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Monday, February 27, 2012

Santorum Doesn't Understand Separation Of Church And State


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Among the strangest things Rick Santorum has said as he attempts to bludgeon his way to the GOP 2012 Presidential nomination were his recent remarks concerning a 1960 campaign speech by John F. Kennedy, a Roman Catholic, when he was attempting to reassure American voters that if he was elected he wouldn't be controlled by the pope as some of his opponents had alleged.
Santorum said the speech "made me want to throw up." He continued "To say that people of faith have no role in the public square? What makes me throw up is someone who is now trying to tell people that you will do what the government says," Santorum said.
"That now we're going to turn around and impose our values from the government on people of faith."
Of course the long established doctrine, described by Thomas Jefferson as "a wall of separation between the church and the government," does not at all mean what Santorum implies. It simply states that the government, at any level, must not impose an "official" religion upon the people.
Santorum has made it more than clear he would impose his religious views on all Americans if he could.

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