Sunday, May 17, 2009

Three reasons to be afraid...very afraid...

The media and the political establishment are terrified of Sarah Palin, and they should be for three reasons:

1. "There ain't no strings on me."

She's not beholden to anyone. Not owned by a party, a company, a special interest...she serves none but the people. She is one politician who is truly free to do what is right without having to worry about pleasing her big donors for the simple reason that she doesn't have any big donors. She is free to govern out of a true servant's heart, and not according to any specific group or organization. She is therefore free to actually employ common sense. Only a handful of politicians can truly be said to be in this position, and none of that handful have any real power. She does.

2. She doesn't need it.

She's not in politics for her career. She doesn't have to compromise her principles for her job. If it comes to that point, she'll quit. She has actually done that in the past. There is more to her life than politics. Like Glenn Beck said, she doesn't have to sell her soul to the devil to get reelected. She'd be perfectly happy doing something else.

3. She puts feet to her faith.

She actually means it. When she says something, that is exactly what she means. She may not always win the battle, but you bet your bottom dollar she'll fight it. She's one politician that we can actually trust to do the right thing in the future, because she has done the right thing in the past, when nobody was watching. She has been true to her principles and not sold out for politics. She's committed political suicide in order to follow her principles. She follows through on her words with actions. She doesn't just blow hot air; she gets in there and gets the job done.

Not beholden to anyone, doesn't need to sell her soul for power, and actually lives out the principles that she preaches. 1+2+3= REFORM. Real change, back to the way government is supposed to be run. No wonder this woman evokes such strong emotions from both sides.

When reform walks into the room, you can tell by people's reaction to it which side of the aisle they're really on. "Men love darkness rather than light..." Why? "Because their deeds are evil." Why are some so afraid of Sarah Palin? Because Ted Nugent got it right: Her very presence sheds a light into the halls of government, and the cockroaches can't stand it. It shows them up for what they really are. Now it's up to us ordinary barbarians to show Americans the true picture of this woman. If we succeed, we might be able to get rid of some of the cockroaches at least, and truly reform our government at best. If we fail....

Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote a book called "Uncle Tom's Cabin." It was divisive. Some loved it; some hated it, but it stirred everybody up. Slavery was a problem; everybody needed to be stirred up.

Corruption of the government process is a problem; we need to be stirred up.

When Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe it was reportedly with this greeting: "So you're the little lady...that started this big war." When Sarah Palin, then Sarah Heath, played basketball, her coaches called her "Little Sarah." And I do believe that she has started a big war.

I close with the words of Thomas Paine:
"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered....Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods, and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated...the heart that feels not now, is dead: the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy. I love the man (or moose-shootin' Governor) that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
I'm just happy to be an ordinary barbarian in the fight.

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