Santorum: "What I'm talking about is the belief that man should be in charge of the Earth and have dominion over it and be good stewards of it."
Shieffer: "I don't want to just spend the whole program on this."
Let's put it this way, if Santorum would have been allowed, he would have continued to dig himself into a hole by narrowly defining Christian beliefs to the point that only Evangelical Republicans are Christians. I'm very glad that this guy has no say in whether or not I am Saved or not. Truthfully, if he is living the narrow path that leads to salvation, I'm thinking that I'm going to hell for not wanting to have a vengeful God of bloodlust, but following a be-sandled Hippie carpenter instead.
Santorum is appearing to be running for Preacher-In-Chief. A rundown of his platform planks as detailed on Face the Nation this morning:
- Prenatal testing is only used to screen for disabilities that result in abortions.
- Public schools is "anachronistic". (That's the term he used. Probably incorrectly, but we were just given one line out of context.)
- Theologies not based on the Bible are phony. This idea was presented in a political context, not a religious context.
- Those who want to protect the Earth and prevent Christians from extracting resources from the Earth are radical environmentalists thwarting God's will.
- Global warming is not scientifically proven.
- The environmental movement is part of a conspiracy to consolidate power in the government.
- I concede that the President is a Christian. It's just that his world view, policies, and outlook are not Christians.
- Free prenatal testing in every health insurance program will lead to more abortions. It's better for a woman with a fetus who will die shortly after birth to go through the whole nine months of pregnancy and be blindsided with this defect in the delivery room vs. being able to make the decision as to whether she will CHOOSE to bring this life into the world. (Think of the power of that CHOICE vs. having no other option.)
- Amniocentesis will be outlawed in a Santorum Administration. It only serves to increase abortions.
- Public schools are the result of industrialization. They are factories.
- Federal and state governments should not offer public schools. They have no clue what students need to be educated. That's best left to parents and local communities, who know a lot more.
- Also, Ford builds each car custom, because no one has ever gone to a Ford dealer and bought a car off the lot.
- States can fund public schools, but they shouldn't have any say about the education that goes on in that school.
- One in three children drop out of school. (Despite being reported as 8% by the Department of Education. Sorry, the unnecessary bureaucracy that is probably hiding something by reporting actual statistics because they just love to waste your tax money.)
- Those who graduate from public schools do not have the values necessary to work hard and build communities.
This could get bad, people.