Thursday, February 16, 2012

Santorum: A Brave Heart Needed For What Is Coming His Way

I admit that I am a bit surprised at Santorum's surge in the polls and how he is now giving Mitt Romney a run for  the nomination in the Republican primary. All but written off, it took but a few victories, the downfall of Bachmann, Perry, Cain and, as it's beginning to seem, Newt Gingrich, to clear Santorum's path as a previously 'unelectable' candidate to one that is receiving so much support that several polls show he is neck and neck with Mitt, and at least in one poll, Mitt is now trailing Santorum. His victories left many pundits absolutely speechless, wondering how this could happen, which I must admit again, gave me a sense of satisfaction that these 'experts' are not anymore expert on political matters than I am. Anyway, now that it is beginning to look as if it will be Rick against Mitt for the nomination, I am waiting for the bloodbath to follow and it will not be for the squeamish.

We were all witness to what the media and the GOP elites did to rip the first four candidates mentioned above to shreds and I won't go into it here. We all know what happened, but it will be nothing compared to what they will do to Rick Santorum now that he is a serious contender to Mitt. I hope and pray to God that Rick Santorum is ready for the onslaught on his character, family, his unabashed conservatism and his Catholic identity which he makes no attempt to hide so as to not offend anyone. Alan Colmes attack on the death of the Santorum's infant Gabriel  here was a harbinger of what is to come.

Santorum's positions on life, family and traditional marriage make liberals fit to be tied. Now that the Catholic Church is again in the spotlight with the Bishops standing united against Obama's administration and his leftist supporters, Rick's Catholic faith will come to the forefront and the hatred the left holds for the Catholic Church will be made manifest, especially if he continues to rise in the polls. I believe that Santorum would do well to confer with Sarah Palin and learn a little something about what it feels like to see your character and family decimated by hate. He should ask her how she withstood the attacks on her faith, her little boy Trig which she CHOSE to give life to as the Santorum's did with Bella, rather than murder these babies. I guarantee you that the left will not hold back. All will be fair game to them.

There will be cries of a coming tyrannical, Catholic, theocracy should Rick become President of the United States. The left will demand that Santorum publicly declare, as did JFK, that his faith as a Catholic will not influence his role in the public square, and if he doesn't comply with their request, then the left will have their 'proof' that the Pope will be calling the shots in this country and all non-catholics will be made targets of Catholic hate and bigotry. Santorum and faithful Catholics in this country should be ready for this. What the Church and Santorum believes will be subject to vile, distorted lies that the ignorant will lap up and believe to be true, and we will be asked to defend our Faith against these lies. The left controls the  media and to refute these lies will be difficult unless we and Santorum are up to the task.

His family will be massacred. The number of children they have will be seen as selfish, bringing a child into the world that the left sees as having no value will be derided ferociously and his faithful adherence to practicing his faith will be seen as a radical departure from the "common catholic" or as Obama would say, the "good catholics" of practicing contraception, abortion and accepting gay unions as marriages.

Mitt has been mostly spared by the media and certainly by the GOP establishment, but that is because he is their poster child. The media wants Mitt as the candidate so Obama can easily defeat him by bringing up the fact that Romneycare and Obamacare are one in the same, with Romney's own architects of his healthcare policy being asked by the Obama administration for their help in constructing Obamacare. The GOP are not looking to win the presidency, but are hoping that Mitt's moderate/liberal stance will bring enough moderates to win back the Senate and retain control of the House. The GOP are just interested in controlling the money and how it is spent.

I truly believe that Santorum has a chance of helping raise this country to a higher moral standing than we've witnessed since the sixties. Those of us that work paycheck to paycheck, mind our own business, let others live as they see fit while we worship the God of our faith freely, without having to walk in the liberal slime that we are forced to accept as "more fair", are greater in number than we think. Busy with our lives, families and faith, we are quiet and keep to ourselves. But, I believe this may be changing. Only about 20 percent of this country consider themselves liberal and over 60 percent see and call themselves conservative, yet it has been the minority that has run the show and have been the loudest. This will change. It has to change for the sake of our country.

As Catholics in a nation that is becoming more and more secularized, we need to stand fast and realize that attacks on Santorum's faith are attacks on our own faith. The lies that will be coming from the left will prompt more violence against us that are Catholic or Protestant. The left seem to thrive on hating anything that is good and holy and evidence of that will become much clearer as this campaign continues, especially if Santorum remains a serious contender, which I think he will.

If we remain true to our faith, we will know what it means to be persecuted during this primary and the general campaign for the presidency. We will either cower and bow to Caesar like the Keehan's and Pelosi's of this country, or defend what we hold true without excuse. There's an old adage that asks, if you were arrested for being a Catholic, would they have enough evidence to convict you? I believe we are about to find out.

3 comments:

  1. I think that America needs Santorum. Praying for US citizens understand that. Four more years for Obama will be a complete disaster for the world, not only America.

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  2. "I thank God that I live in a day when the enemy is outside the Church, and I know where he is, and what he is up to. But, I foresee a day when the enemy will be both outside and inside the Church ... and, I pray for the poor faithful who will be caught in the crossfire."
    --Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890)

    You saw what was coming. Please now pray for us Blessed John that ALL the "Peoples of the Book" will finally recognize our clear and present danger as the last vestiges of Christendom are being smashed by these new barbarians before our very eyes. Amen

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  3. I fail to see how a true Catholic could be a staunch, party line conservative or liberal given
    that the left is on the wrong side of life issues and right champions the rich and their bloodsucking
    corporate bedfellows while stomping on the poor. Remember what Our Lord said about the
    poor and disenfranchised. Catholics would do well to see
    how Santorums beliefs jibe with ALL of the catechism, not just the parts about abortion and homosexuality.

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