Jeb Bush is hoping his message of how his faith impacts his leadership will boost his numbers in polling for the Republican presidential candidacy.
Bush spoke late last week at a Presidential Candidate’s Forum at Regent University, where he discussed how his plans for presidency are shaped by his faith.
"I first wanted to talk a little bit about my faith journey. Because now I think there's a debate about whether people of faith could actually act on their faith in the public square," he told those gathered. "Really? How do you put aside your faith on the important issues that really matter?
"The questions of life, the questions of compassion. The things that motivate people to act on their heart to try to help people. I, for one, believe that people of faith should act on their faith," he said. "And they should be informed by their faith."
According to Charisma News, Bush was raised Episcopalian, but later become Catholic.
"Every time we outsource responsibility over taking care of a neighbor, we allow government to get bigger. And today, government is huge," he said. "And the regulations on top of government—when you can't spend your way to prosperity, which is never going to happen, then you try to regulate your way to prosperity or tax your way to prosperity."
"That's what the progressive liberal agenda is all about—is taking power away from families and communities and shifting it as far removed as possible," he added.
Bush said his first priority in office would be working with Congress.
"But I'd say using constitutional authority to undo what this president has done would be one of the things and there's a lot of places where that would happen," he said.
Publication date: October 27, 2015
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.