"Santorum accused the president of wanting to “close the deal” on a transformation of America 100 years in the making. He said Obama “wants to replace the ‘why’ of American Revolution for ‘why’ of French revolution –- a society that is Godless without faith,” that is “anti clerical, anti-God, where the government is the center, and they are the ones who care for us. This is President Obama’s New Deal.” - http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/15/17327566-santorum-obama-wants-godless-america-passion-is-on-the-left
"a society that is Godless without faith,” that is “anti clerical, anti-God, where the government is the center, and they are the ones who care for us. This is President Obama’s New Deal.”
First, we must remember that this opinion is based upon a belief in a particular God represents only a minority of citizens views. Mr. Santorum and others like him would lead you to believe that his views are the same as the overwhelming view of the entire country. Secondly, how can something be taken away which can not be proved to be true? He makes claims regarding: "a society that is Godless without faith,” that is “anti clerical, anti-God" can not be proven based upon evidence. He offers no examples of “anti clerical" activities and, in a court of law, not one individual can prove the existence of GOD therefore, the claim of being "anti-God" would be thrown out for lack of evidence.
There have been so many religious-based wars throughout history it would be impossible to recount them all. Mr. Santorum and others like him throughout history have stoked the flames of religious fervor.
It's a very dangerous proposition he is extolling to those just itchin' for a fight.
"As religion threatens to plunge the twenty-first century into a reprisal of the seventeenth century’s Thirty Years’ War, it is tempting to smite the thing altogether, as many intellectuals sought to during the Enlightenment." - http://www.bookforum.com/inprint/015_03/2753
"Santorum accused the president of wanting to “close the deal” on a transformation of America 100 years"
100 Years In 10 Minutes: An Overview Of History From 1911 To 2011 (VIDEO) - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/02/100-years-in-10-minutes-video_n_1179411.html
"Need a crash course on the past 100 years in history? This video takes you through key events over the years, from Roald Amundsen reaching the South Pole in 1911 to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. All clips are original recordings of events, excluding the sinking of the Titanic, which borrows a clip from the 1997 film, and the 1952 explosion of the first hydrogen bomb, which shows another H-bomb. - Of course, like all history, this overview is framed by the one who created it, meaning many historical events that would seem important to others didn't make this list."
Santorum said: "Obama “wants to replace the ‘why’ of American Revolution"
"Read all about it! - http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/
"These newspaper Chronicles let you experience first-hand the excitement and uncertainty of the American Revolution as it happened. Click on a city to read about the riveting historical headlines that shaped the war and America."
Santorum said: "for ‘why’ of French revolution"
"A watershed event in modern European history, the French Revolution began in 1789 and ended in the late 1790s with the ascent of Napoleon Bonaparte.
During this period, French citizens razed and redesigned their country’s political landscape, uprooting centuries-old institutions such as absolute monarchy and the feudal system. Like the American Revolution before it, the French Revolution was influenced by Enlightenment ideals, particularly the concepts of popular sovereignty and inalienable rights. Although it failed to achieve all of its goals and at times degenerated into a chaotic bloodbath, the movement played a critical role in shaping modern nations by showing the world the power inherent in the will of the people."