Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

Santorum expounded his belief on why America is declining, saying," ... Satan has done so by attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition."

After trashing Santorum for these wise words he spoke, the media repeats in unison the old myth that Americans only care about jobs, the economy, and business. This just isn't true.

Millions of Americans believe like us that moral decay is a greater threat to liberty than the current economic downturn.

Moral decay impacts our families and lives as much as or more than money. Many a happy family gets by on modest incomes. In contrast, drugs, immorality, and lust have destroyed countless marriages, and when those marriages dissolve, economic hardship often results.

Plus, moral decay affects the economy in more ways than at first blush we might realize. Honesty and integrity in business dealings and commerce under gird the free enterprise system. Without moral people, economic decisions become mired in corruption, which leads directly to a lack of trust.

The basic underlying beliefs of socialism run counter to biblical Christianity. To covet your neighbors' goods and money, as a society, is as wrong as stealing it as an individual. Just because we steal to redistribute wealth as a collective (the US Government) doesn't make it moral, even if it is legal.

But we think that Santorum's words that really stung the elite media were his words about academia. In continuing his description of Satan's works, Santorum said, "The place where he was, in my mind, the most successful and first successful was in academia. He understood pride of smart people. He attacked them at their weakest, that they were, in fact, smarter than everybody else and could come up with something new and different. Pursue new truths, deny the existence of truth, play with it because they're smart. And so academia, a long time ago, fell."

In this election season Santorum has drawn a tough dance card dealing with the devils in the national news media.


Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown are both bestselling authors and speakers. In 1988, working from their kitchen table, they formed Citizens United.
 
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