Friday, May 20, 2005

Santorum's Nazi Comparison Habit

Yesterday, Senator Rick Santorum took to the floor of the United States Senate and compared the Democrats use of the filibuster to that of Adolph Hitler's invasion of France. It seems he likes to compare anything he finds having a 'secular' influence to the Nazis:
I just want to remind people of societies over the last couple of centuries that have been secular in nature, and see what, what the results of that. Starting with the French Revolution; moving on to the last century to the Fascists, and yes the Nazis, and then the Communists and the Baathists. All of those purely sects. Hated religion. Tried to crush religion. That's the kind of peaceful public square that the New York Times would advocate for.
So not only is Santorum comparing the New York Times to Nazis, but also to the French, the Communists, and Sadam's regime. Why? Because being "secular" is bad! Santorum, and all the rest of the Right Wing Religious Extremists want a theocracy, not a Democracy. In his mind, this is a country founded not on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and based on the rule of law. To Santorum this is a country based on the word of God. And not just any word of God. His God. His Bible. His interpretation. He presumes to know the mind of the founders, even though many of whom were Masons!

I believe in one God. But I'll be damned if I'll push my beliefs on anyone else, let alone to try to presume to determine which set of beliefs are right and which are wrong. Santorum has no such qualms, and that is what makes him dangerous.

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