I spent all day trying to get over this already, but I just can’t. I. Just. Can’t.
“What kind of country do we live in that says only people of nonfaith can come into the public square and make their case?” [Rick] Santorum said on the ABC News program “This Week.”
“That makes me throw up,” he said, adding later, “I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute.” — NYTimes
This is so spectacularly off the mark I wonder if he’s pimping for the ACLU — a stealth fundraiser out to alarm the base and inspire frantic check writing.
Ironically, he mentioned his First Amendment eating disorder in reference to John F. Kennedy, who in 1960 delivered a speech assuring Americans that his Catholic faith — one that Santorum shares — would not interfere with his governing. The speech addressed accusations that once elected, he would become “an agent of Rome.” Remember, JFK was the nation’s first Roman Catholic president, following an unbroken string of WASPs.
That heads all over the nation didn’t explode after Santorum’s remark reveals just how crazed and extreme this ‘Pub dog race has become. The firewall between church and state in this country not only protects the citizens from religious oppression, it makes the practice of religion possible.
Doesn’t everybody with a high school education understand this?
The other head-detonator concerns Skanktorum’s grasp of basic conservative principles, which he claims underpin and guide his political philosophy. How does he square conservative thought, which allegedly prizes individual autonomy and freedom from government intrusion, with a government predicated on religious dogma — any religious dogma?
Is Rick Santorum the Taliban with a bible and a cross?
This is scary shit, made scarier by the lack of outrage and horror it should have generated. By rights, it should have been the final nail in the coffin of his candidacy. But given where his ‘Pub constituents today, publicly wiping his ass with the Bill of Rights might have actually propelled him to the top.
All the more reason to vote for the Kenyan Socialist Muslim (and did you notice that he’s Black?). He doesn’t appear to be nearly as dangerous, and there’s evidence he’s read and understands the First Amendment. The snob.