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Monday, February 26, 2007

Palin on the Issues

Rather than telling you what I think Sarah Palin believes, I have elected to post direct quotes from her gubernatorial campaign website. The following quotes have been selected because I believe that they reveal Gov. Palin’s thought process on issues of national relevant. For more info on Gov. Palin’s stances, visit http://palinforgovernor.com/issues.html

Selected quotes from palinforgovernor.com

FREE MARKET“I am a conservative Republican, a firm believer in free market capitalism. A free market system allows all parties to compete, which ensures the best and most competitive project emerges, and ensures a fair, democratic process.”

EDUCATION Click here to read Gov. Palin’s full position paper on Education.

GUNS AND HUNTING - “I am a lifetime member of the NRA, I support our Constitutional right to bear arms and am a proponent of gun safety programs for Alaska's youth….I have always strongly supported the personal use of fish and game by Alaskans. I grew up hunting and fishing in Alaska, and I am proud to raise my children with this same uniquely Alaskan heritage. … Anti-hunting groups who oppose hunting and fishing rights will be the winners if we allow them to pit us against ourselves….As an Alaskan with strong beliefs on this issue, I am confident in my ability to build consensus among diverse user groups and reconcile the many competing interests in a manner.”

SMALL BUSINESS“As Mayor and CEO of the booming city of Wasilla, my team invited investment and encouraged business growth by eliminating small business inventory taxes, eliminated personal property taxes, reduced real property tax mill levies every year I was in office, reduced fees, and built the infrastructure our businesses needed to grow and prosper.”

MILITARY - “I respect our military personnel and understand the importance of Alaska's National Guard. As I watched our military men and women being deployed I recognized how important it is for their families to know how much Alaska and America support them.”

HEALTH CARE“I support flexibility in government regulations that allow competition in health care that is needed, and is proven to be good for the consumer, which will drive down health care costs and reduce the need for government subsidies. I also support patients in their rightful demands to have access to full medical billing information.”

SOCIAL ISSUES“I am pro-life and I believe that marriage should only be between and man and a woman.

ENVIRONMENT – “Regimes to protect Stellar Sea Lions must be based on sound science not personal agendas…I will fight in every way possible to make sure that our fishing communities are protected from the personal agendas of federal fishery managers”

“I believe in protecting Alaska's environment through fair enforcement of our environmental laws. Having a clean record on environmental regulation is critical to getting ANWR open and maintaining our fisheries mining, timber, and tourism industries.”

59 comments:

Americaforever said...

We need to know where Governor Palin stands on illegal immigration. Not just slogans or platitudes or token gestures of enforcement like Romney and others are offering, but concrete proposals that will make a big difference now.

Specifically, does she support completion of the fence and other barriers across the full length of the Mexico-US border?

Will she fight for jobsite raids to find and deport illegals and imprison employers who knowingly hire illegals instead of Americans and legal immigrants?

Will she fight to repeal automatic "birthright" citizenship for children who are born on our soil because their parents are here illegally?

Will she increase funding and staffing for the Border Patrol as much as necessary to seal the US-Mexico border?

As President or Vice-President, would she fight to cut off federal funds for cities that give sanctuary to illegal aliens?

And so on. No issue is more important to me than illegal immigration. I'm impressed with Governor Palin's record, but we need to hear from her in detail on this critical issue before deciding whether she should be in the White House. Thanks...

Americaforever said...

Palin says that she's pro-life, but a federal leader has different options available than a Governor.

Specifically, a Governor is limited to taking a basically "pro-life" stance or a basically "pro-choice" stance in her state.

By contrast, a candidate for federal office has a third option: get the federal government out of abortion policy and let the people of each State decide the law in their own State.

I, for one, don't want a President/Congress to impose any abortion policy on the whole country. Just make sure that federal taxpayers aren't forced to pay for abortion and otherwise keep Washington out of it.

If New York, New Jersey, and California want to allow abortion even in the third trimester, that is their people's decision.

On the other side, if Texas, Utah, and Alabama want to prohibit abortion except to save the life of the mother, from the moment of conception, that is their people's decision.

It would be great to see Governor Palin be the first major-party White House candidate to articulate such a tolerant and realistic compromise. It's the only national solution to this bitter debate that has a realistic chance of passing. And it's consistent with the Tenth Amendment and our tradition of states' rights and decentralization.

