At the Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, D.C. on Friday morning, Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann delivered a stemwinder. She warned that marriage is "under siege" like no time before. She called for a renewed defense of the right to life and the defunding of "corrupt organizations like Planned Parenthood." But she may have received the most applause with her vow to repeal Obamacare.
“I will not rest until we repeal Obamacare!" said Bachmann, who's very likely to run for the Republican presidential nomination. "America will not rest until we repeal Obamacare. Take it to the bank. Cash the check. It will be done. It will not stand!”
Bachmann also rebuked Obama's policy toward Israel: "Our president made a shocking display of betraying our greatest friend and ally Israel, when he said to Israel: ‘You need to give up yet more land…shrink to your ’67 borders. As a matter of fact, cut your nation in two, so you’re separated from each other…and give that land away to the Palestinians,' who, by the way, don’t even recognize that Israel exists or has a right to defend herself.”
“America must do what all previous presidents have done since Harry Truman and stand with Israel," Bachmann continued. "I stand with Israel!”
Bachmann, an evangelical Christian and mother of 5 biological children and 23 foster children, clearly connected with the "values voters" in attendance. She quoted the prophet Jeremiah, as well as Paul's second letter to Timothy, and ended by leading the conference in prayer, something other speakers this morning did not do.
She closed her eyes, bowed her head, folded her hands, and said, in part: “Father God, I thank you that you are here in our midst at this wonderful conference… Lord, we thank you for the encouragement that you give us in the encouragement that you’ve given us on these issues, of marriage and life. We see so much encouragement. And yet we see, Father, that our nation hangs precariously in the balance financially, morally and also in our relationship with the rest of the world, with our position toward Israel. Father we lift all of these things up to you. We do pray for our president. We pray for the Supreme Court. We pray for members of Congress. We pray for those who are in authority because this is not a political scorecard. This is about the very life and future of our nation.”