Mr. President,

Two hundred years ago this month, a man was born into slavery in a cabin not far from here in Maryland.

The child knew his mother only briefly; they were cruelly separated when he was young. He knew his father only by the rumors.
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Mr. President,

There is good news. There is great news. And then there is the story of Lucas Warren of Dalton, Georgia.

I do not know Lucas. For he is only 18 months old – and so has the good sense not to consort with politicians. But like millions of Americans who have not met Lucas, I will never forget him.
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Mr. President,

Right now, the United States is one of just seven countries in the whole world that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

And we are not in good company.

Of the other six countries that allow elective abortions at that late stage, half are authoritarian communist countries with horrible records on human rights.
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I'd like to start by thanking the National Association of Evangelicals for inviting me to speak.

It is heartening to see so many young Christians who are engaged with their faith as well as public controversies-and so early in the morning, too.

This conference is a unique opportunity for you to learn about the serious challenges facing our country, and how Christians can respond to them.
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Mr. President, today hundreds of thousands of Americans from all walks of life will participate in the 45th annual March for Life.

Why do these citizens march, year after year?

It certainly isn't for their health. Or for the media coverage.

No, these Americans march on behalf of those who cannot.
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Mr. President,

Our Founding Fathers knew what it was like to live in a dangerous world.

When America was founded it was threatened by foreign adversaries. Its military might was feeble compared to the great powers of that time.

And yet, the Founders insisted on a Constitution that protected Americans’ civil liberties.
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Mr. President, I rise today to honor the life of a remarkable man: Thomas S. Monson, the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

On Tuesday night, at age 90, President Monson was called home by his Heavenly Father.

I expect his reunion with his wife Frances was a joyous occasion, and I am confident that reunion provides comfort to his three children and eight grandchildren.
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Mr. President,

Earlier today the FCC voted to reverse a major impediment to a free and open Internet: The Title Two Internet regulations that were imposed under President Obama in 2015.

These regulations are commonly called “Net Neutrality,” so for the sake of convenience that is what I’ll call them.
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