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Campaign 2012, South Carolina, Rick Santorum and the Kentucky Derby Comments

His stalwart defense of life has only improved with age. So too have his skills as a communicator. His defense of marriage - and the family and society founded upon it - has been coherent and consistent. His unapologetic defense of the moral basis of a truly free society has been refreshing. Clearly, Senator Rick Santorum "gets it". He emerged the victor in this first Presidential debate and a South Carolina straw poll. Continue Reading

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  1. Pete Brady
    3 years ago

    Well, two questions to the author of this article. What was the "absurdity" of Ron Paul's answers on marriage and family? And what are the "built in problems of his brand of libertarianism?" As far as a comment goes, I'm not surprised that Santorum won the straw poll given that Republicans, like Democrats, have totally forgotten what "limited government" and "liberty" are really all about. Both parties are advocates of "American exceptionalism" and military adventurism in U.S. foreign policy. Unquestioned patriotism and flag-waving are almost a "religion" to today's conservative. Should a Catholic follow in that? Revolutionary War patriot Samuel Adams found "patriotism to be the last refuge of the scoundrel." We seem to have forgotten what the words "self-determination" mean as far as it applies to other countries. We seem to have forgotten those words of John Quincy Adams that "America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy!" I'm sorry, Keith Fournier, because I usually go along with you but it IS obvious that you back Santorum by the absence of "the" you-tube video amongst all the other you-tube clips accompanying this article that would show Santorum's affirmative response to the use of torture during the debate he "won." Is it off the radar to talk about the "moral" qualifications of Santorum in that regard? The Catholic Church describes "torture" as an "offense against mankind." I find it implausible for Santorum to define himself as "the" moral candidate while at the same time supporting the use of torture when the Church does not. The only candidate in the South Carolina debate that appeared to me to be as fully aligned as possible with Catholic morality was Ron Paul. Not Rick Santorum. Over!

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