My Rick Santorum Rant: He is a complete kook and truly scary


He really believes … I get it, lots of people do. What is truly scary is not just the constant stream of religious rhetoric, but the real fear that his utterly irrational beliefs would be become policy should he actually be elected.

Even in the past week or so we have been regaled with …

  • “Satan” was stalking America because apparently Barack Obama was “crushing the country’s Christian values” – this is the variant of rhetoric we expect from extreme fanatics, not viable candidates. In election year one expects competing candidates to claim that an opponent is not exactly ideal … but this appears to go way beyond that and to be a claim that Obama is evil incarnate … literally. Such rhetoric is more than inappropriate.
  • pre-natal testing was being used to “cull” disabled children and so apparently these commonplace tests should not be utilized to enable people to make an informed choice. Yep, he is actually suggesting that ‘screening’ is a search-and-destroy mission!! And of course it is no surprise to learn that he also opposes the government requiring birth control coverage for employees of religiously affiliated organizations

This week’s gaff is …”JFK makes Rick Santorum ‘throw up‘” … his words, not mine.

JFK’s 1960 promise to maintain an “absolute” separation of Church and state makes him want to “throw up”

“All of us have heard people say, ‘I privately am against abortion, homosexual marriage, stem cell research, cloning. But who am I to decide that it’s not right for somebody else?’ It sounds good,” Santorum continued, “but it is the corruption of freedom of conscience.”

This is indeed one truly scary kook, he appears to be strongly suggesting that he wants to inflict his specific beliefs upon all because anything else is thought to be a “corruption of freedom of conscience“. Now that really is a recipe for a true theocratic dictatorship.

What I do have confidence in is that the majority of voters have some common sense and do not have an appetite for the promotion of “religious crazy” as a viable candidate. You need to remember that this is an individual who is …

Don’t misunderstand me here, I’m quite happy for him to believe in whatever he wishes, however the moment he proposed to impose his beliefs upon others, he has crossed a line that should never be crossed. This is a suggestion that he wishes to interfere with a very basic human right – “Freedom of thought”.

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