(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) explained at her press conference on Wednesday what she believes America is about.
“The president wants to make America great again. We all do,” she said.
“What does that mean? What is America?” she asked. “So many times we’ve come together and we’ve talked about America.”
Pelosi then went on to answer her own question. Below is an excerpt from the transcript of her press conference where Pelosi explains her understanding of America:
So, it is – let’s just take it to a better place. Let’s take it to a better place: America. The president wants to make America great again. We all do.
What does that mean? What is America? So many times we’ve come together and we’ve talked about America. America as our ideals in the Constitution, an example to the world of Founding documents that rejected a monarch and put forth separation of powers, Article I, the legislative branch having that priority and listing. And that is being under – that’s being dishonored by the President of the United States.
What is America? We the People. We the People. A nation of immigrants, by and large. And he is denigrating every – all the newcomers who come to our country, in complete opposition to the beautiful words of Ronald Reagan in the last speech that he made to the country as President of the United States.
What is America? This beautiful land, from sea to shining sea and beyond, God’s gift to us, that he is almost every day, but certainly every week, degrading and saying that we’re not going to deal with climate on the basis of any science. Really?
What is America? Our values. And that’s the debate we have all the time, in the battle of the budget and the rest, in terms of how we invest in our children’s future and how these things all come together. Under the guidance of our Founders, ‘We the People,’ they said in the Preamble to the Constitution.
But they also said, ‘E pluribus unum. From many, one.’ Couldn’t imagine how many or how different we’d be, but they knew we had to be one. And that beautiful guidance is something that we must constantly keep in mind as we engage in our differences.
At the end of the day, we want to be unifying and not dividing. I wish the President would read that.