Santorum and Paul on child slaughter...
Here's an e-mail I received from an esteemed friend. (TB)
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Thought I'd pass on to you a couple videos of Santorum's and Paul's responses on the question of abortion. I recently posted these on Facebook, noting that a comparison of their answers pushes me towards Santorum, and away from Paul.
Santorum's answer is excellent.
(Many dear brothers') advocacy for Ron Paul notwithstanding, I'm simply not comfortable with Paul's limiting his answer on abortion to a matter of states' rights. I'd be fine if he focused his answer on the practical difficulties of federal policies on abortion; but when he makes it a matter of principle, I get off his bus. I mean, if anything trumps the Tenth Amendment, ought it not to be the right-to-life given in the Declaration (still more, a Christian's obligation to defend the unborn)?
Equally troubling to me is his refusal to assert that marriage has a civil, rather than simply religious, component. Maybe it's just me, but the ease with which Paul divests himself of the moral complexities of these issues reminds me far too much of the clean separations made by R2K men. It's just entirely too easy to relegate God's laws to a matter of states rights.
All in all, I'd like to support Paul, but his libertarianism makes me unlikely to do so unless it's a choice of him vs. Obama (or Romney).