Love This NewsBusters Interview with Mom

Loved This was a great interview with NewsBusters about Mom’s new book:

The topics for discussion were her new book “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas,” Martin Bashir, Santa Claus, and Charlie Brown.

NEWSBUSTERS: Tell us what you were trying to achieve with your new book “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas.”

SARAH PALIN: Honestly, it’s easy to lose track of the true meaning of Christmas. Beyond the “Jesus is the reason” type slogans, there are deep truths that should permeate our lives the entire year – good tidings of great joy we all need to hear, especially in times like this.

NEWSBUSTERS: Early in the book you wrote, “An angry atheist with a lawyer is one of the most powerful persons in America.” Please explain.

PALIN: This takes a little explaining about how our rights are normally protected, about why and who can sue a city, county or school. I go into this deeply in the book, but here’s the bird’s eye view.

Normally, a person can’t sue a public entity for a violation of constitutional rights unless he or she has a concrete injury. In other words, someone would have to show how the action of the public institution harmed his legally protected interests. For example, if you’re told not to speak, your right to free speech is violated. If you’re prohibited from holding a Bible study, your right to free exercise of religion has been compromised. In these examples, the power of the state is forcing you into silence or subjection.

But there’s a double standard at work. If someone is offended by a religious expression or speech in a public setting, then courts have allowed that offended person to sue — even if they weren’t censored, made to pray, or coerced into compliance with a different belief system, and even when they have a right to speak out and try to change public policy. Not only can people sue over hurt feelings, many times they’ve won.

This means people can silence their fellow citizens for no other reason than the fact that they were offended. This should stop.

Read it all here.

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  • Alberta Brett

    Your mom is my HERO!!!

  • Richard Smit

    Sarah Palin is the greatest person ever!!!

  • Sue Lynn

    I have 2 copies of the book and one audio version. Your mom signed both book and audio at the Grand Rapids book tour in November and it was wonderful meeting her and your dad they are so awesome. The book is so well written and it draws you in and will help everyday folks battles what is going on. I got one book from SarahPAC after a donation…I trust her with my money because she can be trusted. Sarah Palin Leads will the GOP seeks cover and consultants.

    • Ave Ashley Victoria E

      And Liberal’s and Democratic’s Don’t – What a idiot perception ..

      Take your Progressive and Liberal shit somewhere else …

      Cash – you have an issue with people making Cash, Money to support themselves, what about every
      Democratic and Liberal, it’s okay for them to make money, sell their books, and get rich, Right !!! ;(

      But it isn’t okay for Republican’s, Conservatives, Christians, Tea Party, NRA, Libertarians etc to make money, because you merely dislike them … Right, so fuck off …

      How dumb can you get … Hypocrisy Much !!

      Liberal and Democratic’s, lie, steal, cheat, and are
      Not Wholesome in away … just as much as those Sin are alive an well in your party they exist in mine too, but the problem is my party throughout History, doesn’t add up to the Sin’s as the Democratic and Liberal Party has committed …

      • Ave Ashley Victoria E

        I thought you knew that Christian sin also, I don’t ever claim my perfection, I am far from it, Yes Christian do say bad words, didn’t anyone ever tell you that ? lol

        I’m not nasty, just angry and expressing it …
        I don’t pretend I’m perfect, I’m Christian, I still sin and make mistakes just as anyone else, the difference is I make an effort to change it ..

        Although that change is between me and My God, I have nothing to prove to you, you are merely a stranger and another Human being that I could care less about …

        You are just as flawed as me, you have no room to point finger’s or attack …

        • Jerry Lee

          “I’m not nasty, just angry and expressing it … ”
          You express your anger in a rude, nasty way. Your message is lost with the rudeness.

      • Jerry Lee

        Ave said: “Take your Progressive and Liberal shit somewhere else …”

        Ave- why can’t you be as accepting and tolerant towards those you disagree with as you want them to be with Sarah Palin?

  • Ave Ashley Victoria E

    Finally someone intelligent about the laws, and understanding about Freedom, for those that are offended against The Christian Faith; and no other Religion, and try to make it impossible for my people to express what is “A” “Right” as a Free American, You are an Offense to ME, my Freedoms are stolen because of those like you because you dislike what I and fellow Christians stand for, which is the complete opposite of the Media and Secular’s World interpretations and Slandering and Categorizing based on mere lies and just plan misunderstanding …

    Alot of people prefer making me an issue merely because I believe differently, and because I believe differently I have the Power to change a world’s perception, this is what I noticed in those who “Hate” and “Fear” me …

    Otherwise their is no reasonable or other explanation to justify the death and lack of “Tolerance” in and outside of America towards Christians ..

