Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Gimme Danger, Little Stranger.

I think I have figured out why the liberals attack Santorum for the stupidest most irrelevant shit imaginable. Simply, it's because Santorum is basically a liberal on all of the important issues, so they don't really have anything else to attack. Redstate has already outlined the vast number of leftist ideas Santorum has not only embraced, but voted for. In fact, Santorum is such a tax and spend big government totalitarian that I feel he has already earned a high level position in the Democratic Party. However, Santorum isn't finished yet. It turns out he's also uncertain on abortion. Hmm, I wonder if he is still feeling feelings of uncertainty about armed robbery as well.

But wait! We're still not done.

From Ace of Spades, Santorum on Contraception:

One of the things I will talk about that no president has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the whole sexual libertine idea … Many in the Christian faith have said, “Well, that’s okay … contraception’s okay.” 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. They’re supposed to be within marriage, for purposes that are, yes, conjugal … but also procreative. That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen. We take any part of that out, we diminish the act. And if you can take one part out that’s not for purposes of procreation, that’s not one of the reasons, then you diminish this very special bond between men and women, so why can’t you take other parts of that out? And all of a sudden, it becomes deconstructed to the point where it’s simply pleasure. And that’s certainly a part of it—and it’s an important part of it, don’t get me wrong—but there’s a lot of things we do for pleasure, and this is special, and it needs to be seen as special. Again, I know most presidents don’t talk about those things, and maybe people don’t want us to talk about those things, but I think it’s important that you are who you are. I’m not running for preacher. I’m not running for pastor, but these are important public policy issues.

Here's the thing kids. Just as I don't want the government telling anyone that they must provide contraception for free, I also don't want the government telling people they can't use contraception at all. I want the government to fuck off. As Ace of Spades pointed out, it doesn't sound like Santorum is talking about a personal opinion, but rather he seems to be suggesting some sort of future public policy. I mean he actually says the words "public policy".

Before any of you have a conniption and start with the whole, "but you want the government to stop abortion meeeeh!". Yes, because abortion and contraception are two completely different issues and the government does have some bare bones responsibilities, chief amongst them is regulating the citizens' attempts to kill one another. That, and build some roads, put out some fires, and stop Russian invasions. That's about it.

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