Why does the left hate Sarah Palin and her family? Why is she the victim of constant and demeaning attacks from left-wing liberals?
Those are some of the questions the conservative media and her supporters ask when it comes to the scrutiny that Sarah Palin has seen since she first appeared on the political stage.
This is nothing new when it comes to the right and left bickering about their own political sweethearts. Although it's business as usual with attacks and accusations, I take offense to a post done by Stuart Schwartz over at American Thinker:
Sarah Palin loves God. God loves Sarah Palin.
And that is why they hate her...and Him.
And why she -- and He -- will be back.
That's the first few sentences of his post, which of course prompted me to write this one. Political attacks or criticism even from Christians happen often and have for years. If you do not share a moral belief with a religious leader and are in a position to help mandate and create law, you are always subject to being attacked by them because they fear you are going against what God wants.
That love, an essential part of her everyday life, holds out the hope of a return to the nation envisioned by the unapologetically spiritual generation that birthed the U.S. Like Ronald Reagan, of whom it was said that his relationship with God "had a profound affect on how he lived, on what he did, and on those around him," Sarah Palin's spirituality has affected every part of her life, allowing her to clearly recognize the evil that has leached into our political and media culture.It's funny how someone who has never personally met Sarah Palin seems to know so much about her personal and private relationship with God that he believe she is doing this for her country and God and not to serve her own personal political goals.
Sarah Palin is both usual and unusual. She is usual in that she is in the mainstream of those who believe in American exceptionalism, the 71 percent who are "very proud" of being American. At the same time, she is unusual in that she views and conducts herself not as a politician -- which she is -- but a citizen who sees public office as an opportunity to serve. Interwoven in all of this is the confidence that comes from knowing that God loves her, up close and personal, an integral part of her Christian faith and central to Judeo-Christian culture.
Conservative political candidates who have fallen as of late have used God and their Christian faith to help them rise in power in politics, much like what Sarah Palin has done. Yet she is different and not deserving of criticism, so say conservatives.
She is no different than any democrat, republican or independent who touts they want to make a difference and fight for you and make change. Much like Obama who used "Change" as his slogan to claim the White House, she will do nothing more than become a bureaucrat who serves self interest groups and fat cats who got her where she is going.
If we continue to put our hopes into leaders who use their strengths to lure willing subjects to the voting booth, we will continue this path of pointing fingers at fellow Americans and calling each other the enemy.
I wish Sarah Palin all the best, but I think she will only serve herself and not God. For unfortunately our elected officials serve only what keeps them in office...... not what got them there.