February 8, 2011
Most of your typical Republicans would vote for Lucifer if he is the party nominee, yet they criticize Ron Paul, who is the only candidate with a plan to reduce the size of the federal government and balance the budget. -Tona Monroe, January, 2012
I never intended to write an article on Rick Santorum, but people have encouraged me to in case he becomes the “fall-back” candidate, despite the fact I still believe he is an "also-ran." Rick Santorum to me is another globalist, war mongering, elitist, leftist politician masquerading as a conservative. I have to disagree with the claims of his social conservatism. So, once again I ask you to pay special attention to the links I've provided and bear with me as I dredge through the mud of another presidential hopeful. This is only part one of a two part article because there is so much to tell.
Are the Primaries Valid?
I grew up in Chicago where dead people voted for Kennedy to make him the winner in the 1960 presidential election against Richard Nixon. I've read about the dead voters in Texas who elected Lyndon Baines Johnson to the Senate in 1948. I also know the countless reports of voter fraud since then, thus there is no way I believe Romney, Newt, and Santorum received the votes claimed by the Mainstream Media. After all, we now have dead people voting in the New Hampshire primary. [Link] Also, a caucus vote counter in Iowa says "type-o's" gave mistaken counts of 22 votes to Romney in Iowa rather than the real count of two. [Link] Business Insider magazine says Ron Paul may have secretly won the Iowa caucuses. [Link] Now the Chicago Tribune says Rick Santorum may have won Iowa. And finally, Voter fraud in Iowa is now official. So who is the real winner?
At the end of December the state of South Carolina received notification that the Justice Department was rejecting South Carolina’s law requiring voters to show photo ID before casting their ballots. The department claims the law makes it harder for minorities to vote. Does this give license for the dead to vote again? The Huffington Post reported Newt cancelled an appearance prior to the SC primary for lack of attendance, but then he went on to win the SC primary?
In my local Knoxville News Sentinel on Saturday, December 17, 2011, the lead article was "Haslam Concerned About Voter ID Law." Our leftist Republican Governor Haslam has "voiced concern to legislators that the new state law requiring voters to have photo ID will make it 'unnecessarily hard' for some people to cast ballots in next year's elections." The law was enacted by a Republican-controlled legislature and signed by Haslam earlier in 2011. Tennessee's primary is on Super Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The conclusions are obvious.
Who are the Eligible Candidates?
Before we look closely at Rick Santorum, let's first look at all the ineligible candidates running in the race for president. The term “natural born citizen” was well defined at the time the Constitution was written. The definition was given clearly in The Law of Nations by Emerich D. Vattel, a book that was sent to Franklin during the drafting of the Constitution. The founders specifically made the distinction from a regular citizen to insure that our presidency would not be co-opted by someone with foreign interests at heart (like the POTUS we now have). In order to be a natural born citizen, one must be born of two citizen parents and Obama clearly does not qualify, regardless of where he was born or if the certificate he posted is real. If this requirement can be so easily be ignored, everything is up for grabs.
Next let's look at Willard Mitt Romney whose father was born in Mexico and whose grandparents left America for Mexico because of US polygamy laws. In Devvy Kidd's recent article in NWV's, she stated, "Mitt Romney is NOT a Natural Born Citizen unless he can prove that George Romney gained citizenship from naturalization prior to Mitt's birth in 1947. I have found no records showing this to be the case."
Marco Rubio has been mentioned many times as a Vice Presidential candidate. I'm certainly not a fan of Rubio, but again Rubio is not eligible. Article 2 of the constitution, which says, “no person except a natural born citizen … shall be eligible to the Office of President.” The above writings of Vattel, along with others, verify what is meant by Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution. Rubio was born in 1971 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, but his parents didn't become citizens until 1975.
Now let's take a look at Rick Santorum. Rick Santorum was born in Winchester, Virginia, and raised in Berkeley County, West Virginia, and Butler County, Pennsylvania. He is a son of Aldo Santorum (1923-2011) and his wife, Catherine Santorum (née Dughi, born 1918). His father was an Italian immigrant, originally from Riva del Garda, Italy, and his mother is of half-Italian and half-Irish descent. Santorum’s father emigrated from Italy before WWII. Although his wife has claimed that he served in the U.S. military during WWII, no documentation of that service can be found, and no evidence can be found that he ever became a U.S. citizen.
Now, according to Dr. Herb Titus, counsel to the law firm William J. Olson, he explains Natural Born Citizen most likely means the offspring born in the country of two citizen parents. Here is his video explanation of the term, "natural born citizen."
So, the question remains...is Rick Santorum eligible to be president of the United States? Of course, Obama has already set the precedent, and the constitution and writings of founders have been denied, so it may have become a moot point to the elite.
Santorum and Politics
Rick Santorum received a B.A. with honors in political science from Pennsylvania State University in 1980, an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1981, and a Juris Doctorate degree with honors from the Dickinson School of Law in 1986. Santorum first became actively involved in politics through volunteering for the late Senator John Heinz, a Republican from Pennsylvania and heir to the H.J. Heinz fortune.
In 1990 he was elected to the US House of Representatives for two terms. He became a Senator in 1994 during the "Republican takeover." He served as Senator from Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2006.
Santorum would not be our first Catholic president. In 2002, Rick traveled to Rome to speak at a centenary celebration of the birth of Saint Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei. He and his wife were invested as Knight and Dame of Magistral Grace of the Knights of Malta in a ceremony at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York on November 12, 2004.
Rick disagrees with former President John Kennedy who espoused distinctions between personal beliefs and public responsibility saying this had caused great harm. However, JFK served in the White House long before the social issues of today like abortion and homosexuality were on the front burners of campaign rhetoric. Rick says his personal beliefs would be his public stances. Let's see if that's really true.
Santorum's real claim to fame is his pro-life stance, and his alleged social conservatism. However, in the 1980s his wife Karen while a nursing student, dated the abortion doctor who happened to have delivered her. [Link] Their affair went on for over six years and she left the doctor after meeting Rick Santorum. Her 40 year senior lover, Dr. Tom Allen stated in a Newsweek interview, "When she moved out to go be with Rick, she told me I’d like him, that he was pro-choice and a humanist,” he said at the time. “But I don’t think there’s a humanist bone in that man’s body.” [Link] Of course, we all do stupid things in our youth and our ideas and beliefs can change.
Rick and his wife, Karen Garver Santorum have seven living children. The youngest is Isabella who was diagnosed with a serious genetic disorder most often caused by the advanced age of the mother. Little "Bella" was recently hospitalized. The Santorum's were recently on James Dobson's radio program talking about the tragedy of losing their son Gabriel in 1996. They claimed he was born prematurely and died two hours after birth. Other articles claim the child was stillborn. They brought the deceased infant home from the hospital and introduced him to their children as their brother Gabriel before the funeral and burial.
In a 2004 interview on PBS with Terry Gross, Rick Santorum talked about his wife's 1996 second trimester abortion. They obviously don't like to describe it that way. Karen had to justify her decision to save her own life by explaining that if she had not had the late term abortion, she could have died and her other children would have lost their mother.
In Karen's 19th week of pregnancy check up, the Santorum's were told the baby had a defect and was going to die. A bladder shunt surgery was done on the baby, but the risk of infection was high. Karen developed a high fever two days later and was rushed to the hospital. They were told she had an intrauterine infection and the baby was the source. Once Karen was put on IV antibiotics for the infection, they knew the baby was lost as this induced labor. Gabriel was delivered and died two hours later. Both Karen and the baby very well would have died had they not intervened to save Karen's life. It was a terrible loss for the family.
I certainly do not consider this an abortion, although some might. However, there are problems with what occurred in the Santorum family versus Rick's public statements. Santorum’s views are unapologetically black-and-white. He advocates that any doctor performing an abortion under any circumstances should be criminally charged, even for rape, even for incest, and even for saving the mother’s life. None of them justify abortion in Rick Santorum’s world, unless of course, it's his own wife.
Support for Pro-Abort Christine Todd Whitman
In 1997, Santorum campaigned for the abortion promoting governor of New Jersey, Christine Todd Whitman, CFR member and former EPA administrator (2001-2003). Governor Whitman has deep associations with radical abortion supporting groups; Republicans for Choice and The Republican Majority for Choice. In fact, Whitman is even an active proponent of partial birth abortions. In January 2008, she was named a co-chair of the globalist new age Aspen Institute's Health Stewardship Project. The former head of the Aspen Institute, new age environmentalist Maurice Strong, has membership in the following organizations, but this does not include the entire list:
Senior Advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan
• Senior Advisor to World Bank President James Wolfensohn
• Chairman of the Earth Council (Agenda 21/Sustainable Development)
• Chairman of the World Resources Institute
• Co-Chairman of the Council of the World Economic Forum
• member of Toyota’s International Advisory Board
He is also a long time member of the Futurist Society (which Newt Gingrich belongs to as well as Newt’s long time friends Alvin and Heidi Toffler).
