Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Palin Nomination

well, i have kept my mouth shut on this issue for the past few days. digesting and absorbing. but i feel compelled now to speak my piece. i don't claim to be the be all end all authority on any of this, especially specifics, so please don't take it as that. but, i do have a few things to say about the whole issue (imagine that, me having something to say). anyway, buckle we go.

first, let's deal with the issue that seems to be the hot spot on everybody's radar right now...the pregnancy of her seventeen year old daughter. i have read blog entries and comments 'til i'm red in the face from those who seem to equivocate this situation with only families that have no thread of values. i'm not sure what types of saints the "outside world" thinks that pro-life, family values centered christians are...but they need to get a grip on reality. yes, those of us who value what is moral, what is right and what is true are trying, we really are. but, we are still human...and so are our children. just because we educate our children in what is right and pray for them daily, they still have free will. they rebel, they make bad choices, just like many of us did when we were younger...and sometimes still do. this has been the case for hundreds of years. if you need proof, google st. augustine and check out the headaches he gave st. monica. even if children have a perfect home life chalk full of love, honesty and prayer they still have that pesky concupiscence that gets in the way. isn't this the way the democratic candidate came into this world for crying out loud? but i guess from what i've read, he wouldn't wish that type of "problem" on any woman. talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

second, should a woman with small children be in the white house? if we were talking about me, i would say "no." i'm selfish and with the right set of outside pressures (meetings, phone calls, etc.) i tend to start thinking less of my family, my patience wears thin and i am not the mom i am called to be. i am scatterbrained and cannot perform more than one task at a time. heck, i do well to answer one of my children's questions while driving in a straight line. but, is it my responsibility to say whether palin can do the job? nope, not in the slightest. she has been taking care of this while she has been the governor of alaska so it's not like she doesn't know in part what she is getting into. do i wish that the world was a perfect place where all men would step up to the plate for their wives, their mothers, their sisters, for unborn babies and the elderly? yes. do i wish that all men would respect women and treat us as Christ loves His Church? yes. do i wish that every woman could stay home with their children without the fear of not having enough money to pay the bills knowing that their husband was being paid a just wage for working day in and day out? you bet. but is that the case? no, far from it. are there men who are living this way? a resounding yes! (my adorable husband for one) but not all care to and there are many other issues that are out of our control. so, if a mother is going to step up to the plate and actually be proud of her motherhood, i'll support her. is this the pinnacle of where i would like to see politics? no. truth be told, i would like alan keyes to be president of our nation in a heartbeat. unfortunately, a vote for another party would basically be a vote for obama and i will not let my vote support his agenda. but, i still think it's a big step in the right direction. i believe that nothing else in our society will fall into place until we value life and this woman seems to do just that (and hopefully she can make up for some of mccain's shortcomings in this area).

this brings me to my final conclusion in all of this...the media hates a happy mother. they hate a woman who feels blessed by the children God has given her and who welcomes more, no matter what the situation. they prefer the woman who looks on her fertility as a damnation that must be manipulated at all costs, that must be stifled, that must be conquered. they don't feel threatened by the woman who views the smallest and the most vulnerable little person as a ball of tissues that cramps her style so she can get rid of it, without even throwing around the idea of killing or death. just convenience. they can tell her what to do, they can shape her and she will listen. she will buy the lie. a pro-life woman who is trying to change the world is a threat. plain and simple. and they don't know what to do with it but try to tear it down. we must pray for the election, pray for human life and pray for God's blessings for our country.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Heather! That was great!!

11:38 AM


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