Rick Santorum is at it again with his anti-education attacks. It's no secret that this man devalues higher education, what with his "What a snob!" comments toward President Barack Obama's desire for every American to have a college education. Now the failed presidential hopeful is blaming college for "indoctrinating" people in what he calls a "sea of antagonism toward Christianity." He also, somehow, ties marriage equality, abortion and pornography into this somewhat comical point-of-view.
Santorum has made it clear that he is a religious fundamentalist who has no problem attempting to delegate the beliefs and liberties of others based on his extreme religious views. His opinions on education are drenched in over-religious sentiment, referring to his deity as "The Truth-Giver" in a cultish display of brainwashed allegiance. This is what he values over the American people, and this is what he values over education.
It's being reported that several domain names donning his hopeful "2016 election" plans have expired, indicating that he may not toy with running for president again even though he's said otherwise. He knows that his attacks on the educated weren't popular when he lost among his own people to run for Obama. So it'd be silly for him to run after these latest statements.
It's almost apparent why Rick Santorum has such disdain for the educated. It seems as though education threatens his religionÂ—and if that's the case, then Santorum has other problems to worry about it, and it certainly isn't with higher learning institutions if his own faith is so easily threatened by the mere education of those around him.
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