Monday, May 30, 2011

Sarah Palin's Tour To Hit - IOWA!!!

Sarah Palin's tour of the Northeast she hit George Washington's home at Mount Vernon and Gettysburg, the place where the Union was saved.Here are a few of her remarks:

As posted at SarahPAC
Greetings from the road in Maryland!

Mount Vernon was amazing, really something special.

I’ve said before that George Washington is my favorite Founding Father because he was reluctant to serve, and yet he rose to the great challenges before him. I can certainly see why he dreaded leaving his home on the Potomac. His servant's heart is an inspiration to us all.

When Piper laid the wreath at George Washington's tomb this afternoon, I wished that every American school student could be here to see and feel the spirit of our nation's first father. Even Piper was able to grasp the significance of being in the presence of our first President - who had such diverse interests - when she told me later "how hard he must have worked to keep that farm going!" And then she added, "And can you believe he was a commercial fisherman, from DC?!"

There's so much to learn and absorb at Mt. Vernon. Washington was a very busy man who had a healthy reluctance to serve as President after having dedicated so many precious years in service to others while he lead the military. When he accepted the call to be our nation's first chief executive, he served for the right reasons. Though he loved his home at Mt. Vernon so much, this self-taught, "non politician" was willing to sacrifice his passion for farming, fishing, trade and commerce in order to answer another call of to lead the new nation.

Visiting Washington's home today with fellow citizens from all across the country, including Maryland, Oklahoma, Michigan, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Idaho reminds us of our common bond. That bond can be summed up in Washington's prayer that you can find at his tomb. It reads in part, "I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have the United States in his holy dispose us all to do Justice, to love mercy...which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation. Amen." (June 8, 1783)

And amen!

I encourage every American to travel east to Mt. Vernon. Beautiful. Educational. Inspiring. Worth it. And the caretakers and tour guides there are superb. They're so proud that the estate, museum and gardens are privately operated and funded. Their patience with visitors and care for Washington's land and possessions is a testament to their passion for restoring a part of America's strong foundation. Their conscientious work is another reason to be proud to be American!

The Archives and Mount Vernon. Can you tell I'm fired up?!

- Sarah Palin
Our Charters of Liberty at the National Archives

On this tour, when I speak of "fundamentally restoring our country," that means restoring it to the ideals found in our charters of liberty. What a great morning we just had seeing the collection of these founding documents at the National Archives!

Seeing America's most historic documents is inspiring, and speaking with staff members who pour their hearts into educating visitors gives us great hope that our nation's history will be accurately passed on to future generations. Many of the artifacts, recordings, and documents on display at the National Archives are evidence of the patriotism and hard work poured into our foundation. These are nonpartisan, valuable historical tools we all need to see, read, and absorb to learn the truth about our past, so we can move forward successfully.

Too often our leaders today behave as if our charters of liberty are outdated, flawed documents from a distant and irrelevant past. They treat our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution as if they aren't much more than old pieces of parchment with pretty words that can be twisted or ignored when it’s convenient. But these can’t be ignored! They point the way forward, like a needed compass that can guide us through the heady times we face as a country. These documents unite us! We ARE one nation under God, and we're indivisible if we follow the blueprints our Founders drew for us.

Amazing visit! Thank you, National Archives.

- Sarah Palin

( hat tip Josh at Texas4Palin)

Note the part I emphasized.

The Governor's tour is apparently going very, very well. So well, that she's making a detour into .....Iowa, the site of the first presidential caucus, a place she hasn't set foot in for months.

Apparently the bus tour is a sort of test run to see how things go and to get into the swing of things. Back in the old music biz days, it was quite common to do some gigs at smaller venues away from the major media cities just to work the kinks out and get used to playing live again somewhat under the radar before hitting the bigger cities, so I recognize the tactic.

I think also, that Sarah Palin draws strength spiritually from this country, it's sacred places and its history and heritage , and it could just be that she's amping up her courage and strength by hitting places like Mount Vernon and Gettysburg.

