A U.S. House candidate in North Carolina, who is also a young Christian businessman, is releasing a campaign ad which asks Congress to get some wisdom from the Bible, and not read "President Barack Obama's book," to help rid America of its problems.
"Congress should stop reading Obama's book, give up the New York Times, and pick up the Bible," Ethan Wingfield, a 26-year-old running for the open seat in North Carolina's District 11, told CBN's "The Brody File" prior to the release of his ad. "They can start with Proverbs 22:7. 'The borrower is slave to the lender.' Washington either hasn't read that, or doesn't care. But I do."
A tech entrepreneur and strategy executive at Capital One, a Fortune 500 company, Wingfield says he is concerned because the United States is borrowing trillions of dollars from countries like China. "Our debt is 100 percent of GDP. And if we don't act soon to cut spending and get a handle on this immoral debt, things are only going to get worse."
On his campaign website, Wingfield points out that nearly 25 million Americans are either jobless or underemployed, and a debt crisis is threatening economies around the world as well as at home. "If we do not address these problems and reduce our debt now, mine could be the first generation to leave to our children an America weaker and poorer than the one we were given because we put our wants before our children's future."
Wingfield may be young, but he says he is in touch with the reality. "Unlike many of the out-of-touch politicians in Washington, he understands the joys and challenges of growing a small business–making payroll, dealing with government regulations, serving clients, and creating opportunities for hardworking Americans," he says.
He attributes his accomplishments to the values he learned while growing up in the mountains near Weaverville. Wingfield and his wife, Jacqueline, who live in Arden, N.C., attend Trinity Presbyterian Church in Asheville.
While doing his bachelor's degree in philosophy at Brown University, Wingfield served as the president of a Christian fellowship on campus. He says he has also helped conservative Republicans campaigning for offices ranging from city council to the United States Senate.
Wingfield says America's economy can get going again if its budget is balanced, wasteful spending is eliminated, Obamacare is repealed, taxes are lowered, 2nd Amendment rights are safeguarded and the sanctity of life is protected.