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.
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.
Yeah, that's what a lot of FReepers told me when I kept saying Keyes was loony-tunes and not deserving of our political support.
Alan Keyes is a windbag, and an idiot to boot.
He ran against Obama for that Senate seat in Illinois, and lost 80%-20%.
So are you voting for Keyes?
Neither has that been Palin’s platform. Those are issues she stood for, but those are not platforms she ran on. If you watched some of the archived debates CSPAN has been showing, she ran on economic conservatism, the State taking control of its resources (wrestling them away from environmental groups), and fighting political corruption.
Family values issues are outside the Constitutional scope of a President’s responsibility. The President’s primary role, according to the Constitution, is to be Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces, secondary roles are to appoint judges, ambassadors and cabinet positions, negotiate treaties, and report to Congress and the nation the state of the nation.
One standpoints on issues you brought up are only tetratrary matters that will be guideposts as to the kind of judges that person may appoint or how they will enact bills they are given to sign.
Let’s be careful about demanding our President be Pope. Moving away from Constitutional roles is the reason why we have all the messes we do.
I have NO respect for Alan Keyes. When he was running for one of his Presidential tries, my husband & I talked to him in a hotel lobby. He would not look at me, he was not include me in the conversation, he would not answer any question I posed. It was as though I did not exist, I don’t know if it is his religious belifs that women are a sub-class and are not to be addressed, or he is just an elitist idiot, but whatever he is very sexist and would never receive a vote from me for an office. I’m not saying he is not intelligent, I think there is just no common sense there.
Not like Sarah, who got a second helping of common sense!!
Keyes turned on us years ago. It’s all over but the shouting.
LOL...Alan hasn’t “turned on” anyone who still adheres to the principles he believes in and has consistently stood for for decades.
I have a question for those who are maliciously attacking him on this thread:
What’s your plan for stopping McCain’s global warmist, amnesty-granting, embryonic stem cell destroying, Planned Parenthood-funding, free republic-destroying, reach-across-the-aisle liberal-empowering agenda once he’s in office?
Unlike y’all, Dr. Keyes has one.
It’s amazing how quickly folks around here have forgotten who and what John McCain actually is.
(I would ask truly conservative readers to compare the spirit in which Dr. Keyes addresses Governor Palin with the spirit of those who are on this thread attacking him.)
Your post pretty much sums up my thoughts on Palin.
But even if she didn’t have any children, it wouldn’t matter.
She will not be President, McCain will, so she will not be vetoing socialist legislation, she will not be appointing SCOTUS’ first true pro-life justice, she will not be openly speaking out against abortion...but she will be surrounded by hordes of liberal, socialist, statist, Democrat, pro-abort & anti-gun politicians and bureaucrats who will never allow her any influence. If she were to try, she would end up being the most marginalized VP in the history of the Republic. There will be ZERO pro-life, conservative or constitutionalist influence in a McCain administration, just as there will be ZERO of the same in a Hussein Obama administration. There isn’t even an absolute guarantee that she will be in office for her full term. Giving the purported ideological differences, I’m sure McCain would welcome an opportunity to replace her with Lieberman or Ridge.
I admire Alan Keyes for sticking his neck out like this. Most of our national Christian leaders appear to have accepted their thirty pieces of silver in exchange for a place at the table.