It’s not sex I’m against. It’s not acknowledging there are choices other than continuing a pregnancy–that’s very telling to me.
The Republicans haven’t played fair in eight years and America has suffered greatly for that. I remember reading that certain Democrats were upset at being portrayed as wimps in Recount. I thought they were honorable. Honorable doesn’t play anymore. I’m not condoning breaking laws, or violent protest. I am condoning fighting with words. I wish more than anything we could relive the past eight years. We can’t. Hurricane upon hurricane, nine whales found dead from Florida to North Carolina, China—this feels like a Stephen King novel.
Sarah Palin’s seventeen year old daughter, Bristol, is pregnant. It’s a good thing as Bristol will marry her boyfriend and have the love and support of her family.
My friends and family spend much time teaching their daughters that teenage sex isn’t good. It’s messy, kids usually aren’t really in love, and yes it can lead to consequences.
I’m not saying my friends are against sex but we have lost many friends to AIDS. We also know first hand what it’s like to have sex with boys we don’t love. We’re not expecting them to listen to us on the subject of sex completely. We are asking them to be responsible.
By doing what she’s doing Palin is undoing the teachings of many many American families. This is a perfect example of radical right teachings. Or not teaching, really.
I wouldn’t expect her to throw her daughter out but I might have expected her not to accept the nomination. She said she told McCain before the election.
What would have happened if Bristol contacted AIDS? Would Palin have gone public with that?
What does that make them? Hip? Renegades left from the summer of love? I can go on
Sex is always going to happen. But this isn’t a good message. And teenagers should, if they choose to have sex, always always use condoms.
I thought Sara Palin represented family values. Is this the kind of family value we want represented.