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The Case For Rick Santorum

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by Jamie Johnson

The poet Josiah Gilbert Holland wrote:

God, give us Men! A time like this demands

Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;

Men whom the lust of office does not kill;

Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;

Men who possess opinions and a will;

Men who have honor; men who will not lie.

In 2012, we have the opportunity to elect a strong, faithful, and courageous Christian as the President of the United States: former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

Rick has been a valiant pro-life and pro-family champion for over 20 years, and he has been leading the charge for our Christian values since coming to Congress in 1990. Now he is running for President, and he is the most qualified Republican candidate in the field. Although Rick has been a major political figure in Washington for the last two decades, the political establishment is hoping that Christian conservatives will be too distracted by the two or three media-chosen candidates to notice Rick Santorum. But it is not working.

Rick’s energetic and positive message of “Faith, Family, and Freedom” is being heard by more and more voters every day. And his frequent visits to Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina — as well as his public meetings in all 99 Iowa counties — are creating great interest in his vision to renew American culture and restore America’s greatness. The more that Christian voters learn about Rick’s 20 years of public service and private work on behalf of the conservative movement, the more they support him. Here are five things that every Christian voter should know:

(1) Senator Rick Santorum is the only presidential candidate who has actually written and passed legislation to help end abortion in America.

While other presidential candidates talk about their pro-life positions, Rick Santorum lives it, authoring and championing every significant piece of pro-life legislation over the last 20 years. In the U.S. Senate, Rick courageously authored and passed three pro-life bills which became law: the “Partial-Birth Abortion Ban,” the “Born-Alive Infants Protection Act,” and the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act.” Through his strong moral leadership, many innocent children have been saved from the evil and horror of abortion.

(2) Senator Rick Santorum is the only presidential candidate who has actually fixed a broken federal entitlement program.

In the U.S. Senate, Rick authored the Welfare Reform Act of 1996, helping millions of Americans who were caught in a vicious cycle of dependence on government to escape that trap and find dignity and a sense of personal worth through meaningful labor and an honest day’s work. And in doing so, he saved American taxpayers billions of dollars per year in unnecessary entitlement spending.

(3) Senator Rick Santorum knows national security and foreign policy better than any other Republican presidential candidate.

In the U.S. Senate, Rick used his powerful position on the Senate Armed Services Committee to transform America’s military from a sluggish and slow-moving Cold War operation into a lean, highly-specialized, 21st century fighting force that is now capable of protecting America in age of global terror. Rick also authored and passed legislation to protect Israel from rogue states and terrorist-sponsoring regimes like Iran and Syria.

(4) Senator Rick Santorum is the only presidential candidate who will be ready to assume the powers of the Presidency on Day One, without the need for on-the-job training.

Rick has served for four years in the U.S. House of Representatives and for 12 years in the U.S. Senate. He has also worked for over a decade in the private sector. And he has earned three respected academic degrees: political science, business administration, and law. One might say that Rick’s entire life has been a preparation for this hour and this office. But more than that, as a husband and father of seven children, he understands what Americans go through every day: paying for groceries and gasoline, meeting the monthly mortgage payment, and saving up for retirement and the children’s future.

(5) Senator Rick Santorum is the only presidential candidate who has beaten a Democratic incumbent — and he has done it not once, not twice, but three times!

Rick has beaten longtime Democratic incumbents in heavily Democratic congressional districts that were over 60% and 70% Democrat in voter-registration. And Rick has also won two statewide elections in the electoral-rich state of Pennsylvania, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by one million voters. Although Republicans have failed to win Pennsylvania since 1988, current polls in the state now show Senator Santorum in a dead heat with President Obama, giving him the opportunity to not only win Pennsylvania, but also the nearby battleground states of Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia, which Democrats have recently won.

It is for these five reasons that Rick Santorum should be the first choice for Christian voters in 2012.

Rick’s gravitas on political, economic, and foreign affairs, his ability to articulate conservative principles in a clear and compelling way, and his conviction that the moral law of God trumps a state’s right to legalize homosexual marriage or abortion, could make him a truly historic figure on the world stage.