I've been to Gettysburg - you can't go there and not commune with some pretty courageous ghosts and spirits. You can literally feel it in the air, if you're at all sensitive to such things.

I think this is a major sign that Governor Palin is a step closer to jumping into the race.

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Anonymous said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the unintelligent tree. Does Piper not know about slaves? Maybe someone should clue her in that George Washington didn't really have to "work hard" on his farm. Sarah's too stupid to correct her.

Freedom Fighter said...

This has to be one of the more comical comments I've received this week.

Obviously you work for government in some form. Otherwise, you would now that running any kind of private enterprise, even with employees let alone slaves calls for tremendously hard work because you have to supervise them and make decisions, let alone work like bookkeeping and accounting, doing maintenance,selling your produce or product, purchasing supplies and dealing with vendors and planning for future endeavors.

You also apparently know very little about the nature of slavery. It has always been an economic failure in history because slaves by the nature of their 'employment' are the least productive and profitable of any kind of labor, especially when there are mechanized alternatives.

Given the invention of devices like the cotton gin and the mechanical harvester, slavery was a losing economic proposition in the South even at the time of the Civil War, and would likely have ended of its own accord by about 1870 at the latest.

I also had to chuckle at your insinuation that Governor Palin is 'stupid'.

Here's someone who was consigned to the oblivion that's normally given to VP candidates on the losing ticket.Yet a year and a half later, there she is, a bestselling author,a successful business woman, the most in demand speaker in America with lucrative TV contracts,a major political persona, someone whose endorsement is craved by most GOP politicians and whose presence and words are followed slavishly by the dinosaur media.

And she basically did this all by herself, when everyone else wrote her off.

Sarah Palin's 'stupid'? LOL,keep thinking that way. You can't do much better for revealing your own lack of cranial capacity.


Anonymous said...

First of all, you confuse 'popular' with intelligent. Wrestling is popular. NASCAR is popular. Two and a Half Men is popular. Meth is popular. Palin is popular. None of these things are intelligent.

And you might want to add yourself to the list if you really want to defend George Washington for owning slaves. You obviously know nothing about free enterprise if you are unable to understand the word 'free'. Especially cute is your notion that GW was sweating over the accounting books. I'm sure that didn't take long seeing as he had no, ahem, payroll. And the second part of your argument? Slavery was an economic failure. Quite true. Does that mean that GW was an idiot? A bad businessman? Surely you're not badmouthing the father of our country?

Freedom Fighter said...

I'm not confusing anything at all, but I'm afraid, like most Lefties, you didn't actually read what I wrote but saw what you wanted to see.

So now Governor Palin is on a par with meth labs, pro wrestling and NASCAR? *chuckle*

Meanwhile, she was right about ObamaCare's Death Panels ( they call them Independent Medical advisory boards in the bill) right about the Fed's ridiculous quantitative easing * even the WSJ admitted as much) right about President Obama's obscene spending, right about how the president's energy policy is a loser..if fact, on most of this stuff she was downright prescient.

You obviously dislike the fact that Governor Palin is a prominent political force and that she had the intelligence to achieve that on her own. You also obviously dislike the fact that she's an independent and outspoken woman who has the nerve to espouse conservative principles. Fine, but refusing to recognize that only points up your own lack of intelligence, to put it politely.

As for President Washington, how would YOU know what he was working on or what he wasn't? Slaves in those days were property, if you will, that still had to be supervised and cared for...not to mention the other tasks I mentioned. You think labor is the only thing someone needs to sweat over accounting books for in a major farm or business endeavor?

I'm absolutely certain you've never done anything like owning your own farm or business before.

Washington used slave labor because it was customary and because most of them were his wife's property. That doesn't make him stupid or cruel, just a man of his times.

You, on the other hand are definitely challenged in that you envy the accomplished.It's something I'd advise you to combat and work on.It's rather unbecoming.