Palin reignites culture wars

Palin reignites culture wars

Just when I thought the presidential campaigns would focus on REAL issues -- war, economic issues, domestic programs -- we get a candidate who wants to drive a wedge through America's heart once more. Instead of debating the merits of staying in Iraq, we hear that America is in that war as a direct result of a "directive from God!" Instead of debating how to combat our energy crisis, we hear that God gave us oil and all we have to do is drill for it. Instead of discussing how to reduce unwanted pregnancy -- and thus reduce abortions -- we hear God wants us to practice abstinence only a a means of birth control, and even in cases of violent rape, women should have to carry babies to full term with no options. Bottom line, religion OF ANY KIND has no place in politics in this country -- yet Sarah Palin brings evangelical furor to EVERY part of her political life. That's wrong, and I hope the American people recognize that.  Palin reignites culture wars - Jim VandeHei and David Paul Kuhn - Politico.com.
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