Our founders understood liberty is not what you want to do, but what you ought to do. That’s what liberty really is about. . . . God gave us rights, but He also gave us laws upon which to exercise those rights, and that’s what you ought to do. And, by the way, the law should comport—the laws of this country should comport with that moral vision. Why? Because the law is a teacher. If something is illegal in this country because it is immoral and it is wrong and it is harmful to society, saying that it is illegal and putting a law in place teaches. It’s not just—laws cannot be neutral. There is no neutral, Ron. There is only moral and immoral. And the law has to reflect what is right and good and just for our society.Whenever some anthropologist says that we just can't understand people from other societies because our assumptions are so different and so on, I think, how could anybody's way of viewing the world be more different from mine than Rick Santorum's is?
Monday, November 21, 2011
The always frightening Rick Santorum told Iowa Republicans this weekend that everything immoral -- according to his interpretation of Christianity -- ought to be illegal: