Skip to comments.Santorum and Freedom
Posted on 03/08/2012 8:18:12 AM PST by Eva
I went to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Monday to find out. Out of 1,189,530 votes cast the next day in bellwether Ohio, Mr. Santorum lost to Mitt Romney by only 10,288, at last count. He's doing something right, and what one learned in Cuyahoga Falls, an Akron suburb, is that it doesn't have much to do with the famous Santorum controversies over social issues. It's about ObamaCare. And it's about the idea of freedom.
....Rick Santorum should stay in the race, repeating from now till summer the perverse link between the ObamaCare mandate and the American idea of freedom. It looks like the best argument the GOP nominee will have for a win in November.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
Santorum is fed up with the media. He wouldn’t face them with a smile, the GW Bush always did.
You think that he shouldn’t answer direct questions that are posed to him. You think that he should not have responded to Obama’s mandate to the Catholic institutions?
Rick Santorum stands for Freedom, the kind of freedom that is embodied in the “Live Free or Die” flag, the kind of freedom that is tempered with responsibility.
Ron Paul promotes Liberty without responsibility.
rickie is a big government establishment republican in the same line as bushie 1 and 2... I do not care what he says, I look at what he did WHILE IN OFFICE.... compare what he did IN OFFICE to what newt did IN OFFICE....
I do not support ron paul, but your statement worries me.... what part of his platform denies individual responsibilty for your individual actions???? I eagerly await your reply to this question.
Rush is talking about the Henninger piece right now. :) bttt
Rick Santorum understands what this country is about - freedom!
Yes, indeed, Let Freedom Ring - Voter Rick Santorum!
I do wish everyone would read for themselves how much better one candidate is than the other (in fact, the one Santorum once called his own "mentor"), and vote/advocate accordingly.
I am a Christian from a large, close family; I am very much against the homosexual agenda, and very much opposed to abortion, and in fact, against no-fault divorce. I'm about as "pro family" as it gets. I have READ and compared the entire platforms and websites of both Santorum and Gingrich.
As a working writer, I KNOW cotton candy verbiage when I see it, and furthermore, I KNOW what causes it: lack of vision, lack of focus, lack of meat. On Santorum's website he writes that "to have a strong national economy, we must have strong families." Yet if that was true, then Mexico, where families and family values are powerfully strong, would have a Herclulean economy. Folks, as well-meaning as he is, that Santorum even makes such inane statements is a huge revealer of how much of a lightweight he really is.
Tell me: what is the difference between "family values" and "Christian values"? If they're the same, why not say "Christian values"? Santorum supporters, please think about that honestly.
As Christian from a large family, I understand how much Santorum alienates and hurts good, moral Americans who, for whatever reason, are not blessed with big, close families; Rick PROMOTES the idea that people who don't focus their lives around children and grandchildren, are morally inferior, and less valuable to society. That's what Rick does, and it is A BAD THING.
Gingrich talks to all of us. His solutions work whether you're family-focused or not.
But most important, Gingrich is as passionate about cutting government as he is about the social issues, and THIS conservative understands that limited government is the best friend of Christian morality. Government is what stands in the WAY of morality; government is an AGENT of immorality, in everything from welfare to abortion to the gay agenda. Santorum fails completely to see that, and while Gingrich may or may not see it, the end result of HIS government-slashing plan will be to INCREASE our right to live morally in every aspect of our lives, from education to medicine.
Godspeed Newt Gingrich.
Our one shot at freedom.
Newt can’t seal the deal. No matter how “wonderful” he is, he is not doing it. How I wish his supporters would understand.
“Let Freedom Ring - Voter Rick Santorum!”
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
You are so right. Thanks for posting this article.
You are so right. Thanks for posting this article.
You’re wrong, did you even read the article?
Mexico doesn’t really have strong families. If they did, all those husbandless women would not be fleeing to the US alone, to work as housekeepers to support their families.
The Mexican male no longer has the same sense of family and responsibility that was traditional. So, your analogy falls apart.
Mexican culture is extremely family-oriented; it is one of the most beautiful and admirable things about Mexicans. They come to this country to support their families because the minimum wage here is enough to support an entire family that otherwise may very well be living in a cardboard box house. Have you been to Mexico and seen the cardboard villages? I have. Minimum wage, being immoral, is as big a contributor to the illegal immigrant problem as all the government charity -- also immoral -- that illegal immigrants receive in the USA. It can be argued that it is BECAUSE they are so deeply rooted in family that so many of them come here to work. I worked with a Mexican dishwasher who shared cheap lodings with his sister, who worked as a maid, and he often proudly showed me his bankbook, all the money he saved and sent to his family in Mexico; his sister did the same. He was an excellent worker, a good person, and deeply committed to his family, and he and his sister made many sacrifices in the name of their family.
I read the article. Have YOU read Gingrich's positions and policy proposals on health care and the economy, let alone education? I have read both Gingrich's and Santorum's positions and policy proposals. Santorum has an established record of fighting AGAINST cuts in the Food Stamp program. He has an established record of voting to increase the minimum wage, and he has an established record of being pro-union and anti right-to-work. He has a political philosophy of using and promoting government as a means of moral charity -- yet it is crystal clear that government used thus encourages and enables immoral lifestyles.
""What was my vision? I came to the uncomfortable realization that conservatives were not only reluctant to spend government dollars on the poor, they hadnt even thought much about what might work better. I often describe my conservative colleagues during this time as simply cheap liberals. My own economically modest personal background and my faith had taught me to care for those who are less fortunate, but I too had not yet given much thought to the proper role of government in this mission." Rick Santorum, p. IX It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good (2005) (Hat tip to Utmost Certainty)
Could you also kindly tell me the difference between family values and Christian values?
Most of the Mexican housekeepers that I knew, came to this country, alone because they could not support their family with an absent husband in Mexico.
Those women don’t earn minimum wage, either. A good nanny makes $20.00 an hour and pays no taxes. Oh, not all Mexicans come here without husbands, but enough of them do that I can’t say that Mexicans have more family values than Americans. Most of them with family values are also Catholic.
So, you don’t like Rick Santorum, you think that Romney’s Mormon values are better? You like a health care mandate on the state level instead of the federal level?
Obama is going to back off the federal mandate after Romney wins the nomination and call for a state mandate to pay for federal Obamacare regulation. He’s going to tell the states that if they want government help with health care, they must follow the legislation as it is written.
So, do want to trade free birth control pills for the loss of personal freedom and Obamacare?
I would no more vote for Romney than I would for Obama. :^)
They're not the same thing at all, Finny. I know a very close knit Sikh family (parents have been married for 40+ and their adult sons are model citizens) from India who are living, breathing example of practicing "family values" and they wouldn't know the first thing about about practicing Christianity. YOU should think about that honestly.
By contrast, unwed mexican women who have 8 children by 5 fathers are NOT practicing "family values" if they profess to be good faithful Christians who pray every night with a painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe in their home.