Rick Santorum: Statist of the Month

Self proclaimed “pro-freedom” group, Bureaucrash has named Pennsylvania Senator, Rick Santorum its “Statist of the Month.”

Santorum, who has been battling a bad case of foot-in-mouth disease lately, just seems to keep making things worse for himself. Known for comparing gay marriage to terrorism, Rick Santorum is the true polar opposite of former Republican icon, Barry Goldwater.

Santorum, who is now on tour promoting his new book (you’ll love this), It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good, was recently on NPR to discuss his book and the values found within.

BuzzMachine offers notable “lowlights,” but this one is by far the craziest:

This whole idea of personal autonomy — I don’t think that most conservatives hold that point of view. Some do. And they have this idea that people should be left alone to do what they want to do, that government should keep taxes down, keep regulation down, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, that we shouldn’t be involved in cultural issues, people should do whatever they want. Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world. And I think that most conservatives understand that we can’t go it alone, that there is no such society that I’m aware of where we’ve had radical individualism and it has succeeded as a culture.

If you read the rest of BuzzMachine’s post, he points out something that is becoming more and more apparent. Our political spectrum is turning circular, and while you have your standard Republicans and Democrats on the right and left, at the bottom you’ll find your Ted Kennedy’s and your Rick Santorum’s; common good mongerers who have zero respect for individual rights and represent the statist fringe of our political spectrum. This is where you’ll find your censorship and eminent domain advocates. These are the polticians who seek to bring about the end of America as it was meant to be. At this point, I think the best strategy for the Democratic Party is to donate money to this guy’s campaigns, because he is making Republicans look like bafoons.

So congratulations Rick Santorum! You are Statist of the Month!

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