The biggest lie told about Rick Santorum surely must be that he is a “theocrat”. It’s probably safe to assume, despite our diverse beliefs about things here in America, that very few people in America would claim that any American president was ever a theocrat. Still, despite the fact that Rick Santorum’s views about faith and the state are consistent with what every conservative candidate that has ever run for any office in America has believed since there was such a thing as a “conservative”, he is labeled a “theocrat”. The only thing — the only thing — that differentiates Rick Santorum from every other conservative who has ever believed in Natural Law as stated in the Declaration of Independence is running for president and is willing to actually say what his personal beliefs are about things like contraception.
Watch this video where Rick Santorum explains that he is for a state having the authority to decide to ban (or not ban) contraception and that he would oppose such a ban even though he personally believes contraception is wrong. Chris Matthews takes this, claims the exact opposite and says Rick Santorum is a theocrat.
Rick Santorum is, arguably, the opposite of a theocrat in that even though he very strongly believes contraception is wrong, he would oppose a ban on it. That’s tolerance that comes in those who value freedom. He understands how important this issue of religious freedom is today as our greatest enemy in the world is the Iranian mullocracy. Santorum is clearly more appalled by the theocracy in Iran than other candidates are as he is the one who speaks most passionately against it.
What is happening in America is that too many people have adopted the idea that it is wrong to mention your personal religious beliefs in the public square. That is religious bigotry and oppression. For Christians to be afraid to say what they believe anywhere in America is contrary to the First Amendment. Rick Santorum has every right to say that his Catholic Faith is opposed to contraception and that he believes that. To claim that his personal belief is somehow a threat to freedom is to claim that Catholicism is inherently a threat to freedom. It is anti-Catholic bigotry.
Rick Santorum understands that the Founders of our country all had very diverse views about things, but one thing they all agreed on, and that many non-Christians also believe, is Natural Law. That is, that the idea that only the King has rights (Divine Right of Kings) which he distributes among the people is what makes tyranny so dangerous and oppressive to people. The Founders wanted freedom based on Natural Law. John Adams said, ““Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” And so, if we now believe in America that our rights come not from God, but rather come only by order of an amoral government, we have murdered America as it was founded.
Here, in its entirety, is Rick Santorum’s so-called “theocracy” you’ve heard tell about. If this is “theocracy” to you, then the Leftist indoctrination you’ve been subjected to for the past several decades has won you over. If too many of us believe that Rick Santorum is a “theocrat” just because he is personally a Catholic who isn’t afraid to say what his beliefs are, then it means America as it was founded is dead. It would mean the Left has succeeded in destroying America.