Happy Birthday, Sarah Palin--45 Years Old/Our 45th President?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thousands upon thousands of people all over the United States are hoping, praying, and mobilizing to make sure that Sarah Palin, who turned 45 years old today, will become the 45th President of the United States. This woman, who has been called "Ronald Reagan in a skirt," is a true conservative, which of course is not popular among non-conservatives. Liberals have a hard enough time with men conservatives, but they clearly have no tolerance for conservative women. Liberal women generally revere strong, self-possessed, and ambitious women--unless they're God-fearing, pro-life, fiscally responsible women. It's true--and you know it. A major source of Palin-bashing is women, some even having the nerve to say she's not really a woman! They pretend to believe that whatever men can do women can do also, but they don't really mean it. They only want women who agree with their agenda, support their obsessive need to disparage men, and believe in a woman's right to choose over an infant's right to life. If you don't fit that bill, they want you silenced--permanently--and they have proven that they'll stop at nothing to make that happen. The hypocrisy is scary. If you are a mother who loves her children--yes, including a special-needs child, another child who has proven to be human, fallible, and therefore prone to making mistakes, and another who proudly enlisted in the military to serve his country, you're not woman enough. If you love your husband and appear to have a strong marriage where the two of you are clearly a team, you're not woman enough.

But today, on her birthday, I honor Sarah Palin on behalf of the women out there who are believers of strong marriages and strong women, who know the two are not mutually exclusive.

Governor Palin, today I say "Happy Birthday" and "Thank you" for standing up for the values that are so vital to this nation. Thank you for taking the heat from the haters because you were willing to speak the truth. You were given the charge of speaking boldly on your opponents' associations, massive and mistaken spread-the-wealth plan, and total disregard for human life. You endured more heat after the election while the McCain camp was content to let you be beaten from post to pillar. You took that charge and ran with it, glanced back and saw a multitude of people who are today still saying, "Run, Sarah, run!" And you know what we're talking about! So do they; that's why they're still trying to destroy you.

Ms. Palin, yes, "Ronald Reagan in a skirt," is a title that fits you well--the Ronald Reagan who also had a birthday just a few days ago, the Ronald Reagan who is considered by many, if not most, Republican conservatives to be the greatest president this nation has ever seen. You both sent forth a battle cry against big government, high taxes, and energy dependence. During his RNC speech, Ronald Reagan said, "America must get to work producing more energy" rather than simply conserving energy. He implored the powers that be to tap into the resources we already have. Here we are all these years later, and you, Governor Palin, are raising those same issues, over and over stating that ANWR is a key to our future. Your "baby" is energy. In fact, you are considered an expert on energy, and you know that our need to tap into our own energy is not only an energy issue, but a national security issue. Being beholden to nations that do not have our best interest at heart is dangerous indeed.

Someone once said, "If Ronald Reagan is the mind of conservatism, Sarah Palin is the heart." Amen to that! America is hard-pressed to find a woman--or man--of your accomplishments, strength, and uncompromising values today. You have not swayed from your message that in order to stimulate the ecomony, we must allow our businesses to keep more of what they earn so that they will hire more people who will spend more money and keep the economy growing. You have spoken boldly on personal responsibility and limited government. Like Reagan, you believe that government should be working for the people, not the people for the government. Ronald Reagan expressed small government this way: "As your nominee, I pledge to you to restore to the federal government the capacity to do the people's work without dominating their lives. I pledge to you a government that will not only work well but wisely, its ability to act temperate by prudence, and its willingness to do good, balanced by the knowledge that government is never more dangerous than when our desire to have it help us blinds us to its great power to harm us." Indeed, Ms. Palin, you have articulated that very principle--and I honor you. During your RNC speech, you gave your word that "I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country. Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reasons, and not just to mingle with the right people. Politics isn't just a game of clashing parties and competing interests. The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it. No one expects us to agree on everything. But we are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and ... a servant's heart."

On November 4th, 2008, I voted for that kind of change, and maybe in 4 years, I'll get to cast my vote again--with your name at the top of the ticket this time.

On this your 45th birthday, I pray that God will lead and guide you as you hear His voice--and should He seek to anoint you our nation's 45th leader, I will be as proud that day as so many were of Ronald Reagan 28 years ago, to call you my president.
Happy Birthday, God bless you--and God bless America!


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