Palin's speech was just what American women needed to hear. Its about time we see a gutsy firecracker like Palin stand up for the traditional values of America. Here is what I think.
1. You say Palin is against special needs children. Who has a more special need then an unborn child. Obama voted against a bill that would help protect a child "fetus" who was born alive after a botched abortion. Palin chooses life for special needs children. Obama's "compassionate women libbers" think moms should have the right to kill "abort" their special needs babies.
2. Obama thinks its a good idea for law abiding citizens to be at the mercy of violent criminals. Palin believes in the right of self-defense with - OMG - a gun. Obama's plan - have 911 on speed dial and hope the cops get there in time.
3. Obama's plan to help the poor? Raise minimum wage. Sure it sounds good. But will he also tell companies not to raise prices to compensate for the extra wages they're shelling out? The poor will just end up paying more for goods and services. How will that help? And who is going to pay for all the programs he wants to start to help the poor? Will it be the people who start businesses to employ the poor. What are the poor to do with no jobs if companies can't afford to hire?
4. Health care? Universal health care isn't the answer. Ask people in countries that have it. Need a controversial health procedure? Can't get it cause its not government approved or funded. Need to see a doctor right away? Sorry - but wait in line. Need a qualified doctor - no way, nobody wants that much aggravation for what amounts to a civil service job.
5. RNC is trying to start a culture war? Oh, please! Obama is trying to win the war started in the 60's. Full rights for homosexuals is what he wants. Think it sounds cold to not support that? Think George Washington, John Adams, Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis, Thomas Jefferson, etc. would support a law that makes it illegal for preachers to speak against sodomy? Would they support having homosexuals in the military. Would they want employers to be sued by the govt. or for homeowners to be sued by the govt. for not hiring or renting to homosexuals? Who is really for Freedom here?
7. Energy Crisis - I'm no fan of George Bush, but if we had been more willing to drill for oil in the U.S. years ago when he tried - just maybe the crisis wouldn't be to this magnitude.
8. And a gentle reminder - many of the economic problems we have today are a carryover from the Clinton era. Eight years isn't long enough to fix up eight years of Clinton blunders. Wasn't it Clinton and the DNC that opened up the market with China...Thank you for flooding our country with cheaply made Chinese imports - it sure has helped the economy a lot - NOT!
1. War in Iraq? I agree with the DNC - we shouldn't be there, but their pacifist attitude isn't helping America either. It could make us look weak.
2. The real terrorist threat that nobody will talk about....Illegal Immigration! There are more U.S. citizens killed by illegal immigrants EVERY year than there have been soldiers killed in the War on Terror since the war began! Put troops on our Border!
3. Free Trade? Who is this really helping? Its NOT U.S. manufacturers, not the environment, not the workers, not the taxpayers, and not the consumers. The world's greatest resource is cheap labor and the U.S. doesn't have it (oh, we do have millions of illegal immigrants - the U.S. version of cheap labor -but they end up costing us instead of helping us) China and India are the world's new emerging super powers - both in size, military strength, and financial. America is teetering on the edge and we want to make it easier for U.S. corporations to do business in those countries? Who is that good for? The corp. or the middle class? If you guessed the corporations - you are right.
4. And last but not least, is there any good reason that no major political candidates will ask the obvious question. Why is the U.S. trillions of dollars in debt to itself? Well, its not. It is in debt to the Federal Reserve - a private corporation with shareholders and some government oversight. But who makes the profits? Is it the America citizen as the U.S. Constitution stipulates or is it a wealthy group of international shareholders? Yes, its the latter.
Does free trade, cheap labor, illegal immigration, corporate tax breaks, trillions in debt, the war in Iraq, housing crash, and high energy prices have anything to do with each other? You bet your booties!
What do I believe the scorecard is on these issues?
RNC - McCain - Palin - 60%
DNC - Obama - Biden - 10%
This doesn't look real hopeful to me. But back to comments about Palin. What is refreshing to me is seeing a strong woman stand up for many of the things I believe in. Seeing women like Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi supposedly represent the majority opinion of women in the U.S. is sickening. Please, give American women more credit and give us more women like Palin. Our sturdy American foremothers And forefathers would be proud!