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"It's no wonder President Obama wants every kid to go to college," said the former Pennsylvania senator. "The indoctrination that occurs in American universities is one of the keys to the left holding and maintaining power in America. And it is indoctrination. If it was the other way around, the ACLU would be out there making sure that there wasn't one penny of government dollars going to colleges and universities, right?"

He continued: "If they taught Judeo-Christian principles in those colleges and universities, they would be stripped of every dollar. If they teach radical secular ideology, they get all the government support that they can possibly give them. Because you know 62 percent of children who enter college with a faith conviction leave without it."

Santorum went on to encourage his audience not to "give money" to colleges and universities that he said are causing harm to the country.

"I'll bet you there are people in this room who give money to colleges and universities who are undermining the very principles of our country every single day by indoctrinating kids with left-wing ideology," he said. "And you continue to give to these colleges and universities. Let me have a suggestion: Stop it."

Rick Santorum, CBS News 65 Comments [1/31/2012 4:36:23 AM]
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michael3ov

"Because you know 62 percent of children who enter college with a faith conviction leave without it"

That is what education and learning how to think critically normally does to fairy tale beliefs, wishful thinking, and general irrationality.

Why the hell is the right so anti-intellectual today? What happened to the William F. Buckleys?

Does Santorum ever utter a true statement?

1/31/2012 4:42:08 AM

Adey

That's right Santorum, keep the kids dumb and it makes it easier for the churches to fleece them of their money and the right to think for themselves.

1/31/2012 4:58:58 AM

Mudak

The two most shameful things to come out of Penn State are Jerry Sandusky and Rick Santorum. Neither man learned anything there...

I'll let everyone else decide which man is more repugnant as a human being.

1/31/2012 5:08:26 AM

Titania

So, an education in anything other than an untestable and unprovable mythology is indoctrination? If we followed Santorum's advice, the USA will be the rest of the world's janitor.

1/31/2012 5:10:02 AM

zipperback

Rick Santorum: Unity Through Ignorance!

1/31/2012 5:12:13 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

Rick, just what the hell are you doing?


1/31/2012 5:20:24 AM

Tiny Jebus

You do know, Rick, that there are Christian universities in this country, a few of which are quite decent schools. Baylor, here in TX, comes to mind.

1/31/2012 5:24:21 AM

David B.

"colleges and universities that [...] are causing harm to the country"

Said Mr. Santorum, BA (Pennsylvania State University), MBA (University of Pittsburgh).

Santorum has his qualifications, and will no doubt not have the least hesitation in making sure his own kids get every opportunity to do likewise, but in this difficult modern jobs market it's always a good idea to thin out the competition as much as possible.

Keep 'em poor, keep 'em dumb,
And you'll always keep 'em under your thumb.

1/31/2012 5:48:54 AM

Mister Spak

No wonder Rick Santorum is opposed to education. If people are educated, they don't fall for his shit and don't vote for him.

1/31/2012 6:00:37 AM

Brendan Rizzo

I love all the anti-intellectualism and begging the question in these statements. Is this really what America has become? If so, I want no part in it.

Also, how does Rick "Santorum" Santorum explain the continued existence of such esteemed diploma mills as Liberty U. and the Bob Jones University?

1/31/2012 6:12:48 AM

gravematter

Religious nuts criticising indoctrination? Hilarious. Universities teach students to think for themselves, and question things. Religious nuts bring up children to believe in some mystical sky-dude and not to question his wacky ideas. Which of these seems more like indoctrination? Hmmm...

1/31/2012 6:21:56 AM

The_L

I am getting so fucking tired of anti-intellectualism.

The reason people leave their former religion in college is usually because they were presented everything as an all-or-nothing system, and once one of the alleged "requirements" for being a Christian was proved false, the whole house of cards came tumbling down. All-or-nothing Christianity is the problem, not colleges.

1/31/2012 6:22:45 AM

dionysus

We ain't need none-a dat fancy shmancy edumacashun! The only book lernin' we wanna do is from da Bobble!

