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I Have a Dream Wednesday!





Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic and epic speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial:

Here is what Governor Palin has noted about Martin Luther King Jr over the last few years:

Earlier this year on his birthday she noted:

This year marks 50 years since Martin Luther King stood before the Lincoln Memorial to proclaim his dream and remind the world that 100 years had passed since President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Now, 150 years after that historic signing, Americans still stand with both these men, ever committed to the freedoms that they worked to secure. They dedicated their lives for freedom, including freedom from stifling, overbearing governments. We will not squander what their efforts have wrought, we will not take for granted the blood that has been shed, and we will not fail to do our part to help preserve the freedoms that are uniquely American. In Dr. King’s own words, “Let freedom ring!” So, to these freedoms we cling so that future generations may know and love the America that those before us so sacrificially gave.

On his birthday in 2011:

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is a day to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King dedicated himself to justice and the struggles of an imperfect world. In the face of fierce opposition, he stood up for the oppressed, and he ultimately sacrificed all for equality and freedom. His was a remarkable life of love and service for all mankind. His work must continue.

With Dr. King’s faith in God and his unwavering hope in a brighter, stronger future, let us recommit today to continuing his work for a more peaceful and just nation.

On this date in 2010, she spoke at Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally. In part she stated:

We stand today at the symbolic crossroads of our nation’s history. All around us are monuments to those who have sustained us in word or deed. There in the distance stands the monument to the father of our country. And behind me, the towering presence of the Great Emancipator who secured our union at the moment of its most perilous time and freed those whose captivity was our greatest shame. And over these grounds where we are so honored to stand today, we feel the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who on this very day, two score and seven years ago, gave voice to a dream that would challenge us to honor the sacred charters of our liberty – that all men are created equal.

Now, in honoring these giants, who were linked by a solid rock foundation of faith in the one true God of justice, we must not forget the ordinary men and women on whose shoulders they stood. The ordinary called for extraordinary bravery. I am speaking, of course, of America’s finest – our men and women in uniform, a force for good in this country, and that is nothing to apologize for.

Abraham Lincoln once spoke of the “The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land.” For over 200 years, those mystic chords have bound us in gratitude to those who are willingly to sacrifice, to restrain evil, to protect God-given liberty, to sacrifice all in defense of our country.

I can’t add anything to what those two great Americans have shared.

On to the news…

40,000 pages of straight up bureaucracy 

Wow.

The triumvirate of hypocrites–Obama, Biden, and Kerry.

Gun control is a war on women.

Good question.

This Sarah gets to go home!

Competence and confidence can indeed go a long way, regardless of gender.

Awful, awful.

Personally, I think inside baseball would be THE sport, but the chances of D.C. getting the Olympics are about as likely as Chicago’s.

Happy Wednesday!

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  • BrianusBerkleianus

    Thanks, Whitney, for the MLK tribute!!

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    My Dear Friends in Sarah,
    (I am also posting this on C4P.)

    Happy Wednesday to you all!!

    Below are reflections on the next page of her beautiful first book, Going Rogue.

    Reflections on previous pages, along with photographs, may be found at:

    http://goingroguereflections.blogspot.com

    God bless!

    Brianus

    PAGE ONE HUNDRED FORTY

    On p. 140 of GR, Sarah is discussing the corrupt political character of the Alaskan capital city, Juneau. She writes, “At other times, the capital city’s underside was even darker: clandestine political liaisons and secret meetings, unethical deeds and downright illegal acts. When the legislative session begins, the good and decent people who live in Juneau can witness some of these extracurricular pursuits at places like the Red Dog Saloon and the Baranof Hotel. Others around the state read about them in newspaper gossip columns. During the 2006 gubernatorial race, the FBI handcuffed a number of lawmakers.

    “In short, it was a lot like Washington, D.C.

    “I attributed part of the corruption problem, besides the obvious self-dealing motives of politicians, to Juneau’s inaccessibility. Foreign tourists on cruise ships had better access to lawmakers in session than 80 percent of the citizens of the state had. That makes Juneau an island of sorts, isolating legislators and staff from the people who elected them. Unless access improves, the political atmosphere there will not change much.”

    This, IMHO, is simply brilliant, and on several levels.

    It is what is implied that is so powerful.

    First, while this is by no means certain, there may be just a shadow, a shade, a trace, a hint that she thinks that she can do for all of America what she did for Alaska.

    The implicit line of reasoning is:

    Juneau is “a lot like Washington, D.C.”

    I began the process of cleaning up Juneau (though it still has problems).

    Therefore, with the American People at my back, I can clean up DC too!!

    Then there is the matter of Juneau’s inaccessibility.

    The Alaskan State capital is PHYSICALLY, GEOGRAPHICALLY inaccessible.

    The problem with Washington is much deeper and more thorny.

    In the case of Juneau, the barriers of NATURE erect a wall between citizens and supposed public servants.

    In the case of DC, it is a case of a WALL of BAD MORALS, not walls of land and water and geographical situation that seal off the capital from the citizens.

