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Pro-life, pro-family 17-year-old beats 2-time incumbent in West Virginia
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu May 15, 2014 16:53 EST | Teresa Platt

Posted on 05/16/2014 3:38:59 AM PDT by topher

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by Teresa Platt

Thu May 15, 2014 16:53 EST

CHARLESTON, WV, May 15, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Running on an explicitly pro-life and pro-family platform, Saira Blair a 17-year-old high school student beat out two-time incumbent Larry Kump to represent the Republicans in the November race for the state House of Delegates. Blair, a strong Catholic said on her election signs: “I am a Fiscal Conservative, I’m pro-life. I’m pro-marriage I’m pro-family. I’m pro-second Amendment. I’m pro-business. I’m pro-jobs I’m pro West Virginia. These are my personal and political beliefs!”

On another campaign sign she repeated those same stances adding, “I will not compromise on these beliefs.”

(Excerpt) Read more at lifesitenews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: profamily; prolife; sairablair; westvirginia
There is a Washington Post article on this. But this is from a friendly source for her campaign -- LifeSiteNews.com

I guess she will turn 18 before the election...

1 posted on 05/16/2014 3:39:00 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher
Freerepublic thread on Washington Post article:

This West Virginia 17-year old just beat an incumbent state delegate.

2 posted on 05/16/2014 3:42:54 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Nice.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 3:52:43 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: topher

Here’s another campaign angle she should use that also worked for Mayor Ed Koch of NYC. Here ads should read:
“I am a Fiscal Conservative, I’m pro-life. I’m pro-marriage I’m pro-family. I’m pro-second Amendment. I’m pro-business. I’m pro-jobs I’m pro West Virginia. These are my personal and political beliefs! And if you agree with 80% of my positions, then vote for me. If you agree with 100% of my positions, then see a psychiatrist.”


4 posted on 05/16/2014 4:02:42 AM PDT by veritas2002
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To: topher

Awesome


5 posted on 05/16/2014 4:09:49 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: topher

I think they said she turns 18 in July. If that month is incorrect, she definitely turns 18 before November.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 4:11:53 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: topher

I’d worry about her lack of experience—a kid just coming out of High School does not know *anything* about dealing with the world. It doesn’t matter how smart she is, wisdom only comes with experience.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 4:17:44 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom

Joan of Arc was just 17 when she led armies

Hillary Clinton at 70 would never be capable nor do that.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 4:24:25 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: topher

I’m happy and excited for this young lady and her family. I think her dad is a senator. She must really want this. You couldn’t make a 17 year old seriously consider this if they didn’t want to. I like that she is not afraid to think independantly, opposing main stream media.


9 posted on 05/16/2014 4:32:57 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: exDemMom

Lafayette was 19 when he became a major general (one step down from General Washington) during the Revolutionary War.

Erik Demaine became an assistant professor at MIT at 20 years of age.

Akrit Jaswal is an Indian adolescent who is a child prodigy as a physician. He performed his first surgery at the age of seven. He is the youngest person (at age 12) to get admitted in a medical university in India.

Gregory R. Smith – entered college at 10 years old and was first nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize at 12 years old.

Saul Kripke was invited to apply for a teaching post at Harvard while still in high school.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 4:34:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kripke

http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608054841119736815&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0


11 posted on 05/16/2014 4:42:51 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: bert

Joan of Arc led French armies...not exactly a five star feat


12 posted on 05/16/2014 4:42:53 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice
Joan of Arc led French armies...not exactly a five star feat . . .

She led them to victory, which was. Indeed, they went on to win the Hundred Year's War and her leadership was the turning point.

13 posted on 05/16/2014 4:48:41 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: exDemMom

“does not know *anything* about dealing with the world.”

That may be good; to have one or two people like that get in office and ask questions.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 4:54:54 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: exDemMom

That didnt work for Obammy either.


15 posted on 05/16/2014 5:00:42 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Its my freedom. YES. I will be keeping it.)
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To: exDemMom
I’d worry about her lack of experience—a kid just coming out of High School does not know *anything* about dealing with the world. It doesn’t matter how smart she is, wisdom only comes with experience.

You're right about that, of course.

Voters will simply have to chose between the lessor of two evils.

16 posted on 05/16/2014 5:03:17 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: exDemMom
It doesn’t matter how smart she is, wisdom only comes with experience.

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Uh, in regards to her age, experience etc. Have you 'listened' to some of the current Representatives we have. We put more Marines on Guam and it will tip over. Why aren't they showing the flag that was placed on Mars? I have visited 51 of the 57 states. Stand up Joe (while talking to a man who 'he' knew no legs) You must pass the bill to see what is in it. That 3 letter word J O B S Just to name a few off the top of my head....

After reading some of the idiotic comments in the WaPost, I sent them that answer...SURPRISINGLY, I got 5 'likes'..

One of the dissenters even said (close)

"the WV legislature was written when a 17 yo may even own her own slaves. Here ideas are about the same"

Most railed on the Nepotism angle and many people casually mention Kennedy's, Bush's, Clinton's, McCaskill, even thought I saw a Sonny Bono thrown in there.....

