Currently there is much debate circling around the media about the fact that Sarah Palin’s 17 year old daughter is pregnant. While this is not a rumor, and is very much a truth, what is more important is how the campaign and the Palin family is handling this issue.
Much should be said about how this is being handled. The Palin family didn’t skirt the issue, but rather made a statement that it was not a rumor and announced the truth behind it. This says much about what and who this woman is. It furthers her Conservative idealistic views about abortion and family. She has made it a fact that she is in opposition about abortion, having made the decision for herself. Being a mother of five, one of which has Downs Syndrome, she has made family a top priority.
With those five children, the oldest being 19 and the youngest at 4 months, family has always been a top priority. When asked about her youngest having Downs Syndrome, she rejects sympathy citing him as a gift from God as are all her children, and her soon to be grandchild. Hearing Sarah Palin refer to God, also brings to light that she is a faith-based person and a bible-hugging Christian. What else does being a bible-hugging Christian believe? They believe that the issue over global warming is not caused by humans and knows that it is just the life cycle of Earth. They oppose stem cell research. They oppose same-sex marriage believing that marriage must be between a man and a woman.
Although these are all hot topics that Conservatives hold to, there are many more stances that are brought up at debate time namely the economy, Constitutional rights, and the war. Constitutionally, Palin supports the second amendment for the right to bear arms. She supports it so much, that she is a life long member to the National Rifle Association (NRA). In support of the war, she has traveled overseas to visit the troops in the battlefield and the hospitals in which many of them are recovering from defending our freedom. Also, her oldest son enlisted in the U.S. Army to protect our freedoms.
With regards to Sarah’s stance on the economy, she has a proven record of cutting taxes and making budget cuts. So much so, that she even reduced her own salary.
Another issue that many people will question is where Palin stands on energy. Tirelessly, she has promoted energy independence and supports the search of resources in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
So, what does all this mean? The argument for Sarah Palin is great. Sarah Palin is great. She is a great person, woman, wife, mother, and soon-to-be grandmother. She will also be an excellent Vice President for John McCain and America.