Skip to comments.Scott Walker Says His Presidential Bid Is 'God's Plan'
Posted on 07/13/2015 5:39:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who announced his presidential bid on Twitter this morning and will have a launch event later today in Waukesha, has sent an email to activists declaring that his presidential run is Gods plan for me.
My relationship with God drives every major decision in my life, starts the note, which is clearly designed to appeal to Religious Right voters who make up a major part of the GOP base vote, particularly in the early primary states Iowa and South Carolina.
The letter goes on to talk about Walkers faith as the guiding force of my life in both politics and in private and promotes opposition to reproductive choice and marriage equality. A lifelong supporter of the pro-life movement, my work defending the unborn goes back to my college days where I was a leader of Marquette Students for Life, he writes, bragging about signing into law new restrictions on access to abortion and pledging to do the same as president. He calls the Supreme Courts marriage equality decision a grave mistake and calls for a constitutional amendment to overturn it. And he pledges to nominate Supreme Court justices who share his approach to the Constitution.
Our country is at a crossroads and we need a proven conservative leader who is not afraid to fight for what is right -- even when its not politically expedient, Walker says. My decisions are guided by my relationship with God -- not by what might win me a few votes.
Among those decisions are Walkers moves to savage public education in his new budget.
The full letter follows:
My relationship with God drives every major decision in my life. Each day I pray and then take time to read from the Bible and from a devotional named Jesus Calling.
As you can imagine, the months leading up to my announcement that I would run for President of the United States were filled with a lot of prayer and soul searching.
Heres why: I needed to be certain that running was Gods calling -- not just mans calling. I am certain: This is Gods plan for me and I am humbled to be a candidate for President of the United States.
Now, it is up to the voters to decide who will win the election. If you support my conservative campaign, please join my team right now with $10, $35, $50, $100, or even $250 today.
As the son of a Baptist preacher, my faith comes first. It is the guiding force of my life both in politics and in private. For example, I believe in the sanctity of life. I believe in the covenant of marriage. I believe in strong families. I believe in protecting religious liberties. And I believe these things are worth fighting for -- and I have.
A lifelong supporter of the pro-life movement, my work defending the unborn goes back to my college days where I was a leader of Marquette Students for Life. As a state lawmaker, I helped write and pass legislation banning the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion. As Governor of Wisconsin, I prohibited abortion from being covered by Wisconsin health plans in a health insurance exchange, signed an ultrasound bill into law, and defunded Planned Parenthood while maintaining health services for women throughout Wisconsin.
Earlier this year, I called for legislation to protect unborn children once they can feel pain at five months. The members of the State Legislature just passed the bill and I will sign it into law next week. Yet another pro-life victory here in Wisconsin!
If elected President, I would be honored to sign similar legislation at the federal level. I was raised to believe in the sanctity of life and I will always fight to protect it.
Please stand with me today to help elect a pro-life President.
Our conservative values were handed a big blow with the recent Supreme Court ruling. Let me be very clear: this decision was a grave mistake. Five unelected judges took it upon themselves to take that responsibility away from the states and redefine the institution of marriage.
In 2006, I voted to amend my state constitution to protect the institution of marriage because I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman.
I believe that the states have the right to define marriage.
To protect this right, I support an amendment to the United States Constitution to reaffirm the ability of the states to continue to define marriage.
Going forward, we need to focus our attention on protecting the religious rights of Americans. Our U.S. Constitution calls for freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. The founders of this exceptional country took religious freedom very seriously and we must redouble our efforts to protect these freedoms today.
Peter, I have been a tireless advocate for religious liberty. And my states families and children are better off because of our pro-life, pro-family agenda that promotes life, freedom, and opportunity.
As President, I will stand up for these same values. And I will appoint men and women to the Court who will faithfully uphold the Constitution -- without injecting their own political agendas into legal matters.
Our country is at a crossroads and we need a proven conservative leader who is not afraid to fight for what is right -- even when its not politically expedient. My decisions are guided by my relationship with God -- not by what might win me a few votes.
I am proud to have earned the early support of conservative and religious activists across the country and hope to earn your support today. Visit here to become a leader of our conservative team with a contribution of $10, $35, $50, $100, $250, or whatever amount is right for you.
Every day I pray that our best days of peace, prosperity, and freedom are ahead of us. As President, I will uphold the traditional values that have made our country great, but I need your help to win.
Your enthusiastic support will help us build much-needed momentum in these early weeks as we take our conservative message to voters across the country.
God bless you and God bless America,
Man proposes, Governor.
Has he figured out where he stands on Amnesty, at least for this cycle?
My God ... nearing last post ... Will a shadow hide tonight?
Probably on the same side with H-1B Cruz.
He made one good statement on Glenn Beck’s program that illegal aliens would have to go home and get in line.
Nothing since then and that was 180 degrees from what he said a year earlier.
He better figure out if he is on the side of the citizens and the rule of law or on the side of fraudulently documented foreigners and their employers.
Those who wag their fingers frequently find them sprained — or worse.
Are you mentally retarded or do you really conflate legal and many times necessary work visas with illegal immigration amnesty?
Walker is after the Huckster voters right out of the gate.
It seems a lot better to hear this stuff, more authentic, from people other than the candidate themselves. When I hear a lot of other people saying stuff like this, it would have a more genuine impact on me than if the candidate themselves say this. Otherwise it cannot help but come across as a bit self-aggrandizing. Even with personable candidates.
I didn’t hear the whole speech, but I didn’t hear him take a stand for traditional marriage. Where’s he at on that one?
RINO ALERT: Scott Walker is NOT against gay marriage
If it’s God’s plan for Scott Walker to become President of the United States, why does he need ‘’$10, $35, $50, $100, or even $250 today’’ from mere human beings like us?
Careful there Gov. It may also be God’s plan that you have your shorts handed to you too. Just sayin’...
“He better figure out if he is on the side of the citizens and the rule of law or on the side of fraudulently documented foreigners and their employers.”
Like most Republicans running, he does seem to swing both ways. When he’s quietly addressing the big-money fat-cats, he promises Open Borders and Amnesty, as that is their price of admission (or no money).
When he’s talking to people that he actually needs to vote for him he’s all for border security, since that is what they demand.
I can see the problem for underfunded candidates - either you get money, or you get votes - but I would still like to know what WALKER himself thinks, or if he has even given it any thought.
Please spare me !
When a candidate is that deluded, or deceitful, I have no use for them under any and all circumstances.
That's some spooky sh!t right there, I don't care who you are.
I wonder if God told him to hire Brad Dayspring?
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