New thread as the Governor wraps up the first leg of her book tour.
Thank you to all the folks in Arkansas who joined us this morning and to the staff at Sam’s Club. You guys inspire me! Looking at some articles this morning I’m reminded of exactly why I wrote this book. Schools bullied into not playing religious themed Christmas songs – even if the music is instrumental? Schools threatened by Angry Atheists Armed with Lawyers because students participated in Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse’s “Operation Christmas Child,” a beautiful program that distributes gifts for children in need. (My family has been honored to work in this worthy cause with the Grahams, including their mission’s work in Haiti).
The Scrooges are emboldened whenever we cower and back down in fear of a protracted legal fight. But I also see evidence that good people are standing up and saying, “enough is enough.” I’m confident there are more of us who stand tall than just fall for complacency and political correctness run amok at Christmas time. Come share your heart and let’s work together to honor the Reason for the Season.
Here’s a video from the Tyler, TX signing:
New and old friends gathered in Kansas tonight – including Robert and Shirley Hemenway (see them in the photo) whose son Ron worked for the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon when he was killed on September 11, 2001. Ron graduated from Wasilla High School with Todd and me, and he was a wonderful young man from a proud and selfless Alaskan family. Ron will never be forgotten. It’s remembering 9/11 that makes us appreciate sacrifices made for our freedoms, and should stiffen our spines to defend them.
Thank you to everyone who joined us, including the thoughtful Barnes & Noble staff. It’s inspiring to note in these book events, especially notable tonight in Kansas, the multiple generations of families traveling together to express their concern for America and encouragement to fight for what’s right – as so many people brought their kids and grandkids. Family patriarchs and matriarchs talked about the importance of influencing younger generations so they’d respect, honor, and protect our exceptional nation. It’s in that same spirit we seek to protect the heart of Christmas. Leaning into the strength you provide, good Americans, we will keep the faith!
Palin’s New Book: ‘Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas’ (Kindle)