Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Why I Will Never Support Rick Santorum

I don't feel comfortable smearing anyone. I don't care if it is someone I'll never meet; it just kind of gives me a sick feeling. I don't like speaking ill of anyone that can't defend his or herself.

I have posted some things about two candidates in the 2012 GOP Primary. One of them has now dropped out. The things I said about him are true, however, and no one else was saying them, especially not the media.

That is why I am coming out strongly against the guy I see as the largest fraud in the GOP field: Rick Santorum.

Santorum has cobbled together a group of people dissatisfied with Mitt Romney, turned off by the media to the true conservative, Ron Paul, and distrustful of Newt Gingrich. He knew exactly what they wanted to hear, and has been repeating it, ad nauseum, for months, now.

However, who he is saying he is, and who he really is, are two different people. Now, I have no doubt that Mr. Santorum is a religious person. It's not up to me to question that. That's not what I'm questioning. I respect that. What I am calling into question is his honesty and integrity.

The man parses words like a dime-store Bill Clinton. He votes for things he says he is against. He makes excuses, constantly, for voting against his principle.

This is why I have chosen to attack him. He, and the many politicians like him, are ruining the GOP. The inconsistencies and the degradation of principles have led the Republican Party to the edge of a cliff.

With no question, he has been responsible for the financial crisis this nation faces. As a member of the Senate, he voted for so much wasteful spending and then defended doing so. He voted for the sham bridge to nowhere and then tried to make excuses for it. He voted for increasing the size of the department of education, billions of dollars to go to our enemies, billions upon billions upon billions of wasteful spending... and then voted against the right to work, recently making excuses for that.

As a conservative, when in doubt, you vote, "NO". If it will violate anything that already stands as a constitutionally sound law, it should not be passed. That is something that neo-conservatives (or neo-liberals, as they have been called) like Santorum should realize... Just because something doesn't violate what they perceive as their religious beliefs, doesn't mean it is right. The new morality (or lack thereof) is frightening, because it seems to pretend to come from the side of morality.

Theft will always be wrong. Its in the 10 Commandments, for goodness sake! Thou shalt not steal. Just because you VOTE on it, doesn't mean it's not stealing! If 100 people vote, and 90 vote to take money from the other 10, it is still wrong. Conservatives used to know this.

Our Republic is robust enough to handle a group that constantly attempts to rob us, but to have the attack come from both sides... well, I think the state of our economy is showing the effects of having exactly this for the last 20 years.

It is time for a REAL change, a move away from the false security of collectivism, and towards the grace and liberty our religious, conservative beliefs afford us. Rick Santorum does NOT represent this.

Read my previous posts to find out more. There are links to his congressional voting record, on the official government websites, and so much more. He is a fraud, and I will not let him continue to lie to me without speaking out.

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