Big Important Piece of the Morning: Holding Sarah Palin to Her Promise

Mrs. Palin also has a unique trait that comes with few politicians of our time. That is the ability to see that the law is done regardless of her personal beliefs. Personally, I am an agnostic and libertarian, and when I see that she vetoed a law that denied benefits to same-sex couples in Alaska — not because of her religious beliefs, but because it was unconstitutional according to the Alaskan constitution — I stand up and cheer. A governor putting her beliefs first would approve the law and take their chances with the court, but Palin chose the novel path of obeying her oath of office. A president is a servant of the people charged with enforcing the constitution and protecting the people from all enemies of the USA. It is not for the president or a governor to “interpret” or otherwise circumvent the law. When asked about the veto, Palin responded that if people wish to change the constitution, then there is a process for that.

While Mrs. Palin is a deeply religious woman, she doesn’t try to press that on the rest of us. I can go to see her speak and leave comfortably feeling that my agnostic conservative friends are not being marginalized. This is something I can’t say about other major conservative public figures such as Glenn Beck. Although I have many beliefs in common with Beck, when he goes on the religious tangent, I am left feeling very uncomfortable in my agnosticism, as if those of us who are conservative agnostic or perhaps atheists are lacking in morality. On the other hand, Mrs. Palin manages to inject her religious beliefs into her speech without inspiring offense or implying moral superiority over those of other views.

via American Thinker: Holding Sarah Palin to Her Promise.

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