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Saturday, March 16, 2013
Rick Santorum's CPAC Speech
Here is another truth, this time from Viktor Frankl, a man who survived Auschwitz: “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” The how, of course, is suffering, and Americans are suffering today, particularly lower-income Americans.
But how, how are they suffering? Are lower-income Americans enduring more physical hardship than the same group of Americans 100 or 200 years ago?
We all know the old saying, “If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.” Are Americans worse off today from the standpoint of health? No, we are not. We are living longer than ever with drugs and devices that keep us going in spite of ourselves, sometimes.
How about material health? Objectively speaking, thanks to technology and the dynamics of our economy, a low-income person today would have creature comforts that would exceed the wealthiest of Americans 100 years ago, yet the suffering is greater today because our culture and our political leadership have robbed them of the why of America, our purpose.
They have transformed the American dream that gave us purpose and hope, and made suffering much less bearable.
If all we do this weekend is offer Americans a better way to get more stuff> in hopes that this will dull their pain, we and America will lose. Face it: The Left can always promise more stuff and make it sound like they care more, because they make it easier for Americans by providing the stuff for them through government programs paid for by somebody else’s money.
Please watch the whole thing. It is an excellent speech. Rick Santorum has a winning message that transcends people of all races, economic backgrounds, beliefs and across generations.