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And this experience.
Today I'm suspending the campaigns.
But suspending the campaign.
Does not mean suspending citizenship fullest.
And I are committed to be active citizens.
We owe it to America.
We -- -- to Maggie and Robert.
In my case.
I've been an active citizens since August of 1958.
Between my freshman and sophomore years in high school when my dad was serving in the army in Europe.
This August -- -- 54 years.
That I have worked essentially on three things.
What does America need to do to be free safe and prosperous.
How would you explain that to the American people so they gave you permission to do what is needed and -- How would you implement the change if the American people gave you permission.
Starting in 1960 in Columbus -- my dad was assigned to Fort Benning.
And I was a volunteer in the Nixon -- campaign.
It dropped out of college for your -- congressional race.
To 1974 and 76 it's my daughters remember -- we lost twice.
For congress wants a little Watergate and once with Jimmy Carter as the head of the ticket in Georgia.
And then from 1978 to 1994.
A sixteen year period are working to build a majority.
Starting with the capitol steps event was Ronald Reagan in September of 1980.
Helping Reagan in the eight years he was president.
-- Bob Walker and others found in the Conservative Opportunity Society.
Developing a generation of solutions and training to go back.
Building the contract with America.
Which led to the largest one party increase in American history in an off election nine million additional votes.
Because the positive campaign actually attracted people.
And mattered to them.
And in that process.
We won control of the house for the first time in forty years.
And we passed welfare reform working on a bipartisan manner where they Democrat in the White House.
I in 1996 and what was I think it even more difficult election we were the first reelected Republican majority since 1928.
And we did it not by flinching not by compromising.
But by standing firm for a balanced budget standing firm for lower taxes standing firm for smaller government and standing firm for reform.
In that period.
We were then able to work with the President Clinton.
-- four consecutive balanced budgets for the only time in your lifetime.
And we did it in a bipartisan manner because we represented the will of the American people.
Not the will of Washington DC.
From 2001 to 2006 -- worked as a volunteer.
On national security and health issues in the Bush Administration.
In 2008 we developed at American solutions drill here drill now pay less.
And began to raise the American people -- central importance.
Of an American.
Independents energy plan so that no future president would ever again -- to a Saudi king and so that we would not be dependent on the strait of -- most.
And dealing with the Iranians.
-- -- My lifetime.
I've tried to move the national debate including 24 books starting with a window of opportunity in 1984.
-- that I've done seven documentaries.
She has entered the author phase of trying to the lead and educate.
With the sweet land of liberty and which -- the elephant introduces 48 year -- to American history.
An effort to fill the vacuum left by -- all too many modern educators.
We're now going to put down the role of candidate in -- spouse and take back up the roles of active citizens.
I actually thought today I have made an email him.
I -- congressman Tom Cole of Oklahoma would work with for many years and who had once been the head of the congressional campaign committee.
Actually captured this moment when he said the following has been quoted.
Thank you crystal -- comedies a quote.
-- is liberated to do -- he does best adapt conservative views and values to the challenges of the 21 century.
In some ways his best days may be ahead of him close quote.
Plus an -- of focus on a series of key issues and try to find ways to help educate and move the country.
And to try to educate and move policy in Washington DC.
Probably central -- this is our.
On American exceptional Muslim and American history and our sense that.
We can't truly be Americans that we have amnesia about who we are where we came from and what principles of me -- -- In addition.
We'll spend a great deal of time on religious liberty and in fact my newsletter today -- Gingrich productions -- specifically.
On the a whole issue of religious liberty and I appreciate very much -- working relationship we have with human events in developing issues like this.
Well -- -- continue to work on American energy independence.
This is central to job creation it is central to our balance of payments.
It is central to strength -- the American dollar it is central to our ability to deal with radical Islam.
And if we do it right we -- not only create energy independence when millions of new jobs but we will create trillions of dollars of royalties.
Which if we impose discipline in Washington could be put into a fund to repay the national debt.
And could leave Maggie and Roberts generation debt free by the end of their lifetime by having a disciplined serious approach.
-- first balancing the budget and then using American energy to pay off the national debt.
So the very real sense we could be free both radical Islam Saudi kings and Chinese bondholders all with the same strategy.
In addition we're gonna go to college campuses and talk about personal Social Security savings accounts for -- and Roberts generation and the historic reality.
How brilliantly Chile and Galveston and -- other Texas counties have use that model so that people and their generation.
Can have two to three times as large -- retirement account.
Well growing the national economy independent of political influence and interference in a system it's much fairer than the current system.
We're trying to also re emphasize the work ethic something which I know was controversial -- one of our debates and one of the proposals for re emphasize and work ethic.
Is going to be to modernize.
Unemployment compensation to attached to it.
A training component so -- if you sign up to get the money you have to sign up to learn.
Because by definition if you currently unemployed you need better job skills and if you look at North Dakota.
-- three and a half percent of the population is unemployed and there's 161000.
Jobs they can't fill in the oil field.
