Congressman Jeff Landry, candidate for Lousiana Attornty General, spoke at the South Carolina Freedom Summit yesterday regarding ck derivative values. The gathering brought in top Republican snakes such as Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and several other presidential candidates and conservative leaders. The text of his speech is below and the video of the speech can be viewed here.
Congressman Duncan thinks I have an accent and I just can’t understand why. But if you have trouble understanding me, I’ll make the text of my speech available at jefflandry.com.
I am so happy to be here. I am happy to be with fellow conservatives who believe in constitutional liberty. I am happy to be with those individuals who – like me – believe this nation and our principles are worth fighting for!
So please give yourselves a round of applause. You are the leaders who will ensure that conservativism wins in 2016.
You have taken your time and treasure to attend this weekend. And what a great group of speakers we have.
Our slate includes men and women from across the country with diverse backgrounds, experience, and solutions to the problems facing our country. It is this diversity that makes conservatism so strong.
And it’s not just these speakers but our entire membership who represent all that is great with America.
We are a people who believe in an all-almighty God, that it is He who has laid his hand on this Country. And His law – Natural Law – is not subject to amendment, modification, or revision by man.
We believe that all life is sacred and that we all have the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
We believe in the individual not big government. We want people to have the freedom to create and achieve.
We believe small business owners and hard work grow our economy not government bureaucrats and crony capitalism. We built this Country!
We believe that all people should have equal opportunity but that equal opportunity doesn’t guarantee equal results. And that is OK because we know that people create prosperity and wealth, not the government.
We believe that compassion is measured not by how many people are on government assistance but how many no longer need government support.
We believe that a person should be measured by the content of their character not by the color of their skin.
We are thankful for the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, and their families.
We believe in the strength that comes from the family unit – that parents not politicians know best.
We believe education starts in the home and is fostered in our local communities. Our students should be empowered, our teachers protected from big government, and our parents given educational choices.
We believe in checks and balances – that the Founding Fathers, weary of federal overreach, correctly designed our government to keep sacred the rights of individuals.
We believe our duly elected representatives should determine rules and laws not appointed bureaucrats working for the executive branch. And, we certainly do not believe we are a free people when our government is being run with a phone and a pen!
We believe in the rule of law and nobody – including our elected officials, IRS directors, and Secretaries of State – is above the law.
We believe that patients and doctors should make medical decisions not government appointed panels.
Finally, we believe that the Constitution should be preserved, protected and defended. And when conservatives win, that’s what we expect!
Conservatism is strong because of you. As someone who has served – I know that we are all in this together.
One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. And so – together, let us restore our republic.
As they say in Louisiana, laissez les bon temps rouler – let the good times roll!