Friday, February 19, 2010

Minn. Governor Acknowledges God in America's Founding

“God’s in charge. …I say to those naysayers that try to crowd out God from the discussion, if it’s good enough for the founding fathers it’s good enough for us.”

-- From "Invoking God, Pawlenty tells CPAC crowd Minnesota is ‘the most liberal state’" by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Independent 2/19/10

. . . Gov. Tim Pawlenty worked the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday. He railed against Democrats, touted Minnesota as the most liberal state in the nation, and told the audience that God should stay in government.

Pawlenty used the snowstorm in Washington, D.C., last week to slam favorite conservative boogeymen House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “Even the United States Congress was closed, and I say — and I know you agree — any day, any day that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi can’t get to work is a good day for freedom, a good day for liberty and its a good day for people’s wallets.”

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From "Pawlenty’s Principles: ‘God’s in Charge’" by Adam Nagourney, New York Times (The Caucus Blog) 2/19/10

[CPAC,] a conference where there has not been a lot of talk about social issues, Mr. Pawlenty raised one as he laid out the principles conservatives should follow.

The first one is this: “God’s in charge,” he said. “God is in charge.” Mr. Pawlenty’s remarks drew a wave of applause. “There are some people who say, ‘Oh, you know, Pawlenty, don’t bring that up. You know, it’s politically incorrect.’”

“Hogwash,” Mr. Pawlenty said. “These are enshrined in the founding documents and perspective of our country. In the Declaration of Independence, it says we are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights. It doesn’t say we’re endowed by Washington, D.C., or endowed by the bureaucrats or endowed by state government; it’s by our creator that we are given these rights.”

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