Mitt Romney Speech on UStream- Live at 10:30 AM EST
Thanks to Patrick Ruffini, a UStream enthusiast, for passing this on…
Mitt Romney will his “Faith in America” speech at 10:30 ET today.
The speech will be webcast live on MittRomney.com and on UStream.tv through an easy-to-use YouTube-like Flash player.
The live video stream will play here at GP.
Instead of watching it on TV (if it’s even aired on TV) you can watch the entire speeh here online. This is the first time a major speech like this has been made available for bloggers to syndicate live on their sites.
How Cool Is This!
If you have problems viewing the speech here you can go to Mitt’s UStream page for the live feed.
President George H. Bush gave a wonderful introduction.
HERE is another link for chat, remarks, etc. on Mitt’s speech today.
Governor Mitt Romney live on UStream- very cool.
Michelle Malkin will also be posting the live feed if you have problems here.
Here is Mitt’s Speech:
EMBARGOED: GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY’S “FAITH IN AMERICA” ADDRESS
College Station, TX – Speaking at The George Bush Presidential Library, Governor Romney addressed the American people about his views on religious liberty, our country grand tradition of religious tolerance and how faith would inform his Presidency.
Governor Romney’s “Faith In America” Address (As Prepared For Delivery):
“Thank you, Mr. President, for your kind introduction.
“It is an honor to be here today. This is an inspiring place because of you and the First Lady and because of the film exhibited across the way in the Presidential library. For those who have not seen it, it shows the President as a young pilot, shot down during the Second World War, being rescued from his life-raft by the crew of an American submarine. It is a moving reminder that when America has faced challenge and peril, Americans rise to the occasion, willing to risk their very lives to defend freedom and preserve our nation. We are in your debt. Thank you, Mr. President.
“Mr. President, your generation rose to the occasion, first to defeat Fascism and then to vanquish the Soviet Union. You left us, your children, a free and strong America. It is why we call yours the greatest generation. It is now my generation’s turn. How we respond to today’s challenges will define our generation. And it will determine what kind of America we will leave our children, and theirs.
“America faces a new generation of challenges. Radical violent Islam seeks to destroy us. An emerging China endeavors to surpass our economic leadership. And we are troubled at home by government overspending, overuse of foreign oil, and the breakdown of the family.
“Over the last year, we have embarked on a national debate on how best to preserve American leadership. Today, I wish to address a topic which I believe is fundamental to America’s greatness: our religious liberty. I will also offer perspectives on how my own faith would inform my Presidency, if I were elected.
“There are some who may feel that religion is not a matter to be seriously considered in the context of the weighty threats that face us. If so, they are at odds with the nation’s founders, for they, when our nation faced its greatest peril, sought the blessings of the Creator. And further, they discovered the essential connection between the survival of a free land and the protection of religious freedom. In John Adams’ words: ‘We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion… Our constitution was made for a moral and religious people.’
“Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone…
“Recall the early days of the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia, during the fall of 1774. With Boston occupied by British troops, there were rumors of imminent hostilities and fears of an impending war. In this time of peril, someone suggested that they pray. But there were objections. ‘They were too divided in religious
sentiments’, what with Episcopalians and Quakers, Anabaptists and Congregationalists, Presbyterians and Catholics.
“Then Sam Adams rose, and said he would hear a prayer from anyone of piety and good character, as long as they were a patriot.
“And so together they prayed, and together they fought, and together, by the grace of God … they founded this great nation.
“In that spirit, let us give thanks to the divine ‘author of liberty.’ And together, let us pray that this land may always be blessed, ‘with freedom’s holy light.’
“God bless the United States of America.”
Obviously, this is just part of Mitt’s speech today.
The rest of his speech is posted HERE.
This was a brilliant move for Mitt. Most Americans still love our religious freedom- our freedom of speech- our freedom to bear arms – our freedom of the press- and to assemble.
And, most Americans are upset with the radical minority who continue to pick away at those freedoms.
Mitt brought it all home today.
Ed Morrissey liveblogged the speech.
Democracy Project reflects on the speech.