The point is that the Palins were able to make all these decisions according to the dictates of their own consciences, formed by their own religious convictions, within the privacy of their own family and according to its values and traditions. What they decided is nobody's business but theirs; the fact that they were free to arrive at their own decision is everybody's business.So you see, the hypocrisy is clear. It's okay for the Palin Family to make such dramatic decisions in private. The GOP position is clear as well. They don't want you to have the same liberty. I suggest a new slogan for the GOP: Vote GOP: The Anti-Liberty Party.
The particular brand of social conservatism in which Sarah Palin quite evidently believes deeply would deny other American families and other American women the freedom to make these same intimate decisions according to the dictates of their own consciences, religious convictions and traditions.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
The Trouble Is That The Laws A Vice President Palin Would Vote For In Congress Would Inflict Her "Morality" Into Our Private Lives
I think this sums up the fundamental problem with the GOP Platform regarding the boondoggle Bristol Palin put her family in: