O’Malley vs Santorum – Out With the Old, In with the New

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(CNN) – Now that the candidates have released their proposed policies for our nation, the battle becomes ever so clear. While Rick Santorum (R-PA) strictly upholds traditional values, O’Malley (D-MD) claims that America’s social policies must be updated to move away from the “classic” nuclear family to refocus on today’s “new modern family.”

Although on opposite sides of the political spectrum, the two come to an agreement on one thing – the utter importance of government focus on the American family.

However, their plans for policy implementation go head to head as the candidates’ values completely clash. “Nothing good has come from ‘fixing’ what was never broken,” argues Santorum. “We need to look back to our ‘old ways’”. He advocates marriage solely between a man and a woman, as well as actively leading the pro-life movement. “Never should there be a reason or need to deny a child the right to human life…” writes Santorum.

Antagonistically, modernity is recurring theme in O’Malley’s policy proposal. Planning to create a “prosperous haven for the modern family,” O’Malley proposes expanding civil rights by legalizing gay marriage throughout the nation. However, he does not address his opinions on issues of abortion.

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