Someone Remind Santorum about the Constitution

Rick Santorum tries to link health care to the French Revolution:

He starts off by mentioning the mantra of the revolutionaries, “Liberty, Fraternity and Equality.” He makes it clear that this is a bottom-up justification for government, rather than a top-down version in which government is based on the authority of God. He’s obviously miffed by that. I think he’s forgotten something:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Our Constitution begins with this statement in order to establish its legitimacy. Our system is based on the consent of the governed. In other words, we are also a bottom-up system. IF Santorum wants to change that, then he’s the radical in this story, not Obama.

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