Letter: Palin’s positions a cause for concern
September 14, 2008
Sarah Palin is being heralded by many as a “maverick,” energizing the Republican base and willing to stand up to the status quo. In fact her politics are among the most extremist, and do not reflect the positions of most Republicans, Democrats or independents.
If John McCain (72 years old) is elected and dies in office, Palin would become president, making her the most powerful person on our planet.
Here is a sampling of my deep concerns about this candidate. Palin:
Doesn’t believe that humans contribute to global warming. “I’m not one who would attribute it to being man-made.”
Is extremely anti-choice, and doesn’t support abortion even in the case of rape or incest.
Opposes comprehensive sex-ed in public schools, and supports only abstinence-only approaches.
Wants creationism to be taught in public schools.
Has no foreign policy experience, or experience with statesmanship. What would she do with that emergency “3 a.m. phone call”?
Would have the power to appoint Supreme Court justices for a lifetime of repressive politics from the bench of the highest court in the nation.
According to a resident of Wasilla, Alaska, during her six years as mayor, Palin increased general government expenditures by over 33 percent. She inherited a city with zero debt, but left it with indebtedness of over $22 million.