Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy shared a list of what he called 10 truths to social media Thursday, with references to faith, gender, and capitalism.
Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur who is seeking the Republican nomination, shared the ideals on X, starting with, “God is real” and “There are only two genders” — the latter being a contentious claim by those on the Left.
The list also promotes the importance of fossil fuels, condemns “reverse racism,” defends the role of parents in choosing their own children’s education, and boasts the U.S. Constitution as the “strongest guarantor of freedoms in history.”
While many voters may have started the 2024 presidential campaign unfamiliar with Ramaswamy, some polls have the rising Silicon Valley star in the top three among GOP candidates, behind former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“TRUTH,” Ramaswamy said in all-caps, starting the post on X.
His list followed:
1. God is real.
2. There are two genders.
3. Human flourishing requires fossil fuels.
4. Reverse racism is racism.
5. An open border is no border.
6. Parents determine the education of their children.
7. The nuclear family is the greatest form of governance known to mankind.
8. Capitalism lifts people up from poverty.
9. There are three branches of the U.S. government, not four.
10. The U.S. Constitution is the strongest guarantor of freedoms in history.
He posted the list following an event in California and as he continues a barnstorming blitz in several states before next week’s first Republican primary debate in Wisconsin, which will be hosted by Fox News.
During the event at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum located in Yorba Linda earlier in the day, Ramaswamy shared details of his upbringing and his concern that the American Dream may not exist for further generations.
“My parents came to this country 40 years ago with no money in a single generation,” he said at the event. “I have gone on to found multi-billion dollar companies and did it while marrying my wife, Apoorva, and raising our two sons. That is the American dream, and I am deeply worried that that American dream will not exist for my two sons and their generation.”
Ramaswamy also said the country was in “the middle of a national identity crisis” where traditional ideals of “Faith, patriotism, hard work and family… have disappeared only to be replaced by new secular religions in American life [such as] wokeism, transgenderism, climate-ism, chauvinism, globalism, depression, anxiety, fentanyl, [and] suicide.”
“These are symptoms of a deeper void of purpose and meaning in our country,” he added.
Ramaswamy, 38, also said he and other millennials were “hungry for a cause.”
“We are starved for purpose and meaning and identity at a time in our national history when the things that used to fill our void. Faith, patriotism, belief in God, nation. The things we talked about when those have disappeared. That leaves a moral vacuum in its wake. And I think that that presents our opportunity, not speaking to conservatives, I’m speaking to Americans. That is our opportunity to step up and to 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 contenders for the Republican debate at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee on August 23, 2023. The debate will be moderated by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.