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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Santorum's It Takes A Family

Let's talk about Rick Santorum. We all know him as the right winger obsessed with hot man-on-dog action. I'd like to revisit that statement before going on. Quote taken from the New Yorker Online:

Santorum: And if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does. It all comes from, I would argue, this right to privacy that doesn’t exist in my opinion in the United States Constitution.. . .

In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing. And when you destroy that you have a dramatic impact on the quality—

So. This sad excuse for a human wrote a book, It Takes a Family.

I don't think I could manage to wade my way through that, but CapitalBuzz is managing and, man, does that book have some whoppers.

This is probably my favorite quote (courtesy of CapitalBuzz, of course):

Many women have told me, and surveys have shown, that they find it easier, more “professionally” gratifying, and certainly more socially affirming, to work outside the home than to give up their careers to take care of their children. Think about that for a moment…Here, we can thank the influence of radical feminism, one of the core philosophies of the village elders -- the village elders not so subtle swipe, perhaps, at Hillary Clinton." . (It Takes a Family, 95) (link)

Oh, yeah. This is going to be interesting.

Edit - 7:44
I just checked CB again, and I just had to add this quote:

"The elementary error of relativism becomes clear when we look at multiculturalism. Sometime in the 1980s, universities began to champion the importance of “diversity” as a central educational value." (It Takes a Family, 406)

Yup. He went there.


Anonymous Dan said...

As long as you're mentioning Santorum, it should be noted that he's up for re-election in '06. The main DNC candidate is Bob Casey Jr - he may not be perfect (ref. his pro-life policy), but he's the best chance the Democrats have of beating Santorum and gaining a Senate seat.

11:03 PM


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