I've been a.w.o.l. for a while, other than posting a few newsworthy items and commenting here and there, and wanted to finally post and share my thoughts on a few things once again.
Our last post congratulated Bristol Palin and her boyfriend Levi on the birth of their precious little one last week. I never cease to be amazed at the responses we receive, although by now, we have come to expect them. Let me be clear on how I feel, in case you're a first time visitor to this blog! Bristol and Levi's mistake was NOT the baby Bristol just gave birth to. Let me say that again: the baby is NOT the mistake. The act of premarital sex was the mistake. She knew better, she'd been taught better, and is sharing that with anyone who cares to listen...this is the difference between most conservatives I know, and the liberals who comment here, and the ones I see on the major news outlets. You see, in my opinion, the baby is never the mistake, and Bristol Palin should be commended for her willingness to do the very difficult, and very right thing, and allow her baby the same chance at life that she has given. I admire Bristol. I admire her for her willingness to do the right thing, no matter how much it inconvenienced her. So many young women today take the easy (or what they think will be the easy) way out. Never mind that actions have consequences. They choose to dispose of the baby, who was the result of a mistake, not THE mistake. Bristol chose to grow up, as difficult as it was, very quickly. It would have been far easier to abort the baby without the knowledge of her family, knowing full well she would soon become the focus of the American left and all it's fury.
Todd and Sarah Palin, just like most parents, have done the best they know how to raise their children to do what's right. Because Bristol chose to make different, unwise choices, is not their fault. Perhaps those who have so much to say about the Palin's parenting abilities should tend to their own children, if they have any, before crucifying Todd and Sarah. What goes around comes around, and I have a feeling a whole lot of people are going to eat their words one of these days.
Some girls choose to take the very brave route of giving their baby up for adoption. While I cannot imagine the pain this causes within a mother's heart, there isn't a group of women I admire more than those who have been willing to give so much of themselves so that their baby could have a better life than they could offer. I've witnessed first hand the pain a mother goes through when going through this process. I can't think of a more selfless act, and these women, too, are to be commended.
My point is that in many circles, even in Christian circles unfortunately, others who have no idea what it is to walk in their shoes are often the first ones to point the finger. No offer of a helping hand, no compassion, no regard for the emotional ramifications of their words. Instead, just cruel, heartless finger pointing, whispering behind the back feeding the rumor mills with often made up stories. I've often seen those who do this end up having their own daughters face the same fate...In Bristol and Levi's case, it wasn't enough that they made this mistake, and as a result were having a baby. No, instead, the eyes of a cruel and heartless sect of our nation were upon them. Imagine being that age, being with child, and being the spectacle of many major news outlets, magazines and comedians. I know, I know...many will leave comments and say it is ALL Todd and Sarah's fault, as though she forced Bristol into the act, or **gasp** to have the baby. Bristol and Levi made it crystal clear, it was never their intention to "dispose of the mistake" as many have put it. That would have been the coward's way out. Bristol is better than that, and again-she is to be commended. That her family has been so supportive has been an extra blessing. Many are not so fortunate.
In other news, we have Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg being considered as the replacement for Senator Hillary Clinton's New York senate seat. The hypocrisy within the liberal media, and in the Democratic Party is astonishing, albeit predictable. With little else on her list of accomplishments except family name, Schlossberg appears relatively UNenergetic, and certainly unprepared for the media attention being thrown her way. What a pathetic joke, and they ranted for months about Sarah Palin being unqualified?!
Finally, let me just defend my friends over at Team Sarah. It seems when liberals have absolutely nothing else to grasp onto, they have to scream racism, and our friends over at Redstate have uncovered an attempt by liberals to try and take down Team Sarah in this way. Get used to it, folks. They'll stop at nothing. NOTHING. This is only the beginning.
So, it's shaping up to be an interesting start to the new year. Israel knows it will get little support from us, so they have taken things into their own hands. BHO promises more gas taxes, in addition to getting rid of those Bush tax cuts (as predicted--therefore, raising our taxes). But hey, we'll get a stimulus check to fund our vacations this year, so we should all be happy! The latest accusation is that if you criticize BHO, you are unAmerican, so get ready for that one too. Never mind what they've done for the last 8 years to President Bush. (I even had one commenter claim that the liberal media had been VERY fair to Bush!) Wow...the next four years will be full of surprises, no doubt...or will it? We've already got the Clinton team back in office, so maybe not. We'll see. Hmmm, that's CHANGE we can believe in!