Last night, Sarah Palin told Greta Van Susteren this:
Still contemplating whether I should jump in there or not, but in the meantime, very determined to help get this country back on the right track. Remember, Greta, you don't need a title to make a difference. You don't need to hold an office to make a difference. I think I am proof of that, as are millions of other Americans. And looking forward to this event, where I can help explain to other Americans how we can all be a part of the solution by empowering individuals, empowering one another and not waiting for government to do it for us.I guess no one needs a title. So we might as well just leave it up to the politicians who get in power to decide the environment that we have to live in then, huh? Elected officials have titles. Someone needs a title in order to stop the government from crushing us.
Here's what Sarah Palin told Greta when asked what we should do about the current economic conditions in America:
VAN SUSTEREN: How can we help him be -- I mean, how can we help matters now? I mean, 2012 -- I mean, like -- and whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, I don't know what's going to happen come 2012. But in the meantime, people really are without jobs. And we all really -- I mean, and even if you're a Republican, you got to -- you know, if you're -- you're a good, decent citizen, you got to want President Obama in some ways to really succeed so that people can go back to work and have all the opportunity. You know, so even as an opponent in another political party, what can you do to help him?I understand we have to pull ourselves up by our boot straps and develop our own work ethic. I can do that. Many Americans are doing that. But, what are we getting for it? Roadblocks.
PALIN: You know, that is a great question, what we can all do to help our country right now. One thing we cannot do is put our faith in an individual, a politician or even really a political party or government policies because -- I talked about this in my gubernatorial inaugural address a few years ago. I said government cannot make you happy, healthy, wealthy or wise.
We have to reach within ourselves and find within us the spirit, the ingenuity, the work ethic, those things that Americans back in pioneering days built and resulted in the greatest, most prosperous, most exceptional country on earth. We have to look within ourselves, do what we can to create our own jobs. Don't wait for government to create jobs for us. They're just going to mess it up, that bureaucratic morass that we find in Washington, D.C.
Let's get out there and let's -- let's hire people. Let's save for the future. We have to make sure that we're taking care of our families and our small businesses and being prudent and planning ahead. But let's get out there and be bold with our own initiatives and not wait for that elite bubble in Washington, D.C., those folks who are within that bubble to tell us how it's going to be and how the economy can be planned for us.
They just keep messing it up, Greta. And we're going to have to do that within ourselves and in our own families, in our own small communities and in our own states and kind of ignore the chaos and the turbulence that's coming out of Washington, D.C., and pull ourselves up from the bootstraps, just like Americans used to do.
Ignore the problems in Washington. Let's take care of it ourselves. And then let's hope that soon we do have elected officials who will come in and get government out of the way so that the private sector can do what it does best and stimulate the economy.
I don't care how self reliant we are. There is no getting away from an IRS that can audit you at any moment. There's no getting away from attorneys who want to file frivolous lawsuits against you. There is no getting away from companies who want to lay you off because they simply don't have the money to pay you. There's no way to get a business off the ground when the target market is more interested in saving their homes or figuring out how to eat than they are in buying your product or service because the capital markets have been destroyed by Draconian banking regulations and a Federal Reserve that operates above the will of the people.
Being self reliant is easier when you're not being strafed all the time or impeded by cogs in the wheels of government. This is not about asking the government for something. It's about asking them to stop.
If we can't get someone like Sarah Palin in there to get this government under control, then we really will have to be self reliant. It will be called survival mode. I see so many people around me losing their jobs and their homes because our government can't control itself or run itself properly. So if all of us people without titles don't run, including Palin, what do we do?
Do we pick up guns and tents and go out to the wilderness and live off the land? Our country is shot. It's on its way out. If someone doesn't get in there and stop them from putting the boots on our necks, at what point does self reliance become defiance of the government? At what point are we given the cold choice between being dependant on the government or rebelling against it in order to survive?
If Sarah Palin doesn't run, and if she thinks she doesn't need a title, then what do we do when there is no more America left to fight for?
If she runs, she will GREATLY energize her supporters. If she doesn't run, she will severely disappoint them.
Don't mistake this post for dissension in the ranks. I'm here and I'm ready whenever she is.
Governor Palin, mind if we ask you to help us out with something?