07/18/15 Weekend Grif.Net – Letter from a Candidate

07/18/15 Weekend Grif.Net – Letter from a Candidate

[A few weeks ago I received an autographed copy of Scott Walker’s book and
have enjoyed reading it. On his entrance officially this week into US
Presidential politics, he sent my wife and I a letter. The weekend
is always more serious and yes, sometimes political since our rights are
under horrific attack. If you are a liberal, baby-killer, rainbow flag
waver, big government believer, you might want to wait and read a future on Hillary. I’ve got a good one coming, as you can imagine.]

Dear Bob & Teresa,

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.

Here’s why: I needed to be certain that running was God’s calling — not
just man’s calling. I am certain: This is God’s 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.

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.
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 University 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.

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.

Bob & Teresa, I have been a tireless advocate for religious liberty. And my
state’s 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 it’s not politically
expedient. My decisions are guided by my relationship with God — not by
what might win me a few votes.

God bless you and God bless America,
Scott Walker

Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”