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Faith in the 2012 Election Faith in the 2012 Election
Religion emerged as an important issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. The personal religious identity of President Barack Obama and the Republican candidate, Governor...

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Commentary on the Election Commentary on the Election
This collection gathers together key statements from politicians, campaign officials, journalists, and others as they analyze and react to the role of religion in the 2012...

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Paul Ryan on How Faith Has Influenced His Budget Plan

April 10, 2012
To me, the [Catholic] principle of subsidiarity, which is really federalism, meaning government closest to the people governs best, having a civil society of the principal of solidarity where we, through our civic organizations, through our churches, through our charities, through all of our different groups where we interact with people as a community, that’s how we advance the common good. By not having big government crowd out civic society, but by having enough space in our communities so that we can interact with each other, and take care of people who are down and out in our communities. Those principles are very very important, and the preferential option for the poor, which is one of the primary tenants of Catholic social teaching, means don’t keep people poor, don’t make people dependent on government so that they stay stuck at their station in life. Help people get out of poverty out onto life of independence.

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Paul Ryan is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, serving since 1999, and was a candidate for vice president on the 2012 Republican ticket with Mitt Romney. He is a member of the Republican Party and has been ranked...