Seriously though, how do you expect us to compete in the global marketplace if you discourage people from going to college? I'm glad this man has no chance of getting into office otherwise America will end up as Jesustan.

1/31/2012 6:45:43 AM

Canadiest

In what fucking universe is higher learning coupled with primitive superstition? Look Santorum, and all your dangerous backward peers: You have churchs all over America and on the airwaves, do your own legwork.

It has NEVER been the job of universities, even those began and operated by Catholics, to teach Sunday "Judeo-Christian principles" School to adults.

America is in financial deep water, ran by corperations and wall street and all the Republicans want to do is tear down those last stumbling blocks to Theocracy.

1/31/2012 6:48:59 AM



The indoctrination that occurs in American universities...

That's funny, when I was in engineering school I studing electrical engineering, not theology or social perspectives.

Because you know 62 percent of children who enter college with a faith conviction leave without it.

Frothy, you say this as if it were a bad thing.

I'll bet you there are people in this room who give money to colleges and universities who are undermining the very principles of our country every single day by indoctrinating kids with left-wing ideology...

I'd bet dollars to donuts that Frothy Mixture donates to his alma matters. Considering he got his bachelor's degree at a state school, I'd say his taxes are still contributing.

In general, keep 'em young, dumb and full of come, eh, Frothy? The world needs ditch diggers too.

1/31/2012 7:03:04 AM

Martha Jones

Oh...because it would be bad if that happened, right?

I can't really say, because I'd GROWN OUT OF THAT by the time I started college.

1/31/2012 7:07:36 AM

TGRwulf

It's called reality. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean you can force others to be as blind as you are.

1/31/2012 7:13:17 AM

Doubting Thomas

Yep, let's homeschool our kids and keep them away from colleges so they'll stay stupid & keep believing the bible!

Anyone want to bet that the frothy hypocrite ends up sending his kids to college? He already allowed his wife to have a lifesaving abortion while saying that no woman anywhere should ever have an abortion, even for medical reasons, so I see no reason for him to get rid of his hypocrisy.

1/31/2012 7:24:18 AM

Big Jilm

Wow, Sanitarium's War on Intelligence!

Listen, I grew up in a conservative rural environment and decided to go to university a good ways away -it was the most Liberal universities in the State...and you know what? It was pretty balanced in education both left and right.

None of the professors tried to force their viewpoint; they just presented the different schools of thought on various subjects and you were taught how to analyze information, not how to think.

I remember one of my old high school drop out friends once called me lazy and insisted my college was just a bunch of liberal hippies. I told him about my English Professor who was a Drill Sgt. in Vietnam and that shut him the fuck up right damned now.

1/31/2012 7:25:55 AM

d.w

it's a mind fuck, the most powerful country in the world, and have a sick scrotum running for the job of top dog.it's....thangs for the head to desk time........what was i doing

1/31/2012 7:52:27 AM



Fear educated people for they will take your God from you. Ancient meme dude. Still abhorrent, still working. *sigh*

1/31/2012 7:52:37 AM

LDM

And all this time I just thought he wanted them to have a better chance at getting good jobs. Silly me.

1/31/2012 8:00:20 AM

J. James

Look on the bright side. There is NO FREAKING WAY IN HELL that Frothy and his "Stop college!" message will beat Obama.

1/31/2012 8:07:05 AM

Metallic Space Dragon

One thing I've always wondered about ideas like this: if these people think theirs is the "one true religion," then why are they so afraid of people learning to think for themselves and learn about other viewpoints? You'd think their beliefs would be able to stand up to such exposure.

Oh wait, they're all based on myths and stories. Reality's a bitch, ain't it? I got more exposure to reality in my five years of college (nine if you count going part time for a second Bachelor's while I was working full time) than in twelve years of Catholic grade school and high school. Guess which one I learned more from and enjoyed more?

1/31/2012 8:13:51 AM

Cotopaxi

This guy is a presidential candidate?! What the fuck!

1/31/2012 8:35:12 AM
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