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Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday proposed a new government agency tasked with promoting “core Judeo-Christian, Western values” as a means of combating the threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other terror groups.
Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, the Republican presidential candidate said the U.S. needs to “beam messages around the world” to promote U.S. values in places like China, Iran, Russia, and the Middle East.
The new agency would have a “clear mandate to promote core Judeo-Christian, Western values that we and our friends and allies share,” Kasich said.
"It means freedom, it means opportunity, it means respect for women, it means freedom to gather, it means so many things,” he added, according to NBC News.
Kasich said the new agency would not be at odds with his calls for limited government.
"There's nobody who's spent more time shrinking government than I have," he said.