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.
I expect the MSM to begin paying attention to him again very soon. Ultra-conservative, against McPalin? He'll be their darling!
Alan Keyes is just one more frustrated, angry American - he happens to be a little bit more nuts than the rest of us.
Not judging his passion, just his prominence.
Alan, these comments just show that you've lost your mind I'm afraid.
Alan Keyes should try getting elected to anything. I used to love him and but he really drawn himself into a box. Alan Keyes should be out on the campaign trail with McCain and Palin. He should be working to get conservatives elected and helping to rally the minority vote but instead he continues to marginalize himself into a corner of ineffectiveness. He is a smart man and he should be able to make the case for conservatism to more than the very narrow group that still supports him. Alan Keyes has wasted so much promise. No one listens to him anymore but himself.
It amazes me how many Christians like Keyes ignore the bible and ignore the fact that God rarely lifts up the self righteous to greatness. He lifts up flawed men and women, sinners, and makes them into more than they could ever be without him. Alan Keyes should know this. I hope Alan casts off his yoke of bitterness. Far too many conservatives seem to value the yoke of marginalization and demonization so much that they are afraid of victory and like the man who buried his masters money because he feared him so they sit and point unable to see a blessing when it is right in front of them. Alan Keyes sadly has become an example of how very small a man can become through sheer force of his intellect.
Men of God were never small men, they weren’t marginalized loners navel-gazing themselves into Heaven.
Keyes really is a brilliant man
Maybe so but he doesn’t have enough common sense to deal with the common folks.
I think there is a whole lot of projection and very little trust and faith.
Perhaps these two believe that they could not work with McCain without desctructive compromises and subsequently do not believe that others can either.
Then the do not seem to believe that *perhaps* Palin can do what they do not beleive themselves able to do.
Both men should know of Joseph, Esther, and Daniel who all served unbelievers whithout desstructive compromise.
So I like to think that perhaps Palin can walk in their shoes.
This isn’t the Alan Keyes I supported a few years ago.
Is their still an Alan Keyes fan club on FR???
I’m not a Palin fan, but Keyes is a 5 star wacko. Keyes and his buffoonish Senate campaign were the driving force behind Obama’s rise to national prominence. Relieved by Keyes’ bizarre behavior of the need to campaign at all in his own state, Obama hit the road, speaking at campaign fundraisers for other Democrat candidates all over the country, and made himself into a national figure in the process. Ironically though, I think a lot of the adoring Palinbots currently peppering FR with Palin-worshipful posts, are the same ones who were peppering FR with Keyes-worshipful posts back during that Senate campaign.
Out of curiosity, why aren’t you a Palin fan?
So? Alan hasn't changed, or moved an inch.
Look around. These are the folks who have moved with the political wind. And now they're backing the guy who will govern exactly like what he is, a Democrat.
Yeah, poor Alan is getting weirder every year.
Because she’s utterly unqualified. Not a chance in the world she’d have been offered the VP if she was a man with identical qualifications, and the Republican Party is SUPPOSED to be against affirmative action tokenism. And if the Democrats had nominated a woman with a pregnant 17 year old daughter and a nursing infant, the same people who are celebrating Palin’s nomination would have been howling about her being an example of the sort of liberal feminists who are bringing about the downfall of American society by pretending that a high-powered career is perfectly compatible with motherhood, and that leaving the raising of their children to nannies is just fine.
And, no, Todd Palin has NOT been a stay-at-home dad, so even if mothers don’t really need to raise their children as long as the father fills the role instead, this family doesn’t cut it. As the NYT helpfully pointed out, when Sarah found out that she was a carrying a Down Syndrome baby, she didn’t tell her husband for several days, because he was out of town, out in the oil fields. Mom’s busy being governor, dad’s out in the oil fields not coming home at night, and Bristol is off in bed with her boyfriend, and not bothering to use contraception. And somehow, nobody managed to tell the other children prior to Trig’s birth that he had DS, leaving 14 year old Willow to notice his appearance right after he was born and ask if he had DS. Yeah, he made an unexpectedly early appearance, but supposedly Dad was there in the waiting room too, with the children . . . not sharing important info about the new baby with them.
