Freedom means freedom for all

Illustration by Danny Meza

With only months until The Grand Old Party makes a decision of whom to throw into the ring against the current Obama administration, Rick Santorum is contending to be the torchbearer for the Republican Party. However, Santorum is definitely not making allies with many Americans.

Santorum won’t be counting on female supporters. Recently the Pentagon announced that it was shifting women closer to frontline combat, Santorum did not approve. He told CNN “ I think it could be a very compromising situation, where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved.”

Now, these are trained US soldiers that he speaks about, in locations that are hotspot in the world. This is not a post in California with beach access, but war zones that are subject to hostile action from aggressors with pernicious and depraved mindsets. This of course breeds grounds for amorous adventures, so Santorum would lead you to believe.

So if Santorum has his way, the ladies in uniform will find themselves in the rear with the gear more than likely barefoot washing dishes. Another preposterous claim Santorum has belched is that single mothers should get married so they’ll stop being Democrats and vote Republican. He claims single moms are voting for Democrats because this will aid them in getting more government assistance.

Santorum is against the use of birth control, which is based on his religious beliefs of the Catholic Church. The Santorum household has a total of seven children in it. He does not agree with the views of others of Christian faith that believe that contraceptive use is ok. “It’s not okay because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be,” said Santorum in a interview on This of course is in line with his aggressive stance on anything not of devout character encompassed by his religious beliefs.

Santorum is also against same-sex marriage. What is his say on gay marriage? “I think it waters down marriage and I don’t think that’s what we need,” said Santorum. He believes that the country should move forward with a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman.
His statements in 2003 sealed him forever as an example of what happens when you anger the wrong people. Santorum compared homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia, saying the “definition of marriage” has never included “man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be.” This led a sex columnist to start a contest that would memorialize the scandalous comments. The result was infamy for Santorum when his last name is googled.

His most recent faux pas occurred when he remarked, “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn money.”

Backpedaling when questioned about the comment on Fox News Santorum claimed he had been misunderstood. “If you look at it, what I started to say is a word and then sort of changed and ‘blah’ came out,” Santorum said. “And people said I said ‘black.’ I didn’t. I said ‘blah.’”

With the recent primaries showing Mitt Romney climbing to lead the pack of possible candidates, Santorum continues to push his agenda on the American voters. His message of faith and family values belie a plan that might not be one that would support American’s individual rights. Voters should definitely take a second look at whom they choose to send to the White House and be sure they are comfortable with placing power, the power to strip away a citizen’s rights, in one man or woman’s hands

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *