February 21, 2012

Sanctum Santorum

Is Rick Santorum running for the job of defender of the faith or commander in chief? It's hard to tell the difference these days, at least judging by his stump speeches. Give him credit; Santorum is letting his freak flag fly and is showing the American people who he really is, and it ain't pretty, at least if you believe that the separation of church and state is vital to preserving religious freedom, a theory that worked for the Founding Fathers but not so much for Santorum. And make no mistake about it, if he gets elected he will do everything and anything to impose his views on the rest of us.

And what exactly are those views? Pretty much whatever the Catholic Church says they are. And get this. Obama wants to impose policies that run contrary to official Catholic Church doctrines. Gasp! Well, what would you expect from a crpyto-Muslim like Obama, eh? Wink, wink.

Santorum assures us that he has voted differently than he believes on issues such as contraception and birth control, which, if you stop and think about it, has to make you wonder what the hell that implies about the internal dialogue inside his head. But come on, do you honestly believe that Santorum won't blur the line between his own private beliefs and his public policy choices if he gets into the White House?

We haven't seen such blatant rhetoric about the role of religion in politics since JFK had to confont the issue back during his run for the presidency. Of course, back then people were asking the question a different way. Would Kennedy be independent of the Pope or would he follow secret marching orders from Rome?

Kennedy's answer was an emphatic "No!" Santorum seems to be taking a different tack. In his heart you know he's Catholic.  Well, Mr. Santorum, I remember Kennedy, and you are no Jack Kennedy.

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