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Santorum is Correct about ‘satan’

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum said this in 2008 to students at Ave Maria University in Florida:

“satan has his sights on the United States of America …satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition… This is a spiritual war. And the father of lies has his sights on what you would think the father of lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country – the United States of America. If you were satan, who would you attack in this day and age? He attacks all of us and he attacks all of our institutions… “

First it is important to put this in context. He is a conservative Christian who was speaking to a group of conservative religious students.

Second Santorum is absolutely right although we must understand that the term ‘satan’ refers to ‘evil’ and should not necessarily be taken literally.

Third more of our national leaders should be speaking out about increasing evil in our society. Because evil indeed is afoot in America.

The Media Left, of course, are having a field day as if Santorum is nothing but a 19th century tent-revival preacher. But as with everything that a conservative says Santorum is right on the mark and says he will defend himself.

The fact is that evil has spread in America, particularly in the last 50 years. And millions of American know this but have been reluctant to say it for fear of ridicule. Now Santorum has said it. And whatever happens in this presidential campaign, Santorum now has potentially carved out a role for himself as an aggressive activist speaking against the secularization of America and against encroaching evil.

Why have we seen such evil in the last 50 years?

Because secular/atheist media outlets and the far left of the atheist Democrat party have gained more and more power.

In the past, one single television network could not reach tens of millions of viewers with violent, dissolute, anti-Christian programs. Jerry Springer’s TV trash never would have reached beyond his own circus sideshow.

Today they can reach tens of millions at the flick of a switch. And the people who are ridiculing Santorum most loudly in fact are exactly the people who are putting this stuff out.

Remember when Hollywood movies had identifiable heroes who triumphed in the end by being good? Remember when nuclear families with traditional values were featured on TV shows every night?

Today the villain is likely to triumph or to be shone in a good light, just as network TV shows repetitively portray people living in social chaos with no family structure in sight.

Movies and television productions are full of violence and guns and shooting and murder. And adultery. And foul language. And degenerate behavior. Just one single clip from a popular TV show recently had a guy saying that his girlfriend was coming over but that he had “a half-naked broad upstairs”.

This is the kind of everyday trash that is implanting evil and social chaos all over our society. Because evil feeds on chaos and despises order.

Meanwhile the order and personal restraint essential to freedom have broken down in the pursuit of pleasure, narcissism and self-indulgence.

Our inner cities, controlled without challenge by far-left Democrats, are cauldrons of murder, violence, illegitimacy, promiscuity, poverty, sloth and ignorance. You can’t find a church, but you can find drugs on every corner.

More than one million females abort their babies every year with thousands of fetuses killed at the point of birth.  Tens of millions of Americans are under the care of psychiatrists or are medicated because their God-less lives have no meaning.

Meanwhile our military heroes are brought up on false charges, as in the Haditha case in Iraq, and our police are maligned for actions they take against criminals. Fathers are called unnecessary to a child’s well-being while pedophiles run rampant all over our society.

Indeed everywhere in our society there are signs of evil or signs of satan or whatever you wish to call them. And the people who are most vociferous in speaking out against Santorum are the same people who are enriching themselves by promoting, enabling and exonerating evil and violence and adultery and degeneracy, i.e., left-wingers in Hollywood and in the media and in our universities, while those same people attack American virtues like honesty, humility, thrift and personal restraint in the Tea Parties.

And that Santorum is willing to speak out terrifies these people. Because they have operated in the shadows for decades, methodically sowing their seeds and undermining our social order. They fear the light of truth shining on them as evil always fears the light and craves the darkness.

Indeed one single speech by senator Santorum has put the media into a frenzy which actually shows how correct Santorum is. Because if he were being disingenuous or frivolous, there would be no need to respond. He would be dismissed.

Thus liberals must malign and impugn and censor us conservatives and Christians at every turn. Because in their hearts they know that we are infinitely better than they are and that we are speaking the truth about everything from economics to foreign policy to the essential nature of evil.

Look at what happened when Tim Tebow, an openly Christian football player, had a string of good games in just one season after virtually no devoutly Christian athletes have appeared in sports for decades.