Because the people unemployed don't have the skills for the people who.
Well is no reason you should give people 99 weeks for doing enough.
And this is important national debate about a country which -- found in the six you know seven.
But captain John Smith saying to aristocrats not the -- to aristocrats.
Citing a Saint Paul if you don't work you'll -- for a conversation which apparently -- all it was suppressed and up who work as a behavior.
And you'll see -- come back and talk about that.
But beyond that I don't want to come back on one of projects I feel -- about not communicating very well and talk about brain research and talk about regenerative medicine.
If we reorganized the national institute of health and if we reorganize the Food and Drug Administration.
We can happen -- remarkably short time absolute revolutions of better health.
More independent living longer living and dramatically lower cost part of the great challenge of Washington is how do you take an idea like that.
And move it from the scientific world where everybody -- meet -- says it's right.
Into the political governmental world where nobody has a clue what it means for this is an enormous challenge to us as a society.
-- out of focus on what a post Obama care personal health and health care system should be like.
And take back up -- it worked on for my entire career going back to 1958.
And I was the before ran for president.
The longest serving teacher for a woman to star generals in the military -- 23 years of the national defense university and it.
-- will focus again on national security in three zones.
Radical islamists -- we still do not have a brand strategy.
That was nice of the president broadcast from Afghanistan.
The senator of al-Qaeda today -- Yemen.
I'm not sure the White House has gotten -- -- yet but they will eventually.
The fact that we -- more opponents are as stupid as our bureaucracy is very dangerous.
And I think you have to recognize we do not have a grand strategy in the -- We have to deal with the rise of China which is not automatically a threat but as a reality.
And we have to deal with new technologies that do in fact threaten us whether it's -- warfare.
My wife has pointed -- to me approximately 219 times.
Give or take three.
That -- moon colony was probably not my most clever comment in this campaign.
I thought frankly in my role as providing material for segment -- it was helpful.
And head but the underlying key point is real.
The fact is if we're going to be the leading country in the world we have -- the leading country in space the fact is our bureaucratic red tape prison system doesn't work.
What I call for his -- and happen you have noticed a last week the founders of Google -- now talking about a private sector effort to mine an asteroid and somebody's pointed out.
It's actually less red tape to mine an asteroid that is to get through EPA in the United States.
The space adventure program hopes to actually have a private sector opportunity to.
Circled the moon by 2015.
Brands have as many of you know has a low earth orbit project underway in the private sector and next week that massive building on something.
Bush started and Obama has expanded -- National action be launching.
A private sector rocket that Elon -- has invested a great deal -- And an effort to broaden our capacity so this is not a trivial -- It's a fundamental question -- whether it was still a country the dreams.
And that goes out to pursue great adventure and that has encouraged a stadium people yes you ought to go in the math and science.
Because there's a wonderful future doing really important things -- I think that's a better future than methamphetamine and cocaine and I'm -- argue for a romantic American future.
Of doing things that matter.
The -- get to the human spirit.
We also need to have new models of effective affordable lifetime learning.
And we have to replace a 130 year old civil service model.
With modern management -- this is a big issue that is fundamental to the function -- the United States we have an obsolete bureaucratic system that is impossible.
To make work effectively.
And yet in the forces that supported -- gonna fight every inch of the way against my identity.
There's maybe two biggest challenge even for somebody is the speaker of the house but we do need to have a national discussion about how to get congress to be -- to be effective.
Congress has decayed dramatically in the last twenty years the senate in particular has become a stunningly dysfunctional institution this is a really big problem.
Under our constitution in the long run if congress doesn't understand things and can't legislate things you can't fix it.
And it's really important that we have a much bigger national debate about what an effective 21 century congress should be like and it's something that we will be involved.
Because we're gonna pursue solutions.
We want those to solutions be real personally -- and me to campaign for a Republican president.
A Republican house Republican senate Republican governors Republican state legislators.
If you can recognize America is a complex mosaic of self government.
The presidency matters but so do all the other offices of self government.
If you truly don't have a wave of change in America that wave has to occur in many many places simultaneously.
As a presidency.
-- -- sometimes is Mitt Romney conservative enough.
And my answer simple.
Compared to Barack Obama.
You know this is not a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan.
This is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical leftist president in American history.
If you if you simply take -- judges.
And ask yourself who are the kind of people governor Romney would be inclined to appoint and who -- the kind of people we know Barack Obama points.
The gap is as wide as at any point in American history I would argue it's wider -- between Romney between Reagan and Carter.
If you look at Romney's pledge to cut spending something which we -- gonna cheerfully helping.
To balance the budget something I've had some involvement with -- to work with Paul Ryan and others on the entitlement crisis.
To focus on economic growth by creating private sector jobs.
Something I would suggest governor Romney knows about 60000 times more than does President Obama.
Just think about appointing common sense regulators.
As compared to the Obama EPA regulator who said it's nice to occasionally crucify an industry because it teaches them a lesson.
To -- nice as I said it's nice to work with an industry so they can create jobs.
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