Anonymous said...

She wants to move the capital, and that will kill Southeast Alaska.

bbjr said...

This COULD be great: a Republican woman of integrity, accomplishment, with initial statements suggesting an understanding of Conservatism. If she winds up as Veep Nom with McCain I will be much mollified.

BUT she must be very careful! She must never answer questions abruptly as the feminazi media will be looking for an early opportunity to make her look foolish.

Daymon said...

Palin sounds like a dream come true for Republicans. She would match up great with McCain and give the fem's somewhere to go when Obama wins their nomination. McCain really needs to make this happen. She comes off as very conservative, young and beautiful, all things that McCain is not.

Anonymous said...

"guns and hunting" are two very different things.
I'm glad she supports my ability to hunt, but the main question remains:
Where does she stand on the Second Ammendment?

Dennis

Anonymous said...

I think she is an incredible woman. I'd like to see her run for president, not VP. Although I don't completely agree with her on abortion and gay marriage, I'm definitely a fan of hers. She's way cooler than Hillary will ever be.

John said...

Can anyone tell me where Sara Palin stands on the Fair Tax? If shee were a Fair Tax supporter she'd be my candidadate dream come true.

huskyonspeed said...

I think Senator McCain would make a very good choice if he nominated Governor Palin. She appears to have solid conservative credentials, and seems like a real person instead of a politician (we need more of the former and less of the latter in government). She is inexperienced, but so is the guy from the other party...

CCRyder said...

We need to know where she stands on the moronic assault weapons ban. She has come out for hunting but The Second Amendment is not about hunting.
Will she support ANY more gun laws?

Thankful4life said...

As a conservative living in California, I have been waiting for someone like Sen. Palin to come along. I pray that she has the strength to remain strong during this campaign and never sway on the fundamental belief that we are and we would like to remain "One Nation, Under GOD".

LisaMBA said...

I am so excited to learn that Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) has been chosen for VP on the Republican ticket! She has a record of reform in Alaska and she is a real woman!
I just said to my husband as we were watching the Democratic National Convention that I never found Hillary to be real. I want the first woman President or Vice-President, to be someone that has 5 kids and has been to the grocery store in the last 20 years. McCain heard me! It’s about time because I really didn’t think he was listening.

western gal said...

She will NOT attract women who supported Hillary unless she backs off her anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage stance!

Michelle said...

Her pro-life stance IS the main concern for a lot of Americans. If people would start looking at the human rights for the child in the womb - care for them as much as they do for animal rights, etc., there would be a respect for life in general. She's got my vote! Michelle

freakyquazagurl said...

These are taken from a campaign site when she was running for governor. I'd like to see where she stands as is relevant to V.P.

Justice Isnt Blind said...

Palin is a homophoic nazi conservative that will cost McBush the election ... THANK GOD FOR PALIN!

Ohiored5 said...

Pardon me, but I read these comments and see things like, "her impressive credentials", "[her] accomplishments" and "concrete proposals" or quotes on her opinions of basic non-issues like gay marriage. That is a non-issue on a national level, folks. Is her voting record confined to her stint as a councilwoman? She seems … um, nice and well far more ethical than most. Is that enough? Ever see the first four scenes of the 'Hudsucker Proxy'?

What about her foreign affairs experience- this is the chief role of a Veep, after all. Unlike most of the American population- can she even find Afghanistan on a map? Merely being a bright woman on the ticket is just not enough. Glorifying that distinction not only discredits her, but shows little faith in the voting populace (52% female). This is historic yes, but it's not the reason to vote for her just it was not THE reason Hillary's troops supported her. The McCain camp will have a critical misstep if they underestimate this point.

This will be the challenge and a very tough sell considering she follows a 71 year old male with a chronically bad temper and questionable health, who admits to failing in fiscal acumen and carries a crippled foreign policy platform. The McCain of 10 years prior would have been so much better.

Best of luck to her.

Ms. Red

on a side note....

CCRyder, just what kind of hunting requires an assault weapon?

That one cracked me up!

Andrea said...

I think she is a wondeful choice. McCain couldn't have done a better job. IN this day and age more and mroe people are becomming more disillusioned by the government and want to be able to run their own lives. I applaud McCain's pick for VP. Hopefully this will keep the Marxist out of office!

