Cognitive Dissonance

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Rick Santorum on religion and governance

aggressiveretreat:

cognitivedissonance:

Rick Santorum: The Constitution is the how for the US, Christianity is the why. The US is the only country where rights come from God. If the government gives you rights, the government can take them away.

Fuck… 

Is this a direct quote? You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

It’s a paraphrase. Here’s what he said from the transcript:

SUZANNE BASS, JACKSONVILLE RESIDENT: Suzanne Bass, I’m an attorney in Jacksonville. Welcome to the great city of Jacksonville. My question, how would your religious beliefs, if you’re elected, impact the decisions that you make in the office of the presidency?

SANTORUM: Faith is a very, very important part of my life, but it’s a very, very important part of this country. The foundational documents of our country - everybody talks about the Constitution, very, very important. But the Constitution is the “how” of America. It’s the operator’s manual. The “why” of America, who we are as a people, is in the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights.”

The Constitution is there to do one thing: protect God-given rights. That’s what makes America different than every other country in the world. No other country in the world has its rights — rights based in God-given rights, not government-given rights.

And so when you say, well, faith has nothing to do with it, faith has everything to do with it. If rights come… If our president believes that rights come to us from the state, everything government gives you, it can take away. The role of the government is to protect rights that cannot be taken away. And so the answer to that question is, I believe in faith and reason and approaching the problems of this country but understand where those rights come from, who we are as Americans and the foundational principles by which we have changed the world. 

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  1. ottawaseparatistparty reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    Transcript SUZANNE BASS, JACKSONVILLE RESIDENT: Suzanne Bass, I’m an attorney in Jacksonville. Welcome to the great city...
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  4. prowl-great-cain reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    Ok thanks! The paraphrasing was well done though, that’s what he was saying under the padding of bullshit. Wow.
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  6. quantumstarlight reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    So.. we’re god’s chosen people now? WTF?
  7. hugginz reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    I’ll just leave this here.
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  12. cognitivedissonance reblogged this from prowl-great-cain and added:
    It’s a paraphrase. Here’s what he said from the transcript: SUZANNE BASS, JACKSONVILLE RESIDENT: Suzanne Bass, I’m an...
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  17. dinolicious26 reblogged this from sinidentidades and added:
    Wow. This dude is a classic example of a Religious Extremist. And in total denial.
  18. missbananafish reblogged this from bowiecadmium and added:
    HAS HE EVEN EVER READ THE FUCKING CONSTITUTION?!? Ahem.
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  20. zenodotus5 said: Ooooooor, maybe rights are just… innate…
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  25. machinaidle reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    Since we can arrest the people behind Megaupload, why can’t we arrest Santorum for being a fucktard?
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  28. kevindrakewriter said: Isn’t that like an argument for slavery?
  29. almaswithinalmas said: did he really say this?