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Santorum: ‘Our Freedom’ Is Less ‘Whole Than It Was At The Time Of Our Founders’

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At a campaign stop in Iowa this weekend, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) doled out a frothy mixture of revisionist history about what it was like to be alive in the late 1700s:

Our founders said [our] rights were given to us to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Does anyone here believe that first inalienable right is as whole as it was at the time of our founding? It isn’t. Does anyone believe that our freedom is as whole as it was at the time of our founders? It is not.

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Santorum’s understanding of the word “freedom” leaves a whole lot of Americans out of the picture. There’s a reason, for example, why the authors of our Constitution are sometimes referred to as the “Founding Fathers” — none of them were women. Indeed, women did not actually gain the guaranteed right to vote until the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920, more than a century after Santorum’s utopia era of “freedom.”

Another person who probably disagrees with Santorum’s definition of the word “freedom” — this guy:

So maybe before Santorum pretends to know what “freedom” looks like, he should take a moment to actually read about the amendments to the Constitution and then spend just a few minutes learning about what so many of them were put into our founding document.

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