Susan4Horses said...

I am in agreement with Gov. Palin's position on capitalism, abortion and drilling in ANWR and other areas, provided this happens under strict supervision and guidelines to protect the environment. I am however concerned about her position on animal welfare. I know Sen. McCain has a strong animal welfare record, he is a cosponsor of the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, stopping the commercial slaughter of America's horses or to allow them to be shipped for slaughter. I applaud this but where does Gov. Palin stand on this issue? Even if I were to support this ticket despite a negative response, I would never get my friends for animal welfare to not only support her but to stop bashing her and we are talking about 80% of Americans who oppose horse slaughter. It appears she may not have the same interest in protecting animals that Sen. McCain has. I'd really like some answers.

TRUEamerican said...

Where does she stand on the 2nd amendment?

The answer for ohiored5 is: Socialist cannot think or reason on their own. They can only spew the Demolibs' party lines. When you defeat these socialists with factual and historical evidence, their only recourse is a personal attack.

TRUEamerican said...

can justice isnt blind please give the definition of "nazi" (without first looking in a dictionary)?

I thought not. More socialist party line mumbo jumbo

blackbird9 said...

Americaforever you were asking about Palin's support for animal rights.

According to Wikipedia she believes in hunting, says polar bears should not be considered endangered, and eats "moose hamburgers". Also on Wikipedia there is a photo of her giving a speech and wearing a fur jacket! I don't know if it's real of fake fur, of course, but you would have to wonder.

And I agree with your questions on the illegal immigration. We need to know her stance on it.

Female&52%ofthepopluation said...

Hmmmm - what is this comment regarding Vice Presidents needing foreign affairs experience?

This is an ignorant statement. It’s the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs who serves as the chief advisor to the President of the United States on national security issues.

The vice president position was created as an after thought and duties are listed as such in the Constitution: Presidential succession in the case of death "Powers and Duties of the said Office . . . shall devolve on the Vice President" (Article II, section 1)."

And the other duty "shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be evenly divided" (Article I, section 3).

I don't see foreign affairs experience required or listed in our constitution.

During the early 20th century the veep role of the office grew slowly and the candidates were picked to balance the ticket, most often someone was chosen from a different party faction who was not personally close to the presidential nominee. During recent times the veep has been chosen for their competence and compatibility which has become the most sought-after qualities in a running mate.

Again, no foreign affairs experience is required.

It is possible this comment was a throwback to the talent Spiro T. Agnew brought to the White House back with Richard Nixon? But then we all know what happened during that era don't we?

Only fourteen of the forty plus former Vice Presidents have actually ever become President themselves and over half of them attaining office because of a Presidential death.

My thoughts on this race are this: It's the perfect time for many Americans to learn about American Political System!

Sergio Garcia said...

It is amazing how your ignorance becomes the fuel that empowers those you fear most. It is in and of itself the explanation as to why we need change. Read a book or two before you continue to make unsubstantiated claims with incomplete information.

I am a lifetime NRA member who truly understands what being a good AMERICAN is all about. The enemy is all of those who do not love this country and are not willing to die for it and its children. The enemy is not all who choose to be here. The enemy has no understanding of the flag, as to how long it has flown higher and prouder than any other symbol of freedom unity and strength. It is not about religion, race, creed or color of your skin. It is about those who have defended it and sacrificed everything for it. Take the time and understand what makes a constituency and who literally is the army made up of that proudly stands for this Flag, this beautiful American flag known to all.

For a woman who doesn't believe in gay and lesbian marriage Governor Palin acts an awful lot like a guy!!!

Sergio Garcia

Tabatha said...

I find Sergio Garcia's comment objectionable. I am a female and I hunt. I can clean what I kill. I fish and I can even bait my own hook. I shoot guns. I own an AR15, a 1911 and a mossberg 12 gauge. I have a pocketknife at hand at all times. I can even change my own flat tire. What does that have to do with being male or female? Vote McCain/Palin!

Friction said...

Free market capitalism is mammon. You cannot server God and mammon. How long before your Christians wake up?

I've seen the other posters here who want only positive comments to be displayed. Don't delete them Adam. They're great fodder for posting new entries and give you a good feel what those of us on the "other" side think.

