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Go Santorum, Go!: Why Rick’s The Best Thing Since Pants With Pockets!

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Full disclosure; I was raised in the church but come from a family that is hands-off enough to leave me free to/not to believe as we please without interference. In spite of that, I still consider myself a believer, attend church services semi-regularly and am engaged to be married this coming June in the very church I grew up in, which my fiancé joined of her own free will just this past year.
I have no issue believing in the message, but I am no preacher or soul-saver, if you choose to not believe what I do, don’t expect me to argue over it… ever. The last thing I will ever be is a zealot.

Now, of late, it seems to be a point that people have forgotten about Article 6 of the constitution, which states “No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” On one day, it is worth questioning to “them” whether Obama is “Christian enough” (if at all) and the next he is a (less and less by the day) secret Muslim and then an all-out atheist, as if any of this disqualifies him from being president.

Then comes the question of Romney believing in a religion that specifically banned black people from higher positions as recently as up until 1978 because, as I read it, “black people are the cursed descendants of ancient Biblical figures; black people committed pre-mortal perfidy; black people lacked the intelligence and personal integrity to hold such a sacred office.”

This was a stance upheld by Church Leaders and presidents and has never been specifically or officially repudiated, instead just taking the restriction down and treating it as if the darkies had finally “arrived”. By connection, it has remained to be seen how informed brown people of the world could possibly want to vote for this man.

And then there’s Santorum…

Apparently, having an out-of-context understanding and corresponding disagreement with of a JFK speech in which he actually SUPPORTS the separation of church and state is full capable of making Santorum physically ill.

-Apparently, gay sex is the same as bestiality.

-Apparently, contraception is so bad that it – and the word itself – should be banned from existence for any reason at all.

-Apparently, assertion of one’s own beliefs upon the citizens of the country you intend to run is okay, even if it DOES run opposite of the separation of church and state.

Not only does Santorum want to be President of the United States for all the tasks it includes for international diplomatic relations, mind on economic policy and defense decision making, he apparently wants to be the candidate who instills his belief on the entire world because that is the way to go. Unlike, of course, those evil Muslim terrorists who want to do the same thing with the wrong religion, naturally.

Back to his misunderstanding of Kennedy’s statement, though…

JFK started with “The separation of church and state is absolute,” then continued with “I believe in a president whose views on religion are his own private affair, neither imposed by him upon the nation or imposed by the nation upon him as a condition to holding that office. I would not look with favor upon a president working to subvert the First Amendment’s guarantees of religious liberty. Nor would our system of checks and balances permit him to do so. And neither do I look with favor upon those who would work to subvert Article VI of the Constitution by requiring a religious test—even by indirection—for it. If they disagree with that safeguard, they should be out openly working to repeal it.”

What Santorum took from that was that Kennedy was saying that “only people of non-faith can come into the public square and make their case.”

For that, I am questioning not only his grasp of the English language, but his ability to objectively run a country that has vast populations of people who (1) simply don’t believe what he does, or (2) believe it, but definitely not the way he does.

Luckily, none of us is stupid, and we know full well that he understood the statement and if not, someone in his ear surely did and explained it to him. In my imagination, this explanation to Santorum involved crayons and puppets, but that is neither here nor there.

Previously, I have said that I would like for the GOP primaries to continue all the way up to the convention in August because they’ve been so entertaining in their damn-near guarantee that none of these clowns would beat the current president. Now, I am taking that a step further in saying that I hope that the primaries continue all the way to August, and then Santorum gets the nomination, as he has already dropped enough lines to all but guarantee that Obama will get the first ever unanimous reelection.

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Published on: March 7, 2012

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  • Reggie

    How can anyone be offended by this man’s blatant stupiditiy when he’s already been recognized as someone to fuck with……..

    SantorumJanuary 3, 2012 Urban Dictionary Word of the DayThe sometimes frothy, usually slimy, amalgam of lubricant, stray fecal matter, and ejaculate that leaks out of the receiving partner’s anus after a session of anal intercourse. Named, by popular demand and usage, after legislator Rick Santorum because of his homophobic political statements.