The only woman running in the Republican race for President is making a stop in one of our hometowns today.
Michele Bachmann spent Wednesday morning at Liberty University, where she met with students and shared a few words about her faith and politics.
The biggest part of her talk was an inspirational speech about her faith. Things quickly turned political with direct attacks on the policies ofPresident Obama.
The Minnesota congresswoman spoke for about 30 minutes, during a convocation service in the LU Vines Center.
The theme of her speech was "never settle." She encouraged students to go after big dreams, but part of her message also focused on not settling with the current state of government. Bachmann talked about what it was like when she entered Congress 10 years ago.
"I'd grown up in a very conservative background," said Bachmann. "I had never seen people spend money like this before, so I decided I could not hold back. I had to get involved."
Bachmann used her speech to Liberty's conservative Christian audience as opportunity to drive home her support of limited government and "right to life" issues.
"Probably the most egregious level of (the government) taking our liberty is the issue of Obamacare," said Bachmann. "Obamacare is the first time in the history of our nation that we have taxpayer subsidized abortion."
Following her speech, Bachmann met with a smaller group of LU undergrads in the Helms School of Government. Bachmann was accompanied in her trip to Lynchburg by her husband, Marcus.
Bachmann's speech comes two weeks after Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed an LU audience. LU Chancellor Jerry Falwell told reporters Wednesday that he has formally invited all of the current presidential candidates to speak at Liberty, includingPresident Obama.