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Violence Not the Answer
Glenn Beck began the segment expressing his concern about economies worldwide teetering on collapse, and a group in Alaska promoting armed resistance. He indicated that faith, hope and charity are the answer, not violence and implored the group to re-consider their intentions. While introducing Gov. Palin, he described Alaska as the last place in our country where the pioneering spirit of 150 years ago still burns strong, a spirit which says, “get out of my way, but let me help you neighbor.” He asked Gov. Palin what she thought of this group. She said, “Violence is not the answer. There’s understandable there’s legitimate frustration with our government today, and I think those who assembled at that meeting in Kenai what they were saying was that there is some desperation in society and citizens are wanting to know what they can do to have their voices be heard.” Gov. Palin reiterated that violence is not the answer.
State Legislatures Exercising Tenth Amendment Rights
Glenn Beck asked Gov. Palin what she thought of legislation being passed in states like Idaho not accepting ObamaCare. “I think that Gov. Otter is spot on in using this as a tool to remind our federal government that there are limited enumerated powers held within the federal government. Butch Otter respects the Tenth Amendment to our US Constitution. Alaska and so many other states are going to follow suit too. And let’s be thankful for that. Those governors who want to lead their citizens to have their voice be heard with this ObamaCare scheme that’s coming down the pike, that’s abhorrent; it’s unacceptable and legal tools must be used,” she said.
Glenn Beck said “it’s not just health care, it’s also education. You’re not going to be able to get any private dollars for education. That is just so much control.” He went on to discuss how states, such as New York might be giving IOU’s rather than tax refunds. “That’s not going to sit well with people. We’re sitting here on a powder keg,” Beck said. Gov. Palin responded, “try to reverse there Glenn, and tell the IRS IOU later on the check’s in the mail, and see how well that works.”
Take up Arms by Voting and Supporting Contested Primaries
“This powder keg that you’re talking about, that’s exactly what the people down there in Kenai were kind of manifesting too in their frustration,” she said. Gov. Palin referenced President Eisenhower on leadership, saying, “at this time in American history, it’s the citizens who are going to have to lead our elected officials in government. Leadership is not hitting somebody over the head. It’s not taking up arms at this point. That’s not leadership, that’s assault.”
“We need to make sure that the tool that we use in ‘taking up arms if you will’ is our vote. It’s supporting contested primaries and healthy debate in our elections that are upcoming. No elected official should feel they are entitled to their seat,” Gov. Palin said. “Here in Alaska, I would like to see more contested primaries going into these midterm elections across our nation. We will see more. That needs to be … our arms – our votes and our support for contested primaries,” Gov. Palin said.
Our Voice from the Bottom Up
Glenn Beck asked Gov. Palin what she sees as the future for the TEA Party. She responded, “The TEA Parties will grow. These movements of the people, this groundswell of support for our Constitution and these limited enumerated powers of our federal government; these movements are going to grow. People cannot be discouraged and they cannot buy into what the mainstream media would want us to believe and that is ‘we need to sit down and shut up’ and that government will take care of us….More and more Americans are realizing, ‘oh this is that voice in the TEA Party, this that voice coming from the bottom up telling our elected officials and appointed officials in government what we mean when we say ‘NO!’”
“Constitutional limits to government power: that’s what we want to see plugged in,” Gov. Palin concluded.