Senator David Perdue at Faith & Freedom: Self-Determination Trumps State Control
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Conference on the global struggle between self-determination and state control.
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Today’s Challenge: “For the next 50 years, the struggle in the world will be between self-determination and state control.”
Wrong Approach: “Generations of foreign policy experts have thought that giving China more access to our markets and an increased standing in the world would make the country freer, lean toward our values, and more capitalistic. Well, they have all been very wrong.”
Marx Statue: “Last month would have been Karl Marx’s 200th birthday. One country actually built, paid for, and shipped a huge statue of Marx to his birthplace in Trier, Germany. That country was the People’s Republic of China. This underscores how, today, China is dedicated to communism.”
Bible Ban: “In April, the Chinese government continued its crackdown on Christianity by banning online Bible sales. Today, the Bible is the only major religious text in China that is banned from being sold commercially.”
Social Credit Scores: “The Chinese government is creating a social credit score based on how well each individual conforms to state standards. Within two years, one-fifth of the world’s population is going to have an arbitrary government score that potentially restricts their freedom.”
Importance Of Freedom: “We know the importance of freedom. We know God is the source of our freedom. We know that self-determination has always trumped state control. However, for self-determination to win around the world, it has to win here at home.”
Unleash A New Era: “If we are committed to self-determination and freedom, we can help unleash a new era of opportunity, security, and prosperity around the world.”
Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.
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