Some random thoughts. . .
In 2006, then gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin answered a question on a questionaire sent to all Alaskan gubernatorial candidates with: "The explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support."
Hmmmm. . . today the question begs: "Why not?"
Do you not want your children to see "explicit" materials? What exactly does "explicit" mean? What harm will "explicit sex-ed programs" do to your children.
If someone told you that an "explicit sex-ed program" would have prevented your 17 yr old daughter from getting knocked-up last spring, would you support them now? Now that you know your daughter has had "explicit" relations with someone, would you rather she'd have been exposed to "explicit sex-up programs" instead?
Let's talk Mrs. Palin. . . I'm a very liberal American. If it's liberal, I probably support it. I'm one of those godless types you right wingers love to put down and act superior to. I have raised four children myself, ages 16 through 30. There have been no teenage pregnancies in our family. None of our children have been arrested. I've always known pretty much exactly where my children were at night until they left for college. All, except the 16 yr old have completed or are well on their way to completing college educations (honors, phi beta kappa, cum laude, etc, all). My 19 yr old son is in pre-med at a very well known and highly rated NE university.
My 16 yr old daughter, who is a beautiful, intelligent and very well liked and connected blond goddess has never even kissed a boy, never tasted an alcoholic drink or taken an illegal drug. She comes to us with all her problems and talks openly about everything. All our children have led similar lives.
I could go into detail about how we've accomplished this, but rest assured, it was not through a program of keeping them sheltered from the world in any way. It was not by shoving god and religious dogma down their throats. It was not be keeping the intimate details of sexual function hidden from them. It was not by restricting their free access to information in ANY way.
So tell us Mrs. Palin, what techniques did you use to raise your children with a good understanding of human sexuality and other human adult conditions? I'd really like to know.