No Retreat, No Surrender!

I know how we all felt when Gov. Palin made her announcement because I felt that too, in the deepest parts of my being. But I’ve had time to think and process and I believe, especially given Kevin Ainsworth’s ‘s recent editorial that this sets up for something more dramatic than any of us has ever witnessed.

Gov. Palin is a person of principle. We who support her do so because of this. She has demonstrated in the midst of the fiercest criticisms and trials to be rock-solid and immovable in her principles. She has “the stuff” we’ve longed for in the person we want to see lead our country. She has done everything and more to prove herself worthy to be the one that is truly capable of leading our country to greatness it has yet to see. But for this to happen, it has to happen beyond the norm of convention and party politics. As she said, it’s going to take a seismic event for her to run.

She’s doing what God has called her to do. She’s speaking out and her voice is resonating around the world, literally. This world is thirsty for this United States to be the shining city on a hill. It’s not that now and we see a world that is on the brink. I’m not saying the US is the answer for the world’s ills but we can provide the example that brings back stability to a world in desperate need of it.

I see very clearly our role is to be the hands and feet of that seismic shift. We can make this happen if we mobilize and see this opportunity for what it is. By Gov. Palin listening to God, we have been given this chance to do something unprecedented. It’ll make 2010 look like child’s play.

This is our moment; our time to do what is believed to be impossible. Seize this moment. Remember why we decided to support Gov. Palin in the first place and put to action what we know to be true in our hearts and souls.

She was made…we were made…for such a time as this. Let us rise and be the earthquake that rocks the foundation of the corrupt party system that has squandered our resources for their own selfish motives. We have the authority to shake this backward system to the ground to hold it to account for what it has done. We have been empowered by the Almighty to fight for what is right. It is up to us to do what needs to be done so that the America our children inherit is better than how we found it.

It’s not time to settle for the person either party puts in front of us as a candidate. “We The People” have our candidate. We choose now what happens…whether we allow them to pick for us or whether we flex our muscle, exercise our God-given rights, and decide who leads us.

I say we can do better. Gov. Palin has done her part. It’s time to do ours. It’s time to move the earth beneath our feet and lead this country out of the darkness into the light of its true destiny!

And with that, let me leave you with a word of encouragement:

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
For our light and momentary troubles
are achieving for us an eternal glory
that far outweighs them all.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,
but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary,
but what is unseen is eternal.

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I am 34 years old, married, father of two beautiful kids. I was born in Greensboro, NC, raised in Houston, TX, called Northwest Arkansas home for the last 16 years and now newly relocated back to the Dallas area.

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