    I”m obviously a “threat” when my voice is silenced ….

    • Ave Ashley Victoria E

      Your Christian lol .. Right, so do you like your people being silenced and killed or threatened in and outside of America ..

      I don’t think you understand your freedom’s, if someone’s shutting you up because you merely are expressing your Faith, is NOT Constitutional, and actually I am well versed in Laws, I come from a political family, I’m a gun owner, lol, I study the Constitution …

      And I’m fairly reading up on laws on a regular basis, considering I have to …

      Do You ??

      I haven’t read her book, and badly written is your personal interpretation, I know what she values and what see stand for, based on what “I’ve Seen”, therefore I support her …

      You obviously know nothing about your Freedom, defending your Faith is an on going process, being that I’m well knowledgeable in that… Defending or protecting your Faith and Freedom’s, is a Political and Social practice, hopefully you understand this …

  • Pam Rios

    AFlakyGirl, perfect name for you. You are the one who sounds critical and bitter!

    • Ave Ashley Victoria E

      LoL – Truth …

    • minus47

      I was just in HI for 3 months and now back in AK. Lovely place and would love to spend full time in my house there but have to do some work up here in AK every few months.

    • colorado_df

      Ahhh, Hawaii. Best vacation I ever had!! See!! Common ground! It can happen! :-)

  • Ave Ashley Victoria E

    Probably because everyone hate’s the fact she Christian and Conservative and well Constitutionally Right, and when were silenced, are Freedom’s are stolen, this would make anyone angry, but then again that may be your interpretation… (sense I haven’t read the Book)

    I highly doubt she’s an angry and bitter person unless she’s being wrongly attacked, and ooh wait she is … no wonder, duh .. !!

    I think I also would end up holding a grudge if others tried to “Unconstitutionally” and “Illegally” silence me and twist the truth … no matter the topic …

    Finger pointing – if someone’s to blame, it isn’t finger pointing, it’s calling someone out ..

    Getting even,… you fuck with me and my Freedoms, their is Hell to Pay … Getting even – meaning fighting back, depending …

    Liberal Closed -Minded Idiot is what you are …

    To blind to see …

    • Ave Ashley Victoria E

      Again a Liberal *Bitch* attacking my usage of Cuss words, FYI- Tea Party Acronym stand’s for:

      Taxed Enough Already Party- apparently your to stupid to know that Tea Party represents the Boston Tea Party that took place “along time ago” ..

      Not to mention it “Support’s Lower Taxes”, “Gun’s” and other things that represent are Constitutional rights … and Conservatism ..

      You Liberal’s have no argument against me if you use anything but facts to defend your position’s, you have none ..

      Attacking my anger and usage of cuss words will not get you far, you only have the ability to point out my flaws and nothing more intelligent to say .. “bye” :)

      • Tim

        I’m late to this game, but wow, you’re a piece of work. First thing, you’re using the apostrophe in a way that would make any rational person want to rip their hair out. Now, as for the Tea Party, it’s basically a conglomerate of conservative dogma. It brings together the NRA crowd for guns, corporate interests for lower taxes (on corporate interests, like they give half a shit about you), and people who’ve never read the Constitution as authorities on Constitutional rights and powers. As for your anger and cursing, well, the churchy side of things doesn’t really take a shine to that, but I don’t imagine you talk like this in front of your pastor, you keep up that veil of piousness and then the real you comes out on the internet. I mean, church tells you to be Christlike, but where’s the fun in that, right?

        • Ave Ashley Victoria E

          I’m 21 and a Gun owner, their is no way in Hell I won’t stop supporting the NRA, or My 2nd Amendment Right’s to protect myself from my Government or another Individual(s)

          I talk like this to everyone, (with or without curse words, like I care) of course I think you would also be on your best behavior around a Pastor, most do, I don’t really talk to my Pastor considering I’m not Catholic, lol … Nor do I, unless I need to …

          I also presently don’t belong to a Church right now for personal reasons that don’t concern you, some how you like putting your nose where is doesn’t belong…

          And you obviously aren’t Christlike, I wouldn’t be talking either if I were you… I have nothing to hide .. Sorry ..

