What are Rick Santorum's
candidacy positions and have they remained consistent? In other words,
can Rick Santorum's positions be trusted?
Rick Santorum's pro-life positions are solid.
He is against
embryonic stem cell research and opposes all types of abortions, even after rape of incest (see
Abortion Is Murder). While in the US
Senate, Rick Santorum led the fight to ban partial birth abortions
Rick Santorum opposes homosexual marriage (see
Bible Verses) and
also led the effort for a Constitutional Amendment defining marriage as between
one man and one woman.
Rick Santorum supports a balanced budget (see
America In Decline) Constitutional Amendment
that limits government spending to 18% of our gross domestic product (GDP). He also wants to
roll back all non-entitlement, non-defense government spending to 2008
levels through across the board cuts.
He wants to stimulate the manufacturing sector with a 0% corporate tax rate,
simplify the personal tax code to two rates - 10% and 28% - and eliminate all deductions except home mortgage interest,
healthcare, retirement savings,
children and charitable giving.
Foreign Policy Positions:
Rick Santorum propose to neutralize the threat of
nuclear-armed Iran with immediate military action. He appears to understand the
external threat posed by Islamic jihad,
perhaps more than the Islamic
jihad brewing within America.