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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 18 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

"...Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin shared her thoughts on the Newtown school shooting Monday night, saying people should ignore politicians...".

Mitch McConnell filibusters himself.

Consumate Politician Sarah Palin tells people to ignore Sarah Palin.


LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

I think "Momma Grizzly" - a political and media elitist in her own right -
needs to whip her own house in order before telling the rest of us how to live.

Colorado Springs, CO

I would venture a guess that most of those kids (as much as they can at that age) and their parents had faith in God, and look where it got them!

Bluffdale, UT

in a state that makes many of the weapons on the market it is sad that Sara said anything.
bless all that got murdered. the gun lobby hates when the open gun laws make them look bad. too much of anything is bad and multi- round weapons are for killing not protecting. 30 round magazines are not needed to protect your house. and 50 cal rifles are not needed for anything other than to kill people.

non believer

So Sarah is asking people to put Faith in God. Yet she regualarly goes on TV and spreads half truths about the opposing party! Sorry Sarah, but half truths are still Lies and I view you as a hypocrite and could not care what you have to say or offer!

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Palin views on "media elites" as she calls them are well known. But I'll put more trust in those media elites than in an empty-headed know-it-all who didn't even have the integrity to finish her term in office.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Last I knew, Palin was taking in a pretty hefty paycheck from Fox News. Doesn't that fit the definition of "media elite"? Or is it only the OTHER side that can get called "elite". All I know is that the term always refers to someone we are supposed to hate.

Hamilton, IL

wow, such nice people commenting!

the truth
Holladay, UT


The Right to Bear Arms was not guaranteed for personal protection. IT was guaranteed so the people would be able to fight against a tyrannical government if the need ever arose.

Personal protection was a given.

The right to bear arms is the final check and balance against government.

The whole constitution was design foremost to limit the power of government.

The founding fathers seriously feared any branch or part of government gaining too much power. Power corrupts.

Sarah Palin is right.

Putting your faith in politicians or government to solve our problems is foolish.

Bad people and crazy people will not follow laws no matter how many you create, government can not solve the problem,

It is the lack of teaching and learning morals and values, the inability to recognize right and wrong, the failure to define and understand good and evil,

that is root cause of all our societal ills.

With right the to bears arms a part of our society, the need for gun education and the teaching of respect for arms is paramount.

Childish personal attacks against Palin and the right does not change these facts.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

the truth,

"....Sarah Palin is right.

Putting your faith in politicians or government to solve our problems is foolish...."

That's essentially saying that the American Revolutionary War was fought in vain. I'm not that cynical. I share the view of Abraham Lincoln who described our Government as a "government of the people, by the people, and for the people."

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

Looking back over the last 4-5 years, I’m trying to recall any utterance by Sarah Palin that was intelligent, insightful, poignant or statesmanlike… still thinking. I wonder if history will look back on 2008 as the Palinization of politics were the goal seemed to be to combine minimal intelligence with maximum self esteem (if there is a better example of why our obsessive promotion of self esteem might not be a good thing, I can’t think of it) and sell it to the electorate as anti-elitism. Of course completely ignoring (which is easy since irony is often lost on these folks) the fact that their perennial heroes, the Founders, were some of the most elite intellectuals this country has ever produced.

Bill in Nebraska
Maryville, MO

That is right a Government of the People, By the People and For the People. This doesn't mean we turn everything over to the government to run our lives. That is what Socialism and Communism does. It runs your life. It tells who to worship. How much money is yours and how much belongs to the state. It governs every aspect of your life.

A government of the people determines where and how our money is spent, not the government or those sitting in a nice cosy chair says it goes. A country by the people determines who governs and who doesn't and for the people that if we don't like what is going on we can change it by elections.

The problem here is that we have shifted to a socialist government with a socialist at its head. Too many people can careless what the constitution is. It is the law of the land which allows each and every person the right to own and bear weapons. More for the protection of their country and their own possessions. Until we decide that our government is too intrusive we are subject to more and more trajedies.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

@Bill in Nebraska – “A country by the people determines who governs and who doesn't and for the people that if we don't like what is going on we can change it by elections.”

Are you sure you actually believe this? Because based on everything else you wrote (which all sounds more like a fictional world in an Ayn Rand novel), it appears you really don’t like living in a democracy (of, by and for the people). Or do you just like it when the elections go your way?

the truth
Holladay, UT

@Craig Clark

The revolutionary war was fought to win freedom from a king, that man may enjoy those unalienable rights from God,

and not have man control our God given rights.

That is why later they founded a government was only granted limited powers from the people.

That was severely checked and balanced, because of the fear of unchecked power in hands of of one person, or elite group, or branch of government.

With the ultimate check and balance in the hands of the people.

It is the people that need to help each other, through their own choice and devices and NOT the government

The first hundred years the people relied on God and each other.

It is only the last hundred years that progressives have demanded and created a massive central government, a dependent people, and compels contribution and behavior on the backs of the people,

and turned government into BIG monolith that no longer answers to the people. but dictates to the people and the states.

That is not God fearing republic that the founders created.

Bill in Nebraska
Maryville, MO

Tyler D: First off this is not a true democracy. It is a republic. And yes I do believe it is my right to voice an opinion just as it is your right to disagree. It is also my right to get rid of legislatures I don't agree with through elections. Whether others agree with me really isn't any of my business. Yes, it is nice but I don't like Mr. Obama and I didn't vote for him. I feel he is a disgrace to the office of the President. That is my opinion. Like it or not. I don't trust most politicians as they are nothing more than lawyers the most part and most lawyers are nothing but crooks, IMO. That is my right. I earned that right as an American citizen. I earned that right by defending it. You may respect Mr. Obama but I don't. Again my opinion. If you want to take that right from me I would fight till the death to defend every ounce of the Constitution of the United States. I have defended it for 20 years and continue to today.

Now off of your soap box.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

Bill in Nebraska

I would never want to deny your rights and in fact would gladly fight alongside you to defend them (even if we argued in the foxhole after the bullets stopped flying).

Yes it’s a republic but that only means we elect officials do to things we don’t have the time (or desire) to do ourselves. All republics are inherently democratic.

I assume you posted your public comment because you wanted to stand on a soapbox as much as any of us. Nothing wrong with that, but don’t suggest I’m up there alone.

My main point was just to say that I think your views on the country (certainly the current administration) are somewhat distorted. We are a far cry from a socialist government – if anything we are a mostly capitalist, pro-corporation, hybrid.

My other point is simply to say the election’s over, lighten up… go have some fun. And who knows, in four years you might be happy and I’ll be disappointed.

PS – thank you for your service and protecting all our rights - mean that sincerely.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I am waiting for the time when the media just ignores this woman.

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