The quote in the post title comes from a man named Tim Green (this is his Facebook page). He posted it on Sarah Palin's Facebook page this past Saturday. The actual quote is:
I WILL BE VOTING FOR YOU SARAH HANG TOUGH STUR IT UP AND TAKE NAMES YOU SUPER HOT DIVA BABY YA GO GIRL!I won't criticize the spelling; spelling has always been a hit-or-miss proposition on the Internet. Besides, Tim was extra-ecstatic over Sarah's decision to run... around the East Coast for a while, on her "One Nation" tour, in which she will get us past this "critical turning point" in our nation's history by connecting with our founders "to clearly see our way forward."
The tour will restore "all that is good and strong" about America, and is basically a field trip for Sarah Palin, one in which she'll learn to look forward by turning around to see what's happened.
Already, it has stopped in Washington, D.C., where Sarah learned that the our Founding Patriots were foresighted enough to write down the Constitution:
About which, Sarah posted:
On this tour, when I speak of "fundamentally restoring our country," that means restoring it to the ideals found in our charters of liberty. What a great morning we just had seeing the collection of these founding documents at the National Archives!
I'll give Sarah some credit and assume she does not mean restoring this language, put in by the Founders:
No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, But shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.
That's the Fugitive Slave clause, a clause helpfully included by the Founders Sarah celebrates; it wasn't removed from the Constitution until the passage of the 13th Amendment. (But it might still have been in the version Sarah viewed at the archives.)
Interestingly, there was quite a Constitutional debate last week about the "USA Patriot", or whatever the actual name of the law was; it should have been called the "Effective Repeal of the Fourth Amendment Act," but that's not as catchy.
Here is what "On The Issues" has on Sarah's stance on the Patriot Act: It says she does not agree with the proposition that "The Patriot Act Harms Civil Liberties."
Sarah Palin didn't say that, of course; On The Issues derived it from her other stances on civil liberties, such as:
"Al-Qaida terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America ... [Obama's] worried that someone won’t read them their rights?" (September 3, 2008.)
Timothy McVeigh was read his rights. So was the Unabomber.
We should acknowledge that, on Christmas day, the system did not work. This terrorist trained in Yemen with al Qaeda. His American visa was not revoked until after he tried to kill hundreds of passengers. On Christmas day, the only thing that stopped thi terrorist is blind luck and brave passengers. It was a Christmas miracle. And that is not the way that the system is supposed to work.
What followed was equally disturbing after he was captured. He was questioned for only 50 minutes. We have a choice in how to do this. The choice was only question him for 50 minutes and then read his Miranda rights. The administration says then there are no downsides or upsides to treating terrorists like civilian criminal defendants. But a lot of us would beg to differ. For example, there are questions we would have liked this foreign terrorist to answer before he lawyered up and invoked our U.S. constitutional right to remain silent.
She said that on February 6, 2010. It was about the "Christmas Day Bomber," who failed, and who is in custody, awaiting trial. Making us take off our shoes and belts to get on a plane did not, in fact, work. What did work was the criminal justice system apprehending a criminal and keeping him off the streets pending trial.
Why doesn't "On The Issues" have direct quotes from Sarah Palin on the Patriot Act?
Because she's never, to my knowledge, spoken publicly about it. Stay tuned for more discussion of what Sarah learns on her field trip, and about what she won't talk about.