Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy shared a list of what he called the 10 truths related to faith, gender and capitalism on social media on Thursday.
Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur seeking the Republican nomination, divided ideals on X’s, beginning with “God is real” and “There are only two sexes” – the latter a contentious claim on the left.
The list also emphasizes the importance of fossil fuels, condemns “reverse racism”, defends the role of parents in choosing their children’s education and boasts the US Constitution as “the strongest guarantee of liberties in history”.
While many voters may not have started the 2024 presidential campaign with Ramaswamy, the rising star from Silicon Valley is in the top three of Republican candidates in some polls, behind former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“TRUTH,” Ramaswamy said in capital letters, beginning the post on X.
His list followed:
1. God is real.
2. There are two genders.
3. Human thriving requires fossil fuels.
4. Reverse racism is racism.
5. An open border is not a border.
6. Parents determine their children’s education.
7. The nuclear family is the greatest form of government known to man.
8. Capitalism frees people from poverty.
9. There are three branches of the US government, not four.
10. The US Constitution is the strongest guarantee of freedoms in history.
Ramaswamy has presented his list at campaign freezes in early voting states in recent weeks.
He released the list ahead of an event in California and as he continues a fast-paced campaign in several states ahead of next week’s first Republican primary debate in Wisconsin, which will be moderated by Fox News.
During the event at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, Ramaswamy shared details of his upbringing and his concern that the American dream may not exist for generations to come.
“My parents came to this country 40 years ago and in a single generation they had no money,” he said at the event. “I started multi-billion dollar companies while marrying my wife Apoorva and raising our two sons. This is the American dream and I am deeply concerned that this American dream will not exist for my two sons and their generation.”
Ramaswamy also said the country is “in the midst of a national identity crisis” in which traditional ideals like “faith, patriotism, hard work and family … have disappeared, only to be replaced by new secular religions in American life.” [such as] wokeism, transgenderism, climateism, chauvinism, globalism, depression, anxiety, fentanyl, [and] Suicide.”
“These are symptoms of a deeper meaninglessness and futility in our country,” he added.
Ramaswamy, 38, also said he and other millennials are “hungry for one thing.”
“We hunger for purpose, meaning and identity at a time in our national history when the things that used to fill our void still remain. Faith, patriotism, belief in god, nation. The things we talked about when they were gone. It leaves a moral vacuum. And I think this is our chance: I’m not talking to conservatives, I’m talking to Americans. This is our chance to move forward and fill that void with a vision of what it means to be an American today,” the candidate said in California.
Ramaswamy will join his other 2024 candidates for the Republican debate on August 23, 2023 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
The debate will be moderated by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.