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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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Reckoner

Let's talk about how much government Liberty University takes, Rickie.

1/31/2012 8:41:30 AM

Really?

Funny how the person saying this got his education at public universities. Seems to me if he were that concerned he wouldn't have gone to college himself. But no, only the rich elite deserve an education. For all Obama's got wrong, at least he's not an entitled SOB who thinks that no one else deserves the same chance he got.

1/31/2012 8:54:43 AM

derpmaster

you know i just don't understand why people always accuse the republican party of stooping to anti-intellectualism.

1/31/2012 9:10:44 AM

Apatheist

Ricky, it's not our fault that atheism is linked to education. Maybe when people learn more they learn that religion is either stupid and impossible or utterly unnecessary to being a decent person.

1/31/2012 9:12:33 AM

Berny

You call it indoctrination, we call it learning to think critically and see through your bullshit.
Too bad more American youth aren't able to go to universities and colleges. You would definitely see fewer people supporting your stupid fundie agendas.

1/31/2012 9:20:50 AM

Osiris

Like I said in an earlier post, these anti-intellectual, anti-college proponents are the best way to absolutely destroy America. Don't go to university, don't get a degree in science, engineering, medicine, law, or programming. Let America just fall apart and loose its position as once leader of the world in science and technology. Just let all those sweet technology jobs go to China and India.
Furthermore, what does it say about the veracity of one's beliefs that you become terrified that people getting an education won't believe in them anymore?

1/31/2012 10:19:19 AM

cdcdrr

Hey Rick, Pink Floyd called. They say it was just a song!

1/31/2012 10:48:33 AM

JohnTheAtheist

I praise Jesus H. Christ that Santorum will not get near the White House.

1/31/2012 10:51:06 AM

Papabear

Uh, Rick, that "indoctrination" is actually education. I can see why you may not be familiar with it, but it's a good thing, not dangerous.

Rick, much of what the ACLU does is to ensure the free speech rights of wing-nut, a**holes such as you are not compromized.

That 62% of students with religion lose religion in college shows they are learning to think critically. What a shame the other 38% didn't pick up that important skill.

That you think colleges and universities are causing harm to our country is just another red flag to warn the country of your lack of qualifications for any position higher than boot-scraper or door stop.

And to anyone contributing money to the Santorum campaign, let me give you a suggestion, STOP IT.

1/31/2012 11:00:43 AM

loki

mmmm when these people ever come to power in the US, the Us will have their own Middle Ages.

1/31/2012 11:05:44 AM

Vermicious Knid

The indoctrination that occurs in American universities

Well, I didn't go to a big name university, but I still don't recall ever seeing Atheism 101 anywhere in the course catalog. They did, however, put a heavy emphasis on having students develop critical thinking skills like evaluating the evidence and coming to our own conclusions. In other words, thinking for ourselves instead of memorizing and parroting. Frothy needs to look up the definition of the word "indoctrination," because don't think he knows what it means.

1/31/2012 11:07:49 AM

Reynardine

Eye no. Branes r no gud, moran.

1/31/2012 11:39:46 AM



Didn't Santorum himself graduate from Pennsylvania State University? Hypocrisy at its finest.

On the other hand, an American college education sure isn't worth much these days if the likes of Santorum is the product.

1/31/2012 11:47:24 AM

Idgas

Real reason because if they go to college they are less likely to believe the bullshit that spews from the fundies.

1/31/2012 12:22:47 PM

Spreading Santorum

He's a dumbass, but I support this idea 100%, and you should too. After all, we're always going to need people to be maids, gardeners, cashiers, etc, and if everyone starts going to college, the salaries for these positions will be through the roof.

Support ignorance, if for no other reason than cheap unskilled labor.

1/31/2012 1:38:09 PM

Zimmer

Literally a comic book villain.

"I WANT people to be uneducated so they'll more readily accept this bullshit I'm selling them!"


1/31/2012 1:55:37 PM

whoanelly

Then don't send your kids to college, Frothy. We'll always need people to flip burgers. (I actually feel like a piece of shit saying that because a. i mean no offense to people who may work at fast food restaurants here and b. these kids are being indoctrinated fundie catholic, and the shitty jobs they'll get without a college degree will not be able to take care of their massive broods of children. Please send them to college, for the good of the horde of your future grandkids!)

1/31/2012 2:39:45 PM

Pilotess

Santorum went to college, didn't he? Business Degree, right?(not that he learned much) With a degree in business he should understand that higher educated people make better, more productive employees - gotta pay them more, though!
He also should know that if Americans keep getting dumber and dumber we soon will be a third world country! But we can write this off as "god's will"

1/31/2012 3:03:53 PM

Anon

>>Spreading Santorum

He's a dumbass, but I support this idea 100%, and you should too. After all, we're always going to need people to be maids, gardeners, cashiers, etc, and if everyone starts going to college, the salaries for these positions will be through the roof.

Support ignorance, if for no other reason than cheap unskilled labor.

<<

You may be trolling, but Dude Not Funny.

1/31/2012 3:24:30 PM

Old Viking

The man is hilariously, droolingly dumb.

1/31/2012 4:06:09 PM

Skatepunk

Obama wants to make college affordable.

Santorum wants people to stay away from college.

I know who I'm voting for! :D

1/31/2012 5:07:15 PM



I don't want to live in this country anymore.

1/31/2012 7:14:19 PM

Renon

And this is why Santorum cannot and will not win. No one who thinks knowledge is bad should be a leader of any sort.

1/31/2012 8:49:59 PM

aaa

I would pity you, if you weren't such a large hypocrite.

1/31/2012 9:06:16 PM



So this dumbass fails to realize the value in a degree is not scarcity, but the advanced level of knowledge and skill?

2/2/2012 11:37:20 AM
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