Sarah Palin

Born: February 11, 1964

Occupation: Former Governor of Alaska

Quotes of Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin

Well, let's see. There's-of course in the great history of America there have been rulings that there's never going to be absolute consensus by every American, and there are those issues, again, like Roe...

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Sarah Palin

Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what...

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When we talk about fighting for our country, we're talking about our vote, our vote is our arms.

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I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq.

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Hope is not a strategy,

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I love those hockey moms. You know what they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is? Lipstick.

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We say keep your change, we'll keep our God, our guns, our constitution.

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Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge, and children with special needs inspire a very, very special love.

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Buck up or stay in the truck.

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I'm just one of many moms who will say an extra prayer each night for our sons and daughters going into harm's way.

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To win this war, we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern.

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I think President Obama is trying to deceive the public in pretending that he was not a part of Congress that has made some decisions in the past that got us to where we are today.

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To reduce deficit spending and our enormous debt, you reign in spending. You cut the budget. You don't take more from the private sector and grow government with it. And that's exactly what Obama has in...

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People know something has gone terribly wrong with our government and it has gotten so far off track. But people also know that there is nothing wrong in America that a good old-fashioned election can't...

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Each of us knows that we have an obligation to care for the old, the young and the sick. We stand strongest when we stand with the weakest among us.

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Folks, this government isn't too big to fail, it's too big to succeed.

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Polls? Nah... they're for strippers and cross country skiers.

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We eat, therefore we hunt.

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Candidate Obama promised to fundamentally transform America and that's one promise he has kept. Turning a shining city on a hill into a sinking ship.

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America's finest - our men and women in uniform, are a force for good throughout the world, and that is nothing to apologize for.

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I'm pro-life. I'll do all I can to see every baby is created with a future and potential. The legislature should do all it can to protect human life.

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When oil and gas prices went up dramatically and filled up the state treasury, I sent a large share of that revenue back where it belonged - directly to the people of Alaska.

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I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.

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The Republican Party would be really smart to absorb as much of the Tea Party movement as possible.

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We need leaders who will stand up for the little guy and listen once again.

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I came to office promising major ethics reform to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is a law. While I was at it, I got rid of a few things in the governor's office that I didn't...

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People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation - much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.

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America is looking for answers. She's looking for a new direction; the world is looking for a light. That light can come from America's great North Star; it can come from Alaska.

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Sarah Palin

Assange is not a 'journalist' any more than the 'editor' of al-Qaeda's new English-language magazine 'Inspire' is a 'journalist.' He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.

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I am a conservative Republican, a firm believer in free market capitalism. A free market system allows all parties to compete, which ensures the best and most competitive project emerges, and ensures a...

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The challenge is not to replace Obama but with who. It's not enough to just change up the uniform, if we don't change the team and the game plan, we won't save our country.

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They think that, if we were just smart enough, we'd be able to understand their policies. And I so want to tell 'em, and I do tell 'em, Oh, we're plenty smart, oh yeah - we know what's goin' on. And we...

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Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reason, and not just to mingle with the right people.

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Despite what the pundits want us to think, contested primaries aren't civil war, they are democracy at work, and that's beautiful.

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For a season, a gifted speaker can inspire with his words, but for a lifetime John McCain has inspired with his deeds.

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I say to the Occupy protesters - you're occupying the wrong place, you're protesting the wrong thing.

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My fellow citizens, the American Presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.

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Obama's capitalism is a capitalism of connections.

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We don't need to fundamentally transform America. We need to restore America.

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We need a foreign policy that distinguishes America's friends from her enemies, and recognizes the true threats that we face.

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We need American sources of resources, we need American energy, brought to you by American ingenuity and produced by American workers.

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We need independents, we need the GOP, we need Reagan Democrats.

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We tend to prefer candidates that don't talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.

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Our government needs to adopt a pro-market agenda that doesn't pick winners and losers, but it invites competition and it levels the playing field for everyone.

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Politics isn't just a game of clashing parties and competing interests. The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it.

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A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I'm not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.

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Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones. Common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings...

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Here's a little newsflash for those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. I'm going to Washington to serve this great country.

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In politics there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers, and then there are those like John McCain who use their careers to promote change.

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New terms used like, 'overseas contingency operation' instead of the word 'war' - that reflects a worldview that is out of touch with the enemy that we face. We can't spin our way out of this threat.

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The administration says, then, there are no downsides or upsides to treating terrorists like civilian criminal defendants, but a lot of us would beg to differ.

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The lesson of the last year is this: foreign policy can't be managed through the politics of personality, and our President would do well to take note of an observation John F. Kennedy made once he was...

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To the families of special needs children all across this country I have a message for you: for years you have sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters, and I pledge to...

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Washington has got to, across the board, lower taxes for small businesses so that our mom and pops can reinvest and hire people, so that our businesses can thrive.

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Well, I'm not a member of the permanent political establishment, and I've learned quickly these last few days that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media...

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God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that. From a speech in 2007-JUN at the Wasilla Assembly of God church. 3,4

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All of 'em, any of 'em that have been in front of me over all these years.

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I might add that in small towns, we don't quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion...

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Bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie annoy me.

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Rain is something the democrats use to sell umbrellas.

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Easter time reminds us that we have every right to believe that this hope is based on time-tested truths and a solid foundation.

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With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should 'go rogue.'

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If we were real domestic terrorists, shoot, President Obama would be wanting to pal around with us, wouldn't he?

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Within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.

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I can see November from my house.

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The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective...

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Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.

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These global warming studies [are] a bunch of snake oil science.

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RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION is a manual and a call to action for awakened patriots who are too intelligent to believe the leftist media lies and distortions... Breitbart reminds us why we must fight for our...