Besides, do you want to surround yourself with yes people? Our founding fathers didn't.

swizzzle said...

I don't respect any kind of woman that has 5 children and decides to take on a job where she is puting herself before her family.
Also, how can a candidate be completely opposed to all abortion, but hunt and kill for sport?
Lastly, Palin sounds like an emotional hothead with something to prove - watch out. Her track record displays how she consistently gets people fired if they disagree with her.

E said...

In answer to the question "Can she find Afghanistan on a map?"

Not only has Governor Palin traveled to the Middle East herself..and * before* her son enlisted in the military...
something that has not been mentioned in the media is that one of her majors was Political Science.

coolhool said...

"pro-life" and "anti-abortion" are not synonymous. Being pro-life, a moral position, would include being opposed to the death penalty. Any Christian or Catholic holding an anti-abortion position simultaneously with a pro-death penalty position is taking a political stance inconsistent with the teachings of his or her faith.

Tokenism doesn't help those of us who want equal opportunities for all. As with Obama, would a white man with the same credentials have been chosen?

Less governemnt means less government across the board, not just on certain issues. Our government is way too involved in decisions in which it has no place being involved at all.

I believe the only practical solution to our illegal immigration situation is to invest in the infrastructure of the old INS. It is a waste of money to try and find and deport all illegals. Instead, register all non-citizens, and track their movements aggressively. Require annual registration, like my mother had to do from when she came here in 1957 until she became a citizen in 1970. Make it a clear advantage to be a citizen. Make it difficult to live here and participate in the great opportunites this country offers if not on a path to citizenship. Create tax incentives for businesses to move people towards citizenship. And the minute someone overstays a visa, or misses a registration date, find them and send them home with lots of publicity. We won't have to do that too many times before people get the point.

We have decimated our use of human capital, both in intelligence and in immigration enforcement. Technology is great, but it does not replace people. "Boots on the ground" beats computer terminals every day of the week.

Let's hope this year's election generates lots more substantive discussion, not just rhetoric. Maybe we'll even see civics classes make a comeback!

PatDog said...

I agree wholeheartedly with Americaforever. In the wake of shock that has rolled thru America today, I need a clear position on the most important issue today, illegal immigration. It directly affects jobs, the economy, and National security immensely. That will determine who I vote for (even though I shudder at the thought of blatently appeasing evangelical pro death penalty/ pro-life, I'm-gonna-have-a-retarded-baby-because-it's-God's-will wackos). I believe it is that important.

Stinky P. in Oregon

PatDog said...

Also, in response to coolhool, solving the illegal immigration problem is not that difficult. We don't even need a wall. We only need to eliminate employers ability to hire them. They will flock back south in droves. Period.

BTW, great blog, kudos to the original troopers here who believed in something and stuck with it.

Congratulations!

angela t 121 said...

In response to the comment that swizzzle made, "I don't respect any kind of woman that has 5 children and decides to take on a job where she is putting herself before her family." How many former presidents and vice presidents have had children? Yet no one questioned any of their family values because of their jobs. But, i suppose since she IS a woman she should be content with being barefoot and pregnant while keeping her mouth shut and smiling pretty... (insert eye roll here)

breeandcasper said...

Re: the issue of Gov. Palin having five children and running for VP. It takes a biological family and a Church family to raise a child, a well-rounded team. Palin's children have the team. When one important member of the team is needed, other team members pitch in to do a little more. And, remember, she is a dynamic women. She will find time, quality time, to spend with her children. They'll just have to be a little more flexible and creative in finding that time. Further, the job is only a few years, not a lifetime. What a sad world this would be if only childless candidates ran for office.

breeandcasper said...

Correction to my prior posting. I used the word biological, which is not accurate, becuase it does not include families who have adopted children, and household units are equally as stong as a biological family. My apologies to anyone I may have offended. It was a word choice error on my part. Again, my apologies

Kansas Independent said...

I would like to know what her position is on using the Constitution to restrict individual freedom and expand the power of gov't. I believe any attempt to ban or restrict individual freedom by using the Constitution is technically UNCONSTITUTIONAL. It goes against the purpose and intent of the Constitution which is to guarantee individual freedom and restrict the power of gov't. And yes, that applies to gun ownership, freedom of religion, freedom from religion, abortion, gay marriage, freedom of speech, etc, etc.