Christian voters, this is our chance to send a powerful message to the establishment of the Republican Party and to the Washington D.C./New York media matrix — namely, that we want a Christian statesman as our President — a man of deep faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, a man who assumes the powers of his office with deep humility and a sense of moral duty, a man who understands that without a spiritual and cultural renewal, the United States of America cannot endure.

Senator Rick Santorum fears God, loves righteousness, and cannot be bought. He should be the first choice for Christian voters in 2012.

Jamie Johnson is Rick Santorum’s state coalitions coordinator in Iowa. 


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  • DoctorElefant

    “… his conviction that the moral law of God trumps a state’s right to legalize homosexual marriage…”

    Doesn’t the moral law of God trump the state, period? George and Martha Washington did not have a marraige license, but today we all must have one? Our Forefathers thought it best to leave religious matters to our churches. They gave us the Constitution to protect our right to do so. My support goes to the candidate who is the champion of the Constitution. That’s Ron Paul.

    • Anonymous

      The govt’s role in marriage is largely a legal one pertaining to custody & property rights.  However, the govt has a vested interest in supporting traditional marriage because it produces the healthiest outcome for our progeny – the future citizens of this country – and therefore the future of this country.

      Does the Constitution trump natural law?  Ron Paul seems to think so as he believes that moral issues like the inalienable right to life and the foundational unit of every society – traditional marriage & family – are up to the states to decide.

      Santorum is an articulate and persuasive champion for the moral law of God AND would be a very competent president!

      • Me

        Before you attack Ron on his stance on abortion perhaps you should consider that he tried not once but THREE times to get a personhood bill passed (The Sanctity of Life Act) and at least one of those times had a Republican House, Senate and President.

        Republicans have done essentially nothing to protect the unborn, they just use abortion as a tactic to get elected. Ron understands this and realizes the only way any action will be take to protect the unborn is at the state level.

        IF by some freak chance a personhood bill hit President Paul’s deck he would ABSOLUTELY sign it.

      • DoctorElefant

        QuoVadisAnima, there were property rights and custody long before there were marriage licenses. Are there more and better marriages now then there were before the government got involved? Nothing you’ve said has convinced me it should be any of the government’s business who lives with who or what they choose to call it. The further the government stays away from the issue the better, just like it would be for education, health care, welfare, and every other important issue they’ve fouled up.

        I like Me’s answer to you on Ron Paul vs.abortion.

      • JoelKurtinitis

        Where in either God’s moral law or in the US Constitution does Rick find the right to give away money that’s not his?  He supported and praised the millenium project, wants to continue foreign aid, and the unwritten truth in his claim to have reformed welfare is this: he’s okay with the concept of handouts. He just wants to change the scale and who they’re to.  That’s not moral.  Ending the welfare state is the only way out of this mess.  We need a reset switch. 
        Ron Paul 2012.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1247616156 Jared Mills

    “(3) Senator Rick Santorum knows national security and foreign policy better than any other Republican presidential candidate.”

    I actually personally feel that Bachmann has more current knowledge on this issue as she is on the Intelligence Committee.

    • Anonymous

      Feelings aside, I would encourage you to look again with more objectivity – Santorum served for eight years on the Senate Armed Services Committee.  More importantly, he has demonstrated a better grasp of foreign policy and identifying the threats to our country – and just as vital, the ability to articulate both his policy ideas and the principles he uses to guide them.  The article’s statement is correct.

      • Me

        Santorum is nothing more than a warmonger, he supported the war in Iraq that had no basis, and he still does. He has a very disturbing stance on the use of our military, everything he says is as if we are to be the worlds police.

        “The executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war.” -James Madison

        “A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang as when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang.” -Benjamin Franklin

        “The defense policy of the United States is based on a simple premise: The United States does not start fights. We will never be an aggressor.” -Ronald Reagan

        He voted for the the PATRIOT Act.