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I think on a national level your Department of Law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we've been charged with and automatically throw them out.

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I think a lot of people are capitalizing, perhaps exploiting, what was done via me, my family, my administration...

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Who calls a shot like that? Who makes a decision like that? It's a disturbing trend.

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Children with special needs inspire a special love.

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I really want Congress to do its job, the constitutional power that they have to halt an imperial presidency, to halt this fundamental transformation of America that is making us an unrecognizable mess...

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Pray for our military men and women who are, striving to do what is right also for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God. That is what we...

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Up here in Alaska we're sitting on billions of barrels of oil. We're sitting on hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of natural gas onshore and offshore. And it seems to be only the Republicans who understand...

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Mr. President, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.

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As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border.

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I love that smell of the emissions!

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I want to help clean up the state that is so sorry today of journalism. And I have a communications degree.

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Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan if you believe catastrophic pain caused @ Twin Towers site is too raw, too real.

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Sarah Palin

What does the vice president do?

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We have a President, perhaps for the very first time since the founding of our republic, who doesn't appear to believe that America is the greatest earthly force for good the world has ever known.

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I would have waived the Jones Act, and some unions not might not like it, not union membership, but the union leaders, too many, who are thugs.

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What the federal government should have done is accept the assistance of foreign countries, of entrepreneurial Americans who have had solution that they wanted presented ... The Dutch and the Norwegians,...

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Here's an example of how it wastes some time. To be judged on or to be talked about on appearance—say chest size—it makes me wear layers, it makes me have to waste time figuring out what am I going...

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I didn't really had a good answer, as so often -- is me. But then somebody sent me the other day, Isaiah 49:16, and you need to go home and look it up. Before you look it up, I'll tell you what it says...

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It may be tempting and more comfortable to just keep your head down, plod along, and appease those who demand: 'Sit down and shut up,' but that's the worthless, easy path; that's a quitter's way out.

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Only dead fish go with the flow.

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Let me go back to a comfortable analogy for me - sports... basketball. I use it because you're naive if you don't see the national full-court press picking away right now: A good point guard drives through...

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I'm like, OK, God, if there is an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, I'm like, don't let me miss the open door. Show me where the open door is.

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They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.

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And I think more of a concern has been not within the campaign, the mistakes that were made, not being able to react to the circumstances that those mistakes created in a real positive and professional...

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Oil and coal? Of course, it's a fungible commodity and they don't flag, you know, the molecules, where it's going and where it's not [...]. So, I believe that what Congress is going to do, also, is not...

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They [U.S. soldiers] are also building schools for the Afghan children so that there is hope and opportunity in our neighboring country of Afghanistan.

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Well, let's see. There's -- of course -- in the great history of America rulings there have been rulings.

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I told the Congress, 'Thanks, but no thanks,' on that Bridge to Nowhere.

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I'm the mayor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can't.'

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Thanksgiving is for real Americans not Indians. We founded this Christian nation. Why if it wasn’t for the God-fearing pilgrims, the natives would still be running around in loin cloths shooting at things...

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I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town.

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How do you know there’s not a door to heaven in the sky between Malaysia and Vietnam?

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You know what? I didn't mess up about Paul Revere. ... [I]n a shout-out, gotcha type of question that was asked of me, I answered candidly. And I know my American history.

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If a caribou needs to be sacrificed for the sake of energy independence, I say, 'Mr. Caribou, maybe you need to take one for the team.'

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We need to cut these things that aren't constitutionally mandated, that are kind of on the periphery, the fluffery, like NPR and National Endowment for the Arts. Those are obvious.

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We know that Obama wasn't vetted through the campaign, and now, you know, some things are coming home to roost, if you will, which is inexperience, his associations, and that ultimately harms our republic...

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To choose and be so adamant about this exact location just a block or two away from 9/11, again is that knife, it feels like.

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I want to make a toast to all at this press event who agree with Thomas Jefferson, who said that our liberty depends on the freedom of the press. So I want to lift a glass to those who defend that freedom....

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After the Russian army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of moral indecision and equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine...

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John McCain and I, and our camps, are working together to get John McCain elected.

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And Alaska - we're set up, unlike other states in the union, where it's collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs. It's to maximize...

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I may not answer the questions that either the moderator or you want to hear, but I'm going to talk straight to the American people and let them know my track record also.

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I cannot wait to go get my fried butter on a stick, and fried cheesecake on a stick and...Twinkies, especially in honor of those who would rather just be forced to eat our peas.

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There will be that zip-a-dee-doo-dah after the nominee is chosen. I guarantee there will be that enthusiasm. But to be brutally honest, with all due respect to governor Romney, who is obviously the frontrunner......

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We should create law based on the God of the Bible,

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I always remind people from outside our state that there’s plenty of room for all Alaska’s animals — right next to the mashed potatoes.

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We have trade missions back and forth. We - we do - it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States...

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I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids' public education better.

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Take a stand, America! You deserve better. Resolve to live life vibrantly by looking to family, faith, and freedom in this new year!

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If somebody's gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody else any harm, then perhaps there are other things that our cops should be looking at to engage in and try to clean up some of the other...

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Shoot, I must have lived such a doggoned sheltered life as a normal, independent American up there in the Last Frontier, schooled with only public education and a lowly state university degree, because...

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Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate.

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'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!'

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Go back to what our founders and our founding documents meant - they're quite clear - that we would create law based on the God of the bible and the Ten Commandments.

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If any vegans came over for dinner, I could whip them up a salad, then explain my philosophy on being a carnivore: If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?

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So how's that hopey changey stuff working out for ya?

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