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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Why Santorum Supporters Should Stand With Ron Paul

I certainly have strong disagreements with Rick Santorum regarding economics, foreign policy and separation of church and state. Having said that, I will acknowledge that other than Ron Paul, I believe he was the only other candidate in the race who sincerely believes what he says. Despite my disagreements with the former Pennsylvania Senator, he certainly was not as fickle as the wind as Gingrich and Romney. For the same reason, Santorum supporters should stand by the only true conservative left in the race. I understand they have fundamental disagreements with Paul's philosophy as well as mine, but the question is this: Do they honestly believe they can trust Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney? Like him or not, you always know where Ron Paul stands.

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 na├»ve, 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.

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. Paul purposefully avoids talking about it in a political context, but he is as devout a Christian as Santorum and stands firmly against the progressive interpretation of the First Amendment as “freedom from religion.”

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