LET ALLAH SORT IT OUT
“So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?” - Sarah Palin
* President Obama wants America involved in Syria’s civil war pitting the antagonistic Assad regime against equally antagonistic Al Qaeda affiliated rebels. But he’s not quite sure which side is doing what, what the ultimate end game is, or even whose side we should be on. Haven’t we learned? WAGs don’t work in war.
* We didn’t intervene when over 100,000 Syrians were tragically slaughtered by various means, but we’ll now intervene to avenge the tragic deaths of over 1,000 Syrians killed by chemical weapons, though according to the White House we’re not actually planning to take out the chemical weapons because doing so would require “too much of a commitment.”
* President Obama wants to do what, exactly? Punish evil acts in the form of a telegraphed air strike on Syria to serve as a deterrent? If our invasion of Iraq wasn’t enough of a deterrent to stop evil men from using chemical weapons on their own people, why do we think this will be?
* The world sympathizes with the plight of civilians tragically caught in the crossfire of this internal conflict. But President Obama’s advertised war plan (which has given Assad enough of a heads-up that he’s reportedly already placing human shields at targeted sites) isn’t about protecting civilians, and it’s not been explained how lobbing U.S. missiles at Syria will help Syrian civilians. Do we really think our actions help either side or stop them from hurting more civilians?
* We have no clear mission in Syria. There’s no explanation of what vital American interests are at stake there today amidst yet another centuries-old internal struggle between violent radical Islamists and a murderous dictatorial regime, and we have no business getting involved anywhere without one. And where’s the legal consent of the people’s representatives? Our allies in Britain have already spoken. They just said no. The American people overwhelmingly agree, and the wisdom of the people must be heeded.
* Our Nobel Peace Prize winning President needs to seek Congressional approval before taking us to war. It’s nonsense to argue that, “Well, Bush did it.” Bull. President Bush received support from both Congress and a coalition of our allies for “his wars,” ironically the same wars Obama says he vehemently opposed because of lack of proof of America’s vital interests being at stake.
* Bottom line is that this is about President Obama saving political face because of his “red line” promise regarding chemical weapons.
* As I said before, if we are dangerously uncertain of the outcome and are led into war by a Commander-in-chief who can’t recognize that this conflict is pitting Islamic extremists against an authoritarian regime with both sides shouting “Allah Akbar” at each other, then let Allah sort it out.
- Sarah Palin
Friday, August 30, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
From Conservative HQ:
It was the 2009 Constitution Day conference at Cato’s headquarters in Washington.Read the rest of the article here.
Over lunch, I said to a group of my constitutional lawyer friends, “Isn’t this great? There are people studying and talking about the Constitution like never before in our lifetimes.”
We constitutional lawyers on the right fighting for liberty were used to defeat. Liberty was being taken away through our elected officials and the courts. The media was horrendously against for the forces for liberty.
We were losing ground every week -- every day. The Constitution was becoming irrelevant.
But more depressing, it had always seemed to us that we were fighting our battles in isolation from popular support.
Too many people didn’t seem to understand -- nor care -- that the Constitution was written to protect liberty. We were depressed that we were fighting a losing battle, and the Obama administration had just begun its assault on the rule of law and the Constitution that would get far worse the longer he was in office, and the more brazen his administration became.
But what happened in 2009 gave us encouragement that our efforts were not in vain.
The Tea Party came to be. The People had awakened.
We knew America still had plenty of patriots. But now it seemed that the Constitution had a chance to survive. The cavalry had arrived.
That year, the constitutional conservative force swept a purple state’s election. In Virginia, a conservative Bob McDonnell was elected governor and a 40-something Tea Party champion Ken Cuccinelli, attorney general. The following year, there was the 2010 congressional election landslide.
Since then, however, we have had more than our share of disappointments. Running on the energy of this constitutional conservative movement, many elected Republicans have turned their backs on the people and principles they claimed to represent. Some have even threatened to run primaries against Tea Party, constitutional conservatives.
We had seen Republicans running on the coattails of Ronald Reagan’s reputation before, but then espousing big-government ideas in office. But this new movement, with its grassroots energy, was about more than just limited government – it was about saving the Constitution.
Constitutional conservatives are used to betrayal. But you know what? We now have two United States senators who are legitimate constitutional scholars – Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. Plus, we have Rand Paul, who has made the Fourth Amendment a household term.
Better than most constitutional scholars, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul understand that the Constitution was written to protect liberty. They carry the tune of the Constitution in their hearts and minds, just as Justice Clarence Thomas understands the Constitution’s purposes better than most scholars who teach it.
In the past few years these principled constitutional conservatives have shown the contrasting visions for America -- and our constitutional republic – more than the GOP had shown in the preceding decade.
This is why the 2013 Virginia election is critical.
The Republican ticket – Ken Cuccinelli for Governor, E.W. Jackson for Lieutenant Governor and Mark Obenshain for Attorney General – is the best ‘liberty ticket’ we’ve seen in any state.
