ORLANDO, Florida, June 18, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Speaking at the conservative Road to Majority Conference in Orlando, Florida, today, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), a former two-term governor of Florida, spoke about religious freedom, socialism, and defending the rights of the unborn, warning that “the values we each believe in are under attack every day.”
Scott said conservatives must fight to defend life against the radical pro-abortion agenda of the Democratic Party, noting that the position of defending the unborn should be a bipartisan one.
“I am pro-life. I don’t water down my words. I don’t look for careful, political sounding cliches. Life begins at conception,” Scott said to rousing applause. “If you deny that, you are absolutely anti-science.”
At the Road to Majority conference today, Scott, who has been a guest speaker for the Young America’s Foundation — a conservative youth organization which brings conservative speakers, conferences, and initiatives to college campuses — expressed his belief that the younger generation is questioning the pro-abortion orthodoxies of the Democrat party, saying that those coming of age now “know that a baby is a baby. It’s not that hard.”
“We’re gonna fight like hell to protect life,” Scott promised. “We can prevent the Democratic Party from leading us down this path to radical socialism, and we will.”
“How many of you have felt that politicians have trampled on your freedoms this year?” Scott asked, enumerating some of the many ways in which liberal politicians and public health agencies have squashed constitutionally protected rights since March 2020, ostensibly to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“We saw liberals attack our fundamental right to worship and use COVID as an excuse,” Scott argued, noting that churches were shut down while violent Black Lives Matter protests were allowed.
“Religious liberty is our first and the most important liberty of the Constitution of the United States,” Scott said, adding that Americans have a “sacred right” to practice their religion.
Scott said the media has “trashed” the faith and work ethic of Americans while embracing radical socialism and teaching a racial ideology designed to “divide us by the color of our skin.”
“We’re going to fight against this woke mob, and these radical democrats who are trying to destroy our country,” Scott vowed. “If we don’t show up and fight we don’t win.”
Scott led the audience in a recitation of the pledge of allegiance after sharing a story about hearing his young grandson say the pledge perfectly, adding that he believes his father, a paratrooper in the Second World War, would have been proud to hear his grandchild recite the pledge of the nation he fought for.
Scott, who has been married to his high school sweetheart for 46 years, with two daughters and seven grandchildren, told the audience that Americans must fight to protect the rights and freedoms of the generations currently growing up in America against a socialistic agenda which seeks to upend the traditions and values of the United States.
“[Democrats] are embracing socialism,” Scott said. “I thought we defeated Russia … the Soviet Union.”
In the latest in a series of official endorsements by the GOP, the Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel recently issued a statement promoting so-called "pride" month and the agenda of the LGBT movement.
By forcing the LGBT agenda on the party faithful and would-be Republican voters, the RNC is seriously disrespecting their mostly conservative and Christian values.
Please SIGN this urgent petition to the RNC telling them to stop promoting the normalization of homosexual and transgender lifestyles, and the sexualization of politics in the United States.
Ever since Romney McDaniel took over as the head of the RNC in 2017, the leadership of the party has been tying itself, ever-more-closely, to this socially, morally and politically corrupt agenda, much to the dismay of the party faithful.
This is a colossal mistake for the party and society for three reasons:
- Attempting to normalize a lifestyle which is objectively disordered, is wrong and deceptive. The natural family and marriage between one man and one woman should be supported, not practices which have a decidedly destructive effect on individuals and society.
- If the party gives in to the LGBT agenda now, LGBT activists will never be satisfied. They will force the GOP to push more and more aberrant views, practices, policy and laws. That will be unhealthy for society and, ultimately, bad for the party, as people, who would otherwise support the party, will be driven away by pandering to this agenda which is based on personal, rather than societal, issues.
- By spending time and resources trying to court the LGBT community, which makes up 1-2% of the voting population, the GOP is losing opportunities to gain the support of much larger constituencies in the country, like Hispanic and Black voters, who make up 26%+ of the vote. Recent elections prove that Hispanics and Blacks can be won over to the party on economic policy and other substantive issues, rather than on identity politics.
Of course, people with homosexual inclinations must be respected, but the normalization of homosexuality (and, other sexually-confused inclinations) in society must be rejected.
Ultimately, the Republican Party should stand for the common good, not just the good of the individual based on sexual practices which do not actually benefit society. Otherwise, they will become indistinguishable from the other major party.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which tells the GOP to stop promoting the harmful LGBT agenda and the so-called 'pride' events which endanger the innocence and morals of everyone involved.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'GOP national chair endorses LGBT ‘pride’ month, vows to keep growing ‘big tent’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/gop-national-chair-endorses-lgbt-pride-month-vows-to-keep-growing-big-tent
'GOP chair praises LGBT activist group’s work to ‘transform’ the Republican party' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/rnc-chair-praises-gay-organization-for-advocating-lgbt-rights
'Pride Month shows: Christians must opt out of mainstream culture in America' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/pride-month-shows-christians-must-opt-out-of-mainstream-culture-in-america
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Scott, who grew up in public housing in Kansas with an adoptive father and a mother who worked as a store clerk, said, “America is the greatest country in the world. This country has given more opportunity for people here and around the world than any country ever created.”
The 2021 Road to Majority Conference taking place this weekend features a line-up of conservative speakers, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Madison Cawthorne (R-NC), and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who will be the keynote speaker on Saturday night.
According to the conference’s website: “For the past twelve years, the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Policy Conference has empowered conservative activists to fight for their values at the polls and in the public arena. Designed to forge a path toward a pro-family majority, the conference will equip attendees with the knowledge and connections they need to drive engagement and voter turnout. Road to Majority is the nation’s premier grassroots conservative policy conference, and this year’s meeting is guaranteed to continue the momentum to win the majority in the 2022 midterm elections.”