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K-Lo, Brilliant on Santorum
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Kathryn Lopez has a moving, insightful, eloquent column on the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast and on Rick Santorum’s message that got lost in the shuffle of him feeling queasy upon reading a famous JFK speech. Please do read it.

Here’s a nice passage:

Santorum, like Kennedy, is keen on the founding principle that the president should not attempt to impose his religious views on the nation. In a speech two years ago, he said that “while the phrase ‘separation of church and state’ doesn’t appear in the Constitution, the concept of keeping the government apart from religion does.” And, like Kennedy, he believes that a candidate’s religious affiliation shouldn’t be a disqualifier for office. But the Kennedy speech presented a model for pushing religion to the margins of our public life, a fact that has impoverished a nation that once prized religion as an “indispensable” support to “political prosperity,” as our first president put it.

Charles J. Chaput, the current archbishop of Philadelphia, has said that Kennedy was “sincere, compelling, articulate — and wrong.”

Now this next bit I’m going to offer has nothing to do with what Kathryn wrote, but I can’t resist: Wouldn’t it be fun tomorrow if Santorum’s home state voters gave him a large percentage of the votes even though he has officially suspended his campaign? It would certainly provide  conservatives a boost in keeping Mitt Romney’s feet to the conservative fire.

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