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Old 02-27-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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I don't think Santorum is particularly anti-education or anti-intellectual per se. What he opposes is the culture of the intellectual elites, the "Village Elders" in his It Takes a Family. There is definitely a set of values - a whole subculture, really - in this country shared by academia, the media, some in politics, and perhaps many other upper-middle class professionals (they are the ones who tend to be more intellectual in their tastes and also more educated).

It is secular, rather than Christian, and seeks to innovate rather than to conserve. It condones the existence of abortion clinics, supports the homosexual movement, and is otherwise sexually amoral. It tolerates little open dissent in these matters: try, as a college professor, denouncing homosexuality, or claiming that women SHOULD NOT be able to have abortions or even should ideally stay home if they have children, and see the backlash from others in the subculture. Heresy! More philosophically, it tends towards denial of the existence of absolute moral truths and negation of the supernatural.

Santorum sees this set of values as morally defective, and he also views those who hold this worldview as using their high posts to try to impose it, and largely succeeding - through the popular media, through education (particularly college education, which is more immune to the outrage of parents), through public policy, etc., upon Joe Six-Pack, his wife, and three children. That's it. In reality, he probably isn't any more "anti-intellectual" than the majority of college professors.

I'm sure he would be far more benevolent towards the Ivory Towers if they embraced Thomism rather than, say, anti-essentialism. They both want to dictate their vision of what the world should be to society, and structure it in a way that reflects this vision; only Santorum proudly admits it.
...so Santorum would like to hold the highest office of the land to impose his?
No thanks!
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Reality
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Inferring that aspirations to go to college is snobbery seems like a slam. Inferring that schools are ruled by the devil is definitely slamming.
Maybe so but neither of those things were actually said. Now how is saying that people should only go to college if they want to slamming education?
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Where is the quote of Santorum slamming a college education?
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Still don't see where you posted a quote of Santorum slamming college education. That's the title of your thread. Shouldn't we expect to see it?
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He can't produce it because it is in his imagination.
Here it is, o ye of little faith!

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Oh. My. God. As if it couldn't get any worse. This video clip has to be seen to be believed. And people wonder why conservatives are seen as anti education. This should tell you why.

Santorum: Obama is ‘a snob’ because he wants ‘everybody in America to go to college’ - Election 2012 - The Washington Post

Absolutely apalling.
That is the OP of a thread. Read it and weep, Santorum supporters!
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:10 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Keep your voting block uneducated so you can scare them to vote for you.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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Absolutely. There are plenty of right wingers that went to these "liberal" colleges and that hasn't affected them.
The whole "college is programming liberalism!" is just propaganda to keep the useful idiots dumb. The less intelligent they are, the easier they are to control.
Explains most liberals - useful idiots, the whole lot.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Because he is smart, "holier than thou", whereas the people he is appealing to are... idiots. Clearly, he assumes others to be simpletons and not as "enlightened" as him.
All true. Good answer.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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All 4 GOP candidates are highly educated, all have more education than Obama. Paul - MD, Newt - Phd. and Santorum -JD and MBA, Romney - JD and MBA

Yet Obama had more successful careers than all of them and is much more intelligent and charismatic.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Santorum has shot himself in the foot, his campaign will die tomorrow when Romney wins Michigan.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Reality
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Yet Obama had more successful careers than all of them and is much more intelligent and charismatic.
You might want to wipe off your chin.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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The notion that everyone must attend college needs to be disabused.
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