Rick Santorum Switches Campaign to Social Issues

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has kicked off a series of speeches in Iowa over social issues.

The campaign is part of his "Faith, Family and Freedom" tour and strays from the economic focus most candidates have stuck to recently.

"We ask God to bless this country. Everybody does," Santorum said at one campaign stop. "We have God everywhere and yet we assume that we can do whatever we want irrespective of what God has told us is right or wrong."

"Well, Iowans know that's not the case. Iowans have told me repeatedly that's not the case," he continued. "That we need to stand for those higher laws, the respect for life, the dignity of life, respect for family and marriage... all of these thing that we know are the moral foundations of our country:"

Click play for comments from CBN News Chief Political Correspondent David Brody on Santorum's tour and what other candidates are discussing at their campaign stops.

Santorum kicked off the tour with a list of promises if elected president, including:

  • Blocking federal funds to any group that makes abortion referrals.
  • Reinstating the Mexico City policy that stops taxpayers dollars from promoting abortion overseas.
  • Upholding the Defense of Marriage Act.
  • Banning same-sex marriage from happening on military bases.

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