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Santorum conflict of interests?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by matt wade, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

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    Santorum is a Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. They claim to be a sovereign entity. Isn't it a conflict of interest for someone that wants to be President of the United States to swear an oath to another sovereign entity?
     
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    No, not at all!
     
  3. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member
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    To quote an oft-used phrase around here, "Prove that it is unconstitutional."
     
  4. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

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    Where did I say it was unconstitutional? I simply don't think it is a good idea to elect someone that has given an oath to a sovereign military order.
     
  5. InTheLight

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    You didn't.

    Is it a conflict of interest? I don't think so. If Santorum were elected President, what is Malta going to do about it?
     
  6. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

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    So, would it be OK with you if Obama were to pledge allegiance to a country like, oh say, Iran?
     
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  8. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that great contribution!
     
  9. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member
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    We're not talking about Iran, we're talking about Malta, but yes, if Obama had pledged alligence to Iran I would have had a problem with that. (And you could throw that problem on the pile with the hundreds of other problems.)
     
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