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March 15, 2013 - 9:59 am

An emotional former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), speaking at CPAC just a day after seeing his nephew pass away, implored conservatives to become the “greatest generation” by embracing charity while not compromising on social positions in campaigns.

“Our society has become an epidemic of addiction and dysfunction” with the media promoting “a culture of titillation in an attempt to please us,” Santorum lamented, emotional after recounting the story of being at his dying newphew’s bedside in the same hospital where his wife gave birth to one of their daughters.

The onetime presidential hopeful said lower-income Americans in particular are enduring suffering, but not because Americans are worse off in the past in terms of healthcare and medical advancements.

“Our culture and our political leadership have robbed them of the ‘why’ of America, our purpose,” Santorum said. “What is the why of America? What is the American dream?”

“America in its essence is a moral enterprise — a moral enterprise focused on the dignity of every human person.”

Santorum said if the conference is focused on helping people gain more material possessions, “America will lose.”

“The left can always promise more stuff and make it sound like they care more,” he added.

“For those in our movement who want to abandon our country’s moral underpinnings to win … what does it profit a movement to gain the country and lose its own soul?”

Santorum slammed Europe as “a society that is godless without faith” and compared it to “Obama’s new deal.”

“We have to fight for those who are suffering and left behind,” he said. “…They want your money not because they want your cash” but  “caring, mentorship, love — all things government cannot give.”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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America's Moral/Economic Decay is directly tied to the following:
The one thing, perhaps the main point against "The Gay Movement" is it's perceived need to redact The Bible. That in and of itself makes this movement political.
O.K. "The Gay Movement" began in the late 1900's shut off, rekindled in the 1920's then joined with the "Hell-no-We-Won't-Go" 60's Revolutionaries. Had the "Bra Marchers" "Women Libbers" joining in and became an amalgam of misfits and perverse "civil rights" cause celebre coupled to SDS and "Black Power" and "Weathermen."
Today, We The People have this:
A new edition of the popular New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) commentary, The New Oxford Annotated Bible, reinterprets key sections of the Bible to negate or water down orthodox Christian beliefs about homosexuality (man/woman), Jesus Christ’s sovereignty(Judeo-Christian heritage), and the sanctity of life (eugenics,abortions).
The new Annotated Bible — edited in part by pro-”gay” and feminist scholars — adopts “gay” revisionist interpretations of Holy Scripture such as that God allegedly destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for the sin of inhospitality — not homosexual sin.
The nation’s leading church for homosexuals swiftly hailed the new politically correct Bible commentary. Rev. Troy D. Perry, founder of the homosexual Metropolitan Community Churches...as ground breaking.
If Americans are OK with these turn of events,i.e., American Exceptionalism...schucks, why not re-write the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. Pray. Amen. Hell, dont' stop there, re-write the whole of American history... Progressive New Left Activists have copies at the ready. Common Core, anybody?
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