I'm sick in bed today so you'll have to forgive me for these threads that keep popping up. I'm bored as strawberry float AND you guys failed to help me find an international forum to post such random topics.
So like most of you already know, Rick Santorum feels that
It has been my experience that when dealing with females, you need to treat them as though they have a mental disorder… especially those that are constantly seeking equality in the workplace, the military, and in the home. Women need to know their place and need to know when it is okay for them to speak. They were put on this earth for two reasons, and two reasons alone: taking care of their husband, and giving birth to his children… that is all. Any woman who tells you otherwise is obviously touting the liberal agenda of equality, and they need to be told the truth of their purpose. It is a disorder that can be fixed, but not until they go through several years of therapy to understand that they need to be subservient.
He is also against gay rights. What was new to me was how passionately he felt about environmentalism. He hates it. Santorum’s statements, votes, and policy positions firmly plant him as a strong anti-environmentalist. Just a few days ago in swing-state Colorado in an anti-Loraxian speech, he told a crowd about how the Endangered Species Act was preventing timbering in his home state of Pennsylvania:
We have the Endangered Species Act, which has prevented us from timbering all sorts of acreage there
Santorum went on to say:
We were put on this Earth as creatures of God to have dominion over the Earth, to use it wisely and steward it wisely, but for our benefit not for the Earth’s benefit.
Further, Santorum calls climate change a “hoax,” says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should continue to allow coal-fired powerplants to emit mercury (even though the EPA says mercury causes 11,000 premature deaths and 130,000 asthma attacks in the U.S. every year), and says oil and gas drilling should be allowed everywhere including in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Here he says on video:
Come to Pennsylvania. We are drilling oil and gas wells all over the place including in people’s backyards. A forest in my opinion is like a garden and you’ve got to care for it. If you don’t care for it, you leave it to nature and nature will do what it does: boom and bust.
Anyhow, if the USA got this guy in charge and he starts opening up huge coal factories, chops down most of USA's forests, drills everywhere etc, as well as keeps women from working in any decent positions, how will this effect women outside of the USA? Will America, as always, try to push their agenda on the rest of us?