CPAC: Vivek Ramaswamy warns of 3 secular religions, proposes 'national revival' not separation

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Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy speaks during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel And Convention Center on March 03, 2023, in National Harbor, Maryland. The annual conservative conference entered its second day of speakers including congressional members, media personalities and members of former President Donald Trump's administration. President Donald Trump will address the event on Saturday. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — A recently declared presidential candidate is warning about the “three secular religions” that have “America in a chokehold” as he seeks to gain momentum in the Republican presidential primary.

Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy announced his campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination last week, joining a field of candidates including former President Donald Trump, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and other lesser-known candidates. On Friday, he gave an address at the 2023 Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservative activists and politicians held at the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center.

The 37-year-old Ramaswamy touched upon themes he outlined in his campaign announcement as he sought to gain support among conservative activists. Ramaswamy remains largely unknown among Republican voters, as his name is not included in the RealClearPolitics average of polls measuring support for declared and potential GOP candidates.

A poll conducted by Emerson College from Feb. 24-25, after Ramaswamy’s campaign announcement, shows Ramaswamy receiving 4% support when respondents were asked who they would support if the field only included declared candidates.

Here are five interesting points Ramaswamy made at CPAC.

Ryan Foley is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be reached at:

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