Thursday at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) laid out a case for his potential 2016 presidential bid.
Walker said, “What makes us exceptional, what makes us arguably the greatest country in the history of the world is that in moments of crisis, economic or fiscal, military or spiritual, there have been men and women throughout our history that stood up and made decisions that think about more about the future of their children and grandchildren than they did about their own political futures. Ladies and gentlemen, here tonight, this is one of those moments in American history. Let this be the time when we can tell future generations what we did to make America great again.
“Now up the way there in Washington, we have a president who measures success in government by how many people are dependent on the government. We should measure success by just the opposite, by how many people are no longer dependent on the government. We understand true freedom, prosperity does not come from the mighty hand of the government. It comes from empowering people to live their own lives and control their own destinies. That is the American way. Here in America there is a reason we celebrate the 4th of July and not April 15. Because in America, we celebrate our independence from the government, not our dependence on it. Our independence from the government. Not our dependence on it. That is the American way.
“And up the way in Washington, we have a president, a president who draws lines in the sand and fails to act. A president who calls ISIS the JV team, who calls Yemen a success. Who calls Iran a country we can do business with. And to add insult to injury, whose former secretary of state actually gave a reset button to the Russians. A reset button. We need a leader in America who stands up and realizes that radical Islamic terrorism is a threat to our way of life and to all freedom-loving people around the world. We need a president, a leader, who will stand up and say we will take the fight to them and not wait till they bring the fight to American soil for our children and our grandchildren.”
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