J1 said...

I think we really need to know more about this Governor. Who can tell us this?

I need to know if she can really cover up misdeeds by government officials?

Does she really have the right stuff?

s said...

Wow. A lot of profound, well-educated, and informed thoughts here. I'm just leaving my post to say a few things.
I deeply and strongly admire Mrs. Palin for her accomplishments, and for sticking to her guns (so to speak). She is my ideal candidate. Even with her "lack of experience", I have lived long enough to know that when you know something is right, it stays right. Some people learn the right thing the first time, some the 500th time. Regardless, she has picked up on key elements of life faster than most people in her position. That is what has propelled her into the limelight. It isn't her detailed voting record I'm so concerned about, as the process that goes into her thinking. Her thinking is obviously very deliberate and precise. She knows right from wrong (I doubt very much there will be too many "-gate" scandals besides her name in the history books). I'm guessing this brother-in-law question will be answered over time. She's already made a point of taking on not only corrupt Democrats in her state, but her own party as well. As a matter of fact, she started her larger journey by dethroning a corrupt incumbent republican governer! How many people, Repo's or Demo's, can say they did exactly that? It's the processes, not the individual acts that define a person through time. Watch her. She will be loved, admired, and coveted. And she's the closest thing we have to Margaret Thatcher, another great woman leader (did you all forget about her??). I've known a few women with her kind of conviction in my life, and have grown to love and admire them greatly. This one will not disappoint. You can trust me on this.

claudia said...

Is there any candidate in history less experienced and less competent to be President than Obama? He is a creation of the media much like P & G markets a bar of soap. During my senior year at college, several corporate employers came to campus to conduct interviews. Prior to interviewing with P & G, all interviewees were required to watch "The Coast Soap Success Story." It was a film about making a bar of soap a multi-million dollar profit center. Every time I see Obama and the rabid media exaggerating his credentials, I think of Coast Soap. Not the best bar of soap, not even close. But thanks to clever and huge market saturation -- Americans are buying it. cary indeed. Sarah Palin at least seems real and has some legitimate credentials, that don't involve the philosophy of James Cone and Bill Ayers.

RichNH said...

I agree with S. She certainly have more executive branch experience than Obama has and she seems to be a quick study. We'll find out more as the campaign progresses and we'll see how she responds to the pressure of the media limelight and the debates with Biden. IF she proves to be of solid character, we may very well be looking at a future president, but there's a huge gauntlet she has to go through first.

In the meantime she certainly has insured one thing, in my 57 years I've never seen a presidential campaign that is as interesting and historic as this one. One way or the other, the United States will have a minority in one of the top two slots of the Executive Branch of government. The huge wall that allowed only white males is cracking (BTW, I'm white) and I say hurrah for America!

coolhool said...

It is much easier and cost effective (read less tax dollars!) for the government to incent desired behavior than enforce restrictions on undesired. Think of it as positive peer pressure and positive reinforcement. There are reams of data in all kinds of situations that show that restrictions simply create shadow industries designed to circumvent the restrictions, while incentives lead to long term positive results in changing behaviors and attitudes.

I too have been puzzled and frustrated by Obama the annointed. Any close examination of his record shows he has worked hard to avoid taking a position on any issue of substance. I like the comparison to Coast soap.

I agree with kansas independent - any government that expands its powers at the expense of individual's freedoms is too much government.

Too many people forget, though, that with freedom comes responsibility. It is more work to look to ourselves to address the things that don't work as well as we'd like them to in our communities. It is so much easier to say "someone should do something" or "the government" should do something - and that goes for local government too.

The candidate who champions term limits at all levels and mandatory national service (not only military - teaching, medical, etc) gets my vote.

bigdoug said...

It's nice to see a woman who is guided by something deeper than polls and political ambition. I make decisions based on what a person does than what they say. As for the person wondering where she will stand on issues now that she is a VP candidate. I'm guessing it won't change. Real values don't change based on the job you are running for. That's why they call them values. Palin has more executive experience than Obama and has been solid in her values. I am looking for a leader that can make hard decisions without looking at polls and being guided by them. Right is right no matter the concequences.

ggMama said...

Does John McCain think that choosing a woman VP candidate who has no experience on the national or international levels about health, education, national security, economics, and international relations can in any way replace the Hillary Clinton many of us loved, respected, and looked up to? Having once lived in Alaska myself in addition to the Midwest and the West Coast, I can say that the Alaskan life experience provides very little relevancy to life in most of the United States of America. Sarah Palin may be good for Alaska, but that in no way means she is good to be the VP of the US (and in the worst case scenario, the President of the US).

waycurious said...

Governors can't be Presidents? Aren't they all lacking foreign policy experience?

The difference is that McCain will have put the advisors/structures in place before anything 'happens' to him, and she would be better informed than Obama will be putting his staff together.

She has shown she can put together a tight budget. Obama spent a$500,000 job-creation grant and yielded zero jobs (per his book) - so she's way more qualified than he right there.

She gets 'We the People' - redoing good-ole-boy oil-money distribution, giving it not to the government to waste (like Obama would) ... but back to the people, recognizing the oil is THEIR resource - and respecting the people to do with their property as they wish (even give it back to a state program or opponent candidate if they choose).

She's way more than t*ts - and all those sexists who stereotype her as picked 'cuz she's a woman should be ashamed.

ninna said...

questions posed by "americaforever" are foremost for me. we need these answered. illegal immigration needs to be addressed - even though it is probably not an issue in alaska.

Ed said...

I really agree with the choice of Governor Palin for Vice President. She is so right on. What I like most is that Gov. Palin wants to teach creationism in our schools. My hope is Gov. Palin and Senator McCain get elected so we don't have science classes anymore. Without the two of them in Washington, who is going to ring the bell for creationism?

I've been telling people for years, we should cut science classes in the schools and just teach reading and writing and arithmetic. And maybe history. But all this evolution theory is for the birds and bees. I mean studying science can be hard. If you want to learn something about science, you really have to work at it. Science just confuses people and I think we can all agree, we don't need any more confused people.

For example, if President Bush had started reading the bible earlier in life, he wouldn't be so confused by himself and confusing to us. I shudder when I think of all the unlearning he had to do after he was born again and accepted Jesus into his life. If he had just started with the Bible, he wouldn't have had to learn anything else. It's all right there.

This idea of teaching creationism instead of science is also good economic policy. If we cut science classes, we can save money by not hiring science teachers and we wouldn't have to have school science projects. I mean who cares what’s in a petrie dish. If you want to know, just look at the forgotten leftovers in the refrigerator.

Lastly, if we stop teaching science we wouldn't need science books, we could just use the Bible. I mean, there it is right in the very first verses of the Bible how God created the world. You can't make it any simpler than that. And practically everybody has a bible, most people I know have 2 or 3. I mean, even Jews have Bibles. Well, at least the Old Testament anyway. And the Muslims have the Koran which also says God created the heavens and the earth in six days and then rested.

Creationism is not theory, it’s a fact--check it out.

Ed

Sabrina said...

WHERE DOES PALIN STAND ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS? Does she support heavy fines/jail time for those who would hire Illegals? Does she support NO CITIZENSHIP FOR THOSE BORN TO ILLEGALS ON US SOIL? Does she support the fence and more border guards?
These are important questions we want answered.
The issue of foriegn policy experience --- she will learn what she doesn't already know---what did Hillairy know----oh yes she was shot at in the middle-east---oh I forgot----THAT WAS A LIE!!!!
Obama has preached "CHANGE" - WHAT'S SO DIFFERENT WHEN HE PICKS A 30+years politician for his running mate????
We do not want the government running our country and we want our elected officials to start hearing our demands or they will be gone.

tcbarnabas said...

Where morals and ethics are concerned, selfishness and ignorance is abundant, are they not? Are not our society’s morals and ethics and the end result of their current path not the most important issue?

I hear: Where does she stand on issues that affect "me"?

Will she put more money in "my" pocket?

Will she protect "my" "Individual rights" afforded by the Constitution as "I" interpret it?

One said that "Illegal immigration is the most important issue". Really? Why?

I read a comparison of hunting animals for food to abortion! Really!?

I also read that she's not a viable candidate if she doesn't change her belief in the sinfulness of homosexuality -- and then the writer thanks "God" that Palin ruined McCain's ticket. What god is that?

Come on people! Think! Shouldn’t we be concerned about the issues as they affect America as a whole? The most important issue is people – of today and tomorrow.

Abortion. People ARE God’s most important issue. Shouldn’t it be ours? If we’re going to abort the innocent unborn, should we not abort all people who are inconvenient? Should individual states decide for themselves who is inconvenient and then terminate them? How about this: Let’s keep murder illegal.
And don’t EVEN bring up “what about rape and incest?” Abortions due to pregnancies incurred by rape and incest make up less than .05%! That’s like putting to death a family of 200 because 1 of them was guilty of murder. Who are the Nazi’s now?!

Homosexuality. It’s no different than lying, stealing, adultery, pornography, incest, rape, or hating. They’re all wrong. Sin. We all suffer from our desires to wrong, but we can’t legitimize or legalize all that is wrong so that we can all feel good about doing it!

Illegal immigration. Keyword: Illegal. Let’s enforce the current laws. Let’s also simplify the process for those from foreign countries that desire to be PRODUCTIVE members of our society to do just that.

Taxes & economy. We can’t make everyone happy all of the time, but we can be fair. We should not punish those who make more than others – if they’ve accomplished it legally, whether through much or little effort. The Fair Tax. Why is the government balking at it? Because it takes the “power” from them and returns it to the people. There is no other reason. I do not know where she stands on this issue, but I do know that Sarah Palin's stance on the most important issues are solid and right. Can't say that for the opposing ticket.

snb980 said...

Palin's pro-life position is the most important thing to me as a voter, along with the gun rights. She's also clearly a force, and I hope that she can indeed help take the decision on whether a state can outlaw abortion or not out of the hands of the grossly inefficient federal government. And it's so refreshing to have someone so very real. I wasn't going to support McCain, but now because of Sarah I want to get behind that ticket. Thanks for endorsing this incredible woman in the times of frenzied liberal anti-Palin hysteria.

Sarah said...

Immigration? Here's an immigration policy you can sink your teeth into. How about eliminating the Mexican Govt? If a Million of their people a year are fleeing their country, they aren't taking care of them anyways, so why not wipe em out, declare the state of Mexico, and make them register for taxes?

This seems a much more fiscally pleasing scenario, then building a worthless fence, or employing tons of people to stop these guys from coming in. LEVEL the playing field, if they are part of the United States, then why flee?

Also, in regards to Palin. This woman will not only set Feminism back 35 yrs by overturning ROE VS WADE. She will create a huge society of those unable to care for themselves (let's not even THINK about the 60,000,0000 old going to be draining Social Security) But those who will be born with addiction if abortion is overturned.

Many people assume that abortions are being done on lunch breaks, or that these women just don't want the inconvenience of a child, but what happens when they are addicts, and unable to function in society at all? Are the pro-lifers out there going to open their pockets and health insurance to these children? Or are they going to condemned that child to a life in an orphanage or worse?

How about creationalism? I myself as a catholic, believe in evolution, i have seen the fossils to prove it, however, I have YET to meet God in the flesh (physically, not transubstianity), and the only rules i have to live by is a bible that has be recopulated nearly 640 different times, (and in which two religions, can't agree if 12 books are legitimate books or not)

So far Obama's tax cuts are looking better, and truthfully, i have a real problem with Mc Cain flipping on abortion, and Palin's history of extreme pro-life views. With the economy the way it is, I want to trust my government won't be telling me how many mouths i can afford to feed.

Sabrina said...

Sarah - who ever you are-------you are so far off the mark it makes me laugh.
We do not want the "state of mexico" and Roe v Wade should be overturned---why is there no voice for the murdered child????? I personally know women who use abortion for birth control!!!!
The only thing Obama preaches is BIG GOVERNMENT CONTROL and we left the "mother land" to get away from that----talk about setting us back a few hundred years!!!!!

lancer said...

