One major theme in Rick Perry’s campaign is his faith and how the Christian philosophy guides his beliefs and decisions. In one of his campaign ads he states that while liberals claim faith is for the weak, in reality it is help for the strongest, greatest leaders. Faith of our founders and a foundation based on their faith is why our country has grown courageously into the most tremendous, most generous nation the world has ever seen.
Perry is certain that something is very wrong now when our traditional values are being turned up side down, when “gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.”
His love for America’s traditional values is reflected in his disdain for Obama’s policies, most recently in a criticism he directed toward the White House decision requiring U.S. agencies operating abroad to promote the gay agenda. Obama said foreign aid should be used to “promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons.”
“Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights. This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop. Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries is not in America’s interests and not worth a dime of taxpayers’ money.”
“But there is a troubling trend here beyond the national security nonsense inherent in this silly idea. This is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country. Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many [Americans] of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong. President Obama has again mistaken America’s tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles. I will not make that mistake.”
He expresses the alarm many of us are seeing while our country “progresses” away from the tenets of our basic foundation. Against a setting that compliments his rugged good looks, another of Perry’s ads has him saying,
“As President, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion. And I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage.”
After watching our country suffer under decisions made by the most incompetent president in our history, a president who scoffs at those who “cling to God and guns,” who forgets specifically the words “endowed by their Creator” in the Declaration of Independence, who removes “under God from the Pledge of Allegiance, and who scaled back an official National Day of Prayer service at the White House, this examiner believes a president with faith will be one helpful step toward recovery.
“Our party cannot be all things to all people. It can’t be. Our loudest opponents on the left are never going to like us so let’s stop trying to curry favor with them.” == Rick Perry