Skip to comments.Why Rick Santorum Should Be President Of The United States
Posted on 01/14/2012 2:05:00 PM PST by PieterCasparzen
Rick Santorum should be president for three basic but important reasons. First, his policies are sound. His economic recovery plan includes a reduction of federal non-defense discretionary spending to 2008 levels by enacting across the board spending cuts. He has called for and pledged to sign into law the repeal of ObamaCare and to replace it with market based healthcare innovation and competitive, market based solutions that will leave healthcare choices where they belong . between doctors and their patients. Santorum has called for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution and a capping of government spending to 18% of GDP.
The second reason to support Santorum is the stability of his personal life. His commitment to his wife and family as a husband and father reveals a man of character who is willing to keep his word. You cant be pro-family when your family is in disarray.
Finally, Santorum deserves our support because of his passion for God. He has had his faith tested in the crucible of personal trial and in the pressure cooker of public attacks against him because of his strong stands on moral issues. His personal relationship with Jesus Christ has in the past and continues in the present to sustain and strengthen him.
All of the candidates for the Republican nomination have their strengths. But only one can be the standard-bearer of true conservatism.
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Dr. Tony Beam is Vice-President for Student Services and the Director of the Christian Worldview Center at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina, Dr. Tony Beam received his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and his Doctor of Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.
Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy.
Defense and Foreign Policy
Voted for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
Voted against requiring the President to certify that the CWC is effectively verifiable.
Voted against requiring the President to certify that that Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, China, and all other countries determined to be state sponsors of terror have joined CWC prior to submitting the instrument of ratification.
Voted for the START II Treaty.
Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to China.
Voted to ban anti-personnel landmines.
Voted against increasing defense spending offset by equivalent cuts in non-defense spending.
Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same pay raises as uniformed military.
Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyrannical regimes such as Libya and Cuba.
Voted to limit the Presidents authority to impose sanctions on nations for reasons of national security unless the sanctions were approved by a multilateral regime.
Voted against requiring Congressional authorization for military action in Bosnia.
Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea.
Voted to weaken alien terrorist deportation provisions. If the Court determines that the evidence must be withheld for national security reasons, the Justice Department must still provide a summary of the evidence sufficient for the alien terrorist to mount a defense against deportation.
Voted against delaying the India Nuclear until the President certified that India had agreed to suspend military-to-military exchanges with Iran.
Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program.
Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture).
Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge.
Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN.
Voted for Margaret Morrow to be District Judge.
Voted twice for Marsha Berzon to the 9thg Circuit.
Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge.
Voted for Tim Dyk to be District Judge.
Voted for James Brady to be District Judge.
Voted against National Right to Work Act.
Voted against repeal of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages.
Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor.
Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding.
Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Voted for Job Corps funding.
Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization.
Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.
Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here.
Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.
Voted to exempt IRS union representatives from criminal ethics laws.
Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses.
Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun.
Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device.
Voted for a Federal ban on possession of assault weapons by those under 18.
Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.
Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill.
Voted for funding for the legal services corporation.
Voted twice for a Congressional pay raise.
Voted to impose a uniform Federal mandate on states to force them to allow convicted rapists, arsonists, drug kingpins, and all other ex-convicts to vote in Federal elections.
Voted for the Specter backup plan to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional.
Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians.
Voted for a McCain amendment to require state and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election.
Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators.
Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens.
Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.
Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to the earnings of their sponsors.
Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.
Voted against a flat tax.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child healh insurance.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding.
Voted twice for internet taxes.
Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.
Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.
Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.
Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.
Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.
Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.
Voted to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.
Voted against food stamp reform.
Voted against Medicaid reform.
Voted against TANF reform.
Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion.
Voted to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000. Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12.
Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.
Sponsored an amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million.
Voted to use HUD funds for the Joslyn Art Museum (NE), the Stand Up for Animals project (RI) and the Seattle Art Museums Olympic Sculpture Project (WA).
Voted to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion.
Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.
Voted to increase NIHnding by $700 million.
Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL).
Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry.
Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a states highway allocation.
Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.
Voted to allow OPIC to increase its administrative costs by 50%.
Voted against transferring $20 million from AmeriCorps to veterans.
Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.
Voted against requiring a uniform medical criteria to ensure asbestos claims were legitimate.
Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion.
Spending and Entitlements
Voted to make Medicare part B premium subsidies a new entitlement.
Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.
Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.
Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.
Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.
Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.
Voted against allowing consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.
Voted to increase Federal funding for teacher testing.
Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.
Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district.
Voted to allow the President to designate certain sites as interim nuclear waste storage sites in the event that he determines that Yucca Mountain is not a suitable site for a permanent waste repository. Those sites are as follows: the nuclear waste site in Hanford, Washington; the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; Barnwell County, South Carolina; and the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.
Voted to make fuel price gouging a Federal crime.
Jimmy Carter was elected for being a nice Christian man. So we should elect Santorum for the same reasons, okay cool.
Obama has a stable marriage and a couple kids and all that. Maybe vote for him?
Let’s see a similar chart on Newt. :)
IF it were a choice between him and Dear Leader, yes, I would vote for him.
Until then, I will continue to support the one true Conservative who still has a chance: GO NEWT!!!
So you are saying that being a nice Christian is a detriment to being president?
Last I checked Obama wasn’t a Christian, so I’m not sure why you are covering for him.
I commend you for having the courage to post this on FR, which is becoming increasingly nasty on this issue.
Santorum is a good man, vastly better than what we have now, and since I’m trapped in RAT-controlled Illinois where the primary isn’t until Mar 17, more than a week after Super Tuesday. I’ll be proud to support the most conservative candidate who can win anyhow, as well as Anybody But Obama in November.
Be my guest. Look it up and post it ;-)
“Until then, I will continue to support the one true Conservative who still has a chance: GO NEWT!!!”
I’d rather back the fellow who’s proven he can defeat Mitt. That would be Santorum.
When was the last time that Newt beat Mitt anywhere?
I can’t support anyone who supports the healthcare mandate and federally funded abortion.
Reality bites, doesn't it?
That’s weak, compared to your guy’s voting record.
Nope. But there’s more to being a good leader than just being a Christian.
All of the candidates we have are Christian (even Romney, apparently). So it’s a non-issue to me in picking between them.
Yes. Cling to Santorum. Cling hard. Don’t let go.
But don’t come back here crying when Romney becomes the nominee.
It doesn’t say anywhere in that article that Newt supported federally-funded abortion. Are you spreading lies?
Anyone but rom for nom. Any one but Obimbo for prez.
There was a whole thread on it here in FR -
Let’s go through it and find some choice quotes.
Now he pretends to be a reaganite but at the time he said that if George Bush ran as a continuation of Reagan he would lose:
And according to him, FDR was the greatest president in US history:
Sister T found this:
Another good thread:
Yes, Newt is in favor of the individual mandate and forcing people to buy health care. And that includes publicly funded abortion.
At least Perry has the cajones to cut Planned Parenthood. Newt? Nowhere to be found.
If that list proves to be true then I am back to not supporting any of the candidates running for President.
“All of the candidates we have are Christian (even Romney, apparently). So its a non-issue to me in picking between them.”
Well, good to know you are well informed on the issues. :)
Yeah Newt is really conservative. Whoring out to Ethanol lobby, Whoring out to Freddie Mac, Whoring out to the global warming crony capitalists, and whoring around in all his marriages, No thanks!
Obama has a stable marriage and a couple kids and all that. Maybe vote for him?”
I get really tired of people attacking Santorum by comparing him to Jimmy Carter, Huckabee, Obama etc.
I get really tired of going through Santorum’s record and cherry picking a few things, taking them out of context and then making unfounded accusations.
Look at his current positions. Describe them accurately. If you disagree fine but but stop the name calling and the silly comparisons to Jimmy Carter etc.
Look at his record. Look at his overall conservative ratings. I you disagree with them fine but don't mischaracterize them.
Stop the circular firing squad. People here aren't stupid.(well maybe some are but let's leave that aside). I get tired of the continual name calling and the lack of intelligent discussion.
Click the link and explore the embedded hyperlinks in the article. The author did his homework. I knew none of this, up until a few days ago, when another Freeper posted a link to the article.
