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Palin Plan de Cinco Puntos Para Restaurar América 3/9/2011

By Isabel Matos

On October 5th, 2011, Sarah Palin announced she was not seeking the GOP nomination for president. Her last public speech was on September 3rd, 2011, before that announcement. In her speech, Sarah criticizes President Obama’s job plan. She contrasts her plan, which is based on reality to his which is based on fantasy, consisting of payoffs for his friends and supporters,  increasing the debt and taking hard-earned money from citizens to give it to special interests. She shares her plan, a real working-man’s plan which offers solutions that work in the real world, resulting in jobs for Americans. Below is the introduction and excerpt of the Five Point Plan translated from the original SarahPac transcript.

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Introducción: En octubre 5 del 2011, Sarah Palin anuncio que no iba a solicitar la nominación para presidente del partido republicano. El extracto más importante de su discurso del 3 de septiembre fue el plan de cinco puntos para restaurar América. Este fue su último discurso público antes de ese anuncio.  En su discurso Sarah critica el plan de empleos del presidente Obama donde las soluciones están basadas en fantasía, consistiendo de recompensa para sus amigos y partididarios, aumentando la deuda y tomando el dinero trabajado por los ciudadanos, dándoselo a los intereses creados. Ella ofrece su plan, un plan que favorece verdaderamente al trabajador, con soluciones que funcionan en el mundo real, resultando en empleo para Americanos.

Gobernadora Palin: En un plazo de cinco dias nuestro presidente nos premierá con un discurso más. En su próximo discurso él va a revelar su último nuevo super gran-plan de empleos. Tendrá más objetivos “nobles” y retórica más florida, más fantasías económicas ilógicas, y más culpas echadas y acusaciones continuadas, pero escuchen bien lo que dice. Todas sus soluciones van a girar en torno a más de lo mismo: más recompensas para sus amistades y partidarios. Su plan es el mismo de siempre: crecer más al gobierno,aumentar más la deuda, tomar y darle más de su dinero bien ganado a los intereses creados. Y es un gran problema; pero Uds saben cuáles son los problemas causados por el “status quo” en Washington. Podríamos continuar el día entero … El “status quo” para mi significa en latín “más del mismo lío en el cuál estamos metidos”. Ese “status quo” ya no funcionará más. Podríamos hablar el día entero de los problemas porque los viven a diario. Entonces hablemos de verdaderas soluciones. Quiero decirles cuál es mi plan.

Mi Plan

Mi plan consiste del empoderamiento de nuestros estados, el empoderamiento de nuestros empresarios, y más importantemente el empoderamiento de ustedes – nuestros invididuos trabajadores – porque tengo fe en ustedes, les tengo confianza y los respeto. El camino adelante no puede continuar a ser la política de siempre. Tenemos que parar la expansión de un gobierno fuera de control y desconectado del pueblo.

Primero. Todo el poder no especificamente delegado al gobierno federal por la Constitución está reservado a los estados y a nosotros, el pueblo.  Entonces, vamos a cumplir con la décima enmienda  y pasarle los poderes al gobierno local donde los fundadores intentaron que estuvieran.

Segundo.  ¿Qué pasó con todas esas promesas de quedar comprometidos a la derogación de la madre de todos los mandatos de gran gobierno no fundados? ¡Tenemos que revocar Obamacare! y mantener control estricto sobre las reglamentaciones onerosas que son una bota a nuestro cuello, echar a un lado el gobierno, y dejar que el sector privado respire y crezca. Esto le permitirá a los negocios la confianza necesaria para expandir y contratar a más personas.

Tercero. No más deuda excesiva. Tenemos que priorizar y reducir, cancelar fondos del estímulo no usados y tener ese momento sincero donde nosotros nos hacemos dueños de la deuda y del desafío que es la reforma de ayuda social. Miren. La realidad es que vamos a tener reforma de ayuda social.  Es solamente una cuestión de cómo lo vamos a lograr. O lo hacemos nosotros, o los mercados de capitales del mundo la meterán hasta la garganta, y la unica opción será de reformar nuestros programas de ayuda social. El “status quo” ya no es una opción.  La reforma de ayuda social es nuestro deber ahora. Tiene que hacerse de manera que honre nuestro compromiso a nuestros estimados ancianos hoy, mientras manteniendo fe con futuras generaciones.

