The most convincing argument so far made for Rick Santorum was expressed in a recent column by Star Parker. Titled “The Left Fuels Santorum Surge,” Parker's column touts Santorum’s consistency. “Santorum stands out in the current Republican field in the clarity of his image and identity. There is little doubt about who the man is and there are no glaring inconsistencies between who he says he is today and his past behavior and positions…. So the issue with Santorum is whether you buy what he is selling.”
Parker goes on to commend Santorum for his refusal to shy away from social issues. The Left, she argues, engages in battle every chance it gets to mold our culture into what it wants. The courts found California’s Proposition 8, defining marriage as between a man and a woman, unconstitutional; the uproar that caused the Susan G. Komen foundation to reinstate its funding of Planned Parenthood; the Obama administration’s insistence that the Catholic church provide contraceptives to its employees.
“The three high profile left wing victories of recent weeks all touch these key areas.
- End the traditional institution of marriage as a bulwark of our society.
- Continue to promote sex as recreation and relegate the life this activity creates as a trivial byproduct which we allow to be destroyed with ease.
- Destroy the sanctity of private property so government can finance irresponsibility with other people’s money.”
Rick Santorum, Parker says, is the only Republican candidate who has consistently fought against the Left’s deforming of America.