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Posted on 01/05/2012 9:08:51 AM PST by Kfobbs
Some political pundits may be calling Santorums meteoric rise from last place to a nail-biting literal tie in the Iowa caucuses as a miraculous fluke. Yet I choose to believe that it is God calling the nations attention to a man whose love for Gods principles is a wonderful testament to what matter of man he truly can be as President.
So compare that to the Obama blame train that came wandering through Cleveland on Wednesday. Here, the president kept pointing fingers at Congressional inaction, just as he has before, pointed fingers at former President Bush for Obama's own inability to just do his job as president and ..Guess what, be a leader and not chief whiner-in-chief. President Obama rather call on government for the answer instead of calling on God as President Lincoln did in times of crisis and Senator Rick Santorum does for inspired guidance.
In Cleveland, the president did more to showcase the stark differences between himself and Santorum, where the president chose to restate what has gone wrong over his last three years, than to be like Santorum who stated what will go...
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Here is an actual Rick Santorum quote: One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country. And also, Many of the Christian faith have said, well, thats okay, contraception is okay. Its not okay. Its a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.
These comments were not dug up from some bygone moment of ideological purity, before dreams of a presidential campaign. He said it in October, to a blogger at CaffeinatedThoughts.com (they met at Des Moines Baby Boomers Cafe).
Its pretty basic: Rick Santorum is coming for your contraception. Any and all of it. And while he may not be alone in his opposition to non-procreative sex, he is certainly the most honest about it as he himself acknowledged in the interview
I trust Santorum will be a committed and effective social conservative. Moreso than pretty much any of the other candidates (including Perry, who I support). That is not his problem. If he keeps riding this horse, he will fall. He has an opportunity now, with all this publicity, to expand his base. To address concerns that he is a Bush-Hcukabee Compassionate Conservative, which is toxic among most conservatives. He has to hit that hard or else people will fall away.
I clicked that link to um, Salon. But I couldn’t find the part where Santorum said he would ban birth control.
It sounds like he disagreed with the court’s decision in Griswald which established the precedent that there is a general right to privacy in the Constitution. I couldn’t find that either.
Oh, and that article also faults Newt for taking the same position as Santorum.
That’s from a Salon article, hardley “ Conservative “ in their values... they are a liberal website and pro gay...
It’s Now or Never for Conservative voters. We can either unite now behind one candidate and have a conservative standard bearer in 2012, or have the GOP establishment choose another moderate Republican who will have a difficult time defeating Barack Obama in November.
I don’t think that’s what you want. Neither do I. My name is Rick Santorum, and I am the only authentic, passionate conservative who can unite the GOP.
I need an URGENT contribution of at least $35 today to unite conservative voters and win the Republican nomination.
We shocked the world in Iowa. We did it with a coalition of conservatives, Tea Party members, and values voters who recognized that my successful conservative record gives the GOP the best chance to defeat Barack Obama.
Holy frigging crap. I don’t want to see contraception / abortion as his main issue because he’ll lose the election over something that won’t be changed in our lifetime.
We need to win this election to get our country back on track. Santorum should concentrate almost all of his time on fixing the top things that are turning us into a third world nation:
- massive deveopment cheap domestic energy and kill off the regulations that are hampering this effort oil and gas exploration, refineries, pipelines, coal power, nuclear power, etc.)
- build a border fence, deport the illegals,
- reduce work visas and make people pay 100K per year into state-based scholarship programs when an employer says that they can’t find a US citizen with the necessary skills
- raise the retirement age by 5+ yrs
- eliminate 50% of the federal workforce and do not replace them with contractors
- eliminate almost all entitlements, including Obamacare
- raise the eligiblity requirements for the remaining entitlement programs
- reduce the payout for all entitlements as an incentive to work
- eliminate no child left behind
- english as the official national language
- ... and about a hundred other things
Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the recent Supreme Court decision that confirmed Roe v. Wade, stated, "in some critical respects abortion is of the same character as the decision to use contraception . . . . for two decades of economic and social developments, people have organized intimate relationships and made choices that define their views of themselves and their places in society, in reliance on the availability of abortion in the event that contraception should fail."
The Supreme Court decision has made completely unnecessary any efforts to "expose" what is really behind the attachment of the modern age to abortion. As the Supreme Court candidly states, we need abortion so that we can continue our contraceptive lifestyles. It is not because contraceptives are ineffective that a million and half women a year seek abortions as back-ups to failed contraceptives. The "intimate relationships" facilitated by contraceptives are what make abortions "necessary". "Intimate" here is a euphemism and a misleading one at that. Here the word "intimate" means "sexual"; it does not mean "loving and close." Abortion is most often the result of sexual relationships in which there is little true intimacy and love, in which there is no room for a baby, the natural consequence of sexual intercourse. Contraception enables those who are not prepared to care for babies, to engage in sexual intercourse; when they become pregnant, they resent the unborn child for intruding itself upon their lives and they turn to the solution of abortion.
Contraception currently is hailed as the solution to the problems consequent on the sexual revolution; many believe that better contraceptives and more responsible use of contraceptives will reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies and abortions and will prevent to some extent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
To support the argument that more responsible use of contraceptives would reduce the number of abortions, some note that most abortions are performed for "contraceptive purposes". That is, few abortions are had because a woman has been a victim of rape or incest or because a pregnancy would endanger her life, or because she expects to have a handicapped or deformed newborn. Rather, most abortions are had because men and women who do not want a baby are having sexual intercourse and facing pregnancies they did not plan for and do not want. Because their contraceptive failed, or because they failed to use a contraceptive, they then resort to abortion as a back-up. Many believe that if we could convince men and women to use contraceptives responsibly we would reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies and thus the number of abortions. Thirty years ago this position might have had some plausibility, but not now. We have lived for about thirty years with a culture permeated with contraceptive use and abortion; no longer can we think that greater access to contraception will reduce the number of abortions. Rather, wherever contraception is more readily available the number of unwanted pregnancies and the number of abortions increases greatly.
The connection between contraception and abortion is primarily this: contraception facilitates the kind of relationships and even the kind of attitudes and moral characters that are likely to lead to abortion. The contraceptive mentality treats sexual intercourse as though it had little natural connection with babies; it thinks of babies as an "accident" of pregnancy, as an unwelcome intrusion into a sexual relationship, as a burden.
Santorum grasps these realities, and he is the ONLY politician on the national level willing to discuss them unapologetically. God Bless him for doing so!
He brought it up once months ago in an interview with a little known faith based blogger in Iowa.
That hardly qualifies as making it "his main issue."
But its the kind of issue that will be latched onto and blown out of proportion by the media and the other democratic sycophants.
Santorum needs to be careful and redirect these questions back to issues on energy, immigration, economy, entitlement elimination/reform, shrinking the size of the government, balancing the budget, and national defense.
There are some truths about which one simply cannot be silent.
Truly well informed and faithful pro-lifers know it is axiomatic that every culture that embraces the contraceptive mentality eventually legalizes abortion within a couple generations. It has happened without exception.
If you’re truly pro-life and you’re truly an honest guy, like Santorum, you’re not going to lie about deeply held convictions when you’re asked, even if that particular undeniable truth is not popular.
The argument could be made that the electorate simply doesn’t want to hear the truth on pro-life issues, but that is another debate.
You don’t make it a cornerstone of your campaign, but neither do you dissemble just to appear PC or to assuage the consciences of the electorate.
If he follows his conscience and does what he believes God is calling him to do (Santorum is very prayerful and attends daily mass) he can rest in the knowledge that God is in control and he need not worry about the repercussions of occasionally stating simple undeniable truths while not making them the cornerstone of his campaign.