Vivek Ramaswamy, a Republican presidential candidate, recently spoke about his Hindu faith and how it has motivated him to run for president. He emphasized that his faith provides him with freedom and a sense of moral obligation.
During a forum organized by The Daily Signal platform, Ramaswamy drew parallels between Hinduism and Christianity, expressing his intention to promote shared values for the benefit of future generations. He stated that his faith is what led him to this presidential campaign, and he believes in the existence of one true God. According to him, God has given each person a purpose, and it is their moral duty to fulfill that purpose. Ramaswamy believes that despite the different ways in which people serve as God’s instruments, they are all equal because God resides in each of them.
Ramaswamy also discussed his upbringing, sharing that he was raised with values such as the importance of family, respect for parents, and the sanctity of marriage. He stated that he grew up in a traditional household where he was taught that marriage is sacred, adultery is wrong, and divorce is not a casual choice but a commitment made before God.
The Ohio-based biotech entrepreneur further highlighted the shared values between Hinduism and Christianity, stating that these values belong to God and form the foundation of the country. He mentioned his experience attending a Christian high school, where he learned about the Ten Commandments and the importance of respecting one’s parents, telling the truth, and not stealing or committing adultery. Ramaswamy believes that these values are not exclusive to Hindus or Christians but are universal.
As a presidential candidate, Ramaswamy believes it is his responsibility to make faith, family, hard work, patriotism, and faith “cool” again in the United States. He emphasized that it is not up to individuals to choose who God works through, and he wants to uphold the Judeo-Christian values that underpin the nation.
Vivek Ramaswamy, 38, hails from southwest Ohio, and his parents migrated to the US from Kerala. Although his campaign has gained attention and he has risen in GOP primary polls, he still trails behind Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in terms of support. The next US presidential election is scheduled for November 5, 2024.