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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 teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.

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