I've posted it several times since then, as a sort of public service. I'm sure that a whole lot of folks were unaware of Rick Santorum's actual voting record.
It’s revealing to me where he thinks he is and where he thinks the party comes from.
“Newt doesn’t support an individual mandatein 2005 he explained support for a variation of it”
So what you are saying is that he was for it before he came out against it. I believe the parlance is ‘flip flop.’
“And you still gave me zero evidence that Newt has ever supported federally funded abortion.”
We don’t compromise with the enemy. And we certainly don’t hamstring efforts to nuke O-Care by saying that you want to keep parts of it. What that does is embolden the enemy, because if you give up part of what you have then the enemy has more then they began.
Newt, if he supports O-Care or any part of it, is not worthy of my support. Even Paul gets this. Wacked out Ron Paul knows you cannot compromise, reach around the aisle, support the consensus with O-Care. You nuke it into oblivion.
When Newt gets this, then maybe I’ll support him. But as it is, it’s a flip flop because it’s hurting him seriously and he knows it. You only flip flop when you realize that your old views are costing us votes.
So tomorrow, maybe Newt will make peace with the Pelosi again, and support parts of O-care (making sure to keep funding for abortion stays), and trim around the edges. Sounds like vintage Newt to me.
“We do agree our country must take action to address climate change,” Gingrich said from a couch, which was oddly positioned in front of the U.S. Capitol.
Wow, Kerry redux.
Here’s where he supports Cap and Trade.
Back in 2000 -
“I think if you have mandatory carbon caps combined with a trading system, much like we did with sulfur, and if you have a tax-incentive program for investing in the solutions, that there’s a package there that’s very, very good. And frankly, it’s something I would strongly support.” he said.
“If he had instituted a regime that combined three things I just said — mandatory caps, a trading system inside the caps, as we have with clean air, and a tax incentive to be able to invest in the new technology and to be able to produce the new technology — I think we would be much better off than we are in the current situation,” Gingrich said.
Apparently Bush wasn’t ‘compassionate’ enough.
That is why he did the ad with Nancy Pelosi about it? His support for ethanol was also predicated on his belief in AGW. Now he is against it because he knows it is killing his chance, Can you say opportunist?
Agreed. And just recently decided to support Santorum, now back to none of them. This continues to be the worst selection of candidates in my lifetime. Anyone who thinks Newt is anything but a Big Government quasi-New Ager who believes Big Government and Big Government Control of the citizenry is only paying attention to slogans and not to the actuaol record and his espoused beliefs.
Simple common Leftist trash and nothing more...
Who are you going for? I bet you are either Paul or 0, either way, we are screwed.
Do I detect an air of sour grapes?
The truth may hurt, but it must be faced. Santorum is not the one, as evidenced by his actual record.
So quit talking trash like a liberal, and post the good side of Santorum's voting record.
Sure, but that doesn’t excuse his prior support for Cap and trade, and the individual mandate.
Maybe flip flopping on the issues is good enough for you, but not for me. 2009 is what, 2 years ago? Maybe he’ll flip back again in 2013. That would be just awesome.
Make sure you ping me when you post Newt's big government record.
That said, I'll be the first to admit that he's strayed off the reservation too often, but of the candidates who are now in the race, he's the only one with the right intellectual heft, experience, conservative orientation, and guts to defeat Obama, then go on to reverse course on what the Dems have done to America in the last couple of decades.
He may be flawed in some ways, but he's the best we've got, by far.
Where did you plagiarize that from, RedState of ConfederateUnderground?
You have been lying from day one about Perry.
You said he reduced government in Texas.
In the year 2000, when Perry became gov, the state budget was ~ 110 Billon.
Today, in 2011, it is OVER 200 BILLION.
Now please explain how that’s not a huge expansion of governement!
Doubt me, go to www.usgovernmentspending.com, select texas and make your own chart.
How about in 2008 when he made the commercial with Pelosi??
Newt said he did it just to show that conservatives can care about the environment, too. He has later apologized for this ad and said it was a stupid move on his part.
He has been an ardent fighter against AGW and Cap & Trade for the last few years.
Can we move on?