"No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God." - George H. W. BushRick Santorum has unleashed his thoughts upon America and they are frightening. Santorum is the latest of the Dominionist Warriors seeking to impose their christian theocracy on America.
What kind of Nation would America be if Santorum had the office of the Presidency?
His ideology is profoundly anti-human. I can't even engage in sarcastic ridicule of his beliefs because they are so abhorrent. Santorum's obsession with the sexual lives and habits of people he doesn't know, like all conservatives, shows the warped and perverted mind of a sexual predator who seeks to control, dominate or hurt people he doesn't understand.
Santorum is very afraid of "the dangers of contraception in this country." Birth control allows people to do... things... "It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be." Rick Santorum knows what's best you in the bedroom, Va-va-va-voom!
Santorum is very, very scared of Higher Education. Harkening back to the pious Medevial clerics Santorum believes learnin' lessens belief in god. "President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob! Education and the promotion of it makes President Obama a "snob". So, therefore since Rick has three college degrees — a B.A. from Penn State, an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law - He's a Triple Snob or a Giant Hypocrite.
"I don’t believe in an America where the separation of Church and state is absolute. The idea that the Church can have no influence and no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country. This is the First Amendment. The First Amendment says the free exercise of religion." Santorum's interpertation of the 1st Amendment is the direct opposite of it's stated mandate.
Santorum repeatedly stated JFK's speech on the Seperation of Church and State, "makes him want to vomit". President Santorum would have had Thomas Jefferson pilloried for his 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptists, "the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State."
And John Adams would have been stoned under the direction of President Santorum for signing the Treaty of Tripoli, in 1797 stating, As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.
No doubt George Washington would have been immolated for arising and leaving church when the the administration of the communion took place.
Santorum believes the 1st Amendment exists to aid him and his christian fascist brethren in their attempts to oppress and dominate people. It is in line with Right-Wing Dominionist thinking. According to Right-Wingers there is only Freedom of Religion in America there is no Freedom from Religion.
Conservatives version of Religious liberty is where they are free to curtail the activities and lives of other Americans because they find something objectionable. This is in line with the Republicans turning the US Congress into the Polish Sejm.
The Golden Freedom, which the magnates defended with every bit of chicanery and power they commanded, was the freedom of the few to oppress the many... ~ James A. Michener's, Poland.But, as evil as Santorum is and as awful a place America would be with a High Inquisitor Santorum regulating your personal lives, the scarier realization is that when Santorum wins the Republican nomination 45% of registered voters will vote for him in the general election.
Have you heard the Good News though? 45% of registered voters translates to roughly 40 million votes or roughly 13%. The same percentage Mitt Romney pays in taxes and the same percentage that would vote for the Vulture in the general election.