When Americans go to the polls in November 2012, they may have the opportunity to elect a President who volunteered on a Kibbutz in the summer of 1974. No, not Barack Hussein Obama. Michele Bachmann.
Her faith led her to some interesting places. The summer after she finished high school, Michele went to Israel and worked on a kibbutz. The trip was sponsored by Young Life, a Christian ministry. “I always had this love and appreciation for Israel because I was a Christian,” she said. “It’s the foundation of our faith. All of the Bible is about Israel.” She wanted to see the land for herself. What she found wasn’t a high-end vacation destination. She remembers the hurly burly of Ben Gurion airport, 1974: heat, soldiers with guns, customs officers at card tables on the tarmac. Chickens were everywhere. “It was pretty grubby,” she said.
The youth housing on the kibbutz was called the ghetto. Lizards climbed the walls. She would wake up at 4 a.m. and get on a flatbed truck that was pulled by an old diesel tractor. They would drive out to cotton fields to pull weeds. Armed soldiers escorted them wherever they went.
The experience has never left her mind. “If you consider what it was like in 1948,” she said, “and literally watch flowers bloom in a desert over time—I don’t know if any nation has paralleled the rise of Israel since 1948.” A member of Christians United for Israel, she’s one of Israel’s strongest supporters in Congress. One Jewish Minnesota Republican has told me of speeches at local Republican Jewish Coalition events where Bachmann has brought cheering audiences to their feet.
…more likely they won’t vote for her because she is Pro Life. Women would be her main draw because she is one and this seems to be the only issue that matters to them. The irony is an ethical female leader is dependent on a woman not ruling out of her gender… and it is the left that makes it all about purely identity politics. Women benefit by safety. This is not something the left has worked hard on… or what they have done has always been concluded as intending well. As a result women it the last fifty years have always come from a Conservative base, but their other base is hostile to a platform that wishes to Conserve life by not allowing citizens to assume when consciousness begins or ends. The Margaret Sangers were merely interested in curtailing the population of minorities. Best way to do that is to create legal loopholes concerning murder.