Mitt Romney‘s pick for VP has wasted no time in appealing to religious conservatives. Vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan had some bold things to say in his acceptance speech Saturday about where exactly we Americans get our rights:
“Our rights come from nature and God, not from government. That’s who we are. That’s how we built this country. That’s who we are. That’s what made us great. That’s our founding. We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.”
Here’s the video of his full speech, complete with Romney’s best gaffe yet, when he enthusiastically introduces Ryan as “the next President of the United States!”
And in case you’re still curious about Ryan’s voting record, OnTheIssues.org has a full breakdown. We’ve all heard that Ryan’s not a big fan of the current Medicare system, but a summary of some other points to consider: he’s also not really into LGBT rights, a woman’s right to choose, hate crimes legislation, renewable energy, or the separation of church and state.
Good to know.