Wednesday, February 15, 2012

You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Party

Rick Santorum on contraception;
One of the things I will talk about that no President has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the whole sexual libertine idea. Many in the Christian faith have said, “Well, that’s okay. Contraception’s okay.”
It’s not okay because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. They’re supposed to be within marriage, they are supposed to be for purposes that are, yes, conjugal, but also [inaudible], but also procreative. That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen. We take any part of that out, we diminish the act. And if you can take one part out that’s not for purposes of procreation, that’s not one of the reasons, then you diminish this very special bond between men and women, so why can’t you take other parts of that out? And all of a sudden, it becomes deconstructed to the point where it’s simply pleasure. And that’s certainly a part of it—and it’s an important part of it, don’t get me wrong—but there’s a lot of things we do for pleasure, and this is special, and it needs to be seen as special.
Again, I know most Presidents don’t talk about those things, and maybe people don’t want us to talk about those things, but I think it’s important that you are who you are. I’m not running for preacher. I’m not running for pastor, but these are important public policy issues. These how profound impact on the health of our society.
He's nuts and so are they. Outside of people who  have had sex with Santorum and my great aunt Jane is there anyone who thinks that in the "sexual realm," oh crumulent phrase, sex is for the making of babies and naught else? Where, one wonders, does this thou shalt not come from? 

Is Santorum actually running to rid the world of pleasure? What next all food eaten for reasons other than the satisfaction of immediate bodily needs is outlawed as both an affront to God and on public policy grounds. He might be the only president brave enough to shed light on the specific and general dangers of pleasure and its role in the ending American exceptionalism, which is Santorum's mind seems to mean free to do everything but enjoy yourself.


  1. I don't even think Aunt Jane would believe that!

  2. True enough, she actually enjoyed life.