The recent RNC Convention in Tampa, Florida was missing one of its most essential conservative ingredients to showcase the essence of the conservative 2010 Republican comeback story. That comeback was largely due to the grassroots organizing tenacity of Sarah Palin. Whatever the rationale used by the RNC or Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign strategists to keep Palin’s presence on the sidelines, it missed the point of the narrative. It was therefore incomplete.
There were remarkable women and others, who spoke at the RNC Convention, but Palin is more than a good speech, she is a foundation builder.
Imagine for a moment, if Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Patriots around this nation had listened to the radicalized left and liberal media pundits. What if they had done “what they were told” to not make noise, to not organize, to keep their passion for America’s future and potential demise to themselves? The American conservative comeback of 2010 would have been a “might have been” instead of a solid building block for reemerging American patriotism that the movement has become.
Sarah Palin not only helped develop the new political conservative narrative for America, her heart and her soul is the heart and soul of every American patriot who does not need to watch a political convention to be told and shown what is relevant to them. Rather, the conservative patriots know full well that the true conservative American Convention is a convention held in their homes and communities each and every single day.
What if America had been subjected to Democrat retention of the House in 2010? What if President Obama had been able to continue to steam roll his misguided agenda into other areas beside Obamacare’s? A House lead by Speaker Nancy Pelosi could easily have given more trillion dollar bailouts to union leaders, government entitlement handouts and granted illegal aliens first in line job training, education and full citizenship rights. States would be forbidden to arrest and maintain illegal aliens and all borders would be open and free to any illegal alien that wanted to take advantage of America’s welfare and healthcare systems.
The U.S. Constitution would have been even more abused than Obama’s has already done by failing to enforce laws passed by congress, and usurping federal laws by declaring that nearly one million illegal aliens can avoid a federal constitutionally passed law by breaking it through his executive order. Obama's rationale, “It’s the right thing to do” usurped the U.S. Constitution’ separation of powers, and made socialist edicts the new law of the land.
President George Washington’s warned against this type of governmental usurpation of the U.S. Constitution. He stated in his Farewell Address of 1796:, “But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this in one instance may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit which the use can at any time yield.”
The Tea Party take over in the House with its congressional candidates prevented a much greater devolution of the nation’s constitution. Instead it was the steady vigilance of the Tea Party Nation in states across America and Sarah Palin who worked tirelessly to insure those victorious outcomes were secured..
Most critically is the religious and moral foundation on which Palin’s pursuit of American conservative convention lies: President Washington covered this necessity in his 1796 Farewell Speech. He stated “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.”
As one can easily surmise, Palin’s embrace of this essential religious and morally principled doctrine successfully guided her in 2010 as well into historic primary wins in states like Texas with Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate.
Instead in the months leading up to the RNC Convention in Tampa, the RNC and Romney camp appeared to focus more on building an assault strategy to showcase at the convention. They danced away from any attempt to embrace or acknowledge the solid results of a Tea Party conservative revolution and Sarah Palin, a conservative leader who successfully rekindled the Washingtonian beliefs and philosophy. “Let it simply be asked, Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice?”
The rekindling of support for those time honored values are more than just a sound bite. Sarah Palin’s work is solid and there is a new conservative dynamic taking place at dinner tables across America. The conservative American Convention is televised on social media sites in the tens of millions. The patriots share news on these social networks which are unafraid, un-bought and unbent.
This new social dynamic is the home, where the renaissance of conservative principles, religious ideals and values is the foundation which is as old as the bible and as contemporary as this morning’s kitchen breakfast discussion. So, in many ways, Sarah Palin’s appearance for one week out of a presidential campaign at a national convention was not as important as keeping her attention focused on building and supporting conservative leaders across America.
As her guide, Palin has stood and continues to stand on conservative principles that count in American homes. As Washington so eloquently phrased it, “And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”
America will win against an Obama White House and administration that has abandoned moral and religious principles. America will win in all the November general elections to follow, by listening to the clarion call of an American conservative leader. Palin has traded attempting to fit into the mainstream political culture, and instead has helped create a culture that is true, that is authentically patriotic.
Sarah Palin’s heart and soul is as true as the words and leadership that America’s heroic founding father and first President offered, “The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism.” This is Sarah Palin and this is her American Convention.