Sarah Palin’s Family Values Aren’t Mine!

I can’t stand Obama. I think Joe Biden is a poor excuse for a politician. Plagiarists don’t sit well with writers, even if I’m only writing until I can get through film school. I don’t think Obama can change anything. I don’t think he has the skill to fix jack shit. He can’t fix what Bush has done and he’s the most inexperienced presidential candidate ever second only to Bush.

But….I hate Sarah Palin. I don’t mean I dislike her. I HATE that stupid bitch. I cannot stand her. She is the biggest hypocrite on the planet. John McCain made a huge mistake in picking her as his running mate. He wanted the “Hillary” supporters and the Evangelicals all in one vote, but seriously, he’s about to alienate both groups thanks to choosing this woman.

I agree that USUALLY a politician’s kids should be off limits, but:

-When a person is trying to force “beliefs” on a nation that do not even work in her own home she is a fuckin’ hypocrite

-Bristol Palin is 17, pregnant and not married – Sarah Palin believes ONLY in abstinence. She wants to remove the teaching about birth control from public schools. Birth control could have HELPED Bristol had she believed in it. Heck, what about condoms? What about AIDS? Shouldn’t kids know to protect themselves?

-Her daughter is also an underage drinker and there are pictures to prove it. How does that sit well with “Republican family values”?

Likewise, Palin wants to censor entertainment, especially books. She wants to ban certain books. How can you ban people from reading? That’s bullshit. Shouldn’t we be encouraging people, especially kids, to read? Maybe if Bristol was busy reading she wouldn’t be off getting knocked up. Just a thought.

She also wants to force creationism into science books and possibly remove evolution. Evolution has NEVER been proven to be wrong. It might not be 100% proven to be true. That’s why its called the “Evolution Theory”. It’s a highly supported theory. No proof has proved it wrong. EVER. All evidence found as of now, in the many years since Darwin lived points to the theory being correct. In fact, it is one of the most thoroughly supported scientific theories EVER.

Creationism has never been proven. Creationism isn’t even a theory. It’s a belief system put into place by a minority of Christians. The only support for it is “faith”. In faith, there is no scientific proof. It isn’t even an educated guess. It’s just believing in something that you can’t see because you want to believe it.

That has NO ROOM being taught in SCIENCE class. SCIENCE is based on facts or proving things that could be backed up factually. Now don’t get me wrong, but unless Jesus and his Heavenly Father sweeps down to speak to all on Earth as a collective whole (even the non-Christians) telling them “Yes, I created all of you”, which has never, ever happened, EVER according to history, there is no way of proving that creationism could be or is real.

Furthermore, though I homeschool my son, I do use books that public schools generally use. I refuse to teach my son something that cannot be proven except by a faith that is not mine. I feel that if parents want to teach their children about creationism, they can do it at home and/or at church. It has no place in public education.

Sarah Palin is less experienced than Obama. What if McCain has another bout of cancer and dies? Do you want a woman who obviously has NO experience save for being the mayor of Podunk, Alaska and a half term Governor running this country? I sure as heck don’t.

Sarah Palin should be at home raising her kids. She’s obviously needed there if her daughter can’t stay out of trouble enough to get pregnant and drunk. She also has a child with Down Syndrome. Does her hubby take care of him or are there nannies? Raising a disabled child can be a full time job. TRUST ME. I know first hand.

I am all for women having careers if they can, but any parent, mother or not has an obligation first to those lives she/he creates. Otherwise, she shouldn’t be creating those lives. If they need mom and/or dad at home then the parent must sacrifice their overachieving aspirations if it is better for their child. It’s NOT fair to bring a child into the world and then go be Governor leaving the kids on their own. It sucks for the kids and makes sure they have no positive rolemodels.

Family values my ass!

So, what’s a person to do? I dislike and disagree with Obama doing anything to help this country, but I feel he cannot mess it up more. I don’t believe he can fix it. I feel with him we’ll have another eight years of status quo.

With the McCain/Palin ticket, I feel we’re looking at worse censorship than the George Dubya Bush era. That’s pathetic and scary.

