Pence pointed to the fourth America Agenda item, which is prioritizing a patriotic education, which he said is “essential to the survival of liberty.”
“As a Party, we must expose the myths the radical left has used to corrupt the minds of America’s youth, repealing the policies built upon those myths,” he said.
The former Vice President called to end the Defund the Police movement, take a stand against Cancel Culture, and continue to oppose the left’s efforts to:
…rewrite American history through initiatives like the 1619 Project, and in the spirit of our administration’s 1776 Commission, the Republican Party in the years ahead must make school choice the right of every American … and eliminate Critical Race Theory at every level.
Critical Race Theory teaches children as young as kindergarten to be ashamed of their skin color. It represents a full-throated assault aimed at the heart of the American Experiment, and it’s nothing more than state-sponsored and state-sanctioned racism.
“Our Party must ensure that Critical Race Theory is expelled from our schools, our military, and our public institutions,” he said to applause.
Pence added that the GOP must recognize that the Republican Party has become the “last line of defense for our Constitution and our American heritage of freedom.” He went on to say:
We live in a time when the leaders in the Democratic Party routinely demean the American founding; Today, Democrats seek to rewrite our Constitution, our Second Amendment, to redefine the liberties enshrined in our Bill of Rights through their efforts to pack the Supreme Court and advance their radical agenda.
“As we forge an American Agenda for the future of our party, we must make it clear that the Republican Party will always defend the principles at the heart of our Republic,” he continued, warning, “If we don’t, no one else will.” Pence added:
In the years ahead, the American people must know that our Republican Party will always keep our oath to the Constitution; even when it would be politically expedient to do otherwise. That we are the party that, as the Bible says, will keep our oath, even when it hurts.
Pence then addressed his role as vice president on the “dark day” of January 6, noting how proud he was to have played a small part on that “tragic day when we reconvened the Congress and fulfilled our duty under the Constitution and the laws of the United States.”
“And the truth is, there is almost no idea more un-American than the notion that any one person could choose the American President. The Presidency belongs to the American people, and the American people alone,” Pence said.
he said, emphasizing the country needs the Republican Party “to be the party of the Constitution of the United States”:
Now I understand the disappointment many feel about the last election. I can relate. I was on the ballot. But there’s more at stake than our party and our political fortunes. If we lose faith in the Constitution, we won’t just lose elections—we’ll lose our country.
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan began the series last month, but other speakers will include former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), and
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan.