I attended the Taking Our Country Back tour in Tulsa on Saturday featuring Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin. I have a froggy throat today to prove it.
What a wonderful time listening to two patriots extolling the values of our Founders and the lasting words of our Constitution.
I was personally excited to see Sarah Palin…she is an extraordinary woman in spite of the nasty and lying attacks against her. Tulsa gave her a standing ovation when she came in.
I was emotional watching the tribute to Oklahoma’s fallen soldiers while Palin greeted the family of one of the lost.
Perhaps best was Glenn Beck’s speech about INDIVIDUAL freedom, not collective freedom. His speech on the Statue of Liberty was also something to rouse and renew your love of country.
TULSA, OK — Two of the country’s most famous and controversial conservative superstars kicked off their new speaking tour Saturday in Tulsa — “Taking Our Country Back Tour.”
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor who was the Republican nominee for vice president last year and now a Fox News contributor, delivered their message to a crowd of 4,000 people inside the Tulsa Convention Center.
Palin says expanded government and growth in federal spending will hurt the country.
She says Washington is disconnected from the rest of America, arguing that Congress is ignoring the demands of the people to stop expanding government programs.
Palin told the audience that Americans should remember that the government works for them and not the other way around.
It’s a message that resonated with her fans.
“I just think it’s all wrong in Washington DC right now,” said Joan Spengler.
“I think Sarah Palin is controversial because she’s a woman, but she stands for everything that I believe in, that I was raised to believe in,” said David Hanson.
Palin said she and others who share her views understand what those politicians are doing, don’t like it and are fighting it.
Healthcare was a hot topic. Beck argued that the democratically controlled Congress will push through reform, despite the country’s massive debt.
“$107 trillion – that’s for your Medicare, and Medicaid and Social Security, you know, the things that they want to expand. It is impossible to expand it. It is impossible to afford what we already have,” said Beck.
Palin criticized both President Barack Obama, whose name produced boos from the audience, and leaders of Congress.
Gateway Pundit also blogged on this event. See a news video there.
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