Yo les voy a decir algo.  Yo no creo que nada ma haya molestado mas que esta bobería desde la Casa Blanca que a lo mejor no le van mandar los cheques a nuestros seniors. El dinero es de ellos!  Ellos han pagado su seguro social a través de su vida de trabajo, y para que el presidente diga, “Ah, a lo mejor no podemos hacerles sus cheques.” ¿Ah, bueno, y entonces donde se fué su dinero, políticos? Es como si el comandante en jefe estuviera dispuesto a embarcar a nuestro ejército, amenazándoles que sus cheques a lo mejor no van a llegar, pero los políticos seguirán recibiendo sus cheques y sus retiros asegurados, y el presidente seguirá recibiendo sus vacaciones extravagantes. ¿No están hartos ya de todas esas prioridades torcidas? Está todo al revés! A nuestros seniors, y a nuestros hombres y mujeres valientes en uniforme, los están usando como peones. Yo digo que es vergonzoso y basta ya. No más!

4. Cuarto. Ya es hora que América séa la super-potencia de energía. El estímulo verdadero que nosotros hemos estado anticipando es una producción de energía doméstica robusta y responsable. Tenemos los recursos. La energía segura y ecónomica es la clave a una economía próspera y tiene que ser nuestra fundación. Entonces, yo haria lo contrario de lo que esta haciendo Obama, manipulando las provisiones de energía de los Estados Unidos. Perforen aquí, perforen ahora . Que se construyan las refinerías y los oleoductos. No se dobleguen a los países extranjeros y a los dictadores, pidiéndoles que aumenten la producción y la industria para nosotros, prometiéndoles a ellos que seremos su mejor cliente.

No, no cuando tenemos los recursos aquí. Necesitamos aprovechar de nuestros recursos naturales dados por Dios. Yo les prometo que eso traer verdadero crecimiento de empleo, no esos trabajos verdes, falsos, de polvo de adas de los políticos, roceados con deseos y brillo.

No, una política de energía fuerte y comprehensiva que crece este lazo indestructible entre la energía hecha en America y nuestra prosperidad y seguridad. ¿Ustedes saben que hay suficientes projectos grandes, convencionales, de desarrollo de recursos naturales, esperando que el gobierno los apruebe, que podrían potencialmente crear mas de un millón de empleos altamente remunerados a través del país?

Esto es un verdadero estímulo. No le costaría al gobierno ni un real permitirle al sector privado hacerlos. En realidad, estos projectos generarán billones de dólares en ingreso. ¿Se pueden imaginar eso: un projecto de estímulo que nos saque de la deuda en vez de meternos más profundamente en ella? Y estos son los trabajos que pagan bien. Yo sé eso, por experiencia. Por años mi propia familia se mantuvo gracias a un buen trabajo que Todd tuvo en el sector de energía en el Norte de Alaska. La recuperación económica de América empieza con la recuperación de energía de América.

Quinto.  Podemos y haremos de América el país más atractivo del mundo para hacer negocio. Y así es como lo vamos hacer. En este momento tenemos el tipo impositivo de impuesto corporativo federal más alto del mundo industrializado. Ustedes sabían que nuestras tasas impositivas son más altas que las de China y de Cuba comunista?

Esto no genera tanto ingreso como ustedes se imaginarían, porque muchas grandes corporaciones se dan el lujo de evitar impuestos federales porque tienen amigos en D.C. que corrigen las reglas para el resto de nosotros. Esto nos hace menos competitivo y restringe nuestro motor de prosperidad. Contra, hay negocios que pasan más tiempo tratando de calcular cómo esconder sus gananzias que tratando de generar más gananzias para que puedan expandir y emplear a más de nosotros.

Entonces, para hacer de América el lugar mas atractivo y más competitivo para hacer negocio, para instalarse, y para emplear a personas aquí, para atraer el capital de todo el mundo que resultará en una explosión de crecimiento, en vez de caerle atrás a la industria en el exterior, yo  propongo eliminar la taza impositiva de ingreso corporativo federal. Y oiganme bien en esto, así es como nosotros vamos a crear millones de empleos altamente remunerados. Así es como aumentamos la oportunidad y la prosperidad para todos.

Pero aquí esta la mejor parte: para equilibrar cualquier perdida de ingreso federal de esta reducción de impuesto, nosotros eliminamos el bienestar corporativo y todas las lagunas, y eliminamos los recates financieros. Así es como le rompenos la espalda al capitalismo amiguista porque se alimenta del bienestar corporativo que viene siendo socialismo para los muy ricos.

Todo eso lo podemos cambiar. El mensaje entonces a la corporaciones que crean empleos es: Nosotros los desencadenamos del tipo impositivo de ingreso corporativo federal más grande del mundo pero ustedes tendrán que mantenerse de pied o caer como el resto de nosotros.  Miren. Cuando nosotros empoderamos a los creadores de empleo la economía se elevará y los Americanos regresarán a trabajar.

