Attacks on Santorum Family Life Are Appalling

While Rick Santorum receives tremendous criticism in politics I am appalled by the attacks on his personal life. He is a father of eight (one deceased) including his youngest daughter Isabella, who suffers from a serious genetic disorder, and homeschools his children. That is not easy and I say, Rick and Karen Santorum: more power to you. I believe that the way in which Rick and Karen handled the death of their preterm son Gabriel was a very heathly way to cope and truly respected the short life of their son. I believe that their decision to keep their daughter Isabella and to love her anyway, Trisomy 18 and all, should be applauded by everyone. Despite how labor intensive it can be, I’m glad that the Santorums homeschool their children since homeschooling has consistently correlated with more intact families, higher test scores, and higher involvement in the community. I also see nothing wrong with having large families despite claims that having more than two children is “irresponsible.”

So when people like Bill Maher decry Rick Santorum as wanting to homeschool his children because he wants them locked up in his “Christian madrassa” and brainwash them or when Alan Colmes characterizes Santorum’s decision to bring his deceased child home as “crazy” frankly I think that that’s baseless mudslinging and its disgusting.

In case anyone has forgotten, while people are busy bashing the personal life of a father of eight who is engaged in his children’s lives and has been married to his first and only wife for 22 years, Newt Gingrich, serial adulterer, is still running for President.

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3 thoughts on “Attacks on Santorum Family Life Are Appalling

  1. Amen, amen, I truly hope that women across the country listen to their inner voice and come to terms with what they deeply know inside:

    That whatever their opinions may be about Rick’s positions on the issues, there is NO DOUBT that in his personal life, THIS is what a man looks like. THIS is who you hope your sons grow up to be, and your daughters would marry.

    And that those who call him “crazy” and who called Sarah Palin “crazy” for “talking” to her disabled child
    are the ones truly beyond contempt.

    “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.” goes the old saying.

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