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Friday, May 03, 2013

Pro Life Darling Sarah Palin Speaks at National Rifle Association (NRA) - Zealot of Hypocrisy

LOS ANGELES TIMES:  HOUSTON -- The National Rifle Assn.’s annual convention begins in earnest Friday in Houston, TX, with leaders who spent the past year defending the group, in the wake of mass shootings emboldened by the recent defeat of federal gun control legislation and ready to rally around this year’s theme: “Stand and Fight.”

I'm wondering how many attendees at the Houston NRA convention are pro-life zealots, like former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin?

Sarah Palin is the eye candy for this year's National Rifle Association's conference, but her message about protecting second amendment gun rights with "Stand and Fight" is completely inconsistent with her position as a pro life zealot.  How can Palin speak about protecting gun owners rights, when she's also a pro life zealot?

Palin's pro gun advocacy makes no sense. She appears to respond to the right wing passionate issue of the day, rather than remain consistent to her "protecting life" positions.  

Here are some of Palin's pro-life activities and statements:

1. Palin supported 1990s TV ad: "Life: What a Beautiful Choice":
"For those of us lucky enough to be parents, there is no greater proof of the existence of God than to look into the face of your new baby. This is the greatest gift of family: putting the big things, and little things, into their proper perspective. Family makes us understand that the greatest things in life aren't our doing, that they're not tidy or predictable.'

"A brilliant pro-life educational campaign from the 1990s made this point very well. It was a commercial that showed smiling, laughing children, with a voice-over that said, "All these children have something in common. All of them were unplanned pregnancies that could have ended in abortion. But their parents toughed it out & discovered that sometimes that best things in life aren't planned." It ended with the simple message: "Life: What a beautiful choice." There was no call for legal action and no guilt ascribed--just a simple message affirming life and reminding Americans that being open to life and family is beautiful."  
Source: America by Heart, by Sarah Palin, p.103-104 , Nov 23, 2010 

2.  Sarah Palin is the originator of the concept of "death panel". This attention grabbing concept (according to her wrong mindedness) claims that health care reform is in conflict with pro life practices whereby treatment of the terminally ill will be rationed. "Death panel" is a political term that originated during a 2009 debate about federal health care legislation to cover the uninsured in the United States. The term was first used in August 2009 by Sarah Palin, the former Republican Governor of Alaska, when she charged that the proposed legislation would create a 'death panel' of bureaucrats who would decide whether Americans—such as her elderly parents or child (her son Trig) with Down syndrome—were worthy of medical care. Palin's claim was debunked and it has been referred to as the 'death panel myth'."

3. Sarah Palin doesn't even support stem cell research!  Palin doesn't support stem cell research, believing that embryonic stem cell research results in the destruction of life, thus conflicting with her pro-life position.  She voiced her opposition to human embryonic stem cell research in an interview with Charles Gibson of ABC news, even though the (John) McCain campaign said in a radio advertisement that he would be in favor of stem cell research.

I'll post this blog on Sarah Palin's twitter feed and, respectfully, ask her to explain how her pro-life positions, as stated above, are consistent with her support of second amendment rights. 
Guns kill people, just like abortions kill a fetus in the wound or a potential death panel would ration health care for the terminally ill.
There is no  difference.  A preventable death is always preventable, and guns cause preventable deaths. 

Unless Palin knows some heretofore unknown ethical reason for concurrently protecting life and second amendment rights, her inconsistent positions on these issues is totally hypocritical.  Nonetheless, Palin's eye candy appeal is irresistible to her followers. She has the cunning ability to blind her followers to the inconsistencies of her convoluted beliefs. 

Meanwhile, Ms. Palin's support for unbridled second amendment rights exposes her as zealot of hypocrisy. This title is the only consistent position she can or should support.

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Blogger Brandt Hardin said...

Why is Sarah Palin even involved? Since she quit her post in Alaska, she hasn’t run for public office but acts like a politician who calls her constituents “fans.” What exactly does she do other than essentially proposition her self and image to the highest bidder? Sounds like Sarah is America’s highest paid escort! See how down and dirty she’ll get for the money at

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