Monday, February 20, 2012

The dystopian world of Rick Santorum

If Santorum were to win and have his way, the U.S. would have:
  • No publicly funded education for our children (he believes that local communities and parents should be in charge of education)
  • No prenatal testing covered for pregnancy (in fact, he'd want to ban it altogether)
  • No civil right protections for women, people of color, or LGBT people
  • No separation of church and state
  • Creationism taught in schools as fact
  • No birth control or abortion coverage (or any services available anywhere)
  • No environmental protection laws or penalties for polluting the environment
These are just a few of the things Santorum believes should be so. He has repeatedly criticized President Obama for not grounding his policies in the bible. "It's not about you. It's not about your quality of life. It's not about your jobs," Santorum said. "It's about some phony ideal, some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible. A different theology." Because the Bible says we should abandon the poor, forsake the planet, protect people's rights, and not provide education for all of our children? Oh yeah--I guess I forgot to read that part.



I'm with Bob Schieffer, who began his interview with Santorum on Sunday with, "What in the world were you talking about?"

I cannot believe he's now in the lead over Romney. I get the Tea Party sheep voting for him, but moderate Republicans must be choosing him too...or otherwise the majority of the Republican party has veered over to the far, far right. Do people voting for him really agree with all of the bullets above? Do they not seriously believe that he would fight tooth and nail to implement these stands?

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