Something is way off with this family. Shades of Keyes family, with the daughter who picked the middle of her father’s Senate campaign as the time to announce to the world that she’s a lesbian. If Palin really had such a devotion to “family values”, she’d notice that much more of her time and attention are needed at home, and not go galivanting off on the campaign trail, aiming for a job which will take up a huge amount of time if she does it justice, and also involve relocating the family just around the time her 17 year old gives birth to a baby sired by an immature 18 year old boy. If she ends up as VP, I fully expect to see 4 years of tabloid headlines emanating from her family.
I guess you REALLY hate Dick Cheney and his family, huh?
What with his LESBIAN daughter who adopted a child with her LESBIAN partner.
I thought that Mary Cheney gave birth to the child.
I guess adoption was not an option.
Turkey baster worked fine.
I actually think exactly the opposite. I think that if her name was Sam Palin, no one would be stating any of the things you do about his family. Her resume mirrors many Presidents we've had, funny enough, many have compared it to Teddy Roosevelt's resume. Through out previous election cycles, it is often stated by both sides that being Governor is the most logical predecessor to being President as it is a microcosm of the presidency. If you stack her head to head against all of the other top tier candidates for VP, removing the names and just looking at policy and resumes, she really does stand out.- Especially when it comes to Conservative reform values.
IMHO, it is good that we have someone far, far outside the beltway. Many of the problems we have are business as usual politics. I think she can be a challenge to you scratch my back cronyism.
Well what do you know, nobody is perfect.
Show me a family without its problems.
I have no problem with lesbians or with parents who have gay children, and happen to think Cheney is the best VP in my lifetime. I also don’t recall ever hearing about the Cheney children running wild as teenagers, getting pregnant, getting arrested for drunk-driving or drug use, etc.
Keyes was busy ranting hysterically about how evil gays are, including his over-the-top “explanation” that the reason gays shouldn’t be allowed to adopt children is that the children wouldn’t know who their biological parents are and thus might inadvertently commit incest — he was so into this anti-gay stuff that he totally lost sight of the fact that exact same “risk” applies to children adopted by married heterosexual couples. And then in the middle of all this his adult daughter decides she’s had enough and announces to the world that she’s gay. The whole thing was just insane, and still there were huge numbers of FR posters insisting that Keyes was a marvelous candidate and that we should all donate to his campaign because we needed to get people like him elected to save America.
Did the press ever ask Bill Clinton if his daughter was sleeping around? We probably wouldn’t know if she used protection because chances are she would have had it aborted.
Speaking of family problems, look at Reagan’s kids. Anyone ever ask Reagan what he was doing while Ron was busy becoming a ballet dancing poof or Patty was rebelling? Was any of that a reflection on the kind of presidency that Reagan gave us?
Where has Alan been??? He really has been off the radar screen. I guess he is is low on funds and needs to get on the national scene somehow and this is the way to do it.
Get ready, you will see him on MSNBC or CNN soon.
I’m not at all surprised that Keyes would do this.
I like Alan, he follows his own drummer but he is consistant... He tells it like he see it and perhaps folks don’t care for that, but that is Alan.
I can't put it any more plainly than this: You're wrong.
An objective review of Palin's history of government service and achievements shows that she is a very good match for McCain. She's a "maverick" and a reformer, opting for honesty and truth over party loyalty. McCain's heart is in the right place on this, though his judgment is often questionable.
That she may not have been chosen if she were a man is a naive and irrelevant argument. "If" doesn't mean squat.
Campaigning is all about drawing distinctions between two differing ideals, points of view, goals, etc. Sarah Palin pulls back the curtain of deceit and highlights the true differences between the Left and the Right in 3-D, full color and high definition.
She was not chosen simply because she's a woman, but because she's an experienced, intelligent, courageous, politically successful and conservative woman!
She blows the elitism and the hypocrisy of the Left out of the water with a single shot.
Her very existence disproves a major part of everything the Left stands for!
She's a woman who isn't scared of guns, not a victim who depends on others to coddle and care for her.
She's successful and assertive, but not deceptive and backstabbing.
She's a politician who stands for character and honesty in public office.
She's hugely popular, and not because of pork projects.
Her nomination was an absolutely brilliant decision, for solid ideological as well as strategic reasons.
He has always been a quack and always will be a quack.
I lived in Maryland so I’m familiar with his not getting money from the GOP and then crying race. Never liked him and now he attacks women...I am vindicated.
Bill (and Hillary) Clinton didn’t have a record of touting “abstinence education”. Nor was Reagan holding himself out as a standard-bearer for conservative-religious family structure — he was divorced and not apologetic about it.