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  •  Liberty, equality &... fatherhood? (15+ / 0-)

    Cognitive dissonance or...God, I cannot keep a serious face...ROFL

    ...and French went to guillotine as a result of relying on the goodness of each other (Democracy)?

    How dumb exactly is this guy? His speech writers? Advisors? This is worse than Christine-I am not a witch-McDonald...

    "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

    by zenox on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 07:11:56 AM PST

    •  Citizen Santorum report to Robespierre... (7+ / 0-)

      I think you need to be re-educated.

      Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
      I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
      —Spike Milligan

      by polecat on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 07:13:58 AM PST

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    •  Paternalism (2+ / 0-)
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      On the macro level, of the strong leader, like the monarch, or like the dictator.

      But on the micro level, the father as the absolute ruler of the family. Right or wrong, this figure of authority is by definition right and his way is the only way. It's not even his way or the highway. Run away and Sanctorum will pick you up, send you back home, and allow the paternalistic dad figure to mete out whatever punishment or abuse he wishes. God anointed the dad as the absolute ruler of the household, and therefore what he wants is right, even if it is wrong by any other standards.

      •  This sounds like the slavery days (3+ / 0-)
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        Run away and Sanctorum will pick you up, send you back home, and allow the paternalistic dad figure to mete out whatever punishment or abuse he wishes.
        ...when runaway slaves were caught, returned to their masters and punished. This is also similar to some eastern cultures in which male members dominate and control their female relatives. Honor killings are a result. Also, in Saudi Arabia, women cannot leave their houses without a male relative escorting them. And they cannot leave the country without a male relative's permission. Imagine a mother having to get her son's permission to travel abroad.

        Mind boggling...

        "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

        by zenox on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 08:12:16 AM PST

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      •  Just another reason that... (3+ / 0-)
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        me and "God" don't see eye to eye.  If all persons were created equal, then why should a father (never a mother) have absolute power over the family?

        Oh, that's right, because human men created religion and "God" and all the sexist rules that go along with it.  Hmm, wonder why all the religious rules so heavily favor men...I wonder....I wonder.

    •  Liberty, Equality and Paternity?? (5+ / 0-)

      Now that is truly insane.  

      Is he trying to get the Bieber/Schwarznegger vote?

      The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

      by Upper West on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 08:43:10 AM PST

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      •  That's what homeschooling does to you (0+ / 0-)

        I guess...

        "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

        by zenox on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 10:21:34 AM PST

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        •  I really, really, really,really, really wish... (0+ / 0-)

          ...that "homeschooling" stops being an automatic put-down.  Those who do it seem to know the least about the topic...low-information opinions that more typical of a Fox News viewer.

          And besides, Santorum said, this not his kids.  Santorum's background:

          * Butler Area PA public schools
          * Pennsylvania State University undergraduate
          * Master of Business Administration program at the University of Pittsburgh
          * JD with honors from the Dickinson School of Law
          Basically, everything EXCEPT homeschooling.  

          To restate then,  

          "That's what a public education and private education and an MBA and JD do to you.  If he had homeschooled, perhaps he would be better informed."

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