Este plan es un primer paso en una larga marcha hacia la restauración fundamental de una economía fuerte y de libre mercado. Y representa el tipo de reforma que necesitamos. Y amigos, tiene que venir de ustedes. Tiene que venir del pueblo americano. La verdadera esperanza está en ustedes.

Conclusión: Este plan es un primer paso en una larga marcha hacia la restaración fundamental de un mercado económico y libre. Y representa el tipo de reforma que necesitamos. Y amigos, tiene que venir de ustedes. Tiene que venir del pueblo americano. La verdadera esperanza está en ustedes. No es la “esperancita y cambio” que tanto oímos mencionar en el 2008. Esa lección la hemos aprendido todo. La verdadera esperanza no está en un solo individuo ni en un político ciertamente. Esa esperancita y cambio que le inculcaron al individuo cuando Barack Obama fue candidato.. Ella no creó un solo empleo en agosto. ¿No es cierto? Es la primera vez que esto ha ocurrido en los Estados Unidos desde la segunda guerra mundial. La verdadera esperanza viene de ustedes. Y ella viene de la realización que no hace falta un título para hacer una diferencia. Podemos volver a poner a este país en el camino correcto. Podemos lograrlo a través del empoderamiento del pueblo, dándonos cuenta que Dios ha bendecido con abundancia y riqueza natural a esta nación realmente excepcional, y luego hacemos algo al respeto de esa realización.

Copyright © Isabel Matos

In five days time, our President will gift us with yet another speech. In his next speech he’ll reveal his latest new super-duper “jobs plan.” It will have more lofty goals and flowery rhetoric, more illogical economic fantasies and more continued blame and finger-pointing. But listen closely to what he says. All of his “solutions” will revolve around more of the same – more payoffs for his friends and supporters. His “plan” is the same as it’s always been, and that’s grow more government, increase more debt, take and give more of your hard-earned money to special interests. And this is such a problem. But you know what the problems are. We could go on all day about the problems caused by the status quo in Washington. Status quo I think is Latin for “more of the same mess that we’re in.” That status quo won’t work any more. We could go on all day about the problems, but you know them because you live them everyday. So, let’s talk about real solutions. I want to tell you what my plan is. My plan is a bona-fide pro-working man’s plan, and it deals in reality. It deals in the way that the world really works because we must talk about what really works in order to get America back to work.

My plan is about empowerment: empowerment of our states, empowerment of our entrepreneurs, most importantly empowerment of you – our hardworking individuals – because I have faith, I have trust, I have respect for you.

The way forward is no more politics as usual. We must stop expanding an out-of-control and out-of-touch federal government.

This is first: All power not specifically delegated to the federal government by our Constitution is reserved for the states and for we the people. So, let’s enforce the 10th Amendment and devolve powers back locally where the Founders intended them to be.

Second, what happened to all those promises about staying committed to repealing the mother of all big government unfunded mandates? We must repeal Obamacare! And rein in burdensome regulations that are a boot on our neck. Get government out of the way. Let the private sector breathe and grow. This will allow the confidence that businesses need in order to expand and hire more people.

Third, no more run away debt. We must prioritize and cut. Cancel unused stimulus funds, and have that come to Jesus moment where we own up to the debt challenge that is entitlement reform. See, the reality is we will have entitlement reform; it’s just a matter of how we’re going to get there. We either do it ourselves or the world’s capital markets are going to shove it down our throats, and we’ll have no choice but to reform our entitlement programs. The status quo is no longer an option. Entitlement reform is our duty now, and it must be done in a way that honors our commitment to our esteemed elders today, while keeping faith with future generations. I don’t think anything has irked me more than this nonsense coming from the White House about maybe not sending our seniors their checks. It’s their money! They have paid into Social Security all of their working lives; and for the President to say, “ah, we may not be able to cut their checks,” ah, well, where did all their money go, politicians? It’s like the Commander-in-Chief being willing to throw our military under the bus by threatening that their paychecks may not arrive. But the politicians will still get their checks and their secure retirements, and he’ll still get his posh vacations. Aren’t you just sick to death of those skewed priorities? It’s all backwards. Our seniors and our brave men and women in uniform being used as pawns – I say it’s shameful, and enough is enough. No more.

