The ability to see Russia from your house focuses the mind and gives you insight that just isn't available to those living inside Washington's Beltway, New York's Upper West Side or snuggled up against our west coast. And since Sarah Palin so clearly sees Russia from her house she shares her solid insights with the new incoming Republican members of Congress. Freshmen Democrats, indeed experienced Congressional members should also heed her advice. Some excerpts:
[R]emember that present and future generations of "We the People" are counting on you to stand by that oath. Never forget the people who sent you to Washington. Never forget the trust they placed in you to do the right thing.
Republicans campaigned on a promise to rein in out-of-control government spending and to repeal and replace the massive, burdensome, and unwanted health care law President Obama and the Democrat Congress passed earlier this year in defiance of the will of the majority of the American people. These are promises that you must keep. Obamacare is a job-killer, a regulatory nightmare, and an enormous unfunded mandate. The American people don't want it and we can't afford it.
You've also got to be deadly serious about cutting the deficit. Despite what some would like us to believe, tax cuts didn't get us into the mess we're in. Government spending did.
On foreign policy and national security, I urge you to stick to our principles: strong defense, free trade, nurturing allies, and steadfast opposition to America's enemies. We are the most powerful country on earth and the world is better off because of it. Our president does not seem to understand this. If we withdraw from the world, the world will become a much more dangerous place.
You can stand against misguided proposals to try dangerous, evil terrorists in the US; precipitously close the Guantanamo prison; and a return to the failed policies of the past in treating the war on terror as a law enforcement problem.
Hopefully Congress will take her advice.