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August 2, 2005

News from the Sanatorium

Is there nothing that America’s third-ranking Republican senator knows nothing about?

Rick Santorum says that the “liberal” view of freedom is “not the kind of freedom our founders envisioned.” Elaborating, he says “It is an entire culture that focus (sic) on immediate gratification and the pursuit of happiness and personal pleasure. And it is harming America.”
Actually, Rick, here’s what those wacky founders wrote in the second sentence of the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (emphasis ours)
Not only does Rick have has the audacity to claim that he knows what sort of freedom the founders envisioned, he believes that one of the three “unalienable Rights” they chose to enumerate is harming our country.
Oh, and of course he blames our country’s divorce rate on “the left.” Even though the divorce rate in America is actually highest in the “Bible Belt”— hardly a bastion of liberalism.

All this from an entertaining CN8 interview, via Santorum Exposed (which also has the full video).

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