According to a column in The Independent Florida Alligator, Santorum said in 2006: “This idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues … that is not how traditional conservatives view the world.”
Columnist Thomas Ryan comments:
“Why would anyone who believes in shrinking government think the government should manage family life and the choices of consenting adults in the privacy of their own homes?
“In addition to his urges to regulate personal behavior, Santorum has referred to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell as “social experimentation with our military right now, and that’s tragic.”
“If Santorum were a real small-government guy, he wouldn’t be following in the homophobic footsteps of current and former communist states in which homosexuality is illegal.”
You tell ’em, Tom!