Fourth, it is time for America to become the energy superpower. The real stimulus that we’ve been waiting for is robust and responsible domestic energy production. We have the resources. Affordable and secure energy is the key to any thriving economy, and it must be our foundation. So, I would do the opposite of Obama’s manipulation of U.S. supplies of energy. Drill here, drill now. Let the refineries and the pipelines be built. Stop kowtowing to foreign countries and dictators asking them to ramp up production and industry for us, promising them that we’ll be their greatest customer. No, not when we have the resources here. We need to move on tapping our own God-given natural resources. I promise you that this will bring real job growth, not the politicians’ phony “green jobs” fairy dust sprinkled with wishes and glitter… No, a hardcore all-of-the-above energy policy that builds this indestructible link between made-in-America energy and our prosperity and our security. You know, there are enough large conventional natural resource development projects waiting for government approval that could potentially create more than a million high-paying jobs all across the country. And this is true stimulus. It wouldn’t cost government a dime to allow the private sector to do these. In fact, these projects will generate billions of dollars in revenue. Can you imagine that: a stimulus project that actually helps dig us out of debt instead of digging us further into it! And these are good-paying jobs, and I know that from experience. For years my own family was supported (as Todd worked up on the North Slope) by a good energy sector job. America’s economic revival starts with America’s energy revival.

Fifth, we can and we will make America the most attractive country on earth to do business in. Here’s how we’re going to do this. Right now, we have the highest federal corporate income tax rate in the industrialized world. Did you know our rates are higher than China and communist Cuba? This doesn’t generate as much revenue as you would think, though, because many big corporations skirt federal taxes because they have the friends in D.C. who right the rules for the rest of us. This makes us less competitive and restrains our engine of prosperity. Heck, some businesses spend more time trying to figure out how to hide their profits than they do in generating more profits so that they can expand and hire more of us. So, to make America the most attractive and competitive place to do business, to set up shop here and hire people here, to attract capital from all over the globe that will lead to an explosion of growth, instead of chasing industry offshore, I propose to eliminate all federal corporate income tax. And hear me out on this. This is how we create millions of high-paying jobs. This is how we increase opportunity and prosperity for all.

But here’s the best part: To balance out any loss of federal revenue from this tax cut, we eliminate corporate welfare and all the loopholes and we eliminate bailouts. This is how we break the back of crony capitalism because it feeds off corporate welfare, which is just socialism for the very rich. We can change all of that. The message then to job-creating corporations is: We’ll unshackle you from the world’s highest federal corporate income tax rate, but you will stand or fall on your own, just like all the rest of us out on main street.

See, when we empower the job-creators, our economy will soar; Americans will get back to work.

This plan is a first step in a long march towards fundamental restoration of a strong and free market economy. And it represents the kind of real reform that we need. And, folks, it must come from you. It must come from the American people. Real hope is in you. It’s not that hopey-changey “stuff” that we heard about back in 2008. We’ve all learned that. And real hope isn’t in an individual. It’s not in a politician certainly. And that hopey-changey stuff that was put in an individual back when Barack Obama was a candidate – that hopey-changey stuff didn’t create one job in August, did it? That’s the first time that’s happened in the United States since World War II. Real hope comes from you. Real hope comes from realizing that we the people can make the difference. And you don’t need a title to make a difference. We can get this country back on the right track. We can do it by empowering the people and realizing that God has richly blessed this most exceptional nation, and then we do something about that realization.

 

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Live Map, June 3rd Primary Results in Iowa, Mississippi, New Jersey and South Dakota

LIVE MAP: PRIMARY RESULTS

UPDATES 

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6/4/2004:  Chris McDaniel 49.5% vs. Thad Cochran 48.9% A minimum of 50% plus one vote was needed to win the primary it looks like there will be a runoff June 24. Hand counts of ballots will be done in the counties where where ballots did not come in. ~ Isabel

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Race is too close to call.  What a huge victory tonight. This is the 1st time a sitting US Senator in MS failed to win 50% of the vote since 1942!! It looks like a runoff and we will need to repeat this effort. Our voters will be back…and they’re bringing friends. ~ Chris McDaniel

Thank you Iowa! I am humbled and honored to accept the Republican nomination for United States Senate. Now it’s time to beat President Obama’s choice, Bruce Braley, and get this seat back into our hands. The hard work begins now—let’s send Braley home!http://bit.ly/1m9ceOQ

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Palin Endorsed Joni ERNST WINS 56.0% vs. Sam Clovis 17.6 % (73.6% reporting)

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Mike Rounds WINS SOUTH DAKOTA

Live from Mississippi 

Tom MACARTHUR BEATS Steve LONEGAN 

LIVE MAP: PRIMARY RESULTS

by Isabel Matos

Polls are closing in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota where Senate primaries were being held today.