For constitutional conservatives, electing Ken Cuccinelli governor is a make-or-break moment. His defeat would not be a win just for Terry McAuliffe, the Hillary Clinton machine and Barack Obama; it would be a win for the establishment Republicans such as Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who has refused to endorse Ken Cuccinelli.
This race isn’t important just for Virginia, and isn’t just about 2013. This is a national race, and its effects will reverberate into 2014 and 2016, win or lose.
If we do not elect Ken Cuccinelli, all across the country people will say that the tea party, constitutional conservative movement was a short-lived fluke, and cannot win in a purple state. It would be leftwing media’s ‘we-told-you-so’ moment, and it will hurt fundraising for constitutional conservative candidiates.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
From Sarah Palin's Facebook page:
So, the Federal Government, er, We The People, are employing someone at the Department of Homeland Security whose side job is running a hate website advocating ethnic cleansing and other despicable acts?! This official is promoting a race war. His fellow employees say they're "astounded" he is employed by the taxpayers. His side "job" running the "War On the Horizon" website was reportedly approved by supervisors. Really, Fed? Really?
Friends, let your government know we deserve better; we demand better. We're paying the tab.
- Sarah Palin
Read the article here:
Friday, August 16, 2013
From Sarah Palin's Facebook page:
Obama Broke Up With You. Really. Totally Unfriended You...
Bristol's spot on. Young Americans better get their heads out of the sand and realize what this president stands for. It's no longer a partisan problem. This comes down to either being pro-America or not. And if you can't take a stand for liberty, what DO you stand for? Obama supporters: keep it up and watch America go to hell in a hand basket while you try to sleep at night realizing our veterans fought in vain. Read her post below. And wake up.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The National Coalition in Support of Sarah Palin, a group on Facebook has started a petition to encourage Sarah Palin to run for President in 2016 -
For the 2016 presidential election, it does make a difference who we send to Washington to clean up our big, out-of-control government. Governor Sarah Palin is a proven reformer with a track record of fighting corruption and balancing the budget. She is a fierce defender of the Second Amendment and a faithful adherent to the Constitution. Please join us in asking Sarah Palin to run for President of the United States in 2016.Go here to read the rest and sign the petition.
Issue after issue, no one has taken a stronger stand in making our government accountable; in fiscal responsibility, foreign policy, national security, energy independence, immigration and ethics reform. Whether it’s Obamacare, Benghazi, the IRS and the NSA spying scandals or media bias, she is America’s leading voice. She tirelessly fights for us.
Sarah Palin understands everyday Americans because she is one of us. She is a Commonsense Conservative. Consistent. Steady. And unafraid. Take a stand now to restore America to her founding principles. Take a stand with Sarah Palin and let her know that she is not alone in this fight.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Latest SarahPac email:
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Before they left for vacation last week, Congress made sure their taxpayer-funded health care plans won't be affected by Obamacare. You see, despite forcing the rest of us into Obamacare, they made sure they won't have to suffer under it like We the People. Their health care premiums are safe, but ours will soon be rising through the roof.
This shameless power play by our ruling class in D.C. is precisely why our work isn't done. The status quo has got to go. We've got to take them on election cycle after election cycle until we break up their corruption and crony capitalism and restore our great nation.
But let's stop for a moment to appreciate how far we have already come.
I want to thank all of you who have donated your time, hard-earned money, and efforts to support SarahPAC. We have accomplished an incredible amount together over the last two election cycles, and we somehow did it without the help of the "wise" sages from Washington's permanent political class. In fact, we bucked them every step of the way and achieved incredible tangible results.
Your support has given us a platform to articulate a commonsense conservative message to counter those who only go along to get along with an invasive and corrupt big government. And most important, your donations have allowed us to highlight, support, and elect great conservatives who are leading the charge daily to save our country.
Together, we've achieved many victories, and I look forward to even more in next year's elections, as we will continue to hold both parties accountable.
Here's a reminder of what we accomplished together in 2010 and what we will do together in 2014.
Thank you again for your continued support, and don't let the critics or the media get you down when they try to intimidate you. They wouldn't be making such a fuss about SarahPAC supporters if they weren't aware of how much you have accomplished and how important your support is to changing D.C.
Just remember – if we weren't making great strides in breaking up their mighty establishment, they wouldn’t waste time attacking us.
With an Alaskan heart,
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Monday, August 5, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
This fall there are special election primaries coming up in New Jersey and Alabama. The New Jersey primary will be held on August 13 to nominate candidates to the U.S. Senate to replace the late Senator Frank Lautenberg. Alabama's first congressional district will have a primary on September 24 to replace Representative Jo Bonner who is resigning. I have created a page on my website with information on these special elections. If you live in New Jersey or Alabama district one, please find out about the candidates and vote in the primary.