Santorum: Strong economy without values ‘a lie’

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Urges conservatives not to divorce social issues from financial platform


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by GARTH KANT

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Imagine neighborhoods that are safe, prosperous, free and healthy – even though the families have disintegrated and there are no two-parent homes.

“They don’t exist,” explained former presidential candidate and former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.

  

“The idea that we can have a strong economy without strong families is just a lie,” he told WND’s Gina Loudon in an exclusive interview at CPAC, the annual gathering of conservatives just outside Washington, D.C.

A devout Catholic, Santorum said he believed it is imperative for conservatives to keep social issues in the political dialogue and to keep promoting traditional values.

Loudon asked him about the divide within CPAC, and in the GOP…

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