Sam Osborne commented on Shortly after denouncing Kennedy, Santorum seeks cover in a comparison to MoynihanIn Rick Santorum’s interview on ABC he condemned John F. Kennedy for his pledged as president to protect all citizens’ freedom of religion by abiding by the nation’s long standing separation of church and state, and though just as much a Catholic as Santorum will ever be, he also made it clear that the exercise of the duties of his office would not be subject to dictation of the Vatican. Santorum says watching John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech to the Baptist ministers in Houston made him want to “throw up.” Rick Santorum, you are not fit to clean up after JFK. Another president of historic renown, Thomas Jefferson, in support of the separation of church and state proposed that Virginal disestablish the Anglican Church as its official religion. When such legislation finally came to be it went beyond protecting those of other Christian belief but also Jews, desists, skeptics and those with no religion at all. Later Jefferson viewed his contribution to the statute his greatest effort to protect individual freedom. Rev. William Linn, a Santorum like fanatic of Jefferson’s time, proclaimed in a political pamphlet: “the election of any man avowing the principles of Mr. Jefferson would destroy religion, introduce immorality and loosen all the bonds of society.” A tolerant Jefferson maintained: “It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my legs.” One can be assured that Jefferson’s respect for the religious views of others would also make Santorum want to throw up.
Posted on February 27th, 2012 12:00pm