Blowing off his Toes

Jack Kennedy makes Rick Santorum want to vomit… and he is too blinded by his faith to see how foolish he is.  The speech which so repulses Santourm is the very pronouncement that made it possible for Catholics like him to seek public office.

Judging is inane comments, “it (the speech) makes me want to throw up…“[He says] ‘I will have nothing to do with faith. I won’t consult with people of faith,”   Santorum is only familiar with the first words Kennedy used.  His profound ignorance should bring his ill-conceived campaign to a close.

Where he belongs

Kennedy did proclaim his belief in the separation of church and state… in his speech to the Southern Baptist Convention in 1960.  At no time did Kennedy claim that only secular politicians should be President,  “I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute, where no Catholic prelate would tell the president, should he be Catholic, how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote, where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference, and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.”

What Kennedy actually said, Rick… was that there is no religious test in American politics (Article 6 in case you were wondering.)  Worries amongst Protestants about Papal interference in American policy were ridiculous, and Kennedy was grateful for that fact.  Religious people can hold public office, but their churches have no right to tell them how to govern.   Somebody get Rick a bucket…..

He doesn't have a prayer....JFK gives up on Rick

 

 

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3 responses to “Blowing off his Toes

  1. I find indefensible Sen. Santorum’s reaction to and remarks about JFK’s 1960 speech to the Baptist ministers. This speech is at once a rhetorical masterpiece and it relates a precise interpretation of (and commitment to) the rightful religious freedom of the people the founders acknowledged, and protected from government in the constitution.

    As both a Catholic and a conservative I find this a curiously bad representation (to the point of misrepresenting) of what my faith and political philosophy stand for.

  2. Donna Sheaffer

    Good post. Keep up the good work

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