        “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” -James Madison

        He has sided with liberals on issues relating to gun control and on multiple occasions has endorsed pro-choice candidates.

        Enough said.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1247616156 Jared Mills

        I can see your point, but that was years ago. Michelle Bachmann is on the Intelligence Committee right now. I think she has a better view of things around the world right now. I think Rick Santorum is a good candidate though, I just disagree with that one point in particular.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1583910122 Arizona Luke

    Spot on.  regarding Bachmann on the Intelligence Committee, don’t forget that Santorum was on the Armed Services committee for 8yrs and has been warning about the Mid-East since 2006.. ironically it was that reason that he lost in 2006 because the Conservative base quit on Iraq as did Bush and Santorum was the ONLY 1 out there willing to stand for what he believed in and KNEW what would happen and let the chips fall where they may.  Bottom line is Rick Santorum is right on Economic, National Security and Social Issues.

    In response to the ‘Ron Paul’ being a Constitutionalist, he is no such thing.  He would have been and Anti-Federalist at best.

    • Me

      You need to go back through and read the Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers. Then you need to thank the founders on BOTH sides for the work that they did in forming our government. If it wasn’t for the Anti-Federalist our country would have been a dictatorship long ago.

      Santorum is clueless on how to fix our economic problems. He helped cause some of them. He also needs to take a lesson in History and Blowback before he will have a clue on foreign policy.

      Social issues is the only thing he is remotely close to right on.

  • Jill

    In 2012, we have the opportunity to elect a strong, faithful, and
    courageous Christian as the President of the United States: former U.S.
    Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

    FAITHFUL? 

    Wasn’t that Christie Todd Whitman I saw him cheating on us with?

    Sorry, I WILL NOT BE “THE GOOD WIFE”!

    I want a DIVORCE from two timers who pretend to be on our side right up to the point they stab us in our backs!

  • http://www.facebook.com/daveelfers Dave Elfers

    As I have said before, there are many things I like about Santorum.  The biggest problem I have is this:

    His record gives me no confidence that he will stick to his guns.  His record suggests he will compromise, seek a “middle ground” to “get things done.”  He talks a great talk now and he often has done so.  But what will happen tomorrow if he assumes the office?  Which issue will make him cave so he can get something else passed?

    Until I can be sure he is what he says he is, Santorum will not get my support.  Thus far I see only two people who meet that description – Bachman and Paul.  The one I believe is strongest is Ron Paul.  With Ron you know EXACTLY what you will get.  He has been consistent for many years in elected office.  He meets each criteria in the poem cited above.

    He has fought the establishment, often alone.  He opts out of congressional pensions, never voted for a pay raise for himself.  Lobbyists don’t even bother knocking on his door.  He can’t be bought, can’t be compromised and absolutely CAN be trusted.

  • Kim Matterson

    http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/rick-santorum-counters-anti-campaign-literature-iowa-124014544.html

    ‘Fliers criticizing Rick
    Santorum were scattered throughout his event Monday at a small Christian
    college here in the Northwest part of the state, forcing the GOP presidential
    candidate to explain to the  audience why he supported a moderate Republican
    during their time together in the U.S. Senate.

    The white paper reads, “Why Rick Santorum is
    not fit to serve as President of the United States” and criticizes Santorum for
    endorsing Arlen
    Specter over the more conservative and now senator from Pennsylvania, Pat
    Toomey.

    “It is well established that Rick Santorum
    aggressively campaigned for now-Democrat U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, one of the most
    pro-abortion Senators serving in the U.S. Senate – over a strongly pro-life
    primary opponent,” the flier reads.

    Santorum is anti-abortion rights and talks
    about it on the stump almost every day, but his endorsement of Specter has found
    its way on to anti-Santorum literature at events across the Hawkeye State.

    He addressed the fliers at Monday’s
    event, telling the crowd he supported Specter because he was the chairman of the
    Senate’s Judiciary Committee and promised Santorum that he would help usher in
    President Bush’s Supreme Court nominees.