Bob Inglis: American bipartisan politics can be saved -- here's how
Bob Inglis - Politician, energy optimist
Former United States Congressman Bob Inglis promotes free enterprise action on climate change. Full bio
depending on the season.
to people you don't even know
the people of your state.
member of Congress.
in Boston, Massachusetts,
a powerful imagination, all right?
member of Congress.
farewell address over and over,
the shining city on the hill,
to breathe free.
of him telling Mr. Gorbachev
John F. Kennedy
his speech at Rice University,
that he admits in that speech --
American exceptionalism --
needed for the spacecraft
before the decade is out.
can be fulfilled
the affect that he so embodied.
in the people they represent.
in the precautionary principle.
the greatness of your nation
is that it works for everyone,
with your brand, your party, your legacy.
to protect the lives of the unborn,
the bedroom of consenting adults
for the government to be.
that he and other framers had
deliberative governing process --
than they could ever imagine.
that those who play with fire
good building tools.
and burn up but they can't build up.
the institutions and the communities
and prosperous country.
county party convention.
to be the grand opportunity party,
to hear from you some old saw
socialist took over in the White House
that you're OK with insults,
that 140 characters can muster.
look to some good old days
the last century of growth,
more abundant fuels await us,
can lead the world to more energy,
pine for the '50s and the '60s
the good old days.
was on fire back then.
because of the soot in the air.
you weren't likely to fight for long.
was not built by those who waited
the power of free enterprise
to die a figurative death
of your time in Washington,
this plaque off the door.
of knowing that you stood for nothing,
to where they were already going
them to a better place?
to lose your seat in Congress,
reason to be there.
that we still have moon shots in us.
can solve climate change."
would say to tax pollution
that we can bring America together
and to lead the world.
can do these things.
must stop the dividing,
About the speaker:Bob Inglis - Politician, energy optimist
Former United States Congressman Bob Inglis promotes free enterprise action on climate change.
Why you should listen
Bob Inglis launched the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (E&EI) at George Mason University in July 2012 and serves as executive director. For his work on climate change, Inglis was given the 2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. He appears in the film Merchants of Doubt and in the Showtime series "Years of Living Dangerously."
Inglis was a Resident Fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics in 2011, a Visiting Energy Fellow at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment in 2012 and a Resident Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics in 2014.
Inglis was elected to the United States Congress in 1992, having never run for office before. He represented Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, from 1993-1998. In 2004, he was re-elected to Congress and served until losing re-election in the South Carolina Republican primary of 2010.
Inglis grew up in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, went to Duke University for college, met and married his college sweetheart, graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and practiced commercial real estate law in Greenville, South Carolina, before and between his years in Congress. Bob and Mary Anne Inglis have five adult children and live on a small farm in northern Greenville County, South Carolina.
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