Thursday, June 16, 2011
Sonnie Johnson has written an excellent article at ThyBlackMan.com. In it, she expresses why she, a Governor Palin supporter who appears in The Undefeated, refuses to defend her. This piece needs to be read by every person who loves this country and what it represents. Read the article, and then read my comments below.
But, I will not defend Sarah Palin. Since announcing my really insignificant role in an amazing story, I’ve been asked to defend Palin against Romney, Paul, Bauchman (sic), and Cain. I’ve been asked to explain why I would vote for a moron. I’ve been told I’m pulling for a quitter. I’ve been threatened with, “You’ve only going to give us four more years of Obama.” (And yes, I consider that a threat.) And I ignore them all. I do not and will not judge ANY candidate on what the media says, what the Republican establishment says, or random people across the Social Networking world chime in.
It’s really very simple. It’s WHWD. What would He, the Hood, Hip-Hop, and History would do.
I will DEFEND Capitalism. (Hip-Hop) The one trait I love about Sarah Palin is the one no one talks about. Her main promise, above everything else, is to get the hell out of my life. I would love a President who didn’t believe it was their job to create jobs. A president who isn’t scared to let the free market work because SHE believes in Free Markets. And isn’t afraid to spend her time taking on the Corruption in Washington, instead of burdening the American People with more regulations. A President who doesn’t believe in punishing the rich, but creating a level playing field where every American, connected or not, can obtain and build wealth.
I will DEFEND Faith. (He) Are we a Christian nation? Were we endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights? Are we an exceptional country where a boy born in Hawaii with Bi-Racial parents can become President or a girl from Alaska who grew up fishing and hunting could change the face of the Republican Party? I don’t see the faith in waiting your turn or playing the political game that requires you to watch your state burn to keep your position. Faith comes in moments of darkness, where you stand alone, and make decisions that require sacrifice. Whether it’s in a hotel room out of state with the knowledge your child will be born Special Needs or it’s in front of cameras designed to record your downfall, can you put your heart above what other’s say is best. That’s Faith.
I will DEFEND our Constitution. (History) We are a nation of laws. Those laws are set in place by the greatest document ever written; which brings us back to getting out of my life. I don’t want a President who can’t shoot a gun because, more than likely, they won’t have a problem with taking away my guns. I want a President that understands States Rights, like when it comes to lack of an Energy Policy. A President that has sent HER son off to war and understands the Constitution is in constant need of defense. A President that sees her interference in my life through the Patriot Act is a violation of my Civil Liberties. (Can we say 4th amendment?)
I will DEFEND Freedom. (Hood) I will defend my right to have a Reagan like Revolution during my lifetime. I am craving a President that actually puts the responsibility of Government back into the hands of the People. In my community, this is the only strategy that will work to bring about any real change. And I refuse to engage anyone who says the People are too STUPID, UNSOPHISTICATED, or POLITICALLY IGNORANT to govern themselves, so only this politician can fix it. This nation wasn’t built on POLITICIANS, it was built on the STUPID, UNSOPHISTICATED, and POLITICALLY IGNORANT AMERICANS who believed that through their creator all thing were possible. Or with the CONSTITUTION as there (sic) guide AMERICA would always be the land of the FREE. Or if I just work hard enough, I can go from rags to riches.
Sarah Palin represents these things and that’s why I will not defend HER. She is a grown woman who, on more than one occasion, has proven she can defend herself. And with the pillars she represents, she doesn’t need defenders; SHE NEEDS LEADERS TO STAND BESIDE HER. As Andrew Breitbart pointed out in “Undefeated”, the Republican Establishment men won’t defend her. As evident by numerous chances, the women’s groups won’t defend her. The general public accepts the lies, so they won’t defend her. Yet, she still manages to come out swinging and having more of an impact than her haters can handle. So, I’ll do my part and DEFEND those things that matter most to me. And if that means I see Sarah in November 2012, I’ll smile knowing I didn’t fight for a person, I fought for an idea.
Read the full article here.
Sonnie hits on something that some people have yet to grasp: though the person matters, it really is more about the idea than the person. I have made some observations over the last three years about many staunch supporters of the President. Their aversion to everyone who disagrees with him is based on emotion rather than policy; they hurl personal insults at Governor Palin and her supporters because they can't deal in substance; and they often cannot tell you even one positive thing that has resulted from President Obama's time in office. The sad truth is that for many of them, President Obama deserves their unwavering support simply because they are enamored with the new look he's brought to Washington.
I have always said that I stand with Governor Palin because she is right on all the right issues. I have always maintained that as long as she stands on the right side of right, I will stand with her. I have maintained that the ideas for which she fights so vehemently--lower taxes, limited government, the Constitution, national security, fiscal sanity, the sanctity of human life, job creation, the United States military--are ideas that should be embraced by all Americans. There's nothing radical or extreme about any of those things. So I will continue to stand with her.
Sonnie Johnson loves all that America is, and that surpasses a particular person. She says she isn't defending a person but an idea. Governor Palin personifies that idea. I submit, therefore, that she is in fact defending Governor Palin, for in defending what's right, she's defending those who have laid it all on the line to fight for what's right.
I, too, will defend right; therefore, I refuse to not defend Governor Palin, currently America's strongest, most consistent, most fearless voice for right.