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House Proceeding 01-21-10 on Jan 21st, 2010 :: 1:28:10 to 1:32:05
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James Jordan

1:28:07 to 1:28:29( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: legislation unless it includes sufficient language to prohibit thank you. i yield back. mr. pitts: i thank the gentleman from louisiana for that very informative and important statement. a great leader here in congress. at this time i want to turn to

James Jordan

1:28:10 to 1:32:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James Jordan

James Jordan

1:28:30 to 1:28:52( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: another leader in congress from ohio, yield to mr. jim jordan. mr. jordan: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i thank the gentleman for his years of standing up and defending human life and his work in the pro-life caucus along with congressman smith and our newest member, mr. cao, who just shoke, and jeanie schmidt,

James Jordan

1:28:53 to 1:29:13( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: and parker griffith. countless number of members have said life is precious and should be protected. although this is the week where we mark that terrible decision of 1973, i love this week. thousands and thousands of americans are going to come to the nation's capital and they are going celebrate life. they are going to -- they know that life is precious and that

James Jordan

1:29:14 to 1:29:34( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: in this great contrythe greatest nation in history, we should celebrate life. we should understand that life is precious, live is sacred, it should be protected. i am reminded, i have been in congress three years, three years ago this month the first state of the union i had the privilege of being at, then president bush recognized that great american, happened to be

James Jordan

1:29:35 to 1:29:56( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: sitting in the gallery, and in the middle of his speech he pointed to this guy, the subway guy, not the one we see on tv, the guy who risked his life, jumped in front of a subway train to save a fellow human being who was having a seizure on the track. put hilife on the line simply because a fellow human being's

James Jordan

1:29:57 to 1:30:18( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: life was at risk. that's how precious -- that captures the s the vast majority of americans have in this country. they understand how precious live is. and that it should be protected through all stages. the amer is the case, the american people give it long before -- get it long before the politicians get it.

James Jordan

1:30:19 to 1:30:40( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: wesley was a great example of that understanding. the vast majority of people who will be here this week, the vast majority of people who make up this great country understand what our founders understand what wesley understood. and that is, just like they said in the document that started it all, that there's this

James Jordan

1:30:41 to 1:31:01( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: experiment and liberty and freedom we call the united states of america, where the founders and framers wrote these words which i say next to scripture are the greatest words put on paper. we hold these truths to be self-evident, all are created equal, indoud by their creator with sin u among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. what a statement that started it

James Jordan

1:31:02 to 1:31:23( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: all. they understood a basic fact. there is a creator. we get our rights not from government but from god. and government'fundamental jo should be to protect those rights that the creator gave his creation. amazing, amazing principle. no other country ever started on that premise. and then second thing that jumps

James Jordan

1:31:24 to 1:31:48( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: right out at you from that statement is, the order the founders placed the rights they chose to mention. life, liberty, pursuit of happiness. can you pursue happiness, can you go after your goals, dreams, after those things that have meaning and significance to you and your family if you don't have liberty or freedom, and do you experience true liberty and

James Jordan

1:31:50 to 1:32:06( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: freedom if government liberty, fundamental doesn't protect right, your right to life? that's what thousands of americans are coming to town for this week. that's what they want to celebrate. they understand exactly what the founders understood. they understan country is all about. someday as previous speakers have pointed out, someday roe v. wade will no longer be the law

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