        • Ave Ashley Victoria E

          I’m 21 and a Gun owner, their is no way in Hell I won’t stop supporting the NRA, or My 2nd Amendment Right’s to protect myself from my Government or another Individual(s)

          I talk like this to everyone, (with or without curse words, like I care) of course I think you would also be on your best behavior around a Pastor, most do, I don’t really talk to my Pastor considering I’m not Catholic, lol … Nor do I, unless I need to …

          I also presently don’t belong to a Church right now for personal reasons that don’t concern you, some how you like putting your nose where is doesn’t belong…

          And you obviously aren’t Christlike, I wouldn’t be talking either if I were you… I have nothing to hide .. Sorry ..

    • Ave Ashley Victoria E

      Do you not see my Picture – I’m a FEMALE !!!

      Ave: (pronounced A-vay) … duh !

      Right, I cussed a few times and that some how make the rest of what I see passively unimportant, yeah and your real intelligent and wholesome aren’t you, Miss. Perfect .. lol

      • Ave Ashley Victoria E

        ahahah, no actually I’m Ashley, from Pontiac Michigan, born in a single parent home, abuse victim and sexual assault survivor, not a Virgin and proud to admit my failures … I have a long testimony, you want me to keep going, or will you shut up ! :)

        • Jerry Lee

          Maybe she is, Guest too, there’s no way to prove otherwise.

      • Jerry Lee

        Ave- Your cursing and insults make it impossible to take your comments seriously. It’s as if you’re here for a fight, not a rational discussion. Your invective and constant misspellings don’t make you look intelligent, either.

    • Jerry Lee

      Ave- How was Sarah Palin being “Unconstitutionally” and “Illegally” silenced?

      • Ave Ashley Victoria E

        The lack of Tolerance for her Public Expression and Support of Christianity and Conservatism, it’s always mocked, twisted and insulted … by those that have no respect for another’s opinion’s that don’t follow in line with Liberal and Democratic ideology ….

        • Jerry Lee

          How is that unconstitutional or illegal?

          • Ave Ashley Victoria E

            Do you understand the meaning and difference between “tolerance” and “acceptance” ….

            Liberal’s and Democratic’s want “me” to “accept” everything they stand for verses “tolerance”, do you think that’s fair, when I don’t receive that in return, and I’m asked and even demanded to give it …

            Infringing on a Faith or Religion is Unconstitutional –
            Go look up the Constitution …
            I’m not going to hold your hand, I’m sure your Capable …

            Infringing on one’s Free Will to Publicly and Socially express one’s Faith, whether through protesting, preaching, singing, politically declaring and exercising one ability to do any of the Following is Not against the Law… Nor should it be

            No one has respect for Christian’s professing their faith in Christ in Hollywood or in “Political Position’s”.

            Don’t ever tell me that it’s “okay, and morally right” ..

          • Jerry Lee

            Ave, you specifically stated that Sarah Palin was being “Unconstitutionally” and “Illegally” silenced. Your statement had NOTHING to do with “tolerance” and “acceptance”. You’re the one who claims to read the Constitution and “study laws”, but you can’t back up your statement. NO ONE is “infringing” on her faith, religion, or freedom of speech, and you know it. If you’re not getting the “tolerance” you want, maybe it’s because of your angry, profane manner. If you behave the same way in person as you do online, as you claimed, it’s no wonder you’re having problems relating to people.

  • Michael Cummings

    Yes please thank mom for standing up for those without a way to defend themself from an islamic terrorist president and his islamic crip friends (and okra)

    • Jerry Lee

      I didn’t know that Joe Biden was an Islamic Crip, that’s a shocker!
      And what’s wrong with okra? The fried okra with stewed tomatoes at Threadgill’s is outstanding!

      • Jerry Lee

        I am, Fds, I’m surprised that he doesn’t like okra. It’s a tasty treat when prepared properly.

  • David

    Bristol, obviously these Liberal Trolls are never going to change their Stupid Minds about the Palin Family … so … just ignore them.
    Bristol, I hope you and your Family have a “Happy New Year”.

    • Bhgt

      She likely never even reads this blog or the comments David.

      • minus47

        If she doesn’t post her own content it’s unlikely that she does actually read it, and that is assuming that she can actually read.

