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Santorum's Botched Attempt at Debate

Whoah! I never saw this footage until now! I stumbled across it somehow on Youtube, it had only like 100-something views and ALL dislikes...in NH, Santorum got into an argument WITH THE CROWD about marriage, and it got ugly!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7TsanhI33s



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Rick Santorum: "We Assassinated an American we will assassinate your scientists!

I believe in Hope & Change..I Hope the government will Change
Spindale-Rutherford County-North Carolina

Marriage

Marriage aka "making it official" consists of at least 3 parts:

1. Moral and spiritual part. Government not involved because this is an internal thing for each individual.

2. Contractual and legal part. This is a contract between individuals which can be brought before the court in matters of dispute. Note that contract terms may not violate laws. I'll let someone more knowledgable talk about the effects of varying state laws on contractual relationships like partnerships.

3. Tax and other benefits. Government has ended up with the power to bless one contract "more official" than another by bestowing benefits on certain standardized contracts but not others. Government licenses bestowers of the benefits.

My understanding is that Ron Paul's message is that number 3 is just another intrusion of government into the lives and choices of free people.

If his role in all this is to make Romney actually look good

by comparison its working.

This kind of a comment is just damaging to a good cause!

I was intrigued by the headline, and very disappointed when looking at the video. NOT disappointed because Santorum did not live up to YOUR promise, but disappointed because yet another Ron Paul supporter does the good cause damage.

In fact, based on the what I could understand from the exchange of words that took place in this video, some person in the video claimed that anybody should be able to do ANYTHING to make him or herself happy, as long as it does not harm other people. And this was particularly connected to the question of marriage.

Santorum then tried to make the person THINK, just as I would have done in a similar situation. He was trying to make everyone see the WHOLE picture before he eventually would answer the question. And THAT was what brought out the amount of booing that actually took place, which was not THAT much compared to the applause which also took place.

My quick conclusion: Some people seem to think that they should be able to ANYTHING to make them happy, but NOTHING to make them THINK about what they are doing.

To much hype in your headline

then I saw the clip and it was a let down...

Let's not lie

...or even exaggerate. Far too often on this website we see subject lines that when we click on the link to an article or a video turns out to be something different than what the subject line actually said.

I don't like Santorum any more than you do, but he was not booed off the stage - that's a flat out lie. After he thanked the people and was leaving, a few people in the audience booed while more applauded. And "getting ugly" is an exaggeration as well.

We are not going to persuade people to our point of view by lying - please don't do this anymore.

No King but Jesus, no President but Ron Paul

Ok

I changed the title. It did sound to me like the boos were NOT the minority. And if the title isn't intriguing, the story gets buried, just like the Youtube video seems to have been (although there may be other versions out there). But I wasn't trying to lie about anything. He was speaking at a college campus who clearly didn't take the speech well. I understand however that some people here felt it was exaggerated, so I edited it. I still think passing this video around is a good idea, because I doubt most people have seen it.

Hey its all okay

You are working for the right team!

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

Careful. Voices of reason are

Careful. Voices of reason are usually scorned on DP these days.

I agree with you man

Yeah

Let's get reasonable.

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

That man is obsessed with other people's sins.

Ricky seems to be a member of that Krazy Katholic Kult. They distinguish themselves by proving they are gods judging good and evil.

Sincere Catholics should not be tempted to share his apple.

Free includes debt-free!