Skip to comments.Sarah Palin tells Christian women to follow Alabama's motto, 'Dare to defend our rights'
Posted on 04/29/2012 2:37:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told an enthusiastic gathering of Christian women today that they should follow Alabama's state motto and dare to defend their rights.
"I'm not just talking about our political rights, but the rights we are given as a daughter of God," the 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate told women this afternoon at the Extraordinary Women's Conference in Birmingham.
"He trusts us with the responsibility to live big, to live bold, to live passionately and to live vibrantly so we can effect change to the world around us," she said.
Palin was the keynote speaker at the two-day gathering organized by the Virginia-based group, Extraordinary Women. Speakers discussed their own faith journeys, based on the theme "passionate faith."
Palin used examples from her political and personal life, as well as the lives of her children and grandchild, Tripp, to show why a strong faith in God is crucial to surviving life's challenges and setbacks.
She discussed how giving birth to her youngest child, Trig, who has Down syndrome, helped strengthen her faith.
"He is the most precious, amazing child," she said. "God has good plans for us. Trig shows us what really matters and how much God loves us. He only will give us the best."
Palin, an author and commentator paid homage to Alabama's prowess on the college football gridiron -- giving both "Roll Tide" and "War Eagle" shoutouts.
She praised recently drafted Crimson Tide star Trent Richardson as a role model for recently accompanying a cancer patient to her school prom and "giving this girl hope."
She said the nation has recognized Alabama as "a champion in the midst of storms, of restoration." As Alabama rebuilds from last year's deadly tornadoes, the country recognizes how its residents "are persevering with grace," she said.
Palin used the recently broken crystal BCS championship trophy as a metaphor for the state's travails, and the strength that comes from faith.
"It provides a providential lesson," she said. "Shattered dreams and things can be restored."
Palin veered into politics, touching on national Republican Party themes such as the size of the national debt, the country's dependence on foreign oil instead of drilling domestically and the need to support Israel.
She warned that the federal government now risks making the same mistakes as the captain of the ill-fated cruise ship Titanic, ignoring warnings of danger ahead until it is irreparably damaged and sinks.
Palin also took potshots at the "leftist, liberal reporters" and "granola crunchers" who oppose gun-owners' rights. She told the audience to stick to their beliefs and values.
"It's hurt people who hurt people," she said.
But Palin's message Saturday mainly centered on the message that hope and faith are inseparable and that believers should remain strong in their faith when it inevitably is tested.
"Don't be intimidated as they try to reduce you, to mock you, to stop you," she said. "Get off the sidelines. We were created to make a difference and help others put back together their shattered lives and dreams."
...”But Palin’s message Saturday mainly centered on the message that hope and faith are inseparable and that believers should remain strong in their faith when it inevitably is tested”...
Sarah is living proof of someone who has lived through very tough times. She is at the top of my “most admired” list.
Yet I’ll lay money on it that if you said that to her, she’d shrug and say something along the lines of “Well, it’s life.”
One of the things I hugely admire about her.
If we have to have Romney (and I am still investigating Paul), having her as his VP would give me a lot more confidence and possibly even a small semblance of enthusiasm. One thing I am utterly sure of, in a battle of consciences she is not going to let him abandon Conservative American values.
He will NOT be able to co-opt her into silence either. The very first time he tries, I am very sure she will get in his face and tell him why he won’t — and he won’t do that again. If we have to have him, let’s set a hockey-mom to keep him honest and on his toes.
Because, let’s face it folks, it’s time we get our heads out of our butts. This is absolutely the most serious election any of us will ever face in our lives. Defeating Obama has to be everything.
A second term is beyond contemplation. America WOULD be gone by the time he expired.
Sarah Palin accepted the gift from God, her Down syndrome baby. Both Sarah Palin & her husband answered God with, ‘Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.’
Sarah Palin describes her child, “Trig shows us what really matters and how much God loves us.”
One nation under God & In God we trust. The way it use to be & the way it should be.
I think it was in “Going Rogue” that Palin shared a conversation between herself and Todd. She was feeling a little overwhelmed with the news that Trig would be born with Down Syndrome and she asked Todd, “Why us?”. His response was, “Why not us?”. They are both pretty special people.
‘Dare to defend our rights’. Rights endowed by our creator, not the “rights” created by government. She goes right to the core of the liberal problem again.
I heard on Red Eye the other night that Ron Paul died. Not sure if it is true as they were still looking into it at the end of the show. Stay tuned.
They certainly are. Examples of the very best this country produces. God bless and guide the Palins. Amen.
She is among mine as well— her advice is applicable to men as well as women we ought live willing to give ready defense for our rights.Use ‘em —or lose ‘em.
there is no better choice for President OR VP than Sarah.....but will we be Blessed enough to have her....Romney would restore my faith if he chose her....
I see no way that Romney would choose someone with a titanium spine as his running mate - my impression is that he is unwilling to be called out or made accountable, which is what Sarah Palin would do dependably, repeatedly and with a sharp but loving blade.
His handlers in SLC wont let him have a woman VP...
Especially one who wont knuckle under and be silent and barefoot...
Sarah Palin 2012
"Barefoot, Pregnant, and in the White House"
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