  • http://yahoo.com john norton
    • minus47

      “She’s a grand old Hag with two low flying flags”

    • SecludedCompound

      Johnny Cash was a liberal, you schmuck. You can have Ted Nugent and Pat Boone. We get the talent, you get the stupidity.

  • Kristy Patullo

    Good interview with NewsBusters. God bless Sarah Palin. A Godly woman.

  • Jerry Lee

    I’m surprised to see that, AFlakyGirl, you actually read the book and politely told them why you didn’t like it. Your comments were much more polite than Ave’s, who seems to be a very angry person who comes here to vent her frustrations, instead of having rational discussions.

    • Ave Ashley Victoria E

      LoL, you should read all the comment’s replied back to my original post’s before “judging” my frustration with anger and mockery, Christian’s and Conservatives get tired of attack’s and mockery from other’s, like the ridiculous and constant changing of topic’s, like Grammatical errors, the only tool in your defense …

      • Jerry Lee

        Ave you should read your angry responses to comments that weren’t directed towards you. Someone who types one sentence of insults and makes five mistakes deserves to be ridiculed.

  • Jerry Lee

    It looks like Fds was censored too.

    • Returnoffds

      Yes, I was. I mentioned she who shall not be named!!!!

  • Returnoffds

    “Buy my book!!! I wrote this one for Sarah. And Bristol’s! And I write this blog! So if you like all this, you like the book. Buy my book!”

    Too funny. It’s all just marketing and moneymsking

  • GOPPUNK89

    True Conservative, your ignorance is disgusting. Helping Jesus? No! The Palin’s are trying to help this nation know Jesus, the true meaning of Christmas and our savior! Shame on YOU for your slander! Please tell me what is “conservative” about your attitude?

    • Ave Ashley Victoria E

      Totally agree with you GOPPUNK89 … Good Statement

    • SecludedCompound

      What? The Plains are flogging the stupid things you yokels believe in to try to make a buck on the way off of the stage. How can you guys be this gullible?

  • minus47

    Gee, I had no idea that Mrs. Palin was your mother!

  • L R

    Just finished reading Sarah’s latest book. Loved it…love all her books! Thanks Bristol, for being a supportive daughter and a wonderful single mom. Millions of people love The Palin Family and what you’all stand for. Please tell your mother that I look forward to her next book. Please keep writing your Bristol Blog despite the ugly trolls spewing hate and ugliness. (trolls commencing down arrows and ugly comments in 3…2…1…

    • Jerry Lee

      Here’s another review of Sarah’s book.
      “Palin’s book is neither well-written nor informative on either a political or a theological level.”
      The full review is here: http://tinyurl.com/mcg9ctx

  • colorado_df

    I would politely ask you to stop referring to conservatives as “teabaggers”. It’s offensive and doesn’t contribute to courteous debate. I ask the same of conservatives- libtard and other name calling serves no purpose but to infuriate and further divide America.

    • Ave Ashley Victoria E

      Thank you for that .. something intelligent to say,
      I would refrain from cussing and getting angry, but that’s even hard in itself when others as you say “name call” …

    • SecludedCompound

      Republicans are the worst purveyors of ad hominem. You have to understand that when they reap in kind, though it may not be fitting ot your level of discourse, it’s usually fitting to theirs.

  • colorado_df

    More importantly, where’s Sarah’s wedding ring? Is there hope for me?! Just kidding. But where’s her ring?

  • Michael Cummings

    Yeah Todd Palin is awesome and would make a great “First dude” of America!
    Jesus bless Sarah Palin 2016.

    • SecludedCompound

      I sincerely hope you guys run her so that we can win 50 states, That would be a fitting end to the disaster the Republican party has become.

  • Jerry Lee

    Here’s a review of Sarah’s book. “Her inability to use words correctly illustrates perfectly her disconnection from the world.”
    The full review is here: http://tinyurl.com/m47gqzn

  • Ghin

    Hmmmmm. Quiet here. I wonder if Naaancy’s contract to write this blog wasn’t renewed?

  • Beaverton

    Bristol, some folks are saying that the picture you posted on your Facebook page of your Mom teaching Trig yoga is not her. Can you set them straight?

    http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.ca/2014/01/im-just-going-to-leave-this-right-here.html#comment-form

    • Ghin

      It looks like ” Bristol” has left the building. Beaverton. I wouldn’t be surprised if now that Bristol is in beauty school and headed for a real job they have decided to stop funding this blog. Its purpose is gone.