Santorum’s Satan Complex
Posted on Feb 21, 2012
Putting aside any of the possible reasons why Rick Santorum invoked the mighty evil that is Satan while spiritually assessing America during a speech at Ave Maria University in 2008, as that would constitute unhelpful speculation at this time, we think Forbes’ Josh Barro has some good points about the telling blind spots in Santorum’s diagnosis. Here’s a bit of the history lesson Barro offers in his piece.
Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh says Santorum’s got some ’splainin’ to do. —KA
Let’s think back to what America was like almost 200 years ago. Slavery was legal, indeed enshrined in our Constitution by our Founding Fathers. The federal government was forcibly removing American Indians from their lands, leading to thousands of deaths. Women couldn’t vote and were limited in their rights to own property. And yet, Santorum sees Satan wielding more influence and having more success in America today than he did then.
Satan Goes to Washington: This political cartoon by Grant E. Hamilton was published in January 1885 in the magazine The Judge.