Rick Santorum: Mutually Consenting Adults Don’t Have Right to Privacy

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One of two members of the crowd who hit Republican U.S. presidential candidate Rick Santorum with glitter gets dragged out of the building at a town hall meeting at the American Legion Hall in Lady Lake, Florida, January 23, 2012. The Florida Republican primary will be held on January 31, 2012. (REUTERS/Octavian Cantilli)

Rick Santorum’s monster win yesterday means that he will be the next Republican candidate to get skewered by the corrupt media. No doubt his comments from the 2003 campaign will be brought back into the conversation. So before your read this somewhere else I thought I would post this report and let you decide for yourself.
This comes from Wikipedia:

The Santorum controversy arose over Republican former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum’s statements about homosexuality and the right to privacy. In an interview with the Associated Press (AP) taped on April 7, 2003, and published April 20, 2003, Santorum stated that he believed mutually consenting adults do not have a constitutional right to privacy with respect to sexual acts. Santorum described the ability to regulate consensual homosexual acts as comparable to the states’ ability to regulate other consensual and non-consensual sexual behavior, such as adultery, polygamy, child molestation, incest, sodomy, and bestiality, whose decriminalization he believed would threaten society and the family, as they are not monogamous and heterosexual.

Some commentators condemned his statements, while some conservatives came to his defense. The controversy carried over into Santorum’s presidential campaign in 2011.

This is what made Rick Santorum a target on the left. . I will post an update if I get more information. In the meantime, you can discuss your reaction below.

UPDATE: Thank you, Aaron Z., for adding the following in your comment…

Along with the 2003 interview, Santorum gave another interview in 2006 that will haunt him in a general election:

“This whole idea of personal autonomy, well I don’t think most conservatives hold that point of view. Some do. They have this idea that people should be left alone … [that] government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues. … Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world and I think most conservatives understand that individuals can’t go it alone.”

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