Stupid Things Rick Santorum Says
This hub lists many of the stupid things that Rick Santorum has said in the course of his campaign (and sometimes before hand) with some of the reasons why these comments are so dumb (and often scary).
I must admit though that I am an Independant who leans towards the liberal side, especially in regards to social issues. When it comes to fiscal issues, I would prefer to be more conservative. I tend to vote democratic because I believe that social issues (basic rights for all Americans) are more important in this day and age than fiscal issues (don't mis-understand me, the economy is very important, but if we slowly lose our freedoms, eventually the economy won't really matter anymore)
The only candidate that I would vote for on the Republican side right now is Ron Paul. He does have his crazy moments, but at least he supports individual freedom more than the rest of them.
Stupid Things Rick Said
Rick Santorum is the scariest remaining potential Republican nominee. His views are dangerous to an America based on the Bill of Rights and individual freedom. Here is a sampling of the stupid things that he has said on the campaign trail that more than prove this:
"I don't believe in an America where the separation between church and state is absolute" - Well Rick, which church shouldn't be separated from the state? My guess is that you are referring to the Catholic Church, and you would be the first to throw a hissy fit if a leader from Islam or Judaism said the same thing.
"JFK’s 1960 Speech Made Me Want to Throw Up" - Wasn't this the speech in which JFK stated that the American Constitution should come before any politicians religious views? Wasn't JFK saying that ALL Americans should be free to practice their own religions in their own ways, regardless of what religion the president was? Isn't this pretty much exactly what the 1st amendment says in regards to religion?
"I support an amendment to the constitution defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman" - Ok, to be fair, every candidate has said this (well maybe not Ron Paul). But let us think for a minute what implications adding an amendment to our constitution that defines a word (any word) would have on the first amendment. What happened to freedom of speech? Could we no longer say we are married to our work? I know this seems like a far out analogy, but remember that the loss of freedom is a slow yet slippery slope. The first time it happens, it might not be a big deal to most people. But each time, more and more people will be opposed to it, while less and less will be able to do anything about it. It is a slope that we can't afford to start down..
"We have laws in states, like the one at the Supreme Court right now, that has sodomy laws and they were there for a purpose" - Sodomy historically has referred to anything that wasn't vaginal intercourse (i.e anal, oral, hand, etc). Apparently Mr. Santorum agrees with the outdated laws that want to regulate what two consenting adults can do in the privacy of their own homes.
"It’s One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country. It’s not okay is a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be" - I really just want to know how "things are supposed to be". Let me guess - women at home with the children and no sex except for procreation within a marriage? I think we tried that in the 1700s, and we have advanced as a society.
"President Obama once said he wants everyone in America to go to college. What a snob" - I guess it might be snobbish to want to afford every American the opportunity to go to college if they have the ability and the desire. I'm not really sure what universe that would be true in though.
"This is unacceptable. The idea that a mistake was made — clearly a mistake, which we should not have apologized for — it was a mistake" - So a mistake was made, but we shouldn't apologize for it? Haven't we been taught since kindergarten that if we make a mistake we should apologize? Isn't that just the right thing to do? Doesn't apologizing when you have made a mistake take more courage than refusing to admit it?
"I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money" - Apparently black people can only get ahead by getting handouts. He could have said something about people below the poverty line, or the lower 10% of households. This statement was suppossed to be about welfare, not about race, but Rick decided to perpetuate the stereotype that only black people are on welfare, instead of offering solutions on how to help the poor of every ethnic group.
"Yes, prenatal testing, amniocentesis does in fact result more often than not in abortion. That is a fact" - He said this because he opposes the part of the health care reform act that requires insurance companies to provide these prenatal tests to women. He opposes these tests in general, because he doesn't like anything that might lead to an abortion. These decisions need to be between a woman and her doctor, not between a politician and an insurance company.
A Scary Man
Rick Santorum is a scary man with scary ideas. He wants to turn America into a Christian Theocracy. Regardless of your religious viewpoints, we have seen in many nations world-wide that theocracies enable radicals to take charge and strip everyone else of their freedoms. We can not let that happen in America.
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