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Santorum: ‘We Will Never Have…Smart People On Our Side’

Santorum: ‘We Will Never Have…Smart People On Our Side’

Written by Judd Legum

Speaking Saturday at the Values Voters Summit, Rick Santorum said that “smart people” would never side with conservatives. Watch it, via RWW:

Santorum also claimed “the media” and “colleges and universities” would not be “on our side” because “they want to tell you what to do.”

Rather, according to Santorum, the conservative movement will be supported by “the church and the family.” This summer, however, a group of Catholic nuns have launched a bus tour “to shed light on the effects the House Republican budget would have on the poor.”

This post was originally published by ThinkProgress.

 

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11:43AM PST on Nov 30, 2012

Christianity is fairly new on the market of religions, as is Islam. So how is it that all other religions are wrong and one of these is right? How come mine isn't right? Well, that's just it, all are made up by men to control the masses.

The Church is responsible for all the damage done across the planet. WAR against every known group and region to push their brand of religion on the world. Its no wonder so many hate Christians, because they are greedy and murderous. WARMONGERS!

Leave me and my religion alone.

11:33AM PST on Nov 30, 2012

Mr Santorum - you are one who is leading the way in the NO Smart People!

11:03AM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

Of course Sanitarium is the biggest jack of them all.

7:38PM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

What might be more immoral, a political party leveraging religion or this fact checked , and yes basket checked video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSAGR0arBUo&feature=youtu.be


With so few days to go , make sure your neighbor is really registered to vote, and if you have to , given them the 50-100 dollars needed to obtain the documentation required to buy back their civil right to vote.

It should never have cost them a dime , but make sure they understand that, and their poverty should not shame them out of their right to vote for their future.

3:56AM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

@Milan L. [All right, my friends – while we are still friends – let's put a full stop to this whole Morality/Religion thing. Let us inquire into the question of what we can do to stop our Elected Agents killing people and confiscating citizens private property in our name. That's No1 problem. The other one is: What needs to be done to stop our Elected Agents giving away to Privileged Interests the Wealth we own in Common and of which they are but Custodians/Trustees. What say Ye?]

"Separation of greed and state" 1st Amendment (Version 2.0)

2:50AM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

All right, my friends – while we are still friends – let's put a full stop to this whole Morality/Religion thing. Let us inquire into the question of what we can do to stop our Elected Agents killing people and confiscating citizens private property in our name. That's No1 problem. The other one is: What needs to be done to stop our Elected Agents giving away to Privileged Interests the Wealth we own in Common and of which they are but Custodians/Trustees.

What say Ye?

12:16AM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

The guarantor of our ethical and empathetic behavior is in our brain, not in our religious books.

12:10AM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

@Milan L. [This is the problem we have: I am concerned about Morality and especially about the lack of respect paid to Morality by those who define the character of our community in the eyes of the world and you cannot stop talking about Religion. ]

The reason is that, in reality, "morality" is a sham because it relies on somebody else to write the rulebook, which always invites the author to take literary license and not always for the cause of good.

Each and every one of us, unless born with a serious defect comes with the rulebook built-in and but needs at most a bit of help in learning to read it, perhaps a reminder to read it , but not in being told what it says.

11:36PM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

Milan I think you have gone sopht on us.

11:10PM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

Re: Dr.C. - This is the problem we have: I am concerned about Morality and especially about the lack of respect paid to Morality by those who define the character of our community in the eyes of the world and you cannot stop talking about Religion. And all because in my seminal post I have used the term Christian Morality. I am dismayed and surprised that this one word has undermined what could have been a useful debate by a group of People of Good Will. Sadly, my time is drawing to its end and even before I leave, first I am doomed to lose my eyesight. So, my friend, if your ambition is to write a new Book of Rules to Live-by, I wish you every success. Unfortunately, neither I or You will be here long enough to watch as someone will build another (One True) Religion on it. But that's what humans do! What more can I say?

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