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Why Rick Santorum Is a Menace and a Libertarian's Worst Nightmare

Posted: 02/21/2012 11:20 am

Rick Santorum poses a grave threat to people who do not share his personal religious and moral views on the right and wrong ways to live in a modern civil society. Santorum is not a person who believes government should stay out of people's private moral choices. Quite the contrary, he wants the government to impose idiosyncratic and disputable moral and religious values on those who don't share those particular beliefs. The summary of his beliefs below demonstrates this man poses a serious threat to the idea that people can reasonable disagree over deep moral questions and lifestyle choices. More than a threat to liberals and democrats, he is a libertarian's worst nightmare.

1. He believes same-sex marriage poses the same threat to the United States as terrorist attacks similar to those of 9/11. His anti-homosexuality views are by far the most extreme of any of the candidates.

2. He believes contraception is wrong, and the President of the United States should use his influence to spread that view. His views on sexuality are indistinguishable from those of the religious zealots of the late 19th century.

3. He is against abortion even in cases of rape and incest because the woman should "make the best out of a bad situation." He would also prosecute doctors who perform abortions. He is one hundred percent behind putting the interests of a one day old fetus ahead of women, families, doctors, and living children.

4. He doesn't think the government should be neutral as between religion and non-religion. He would incorporate his religious values into law as much as possible.

5. He thinks President Obama's views on religious liberty may lead us down the road to "the guillotine." This quote speaks for itself.

6. He is "for income inequality." He possesses an almost incredible insensitivity to the poor people of this country.

7. He is in favor of sodomy laws (and criminalizing sex outside of marriage). He thinks sex outside marriage is wrong, so it should be illegal.

8. He is against sexual education in our schools. If we keep children in the dark about safe-sex, they won't have sex at all. Right.

9. Sometimes "shotgun marriages" aren't a bad thing. This is not a man who is against coercing the most important choices people have to make.

10. States have the right to outlaw birth control. The last person to publicly say this was Robert Bork. This tells you what kind of Justices he would appoint.

 

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