“Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.”–Edmund Burke, considered to be the father of modern Conservative thought
No, that’s not the stupid quote. I don’t think Burke ever said a stupid thing in his life. Even the points I would disagree with Burke on vehemently would still be genius.
I just quotde that to frame this idiotic statement from last night’s GOP Debate. This little tidbit comes from lover of big government, regulations and unchecked executive power, uber-liberal Rick “What Constitution? I have my wacky interpretation of the Bible!” Santorum.
And with right-to-work, look, I represented the state of Pennsylvania, which is one of the — which is not a right-to-work state. If you look at who voted for the right-to-work bill in the Congress, those who came from right-to-work states voted for it. Those who came from non-right-to-work states represented their states. I wasn’t going to vote in Washington, D.C., to change the law in my state.
I support right-to-work. I actually, as president, will sign and advocate for a right-to-work bill, but when I represented the people of Pennsylvania, I made the decision that I wasn’t going to do in Washington and change the law in my state when my state didn’t want to have that provision in their laws.
So let me get this straight, you support right to work, but you voted against it? Oh I’m sorry, I misspoke. Rick Santorum filibustered a right to work bill. He didn’t just vote against it, he tried to prevent it from even getting a vote. Way to support your supposed values, Rick. This wasn’t like Romney’s excuse of “I had a liberal legislature, let’s see you do better.” This was “I joined the enemy to actively prevent you from engaging in a basic capitalist right which is covered by your right to pursue Happiness.” It was “I thought my getting reelected was more important that the Declaration and Constitution and reason.”
Oh yeah, I trust this guy. I trust him to not only try to legislate every aspect of my personal life, but to continue to sell us out to the unions every chance he gets.