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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Speeches

May 23, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C. May 19, 2009.  Mr. Speaker:  I rise today with the sad duty of recognizing the death in combat of Army Specialist Jeremiah P. McCleery, age 24, of Portola, California.

May 16, 2009 Speeches

Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, D.C.  May 16, 2009.  Here, in the winter of our despair, I want to pause to take stock of the state of our nation on this date of May 16th. 

April 29, 2009 Speeches

April 29, 2009.  Mr. Speaker:  It comes down to this: Free societies punish acts.  Authoritarian regimes punish opinions and thoughts. 

The supporters of this bill speak of punishing violent acts – but we already punish those violent acts, as well we should.  This measure calls for additional punishment not for the violent act itself but for the opinion behind the act.

April 22, 2009 Speeches

April 22, 2009.  M. Speaker:  The statue of Ronald Reagan could not possibly arrive at the United States Capitol at a more appropriate time in the history of our nation.

 In these difficult days, we need to remind ourselves as a nation what it was like when it truly was “morning again in America.”

April 21, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington D.C.  April 21, 2009.  Mr. Speaker:  Many Americans have been shocked in recent days to learn that banks seeking to repay TARP money have been told the treasury will not allow them to do so.

 Taxpayers were promised that this money was only to be used to buy up toxic assets and that it would be repaid to the treasury as soon as humanly possible.

April 15, 2009 Speeches

Sacramento, California.  April 15, 2009.  Let the word go forth today from gatherings like this across the nation that the silent majority is no longer silent.  We are stirring.  We are awakening.  We are many.  And we are Americans – the latest generation of Americans who have been called upon to defend our liberties and the constitutional principles of limited government that protect our free

April 2, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  April 2, 2009  M. Speaker:  Today this house passed HR 1256, which takes tobacco regulation to a whole new level and at the same time imposes onerous new fees that will be passed on to consumers as higher prices.

April 2, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  April 2, 2009  Mme.

April 1, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  April 1, 2009  Mr. Speaker:  The American people are awakening to a danger of a budget that spends too much and borrows too much and taxes too much, because they know what that means.

 They know that you can’t spend your way rich.

 They know that you can’t borrow your way out of debt.

March 25, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  March 25, 2009  M. Speaker:  Abraham Lincoln once told of a farmer who said, “I ain’t greedy for land – all I want is what’s next to mine.”

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