Monday, September 1, 2008

Making People's Families Political Footballs

Well, the big political news today is that Governor Palin's 17 year-old daughter, Bristol, is 5 months pregnant. For some liberals, this has come out like some kind of scandalous royal family-type of secret like the hidden son who lives in the tower.

But when we really think about what it means, it hits a lot closer to home. Many of us have had to deal with such things in our families or have had to help friends through this kind of thing too. But if we look at Bristol, we see a very young girl who is probably very scared but with the support of her family appears to be happy. She has made the right choice regarding a situation that would probably not be her preferred one 6 months ago. She has chosen to keep the baby. She has chosen life & plans on marrying the baby's father.

Firstly, abortion would not make Bristol feel any better about the situation. Having the baby, months after her mother had baby #5 shows just how much respect for life the Palin family has. Life should be a fundamental right. But because of Roe v. Wade, it sadly has not been protected as it should be. And infanticide or the mass murder of infants has been ruled as acceptable.

Often times, babies would not be convenient for one reason or another. Or the health of the unborn baby has led some to believe that the baby is somehow better off dead. But both Governor Palin who gave birth to a son with Down Syndrome & Bristol, who we're crossing our fingers will give birth to a healthy baby, have made the right decisions.

The left-wing blogosphere frenzy over Bristol's pregnancy has been despicable & the announcement of the pregnancy was actually made when it was because bloggers on the anti-American DailyKos were actually saying that Governor Palin's 5 month-old was really the son of Bristol in order to cover up Bristol's pregnancy.

Of course, they made this accusation with no proof what-so-ever. And even after the announcement of Bristol's pregnancy, some lefty blognuts are now trying to say that this would really be Bristol's 2nd child, since they don't want to let their original slanderous accusations go. In other words, the farthest left liberal nuts are actually spending their time attacking the 17 year-old pregnant child of a politician.

Well in order to give the whole issue more perspective, I would first go to TIME Magizine online where Nathan Thornburgh of TIME had been sent to the Palins' hometown of Wasilla, Alaska in order to find out more about Alaska's now very famous Governor. It's interesting that he notes how Bristol's pregnancy wasn't even a secret up there. But then again, in small towns word tends to travel very fast. Gossip is a little town's internet.

Regarding attacks on the poor 17 year-old child, I commend Barack Obama for telling people today that:

I have said before and I will repeat again: People's families are off limits. And people's children are especially off-limits. This shouldn't be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin's performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories. You know my mother had me when she was 18 and how a family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn’t be a topic of our politics.

And regarding questions about whether his campaign was involved in fomenting the accusations, he said:

I am offended by that statement. There is no evidence at all that any of this involved us," he said. "Our people were not involved in any way in this, and they will not be. And if I thought there was somebody in my campaign who was involved in something like that, they would be fired.
Well, Obama is absolutely right. Well said Senator.

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