Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Madness of Rick Santorum

Possibly the most notorious position held by any presidential candidate ever is Santorum's whacked-out positions and opinions on sex and gay marriage. To be clear, his views are not entirely to do with gay rights, but to everyone's rights to express themselves sexually as they see fit.

I don't even know where to begin with this. First of all, even if you don't agree with the homosexual lifestyle, you are not the ultimate authority over other people's lives. Furthermore, it is the height of hypocrisy to pick and choose when a person's personal choices are subject to government intrusion and when they're not. To say that a person has the freedom to express their Christianity in schools but then turn around and say that what people do in the privacy of their bedrooms is under the control of government is so twisted and wrong that it's hard to describe how much I detest this.

Secondly, the idea that government can somehow dictate how people feel is not only inaccurate, but completely immoral. This is how you get to a place like Communist Russia or Red China, where individuality is stripped away and we're all just heterosexual automatons with cameras in our bedrooms to make sure we're not using contraception.

There are so many issues with these views that the only small comfort I have is that Santorum's poll numbers are so abysmal. Unfortunately, looking at the nature of the GOP and their base, the only thing keeping Santorum from a frontrunner position is a few more candidates making stupid mistakes. In other words, it's pretty likely he'll pick up some support.

If there were no other issues on the table, these views alone would discount Santorum from the Presidency for me. Unfortunately, there are apparently enough people out there who agree with him to give him a sliver of support. That scares me.

UPDATE: And if you needed more evidence that Santorum may just be a lot too crazy for America, Glenn Beck has gone out of his way to praise Santorum for his policies. While Beck does mention that he doesn't trust any of the candidates (really? Who do you trust, Glenn?), he makes a point of saying that if there was one, it would be Santorum.

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