One of the more reprehensible actions by the mainstream media as of late has been their call for citizen-journalists to wade through some 24,000 pages of emails obtained by the Washington Post and New York Times from the state of Alaska, during the tenure of Sarah Palin as governor.
(I know, I know … you’re probably wondering when they are going to ask for citizen-journalists to go through Barack Obama’s email from his days as a member of the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, or from his tenure as an Illinois state senator, or as a US senator. I mean, surely they’ve done their darndest to obtain all those emails, haven’t they? After all, the man could be re-elected President of the United States.)
So far, they’ve pretty much failed to turn up anything — except for items like this one, a poignant letter sent by Palin to her staff in anticipation of the birth of her son Trig. Palin composed the letter as a message from God to the Palin family. You should click the link and read it all, but here is a touching excerpt:
Every child is created special, with awesome purpose and amazing
potential. Children are the most precious and promising ingredient in
this mixed up world you live in down there on earth. Trig is no
different, except he has one extra chromosome. Doctors call it “Down’s
Syndrome”, and Downs kids have challenges, but can bring you much
delight and more love than you can ever imagine! Just wait and see, let
me prove this, because I only want the best for you!
Some of the rest of the world may not want him, but take comfort in
that because the world will not compete for him. Take care of him and he
will always be yours!
Trig’s mom and dad don’t want people to focus on the baby’s extra
chromosome. They’re human, so they haven’t known how to explain this to
people who are so caring and are interested in this new little Alaskan.
Sarah and Todd want people to share in the joy of this gift I’m giving
to the Palin family, and the greater Alaska family.
Many people won’t understand_ and I understand that. Some will think
Trig should not be allowed to be born because they fear a Downs child
won’t be considered “perfect” in your world. (But tell me, what do you
earthlings consider “perfect” or even “normal” anyway? Have you peeked
down any grocery store isle, or school hallway, or into your office
lunchroom lately? Or considered the odd celebrities you celebrate as
“perfect” on t.v.? Have you noticed I make ’em all shapes and sizes?
Believe me, there is no “perfect”!)
Many people will express sympathy, but you don’t want or need that,
because Trig will be a joy. You will have to trust me on this.
I know it will take time to grasp this and come to accept that I only
want the best for you, and I only give my best. Remember though: “My
ways are not your ways, my thoughts are not your thoughts- for as the
heavens are higher than the earth, my ways are higher than yours!”
More than anything else I’ve seen in a long time, this letter represents what so many love about Palin, and why rich, over-educated, secularist, elitist, progressive liberals hate her so intensely. Her idea of perfection is unconditional love for those around her, regardless of whether they ‘measure up’ by human standards, and the freedom to express that love by making choices that are largely unaffected by the latest progressive values preached by the media/entertainment complex.
She has no use for a room full of Ivy League-educated stuffed shirts telling her what she should do, and she believes that most of the rest of us have little need for that sort of thing as well. She also seems to have little interest in the trappings of political power and the temptation to use that power both to enrich herself and simultaneously destroy her enemies.
So I guess that settles it. We ABSOLUTELY cannot have that kind of person as a leader in this country.