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Rick Santorum is an idiot.

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Santorum dismisses influence of Native American culture on US life (The Hill)

"[i]We birthed a nation from nothing; I mean, there's nothing here. I mean, yes, we have Native Americans but candidly, there isn't much Native American culture in American culture. It was born of the people who came here, pursuing religious liberty to practice their faith, to live as they ought to live and have the freedom to do so, religious liberty. Those are the two bulwarks of American. Faith and freedom.[/i]”

Santorum added that while other countries have “changed over time,” and their culture “has sort of evolved over time,” America has not, adding, [i]“We came here and created a blank slate.[/i] And so they came here, mostly from Europe, and they set up a country that was based on Judeo-Christian principles.”

*Native Americans were the first to raise turkeys, llamas, guinea pigs, and honeybees for food.

*Other plants of great importance developed by Native Americans include cotton, rubber, and tobacco.

*The Quechua peoples of Peru discovered the medicinal use for quinine. Also, Canadian Indians knew how to prevent scurvy by eating plants rich in vitamin C, and they passed this information along to the Europeans.

*The Mayans of Mexico appear to have been the first to use the zero in mathematics.

*Scholars believe that Asians traveled across the Pacific Ocean and learned about the zero from the Maya.

*And especially for Santorum: Native American governments in eastern North America, particularly the League of the Iroquois, served as models of federated representative democracy to the Europeans and the American colonists. The United States government is based on such a system, whereby power is distributed between a central authority (the federal government) and smaller political units (the states).
Vittoria · 61-69, F
Don't even bother paying attention to the guy. He's simply a typically ignorant, underinformed Republican. The GOP is teeming with them.
Carla · 61-69, F
An idiot who may be next in line for the Republican party's presidential nominee.
The white superiority is strong in him😖
Vittoria · 61-69, F
[@548295,Carla] Correct. Alas and alack.
SwampFlower · 26-30, F
He makes my skin crawl.

 
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