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Rick Santorum Announces He Doesn’t Believe In the Separation of Church and State

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Sunday, February, 26th, 2012, 4:00 pm

A rather shrill and clearly self-pitying Mr. Rick Santorum was on ABC’s This Week today, hosted by George Stephanopoulos, to defend himself against GOP assumed front-runner Mitt Romney. His defense amounts to putting the media on notice that he doesn’t believe in the absolute separation of church and state and that anyone who doesn’t agree with him is attacking his rights to take away their rights.

Furthermore, watching John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech to Protestant ministers in Houston made Santorum want to vomit. Yes, that’s a quote. The Republican candidate for President said Kennedy’s speech made him want to vomit.

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Transcript (modified from ABC’s version, emphasis mine), referring to watching John F. Kennedy’s speech to the Baptist ministers in Houston in 1960:

Rick Santorum: To say that people of faith have no role in the public square? You bet that makes you throw up. What kind of country do we live that says only people of non-faith can come into the public square and make their case?

That makes me throw up and it should make every American who is seen from the president, someone who is now trying to tell people of faith that you will do what the government says, we are going to impose our values on you, not that you can’t come to the public square and argue against it, but now we’re going to turn around and say we’re going to impose our values from the government on people of faith, which of course is the next logical step when people of faith, at least according to John Kennedy, have no role in the public square.

Note: Mr. Santorum admirably moves those goal posts as quickly as a carnival con in a shell game. Keep your eye on the ball of where exactly faith belongs in the public square.

I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute. The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country.

This is the First Amendment. The First Amendment says the free exercise of religion. That means bringing everybody, people of faith and no faith, into the public square. Kennedy for the first time articulated the vision saying, no, ‘faith is not allowed in the public square. I will keep it separate.’ Go on and read the speech ‘I will have nothing to do with faith. I won’t consult with people of faith.’ It was an absolutist doctrine that was foreign at the time of 1960.

This isn’t the first time that Santorum has expressed that he doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state. Here is video of Santorum expressing the same views in December of 2010:

Those of us who were unfortunate enough to become indoctrinated to liberal ideas (also known as facts) realize that Kennedy was running as a the first Catholic and was attempting to soothe protestant clergy’s fears about the possibility that he would inflict his religious views upon America.

Mr. Santorum is assuring his base that he will make important decisions for all Americans based upon his faith, which you would share if you were Right. You should understand, however, that the Wrong faiths will not have those rights, naturally. Of course, he would not have the opportunity to even run as a Catholic nor Mitt Romney as a Mormon had these barriers not been earlier broken by the man whose speech makes Mr. Santorum want to “vomit”, but these are concerns for the indoctrinated among us. Not worries for the “free”.

Far be it for me to suggest that the real reason Mr Santorum is made so ill by Mr Kennedy’s speech is Kennedy’s strong belief in religious freedom:

But because I am a Catholic, and no Catholic has ever been elected president, the real issues in this campaign have been obscured — perhaps deliberately, in some quarters less responsible than this. So it is apparently necessary for me to state once again not what kind of church I believe in — for that should be important only to me — but what kind of America I believe in.

I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute, where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference; and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.

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Mr. Santorum, who gave less than any other candidate to charity, also took this opportunity to advocate for charitable contributions taking over for government, came down on the President for “apologizing” for the incident of burning the Koran on a US Military base, alerted Americans to his belief that many Americans don’t care about going to college or, as he calls them, “indoctrination mills,” and that Obama advocating to make possible the American dream of college makes the President a snob. Whew. Mr. Santorum clearly knows where his bread is buttered.

In the interview, Santorum shared his scarring experience in college, wherein he claims he was singled out as a conservative since college is place where people are indoctrinated to become liberals. Mr. Santorum explained how this evidently leads to the conclusion that college kills faith, as one must assume of course, that no liberals have faith.

Indisputably, this kind of divisive rhetoric is part of Satan’s plan to destroy America, also known as the conservative’s Big Tent philosophy, but what you may not realize is that this is all your fault. You see, Rick wouldn’t have to be so mean if you all would stop attacking his right to inflict his beliefs upon you, as mandated by the framers (citation: the Jesus in Rick’s head).

Surely Mr. Santorum, who seeks to be President of all the land, doesn’t hate all Americans who don’t see the world through his My Way or the Highway Old Testament lens. Though Mr Santorum does believes that Satan set his eyes on America in 2008, “This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country – the United States of America.” Mr. Santorum also thinks that education should be the burden of “families and communities” (and so dies opportunity for all of the feti he rescues from Satan, but at least they won’t be indoctrinated).

Mr Santorum thinks that because no one rescued the steel industry and it died due to the market place working, so should we have let the American auto industry die. Personally speaking, this would have gone over better had he pinned this one on Satan, but Mr. Santorum is clever to want to regulate the amount of blame he assigns to Satan circa 2008 (not a dog whistle!).

Mr. Santorum had earlier this week doubled down on Death Panels on the Glenn Beck show, waving his Palin fear flag as he terrified his base by claiming that the Healthcare Reform law was a death panel for special needs children, “It’s all about the usefulness of the person to society, instead of the dignity of every human life and the opportunity for people who love and care for people to give them the best possibility to have the best possible life.”

Rick Ungar of the liberal elite at Forbes called this a “lie” and blasted Mr. Santorum further pointing out, “Never mind that, because of the ACA, children born into a lifetime of medical challenges will never again face a time when they are denied the health insurance necessary to pay for their expensive healthcare needs.”

Mr Stephanopoulos, Mr Ungar and the rest of the liberal elite need to realize that when you are battling Satan @2008, the ends justify the means. If one has to lie, cheat or steal to beat Satan 2008 in 2012, well, one does just that. And if one has to use Satan and Jesus in order to terrorize the masses so that they are distracted from the real truth that one represents nothing more than George W Bush on steroids and minus the comparatively elegant public persona, well, so be it. The media should have pity upon poor Mr Santorum, as it’s tough to sell the bridge to nowhere sans Sarah Palin’s physical charms and naughty monkeys, even with a Bible and a flag.

The difference is that God is on Mr Santorum’s side, and you all should know this, because he keeps telling you it’s so. Every time the media fact checks Santorum, they are just helping Satan and also depriving Mr Santorum of his God given right to lie in the name of Jesus, which if you think about it, is the exact same thing as attacking all faith. Stop attacking Rick Santorum’s right to attack others!

Get off Mr Santorum’s back, media, or Satan’s gonna get ya’.

Rick Santorum Announces He Doesn’t Believe In the Separation of Church and State was written by Sarah Jones for PoliticusUSA.
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