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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Palin: Racism Charge: Time to Bury Divisive Politics of Past

Governor Palin today described in detail, via Facebook Note, why the NAACP's "racism resolution" is problematic:

I am saddened by the NAACP’s claim that patriotic Americans who stand up for the United States of America’s Constitutional rights are somehow “racists.” The charge that Tea Party Americans judge people by the color of their skin is false, appalling, and is a regressive and diversionary tactic to change the subject at hand.

President Reagan called America’s past racism “a legacy of evil” against which we have seen the long struggle of minority citizens for equal rights. He condemned any sort of racism, as all good and decent people do today. He also called it a “point of pride for all Americans” that as a nation, we have successfully struggled to overcome this evil. Reagan rightly declared that “there is no room for racism, anti-Semitism, or other forms of ethnic and racial hatred in this country,” and he warned that we must never go back to the racism of our past.

His words rang especially true in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 presidential election. It seemed that with the election of our first black president, our country had become a new “post-racial” society. As one writer in the Washington Post stated: “[Barack Obama’s] election isn’t just about a black president. It’s about a new America. The days of confrontational identity politics have come to an end.”

We, as a united people, applauded that sentiment. We were proud of that progress. That’s why it is so sad to see that 18 months later, the NAACP is once again using the divisive language of the past to unfairly accuse the Tea Party movement of harboring “racist elements.”

Having been on the receiving end of a similar spurious charge of racism (in a recent frivolous lawsuit which was finally dismissed by a federal judge), I know how Tea Party Americans feel to be falsely accused. To be unjustly accused of association with what Reagan so aptly called that “legacy of evil” is a traumatizing experience, and one of which the honest, freedom-loving patriots of the Tea Party movement are truly undeserving.

On this subject, I can recommend the statement issued by a man I was proud to endorse, Tim Scott, the GOP candidate from South Carolina’s First Congressional District. Tim, poised to become the first African-American Republican Congressman from the former Confederacy since Reconstruction, is himself a sign of a hopeful, truly post-racial future for our country. It gives added meaning to his warning that “the NAACP is making a grave mistake in stereotyping a diverse group of Americans who care deeply about their country and who contribute their time, energy and resources to make a difference.”

The only purpose of such an unfair accusation of racism is to dissuade good Americans from joining the Tea Party movement or listening to the common sense message of Tea Party Americans who simply want government to abide by our Constitution, live within its means, and not borrow and spend away our children’s futures. Red and yellow, black and white, this message is precious in all our sights. All decent Americans abhor racism. No one wants to be associated with any organization that is in any way racist in sentiment or origin. I certainly don’t want to be. Thankfully, the Tea Party movement is not racist or motivated by racism. It is motivated by love of country and all that is good and honest about our proud and diverse nation.

Like President Reagan, Tea Party Americans believe that “the glory of this land has been its capacity for transcending the moral evils of our past.” Isn’t it time we put aside the divisive politics of the past once and for all and celebrate the fact that neither race nor gender is any longer a barrier to achieving success in America – even in achieving the highest office in the land?

I just spent a few beautiful Alaskan days with some beautiful Americans in my husband’s birthplace – they are Todd’s family and they are Yupik Eskimo. In the decades that our families have blended, I have never heard one proud, patriotic member judge another member based on skin color. Both Todd and I were raised to measure a person according to their capacity and willingness to love, work, forgive, contribute, and show good character. We’re joined by the vast majority of Americans in this belief whereby we measure a man by his character, not his color. Because of amazing efforts and accomplishments by those who came before my generation, it is foreign to us to consider condemning or condoning anyone’s actions based on race or gender. Being with our diverse family in a melting pot that is a Native village just days ago reminded me of that.

So to leave that remote village and return back to “modern civilization” only to hear of the NAACP’s resolution today suggesting that we Tea Party Americans don’t respect equality makes me sad for those who choose to divide these great United States. It is time to end the divisive politics.

- Sarah Palin

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Gov Palin Blasts Immigration Suit, Voter Intimidation

Governor Palin today Tweeted about the NAACP's resolution condemning alleged "racism" within the TEA Party. In that Tweet, she said,
I'm busy today so notify me asap when NAACP renders verdict: are liberty-loving, equality-respecting patriots racist?Bated breath,waiting...
In a subsequent Tweet, Gov. Palin gave a shout-out to Megyn Kelly who addressed voter intimidation by the Black Panthers,
Watch FOX's Megyn Kelly on Black Panther voter intimidation case;she knows the case;she's speaking truth;her revelations leave Left steaming
Governor Palin appeared on Hannity yesterday to discuss the Obama administration's disconnect with the American people, as evidenced by its immigration lawsuit against the State of Arizona and its mis-handling of the Gulf Oil Spill now nearly three months old.

Gov. Palin on Hannity Part I

Video retrieved from PalinTV

Gov. Palin on Hannity, Part II

Video retrieved from PalinTV

Fox News has provided a Rush Transcript of the interview.

Governor Palin Discusses Immigration and the Gulf Crisis on Hannity

Video courtesy of PalinTV

The complete transcript of Governor Palin's appearance on Hannity last night is available here.

Sarah Palin Legal Defense Fund "Flight" in Watson Lake, CA

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"Sarah" is now in Watson Lake, Canada

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Sweet Clearance

"Sarah" and Laura were ready to go. Safety briefing complete, run-up complete, Laura called Whitehorse Tower and got her clearance. She smiled as she wrote it and turned to "Sarah". "This will be much better than yesterday! No reversals, no turn-abouts. We climb to 9000 feet, go south a few miles, then turn east, fly past the airport a bit to line up for landing toward the west. Done."

The flight took off for this shorter, easier leg, climbing to 9,000 then turning east toward Watson Lake. Laura noticed the autopilot oscillating the plane to get it on heading. She clicked it off, hand-flew, got it on heading,then re-engaged. The skies were clear for the first hour of the trip. This looked promising...

Rivers, creeks and streams cut through the mountains like mini fjords. The view was spectacular.

There was a brief period of unnerving turbulence as the strong mountain winds buffeted the plane in violent jolts. This lasted about 10 to 15 minutes. Laura re-assured "Sarah" that she had it under control. She slowed down to what is called "maneuvering speed" and rode the bumps out. The turbulence ceased, but it began to cloud up, and one peak stood out menacingly.

Laura loaded the ILS approach for the runway facing east. This would involve a circle to land like in Whitehorse, but she wanted to have the approach ready just in case. The clouds continue thicken.

The next 45 minutes were flown in and out of clouds. "Clear skies," "Sarah" said. She knew to never trust those predictions whether in flight, in life, and definitely politics. As the mountainous terrain flattened, the clouds became scattered and Laura could see through to the ground. The controller instructed her to turn more to the right to begin lining up for the airport and descend to 4500 feet. "Today, we're going to take the visual approach. I'm satisfied with the visual references and we're over flatter terrain now," Laura said.

"There it is off the left wing. See the river? See Watson Lake behind it?" "Yes. It's gorgeous." "The airport is on the north bank over there. Another 10 to 15 minutes." The controller let the flight go past, then instructed Laura to turn north, then northwest to begin her visual approach.

The landing in Watson Lake was smooth and beautiful. "Sarah" and Laura were now 765 miles from Wasilla. On the ground, they discussed a revised flight plan. Their next stop would be High Level, over 400 miles east. This would be followed by a nearly 400-mile southerly drop to Edmonton City Centre, where "Sarah" was to have a major meeting.

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