When a man or woman seeks my vote, I will listen to the speeches they make as if they were specifically addressing me. I am concerned about the following statement you made in your acceptance speech:
"But here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion - I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country. Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reasons, and not just to mingle with the right people."
Here is a news flash for you Ms. Palin. The American people want information about you from a variety of sources, including the news media. You are asking us to choose you as the Vice President of the United States. I want the news media to investigate every aspect of your life that pertains to your fitness to govern. The bottom line is that I and every other voter has a right to make an informed choice in the matter of this historic election. In order to do this, we need information about you.
In addition to information provided by the news media, I want to hear directly from you on numerous matters. Think of this as a job interview. I want to know the depth of your understanding of the United States Constitution. I want to know your positions and rationale for the same on the following matters: (1) my right to privacy; (2) my right to be free from the dictates of your religious beliefs; (3) whether or not you support prayer in public schools; (4) whether you think that evolution should be included in all public school curriculum; (5) whether you think creationisim and/or intelligent design should also be taught as part of public school science curriculum; (6) whether you want my tax dollars to fund evangelical or other religious organizations; (7) whether you think that a state should be able to prohibit the sale, distribution, and/or possession of birth control pills and other contraceptive devices or non-prescription medications, (8) whether you support the enactment of legislation that requires employers to pay woman the same wages as men for the same job i.e. equal pay for equal work; (9) your views on same sex marriage; (10), what you believe the about the meaning of the Constitutional provision on the separation of church and state; (11) your view point on all environmental issues, including global warming and the scientific evidence regarding its causes; (12) whether the federal government should support stem cell research; (13) whether any federal, state or local regulation, limitation or law can be Constitutionally imposed in regard to firearms ownership and use. If so, describe any proposals you might suggest in that area; (14) your plan for developing alternative energy, including solar, wind and nuclear. In this regard, do you believe that federal funds should be used for the development of the same; (15) your proposals regarding fossil fuel exploration and whether oil companies should receive federal assistance in connection with the same. Be very detailed on this matter; (16) your views on the extent to which we should protect other species, mammal as well as all other types; and finally (17) a detailed explanation of what you mean by "victory" in Iraq.
In answering these questions, please do not reference either Senator McCain or Senator Obama. While some believe that Americans do not care about the VP choice, I respectfully disagree. I have to be convinced that you should be president of the United States of America because you may well have to serve that role.
Thank you for your attention to this letter. I am looking forward to your prompt response.