Sunday, February 26, 2012

Santorum: "I don't believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute."

First, Watch this interview of front runner Rick Santorum:

Listening to Santorum's comments not only made me almost throw up, but also almost made my brain begin to implode. First, his statement that a separation of church and state, "is antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country" and that this somehow is a breech of the first amendment is not only a factually false statement but also an astonishingly delusional view of our own country's history. I guess Madison and the other writers of the Bill of Rights expected its readers to be able to read English beyond a 9th grade reading level. Then, as he enters into his long-winded and equally disturbing rant, his delusional view of modern society only worsens. Saying that the separation of church and state somehow means that those of faith should be left out of the government and ,"only people of non-faith can come into the public circle and make their case." Who, Rick, has ever made this claim in American politics? The answer is simple; no one. I grow increasingly tired of the widespread and voluntary denial of the actual history of this great country and its founding. Here is a compilation of factual and historical sentiments from our "founding fathers" about how they felt about religion's involvement in our government:

 Founders on Separation of Chruch and State