Rick Santorum on How Same-Sex Marriage Destroyed The Economy

There was once a time when the country-club Republicans controlled the party and they would laugh off the religious right as a bunch of nuts. Sure, they would pander to them during elections and throw them a few bones while in power, but the old GOP leadership didn’t feel comfortable with them.

During the Bush years the religious right began to dominate the party. Today it is very rare to have an economic conservative who is moderate on social issues. (By economic conservative I’m referring to today’s extreme views in the Republican Party, not fiscally conservative Democrats  or independents who have entirely different views). Increasingly, conservative leaders are arguing that it is necessary to be socially conservative in order to truly hold economically conservative views, as they blame variation from their backwards social code for the destruction of society.

An example of this trend can be seen in a statement from Rick Santorum on how same-sex marriage destroyed the economy:

Letting the family break down and in fact encouraging it and inciting more breakdown through this whole redefinition of marriage debate, and not supporting strong nuclear families and not supporting and standing up for the dignity of human life. Those lead to a society that’s broken…

If you think that we can be a society that kills our own, and that disregards the family and the important role it plays, and doesn’t teach moral values and the important role of faith in the public square, and then expect people to be good, decent and moral when they behave economically, if you look at the root cause of the economic problems that we’re dealing with on Wall Street and Main Street I might add, from 2008, they were huge moral failings. And you can’t say that we’re gonna take morality out of the public square, morality out of our schools, God out of our schools, and then expect people to behave decently in a country that requires, capitalism requires some strong modicum of moral consciousness if it’s gonna be successful.

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    Adam Henry says:

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    adam says:

    The conservative argument that religion is what what keeps people civil has an unsettling corollary:  That they wouldn’t be civil if they weren’t religious.

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