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Wash Times: Why Santorum Supporters should side with Ron Paul

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TAMPA, April 10, 2012 — Rick Santorum and Ron Paul clashed frequently during the GOP debates. Santorum and his supporters suspected that Paul had made a deal with Romney, but that wasn’t it at all. Santorum and Paul had genuine disagreements about issues that matter. What is American conservatism? Is it libertarian or not? Should religious beliefs inform public policy or should the separation of church and state be absolute? In a way, it’s a shame that the race was not solely between Paul and Santorum. These are questions worthy of public discussion, unlike Mitt Romney’s tax returns or Newt Gingrich’s marital adventures.

I am a libertarian and tend to agree with Ron Paul. I tend to disagree with Rick Santorum on most things, but not on everything. However, I do grant him this. He was the most sincere of Paul’s opponents. Call me naïve, but I am convinced that he believes the things he is saying.

He didn’t try to run away from his positions, either, or dilute them with weasel words so as not to offend. In that respect, he was a lot like Ron Paul, who has paid the political price for sticking to his principles for over thirty years. I have to believe that Santorum supporters acknowledge Paul’s sincerity as well, whether they agree with him or not.

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Incorrect link

I was reading through the article and I think there's an incorrect link here:

The two combatants have something else in common. They are both deeply devoted to Christianity. Santorum supporters who doubt this should read Paul’s statement of faith.

The link does NOT go to the statement of faith (which can be found here), but instead goes to an article entitled: "Why Ron Paul Matters More Than Obama, Romney, Santorum and Gingrich"

I think that's probably not the link he meant to put there. It's also an unfortunate mistake since the article ("Why Ron Paul Matters More..") is kind of "dissing" Santorum while Mullen is trying to court his supporters. Can someone let him know?

Comparing Rick Santorum to Dr. Paul.

I do believe with Tom Mullen that Rick Santorum is probably sincere but he is also economical with the truth when it suits him and like most successful men he indulges himself somewhat in self deception before he deceives others.

He, like many Americans, believes that the Federal Government should legislate how human beings should behave and should micro-regulate society as is done in the EU (he has said so) but then that makes him a European not an American. By advocating such a thing he is speaking against the highest law of the land, the Constitution. In other words he, like so many of his former colleagues in the Congress, is lawless in his thinking and is oblivious to the fact that he is an oathbreaker, an egregious trait in a public servant.

In other words Mr. Santorum may be principled in a collectivist sentimentalist kind of way but he is also unprincipled when it comes to actually applying the law of the land to his decisions. I have the impression that he might discard whatever principles he thinks he has if they were confronted by a situation where they might have to be put to the test.

At his age Dr. Paul was making a run for the Presidency under the banner of the Libertarian Party. He was telling the same truths as he is telling today in order to warn his countrymen of the dire future ahead of them if they continued down the same path. His countrymen were ignoring him then just as the controlled media are ignoring him today. I do not believe that Mr. Santorum could possibly endure such public ostracism. It is simply not in him.

Ron Paul is an historically unique individual who has been raised up by God for just such a time as this. If the American people recognise that this is the day of their visitation and that they have an opportunity to change the course of history they will vote for Dr. Paul in a landslide. By their doing so God will turn their nation from the humiliation that they deserve and by His grace He will restore them to an even greater abundance than they have ever experienced.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

So... let me see. This is why Santorum also...

supports Romney? Principles?

'Principled', is a term with which Santorum is entirely unfamiliar!

Like Ron Paul, Thomas Mullen is a clean boat in a sea of garbage

To quote Doug Wead.

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Fabulous Article!

Should be required reading for all those "conservative" radio talk show hosts.

Great Article!

Thanks Thomas Mullen, hit the nail on the head again with a great article!