Vivek Ramaswamy on Civil Rights



End affirmative action & Department of Education

Ramaswamy, an Ohio businessman, emphasized his youth and the need to change the culture of today's young people, touting his achievement as the first millennial Republican presidential candidate. He also said he would end affirmative action and get rid of the Department of Education. "I think young people in this country can learn that hardship is part of what helps us discover who we really are," Ramaswamy said.
Source: Iowa Capital Dispatch on 2023 Faith & Freedom Coalition , Apr 22, 2023

Identifying as transgender can be a sign of mental illness

We spend $80 billion per year through the U.S. Dept of Education that helps fund radical gender and racial ideology to create psychopaths, yet don't protect kids in our schools from being killed by them. That's wrong. When someone identifies as a gender different from their biological sex, more often than not, that is a sign and a symptom that they are suffering from a mental illness. I reject the idea that it is somehow 'humane' to affirm their confusion, rather than to actually help them.
Source: Press Release "Transgenderism" on 2024 Presidential hopefuls , Mar 28, 2023

Get rid of affirmative action; it is a national cancer

In his 18-minute speech, Mr. Ramaswamy said "three secular religions have America in a chokehold today." The first of them is this "woke racial religion" that says someone's identity is based on his skin colour. "That if you are black, you are inherently disadvantaged. That if you are white, you are inherently privileged no matter your economic background or your upbringing. That your race determines who you are and what you can achieve in life," Mr. Ramaswamy said.

"This means that you believe in merit, that you get ahead in this country, not on the colour of your skin, but on the content of your character and your contributions. And that is why as the US president, I have pledged to get rid of affirmative action in this country once and for all. It is national cancer on our soul," Mr. Ramaswamy said.

Source: Speech at the 2023 CPAC Conference in Maryland , Mar 5, 2023

Makes no sense that biological sex is completely fluid

The "second secular religion" says the "sex of the person you are attracted to has to be hardwired on the day you were born" but your "own biological sex is completely fluid over the course of your lifetime." "It makes no sense unless it is a religion. It does not match up to reason, it matches up to religion," Mr. Ramaswamy said.
Source: Speech at the 2023 CPAC Conference in Maryland , Mar 5, 2023

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2024 Republican Presidential Candidates:
Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND)
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL)
Larry Elder (R-CA;withdrew)
Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)
Rep. Will Hurd (R-FL;withdrew)
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR)
Perry Johnson (R-IL)
Mayor Steve Laffey (R-RI)
Former V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN;withdrew)
Vivek Ramaswamy (R-OH)
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
Secy. Corey Stapleton (R-MT)
Mayor Francis Suarez (R-FL;withdrew)
Former Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)

2024 Democratic and 3rd-party primary candidates:
Pres. Joe Biden (D-DE)
V.P.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (I-NY)
Chase Oliver (L-GA)
Rep.Dean Phillips (D-MN)
Jill Stein (Green)
Cornel West (Green Party)
Kanye West (Birthday Party)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
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