Sunday, September 21, 2008

What Palin Brings from Alaska

John McCain and the Republican Party want the United States to benefit from the wisdom, experience, and successes of Governor Sarah Palin in Alaska. Here are a few noteworthy characteristics of the 49th state.

Is this what you want for all of America?

Alaska ranks # 1 in the nation for men murdering women.

Alaska ranks # 1 in the nation in forcible rape.

Alaska has the nation’s highest suicide rate.

Alaska has 6 times the national average of reported child sexual assault.

Alaska leads the nation in the rates of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, and has high rates of teen pregnancy.

Alaska ranks near the bottom for providing children’s health care.

Alaska ranks 43rd in the nation for percentage of children in preschool.

Alaska ranks 39th in the nation for high school graduates; 10 percent of high school students drop out.

Alaska ranks near the bottom of the nation for students completing college.

Alaska is one of only 11 states without a pay-equity law.

"She's really done a lot of work on oil and gas, but when it comes to violence against women and children. . . we haven't been on her radar as a priority," said Peggy Brown, executive director of the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Keep in mind that if McCain wins, Sarah Palin will be one heartbeat away from becoming President.

This isn't the kind of experience we need.

This kind of experience has put us where we are now!


Char T. said...

Alaska ranks first in the nation in the rate of women killed by men. Ranked behind Alaska are: New Mexico, Wyoming, Louisiana, Nevada, South Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Anonymous said...

Are you suggesting that Sarah Palin is to blame for all that? Morons...the murder rate in Chicago has skyrocketed of late, should we blame that on Barack Obama?

anon2 said...

She's the "highly effective and experienced" governor anon, who's in charge? What has she done about these very serious issues in Alaska as governor?

GOP Left Me said...

Yes anon, what has she done?

HumanRights101 said...

Women Want Safety, not Biden's Abuse of Power

Senator Joe Biden proudly proclaims that he was beaten with impunity by his sister as a youth. This is the same sister that raised his two sons after his wife and daughter were killed in an auto accident.

Biden has often claimed that the Violence against Women Act is the greatest achievement of his career. Yet he fails to recognize the role women play as perpetrators of domestic violence. Hundreds of studies show that women commit acts of domestic violence as often as, or more often than men. Many studies also show that lesbian women physically attack their intimate partners at least as often as heterosexual men.

As a result of Biden's Violence against Women Act, the federal government pays states to create laws effectively requiring that men be removed from their homes and families without even an allegation of violence, with no legitimate standards of evidence, when a woman makes a claim that she is afraid.

Elaine Epstein, president of the Massachusetts Bar Association (1999), has said "the facts have become irrelevant... restraining orders are granted to virtually all who apply. Regarding divorce cases, she states "allegations of abuse are now used for tactical advantage". According to Epstein, who is also a former president of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association, restraining orders are doled out "like candy" and "in virtually all cases, no notice, meaningful hearing, or impartial weighing of evidence is to be had."

State restraining order laws are starting to fall because they're unconstitutional. The federal law behind them, written by Joe Biden, is likely to fall as well, not because it isn’t popular, but because it is clearly unconstitutional.

Supporting Documentation

Here are some of the facts regarding Biden's abuse at the hand of his sister. During senate hearings held on December 11, 1990, Biden testified to the abuse.

Senate Hearing Transcript (see p. 171-172)

This recent CDC study indicates that women between the ages of 18 and 28 initiate reciprocal violence against their intimate partners about as often as men. It also indicates that women initiate non-reciprocal violence against their intimate partners more than twice as often as men.

Here is a link to a bibliography of over 200 studies indicating that women are as violent as men in their intimate relationships:

According to the US Department of Justice, women also abuse, neglect and kill their children at significantly higher rates than men. Here’s some of the data on child homicides.

Research clearly indicates that lesbian battery is at least as common as heterosexual battery.

Cathy Young reports on the Elaine Epstein quote and the broader issue at here:

and provides in depth analysis here:

GOP Left Me said...

Thank you humanrights 101 for your detailed submittal, now explain the relevance of your post to Palin's failure to address the primary problematic issues in her state as governor. Her failure to even respond.

Shari said...

Anon from post #2,
Is Obama the mayor of Chicago? Is he the governor of the state? Faulty reasoning on your part.
And hr101, you sound like someone who is bitter about a child custody or support issue. My observation is coming from someone who has seen the effect of dead beat dads and abusive dads on many, many women and children.