Mike Pence rallies conservative voters in Greensboro


Jack Payton
  Staff Writer

GREENSBORO- Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence (R-IN) held a rally in the Greensboro Coliseum on October 24 to support running mate Donald Trump and to encourage voter participation in the upcoming election.

Pence focused on the values of the Republican Party and plans for the country once elected. His talking points included economic revitalization through tax cuts on the upper class and corporations, lower government spending, funding reduction from government programs and repealing Obamacare.

Pence contrasted these goals with the proposed plan by Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton, which he said would do the opposite: raising taxes across income brackets, increasing government oversight, and continuing Obamacare.

Hillary Clinton’s answer is more of the same bad ideas that have been stifling growth and jobs,” Pence said.

Pence also spoke about plans to increase national defense and strengthen the borders, intentions to make America a political and economic powerhouse by attracting companies and jobs back to the nation, and ensuring a firm foreign policy.

“It doesn’t have to be like this — we can be strong again, we can be prosperous again,” Pence said.

Pence stated that ISIS would be a target after the election, declaring its continued existence a threat to the United States and its values, making its destruction a priority in the coming years.

Immigration reform, a contentious issue during this election cycle, was also addressed. Pence stated that Trump intends to implement tighter security against illegal immigration and halt the admission of Syrian refugees into the country. These policies are intended to uphold law, order, and national safety, aided by dedicating more money towards security and law enforcement.

Pence spoke about his focus on traditional American values, which Trump would defend by nominating more conservative Justices to the Supreme Court and ensuring a smaller, less intrusive government.

Pence pledged that politicians would be held to the law just like other citizens, referencing Hillary Clinton’s alleged mishandling of classified emails and subsequent lack of action against her to find the emails and punish her in the case of wrongdoing.

“Donald Trump has a plan to bring accountability to Washington DC,” Pence said.

Pence concluded by encouraging all in attendance to ensure they vote in the upcoming election, and bring their friends and relatives who might otherwise not. He emphasized Clinton’s single point lead over Trump in the polls by Monmouth University, meaning a single vote could be the difference between candidates this election year.

“Now it’s time to reach out to all of our Republican and conservative friends and tell them it’s time to come home and it’s time to ensure that Hillary Clinton is never elected as President of the United States,” Pence said in conclusion. “Hillary Clinton may have the media and the money and the special interests on her side, but Donald Trump and I have the American people one our side and it’s the American people who will decide this election.”

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