Santorum’s Dream – Christian States of America

Rick Santorum, one of the leading Republican Presidential hopefuls for 2012’s Presidential Elections of the United States, who’s campaign pushed on the accelerator a couple of days back when he finished a surprise second in Iowa, just eight votes behind the current GOP favourite Mitt Romney, has dropped a bombshell by stating that he intends to replace the existing legal system in the United States with a fundamental Christian law system so that the laws prevalent in the great land of dreams are in consonance with God’s laws but the irony lies in the fact that Santorum’s idea of God’s law seems to be postured around a uniform Christian law which quite undiplomatically suggests that everybody’s God is bound to get ignored apart from the God of Christians if Santorum comes to power in the States by winning the Republican primaries and then by outlasting Obama in the real race for being President.

What amazes me is that till now I haven’t seen any hardcore American libertarian lash out at him for suggesting the propagation of such kind of an idea. When the Islamists surged ahead in the post-Egyptian revolution polls held in Egypt and hinted at the setting up of a Government based on Islamic law ie the Sharia, the United States quite vocally opposed the move and stated that it is necessary that the interests of the minorities are upheld and they usher in a totally democratic society free from all sorts of religious bias but till now Mr Santorum hasn’t faced any real opprobrium (internal or external) for hinting at the coupling of the State and the Church, a thing which is fundamentally contradictory to the idea of a libertarian America as envisaged by Thomas Jefferson who stressed on the need for separation of the State and the Church. I think that the United States, the self-proclaimed protector of democracy, liberty, free speech and tolerance has once again shown the world a glimpse of how fundamentalist it has become. 

1 thought on “Santorum’s Dream – Christian States of America

  1. Perhaps it’s because Rick Santorum’s support peaked and then collapsed right after Iowa. He hasn’t been perceived as a serious contender nationally since, outside of the niche bloc of evangelicals.

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