The Courage of Mr. Santorum

Today is the beginning of the wild ride for the Republican nomination for President.

In a previous blog I’ve made my prediction about who is to be the likely winner.

I did not predict Rick Santorum.

That’s irrelevant to the way he’s run his race.

From the very beginning, Mr. Santorum has been an unwaivering Conservative voice for traditional family values.

So rare these days.

Since Iowa has a fair amount of Conservatives who think like me….(hard to believe there are more of us)…Rick’s campaign has surged in the past few weeks.

Ask a voter two months in advance who he’s leaning toward and the answer is far different from the one you get the day or two before the election.

A smug reporter, most likely a Liberal with a phony agenda, asked Mr. Santorum about the death of his still-born child.

Now there’s someone who really feels others pain.

He wanted to know why they brought the child home before burying it.

Are you kidding me?

Why is that any of our business, or yours Mr. Reporter, to ask about what’s appropriate to do regarding the burial of a loved one.

With all due respect to my wife and her family, when I first met them, back in the mid 80’s, they showed me photos of ancestors who were waked in their family home in Woronoco, Massachusetts in the 1930’s.

The children in the house all posed beside the departed for the Kodak moment.

Did I think it was odd?

Yes.

But I didn’t try to embarrass them politically with my opinion of the event.

The fact was, they were old school traditional Polish and with little money to afford a public wake, that was how they handled the departed’s remains…with a viewing in the home.

Family values, like when is a life a life, or what is the definition of marriage, are very personal matters, that the Liberal left has had no problem lampooning for years.

Why?

My theory; their god is not my God–and–Holiness is their enemy and the best way to stop it is to make goodness seem weird.

God bless you Mr. and Mrs. Santorum for being such consistent Christians and Conservatives.

I’m truly sorry for the loss of your child.

It’s got to be difficult to endure.

May your little one rest in Christ’s loving arms–so too we all.

May you also have peace knowing that God judges the intention of the heart more than he judges anything we’ve said and done.

For the sake of America, may your heart and the heart of those like you running for office, be judged fairly by the electorate.

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