The PA Family Institute held a gubernatorial debate among Republican candidates. Seven of the candidates were in attendance at Cairn University in Langhorne. They were Lou Barletta, Joe Gale, Charlie Gerow, Melissa Hart, Bill McSwain, Dave White, and Dr. Nche Zama. Jake Corman and Doug Mastriano were invited, but they decline due to being afraid of facing one of the candidates head-on. Their loss. Let alone the fact that they are both sellouts after helping in the passing of Act 77. Pennsylvania needs a proven man or woman of character willing to stand up to woke ideology and the progressive mob while getting the job done.
Voters in Pennsylvania got to hear firsthand what the candidates can do to address many hot-button issues facing our commonwealth and country today. Here is a breakdown of each issue pertaining to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
As Rich Zeoli made aware, the Supreme Court may potentially send Roe v Wade back to the states. Every candidate welcomes that idea and hopes it does happen. Here is a breakdown of what each candidate says about abortion.
White: protect men and women. Gift from God especially in 33-year-old son, Brian with special needs. Abortion should not happen at any time. Pass Brian law. Fight at every moment of life.
Zama: Suicide is No.1 among children in PA thanks to COVID. Decisive. Life begins at conception when sperm and egg meet. You can’t deny biology.
Gerow: More action. Unbelievable opportunity. Fetal heartbeat and Down syndrome would be law. Sanctity of life. Take specific actions
Barletta: voted to defund PP. called out UPItt for harvesting baby parts in its medical school. Veto anti-life bill.
McSwain: Protect life when the majority wins in all state offices.
Gale: moral obligation to protect the vulnerable. The issue must be sent back to the state. Murder stops in Harrisburg when elected. Push for a strong life agenda.
Hart: sponsored Safe Haven Law and Personhood on state and federal. Compassion to protect both mother and child.
In addition to the issue of abortion, many hot-button issues surface. One, in particular, was transgenderism.
Biological males in their own gender sports
Males will not share locker with females
Gale: men play men sports. Women play women sports. Let down by the establishment.
Zama: Sperm and egg meet no return. Gender is biology. Psychological issue. Speak against transgenderism. Where are the Christians standing up to woke ideology?
Hart: only candidate to play women’s sports. she will protect women.
Gerow: Human aspect. Women are under assault. Total nonsense from woke culture. Women must be protected.
Barletta: Why should we talk about the trans issue? The world upside down since Roe v Wade. Protect women.
McSwain: It’s about protecting women and girls. 50th anniversary of Title IX. Enforce high ideals.
White: Protect women.
A notable quote from Dr. Zama: “You are still the same person you were born no matter how much you can your original biological makeup”
Religious Liberty was another issue that was brought to the debate floor. Each candidate slammed Josh Shapiro on attacking the Little Sisters of the Poor even his war with the Catholic Church. Here are some lines from the candidates.
Zama: It must be protected. Focus on greater agenda
Hart: Called out Shapiro for suing Little Sisters of the Poor. Why immigrants came to the United States, a haven for freedom. Foundation
Gerow: Founded by Penn in the commonwealth. Grills Shapiro on attacking religious groups. One Nation Under God to be free.
Barletta: Protect religious liberty.
McSwain: Vetoes bills attacking religious groups. Freedom of Religion not freedom from religion
White: Religion is under attack. Will push back once elected.
Gale: Faith-based nation. Do everything to protect this freedom. Religious exemption. Proud Catholic and will protect all faiths. Shapiro is anti-Catholic, will stand up to Shapiro.
Overall, each candidate seem promising and we enjoyed listening to what they can bring to the commonwealth when elected. Pennsylvanians, it is time to look at this race like it depends on everything.