Jeff Sessions had an uncontested primary. Others races captured national attention: California’s for governor (Tim Donnelly 16% vs. Jerry Brown 51%), Steve Lonegan’s bid for New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional district (he was re-endorsed by Sarah Palin), and Dr. Annette Bosworth’s struggle to take on Mike Rounds and the status quo. She was new to politics but got in courageously.

The beginning and last days of her race made national headlines and generated a lot of interest and excitement but the hottest race is down in Mississippi where things got downright nasty in an epic battle between the establishment and the People, with Halley Barbour pulling out all the stops to help incumbent Thad Cochran defeat Chris McDaniel.  There was nothing charming about assassinating a good man’s character, using taxpayer money to fund inappropriate lifestyles (for years) and asking Democrats to support him as recently as a few days ago. We can only hope it is Thad Cochran’s last election. It seems too close to call but we wish the anti-establishment fighter the best in unseating Cochran, a really out of touch and arrogant Senator who didn’t really know what the tea party was all about. Mississippians will hopefully send a clear message that they are sick of politics as usual in Barbour’s neck of the woods and are ready for real change.

McDaniel will owe his victory to no Mississippi political dynasty or even his staff (which consensus among donors and organizers both in the state and of outside groups is in fact, that a poor staff has prevented this from being a 60/40 race in McDaniel’s favor). A victory for the McDaniel will be on the backs of average Mississippians hungry for bold conservative reforms. ~Ali.

 REAL CLEAR POLITICS

with mcdanielSENATE ELECTION (RECENT) POLLS (by State)

IOWA

Des Moines Register  Joni Ernst 36%, Mark Jacobs 18%, Sam Clovis 11%, Whitaker 13% 

(Candidate needs to receive 35% of the vote to avoid convention.)

ERNST (R) 37% vs. BRADLEY 42% (D)

MISSISSIPI

Chism Strategies  Chris MCDANIEL 46.4%, Thad COCHRAN 44.3%

OTHER RACES

ARKANSAS

Mark PRYOR 46% vs. Tom COTTON 43%

CALIFORNIA

Jerry Brown + 32%

GEORGIA

James KINGSTON 41%, Michelle NUNN 47%

David PERDUE 42% Michelle NUNN 45%

IDAHO

Jim RISCH (R) 54% vs. Nels MITCHELL (D) 29%

KENTUCKY

Rasmussen Poll Mitch McCONNELL 47% Alison Lundergan GRIMES 41%

MONTANA

Steve Daines (R) 50% John Walsh (D) 37%

NEW JERSEY

NORTH CAROLINA 

Thom TILLIS (R) 46% vs. Kay HAGAN (D) 41%

OREGON

Rasmussen Dr. Monica WEHBY (R) 47% – Jeff MERKELEY (D) 37%  

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CANDIDATES ENDORSED BY U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

Ernst, Cochran, McConnell, Wehby, Kingston, Tillis

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It’s Time For “Heels On Gloves Off” ShePac Rally In Des Moines! First Picture/s Updates Complete.

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Pictures and Videos courtesy of @CaffeinatedThoughts click ShaneVanderHartHERE

Sarah Palin Speech:

Joni Ernst:

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Rally Over

Joni Ernst: Thanks again to everyone for coming out in support of the big rally today and pushing through the inclement weather! Big thanks to Gov. Palin, Lt. Gov. Reynolds, Sen. Fischer and Gov. Orr for being a huge source of support todayeynolds, Sen. Fischer and Gov. Orr for being a huge source of support today.

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I will post updates later on should anyting come up. Thanks for viewing! I.M.

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By Isabel Matos

April 27th: Time to watch some #heelsmakethemsqueal !

https://twitter.com/shanevanderhart/status/460512739132071937#

Governor Palin, Lt.Governor Kim Reynolds, Senator Deb Fischer and Governor Kay Orr 

announce their joined support for Joni Ernst, Senatorial Candidate for Iowa

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March 26th Sarah Palin Endorses Joni Ernst

Joni Ernst for Iowa

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Sarah Palin in Iowa: Faith, Freedom and Inspiration by Kristi Honas

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by Isabel Matos

It is always wonderful to have a first hand account of someone’s experience at a Sarah Palin event.  There is nothing like being in the same room or in the same vicinity as her, but most importantly, the lasting feeling that only those who have been in her presence leaves forms a special kind of bond or “special membership” that is permanent. Inspiration and energy are renewed with each new story shared. This article is no different. It was written by Iowan Kristi Honas who was fortunate to be at the Faith and Freedom Coalition annual convention in Iowa this past Saturday, where Sarah was the keynote speaker. (Phyllis Schlafly, affectionately called by Sarah “the original Mama Grizzly”, was also there.)  Sarah talked about everything from her new book about Christmas, to ObamaCare, Poverty, Debt Issues, and the Church of Big Government not having faith in us to govern ourselves.  It is always reassuring to see and hear Sarah Palin speak. One feels encouraged by her confidence and consistency, and hopeful for the future and  exceptionalism of America. We feel this way not just because of her words, but because she lives her life with faith and freedom, too. She is also aware we can get tired in our journey and even question if we’re on the right path, but we must never wave the white flag of surrender, or undermine those who are fighting the good fight like those who did in the fight to defund ObamaCare (from both sides of the aisle she specifies). In a clip prior to her speech, she says the solutions are in us. The caption at the end: “It’s you who inspire me.” Signed, Sarah Palin.

