Charles Limandri Interviews Newt Gingrich on Marriage, Life and American Exceptionalism


Charles Limandri at Catholic Radio of San Diego recently interviewed GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. You can find the audio


Here's a sample of the interview back-and-forth:

Charles Limandri: When I read in your book that there’s a strong connection between having strong families and having strong economic growth in how strong families are directly tied to the whole concept of the American free enterprise system, it struck me as particularly insightful in light of what’s going on in our country now. We’re becoming increasingly secular, the family is under attack and economically we’re experiencing woes like we’ve never known in our history it seems. So what is the connection there?

Newt Gingrinch: You have to recognize that free enterprise is based on free people and […] free people are based on faith. The very basis of our belief and freedom is that we believe we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. The very source of our strength is that we believe these are truths […] and so there’s a core absolute overlap between free enterprise, freedom and freedom of faith. And if you don’t have freedom of faith in the end you’re not going to have free enterprise because there’s no moral force that defends and protects you…