Not saying that this espouses the aggregate Mississippi viewpoint or even the mainline Republican mantra. But it does give you an idea of how extreme some individuals can be, and how your vote is worth exactly as much as theirs.
Best Cracked article to date.
Here, before a crowd of more than 600, Santorum said, “I love it because the left says, ‘equality, equality.’ Where does that concept come from? Does it come from Islam? Does it come from other cultures around the world? … No, it comes it comes from our culture and tradition, from the Judeo-Christian ethic. “
Precisely. Just look at the bible for example. How jews and christians kept slaves. How there is not once single sentence condemning the practice in the book. How it says “Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ”. Is this equality or what?
judeo-chistian equality. The same one that established slavery at the founding of the USA. Someone should give Santorum a doctorate degree. The man is a scholar.
To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.
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.
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.
“Freedom of religion” as afforded to us by the First Amendment isn’t actually freedom at all when the constituencies of the well-funded upper class gain another stronghold on our lives via the privatization of our education and healthcare institutions; rather, it’s insurance that this wealthy minority will have the power to vehemently promulgate their personal and sometimes extreme ideologies right into our bodies and our children by proxy of eliminating any democratic government influence, i.e., your vote, on those institutions.
Apparently, Rick Santorum’s campaign has hired a team of tremendously talented package designers, because they’ve managed to rebrand plutocracy as democracy only using red, white, and blue.