The Gladiator: Sarah Palin, We Need You Back in the Arena
Hello, calling Sarah Palin! Has anyone seen her? Where is she? Has Sarah Palin left the building? Is the Palin magic gone forever? No. The Palin charisma and mass appeal are still alive and well.
Certain people are born gifted with "It" -- something that compels you to watch them. Sarah Palin is one such individual. Though politically tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail by the left and a few spineless Republicans, I pray for the day when my favorite gladiator Sarah Palin returns to the arena.
Unquestionably, the vitriolic attacks on Palin and her family, the betrayals by Republicans and associates left Palin severely wounded. Who among us could endure and survive the full weight of the MSM launched to destroy you? It is quite understandable and reasonable for Palin to say, Forget this. Todd and I are goin' fishin'.
But, the Bible says, to whom much is given, much is required. While Palin has not reported seeing a burning bush, I believe that she has been called for such a time as this. I pray she will feel led to return to Rome (Washington, D.C.) to fight in the arena. At the moment, there is no one on the national stage who inspires the masses to follow and act on their convictions like Palin.
Please allow me to share my personal testimony of the "Palin Effect." With Sarah Palin as the keynote speaker, Tea Party Express launched one of its tours in Searchlight, NV, a small Dust Bowl town. Twenty-five thousand people showed up -- RVs parked everywhere, because many had arrived days early to stake out their spot.
From inside our Tea Party Express tour bus, as we approached the site, I saw seniors parked a mile away, making their way to the event using walkers. It gave me goosebumps. Obviously, this woman, Sarah Palin, represented the America they loved and feared was slipping away.
Despite all of the scandals, lies, outrageous government overreaches, and abuses of our civil liberties under this administration, Obama still gets a pass in the minds of far too many ill-informed Americans. Decades of dumbing down students have produced exactly what the left wants: sheep totally dependent on government, clueless regarding U.S. history and the cost and value of freedom.
So Obama can ignore the Constitution and do whatever he pleases as long as the food stamps, disability checks, welfare checks, and free phones keep coming. Under Obama, an unprecedented half of the country are eating, talking on their phones, and driving without working for it -- a Democratic party dream come true.
I asked friends at dinner, "How did Ronald Reagan win in a landslide touting Conservatism? Jerry Falwell and his Moral Majority was said to have figured in the mix. Americans, for the most part, are a moral and just people. I believe that Reagan touting values which spoke to the hearts and minds of decent people is what inspired Americans to be all they could be."
I was a 20-something black kid from the East Baltimore projects back then. I knew nothing about politics. All I knew was that every time I heard President Reagan speak, I felt good about my country and myself. Reagan made me feel I could achieve and contribute to this wonderful country, in which I was blessed to be born, called America.
Where are the voices inspiring folks to love and contribute to the greatness of their country? I know, I know. Such talk sounds corny and naïve today. In Obama's America, signing up for government assistance and approving of government confiscating the earnings of high achievers for redistribution is the new definition of compassion and patriotism.
Even being proud of our country is considered a bad thing under Obama. When outside the U.S., Obama continuously apologizes for who we are -- furthering the narrative that the world has too little because we have too much. Amazingly, Reagan saw this mindset coming and warned us.
We need a hero, folks -- someone willing to stand up for America, boldly waving our flag and touting the virtues of hard work, self-reliance, family, God, and country. I believe that Sarah Palin can pull it off.
Reading my own words sound a bit corny even to me. Folks, have we become so cynical, so tainted that asking Americans to strive for goodness and righteousness rather than becoming permanent government welfare recipients is an outdated, impossible dream of the past?
Sarah Palin, please come back. Run for office. We long to cheer you on as our gladiator in the arena.