Santorum Doesn’t Understand Evil

Santorum Doesn’t Understand Evil March 18, 2015

Rick Santorum spoke at the National Security Action Summit put on by uber-bigot Frank Gaffney in South Carolina this weekend and showed that, like virtually every other right winger I’ve ever met, he has no idea what the word “evil” means. He thinks it’s an actual thing that can take actions all on its own.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum, who is weighing a 2016 presidential bid, accused President Obama on Saturday of ignoring evil.

In his speech to a conservative audience at the National Security Action Summit in South Carolina, Santorum blasted the Obama administration’s push to secure a deal over Iran’s nuclear program.

“I could spend an entire speech talking about how this president has ignored evil, has misinterpreted evil, has maybe even intentionally turned his back to evil and allowed it to prosper around the world,” Santorum said.

“Unfortunately, this president is doing everything that is necessary to create conditions for evil to expand and for war to break out,” Santorum said, pointing to Iran.

The word “evil” is an adjective that can be used to describe human actions, it’s not an entity that exists outside of being a descriptor. People can commit acts that can be described as evil, but “evil” itself does nothing. It’s an abstract, not a thing.


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