In the immediate aftermath of the 2012 election, I looked desperately for the silver lining. Almost every candidate I supported was defeated, including several friends. My hard sought silver lining finally revealed itself in that I was relieved to be in a state that periodically resists the ever growing federal overreach, my newly elected freshman state representative was able to knock off an entrenched incumbent with limited government ideals, and my state sent Ted Cruz to Washington D.C. If any state in the union was likely to stand up to the federal government, and embrace the 10th Amendment, it was Texas. I spoke to despondent friends and family about the importance of local control – if local politicians choose to stand up and take control.
For much of my life, I allowed myself to be consumed by things out of my control, and because of that, I suffered for years from stress, depression and anxiety. When I finally reached a breaking point about 4 years ago, I realized that something had to change, or I simply wasn't going to make it. With God's grace and the support of a loving family, I set out on a quest to make those changes.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today posted this Status Update on Facebook:
Celebrate Presidents Serving With Pure Motives
We’re kind of consumed with rugged race competition today in our house, but the important thing to remember this morning is the significance of February 18. It should be considered an honor to celebrate Presidents’ Day, particularly with the understanding that President George Washington is at the heart of this patriotic observance. With every passing day, as we recognize the true state of our union, we can appreciate even more those, like President Washington, who have served with pure motives and a true sense of purpose, who loved this nation more than self and truly sacrificed for her future.
Take a minute today to reflect on those who came before us and laid the foundation that was to be the solid rock on which future generations were built, then be inspired to fight for the restoration of all that made America a shining light in the world! Our past demands it, our present desperately requires it, and the world’s future depends on it.
Presidents’ Day reminds us that we have been uniquely blessed by God. Be grateful for the rights He has given us, and please honor those who have given themselves for the preservation of those rights. Let us reject any attempt to fundamentally transform our nation because we want our children and their children to know the American exceptionalism we have enjoyed and to deem it worthy of protecting. Freedom isn’t free, be willing to fight for it.
Happy Presidents’ Day.
- Sarah Palin
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The 4th Arizona 100 Mile Hump to Benefit the Wounded Warrior Project begins tomorrow!! Smart Guy Jonathan Grim (husband of awesome SGP writer Maya Grim) will depart Tucson in the morning and hike 123 miles to Tempe to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Let's support Jonathan and Wounded Warriors! Please consider donating to this cause: http://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/individual-fundraising/100MileHump3/