Opinion: Sarah Palin proves she's no fool

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indy

Mansfield, MA

#1 Oct 6, 2011
i like how the left uses palin to prove how foolish THEY are.... if she was such a non issue, the left wouldnt be attacking her and her little kids..........and hubby....but we all know thats the american left for ya.... they claim to be for the people and the little guy, and "think of the children"..then they attack all in those catagories if they Q them on anything....

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#2 Oct 6, 2011
Just what we need, another dumbbell opinion coming from the rosie o'donnell wing of the communist party.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#3 Oct 6, 2011
An opinion that matters...

Sarah Palin, January 12, 2011

Like millions of Americans I learned of the tragic events in Arizona on Saturday and my heart broke for the innocent victims. No words can fill the hole left by the death of an innocent, but we do mourn for victimís families as we express our sympathy. I agreed with the sentiments shared yesterday at the beautiful Catholic Mass held in honor of the victims. The mass will hopefully, begin the healing process for the families touched by this tragedy, and, for our country.

Our exceptional country, so vibrant with ideas and passionate exchange of ideas, itís a light to the rest of the world. Congresswoman Giffords and her constituents were exercising their right to exchange their ideas that day. To celebrate our republicís core values and peacefully assemble to petition our government. Itís inexcusable, and incomprehensible, why a single, evil man took the lives of peaceful citizens that day.

Thereís a bittersweet irony that the strength of the American spirit shines brightest in times of tragedy. We saw that in Arizona. We saw the tenacity of those clinging to life, the compassion of those who kept the victims alive and the heroism of those who overpowered a deranged gunman.

Like many, Iíve spent the last few days reflecting on what happened, praying for guidance. After the shocking tragedy I listened at first puzzled, then with concern, and now, with sadness to the irresponsible statements from people attempting to apportion blame for this terrible event. President Reagan said we must reject the idea that every time a law is broken society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own. They begin and end with the criminals who commit them. Not collectively, with all the citizens of the state. Not with those who listen to talk radio. Not those with maps of swing districts used by both sides of the aisle. Not with law abiding citizens who respectfully exercise their First Amendment rights at campaign rallies. Not with those who proudly voted in the last election.

The last election was all about taking responsibility for our countryís future. Now President Obama and I may not agree on everything but I know he would join me in affirming the health of our democratic process. Two years ago his party was victorious Last November, the other party won. In both elections the will of the American people was heard and the peaceful transition of power proved yet again the enduring strength of our republic. Vigorous and spirited public debates during elections are among our most cherished traditions. And after the election, we shake hands and we get back to work. And often both sides find some common ground back in D.C. and elsewhere. If you donít like a personís vision for the country youíre free to debate that vision. If you donít like their ideas, youíre free to propose better ideas. But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence that they purport to condemn. That, is reprehensible.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#4 Oct 6, 2011
cont...
There are those who claim political rhetoric is to blame for the despicable act of this deranged apparently apolitical criminal. And they claim political debate has somehow gotten more heated just recently. But when was it less heated? Back in those clam days when political figures literally settled their differences with dueling pistols? In an ideal world, all discourse would be civil and all disagreements, cordial. But our founding fathers knew they werenít designing a system for perfect men and women. If men and women were angels there would be no need for government. Our foundersí genius was to design a system that helped the inevitable conflicts caused by our imperfect passions in civil ways. So we must condemn violence if our republic is to endure. As I said, while campaigning for others last March in Arizona during a very heated primary race, I said we know violence isnít the answer, when we take up our arms, weíre talking about our voteí. Yes, our debates are full of passion but we settle our political differences respectfully, at the ballot box, as we did just two months ago and as our republic enables us to do again in the next election. And the next. Thatís who we are as Americans and how we were meant to be. Public discourse and debate isnít a sign of crisis but of our enduring strength, it is part of why America is exceptional. No one should be deterred from speaking up and speaking out in peaceful dissent. And we certainly must not be deterred by those who embrace evil and call it good. And we will not be stopped from celebrating the greatness of our country and our foundational freedoms by those who mock its greatness by being intolerant of differring opinion and seeking to muzzle dissent with shrill cries of imagined insults.

Just days before she was shot, Congresswoman Giffords read the First Amendment on the floor of the House, and it was a beautiful moment and more than simply symbolic as some claim to have our Constitution read by our Congress. I am confident she knew that reading our sacred charter of liberty was more than just symbolic. But just less than a week after Congresswoman Giffords reaffirmed our protected freedoms, another member of Congress announced that he would propose a law that would criminalize speech that he found offensive. It is in the hour when our values are challenged that we must remain resolved to protect those values. Recall how the events of 911 challenged our values and we had to fight the tendency to trade our freedoms for perceived security, and so it is today. Let us honor those precious lives cut short in Tucson by praying for them and their families and by cherishing their memories. Let us pray for the full recovery of the wounded and let us pray for our country. In times like these we need Godís guidance and the peace he provides. We need strength to not let the random acts of a criminal turn us against ourselves or weaken our solid foundation. Or, provide a pretext to stifle debate. America must be stronger than the evil we saw displayed last week, we are better than the mindless finger pointing we endured in the wake of the tragedy. We will come out of this stronger and more united in our desire to peacefully engage in the great debates of our time, to respectfully embrace our differences in a positive manner and to unite in the knowledge that, though our ideas may be different, we must all strive for a better future for our country. Yes, may God bless America.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#5 Oct 6, 2011
GO Mrs Palin, The truth hasnt an agenda
birther dumbasses

Nazareth, PA

#6 Oct 6, 2011
She proved she's a dumbass. Like the childish followers tugging at the hem of her rough n' tumble, burlap smock.
MARK

Broken Arrow, OK

#7 Oct 6, 2011
She is no fool but the gullible people she got money from and became rich are the FOOLS. She is laughing all the way to bank at them FOOLS. LOL LOL LOL
Free is free

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Oct 6, 2011
Why would anyone volunteer for a job where they make 400K/yr and have to endure the slings and arrows of those who hate her for no reason other than her politics. She's already past that; her income is on par with former Presidents, not the aspiring.

She's no fool and she's gotten rich beyond belief, without ever having to take a tangible risk. That was made possible by those who despise and continue to deride her, more than any other group; they're the ones who keep her in the spotlight.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#9 Oct 6, 2011
President Barack "Hussien" Obama

makes me laugh everytime I hear it
indy

Mansfield, MA

#11 Oct 7, 2011
birther dumbasses wrote:
She proved she's a dumbass. Like the childish followers tugging at the hem of her rough n' tumble, burlap smock.
.... in the process, she shows how bigoted and angry and dumbass the left is..... the left shows it all without much effort from her....the left even attacks her lil kid.... where is the tolerence on the left? im so glad i left the left..... they seem to forget ALL americans have rights, not just lefties and non-americans=illegals.....
indy

Mansfield, MA

#12 Oct 7, 2011
Vance1 wrote:
President Barack "Hussien" Obama
makes me laugh everytime I hear it
...i have to admit, it isnt the most traditional irish name is it.... it doesnt sound much like a traditional christian name either.... but he is irish and christian he says.......maybe brry setoro is the irish/christian part..... but there isnt much laughing when i see him on tv, atleast for us unemployed who dont collect any $$ from any ins or gov freebies... were not counted in his unemployment #'s only those who collect are counted...... i wonder why no rich dems have offered me some of their big cash????? where is their compassion?.. i wish i was an illegal, id be at work today....and americans do work hard. dont beleve the libs who say we dont...

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