GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann spoke to a crowd of conservative advocates at at the Family Research Council on Monday, focusing on her commitment to the Constitution and social issues.
Her speech was geared toward traditional values, but Bachmann took time to castigate President Barack Obama for failing to uphold the laws of the land.
“The purpose of government is to protect life, liberty, and property,” she said. “President Obama believes the purpose of government is to provide for our needs and some of our wants. And he is willing to engage in massive redistribution of wealth and the politics of envy to achieve this purpose.”
According to Bachmann not only is Obama violating the Constitution, he is also violating the 10th Commandment.
“The president’s economic policies, most notably Obamacare, represent the most ambitious social-economic engineering project in the history of this country. And they threaten to rewrite the fundamental assumptions of the role of government in Americans’ lives since the New Deal and the Great Society,” she said. “The Tenth Commandment teaches those shall not covet thy neighbor’s goods. It’s time to act on this self-evident truth.”
The Minnesota congresswoman targeted Republicans who have been soft on issues on which she has taken a firm stance.
“Sadly, far too many Republicans aspire to be frugal socialists,” she said. “The reason President Obama and some Republicans can get behind socialized medicine is because they share the same core political philosophy about the purpose of government. We cannot preserve liberty for ourselves and our posterity if the choice in next November is between a frugal socialist and an out-of-control socialist.”