United States Constitution

Article VI

…but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

Rick Santorum (r) at the Values Voters Summit today:

Rick Santorum (r): ….We will never have the media on our side ever in this country. We will never have the elite, smart people on our side. Because they believe they should have the power to tell you what to do. So, our colleges and universities, they’re not gonna be on our side. The conservative movement will always be, and that’s why we founded patriot voices, the basic premise of America and American values will always be sustained through two institutions, the church and the family. [applause] And so, and so economic conservatives and libertarian types can say, oh, well, we don’t, we don’t want to talk about the social issues. Without the church and the family there is no conservative movement, there is no basic values in America [applause] in force, and there is no future for our country….        

And to think, I voted for him in the Missouri republican Presidential Preference Primary. Heh. Because we all should have stoopid people telling us what to do.

Evidently, critical thinking isn’t an aspirational goal for Rick Santorum (r).