Rope Line Footage
“Until we have a Commander in Chief who knows what he is doing….with everyone slaughtering each other….let Allah sort them out,” former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said at her Road to Majority address in Washington, D.C. before a packed ballroom at the J.W. Marriott. She called on those present to keep faith with grassroots activists and repeatedly thanked the audience for taking the time out of their schedules to hear her speak. Following her speech, Gov. Palin worked the rope line for nearly 30 minutes, taking time to listen, pose for photos, and autograph items.
Gov. Palin asked if there were protesters present and said they “should speak now or forever hold your piece.” She said the “re-elect Obama” bumper stickers she saw were a sign of denseness. She said Washington, D.C. has become Orwellian and that his book 1984 has come to pass.
“Officials lied….government spied. Government lied….Americans died,” Gov. Palin said. She joked about how she provides job security for the cast of Saturday Night Live and recounted how they end their fake newscasts with “really.” The government spies on all of us, but “could not find two pot-smoking Bostonians with a hotline to Chechnya. Really?” She spoke about how the IRS could not account for its own spending because it does not keep receipts, yet ordinary citizens are expected to keep theirs. “Really? … We have a hot mess in Washington, D.C.”
Gov. Palin spoke about the fight of Betsy Harrison, an ordinary citizen targeted by the IRS. Harrison had said that she is not a serf pleading for mercy, but is an American citizen exercising her freedom. Gov. Palin referenced the “long train of abuses” in the Declaration of Independence and said “that train is leaving the station again.” She said she is listening to Libertarians who have said that both parties are corrupted and power-hungry. “It doesn’t matter whose boot is on your neck – a Democrat’s or Republican’s,” she said.
The former Alaska Governor spoke about the folly of “bureaucrats investigating each other.”
“We are a freeborn people. The day we forget that is the day we lose our freedom. That is the day we stop being citizens and start being subjects.”
“I can’t thank you enough for being here today,” Gov. Palin said. She said our road to majority starts on the local level. “We will fail if we don’t keep faith with the grassroots….we need to rededicate our land to the Lord.” Gov. Palin called upon us to “try again and keep up the good fight. You are unsung heroes,” she concluded.