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“America, in its essence, is a moral enterprise,” Santorum said, “focused on the dignity of every human person.”

He criticized godless societies where government instead of faith has become the center of life. Santorum warned against those in government who offer to give Americans more “stuff” in order to dull their pain. Commitment and love, he said, are among the things that the government can never give.

With the media and political pundits pushing the storyline that the Republican Party is in the throes of an identity crisis, Santorum had a strong question for conservatives who favor abandoning their moral underpinnings for the sake of winning the next election: “What does it profit a movement to gain a country and lose its own soul?”

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee is WORLD's Washington Bureau chief. As a reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, he was embedded with a National Guard unit in Iraq. He also once worked in the press office of Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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