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Wed Feb 29, 2012, 10:05 PM

Santorum says get rid of books

It would seem to me that during this campaign season that Rick Santorum sees no need for any new books. After listening to him it seems that everything that we need to know is contained in a book that was complied about 1800 years ago.

He sees no use for college unless you are part of the republican elite and then you only need good republican colleges. Women need to toe the line and not get uppity. The good book says it all.

My question to Ricky woud be why the hell would we need your book that you wrote if everything that we need is already contained in the Bible?? Was it just to try to make some money and try to tell everyone you wrote it and then when there might be some questional parts then you tell everyone that your wife wrote that part. But you never gave her credit until people asked.

Sounds to me that you stole from her.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 10:09 PM

1. Coming from an idiot who said: the men and women who signed the Declaration of Independance

Who is listening to this intellectually deficient fool?

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 10:22 PM

2. Does not anybody, especially in the media, find this familiar?

I'm remembering Pol Pot and his murderous regime in Cambodia.


Throughout Cambodia, deadly purges were conducted to eliminate remnants of the "old society" - the educated, the wealthy, Buddhist monks, police, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and former government officials. Ex-soldiers were killed along with their wives and children. Anyone suspected of disloyalty to Pol Pot, including eventually many Khmer Rouge leaders, was shot or bludgeoned with an ax. "What is rotten must be removed," a Khmer Rouge slogan proclaimed.

In the villages, unsupervised gatherings of more than two persons were forbidden. Young people were taken from their parents and placed in communals. They were later married in collective ceremonies involving hundreds of often-unwilling couples.

Up to 20,000 persons were tortured into giving false confessions at Tuol Sleng, a school in Phnom Penh which had been converted into a jail. Elsewhere, suspects were often shot on the spot before any questioning.

Ethnic groups were attacked including the three largest minorities; the Vietnamese, Chinese, and Cham Muslims, along with twenty other smaller groups. Fifty percent of the estimated 425,000 Chinese living in Cambodia in 1975 perished. Khmer Rouge also forced Muslims to eat pork and shot those who refused.

Yes, it's extreme and there are differences but it shows what can happen when a government begins by attacking the intellectuals and learned persons of their society, which leads to book burnings and worse.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 10:24 PM

3. The idea that education is not good is a staple of fundamentalists beliefs of many


I remember my mother telling me not so long ago: "You are more intelligent than me." (Of course I know that, but) I tried to be tactful. "Well I wouldn't say that..." "Oh you are,"she said. "But intelligence doesn't mean wisedom. I'm far wiser than you." Another time it was that I could "be too well educated...."

But, Mom, why would God give me a brain if he didn't mean me to use it? No answer for that one yet.

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