From tea parties to the election in Massachusetts, we are witnessing the single greatest political pushback in American history.
Leaders at the highest levels of our government are undertaking a deliberate and systematic effort to redefine our government, our economy and our country.
When was the last time you heard news accounts of a boatload of American refugees arrive on the shores of another country?
Even today with the problems that we face, who would you rather be? Which country would you trade places with?
There's never been a nation like the United States, ever. It begins with the principles of our founding documents, principles that recognize that our rights come from God, not from our government.
I am privileged to be a citizen of the single greatest society in all of human history.
I am prepared to discuss the things that I believe we need to do not just to raise the debt limit. Raising the debt limit is the easiest thing. That's one vote away. The hard thing is to show the world we are serious about putting our spending in order so we can show people we'll able to pay our bills down the road.
The problem is that when government controls the economy, those who can influence government keep winning, and everybody else just stays the same.
Americans chose a limited government that exists to protect our rights, not to grant them.
I would love nothing more than compromise. But I would say to you that compromise that's not a solution is a waste of time.
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