What Santorum Should Have Said to Piers Morgan Regarding Contraception
Last week, CNN’s Piers Morgan questioned GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum regarding his position on contraception.
Santorum stated that he believes in the Catholic Church’s teachings on contraception (they oppose it) but that as Senator he voted for national and international funding for contraception and that as president he would do the same. This faulty line of reasoning (“I won’t impose my personally held relgious and moral beliefs on others”) is almost exactly the same as John Kerry’s 2004 statement that he wouldn’t allow his personal opposition to “abortion rights” influence his public policy (which was to support unfettered child murder).
Since all laws are based on morals, the only question is what those underlying morals will be.
Santorum believes that all abortion in all cases is murder and recently signed the USA Personhood pledge which would protect the inalienable right to life for all human persons by defining the word “person” in the 14th Amendment to apply to all human persons from the very moment they are conceived (at fertilization). So evidently he does believe that he can (and should) apply his personal moral convictions and beliefs about the sanctity of human life to public policy. And as a Christian he is 100% correct in doing so since any law contrary to God’s Divnely Revealed Law is “no law at all.”
Instead of ceding the moral premise of his argument by stating, in essence, that he would enforce immoral laws to which he is opposed, Santorum should have merely said to Piers that he believes that all contraception is morally wrong (coinciding with Catholic Church teachings) and especially “contraception” that kills nascent human beings (i.e., abortafascients such as RU-486 and other “emergency contraception.”) and that funding of any contraception is unconstitutional. Plain and simple. And that as president he would merely abide by his constitutionally sworn oath and veto all legislation and ignore any judicial opinions not in accord with the United States Constitution and more importantly, the “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.”
Memo to Rick: You are now officially in the proverbial “Big Leagues.”
Not time to go wobbly to borrow a phrase from Lady Thatcher.
Not time to equivocate.
If the Bible and the U.S. Constitution (in that order) are truly your plumb-line for any of your positions and actions you will take as president, it’s time to stand up and say so without pause or regret.
Stick to your guns, especially on the most important moral/social issues of our times.
Choose this day whom you will serve!
“Peter and the apostles said, ‘We must obey God rather than man.’”