Kenneth Burns wrote:If I'm reading this right: The church says husband and wife should give themselves to each other totally. If they use contraception, they're not doing that. Ergo, it's immoral.
Santorum said something like that. But its not clear if anyone else really believes that nonsense.
The right wing just loves this idea that 'scary Obama wants to attack your religious freedom'. But it seems that nobody other would-be-preacher-in-chief Santorum is willing to describe what that means. The anti-Obama douchenozzles on this forum evade and bluster, but can't really defend it. Because its just bullshit.
If you've been wondering, how is it that self-described small government types can get so worked up over private matters like contraception, I think this clears things up:
Corey Robin wrote:Conservatism, then, is not a commitment to limited government and liberty—or a wariness of change, a belief in evolutionary reform, or a politics of virtue. These may be the byproducts of conservatism, one or more of its historically specific and ever-changing modes of expression. But they are not its animating purpose. Neither is conservatism a makeshift fusion of capitalists, Christians, and warriors, for that fusion is impelled by a more elemental force—the opposition to the liberation of men and women from the fetters of their superiors, particularly in the private sphere.
http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/ ... state.html