As published at <a href=”http://us4palin.com/gov-palin-in-1080p-faith-freedom-and-inspiration-in-ia/“>US for Palin</a>

FAITH

On Saturday, November 9, 2013, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin came to Des Moines, Iowa, once again to talk to Iowans about how our faiths and freedoms are slowly being taken away from us, giving us the inspiration to stand TOGETHER and fight for the God-given rights bestowed upon this great nation.

Sarah Palin’s deep faith in God has lifted her above the fray throughout her entire life and now her political life. She has taken hold of challenges that may seem futile to others, and she has embraced them with love, honor and dignity. This is why she is so admired by so many people across America.

For most Americans, the blessings of God have been the basis for our unique liberty, prosperity and survival as a country.

For most Americans, prayer is real. We subordinate ourselves to God on who we call for wisdom, guidance and salvation.

For most Americans, the prospect of a ruthlessly secular society that would forbid public reference to God and one that would systematically remove all religious symbols from the public square would be horrifying.

The voice of the overwhelming majority of Americans, however, is rejected by a media-academic-legal elite that finds religious expression frightening and threatening, old-fashioned or unsophisticated. There is no greater attack on American culture than the Left’s destructive, dishonest and relentless effort to drive God out of America’s public square.

It gets pretty tiresome to see all the ways religious expression are threatened today. Every Christmas brings another story of something being banned from the front of a public building. Most Americans are puzzled about why these religious displays are so controversial.  The fact is that these challenges reflect more than just theorectical, legal and constitutional differences. They are evidence of a profound cultural divide in this country.

The one question that always comes to the forefront is, “Why?”  Why do people have to attack peaceful expressions of faith? What is so offensive about a baby in a manger? What is threatening about the Ten Commandments, a moral code that Christianity, Judaism and Islam, the religions that account for 97% of all American believers, recognize as the basis for living a good life?

Part of the answer is the split between our governing elites and the mass of the American people. Most of those who write for the mainstream media and teach at universities and law schools don’t share the religious faith of their fellow Americans. They regard people who believe in God and regularly attend their church or synagogue as people who are “largely poor, uneducated and easy to command.”

One of Sarah Palin’s favorite poems I find myself referring to more often these days is as follows:

O Lord, I’ve never run where churches grow,

I’ve always loved Creation better as it stood

That day you finished it, so long ago, And looked upon your work, and found it good.

I know that others might find you in the light

That’s sifted down through tinted window panes, And yet I seem to feel You near tonight.

Let me be easy on the man that’s down

And make me square and generous with all;

I’m careless sometimes, Lord, when I’m in town But never let them call me mean or small.

Make me as big and open as the plains,

As honest as the hoss between my knees, Clean as the wind that blows behind the rains, Free as the hawk that circles down the breeze!

I thank you, Lord, that I am placed so well,

That you made my freedom so complete;

That I’m no slave to whistle, clock or bell, Nor weak-eyed prisoner of wall and street.

Just let me live my life as I’ve begun

And give me work that is open to the sky;

Make me a pardner of the wind and sun,

And I won’t ask for a life that’s soft or high.

Forgive me, Lord, if sometimes I forget.

You know about the reasons that are hid.

You understand the things that gall and fret; You know me better than my mother did.

And right me, sometimes, when I turn aside,

And guide me on the long, dim trail ahead

That stretches upward toward the Great Divide.

Whether it’s a cross in a desert or a prayer in a time of national crisis, evidence abounds that America is a deeply faithful country. This doesn’t mean we’re all the same religion or all regular church-goers. I am sure many Americans would relate to this beautiful poem.

FREEDOM

Most people say they support most types of freedom.  Freedom starts with a principle of self-control, known as self-ownership. In a free society, each and every person has legal control of their own body and mind. The concept of freedom refers to a certain type of political empowerment, specifically equal empowerment.  A free society would entail equal legal rights for all citizens as completely as possible.

Freedom would not include the legal right to enslave someone else because freedom includes the legal right to not be enslaved.

