Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I'm not sure when I first took offense to Governor Palin. It might have been the first time she opened her mouth and said something. Since that time I've had an occasional chuckle at her quips and mispeaks. However, when she implied that those that have an opinion that differs from hers are "UnAmerican" I see how truly unfit she is to serve in a leadership capacity over this great country. Quoting from the October 22, 2008 Washington Post, "In an interview on CNN, Palin said comments she made last week in North Carolina praising small towns as 'the real America' and the 'pro-America areas of this great nation' were not intended to suggest that other parts of the country are less patriotic or less American." If that is not what she intended that is certainly what she said. There are more or less 300,000,000 Americans. Only a very small minority would be willing to give up their citizenship. And countless millions more are clamoring to enter this great country.

The spectrum of political persuasion is broad. That was the intent and design of the founders of this nation. They recognized that many varied ideas and approaches would result in great ideas and approaches being pursued. They recognized that while all men/women are created equal they are also endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. They recognized that these endowments made people different. That is why they were guaranteed the rights to religion and speech. The leaders of this country and those aspiring to leadership must always remember those rights and the greatness those freedoms have brought to this country. We cannot and our leaders must not condemn those Americans who speak or think differently that we do. That is why I believe Palin is not fit to lead America.

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