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Think -- so much thank you everyone for being here I appreciate my name is Michelle Bachmann.
Entrusted to every American in there is the responsibility.
To watch over our republic.
You can look back from the time of the pilgrims to the time of William pan to the time of our founding fathers all we have to do is look around.
Because very clearly we are encompassed about with a great cloud of witnesses.
That bear witness to the sacrifices.
That were made to established the United -- and the precious principles of freedom.
That make it the greatest force for good it has ever been seen on the planet.
Every generation has served as the next stepping stone down the path.
Of our liberty and every day I'm reminded of that conviction that we have to the principles of freedom of justice by a painting.
It's a painting that hangs in the United States capitol.
It's made by -- by Howard Chandler -- scene at the signing of the constitution of the United States.
It hangs in the east grand stairway of the United States capitol every school child is familiar with this painting.
But I've been privileged to see it on a regular basis doing my duties in congress.
But never with the paintings.
-- minute reminder.
More evidence that on the evening of march 21 2010.
That was the evening that Obama -- was passed.
And staring out from the painting are the faces of the founders.
And in particular the face of Ben Franklin.
Who served as a constant reminder of the fragile republic that he and the founders gave to us.
That days served as the inspiration for my run for the presidency of the United States because I believe firmly.
That what the congress had done in what President Obama had done in passing obamacare.
Endangered the very survival of the United States of America our republic.
Because I knew that it was my obligation to ensure.
That president Obama's program -- socialized medicine was stopped before it became fully implemented.
-- so my message has been.
The necessity for the complete repeal of obamacare.
In this once in a lifetime campaign cycle for the presidency.
Because Obama care represents the largest expansion.
Of entitlement spending in our country's history.
And it is now become the playground of left wing social engineering.
Where the right will always lose every battle in the left already has -- -- -- giving given the formula for passing their agenda.
It must be stopped.
And it's repeal is more than just a cliche for me.
It's essential to my core of conviction.
Because Obama care violates our fundamental.
Liberties as Americans.
Including for the first time in the history of our country taxpayer funded abortion.
Deeply troubled by the state of our country I ran for the presidency foremost.
As an American citizen who believes in the foundation.
And and the greatness of our American principles.
In our principles derive their meaning from the founders' beliefs which were rooted in the immutable truths of the holy scripture the Bible.
And while a congressman and by title a politician I never have been nor will I ever hope to be.
Because I am not motivated in this quest by being glory or the promise of political power.
I have served one singular purpose in Washington DC to lead an effort that was begun by the people of this country.
I ran as the next steppingstone.
A passing on in protecting that torch of liberty.
And that duty required taking on the charged a repealing both obamacare.
Which mandated insuring the election of thirteen additional Republican senators to guarantee.
That legislation's demise.
These words are warning.
The implementation of obamacare will represent a turning point for our country in our economy and I worried what -- future painting.
In Christie's -- might depict should Obama care be ultimately placed into effect.
Which future generations ask of us gathered here today what did we do.
What did we give what did we sacrifice.
To ensure the reserve.
Rival of this incomparable.
I ran because I realized 2012.
Is our last chance and our only chance to repeal obamacare and Dodd-Frank.
And I knew how to get rid of both of them.
And I ran not only for me.
But I also ran to elect thirteen more Republican United States senators -- would help me to repeal that legislation.
I ran because I believed that since day one Barack -- but Obama's policies.
Based on socialism are destructive to the very foundation of the republic.
And I ran because I wanted my children and all of the children of this country to live free and -- even better opportunities than our parents gave to us.
And I ran to secure the promise of our children's future and so I decided to stand up.
Stand up and fight for our freedom in standout for the survival of the nation.
And I will continue fighting to defeat the president's agenda of socialism.
And I'll continue to fight for you.
For more liberty and less government to stop the overspending in Washington to -- country's sea freight Seton at freeze safe from sovereign.
And to fight against crony capitalism.
Fight to end -- recessed the -- excessive government regulation and a tax code.
That is absolutely unfair in his killing American competitiveness.
I'll fight to legalize American energy production I will fight for American families I'll fight to protect life from conception until natural death.
To protect traditional marriage and -- fight to secure our borders and I'll fight to protect religious liberty.
I'll fight for this country and for the American people every day in the way that god allows me to.
Is so I came here to this wonderful state of Iowa -- I was born and raised and that I've come to trust analog.
And I had just one message to tell you that I mean what I say and I say what I mean.
And I told you the truth that our country is and theories serious trouble.
And that this might be the last election to turn the nation around before we go down the road to socialism.
To a burden of debt too heavy for our children to -- And I didn't tell you but the polls said that you wanted to hear I didn't tell you what I knew to be false I didn't try to speed new.
I listen to the people of Iowa and all across America and they agree that President Obama and his socialist policies.
Must be stopped.
And I sought the nomination of the party of Reagan the Party of Lincoln.
That believes in the strength of the goodness of the American people and that America it is and does remain the greatest force for good that the world has ever known.
Because we don't believe that government has the answers the people do.
The government should respect the rights and the opportunities of the people to whom we are accountable.
Because we believe that government should do its job.
Enumerated by the constitution.
Not our job it should do without spending more than what it takes in.
It's -- last night the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice -- so I had decided to stand aside.
And I believe that if we are going to repeal obamacare.
Turn our country around and take back our country we must do so united.
And I believe that we must rally around the person that our country.
In our party and our people select to be that standard -- but make no mistake.
I'll continue to be a strong voice I'll continue to stand and fight for the country and for the American people and for our freedom because mr.
And all the founders all the men.
All the women who have given their last full measure of devotion in our military our veterans.
Us to stand up and protect what they fought to give -- it's so we owe it to them.
And to our posterity.
Into the god that we serve who created as who gave us life and our very being to keep our republic free.
And I will be forever grateful to this state.
And to its people for launching us on this path with our victory in the Iowa straw poll.
And while I will not be continuing in this race for the presidency.
My faith in the lord god almighty this country in our republic.
And as I've traveled around this state in the country has seen the very best in the country and our people.
And I'll always believe in the greatness of them and -- the greatness of the god that I serve.
In -- course and deeply grateful to our entire campaign team here at Iowa in South Carolina and everywhere.
I have no regrets.
We never compromised our principles and we can -- this race knowing that we ran -- with utmost integrity.
We made it very important contribution to this race.
It's -- sincerely thank my wonderful husband of 33 -- Marcus Bachmann.
My entire family or children Lucas Harrison -- Lisa Caroline's Sophia.
My mother -- my stepfather -- my beloved Brothers who were here.
Geary Paul Scott also my brother David and George I'm so grateful to them -- 23 Foster children.
They along with the lord's provision -- his incomparable -- -- -- have been my strength throughout the campaign I look forward to the next chapter in God's plan.
He has one for each of us you know.
It we -- only cooperate with him he -- always had something greater around the corner far beyond what any of us have ever thought her mansion.
I've been blessed to live a wonderful life and grateful to have been a part of this presidential campaign.
And so I think you I say god bless you and -- bless the United States of America.
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