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Santorum speaks at Eastern on politics and America’s future

Rick Santorum, former Republican Pennsylvania Senator, visited Eastern University on April 17 as a part of the series “Conversations that Matter.” His topic of discussion was America’s future. Prefacing his discussion, Santorum said, “I am very optimistic about America’s future.”

According to Santorum, America is the “greatest civilization in the history of the world.” However, he has begun to “question where we begin to see some fraying around the edges.” He believes that the “encroaching rise of the secular left,” as well as a variety of other things, including multiculturalism, is attempting to change America in a negative way.

Santorum believes we are fighting two wars; the first is the war of traditional America versus materialism and reductionism. The second war is the “war of America and western civilization against the other culture, which is radical Islam and radical jihadists.”

Santorum also commented about the current politicians running for president. Hillary Clinton, he believes, is capable, but he has issues with her character. Because Barack Obama grew up in Hawaii, Santorum believes he is very distant from the concerns of the rest of the country. And John McCain, he believes, is the “luckiest politician on the face of this earth” because of the state of the Democratic candidates.

However, when making decisions about politics and who to vote for, Santorum said, “You have to look at what the left in this country stands for and the right in this country stands for and match it up with what the truth is.” After that comment, Santorum took some time to defend why he believes that the right side of politics is correct and the left side is not.

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