Governor Tim Pawlenty Promotes Pro-Life, Opposes Obama Health Care at CPAC
by Steven Ertelt
February 19, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — At the national conservative CPAC conference this morning, Minnesota governor and potential 2012 presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty promoted the pro-life perspective. He also delivered what may be the quote of the day referencing embattled golfer Tiger Woods in opposition to the pro-abortion health care bill.
He said "our Constitution values respect for the sanctity of human life, the values out nation was founded upon."
"God is in charge," he declared. "If it’s good enough for the Founding Fathers, then it should be good enough for each and every one of us," he said, adding that they gave us certain inalienable rights such as the right to life.
Pawlenty, who has built a strong pro-life record as the governor of Minnesota, said pro-life advocates could borrow a page from the Tiger Woods story.
"Not from Tiger, but from his wife," Pawlenty said. "She said, ‘I’ve had enough.’ She said, ‘No more.’ I think we should take a page out of her playbook and take a nine-iron and smash the window out of the big government in this country."
"We’re planting the flag on constitutional ground, and if you try to take our freedoms, we will fight back," Pawlenty said during his 25 minute address to the thousands of pro-life and conservative activists at the conference.
"The implication is, we’re kind of bumpkins," Pawlenty said of the mainstream media portrayal of conservatives. "Well, history is on our side. The Constitution is on our side. We’re on the side of freedom. We’re on the side of individual responsibility. We’re on the side of rule of law."
Patriots in this room and patriots across the country are rising up, and we have a message for liberals: If you plan to take out freedoms we will fight back! Pawlenty exclaimed.
The Minnesota governor will headline the Susan B. Anthony List banquet held in late March.
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