Republican Presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain’s selection of Alaska’s young Governor, Sarah Palin, for his vice presidential running mate surprised nearly everyone, and perhaps even McCain, who wouldn’t have believed this would be his selection up to a few days ago.
Pro-Lifers Very Pleased with Palin
Palin seems not to have been on his short list until recently. Most pro-life pundits seem to think Palin is a good choice as well as a very strategic one. A mother of five, parent of a much-loved handicapped child as well as a soldier son going to Iraq, a woman who has governed a state, supports life as a member of Feminists for Life, is familiar with guns, is self-effacing and well-spoken.
Some say her selection as McCain’s running mate seems inspired. The timing of the announcement just at the close of the Democratic National Convention in Denver could divert attention from that successful event. Democrat pollsters boast that Obama got a double-digit jump following a colorful and well-orchestrated convention. Estimates are that 40 million people viewed the convention’s closing in the Mile High Stadium with at least 80,000 in attendance. Obama’s acceptance speech was the most comprehensive and direct talk he has given throughout the l8-month campaign.
McCain announcement Friday grabbed media attention as Republicans go into convention in St. Paul starting on Monday. These are exciting times for all Americans as we again watch the quadrennial process of selecting our national leaders.
Zorn Spells Out McCain Position
Speaking of national leaders, John McCain’s pro-life position is clearly spelled out in the August 28 Chicago Tribune by columnist Eric Zorn, who seems fearful that unwary voters might not know that fact, since ten years ago McCain opposed overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Today he says it is a flawed decision that must be overturned. Zorn apparently believes unwary pro-aborts might vote for McCain believing he is on their side of the abortion issue.
Not so, warns Zorn.
On the other hand, Zorn’s clarification might alert voters who don’t want a pro-abortion president. It works both ways. Thanks, Eric.
Virginity Pledges Effective
A recent story in the Chicago Sun-Times on today’s teenagers has the somewhat humorous headline, ‘Surprise! No-sex pledges effective’. Bob Smietana writes from Nashville, TN that the national True Love Waits program that promotes abstinence through personal purity pledges is ‘…surprisingly effective in delaying the onset of sexual activity.’
The new study is by the RAND Corp., and finds that the pledge involves public accountability and works something like Weight Watchers: the teen declares his intention and has peer support to hold him accountable. Keeping the pledge also saves the teen from STD’s, pregnancy and self-loathing.
Washington Times Op-Ed: Planned Parenthood Targets Blacks
An editorial in the Washington Times recently announced boldly, ‘Planned Parenthood Targets Blacks,’ and quotes a famous line by Margaret Sanger in 1939, ‘We should hire three of four colored ministers, preferably with social service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.’
The fact is that Planned Parenthood still focuses on minority neighborhoods. A third of all abortions are performed on black women.
Much of this genocide is being paid for with your tax dollars and mine. It is time the Black community woke up to this killing and demanded that Planned Parenthood stop receiving huge amounts of government funds.