According to her bio on the Whitman Strategy Group website, Whitman has the following affiliations:
Director, Americans Elect (corporations promoting presidential candidates for corporate benefit)
Co-chair, National Smart Growth Council (Agenda 21)
• Member, governors' board of the Oquirrh Institute
• Board of Directors, S. C. Johnson and Son, Inc.
• Board of Directors, Texas Instruments
• Board of Directors, United Technologies
• Board of Directors, Millennium Challenge Corporation (sustainable economic growth)
• Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations
• Honorary Board, Republicans for Environmental Protection
In June 2008, Whitman was named chair of the Water Policy Institute.
The bottom line is...why would a so-called social conservative ever support a woman like Whitman who is anathema to Santorum's spouted beliefs? Or is she?
Support for Radical Abortionist Senator Arlen Specter
In 2001, Senator Santorum actively campaigned for pro-abort Senator Arlen Specter instead of pro-life congressman Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. Santorum had previously endorsed Specter in his short-lived campaign for president in 1996. Specter had previously supplied Santorum with key political staff for his successful run in 1994. Specter of course changed from a left-wing Republican to a left-wing Democrat hoping to retain his seat.
Specter has never been a conservative. He served as assistant counsel for the Warren Commission investigating the assassination of John F. Kennedy and helped devise the "single bullet theory," or "magic bullet theory" as it's called by critics.
2009, Specter switched
parties giving the Democrats a 60th vote in the Senate when Al Franken
was declared the winner in Minnesota and sworn in after court challenges
in July 2009.
Specter put that vote to good use casting the 60th vote for cloture on Obamacare in late December 2009. Having enabled Obamacare to proceed to a full vote, Specter cast the 50th vote for Obamacare (guaranteeing passage because Biden could cast a tie breaker).
Santorum claims he had to support Specter's Senate race because Specter was the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and could see to it that the skids were greased for President Bush's Supreme court nominees. All but 22 Democrats voted to approve Roberts.
Specter supports LGBT rights. He voted to prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation, and was a co-sponsor of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Specter is opposed to same-sex marriage, but is also opposed to a federal ban and supports civil unions. Specter also voted in favor of repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the lame-duck session of the 111th Congress.
Specter voted 50% of the time with the Democrats when he was a Republican and 90% of the time when he became a Democrat. Thanks to President Bush and Santorum, Arlen Specter is responsible for giving us the draconian Obamacare legislation.
Why would "Mr. Pro-Life" strongly campaign for a rabid pro-abortion candidate against a strong pro-life candidate?
Santorum and Planned Parenthood
The following is from the New American article which appeared January 17, 2012 entitled, Santorum Voted to Subsidize Abortion, Planned Parenthood, by Alex Newman.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) received $487.4 million in tax dollars over a twelve-month period and performed 329,455 abortions. Santorum's votes to indirectly fund (through title X family planning) abortion provider Planned Parenthood clinics makes him a partner in crime of the ungodly murder of the innocent unborn. "Mr. Pro-life" voted to have innocent Americans placed into the PP vegi-matic laboratories and enthusiastically campaigned for pro abortion Arlen Specter against the more conservative Pat Toomey. Rick may mistakenly believe that his votes to indirectly fund Planned Parenthood can be hidden from Christians that march for life, but they can't.
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Santorum has also voted for legislation that is being used to federally prosecute peaceful pro-life protesters who demonstrate outside of abortion clinics. He also argued that he voted for the unconstitutional appropriations — used for terminating pregnancies, lobbying against pro-life legislation, handing out birth control, and litigating to keep abortion legal — because they were part of bigger spending bills he supported. Santorum also voted for the Democrat-sponsored “Freedom of Access to [Abortion] Clinic Entrances Act,” legislation purportedly making it a federal crime to “interfere” with a person seeking to terminate a pregnancy. As critics warned at the time, the bill has been used with increasing frequency to prosecute peaceful protesters.
Mathew 7:16-17 states, "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit."
It is not by their words, but by their actions we are to judge these politicians, and thus in effect we are to be "fruit inspectors."
In Part 11, we'll look at the rest of Santorum's voting record and whether he's brought forth good or evil fruit.
© 2012 Kelleigh Nelson - All Rights Reserved
Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots. Kelleigh is presently the secretary for Rocky Top Freedom Campaign, a strong freedom advocate group.