Thursday, December 31, 2015

Rick Santorum is NO Constitutionalist!



Rick Santorum is nuts. Period.

In an interview this past week, Presidential candidate Rick Santorum labeled Ted Cruz as a fraud in regards to his social conservative positions.

Trying to steal what Ted worked hard to build, a coalition of social conservatives, libertarians and fiscal conservatives, Santorum, in an interview, attacked Cruz's position on the Constitution, states' rights and gay marriage:

"Ted Cruz takes the position, very much a 10th Amendment, states rights, which is, you know, very much Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) , Ron Paul position,” 

Santorum also blasted Cruz on his positions on abortion and drugs:

“If people want to do drugs in Colorado, it’s fine with him. If people want to have different kinds of marriages, it’s fine with him. He doesn’t agree with it. If you want to have an abortion, it’s fine with him, he doesn’t agree with it, but he’s not gonna fight it."

Let me help Rick out a bit. Here's the 10th amendment:


"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

The only fraud here is Rick Santorum. As someone who claims to be a "constitutionalist," please tell me where in the United States Constitution does it say that the federal government has the power to define marriage, ban drugs or abortion? Here's a hint Rick, it doesn't. Major conservative icons and scholars have made the argument that the issue of gay marriage belongs to the states, libertarian scholars are presenting even more compelling arguments on drug policy and states' rights and Rick Santorum supports overturning Roe v. Wade (where before the Supreme Court decided to pervert the Constitution, abortion was a state's issue)

It's not the "Ron Paul" position or the "Rand Paul" position, it's the conservative-libertarian position.

Here's a quote from one of my favorite small government advocates, former Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater:

"Today neither of our two parties maintains a meaningful commitment to the principle of States' Rights. The 10th Amendment is not a 'general assumption' but a rule of law. States rights mean that states have a right to act or not to act, as they see fit, in areas reserved to them."

Go home, Rick...you're drunk.