Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sarah Palin: 'Not one more dime' for NPR until it cleans up its act

On Facebook Thursday, gov. Palin defended Juan Williams and called for a halt to taxpayer funding of National Public Radio if it continues to refuse to "tolerate an honest debate" on the issues:
Juan Williams: Going Rogue

At a time when our country is dangerously in debt and looking for areas of federal spending to cut, I think we’ve found a good candidate for defunding. National Public Radio is a public institution that directly or indirectly exists because the taxpayers fund it. And what do we, the taxpayers, get for this? We get to witness Juan Williams being fired from NPR for merely speaking frankly about the very real threat this country faces from radical Islam.

We have to have an honest discussion about the jihadist threat. Are we not allowed to say that Muslim terrorists have killed thousands of Americans and continue to plot the deaths of thousands more? Are we not allowed to say that there are Muslim states that aid and abet these fanatics? Are we not allowed to even debate the role that radical Islam plays in inciting this violence?

I don’t expect Juan Williams to support me (he’s said some tough things about me in the past) – but I will always support his right and the right of all Americans to speak honestly about the threats this country faces. And for Juan, speaking honestly about these issues isn’t just his right, it’s his job. Up until yesterday, he was doing that job at NPR. Firing him is their loss.

If NPR is unable to tolerate an honest debate about an issue as important as Islamic terrorism, then it’s time for “National Public Radio” to become “National Private Radio.” It’s time for Congress to defund this organization.

NPR says its mission is “to create a more informed public,” but by stifling debate on these issues, NPR is doing exactly the opposite. President Obama should make clear his commitment to free and honest discussion of the jihadist threat in our public debates – and Congress should make clear that unless NPR provides that public service, not one more dime.

Mr. President, what say you?

- Sarah Palin
- JP


  1. Yet another sentient bit of commentary from Sarah. Love her stuff more and more these days.

    I know a few "Americanized" Muslims here in California who practice only the outer bits of their religion. Like many Catholics. There is a cultural shroud they wear about themselves, and that's it. Citizens of goodness, though. Yes indeed.

    In Egypt, for example, the story was obviously much different, depending upon the region within Egypt. There, the ingrained religiosity takes-on a number of levels of intensity, here, or there, or there, or there, etc.

    It's not going to work, though. Islam, by its very nature, is "programmed" to be antagonistic to Christianty, and all the politically correct bullsh*% in the world will not alter that fact.

    Islam needs a massive Reformation in Muslim territories, along the lines of the catastrophe that hit Europe, but frankly, that will mean intense bloodshed. It is going to be bad.

    If Europe and the Americas know what's good for themselves, they will waddle toward re-embracing their specifically Christian identity in a new paradigm. But Europe is a mess, our nation is a total mess, and superb, pastoral Christian leaders might as well be unicorns.

    Pope John Paul II was the striking leader that his continent (and his worldwide church) desperately needed, but let us face it, the man literally worked himself to death. Moroever, he did not have time to turn his charismatic powers to the growing Muslim conundrum because he was fighting day after day for Central/South America and recalcitrant Europe. He implemented some key advances in Africa and Asia, but never got to close those deals, and he lived forever, but simply did not live long enough.

    The current dogmatist is actually quite adept when it comes to adroit ecumenism, but pastorally he is a dud amongst duds. And the Roman Church can't buy credibilty these days if it wanted to do so. Thus... Europe is currently without a crucial ingredient: a compelling Christian pastor (pope), and it needs one desperately, because America is going to get smashed as a result of this continuing decline/outright death of European Christian identity.

    Just pray we get a mediagenic European pope when the smoke next wafts. No American pope. No token African pope. A Slav. We need another Slav. Someone who speaks fluent Russian. The rift between Constantinople and Rome must be aggressively handled in the next fifty years if the Continent is going to have any strength against Muslimization.

    (And isn't it precious that liberals just practically worship Islam? They can't get enough of it because it strikes them, in their disconnected vacuum-worlds, as exotic. They never cease to hoist themselves on their own petards, in that sense).

  2. Shoes of the Fisherman, brother. I kinda like this pope. Probably because I came to the mother church from Anglicanism, and Benedict has opened the arms of the church to receive the orthodox Anglicans. IMO, if he does nothing else as pope, still will still be an enduring legacy for him.

    Even if it was his predecessor who starting putting the pieces in place to pull this off, Benedict is the one who is pushing it through. And he's taking a lot of flak for it, especially in the UK.

    I just heard today that the Archbishop of Canteberry wants to have a say in the new Anglican ordinates of the Holy Catholic Church. Uh, excuse me Mr. Rowan Martin, this is not your purview, unless you want to become a Catholic and bring the entire Church of England with you. I seriously doubt if you could do it even if you really wanted to, which you don't.

    Meanwhile, in Anglican parishes from Australia to the good ol' USA, they're preparing to say goodbye to the heretics and their gay-bishop-consecrating ways.

    - JP