There are going to be people that will promise you peace in the coming months. Things in Israel are going to get bad. They're going to spread across the Middle East. The things that I've told you are coming will come. It's only a matter of time. And there are forces in this land and forces all over the glove that are trying to destroy us. But remember, we are the great Satan. Israel is the little Satan. They are going to attack the center of our faith. Our common faith. And that is Jerusalem. And it won't be with bullets or bombs. It will be with a two state solution that cuts off Jerusalem, the Old City, to the rest of the world. God is involved in man's affairs. But so is the force of darkness. It seduces with promise of hope through wealth, power, or even in its extreme worst cases, revenge. God, on the other hand, promises you nothing but happiness and peace on earth. And the happiness comes from serving others. And while wars will always be with us, the peace that is promised comes from standing in the place where he asks us to stand. I believe I've been asked to stand in Jerusalem. Many in the history of man have had the opportunity to stand with the Jewish people. Poland. Russia. Germany. Time and time and time again, people have had the opportunity, and they have failed. Compares himself to Dietrich Bonhaffer As a citizen of America, and no more or less than a brother in the family of man, I come to you today and ask you to stand. to stand with me in Jerusalem. If you were part of 8/28 you know that feeling. You went most likely not knowing what was going to happen. You went knowing that there was something bigger involved than politics. We have gone to the capitals of our states and the capitals of our government. We have talked to all the power brokers. The only power broker, the only seat of government that can and will solve this problem with or without us, is God. It is time to return inside the walls that surround Jerusalem. And stand with people of all faiths all around the world. This August, join me for an event I have named Restoring Courage. If you have restored the honor in your life, if you have done the things that we have asked you to do, then you know when you are given an opportunity to stand, whether it is because you are influenced by the thinking of Dietrich Bonhaffer, or you are influened by the words of Ezekiel, God is very clear. No time in the history of man, at least that I can think of, has a group of people made the right choice at the right time. I don't know if these are the times. I just know that the old hatreds are starting up. The very gates of hell are going to open up against us. I don't know how many people can afford to come... it's expensive to go. Really expensive. I don't even know where the money is going to come from to put this event on. i just know it will. Biography: "He grew up in South St. Paul, then a working-class town where life revolved around the stockyards, where his father drove a truck, where he played hockey, where his mother died of cancer when he was still a teenager, and where he went on to become the first in his family to graduate from college... tall and runner-thin, Mr. Pawlenty is the same age as Senator Barack Obama, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee. He also carries qualifications important to many conservatives: opposition to tax increases, longtime attendance at a church with a pastor who leads the National Association of Evangelicals and a mostly consistent conservatism on social issues... In 2001, he was considering a run for the United States Senate, having served as the State House majority leader, a City Council member in Eagan and a member of the city's planning commission. Republican leaders in Washington, though, suspected that Norm Coleman would be a stronger candidate and urged Mr. Pawlenty to back off... Mr. Pawlenty ran for governor instead, although some allies, including former Senator David F. Durenberger, for whom Mr. Pawlenty once worked, say they believe he would have been more comfortable in the Senate, given his experience as a lawmaker...In the summer of 1980, Mr. Pawlenty -- who had gone to the University of Minnesota planning to be a dentist -- went to work for Mr. Durenberger, having learned about the internship in a campus newspaper. He returned for six months during Mr. Durenberger's 1982 campaign, and again, for a year, as the campaign's political director in 1988... In his own races for governor, in 2002 and 2006, Mr. Pawlenty won with pluralities, not majorities, the most recent being ever so narrow: 47 percent to 46 percent... Fifteen years ago, while in the State House, Mr. Pawlenty voted to expand rights for gay men and lesbians; he has since said he regrets the vote... Then, as governor, after a partisan battle with the Legislature and a partial shutdown of the state government, he agreed to a ''health impact fee'' on cigarettes, irking fiscal conservatives who said he had broken his promise not to raise taxes... Democrats raged about the state's aging bridges and roads, and blamed Mr. Pawlenty for vetoing a gasoline tax increase and for putting Carol Molnau, the lieutenant governor, in charge