Kevin Fobbs
Sarah Palin's life agenda good for we the people
By Kevin Fobbs
January 29, 2010

This is election year in Ann Arbor, the state of Michigan, and in many places all across America. One of the most crucial issues of the decade will be how to preserve life. Two years ago then-Governor Sarah Palin came out of Alaska and hit the national stage for the first time. Many liberal politically correct pundits called her an "untested" candidate, but she has turned out to be one of the most dynamic populist national political leaders that the supporters of Life have had in quite a long time.

During her unsuccessful national campaign and the many months that followed, Washington D.C. detractors as well as the pundits of the mainstream media have celebrated her premature demise because, after all, she was [finally] going back to the Alaskan tundra to only be heard from in small media snippets which would slowly evaporate over time.

Yet what the media community in the lower 48 states did not appreciate was the fact that this woman had a spark inside that God gives mothers who do not give up on life even when warned that the life she's carrying may have developmental problems. God gives mothers like Sarah Palin a special depth of caring found in the deep well of his grace.

Her internal spirit is blessed because she decided to not give up on a child who had special needs as her son Trig Paxson Van Palin does with Down Syndrome. "And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: Luke 1:41

Instead she could see that the small child that she was carrying was in actuality a special gift from the only one who can grant the breath of life; a caring and loving God.

This special mom — armed with a principled mission — has carried her God-inspired life belief across the nation and captured the hearts and minds of ordinary people everywhere. They are tired of national bureaucrats telling, legislating, marginalizing, and mocking them because they are life-supporting Americans of the heartland. These salt-of-the-earth supporters of life have decided that in this decade and in this election year they will determine the true political will of the people.

Sarah Palin understands the true will of the people even as her detractors call her out of touch. But she has shown by her compassion and her understanding of what countless men and women in America's cities, farmlands, suburbs, small towns, and neighborhoods have been saying all along...enough is enough! We will not sacrifice life at the beginning or at the end of life because a health care bill dictates an arbitrary measurement of the value of life.

You see, only God has that role and that responsibility and it is our job and our right to stand for life just as those who marched on January 22nd in person or participated online in the Virtual March for Life sponsored by Americans United for Life (AUL) did.

Millions of Americans — conservatives, Tea Party members, supporters of life, senior citizens or people with life-threatening injuries or illnesses — should not have to sleep with one eye open in order to make certain that a letter from Washington D.C. will not force doctor or care giver to trade their life away as if it were a deal gone bad or a minor statistic on a federal government accountant's ledger.

The time to go rogue in order to support the gift of life is here. The former blue state of Massachusetts' historic election of Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate has proven that going rogue did not cave in America or cause a cataclysmic collapse in the electoral process. Instead this election sent a clear and convincing message to other states: the voters drew a line in the sand. They were not going to simply walk away in frustration from advocating for protecting life as so many had done in and after the 2008 election.

"The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all." Thomas Jefferson

Those who are interested in getting more information on the Michigan life issues efforts or the Michigan Tea Party Movement can contact:

  • Core Principles — Jack Hoogendyk — Network with local and state organizations like Mackinac Center, Americans for Prosperity, Education Action Group, MI-FairTax, and local Tea Party Organizations.:, email:,

  • Ann Arbor Tea Party Patriots — Deborah Russell — Organizer:

  • Michigan Tea Party Patriots:

Ann Arbor, Michigan and America this is a new decade and a new focus. Sarah Palin and Tea Party members helped the country to become reacquainted with the U.S. Constitution's first line in the preamble: "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice..."

The work has just begun, and so let us join with those leaders like Sarah Palin whose agenda for life is in support of the right to life.

© Kevin Fobbs


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Kevin Fobbs is founder and president of a policy organization called National Urban Policy Action Council (NuPac), that supports conservative colorblind solutions to universal issues and domestic policies that impact urban America... (more)


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