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Conservative support for Santorum will grow despite attacks
Urban Cure ^ | 2-27-2012 | Star Parker

Posted on 03/16/2012 6:23:31 PM PDT by Linda Frances

New Gallup polling shows the clearest picture yet of the great divide in the Republican Party that has been pushing former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum to the head of the class.

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KEYWORDS: kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newtgingrich; ricksantorum
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To: Antoninus; Finny; Cicero

History woud prove your assertion wrong.

Just look at Czarist Russia and their transition to the USSR. They were a moral people, G-d fearing and religious. Then the communists took over, for the noblest of intentions... and created the ultimate ‘nanny-state’.

Within a generation, alcoholism... abortion...and all sorts of vices were rampant. Abortion, in particular, became so prevalent that it was more acceptable to get one afterwards than it was to just go and get a pack of condoms.

Just a generation after the formation of a large and controlling superstate.

And you want a large and controlling superstate... with the noblest of intentions. But we know where good intentions lead us.

What truly makes people moral is having to face life on one’s own two feet. That, and organized religion (mind you, not government working to enforce theological doctrines).

For that begets personal responsibility, the foundation of society. Only when someone can trust that another will do what they say... can a society exist.

21 posted on 03/16/2012 9:57:56 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Finny
The breakdown in moral values in our culture has been cultivated by fiscally out-of-control government. GOVERNMENT forces the path for immorality to thrive.

AWESOME post, Finny, every word.
Whenever I'm especially hungry for substance, your writing is always the main course.

22 posted on 03/16/2012 10:41:59 PM PDT by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
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23 posted on 03/17/2012 7:33:47 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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24 posted on 03/17/2012 8:18:26 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: gogogodzilla

I don’t know any Santorum supporters and I voted for him in NH simply by the process of elimination, more as a protest vote than anything else. I did the same for Duncan Hunter 4 years ago, but sadly he didn’t take off.

25 posted on 03/17/2012 9:26:47 AM PDT by MSF BU
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To: gogogodzilla; b9; Cicero; antonius
Well said, gogogodz. VERY WELL SAID, better than I said it. THANK YOU. Cicero, Antonius, please see the truth: government is not the answer to our moral malaise, it is the CAUSE of it.

Government -- not our fellow citizens, not popular opinion, not our neighbors, but GOVERNMENT prevents us from saying prayers in schools outlawing abortion in our states, rejecting the push for open homosexuality in our communities, etc. Our neighbors don't prevent us from living morally, GOVERNMENT DOES. If not for government, America would be a much more moral nation, and frankly, that you think so LOWLY of your fellow Americans is evidence of the kind of pride that I think is unbecoming in a Christian.

Let's take VOTE FRAUD for an example. Let's say people in a certain state said, "To hell with the ruling that says we can't require IDs to vote. We're doing it anyway." Most Americans, and you know in your heart this is true, would say, "More power to you! Hooray! We have to show IDs to cash a check or to rent a movie, it's perfectly reasonable to check IDs to vote." MOST AMERICANS think that way.

But GOVERNMENT, deeming it "immoral" to check IDs of voters because it might "disenfranchise minorities," would PUNISH us from doing the right and moral thing. Not our fellow citizens, not Godly morality, but THE GOVERNMENT. Remember that charity is a major MAJOR factor of Christian morality. The GOVERNMENT has nearly removed that major factor from us and transferred it to food stamps and welfare, which enable immorality, whereas Christian charity, true righteous Christian charity, guides people toward morality and rewards them for being morally righteous. SANTORUM, good as he is, TOTALLY misses this, as he fought valiantly to PREVENT CUTS FROM THE FOODSTAMP PROGRAM. Santorum thinks Government is a key factor in making people "moral." He is wrong; government is a key factor in making people immoral.

It is why I say, and pray: Godspeed Newt Gingrich.

26 posted on 03/17/2012 9:42:40 AM PDT by Finny ("The rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own." -- C. Yeager)
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To: Finny
Santorum thinks Government is a key factor in making people "moral." He is wrong; government is a key factor in making people immoral.

You are so right, it's scary.

This whole Government is God movement is disgusting. Why can't Santorum supporters see the part he's playing in deifying government?

27 posted on 03/18/2012 3:51:47 PM PDT by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
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