of the state's Transportation Department... After months of argument, the Legislature this year passed a transportation package that included a gasoline tax increase. Mr. Pawlenty vetoed it, but was overridden for the first time... December 4, 2003: "Gov. Tim Pawlenty, citing the arrest of a sex offender in the disappearance of a college student in North Dakota, said he would call for the return of the death penalty." January 31, 2004: "Gov. Tim Pawlenty unveiled a Web site to assist Minnesota residents in buying their prescription drugs from Canada. State officials said they believed theirs was the first such state-sponsored site, though other states have also announced plans for programs to fill prescriptions in Canada. The Food and Drug Administration says buying drugs from Canada is illegal and unsafe. Mr. Pawlenty, a Republican, said, ''We believe that we're on reasonable legal ground.'' July 6, 2005: Gov. Pawlenty presides over a government shutdown when elected officials were too slow to approve a new budget. June 18, 2007: "Minnesota’s $86 million teacher professionalization and merit pay initiative has spread to dozens of the state’s school districts, and it got a lift this month when teachers voted overwhelmingly to expand it in Minneapolis. A major reason it is prospering, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said in an interview, is that union leaders helped develop and sell it to teachers." August 8, 2008: "This year, he vetoed 34 bills passed by a Democratic-dominated Legislature, more than any other Minnesota governor had vetoed in a year since at least World War II, leading his most fervent critics to describe him as more of a goalie fending off pucks than a leader rushing the net... Mr. Pawlenty's supporters strongly disagree, and point to a list of accomplishments: holding the line on taxes while resolving a $4.5 billion deficit in his first term, changing the state's education system, including creating performance pay for teachers, and pressing environmental efforts, less common in his party, on conservation and renewable energy." June 9, 2009: "When Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota announced last week that he would not seek re-election next year – a decision widely seen in political circles as clearing the way for a presidential run in 2012 – he appeared to give his verdict on one of the more intriguing strategic questions confronting many potential Republican contenders: In or out?" August 30, 2009: "He has built a reputation as a blue-collar conservative — his dad was a truck driver, and associates say he’s much more comfortable hunting or fishing with his pals than hobnobbing with the rich and powerful. He advocates a more modern, inclusive Republican Party — a “party of Sam’s Club, not just the country club” — that stresses lower taxes and entrepreneurial initiatives while eschewing divisive and exclusive politics and policies... He is an evangelical Christian and has been happily married for 22 years to the same spouse, who even Democrats say is a political asset. He is consistently anti-abortion, pro-gun and against gay marriage... He brings an almost Jack Kemp-like fervor to cutting marginal tax rates; an important predicate for any presidential run may be how Mr. Pawlenty handles a recommendation, from a task force he appointed, that Minnesota replace some corporate and individual taxes with consumption levies... Mr. Pawlenty has been a vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s health care plans, offering some substantive critiques of the notion of a “public option” and other mandates that would increase costs for states. He also panders somewhat to the Republican right wing, by claiming there’s a basis to the fraudulent charges that “death panels” will be set up to decide whether elderly people receive care, and that the Obama plan will result in rationing “that could lead to people getting different treatments.” February 19, 2010: " “When you listen to the elites and the pundits talk about the Tea Party movement, or they talk about us as conservatives, they may not always say it explicitly,” he said. “But implicit in their comments are, you know, maybe they’re not as sophisticated, because a lot of them didn’t go to the Ivy League schools. Or you know, they’re from places like the heartland, not — you know, they don’t hang out at our Chablis-drinking, Brie-eating parties in San Francisco.” “And the implication is, you know, we’re kind of bumpkins,” Mr. Pawlenty said. "Minnesota, where he is finishing his second term as governor, borders Iowa on the north. And just like Mr. Obama, whose state adjoined Iowa on the east, Mr. Pawlenty can easily stop by, as he intends to do again next week for the Iowa State Fair... Mr. Pawlenty, 49, is presenting himself as an authentic Main Street conservative, who twice won statewide election as a Republican in a progressive state. He says Republicans need to shed the stereotype that their party is rooted solely in the country club and the board room. He mentions none of his potential rivals by name, of course, but it is not lost on Republicans that he is seeking to become an alternative to Mr. Romney.