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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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Religious Liberty Religious Liberty
This collection gathers together key candidate statements on religious freedom from the 2011-12 primary and general election campaigns, addressing America's constitutional...

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Ron Paul on Faith and Morality in the Public Square

June 13, 2011

KING: Congressman Paul, does faith have a role in these public issues, the public square, or is it a personal issue at your home and in your church?

PAUL: I think faith has something to do with the character of the people that represent us, and law should have a moral fiber to it and our leaders should. We shouldn't expect us to try to change morality. You can't teach people how to be moral. But the Constitution addresses this by saying -- literally, it says no theocracy. But it doesn't talk about church and state. The most important thing is the First Amendment. Congress shall write no laws -- which means Congress should never prohibit the expression of your Christian faith in a public place.

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Ronald "Ron" Paul is an obstetrician, gynecologist, and US Congressman from Texas who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 2012. He founded the non-profit advocacy group "Campaign for Liberty" and has written numerous...