Thursday, February 9, 2012

Santorum: Activist judges are "crushing" faith

CNN reports that Rick Santorum used the recent ruling to overturn California's gay marriage ban to launch into a blast on activist judges.

“They are taking faith and crushing it,” he said. “Why? When you marginalize faith in America, when you remove the pillar of God given rights, then what’s left is the French Revolution. What’s left is a government that gives you rights. What’s left are no inalienable rights. What’s left is a government that will tell you who you are, what you do and when you'll do it. What's left in France became the guillotine.

Ladies and gentleman, we're a long way from that, but if we do and follow the path of President Obama and his overt hostility to faith in America, then we are heading down that road.”

Normally, this might be seen as a fairly standard, conservative critique of the judicial system, but it retains particularly poignancy in the face of the Obama Administration's decision on contraception.

Suddenly, the concerns about the judicial system and gay marriage (long a conservative complaint) have been broadened, devastatingly, to Barack Obama's Administration and his decision on contraception.