Newt Gingrich stumped before a crowd of 3,500 people at the Mabec Center on the campus of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The main themes for the day after President’s Day were the Founding Fathers, his plan to build American jobs and goals of domestic drilling changing the country’s dependence on foreign oil.

Gingrich mentioned the difference between his philosophy and that of the Democratic Party, “competition between two worlds. On the one side is the left-wing world on the other side is the classically conservative, American world.”

He continued, declaring that liberals do not support the principles of the Declaration of Independence, which he stated was the foundation of the conservative America.

The candidate pointed to what he called a “war against religion” and mentioned the Obama administration’s requirement for church-owned hospitals and schools to provide employees with access to birth control. He promised to “repeal every act of anti-religious bigotry by the Obama administration.”

Gingrich also outlined his plan to lower the federal income tax rate to a 15 percent flat tax with very few options for deductions and exemptions, privatize Social Security and replace the EPA with a new department that focuses on solutions instead of regulation. He also wants to push forward more domestic oil and gas exploration.

He believes that the end result would be a lower national debt, create more jobs and create personal responsibility.

The candidate continued, “I want to be known as the paycheck president.”

Catering to the Oklahomans in the audience, Gingrich focused on the what he feels is overreach by environmentalists and gun rights.

“Let me start with a simple proposition that Oklahomans will understand,” he said. “You cannot put a gun rack in a Volt.”

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