Alan Keyes, America’s Independent Party nominee for President, has written a commentary for WorldNetDaily which takes a concerned tone towards Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s soul. In reply to commentators he says claim guidance from the Bible, Keyes cites 2 Corinthians 6:14-16 (chastising believers not to be “unequally yoked with unbelievers”) and argues that these same commentators should take note of the spiritual implications of Palin’s place on John McCain’s ticket:
With these words in mind, their first concern should be for their sister in faith, who may be risking her moral and spiritual integrity by placing herself under the authority of someone who has provably abandoned God’s will on the most fundamental moral issues of our times. Perhaps they have not given much thought to the yoke involved in accepting the office of vice president. At the very least, it implies a pledge of personal loyalty to the president with whom you serve, a pledge that means nothing if it does not extend to situations where you disagree with his decisions. What happens when President McCain joins forces with the pro-abortion Democrats to remove restrictions on research that involves destroying embryonic life? If Vice President Palin speaks out publicly in disagreement with the decision, she will violate her pledge of loyalty to the president. She will also risk introducing divisions into the executive branch that are inconsistent with the clear language of the Constitution. If she keeps silent, she risks giving scandal to fellow Christians in the way St. Paul warned against in his first letter to the Corinthians [1 Corinthians 8: 10-12]
Keyes goes on criticize Palin for her record on separation of powers, which does not match his own views on the correct relationship between the branches of government, discussing her veto of an act of the Alaskan Legislature that effectively gave homosexual state employees marriage benefits:
One of her advisers, Kevin Clarkson, claims that she did so on his advice, on the specious grounds that the law would have made permanent the changes ordered by the Alaska Supreme Court. But in Alaska as elsewhere in our republic, the Judicial Branch has no constitutional authority to carry out the laws. The executive power, which is to say the force of law, is entirely vested in the chief executive. Therefore, no regulations issued by the Alaska Supreme Court have the force of law. Where the chief executive and the legislature agree, as they did in this instance, that the judiciary had superseded its legal and constitutional boundaries, the Court’s preferred regulations were a dead letter. However, Gov. Palin’s veto gave credence to the Court’s usurpation.
Keyes sums up this argument suggesting that Palin might make a good fit for McCain after all. The complete article can be read here.