Pence Prescribes ‘Freedom Agenda’ for Conservative Lawmakers After Midterms 

Come 2023, former Vice President Mike Pence suggested Wednesday, conservative lawmakers have to “flood the zone” with sturdy coverage proposals.

“Let’s get this economic system again on its toes. Let’s reverse a few of this reckless, irresponsible spending by the Biden administration that has been driving inflation,” Pence mentioned throughout a question-and-answer session with Heritage Basis President Kevin Roberts following his ready remarks.

“Let’s use the ability of the purse to demand that they safe the border of the US of America,” Pence mentioned throughout his look on the suppose tank’s Capitol Hill headquarters.  

People, the previous vice chairman mentioned, will likely be taking care of the Nov. 8 midterm elections for outcomes from conservatives in Congress, “not posturing, not occurring tv exhibits saying what’s unsuitable with the opposite facet, however saying right here’s what we’re for, right here’s what we’re passing, put it on the president’s desk, make him veto it and two years from now, we’ll have a nationwide debate.”

Pence talked in regards to the economic system, nationwide safety, schooling, and the sanctity of life in laying out a “Freedom Agenda” at The Heritage Basis, mother or father group of The Every day Sign. 

He additionally addressed what he known as “a wholesome debate” in as we speak’s conservative motion. 

“Some within the motion lengthy for a easy return to the standard conservative agenda of the Reagan period. Others say we must be swept alongside by the brand new and energetic sense of populism,” Pence mentioned throughout his ready remarks, including:

I actually do imagine that we don’t have to decide on between one on the expense of one other. In any case, I imagine the agenda of the Trump-Pence administration was a wedding of an unapologetic dedication to the foundations of a conservative agenda with considerate populist priorities pushed by the aspirations of the American folks.

Pence, additionally a former Indiana governor and congressman, famous that the Trump-Pence administration advocated conventional conservative objectives akin to a robust nationwide protection, free markets, decrease taxes, and fewer regulation, and stood up for the sanctity of human life. However the administration additionally addressed border safety, aimed for fairer commerce offers, and adjusted the nationwide consensus on China, he mentioned. 

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“Conservatives, at this level in historical past, have to chart a course that doesn’t veer off too far in both path,” Pence mentioned, including:

Our motion can not forsake the foundational dedication to safety, to restricted authorities, and to life. Nor can we enable our motion to be led astray by the siren track of unprincipled populism that’s unmoored from our oldest traditions and most cherished values. 

Pence later addressed divides within the conservative motion over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, and famous that it’s no coincidence that the Trump-Pence administration is the one latest one throughout which Putin didn’t attempt to redraw worldwide traces. 

“There will be no room within the conservative motion for apologists for Putin,” Pence mentioned. “There’s solely room on this motion for champions of freedom.” 

The Freedom Agenda evaluates profitable insurance policies from the Reagan administration by the Trump administration. 

Key among the many points is defending life, Pence mentioned. 

“Thanks to a few Supreme Courtroom justices that had been confirmed throughout our administration, the Supreme Courtroom of the US despatched Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of historical past, the place it belongs,” Pence mentioned to applause. “The courtroom gave the American folks a brand new starting for all times. Make no mistake about it, it’s only a starting.”

Schooling is one other prime challenge, he mentioned, together with defending women and girls’s sports activities in class.

“Joe Biden, in his final State of the Union deal with, pledged to defend the ‘God-given proper’ of males to compete in ladies’s sports activities,” Pence mentioned. “We have to finish the assault on ladies’s sports activities being pushed by the unconventional Left and protect alternatives for our daughters and our granddaughters for generations to come back.”

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The previous vice chairman mentioned that “the antidote is college selection” and praised Arizona’s new common college selection regulation. 

“Let’s stand for schooling freedom. Let’s empower mother and father. Let’s ensure we advance patriotic schooling,” Pence mentioned.  “However let’s acknowledge schooling is a state and native operate, and function ourselves to finish the federal authorities’s position in schooling and take each federal greenback and ship it again to the states.”

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