Monday, January 24, 2011

Pence reaffirms opposition to truce

Mike Pence, addressing the annual, pro-life "March for Life" today in D.C (emphasis added).

"Our economy is struggling and our national government is awash in a sea of debt.

Amidst these struggles, some would have us focus our energies on jobs and spending.

We must not remain silent when great moral battles are being waged.

Those who would have us ignore the battle being fought over life have forgotten the lessons of history.

As in the days of a house divided, America's darkest moments have come when economic arguments trumped moral principles.

A nation that will not stand for life will not stand for long."

Back in September 2010, he also voiced opposition to the idea of a "truce" on social issues (which Mitch Daniels famously called for last year).

"I know some say Republicans should stay away from these issues this year, that the American people are focused on jobs and spending and our movement would do well to stand aside.... return to the fight after the fiscal and economic crisis is past.

But we do not live in a world where an American leader can just focus on the financial ledger."

Just one more reason why so many would've liked to hear what Pence and Daniels discussed in their private chat last week.