I have re-printed my speech in full. It is a sad day for America that Terri Schiavo died so soon. I was hoping she would stay alive longer so people wouldn't find out about my ethics problems. Oh well, I did make a deal with Satan and he promised that I won't have to resign from Congress even if I get in trouble.
This is critically important. I know you know that. It is more than Terri Schiavo. This is a critical issue for people in this position. And it is also a critical issue to fight the fight for life, whether it be euthanasia or abortion. And I tell you, ladies and gentleman, one thing that God has brought to us is Terri Schiavo, to elevate the visibility of what's going on in America. That Americans would be so barbaric as to pull a feeding tube out of a person that is lucid and starve them to death for two weeks. I mean, in America that's going to happen if we don't win this fight. And so it's bigger than any one of us, and we have to do everything that is in our power to save Terri Schiavo and anyone else that is in this kind of position.
And let me just finish with this. This is exactly the issue that is going on in America, of attacks against the conservative movement. Against me and against many others. The point is the other side has figured out how to win and defeat the conservative movement. And that is to go after people personally, charge them with frivolous charges, link that up with all these do-gooder organizations funded by George Soros and then get the national media on their side.
That whole syndicate that they have going on right now is for one purpose and one purpose only and that's to destroy the conservative movement. It's to destroy conservative leaders, not just in elected office but leading, I mean Ed Feulner today, at the Heritage Foundation, was under attack in the National Journal. I mean this is a huge nationwide concerted effort to destroy everything we believe in, and you need to look at this and what's going on and participate in fighting back.
You know one way they stopped churches from getting into politics was Lyndon Johnson who passed a law that said you couldn't get into politics or your gonna loose your tax exempt status because they were all opposed to him when he was running for president. That law we're trying to repeal, it's very difficult to do that, but the point is that when they can knock out a leader, then no other leader will step forward for a while, because they don't want to go through the same thing.
If they go after and get a pastor, then other pastors shrink from what they should be doing. It forces Christians back into the church and that's what's going on in America. The world is too bad, I'm gonna go get inside this building and I'm not gonna play in the world. That's not what Christ asked us to do. And so -- they understand that. It is a political maneuver and they are going to try to destroy the conservative movement and we have to fight back.
So, please, this afternoon, each and every one of you, if you know a senator, give them a call to get them to vote for the bill...