    There is just a hint that the Governor thinks that perhaps the PHYSICAL locale of the capital of Alaska must be changed.

    This is not the problem with DC.

    WE DO NOT NEED TO REMOVE THE PHYSICAL CAPITAL TO ANOTHER PLACE; WE NEED TO REMOVE THE CULTURE OF CORRUPTION, AND THE PRACTITIONERS OF THAT “CULTURE”!!!

    We need public servants in DC:

    Whose MINDS are ACCESSIBLE to the American People;

    WHOSE HEARTS are ACCESSIBLE to the American People;

    WHOSE SPIRITS are ACCESSIBLE to the American People!!!

    Unlike Alaska’s capital, which, just perhaps, needs to be moved, DC does not so much need to be shifted to a new GEOGRAPHICAL position, but restored to its CONSTITUTIONAL position.

    Do not change the physical foundation, but rather resuscitate and “resurrect” the legal, the moral, the Constitutional foundation!!

    Just as the American Republic is much older than the relatively young State of Alaska, so America’s problems run far deeper.

    A mere change of locale, the Governor hints, could go a long way to fixing the corruption that has festered in Juneau.

    But for the nation:

    MUTARE NON MUROS SED MORES—translated a bit freely, to preserve
    some of the alliteration, “to change not walls but wills” (in the sense of FREE will—more literally, “morals”)!!

    How?

    BY SENDING GREAT SERVANTS OF THE PEOPLE LIKE SARAH PALIN to DC (if, God willing, she runs for POTUS) and by initiating American Revolution II through Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments.

    The spiritual inaccessibility of the closed minds and dead hearts and corrupt spirits of the national capital is far greater than the physical inaccessibility of Juneau.

    Let us then make Washington accessible again; let us open her up!!

    Open her up to common sense;

    Open her up to fiscal responsibility;

    Open her up to government that is limited and restrained and good and wise!!!!!

  • deTocqueville1

    Thanks Whitney, such great news about little Sarah whom ‘big’ Sarah and so many others, most importantly the presiding judges helped to obtain justice. Yes isn’t it delightful to listen to the clips of the President, VP and SOS, which Mark Levin played last eve self righteously criticizing Bush for not involving Congress in military (war) action, even threatening Bush impeachment in the case of Biden. I believe they were right in the case of Bush then and their comments are a correct statement of Constitutional requirements now.
    I ask myself, how did abortion transmogrify from a matter of convenience to the ‘right to choose’ and now a fundamental womens’ health issue. At least the early feminists were clear eyed if heartless realists on the matter.
    Thanks for linking the article at PJ on the absence of conservative criticism of the NSA fiasco. I was not surprised by Bolton’s comments as he is a big government guy but was shocked to see Andy McCarthy support the surveillance program and condemn Snowden so harshly rather than the invasion of privacy. One can but wonder as Levin often notes, what would the Founders be thinking looking today at the perversion of their work. Of course some like Adams, Madison and Franklin anticipated it.
    The Gov’s announcements on defunding Obamacare, supporting the ‘Liberty Amendments’ and indeed in all cases are timed for maximum effect. She never steals the thunder and invariably steps up to add her voice of support to keep momentum. And as someone said at Right Scoop (perhaps Bill), she is like E. F. Huttonj (John Houseman) when she speaks people listen.

    • MaMcGriz

      You’re reading my mind, d!

      And good morning to you, sir.

      • deTocqueville1

        Hi Ma. You doing canning and jam yet?

  • MaMcGriz

    Gee…

    I wonder what the logo for California’s new abortion-by non-physicians movement might be…..

    A coat hanger, maybe??

  • Riley4Palin

    Happy Wednesday!

    As I continue my 90% ban on all political news and politicians to keep my sanity, on occasion the hypocrisy, eye roll, and gag me meter goes off the charts and I must rant.

    What in the hell is the Obama Administration allowed to get away with until karma hits them with no return? So…….let me get this straight. The WH is taking it upon themselves to send a few missiles to Syria, but everything must be completed by 7pm for the Obama family dinner?? I had to chuckle instead of cry yesterday when the WH leaked their plans to Syria. Nothing like giving the enemy everything they need to get the hell out quickly before we arrive so that the egg can be cleanly pulled off Obama’s face from going off teleprompter and talking about red lines. I swear since Obama was elected we are either re-living a full season of Seinfeld or the most warped Hollywood fantasy movie ever.

    Speaking of the never ending hypocrisy, eye roll, and gag me meter, now Obama is sending out Bill Clinton to talk about Obamacare? Really? That is their solution? An ex-President who had more women using birth control pills or doing rape kits over a 40 year period is going to tell us how great Obamacare is for us so that we can pay for those too?

    I’m going back to my own reality. This reality is hazardous to my health.

    • BostonBruin

      Football starts in 10 days!

      • Firelight

        For me, it starts this weekend!! Boomer Sooner!

  • LadyMams

    May have already been posted…..Money bomb to SarahPAC tomorrow in honor of Todd’s and Sarah’s 25th wedding anniversary?? $25

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