Let me be frank and blunt about this matter of the Republican Vice-Presidental nominee of 2008: She is an IDIOT and a disgrace to all responsible women in America, if not the entire world!
She has five children and her oldest daughter Bristol, only 17, is already expecting a child of her own. So in essence, Sarah Palin illustrates that women, even highly achiveing ones like her, are still expected to be breeding machines as well.
I find that absolutely disgusting!
How can anyone, knowing the vast environmental destruction humans have caused around the world, because of our growing populations, ever put their trust in anyone that herself contributes to the problem?
How can anyone think that her assumptions about birth control and abortion are in any way applicable to places that are overcrowded, just because they seem justified in lightly populated Alaska, the state Palin is governor of?
How can anyone, claiming to be Christian, be so damn materialistic as to favor the exploitation of Alaska’s mineral resources to make people richer, at the expense of the wildlife that live there? Jesus constantly denounced that attitude! So do I, despite being non-Christian.
How can anyone, having so strong sexual urges herself that she would crank out five babies, seriously think that abstinence before marriage is an option for teenagers with their own raging hormones, including her own daughters? One of them has obviously rejected that. If those values didn’t work for the Palins, why should they be applied to anyone?
Nevermind that Bristol, the pregnant daughter, is planning to marry her baby’s father. Statistics show that the overwhelming majority of teen marriages end in divorce. In any case, she is at a disadvantage in moving on with her education, and even if she does that, many teen mothers, lacking financial resources, would not be so fortunate.
Nature made our sexual urges strong for a reason, that being that REPRODUCTION, the purpose of sex, is what perpetuates all species. Unless we eliminate those urges, we will inevitably give in to them when opportunities present themselves. I think anyone who says otherwise is a LIAR.
Therefore, the Roman Catholic Church, advertising its priest and nuns as celibate and therefore “pure” and totally dedicated to the church and nothing else, is lying to us all. And so is Sarah Palin.
Her daughter Bristol is living proof that her values on sexuality are a failure. And that being the case, her values about economics and the environment, issues which are affected by human population growth, are also discredited.
We need to BURY this loon before she destroys us! IMMEDIATELY!
Natural selection, the primary force that drives evolution, is based on the idea that successful organisms not only survive, but reproduce themselves. Indeed, it is impossible for evolution to occur without reproduction. Yet the very intelligence that we humans evolved enables us to realize that if we continue to reproduce without restraints of some kind, we will eventually destroy our natural environments and deplete our natural resources, thus destroying ourselves in the end.
Therefore, attempts have been made to make birth control, abortion, and sterilization freely available to all. The problem, however, is that those who for religious or ideological reasons reject or ignore these efforts continue to reproduce more than those who accept them, and thus their children end up becoming more in the next generation, passing on their backward and irrational values, and thus they ultimately defeat the purpose of birth control. The same forces of evolution that made man and all other organisms works against his efforts to stop his own destruction.
There is only one realistic way to save ourselves: Make sterilization MANDATORY for every woman who has had at least two children (or maybe even just one, in badly overpopulated areas), regardless of race, religion, social class, or age. Then the forces of natural selection won’t be a problem, for both beleivers and opponents of birth control will be on an equal playing field.
And for those bleeding hearts who say that forcible sterilization violates personal rights and therefore is dangerous, I say, “You are as irrational as outright opponents of birth control! The total downfall of humanity is MORE dangerous than any controversial procedure! When you are dying or in grave danger of death, personal rights are the least of your worries.”
Any discussion about environmental problems that does not include an effort to stop human population growth and ultimately reduce the population to levels far less than that of today is a waste of time. There are 6 1/2 billion humans on Earth now, and that alone is a serious cause of pollution, habitat destruction, loss of biodiversity, and wars.In addition to this, we must reeducate the people not to be so materialistic, and make sure that multi-national corporations no longer have so much political influence around the world!