I don’t want Sarah Palin to be the next President of the United States even though I am a Palin supporter. Let me explain my reasons why. I have to admit, I was definitely in the “Palin for President” camp. I wanted Governor Palin to run for the Republican nomination, win the GOP nomination, win the Presidential Election in November 2012, and start the restoration of America. Reality hit last October when she announced she would not seek the nomination and like a majority of other Palin supporters I was very disappointed.
I just did not see any hope that we would have a candidate run for president that would help lead our nation back to its Judeo-Christian roots and back to our Constitutional foundation. I have spent the last ten months wondering who I would support in the presidential election and who would I vote for.
Yesterday, on a trip to Phoenix, Arizona, I started reading Globequake a book by Wallace Henley that my wife received to review. An excellent book, Wallace has his finger on the pulse of true Christianity and what is happening in the geo-political scene. As someone fascinated with these topics, I was thoroughly enjoying the book. When I got to Chapter Five, The Kingdom and the Spheres, I was struck by one paragraph and it suddenly brought to light the reasoning behind Governor Palin’s decision to not seek the presidency. I now know what Hank Williams meant when he penned the song “I Saw the Light”.
The paragraph reads as follows:
Revolution Aims At The Top, But Transformation Is Bottom Up
Jesus offended and disappointed some who initially got excited about His message and ministry. They hoped He would ignite a revolutionary force heading straight for the Roman governor’s palace to topple Rome’s dominance of their nation. Instead, Jesus assembled a mishmash of bottom feeders. He seemed disinterested in the people at the top, but He spent much of His time with needy crowds in villages and in the countryside. Jesus critics were after mere revolution, but His passion was transformation. Revolutions replace regimes, but transformations change the people who can topple the powers at the top.
Now humor me and re-read the paragraph substituting Sarah Palin’s name for Jesus’. Before anyone gets their feathers ruffled, I am not equating the former Alaska Governor with Jesus. I do not see her as a savior of our nation but as a follower of Jesus Christ I believe she is emulating His example of leadership.
Revolution Aims At The Top, But Transformation Is Bottom Up
Sarah Palin offended and disappointed some who initially got excited about her message and ministry. They hoped she would ignite a revolutionary force heading straight for the Washington D.C. to topple both the Democratic and Republican establishment’s dominance of their nation. Instead, Governor Palin assembled a mishmash of bottom feeders. She seemed disinterested in the people at the top, but she spent much of her time with Tea Party crowds in villages and in the countryside. Palin’s supporters were after mere revolution, but her passion was transformation. Revolutions replace regimes, but transformations change the people who can topple the powers at the top.
I now understand what Governor Palin is about, and now I don’t want her to run for president. Don’t get me wrong, I have the utmost respect for her and her family, but I see how Sarah is now changing the American political landscape for the good. Last weekend, Sarah Palin went to Texas and supported Ted Cruz for Senate from Texas. He has won the Republican nomination for Senate. Governor Palin has also supported Orrin Hatch’s re-election in Utah and Deb Fischer’s run in Nebraska. All have won their primaries. In the past she has supported people like Governor Rick Perry and his successful re-election effort in Texas and Kentucky Congressman Rand Paul’s victorious bid for Congress in 2010. I know that her support alone has not won those elections, but I see her role in American politics as being a critical influencer and supporter of politicians who espouse what she stands for.
She has ignited a movement that is a blend of Tea Party people, some volunteers from Organize4Palin and Conservatives4Palin and those now involved with the powerful group American Grizzlies United (AGU). She has inspired thousands, if not millions of us to go out and support Christian-Conservative people to run for offices at all levels of government. She has inspired many of us to pick up a pen, or keyboard and start writing. People have gotten involved in writing pieces for sites like Prayers4America or writing articles for sites like Essex and Orange 1773. There are hosts of other websites, blogs, news sites, etc. that have people excited about transforming the politicians that manage our nation for us in order to achieve the ultimate goal of restoring America.
I think this whole movement has gotten us going in the right direction. From Governor Huckabee and Governor Palin’s support of Chick-Fil-A, which has just exploded with support, to Kirk Cameron’s documentary Monumental,I believe that God has answered our prayers and again fulfilled this verse; “ if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”( 2 Chronicles 7:14, New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Yes, we have a long way to go. Yes, there is a lot of work to do. Yes, there will be opposition. But, if we remain strong in our faith, I believe the “Grace Effect” will come upon our Nation. With hard work we will restore this nation back to the American Exceptionalism that drove our founding fathers to revolt against the tyranny of a ruthless King.
Governor Palin continues this type of work and support for people and causes across this nation, but she can’t do it without us; the grassroots movement at work across this nation. I challenge each and every one of us to get involved. Get involved in local politics. Support good conservative candidates in your districts, states, and on the national level. Pastors need to get the intestinal fortitude that the Black Robe Regiment had in the 1700’s to teach, equip and prepare America’s congregations to partake in this transformation.
Most importantly; it is critical for us to start with our families. Men need be the spiritual leader of their homes. If you don’t know how to do it, watch Courageous and get the companion book written by Kendrick/Alcorn (The Resolution For Men) and start there. We can restore this nation after we transform it, but we must prepare the next generations to take this nation and run with it when we pass on the legacy that is America to our children and their children. It is what our founding fathers did and we are expected to do the same. Strong families will make strong churches and strong communities and then we know that we will have a strong government again; the type of government that our founding fathers envisioned when they signed the Declaration of Independence.