In a fiery speech at the Iowa Lincoln Dinner, presidential candidate and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy made a bold declaration: the “deep state” is too rotten to be fixed from the top, and it’s time for a “revolution,” not mere “reform.”
Ramaswamy emphasized his belief that many government institutions have become “rotten,” and he pointed out that the Founding Fathers designed our Constitutional Republic for elected officials to run the government, not an entrenched “deep state.” While acknowledging that some candidates in the race aim to reform the system, he argued that it falls short of what’s needed at this critical juncture.
“When those institutions, when that government, when that deep state has become so rotten, we can no longer just fix it from the top. This is not a moment for reform. I don’t stand for reform. I stand for revolution. This is the moment of the American Revolution. Those 1776 ideals that set this nation into motion 250 years ago,” Ramaswamy passionately proclaimed.
The candidate started his speech by sharing his personal story of immigrant parents who arrived in the United States with almost nothing. Despite the odds, Ramaswamy went on to found successful, multi-million dollar companies. This background underscores his belief in the American Dream, which he fears is slipping away, along with patriotism, family values, faith, and the value of hard work.
Ramaswamy voiced his concerns about the “moral vacuum” left in the wake of these disappearing values. He argued that this void has been filled with what he calls “poison,” including “transgenderism,” “wokeism,” “depression,” “globalism,” and “anxiety.” The candidate urged conservatives to step up and provide their own answers to fill this void and redefine what it means to be an American in today’s changing landscape.
“These are symptoms of a deeper void of purpose and meaning in our country, and odd enough, that might actually be our opportunity as conservatives. To now level up. To say we are going to fill that void with our answer of what it means to be an American today,” he declared.
The Iowa Lincoln Dinner provided a platform for various presidential candidates to outline their priorities and plans to defeat President Joe Biden in the 2024 election.
As of now, Ramaswamy holds the third position in the RealClearPolitics 2024 Republican primary poll, trailing behind Florida Governor DeSantis and Former President Donald Trump.
With his call for revolution and determination to confront the “rotten” deep state head-on, Vivek Ramaswamy is certainly making waves in the race for the Republican nomination. Only time will tell if his bold vision for America will resonate with voters and propel him to the forefront of the 2024 election.