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Rick Santorum, a former representative and senator from Pennsylvania, is a candidate for the Republican nomination for president.

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    Chicken Leaders and the First Amendment

    What do chicken sandwiches and the First Amendment have in common?  August 1, 2012. Wednesday marked a key date in the implementation of the freedom-offending ObamaCare.  It’s when many organizations and employers were required to begin violating their consciences by providing services that end life rather than affirm it.  Their alternative is to drop healthcare for their employees and pay the fine, or what the | Read More »

    The Foundational Freedom

    The sound of explosions, the smell of gunpowder, and the bright splashes of color against the dark night sky were not always a cause for celebration as the fireworks we watch on this Fourth of July will be.  Instead, to our early countrymen, these sensations came amidst a fight for our independence against an overbearing monarchy that restricted and ignored the freedoms of his people. | Read More »

    Standing for Veterans, Their Families, and Religious Freedom

    It has been said that this nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  Those brave men and women, our noble veterans, deserve our respect and support on all levels and at all times. I am the son of two Veterans Administration professionals and grew up on VA Grounds in the states of West | Read More »

    A Legacy for my Children

    What type of future do I want for my children and future grandchildren?  I do not wish for them a future with a financially unsustainable, cradle-to-grave dependency on the federal government. Rather, I wish for those I love so much a future where the federal government encourages and empowers success, personal responsibility, and financial independence.  I also want a future where state governments, or the | Read More »

    RomneyCare Inspires ObamaCare, But Not America

    Two years ago, President Obama signed into law ObamaCare, his signature piece of  legislation.  As a direct result of that law’s unpopularity, Congressional Democrats suffered devastating defeats in the midterm election of 2010, losing more than sixty seats in the House.  It would be an understatement to say the President’s healthcare overhaul law is merely “unpopular.”  According to several recent polls, Americans still overwhelmingly oppose ObamaCare by a two-to-one | Read More »

    Past Performance Indicates Future Results

    Mitt Romney highlights his business experience in the private sector but tries to hide his economic record in the public sector. He was a failed one-term Governor of Massachusetts, and by any objective measure, he would receive an F for his faulty fiscal stewardship there. Indeed, his economic record would not put him in the ring as a featherweight — let alone a lightweight — in | Read More »

    Proudly Clinging to the Second Amendment

    As President of the United States I would take an oath to defend the Constitution – the whole Constitution – and that includes the Second Amendment and the cherished “right of the people to keep and bear Arms.” Sadly, President Obama and his Administration have mocked, downplayed, and disregarded this right. When I take office, I will restore our gun rights – in full.  I | Read More »

    Promoting Economic Freedom and Growth; Not More Government

    There a lot of folks who want to make sure that President Obama gets voted out of office.  They are the same folks who want to see America vibrant again, with an economy that brings real prosperity to real people.  Let me tell you why I am the candidate who can defeat Obama, and grow the economy. Mitt Romney is a creature of Wall Street | Read More »

    On Health Care, ObamaCare and RomneyCare Will Hurt Ohio Families

    On Health Care, ObamaCare and RomneyCare Will Hurt Ohio Families By Rick Santorum Two years ago, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or as we all have come to know it – “ObamaCare.” ObamaCare is the trifecta of all that is wrong with this Administration: a massive tax bill, an unprecedented expansion of the federal government, and a combination of unaffordable entitlement programs that will burden the economy | Read More »

    For Religious Minorities in the Middle East – With Friends Like Obama, Who Needs Enemies?!

    From the diaries. President Obama has an amazing ability to make Jimmy Carter’s foreign policies look good. Opposition to imperfect allies and support of radical Islamists has resulted in the almost-extinction of religious freedom for religious minorities – from the Copts in Egypt to the defenseless women and children who were slaughtered in Homs, Syria – in the Middle East. Another example is the devolving | Read More »

    Growing Opportunities on Earth Rather Than Colonies on the Moon

    Promoted from the diaries. “The budget should be balanced; the treasury should be refilled; public debt should be reduced; and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled.” - Cicero. 106-43 B.C. Our nation is in economic turmoil, and American families are focused on what matters the most: putting food on the table and keeping the lights on.With economic growth stagnating and over 13 million Americans | Read More »

    Shootin’ Straight on Our Fiscal Challenges

    Everybody is talking about fixing earmarks as if they are the sole source of today’s deficit woes, despite the fact that all of my opponents enthusiastically participated in the process, and that earmarks have now been halted. But what I’m talking about is how to fix America’s economy so that entrepreneurs can create jobs and we as a nation can once again live within our | Read More »