>>>>>Attempting to impose ones own personal morality and religious rituals on a free people is Nanny Statism. Better to follow the Ten Commandments in harmony with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
We must elect a true conservative & proven problem solver for POTUS - not a wannabe Pope. People of faith already have vicars, priests and pastors to guide them in their daily lives....which is not a Government function.<<<<<<<<<
Conservatism is about transformation of mind not psychological conformity and physical coercion. Conservatives value the 10th amendment, which means the states get to decide some moral positions. It’s not exactly libertarianism, but then again, it’s not a national theocracy or liberal secularism. There is a balance to be sought in government. A police state of any kind is an affront to morality as much as forced secularism is a violation of conscience. C.S. Lewis stated that the moral Statist can be worse than the secular liberal in that his wrath will never be assuaged based on his self-righteousness.
We have seen this in history where the church establishment of the state killed and tortured in God’s name. This is actually what the Founding Fathers fled from in Europe. The Founding Fathers were in most part very religious and moral, but they knew that moral legislation was not the best answer to social problems.
Many Nazis were good Catholics.
***A police state of any kind is an affront to morality as much as forced secularism is a violation of conscience.***
We are witness to that conundrum.
I’m wondering if Rick Santorum is stuck in the mind-set of a young father raising his children. Bossy, bossy, bossy!!!! (p.s. Rick - we are not your kids)
Would much rather have Newt’s mind-set of a grandfather - wisdom, experience and faith in our potential.
“Many Nazis were good Catholics.”
That is not correct. No Nazis were good Catholics. Or good Lutherans, etc.