Skip to comments.(Alan) Keyes on Palin: ‘Unequally yoked’ (Barf Alert)
Posted on 09/09/2008 12:54:43 PM PDT by mnehring
Alan Keyes, Americas Independent Party nominee for President, has written a commentary for WorldNetDaily which takes a concerned tone towards Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palins soul. In reply to commentators he says claim guidance from the Bible, Keyes cites 2 Corinthians 6:14-16 (chastising believers not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers) and argues that these same commentators should take note of the spiritual implications of Palins place on John McCains ticket:
With these words in mind, their first concern should be for their sister in faith, who may be risking her moral and spiritual integrity by placing herself under the authority of someone who has provably abandoned Gods will on the most fundamental moral issues of our times. Perhaps they have not given much thought to the yoke involved in accepting the office of vice president. At the very least, it implies a pledge of personal loyalty to the president with whom you serve, a pledge that means nothing if it does not extend to situations where you disagree with his decisions. What happens when President McCain joins forces with the pro-abortion Democrats to remove restrictions on research that involves destroying embryonic life? If Vice President Palin speaks out publicly in disagreement with the decision, she will violate her pledge of loyalty to the president. She will also risk introducing divisions into the executive branch that are inconsistent with the clear language of the Constitution. If she keeps silent, she risks giving scandal to fellow Christians in the way St. Paul warned against in his first letter to the Corinthians [1 Corinthians 8: 10-12]
Keyes goes on criticize Palin for her record on separation of powers, which does not match his own views on the correct relationship between the branches of government, discussing her veto of an act of the Alaskan Legislature that effectively gave homosexual state employees marriage benefits:
One of her advisers, Kevin Clarkson, claims that she did so on his advice, on the specious grounds that the law would have made permanent the changes ordered by the Alaska Supreme Court. But in Alaska as elsewhere in our republic, the Judicial Branch has no constitutional authority to carry out the laws. The executive power, which is to say the force of law, is entirely vested in the chief executive. Therefore, no regulations issued by the Alaska Supreme Court have the force of law. Where the chief executive and the legislature agree, as they did in this instance, that the judiciary had superseded its legal and constitutional boundaries, the Courts preferred regulations were a dead letter. However, Gov. Palins veto gave credence to the Courts usurpation.
Keyes sums up this argument suggesting that Palin might make a good fit for McCain after all. The complete article can be read here.
How did you do against Obama, you insufferable fatass?
The ‘wheels came off’ a few years ago. He’s gone off the deep end. Sad.
Looks like Alan is going to lose to Barack again..
Alan needs to climb back up on his rocker.
The dude is drinking his own urine again.
thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s... VP slot.
If there’s anyone who knows how to beat Barack Obama, it’s Alan Keyes.
I don’t consider this anything new for Keyes and his groupies..... He stomps his feet and pouts if he doesn’t get his way. If FR didn’t give him a platform at times he’d be totally obscure to the populace.
I can’t believe I voted for this guy in the Republican Presidential primary - twice! What a maroon. Sad, truly sad . . .
Now, there's a match made in heaven.....
Stick a fork in the supercilious one. He’s done.
That is disgusting. I respect Keyes a lot and see his point but disagree. Ive heard McCain’s statement at Saddleback and I was satisfied with his explanation. Palin’s actions speak louder than any words. I do to a certain extent feel God has looked favorably on her as she is truly a woman of faith and conviction.
I left the GOP long before Dr. Keyes and even though I am not at all inspired by John McCain, his adding of Sarah Palin to the ticket at least got me off the sidelines of this election.
And I don't think Dr. Keyes should be postulating about Mrs. Palins immortal soul. That is up to God and not you, Dr. Keyes. I don't care what church you belong to sir, you are not "in charge" of who gets to Heaven or not!!!!!!
Dr. Keyes, you only serve to diminish yourself in the conservatives who have supported you and your message in the past.
Keyes has not been a conservative period.
He has obvious mental issues and would not want his
endorsement for any conservative candidate I would be supporting.
Keyes is a jackass.
Pull the plank out of your own eye, Alan.
Ping, however, just to warn you, things aren’t too friendly for your boss here.