It’s another Santorum rant.
Senator Santorum called the President of the United States a snob for wanting everyone to go to college? Here is another part of what he said:
“There are good decent men and women who go out and work hard every day and put their skills to test that aren’t taught by some liberal college professor trying to indoctrinate them. Oh, I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image. I want to create jobs so people can remake their children into their image, not his.”
Note to Mr. Santorum: Sir, I don’t want to make my children into my image, your image or anybody’s image. I want them to be themselves, to find what is sacred within their hearts and then follow it by joyfully participating in this miracle called life.
Senator Santorum also attacked the late President Kennedy for espousing the long standing principal of separation of church and state? Kennedy’s comment came fifty years ago when he, as a Catholic, was seeking the presidency.
I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute; where no Catholic prelate would tell the president — should he be Catholic — how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference, and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him, or the people who might elect him.
President Kennedy never said people of faith should not voice their opinions.
Santorum said on “Meet The Press”: …the idea that people of faith should not be permitted in the public square to influence public policy is antithetical to the First Amendment…”
President Kennedy also never said people of faith would not be consulted. Kennedy made it clear he supported religious liberty and that the President must be responsible to all the people.
To paraphrase Lloyd Bentsen to Dan Quayle in 1988.
Senator Santorum, many of us knew and liked Jack Kennedy. You Sir are no Jack Kennedy.