Feb 24 2012

Reasons I Support Rick Santorum for President

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I fully support Rick Santorum for president.  He is a trustworthy conservative with strong leadership skills.  He has the knowledge base, experience, and proven ability to get things done while working with people of various political ideologies.  He is passionate about his love for America and understands the critical nature of our place in history at this time.

I do not believe there is any other candidate who is as committed to the repeal of Obamacare.  With Santorum, the need to repeal Obamacare is not simply academic—it is heartfelt, and it drives him.  He rightly has described it as “the number one threat to liberty in our country”, and has said it was the reason he entered the presidential race.  Having a daughter with Trisomy 18, he has personal experience with the world of special needs and insight into the devastation socialized medicine would bring on the care of special needs individuals.  I have no doubt he will fight for the most frail among us and for liberty for all.

Rick Santorum is also a man of principle.  As a senator, he became one of the most successful government reformers in our history, taking on Washington, D.C.’s powerful special interests.  Santorum was a member of the famous “Gang of Seven” that exposed the Congressional Banking and Congressional Post Office scandals.  Because of this record of reform, a Washington Post reporter wrote that “Santorum was a tea party kind of guy before there was a tea party.”  Santorum’s actions as a young senator are in sharp contrast to others in this race who knew about such scandals but did not act to make change.

Rick Santorum has a track record of being able to take on tough issues and appropriately carve out legislation addressing out-of-control entitlement spending.  He was an author of the landmark Welfare Reform Act which passed in 1996 that has empowered millions of Americans to leave the welfare rolls and enter the workforce.

Rick Santorum understands that burdensome federal regulations and high taxes are crushing the economy.  His “Made in America” plan promotes economic freedom and growth, and he plans to roll back job-killing regulations.  He believes manufacturing jobs can return to America, but only with the right leadership from the federal government.  Santorum’s grandfather was a coal miner, and as a former senator from Pennsylvania, Rick knows just how important jobs in manufacturing and basic industries, such as the steel industry, are to Americans.

Rick Santorum is strong on foreign affairs.  He served eight years on the Senate Armed Services Committee where he was a leader in US-Israeli relations and helped with transformational changes to our military.  His depth of knowledge of foreign states is truly impressive, particularly in the Middle East. I have no doubt he will passionately support America’s allies and vigorously defend America from her enemies to preserve our freedom.  Unlike some others in this race, he is acutely aware of the dangers of an Iran armed with nuclear weapons and will take measures to stop such threats.

Rick Santorum understands that limited government will only work if communities, families, and individuals are strengthened to be more self reliant.  He is unmatched in his stand for faith, family, life, and marriage.  He values the dignity of every human life.  He wrote and championed legislation that outlawed partial birth abortion (a procedure that takes the life of children late in pregnancy) as well as the “Born Alive Infants Protection Act”, the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act”, and the “combating Autism Act” because he believes every individual has value and the most vulnerable need protection.

Please join me in supporting Rick Santorum for President in this critical hour.  We need a principled, courageous fighter for freedom at the helm of this great country.

Mary Coday, M.D.
Shoreline, WA
Unpaid supporter of Santorum

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