Freedom would not include the legal right to non-defensively punch other people in the face against their will because freedom includes the legal right to not be offensively punched.

A free person would have the legal opportunity to do whatever he or she wants as long as he or she does not harm or coerce other citizens. Responsible actions and limitation of harm on others are a logical requirement of freedom.

Freedom would not include the right to limit other citizens’ freedom because that would be illegal.

Saturday night at the Faith and Freedom Coalition event there was an individual who has been a pioneer for Equal Rights in this country and is admired by so many Americans for her strength and toughness in the fight for Equal Rights.  I was one of the fortunate guests in attendance to have personally met Phyllis Schlafly. Like many people who are in awe when they meet Sarah Palin for the first time, I had the same feeling when I shook this “Pioneering Woman’s” hand.  The feeling was similar the power rushing through one’s body as one stands in line for hours on end to get a book signed or a picture taken with Sarah Palin. This night these two powerful women, each in her own right, graced the stage with their presence and their energy and inspiration in a hall with a thousand participants.

INSPIRATION

Sarah Palin is proof that one’s faith is important to stay above the evil that’s attacking this Country’s cultural and religious communities today.  Sarah’s faith guides her large and small, unconsciously and consciously, non-stop.

One important challenge I was inspired to take on is the way I order my time. A balanced schedule helps a person be more of who God wants one to be and do what He wants one to do. YOUR TIME IS YOUR LIFE. TIME IS IRREVERSIBLE. IT IS IRREPLACEABLE… When one reaches the age of 70, one will have lived 840 months. That’s 25,550 days, 613,200 hours or 36,720,000 minutes.. every moment is holy because it is has been a gift from a holy God. It is to be valued and spent in ways that honor the Giver.

It is important to remember this gift that is life, especially when we feel pulled in too many directions and asked to do too many things. Here’s a great tip on how to tell the difference between the truly important and the merely urgent: If something is presented to you as “you must decide right now or the opportunity ends,” take that as a sign that your answer should be no.  An opportunity tied to a rushed or ironclad utimatum is rarely from God. I could not have felt more honored to end my presentation on that note.

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Governor Sarah Palin headed to Iowa

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By Gary P Jackson

Sarah Palin is headed to Iowa in November, along with Senator Mike Lee and Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly.

From David Brody:

Well, try this one on for size. Sarah Palin is heading to Iowa next month. Iowa has great people and loads of corn but it is also full of presidential politics. Hmmm…

Palin will be the featured speaker at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Banquet. Read more from their release below:

The Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition (IA FFC) is pleased to announce that Gov. Sarah Palin will be a featured speaker at their 13th Annual Family Banquet on November 9, 2013 in Des Moines, IA. Steve Scheffler, President of IA FFC stated, “We are thrilled and honored that Gov. Palin has confirmed to address Iowa’s top conservative activists, as we kick off the 2014 election cycle. Without a doubt, her appearance will motivate activists to be involved in grassroots politics here in Iowa that will help turn the tide here in Iowa, by electing more family-friendly public officials at all levels.

Palin will join Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Phyllis Schlafly, president of Eagle Forum, at the event.

The mainstream media keeps trying to make Sarah Palin irrelevant, and within the NYC-Washington Corridor she is exactly that. But the highbrow mainstream media might want to put down their lattes and New York Times and embrace the concept that Palin is still relevant.

Her words and endorsements will matter in the 2014 Midterms. And beyond? Who knows.

I wouldn’t read more intro this than Governor Palin going to speak and an event with fellow Conservatives, but we all know she is well liked in Iowa, and certainly would have a strong showing there, should she run.

Our buddy Tony Lee over at Breitbart put together a lengthy article that includes a bunch of videos of Governor Palin, her speech, and events from Iowa in 2011.

Worth a trip over there to check it out!

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Palin to Cavuto: If Candidates Don’t Get Passionate about Reforms and Solutions Someone Will Enter the Race

By Gary P Jackson

Sarah Palin appeared on Fox Business News Tuesday night and talked with Neil Cavuto. Pretty much what you expect , until the end. When asked about the chance of her entering the presidential race, she get’s pretty fired up. You can tell that, like many of us, she’s frustrated with these candidates. Frustrated they aren’t talking reform and offering real solutions.

It should be noted that Bill Kristol, who recently made a plea for those who declined to run to reconsider, was on Fox News later naming Sarah as someone who should.

Video courtesy SarahNet

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Sarah Palin’s Hard Hitting Pre-Caucus Interview: Lots of Shakin’ Up in the Next 24 Hours

By Gary P Jackson

This is a long interview. A lot of ground covered. Some controversial, like calling for Bachmann and Huntsman to drop out.

