Values on Video

  • Two sets of values

    Earlier this month, the Obama campaign launched People of Faith for Obama. The President spoke directly to people of faith in a video about issues of common concern, and the moral obligations that bind us all together. The campaign also released the Faith Platform—President Obama’s case to faith-voters based on his record of pursuing economic security for families, upholding the principle that we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers.

    While the President spoke of inclusion, we also heard from Governor Romney that he believes he only has an obligation to worry about half of our country. In a closed-door meeting with high-dollar donors—the engine of his campaign—he said this:

    "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the President no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what...These are people who pay no income tax ...

    "My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."

    Mitt Romney may not be worried about 47 percent of the country, but we know that it is exactly the President’s job to care about the well-being of all Americans. People of faith understand this.

    Here is the good news: You are the engine of this campaign. You have a voice. Watch the President’s video, read the platform, sign up on Dashboard, and make sure that your values are represented this November.

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