Below is a two-part video of Governor Palin’s speech. Below each video are a few of my favorite quotes from the speech along with a few of my editorial comments.
Speaking to leftist reporters and bloggers who unmercifully belittled, berated her and her family and traditional American values she pleaded, [@ 4:15 of the video ] “You represent what could and should be a respected, honest profession that could and should be a cornerstone of our democracy. Democracy depends on you and that is why, that is why our troops are willing to die for you. So, how about in honor of the American soldier, YA QUIT MAKING THINGS UP?” This was an obvious, long overdue, rightful slap at the media’s malpractice, which so characterized the Leftist dominated opposition media (ABC, AP, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, MoveOn.org, Huffington Post, NY Times, etc.)
BLASTING BIG BROTHER
Speaking to individuals and businesses tempted to take a government handout she warned, [@1:30 of the video] “Be wary of accepting government largesse. It doesn’t come free. Often accepting it takes away everything that is free. Melting into Washington’s powerful caretaking arms will so suck incentive to work hard and chart our own course right out of us. And that not only contribute to an unstable economy and dizzying national debt, but it does make us less free.”
ENCOURAGING PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
Governor Palin points out probably one of the most important things absent in the policies and agenda of the current administration, [ @2:49 of the video ] “At statehood we knew . . . that we are RESPONSIBLE for ourselves and our families and our future. And fifty years later, please let’s not start believing that government is the answer. It can’t make you HAPPY, HEALTHY, WEALTHY, or WISE. What can? It is the wisdom of the people and our families and our small businesses and industrious individuals. And it is God’s grace helping those who help themselves. And then this allows that very generous VOLUNTARY hand-up that we can known for, enthusiastically providing for those who need it.” Whether she runs again for political office or not she will be an effective voice for conservatives to the bane of Liberals across the nation. She'll tell it like it is and help put traction to the Tea Party Movement . . .
ENCOURAGING RESPONSIBLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Confronting obstructionist environmental extremists and extremism, she chided, [ @ 4:20 of the video ] “We must be prudent and persistent and press for the peoples’ right to RESPONSIBLY develop God-given resources for the maximum benefit of the people.”