Eric presses Sarah Palin on the effort to draft her. She does an awful lot of deflecting here. She says “at this point” the field is what it is. Who knows what that means? After saying she was unhappy with the field for weeks, now she says she’s happy. Again, a lot of dancing around the question.

Eric asks her point blank if there ends up being a substantial write-in vote for her, would she jump in. After saying she doesn’t see that happening, and calling the hypothetical question, it’s not something she’s even thought about. Then she goes on to say what we all think about the candidate we want. The one that does not exist in the current field, even if you could take the best from each and combine them into a new candidate.

Bolling also point blank says many feel the candidate that she is describing is Sarah Palin.

As usual, Sarah goes out of her way to say something nice about all the candidates.

She says nice things about Ron Paul, but then goes into a lengthy discussion of how, basically, he’d have to have an intelligent, and mentally competent, staff to baby sit a President Paul to keep him doing stupid things! Watching Sarah’s facial expressions while talking about Ron Paul is delicious.

Sarah also talks about Donald Trump, and the likelihood he will run a 3rd party effort. [Trump has already done this in Texas] She weighs in on the thought of a 3rd party run by Ron Paul.

Great interview though. She and Eric have a good rapport, and good chemistry:

Video courtesy SarahNet

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UPDATED [Location Change] You Are Cordially Invited to “Caucus for Sarah Palin” Sign Holding Event in Iowa


*****UPDATED******

Due to larger expected participation, the location has been moved. We’ve updated the location as well as added new maps. This looks to be a lot of fun!

By Gary P Jackson

One of our readers, Tom Jacques, Organize4Palin Omaha coordinator, posted information about a sign holding event in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Tuesday, January 3.

The idea, of course, is to have one last reminder as caucus goers head in to vote, that they can write Sarah Palin’s name on their ballots, and send a strong message.

If we get information on other sign holding events, we’ll update as needed.

From Tom:

Sign holding for Palin (Iowa Caucuses)

DATE
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

TIME
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
(You’re invited to come at any time
and stay as long as you wish. Just
look for people holding Palin signs)

Caucus starts at 7:00pm SHARP

Come early to avoid the crowds.


LOCATION


Abraham Lincoln High School

1205 Bonham Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Please wear your Palin shirts, hats and buttons.

Dress warm and bring flash lights to illuminate your signs when it gets dark.

Bring cameras!!!

Make signs saying:

“Caucus for Palin”

“Help Sarah Reconsider…Caucus for Palin!!!”

PARKING

Abraham Lincoln High School

1205 Bonham Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

LOCATION MAP

Or

Valley View Park

1598 Franklin Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Depending upon turnout, people will be placed at strategic locations near these two caucus sites….

LC-Titan Hill Intermediate School
4125 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Iowa School for the Deaf

3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Contact person is Timothy Jacques
(O4P Omaha Coordinator)
aksarbencurlingclub@gmail.com

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Eric Bolling Talks with Brian Lerch and Kate Obenshain About the Effort to Draft Sarah Palin in Iowa

By Gary P Jackson

Eric Bolling interviews Brian Lerch from the Iowa Earthquake movement and Kate Obenshain from the Claire Booth Luce Institute.

Brian really shows he has realistic goals for Iowa. Kate Obenshain is towing the party line though. Sort of sad. Seems like she’s conceded that Mitt Romney is going to be the nominee.

Eric does a good job of challenging both and having a great point-counterpoint.

Video courtesy SarahNet

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“Earthquake” Hits Nebraska, New Radio Ad in Iowa Asks Voters to Write-in Palin

Gary P Jackson

A couple of nights ago I learned a group of patriots from Nebraska are looking to create an earthquake of their own. Not a lot of details to report yet.

The group has a Facebook page. I believe people interested in helping the Nebraska effort can ask to join.

With The Iowa caucuses just a week away, the movement to get voters to write in Sarah Palin’s name is growing. The national media has picked up on this, which will only help spread the word to Iowa voters.

Sachi’s blog has a list of national media covering the Iowa write-in effort. You can check out all the coverage here.

Here’s the new radio ad:

Brian Lerch from the Iowa Earthquake group talks with Simon Conway from WHO Radio 1040. This is a great interview. Listeners will understand this group is realistic, and are saying they understand Governor Palin is not seeking the nomination, but the nomination is very much seeking her. They know she won’t win as a write-in candidate, but feel a 5% showing will be very powerful.

We’re also hearing folks in New Hampshire are organizing as well.

Depending how things work out in Iowa, things could get quite interesting.

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