Let me be the first to say that I found the Bristol/Sarah/Trig Palin stories to be quite intriguing and I gobbled them up shamelessly. However, when you beat a dead horse like DailyKos is doing right now, you’re forfeiting the high ground. DailyKos needs to get on a new track, and find the topic that really matters. Kossians have become hypocrites, in that they support a woman’s right to choose, personal liberty, but they go on the attack when a 17 year old girl chooses to have sex, and faces the consequence of pregnancy. Hypocrisy.
It was announced today that Bristol Palin is currently 5 months pregnant, meaning that if the 5 months part is true, there’s no way she could have given birth in April. It’s Sarah Palin’s baby as far as anyone can possibly know right now. Effectively, all this announcement did was lift the accusation of lying to the general public from Sarah Palin’s shoulders.
That being said, there are still two very real and very feasible arguments to be made from the situation. She still exhibited poor judgement in handling the birth of the first child. She should never have boarded an 8 hour flight after the water breaking. Okay. Point made.
Secondly, the proof is right here in the pudding. Sarah Palin is STAUNCHLY supportive of Abstinence-Only sex education, but her own daughter didn’t pick up on the principles her mother heralds so dearly. The right wing fundamentalists give the argument that when you equip people with the ability to have protected sex, they’re going to have pre-marital sex. Well, they aren’t getting pregnant, since we’ve already equipped them with the necessary tools. So what does it boil down to? Pre-marital sex being a sin in the eyes of evangelists, the right-wing Christian nation.
Where’s the separation of church and state there? Why do we allow this biblical notion to run our government’s policy? Abstinence-only sex education is a travesty that has statistically driven teen pregnancy numbers through the roof. Why do we constantly ignore the religious influence on local and federal government policy? Better question, which I’d like you to address in the comments, “How do we remove religious influence from Government policy, including but not limited to, abstinence only sex education, gay marriage, and abortion?”
You think the right-wing would be pretty critical of Bristol Palin for engaging in pre-marital sex, right? No no no! Instead, they champion her as virtuous and making good judgement since you know, at least she didn’t have an abortion? HYPOCRISY. The government, the world, this country, these people are rife with hypocrisy, corrupted with it to the very core of their ideals, and we can’t do a damned thing about it but sit back and tear our hair out as they run our lives with their influence on the government.