Gingrich: ‘Secular Left’ Undermining Founding Fathers’ American Principles

February 27, 2012 12:00 AM
Gingrich: ‘Secular Left’ Undermining Founding Fathers’ American Principles
" CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Newt Gingrich warned members of a Georgia church Sunday that the “secular left” is trying to undermine American principles established by the Founding Fathers as he sought to rejuvenate his presidential bid.

The former House speaker is bypassing Tuesday’s Republican presidential primaries in Michigan and Arizona and spending most of the week in Georgia, which he represented in Congress for 20 years. Gingrich said at a church north of Atlanta that Americans have faced a “50-year assault” by those trying to alienate people of faith.

“The forces of the secular left believe passionately and deeply, and with frankly a religious fervor, in their world view and they will regard what I am saying as a horrifying assault on what they think is the truth,” Gingrich said. “Because their version of the truth is to have a totally neutral government that has no meaning.”

Gingrich’s campaign has struggled since winning South Carolina’s GOP primary on Jan. 21, watching as Rick Santorum has emerged as Mitt Romney’s chief rival. Gingrich is trying to regain traction in Georgia, Tennessee and a group of Super Tuesday states voting March 6, hoping to amass delegates to the national nominating convention.

He told reporters Sunday that “we have a pretty high likelihood of winning” in Georgia. “I think it’s central to the future of our campaign. We’re going to do everything we can to win here.” "

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