Governor Palin was speaking April 5 2013 in Philadelphia for the wonderful Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.
• April 3 I saw on TV the Pope hugging a boy with cerebral palsy.
The eyes on the boy showed something that brought my thoughts back to Terri Schiavo.
She had the same look in her eyes when her loved ones touched her.
Her life was taken away by legal means, starving to death.
Let us protect the lives of the most vulnerable, or we cease to exist as a society.
A palsy, a hug from the Pope;
As long as there’s life, there is hope.
For Terri Schiavo
There was no such bravo.
We are at the end of our rope.
Obama the spender: “Tax more!
We Must spend much more than before
on Solyndra and friends”.
for on such he depends.
Sequester: Cut waste to the core?
So, is cutting the growth in spending by 86 Billion in a Federal Continuing Resolution spending of over 3.6 Trillion dollars the end of the world? Congress (The Democrats in the Senate, that is Harry Reid) have prevented a vote on any budget for four years. Yhe only budget that have been voted on in the Senate is the Presidental budget proposal. It got defeated 97 to 0. Not one Democrat voted for the White House budget! They are much more comfortable spending on the Continuing resolution, continuing to spend on canceled programs, not funding changes except as “emergencies” thus multiplying the debt.
The President himself promised to veto any proposal that changed the seguester. Listen:
The administration is by law required to submit a budget the first Monday in February to congress for consideration. His last three budgets has failed to get even one Democrat vote. Is that the Republicans fault? In fact, Congress has not passed a budget in almost four years, only “spend as you go” with no checks and balances. That is how you can rack up six trillion in deficits in four years.
A friend showed me text message with the following quote:
The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. The mobs should be forced to work and not depend on government for subsistence. Marcus Tullius Cicero 55 B.C.
It looked suspiciously current, so I fact checked it on the internet, the wonderful invention where you not only have to check the facts, but also check the fact checkers and their sources and sponsors.
According to The Chicago Tribune (20 April 1971), John H. Collins, Professor of History at Northern Illinois University, reported that this attribution to Cicero, actually originated in A Pillar of Iron (1965), Taylor Caldwell’s fictionalized account of the life of the senator.
However, this is a true quote from Marcus Tullius Cicero in regard to the danger of internal subversion. In a speech to the Roman Senate, as recorded by Sallust, Cicero said: “A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague.”