The future of this nation is on the line in November, and I don't believe our destiny depends on whether Washington politicians demonstrate collegiality. Isn't it more important that they stand on principle?
We can only hope that more Republican politicians will follow Sarah Palin's valiant lead in defending the traditional values and principles shared by the less than vociferous center-right majority in this nation.
They must quit knuckling under to the opportunistic demonization of achievement, profit and free-market forces. They must resist the patronizing pandering to "the middle class." They must oppose environmental Stalinists, who will destroy our way of life and our economy based on false, sensationalized and disputed science and who demonize anyone who challenges their orthodoxy. They must call down those who insist on pooh-poohing the terrorist threat and downplaying the essential moral distinction between the forces of good and evil in the world. They must protect our borders despite the dishonest charges of racism and nativism. They must protect our Constitution from activist judges.
Now is not the time for conservative politicians to go wobbly, even if some conservative commentators are. It is the time to fight back -- to challenge the fundamental assumptions of liberalism and to underscore the threat it represents to this country.
So keep it up, Sarah, and maybe others will follow your courageous example.