Thursday, November 02, 2006

"The Pursuit of Happiness is Harming America"

Andrew Sullivan has clip of Rick Santorum saying this.

Over and over the Republican U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, and Republican Marjority Whip in the Senate by the way, claims in this interview that it's wrong to do what you want to do as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else (the basic view of liberty made famous by John Stuart Mill) .

Instead, Rick Santorum and the Republican Party believe you and I have a responsibility to them and to their religious beliefs and personal preferences. That's conservatism today, that's the ruling party's mantra today. Needless to say, that philosophy is the very anti-thesis of American liberty. Santorum claims he's basing his views on America's "founding documents" but he runs roughshod over the first one--The Declaration of Independence, which famously states that people have the right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". Rick Santorum and the Republican Party don't agree.

If you value human liberty, vote Democrat. Vote to restore the values of American liberty and to restore the good name of American Liberalism, which has been dragged through the dirt far too long.

I'm Senator Jay Bulworth, and I approved this message because I am scared to death of what an authoritarian Republican majority comprised of people like Rick Santorum will continue to do with two more years of power.

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