I don’t believe in NOT voting. I was a political science minor for crap’s sake. I just wish Hillary was running or at least going to be vice president. I feel Obama made a huge mistake in not picking her. Biden sucks. I feel like I’m going to be forced to do something I dislike strongly and for what? Eight more years of no change.

Both choices SUCK…but McCain/Palin sucks worse. I hate this decision I have to make.

3 responses to “Sarah Palin’s Family Values Aren’t Mine!”

  1. You sure lay it out well, and I rather think that you ask and answer your own question.

    With McCain we will definitely get a 3rd Bush term. With Obama, who knows? He might fuck up the country even worse, but he´s the new guy, an outsider, and he seems to have good ideas. He seems to have the OPPOSITE ideas, which should be tried out and tested. Maybe some, probably not all, will work. I am all for giving him a chance, and that is after some serious soul-searching of my own.

    Again, you don´t have to personally like someone to vote for them. I didn´t like Kerry but, hell yes, I voted for him because I had one thing straight in my mind: no more Bush.

    Still there are 3rd Party options… Nader, Barre… You didn´t mention these. Probably thinking that they are lost votes, and they are. Voting for one of these guys is like not voting at all.

    Toss a coin. When it´s in the air, you will viscerally go with one or the other of the two major party candidates. When that coin is in the air, we all realize that we are not as ambivalent as we thought about heads or tails. That´s when you´ll know what to do.

    Take care

  2. I think that the entire race this year is all about whether or not we want changes that will happen either way. Any time there is a shift in power—the person that is in the office, or the political party—there is going to be at least some change. The biggest factor for change if Obama wins the election this year is going to be his age and, as much as it really shouldn’t be, his genetics. If he is elected, he will create a great deal of change in people just by being the President. For a while, anyway. It will remain to be seen whether or not such changes would be long-lasting, though my opinion is that they would not be, not by themselves.

    That having been said, “hope” is the key, this election cycle. Obama is inexperienced when compared to former Presidents in recent history, and he’s inexperienced when compared to other current political people that have been in politics for 30+ years, but I have the feeling that his presence will be refreshing. Given that he is younger, he is more likely to have a very different way of doing things than previous Presidents. He will likely focus his attention on issues that are more fitting to his demographic, which is much closer to our demographic than any geriatric President that we could potentially elect. There is also more potential for his Presidency to be self-serving, and that will undoubtedly influence the things that he will do. Whether or not they will be good or not will rest entirely on where he is in terms of his moral character—he could do things bad in the name of his own self-interest, or he could do good things under that same umbrella.

    Like every election, it is going to be something of a gamble. I wouldn’t consider for a minute McCain, because of his actions and statements that he has made both during his campaign and during his political career. He has demonstrated a lack of desire to follow the law, so it would be difficult to believe that he’d be a sponsor for laws that are reasonable, since he feels that he can be above it in the first place. After all, it is better to comply with the law and act to get it changed then it is to blatantly ignore it and hope you don’t get caught and toss the fight for legal change onto the next person. It also makes things harder for those trying to change laws for good reasons, undermining their efforts by providing reasons in (admittedly not sane) people’s minds which serve as examples why the law should be present. He claims to support freedom, yet his actions have gone against this, with stances against people’s general right to put into their bodies what they wish (such as his stance on punishing smokers). His track record for honesty is also rather poor.

    While Obama has not had the opportunity to make some of the gross errors that McCain has, he has a good view on many things, and I think that his years of serving as a teacher will help him in the Presidency, should he acquire it. I think also that his stance on weapons policy is a refreshing one, and would be good for us both here in our local society and from the perspective of the global society. He has been attacked for following rules as they exist and not as he believes they ought to be, but this is something which is praiseworthy and shows that he can be trusted to a larger degree than, say, McCain can in that respect. It means that he respects the rules as they are, and if he enacts change in them, it is likely that he will respect the rules then, too. Granted, there is no way to discuss every last issue in such a small space as a comment or a blog post, but I think that Obama holds a much better picture for us in the long run—even if he is all talk and remains that way. What will follow Obama? It isn’t likely to be the “same stuff on a different day”.

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