17 posted on 05/16/2014 5:03:56 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.".)
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To: topher

This exactly what leadership needs to do. Nuance is something best left to buffoons like JF’ingK. State the principles of Americanism clearly and pledge to stand by them.

P.S. Dear Lefty trolls, in a nutshell this means ‘America for Americans.’ There is no ‘crypto-racism’ or ‘intolerance’ there, just stating what the pillars of the house are composed of. Don’t like it? Leave.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 5:08:58 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: exDemMom

Experience-corruption.Shes not dealing with world issues,she will be dealing with West Virginia issues.I say that her platform is quite refreshing and she should get the job.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 5:13:39 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Delta 21

Not even close.One(the girl) is what is good about America,the other is about the pre meditated destruction of America.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 5:18:04 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: exDemMom

She has as much experience as POTUS.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 5:22:57 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: HereInTheHeartland

And what have “EXPERIENCED” politicians done for us.....?

They have given us 17 trillion in gov. debt, budget deficits of over 1 trillion a year, a corrupt president, a corrupt congress, a corrupt supreme court, a top to bottom corrupt gov., and a corrupt foreign policy. “EXPERIENCED” politicians who lie, cheat, steal, and line their pockets with tax-payers money, people who consider themselves above the law. “EXPERIENCED politicians who make laws for us but exempt themselves and their cronies.

And you say not “EXPERIENCED” enough......! If this is the type of “EXPERIENCE” you are talking about, I say “BRING THIS YOUNG LADY ON”. A little inexperience would be “REFRESHING.....!


22 posted on 05/16/2014 5:31:06 AM PDT by swampfox101
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To: swampfox101

“I say “BRING THIS YOUNG LADY ON”. A little inexperience would be “REFRESHING.....!”

Uh yeah; that’s what I was saying.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 5:52:16 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: bert

She will get a major life lesson this Fall when kleptocrats in the Democrat Party buy this election.


24 posted on 05/16/2014 6:02:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: exDemMom

I think she knows more than you think...I read that her Dad is in politics


25 posted on 05/16/2014 6:42:37 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: goodnesswins
From my comment on the previous thread on the same topic:

The incumbent that was defeated in a low-turnout Republican primary was a good conservative Republican, Delegate Larry Kump, whose views can be seen at
LarryKump.com
The teenager happens to be the daughter of another incumbent politician, hence automatic name recognition.
There is no story here except the novelty factor.

65 posted on 5/15/2014 11:54:11 PM by wildandcrazyrussian

26 posted on 05/16/2014 6:50:51 AM PDT by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: exDemMom

I’m sure the WV legislature is full of people who think a) a pregnant mother should be able to destroy her child, b) two men can marry, and c) we can get out of debt by getting into more debt.

Tell me how much worse you think a well-brought-up 17 year old can do than that?


27 posted on 05/16/2014 6:55:38 AM PDT by Claud
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Blair, a strong Catholic said on her election signs: “I am a Fiscal Conservative, I’m pro-life. I’m pro-marriage I’m pro-family. I’m pro-second Amendment. I’m pro-business. I’m pro-jobs I’m pro West Virginia. These are my personal and political beliefs!”

On another campaign sign she repeated those same stances adding, “I will not compromise on these beliefs.”

In a message to her fellow youth she says: “Why wait till your 40, 50 or 60 to realize that conservative principles are the pathway to prosperity and success.”

Go Saira!

... ping!
28 posted on 05/16/2014 6:36:33 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: bert

Joan of Arc may have been a pawn for the power brokers of her time. She was controversial, and the descriptions of her are consistent with someone who has schizophrenia. The stories we hear about her are not exactly accurate.


29 posted on 05/16/2014 7:33:04 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a big difference between genius and wisdom. The only one you described that *might* have had some wisdom would have been Lafayette, and that would only be because he lived in a time when people had to mature a lot faster than they do these days.

I can’t think of any high school student or young 20 something who has any amount of wisdom, although some of them are quite smart.


30 posted on 05/16/2014 9:41:20 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom

Common sense and the desire to get things done can make up for a lack of experience. BTW, her father also was a state legislator and she is vying for the seat he held at one time. I’m sure he’s told her a lot about how things work up in the State House. I hope she wins.


31 posted on 05/16/2014 9:47:43 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: exDemMom
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke

Looks like she's taking Burke's (and your) advice.

32 posted on 05/16/2014 9:49:58 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: xrmusn

The problem is that many of our representatives are permanently stuck in a state of immaturity. I don’t think this 17 year old is ready to lead, but she definitely has the potential when she gains more life experience. Many of these “representatives” do not, and never will, have the potential to lead, and do not have any life experience. The people who vote for them don’t consider the consequences of elections...


33 posted on 05/16/2014 9:52:41 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom

Legislators can’t all be leaders


34 posted on 05/16/2014 10:05:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: NYer

Awesome PTL


35 posted on 05/17/2014 9:19:33 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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