT OR NOT. WE LOOK OUT. WHETHER WE WANT TO OR NOT WE LOOK OUT. WHETHER IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE IT ON THE EVENING NEWS, WE LOOK OUT. THAT’S MY CHARGE TO YOU TODAY. WE DO NOT CURSE THE DARKNESS. WE LIGHT A CANDLE. THAT’S WHAT BELIEVERS DO.

AND WHILE IT’S TRUE THAT I AM LEAVING CONGRESS, I WANT YOU TO KNOW, I AM NOT LEAVING THE FIGHT. [APPLAUSE] BECAUSE THERE IS TOO MUCH AT STAKE TO SET ON THE SIDELINES. NONE OF US CAN SIT IT OUT. AND SO WHAT I’M ASKING YOU TODAY IS TO HAVE YOUR VOICE BE HEARD. WE ARE 39 DAYS AWAY FROM HAVING OUR VOICE BE HEARD. OUR LEADERS NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU. THAT’S WHY IT’S MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER THAT CONSERVATIVES TAKE CONTROL OF THE SENATE AWAY FROM HARRY REID IN 2014.

AND WE NEED TO EXPOSE HILLARY CLINTON’S RECORD OF FAILURE. AND WE WILL DEFEAT HER IN 2016, OF THAT I HAVE NO DOUBT. [APPLAUSE] AND THAT’S WHY TOGETHER WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT THAT EVERY GENERATION HAS HAD TO FIGURE OUT AND DO. WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON RETURNING THIS NATION TO WHAT MADE IT GREAT.

OUR FOUNDING PRINCIPLES, THE CONSTITUTION, THE DECLARATION. AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THOSE PRINCIPLES ARE. BECAUSE YOU SEE, IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO SAVE THE COUNTRY. DON’T BUY INTO DEFEATISM. IT IS NOT TOO LATE. I’M ENCOURAGED. BE ENCOURAGED. THAT’S WHAT FAITH CAN DO. YOU ARE LIKE A PHOENIX THAT RISES OUT OF THE ASHES. I AM THERE WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE BECAUSE I KNOW WE SERVE A GOD OF POSSIBLE WHO CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN. WITH PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELF WE CANNOT LOSE. SO THANK YOU, VALUE VOTERS. GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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