America was thrilled with Tebow. But the left-wing sports media (yes, they are lefties too) went koo-koo. Because not one single Christian is ever supposed to be praised or seen in a positive light. Ever. Because the left in America fears and is confounded by something that all atheists lack – Christian knowledge, inner peace, security, love and confidence.

And they understood that Tebow was connecting with millions of people even if they were not Christians. And this was seen as an imminent danger on the secular left.

Now along comes Rick Santorum. The moment he rose in the polls the media attack machine went into overdrive, parsing his every word and impugning his every statement. They said he couldn’t win because he is “too conservative” and “too Christian”. Then the Ave Maria speech was uncovered, and the media have exploded.

Yet liberals never can explain why the whole world for centuries has wanted to immigrate into Christian-based Europe and the United States instead of going to atheist/communist China or Cuba, or Hindu India or Buddhist nations in the Far East.

And by the way, the three most significant anti-Christian atheists in the history of the world were Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse Tung who, among them, caused the deaths or outright murdered more than 150 million people and plunged hundreds of millions more into war, chaos and poverty.

Here is how AP covered some of Santorum’s recent comments in which he legitimately questioned Obama’s faith:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum on Sunday condemned what he called President Barack Obama’s world view that “elevates the Earth above man” and requires insurers to pay for prenatal tests that will encourage more abortions.

…”I am talking about his world view, and the way he approaches problems in this country. I think they’re different than how most people do in America,” he said in the broadcast interview.

The former Pennsylvania senator said Obama’s environmental policies promote ideas of “radical environmentalists,” who, Santorum argues, oppose greater use of the country’s natural resources because they believe “man is here to serve the Earth.” He said that was the reference he was making Saturday in his Ohio campaign appearance when he denounced a “phony theology.”

“I think that is a phony ideal. I don’t believe that is what we’re here to do,” Santorum said. “We’re not here to serve the Earth. The Earth is not the objective. Man is the objective.”’

Again Santorum is right on the mark. This is something that we conservatives have been saying about liberals and environmentalists for decades. And those of us not in a sensitive political position like Santorum will say outright that Obama is no Christian. He worshipped for 20 years at a fake Christian church that was nothing but a front for black-liberation theology.

What kind of real Christian would say what Obama said in May 2009 at a news conference in Turkey:

“One of the great strengths of the United States is … we have a very large Christian population — we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”

None would. Because anyone with any knowledge of history knows that America was founded absolutely on Christian values. There are hundreds of documented Christian quotes and references from every founder in the pantheon.

CNN also reported:

‘Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt issued a response to the (Santorum) comments, but did not directly address whether the campaign saw this as a direct attack on (Obama’s) Christian credentials.

“This is just the latest low in a Republican primary campaign that has been fueled by distortions, ugliness, and searing pessimism and negativity – a stark contrast with the president who is focused everyday on creating jobs and restoring economic security for the middle class.”’

So in other words when any criticism of Obama is made that has any ring of truth Democrats must react immediately. Because they are fearful, defensive people. Don’t let their confident sheen fool you.

Thus if Rick Santorum is harming himself with his comments and is unelectable, why don’t the liberals simply let him talk?

Answer: Because they know that Santorum is speaking the truth just like the sports media know that Tim Tebow in fact is connecting with millions of Americans.

Look at what else Santorum said, from CNN.com:

‘Santorum told reporters that the message he was trying to convey was that the president merely holds “different moral values.”

“You may want to call it a theology, you may want to call it secular values,” he said. “Whatever you want to call it. . . it is a different set of moral values that they are imposing on people who have a constitutional right to have their own values within the church.”

He said Obama has reached a “low in this country’s history of oppressing religious freedom that we have never seen before.”

Asked if he believes the president is less of a Christian than someone such as himself, Santorum said that “no one is suggesting that.”

“In the Christian church there are a lot of different stripes of Christianity. . . . I’m just saying he’s imposing his values on the church and I think that’s wrong,” he said.

…He added that liberals on “the left” have been imposing their own moral code on Americans for quite some time.

“You can call it a theology, you can call it a moral code, you can call it a world view,” he said. “They want to impose [that] on everybody else while they insist and complain that somehow or another people of Judeo Christian faith are intolerant of their new moral code.”’

Amen. And again Santorum is speaking the truth. And good for him. May he speak it for many more decades. A star is born.

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