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September 20, 2008

Some facts about Sarah Palin (and maybe a little biased opinion…)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — choosetheright @ 8:06 pm

Okay here’s a few reasons why I love Sarah Palin.

1 – Her stance on drilling in Alaska.  She is all for drilling and exploring her state’s natural resources.   She wants to see our dependence on foreign oil decrease, and the price of gas go down.  I could belabor this point for a few more paragraphs but that about sums it up.  DRILL IN ALASKA!

2 – She’s fought corruption and stood up to members of her own party.  For example, she vetoed 300 pork projects in Alaska in her first year in office. She made a habit of knocking out big-government Republicans in her brief political career.  Her approval rating in Alaska among Democrats is 75%.

3 – Her stance on health care.  I think we’ve all seen how when companies need to compete with each other in a free market the consumer benefits.  She was quoted: “allow free-market competition and reduce onerous government regulation.”

4 – Her social “conservativeness” goes along with my personal beliefs.  Yes, she is against abortion even in the case of incest and rape, which may raise some eyebrows.  But at least she’s never wavered in her opinion, and truly acts in accordance with what she says.

5 – She wants to protect the family by keeping marriage between a man and woman.  However, one of her first vetoes as governor was a bill that sought to block state employee benefits and health insurance for same-sex couples.

6 – love Love LOVE what she has to say about education.  Parents and teachers should be deciding what should be taught in schools, not the government.  She has also promised to be a friend to special education.  I think this is something I am most excited about, because I have written IEPs, and tried to sort through legal mumbo-jumbo to help children.  I am eager for the change she will bring.

7 – She’s real.  I don’t understand all the comments about her lies.  From everything I’ve read she’s been incredibly honest. 

8 – Honestly, I think it’d be a sweet Disney movie to see hockey mom turned VP.  Maybe Tina Fey could play the part.

I got lots of my info from this article: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/09/the_libertarian_case_for_palin.html

And I also love this video.  The first few minutes are pretty boring, fast forward to the part when Palin gets on.  This is before most of us had heard of Sarah Palin.

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5 Comments »

  1. I think the government has every right to dictate what is taught in schools…when they are GOVERNMENT FUNDED public schools. If you want your children to be or not to be taught certain things, get them out of public school and into private school.

    Comment by LG — September 21, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

  2. Also, if keeping marriage between a man and a woman is “protecting the family,” what do you have to say about single parents? Widowed parents? Divorced parents? Are these not just as much families as a mom, a dad and a child? Plenty of people live in unhappy homes that yes, might have both a man and woman present, but do not mean they are good, loving homes. As long as there is love present and a safe environment for a child to thrive and grow, what difference does it make WHO this love is coming from? People who are so concerned with banning gay marriage should take a look at the divorce rate in this country. If you (not you personally Walby) are going to talk about “protecting the family,” I think that is the first step. Millions of Americans can make a mockery of the institute of marriage by getting divorced left and right, but two loving, consenting adults of the same sex are denied that right. Is that right? Is that fair? Is that in keeping with our forefathers’ ideals that “all men are created equal”? Clearly not.

    Comment by LG — September 22, 2008 @ 12:54 pm

  3. This is kind of long, but I’m going to post the whole thing about how I feel about family. This is a message that was sent from the First Presidency of my church. I truly believe this is revelation from God.

    “The Family: A Proclamation to the World (emphsis added)

    The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.

    All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.

    In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshiped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize his or her divine destiny as an heir of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.

    The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.

    We declare the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal plan.

    Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalms 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.

    The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.

    We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.

    We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.”

    So if you’re still reading… in response to single parents, whether that be divorce, widowed, whatever, those things are usually things out of their control. I am really against divorce as well, when people they have “fallen out of love”, but think it’s necessary in situations of abuse… but that’s for another post. But I believe we are here to fulfill God’s commandments to multiply and replenish the Earth. Children are essential to His plan, and also to keep society and the world going. Marriage between two men or two women contradicts this divine plan. Anyway maybe I’ll write an entire post on my stand on this issue.

    Comment by choosetheright — September 22, 2008 @ 4:04 pm

  4. Oh and in response to the government being in charge because they are funding it… actually we do most of the funding since in most states the school’s funding comes from income taxes. Which is why in wealthier areas the schools are usually better because the income tax is higher, etc. There are some schools who are fully funded by the federal government (Title 5 schools in AZ) and these are the worst schools to be in to teach or learn. But you’re right, if we are living in AZ when our kids go to school they will be in charter schools or home schools because I do want a say in what my child is being taught.

    Comment by choosetheright — September 22, 2008 @ 4:07 pm

  5. Income taxes, while coming from our pockets, are part of the government. You are paying the government these taxes and they are allocating it to the schools. You are not paying the school directly, like you would in a private school.

    Comment by LG — September 22, 2008 @ 5:46 pm


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