(Editor’s note: This is part of our continuing series for all the presidential candidates for the 2024 election—No endorsement for any candidate is made.)
Ramaswamy: He Says Christianity and His Hindu Faith Align [VIDEO Interview]
Many Christians listening to Republican Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy like what he says and assume he is a Christian.
At a faith forum in Iowa, he was directly asked about his religious beliefs.
Ramaswamy was asked, “What is truth? Where do you find it? How do you discern it? And how do you apply it?”
He took a minute to think about the question and then answered:
“I’m Hindu. I believe there’s one true God. I believe God put each of us here for a purpose.
My faith teaches me that we have a duty, a moral duty, to realize that purpose, that we’re God’s instruments.
We’re still equal because God resides in all of us. That’s the core of my faith.” said Ramaswamy.
“I grew up in a traditional household. My parents taught me that family is the foundation… Respect your parents. Marriage is sacred.
Abstinence before marriage. Adultery is wrong. Marriage is between a man and a woman… We’re here for a purpose and to pursue that purpose,”
Ramaswamy continued. “Is that a strange or foreign set of values—I don’t think so?”
Ramaswamy explained how he went to a Christian high school, read the bible, learned the 10 Commandments, and that there is One True God.
“What I learned, at that time, was that these values were familiar to me because they don’t just belong to one religion; they belong to God,” Ramaswamy said.
His point is: believe in God, and you believe in those values.
He also explains that as President, he will not promote Christianity because he feels pastors and ministers should do that.
However, he says he will promote and support traditional Judeo/Christian values because they are “shared values, and values that I deeply share.”
While Ramaswamy comes across as a Christian, he is not. He is Hindu and shares many of the Judeo/Christian values.
Click HERE to see the entire interview with Vivek Ramaswamy.
Note: Also see our previous analysis article by clicking HERE: Voter Guide: The Trouble with Vivek? 6 Things About His Hindu Worldview You Should Know…
AI Election 2024: Ask Any Presidential Candidate Any Question—4 Things You Should Know
AI has made the election of 2024 different than any other election in history.
Besides, the insidious AI deep fakes or use in messaging is changing how we interact with candidates.
Chat2024 created computer-generated avatars of the major presidential candidates. They then created an open forum so voters could ask their “candidate” questions about anything that came to mind.
The company is also developing a voice feature allowing individuals to “actually call and have a real-time conversation” with the AI candidate with a voice and answer like the real candidate.
I tried it, and the answers the AI candidates gave were interesting… But a Pandora’s Box has been opened.
Here are 4 things you should know about Chat2024 AI…
1) AI- Ask the Presidential Candidate Any Questions You Want
When AI-Biden was asked if “Hunter Biden is a crook?”
AI-Biden responded, “Hunter, like many Americans, has faced his share of personal struggles… There’s been no evidence of wrongdoing by Hunter.”
When the Trump avatar was asked if Biden “tried to steal the previous presidential election?”
AI-Trump responded, “The Truth is there were irregularities that need to be addressed—I’ve never tried to steal anything.”
When the AI DeSantis Avatar about his war with Disney, it replied, “The issue isn’t with Mickey Mouse or any other Disney character, but rather with the corporate decisions made by Disney, a company that has enjoyed special privileges in Florida for decades.”
I asked the Joe Biden avatar, “Why did you have 20 shell companies and hundreds of emails in other names if he weren’t doing anything shady or illegal?”
Here’s AI-Biden’s answer:
“Me and the Second Lady we have 30 years of financial disclosures that are totally transparent. All we did was set up lawful trusts and other legal entities typical of people in our financial situation, as advised by legal and financial advisers, to responsibly manage our family’s affairs and mitigate various tax liabilities. I pledged to run the most open and transparent administration in history, which is why my taxes and Jill’s finances have been publicly available each year since I got into public life. Look, I understand why some folks like to make a big deal out of legal financial planning tools, but there’s nothing unethical or inappropriate about any of our family’s financial decisions.”
That was more coherent and articulate than the real Joe Biden and a much better answer than he could have given.
2) Is the AI Presidential Platform Objective?
AI is only as good or as natural as the person programming it. I’ve written about how ChatGPT leaned secular and pro-socialist in its answers.
It’s hard enough to trust the actual politicians, let alone an avatar of them programmed by who knows who.
This could be a ticking time bomb in the wrong hands.
Can we be sure that it could ever be objective and fair?
3) How it works
Chat2024, digital clones of each politician have been trained on data scraped from hundreds of speeches, op-eds, and statements made by the actual candidates.
Deepfakes are videos of a person whose face or body has been digitally altered to appear to be someone else.
The danger is that Deepfakes can be used maliciously to spread false information or make it seem like someone is saying something they never said… or doing something they never did.
For example, a political attack ad used AI to replicate the voices of GOP candidates Nikki Haley and Tim Scott saying things they never said.
They looked and sounded real.
Bottomline: Be very careful about AI… Have fun… But realize this is the age of deception. Don’t be fooled… or accidentally fool others.
Presidential Poll: Hypothetical 2024 Matchups
Who can beat Joe Biden? Here is the latest polling:
- Joe Biden (D) v. Nikki Haley (R)
55% – Haley
45% – Biden
- Joe Biden (D) v. Donald Trump (R)
52% – Trump
48% – Biden
- Joe Biden (D) v. Ron DeSantis (R)
51% – DeSantis
49% – Biden
Democratic Primary Poll: 2024
Here is what the polls say for the Democratic Primary:
Joe Biden – 70%
Marianne Williamson – 7%
Dean Phillips – 4%
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School Board Races: Great Victories Nationwide
While on the state level, many Conservatives, Republicans, and Christians lost in the 2023 elections.
But on the local level, especially with the school boards, many won.
Moms for Liberty has just released its track record since it has been helping as a grass roots organization in the last two years.
Their school board wins are impressive. As there’s support for stopping the indoctrination and crazy radical policies of the local school boards.
Working on the local level has been successful. Here is what they’ve achieved so far:
- Moms for Liberty endorsed candidates won 365 seats over the last two years
- Their candidates won 90 seats across the nation in 2023
- Their candidates 50 seats on Nov. 7, 2023, when the Republicans on the state level lost.
- 83% of all Moms for Liberty candidates are first-time candidates