Santorum Rips the Left for Distorting the Crusades in Favor of Islam

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Rick Santorum

DON'T LOOK NOW, but here's another fighter stepping up for the truth—former congressman and potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum. It's flat out amazing how easily the left (not to mention the Islamic aggressors) stoops to corrupting, even reversing the facts about the Crusades.

(Politico) — Rick Santorum launched into a scathing attack on the left, charging during an appearance in South Carolina that the history of the Crusades has been corrupted by “the American left who hates Christendom.”

“The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow an aggression on our part is absolutely anti-historical,” Santorum said in Spartanburg on Tuesday. “And that is what the perception is by the American left who hates Christendom.”

He added, “They hate Western civilization at the core. That’s the problem.”

After asserting that Christianity had not shown any “aggression” to the Muslim world, the former Pennsylvania senator—who is considering a 2012 run for the White House—argued that American intervention in the Middle East helps promote “core American values.”

“What I’m talking about is onward American soldiers,” he said. “What we’re talking about are core American values. ‘All men are created equal’—that’s a Christian value, but it’s an American value.”

“It’s become part of our national religion, if you will,” he continued. “The point I was trying to make was that the national faith, the national ideal, is rooted in the Christian ideal—in the Judeo-Christian concept of the person.”

If it comes down to war, a very real possibility these days. I will be ready to to shed my blood to defend our Constitution. I wish I had joined the military so I could have been better trained for this sort of thing. I guess hunting skills will have to do.

Like the old saying goes: “There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace—but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!.”

—Patrick Henry

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