Like americaforever, I am against illegal immigration. As law abiding citizens, aren't we all. Sure, put up a fence... but how much will it cost - not only to put it up but to patrol it constantly, how long will it take, and will it be effective? Isn't this like trying to stop the importation and use of alcohol during Prohibition? Of course, stopping immigrants from Mexico is only part of the problem. I suspect americaforever wants to expel all 20 million who are here illegally today. Think about the disruption that will cause in not only the US economy but in Mexico as well. Does having an unstable and poor neighbor on our Mexican border help national security? If people think we have a housing crisis now, think what would happen if americaforever got his/her way and 5 million homes became vacant. And while we wait for americaforever and the like to implement their plan, how much time has been lost and how many people have been killed trying to forcefully stop illegal immigration and to catch and deport illegal aliens. This is a problem we cannot solve until we can control and manage the immigrants involved. The first step is to get them registered. If an immigrant knew he/she could return to Mexico from time to time that very well might solve some of the biggest problems americaforver is so concerned about. Not all immigrants want to stay forever. We need to control the flow of immigrants so we can manage it -- just as liquor sales are controlled to day. It is not perfect but it is a lot better than the days of the speakeasy and gang warefare..

vote08 said...

I know Palin is championed as a reformer like McCain, and that she took on the "good ol' boy corrupt" network in Alaska. There's a great book I just read by a Dr. Loughry regarding politics in WV (evidently extremely corrupt) and he's taken on both sides of the aisle in that state. ...and McCain wrote one of the two forwards. (I got my book, by the way, autographed through Loughry's direct website.) Great book, interesting now that Palin's on the ticket. Shows that McCain walks the walk as far as supporting those who take on corruption.

vote08 said...

I know Palin is championed in Alaska as a reformer like McCain, and that she took on the "good ol' boy corrupt" network in Alaska. There's a great book I just read by a Dr. Loughry regarding politics in WV (evidently extremely corrupt) and he's taken on both sides of the aisle in that state. ...and McCain wrote one of the two forwards. (I got my book, by the way, autographed through Loughry's direct website.) Great book, interesting now that Palin's on the ticket. Shows that McCain walks the walk as far as supporting those who take on corruption. Still an independant looking at all the issues. That's why I enjoyed this book. Non-bias look at all sides and has great stories and photos, too. 50 poiont plan for reform. Maybe Obama or McCain, whoever it is at the end, should recruit this guy for DC work if any of them truly want change. Some good ideas in this one.

Sabrina said...

vote08 --- an important issue that you really MUST keep in mind is that Obama is for Big Government---which boils down to government control in every aspect of your life---some would say that's ok, but know that the government stays afloat by either taxes collected from working American citizens or borrowed money from other nations -- so when ever the government says they are going to GIVE you something you'd better believe you are going to pay a heavy price for it. If the government increases taxes on big business----big business will increase the price of their goods to the consumer (you and I) to cover the additional tax dollars they have to pay----the government has no business in our everyday lives---the government is to be run BY THE PEOPLE not the other way around. So be afraid of Obama, be very afraid.

Palin Fights Corruption said...

Check out www.palinfightscorruption.com for an insiders view of what is happening with "Tasergate" and the Obama campaigns attempt to smear her.

Sabrina said...

Hay Russell - spoken like a true Democrat!!!!!

Tinkerbellee said...

LOLOL! Ed, you are either WAY too subtle for everyone here, or you are way scary. In any case, your post seriously cracked me up.

Randall said...

Before I start I am neither an advocate for Obama nor a supporter for McCain. But one feeling I Have on Gov. Palin Is about all her impromptu answers that we saw her bumble with during the Katie Couric interview. I noticed during the Debate that she could not answer a question wothout looking down at a scropt on her podium I wonder how that debate would have ended up had she had not have been coached. I think the outcome would have been more of a disaster then the Couric interview. I also think if they want to win this election they better leave the skeletons in Obama's closet for i fear they would not like the outcome if there skeletons were brought into public viewing. No one has the right to judge another person for their skeletons because everyone has them. And one more thing if she is as religous as she says she is then why is she casting the first stone.

Sabrina said...

Randall---I too have not yet decided, but I do believe the American people have a "right" to know the person and his/her background in order to make a solid decission when voting. I also believe before being allowed to vote a person should take a test to find out if they have a clue - I know that will never happen, but would be nice!!!As far as Palin looking down at "notes"- pay attention---they all take notes and refer back to them. I must be honest --- Obama's lack of disclosure on 1)who funded his education,2)his university papers and 3)his major backers for the Presidency. He needs to be honest with those to whom he is asking for a vote.