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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Letter to Governor Sarah Palin

                          " ... As thy days, so shall thy strength be."
                                                                - Deuteronomy 33:25

Dear Governor Palin,

May this letter find you and your family well and in good spirit.

You have spoken and written about your coming of age during the Reagan years, when America was filled with hope, optimism and prosperity. On the other side of the globe, I came of age in an era of turmoil, in the Philippines, during the dictatorship of the late Ferdinand E. Marcos, whose administration was marked by all-out corruption, cronyism and political repression.  Martial law was declared, unfavorable news were suppressed and journalists simply disappeared or died of "natural causes". Our savior came in the person of Maria Corazon C. Aquino. Propelled by the People Power Revolution and the military that abandoned Marcos, “Cory", as she was lovingly called, ousted him and became the Philippines’ first woman president.

When you first came on national stage in 2008, you reminded me so much of Cory Aquino; two women of high intelligence, honest and incorruptible characters, unshakeable faith in God, spines of steel and five kids. But you have one thing that Mrs. Aquino did not have: EXPERIENCE. You knew the inner workings of a government, saw what ails it and fixed it. You saw first-hand the sources and  symptoms of corruption and fought them successfully in Alaska. As sincere as her intentions were, Cory was never really able to clean up the government. Hence, two and a half decades after her tenure, sad as it is to state the truth, the Philippines is still mired in unscrupulosity and political paybacks and back-slapping.

For such a time as this, your experience is what America direly needs.

Just like you, I do not believe in coincidences. Everything happens for a reason according to God's will and His timetable.

I first wrote to you three years ago. If it weren't for one striking fact, that letter was completely regrettable (I was a Democrat then who had no clue as to the depth of your knowledge on policies and issues. I had no business offering any suggestions to you. I just knew that the way the media treated you was enough reason to prompt me to read up on your record and vote for you and Senator McCain). Without intending to,  that letter was dated January 20, 2009. As I was sealing the envelope, which I had marked "Common Sense Path to the White House in 2012", I happened to look up at the TV screen and saw Barack Obama, with hand on the bible, take his oath as the new president. It was his inauguration day. With the letter in my hand, the first thought that crossed my mind was, "Is it a sign from God that today Sarah Palin begins to fight back and redeem her name?"

Watching you for the past three years, with the media throwing everything worse than the kitchen sink at you, and you, in return, throwing them into a convulsive tizzy at every turn, it seems like the answer to my question above is a resounding YES. 

From the daily media onslaught of malicious attacks and concocted lies to the Tucson shooting, your calvary has been heavy. But God does not put us through these tests simply to make us suffer but to strengthen us for what awaits us down the road. As knives sharpen knives, iron hardens iron, so it is with you as God prepares you to be battle-tested and battle-ready.

Watching you carry yourself and conduct your life, it is clear where you derive your fortitude and courage: from your FAITH. Taking on Team Obama and the left will be a Goliath vs. David battle of our time, or like a  Six Days War when the Israeli nation of 3 million people had to fight against the armies of 100 million Arabs. The Left's agenda has been a cancer that is eating away at the fabric of our nation's character and history, shackling our economy and stifling our freedoms. To untangle its wide web and extricate its deep roots are gargantuan tasks that would take extraordinary grit and leadership, which I believe in my heart, is what God has been preparing you for.

My prayers are always with you and your family. With everything that has been put upon your shoulders, I find comfort for you in Deuteronomy 33:25.  "Thy bars shall be iron and brass; And as thy days, so shall thy strength be."  Whatever the battle, you are strong. Whatever the test, you are ready. Whatever the challenge, you have the answer.  For when you stay true to God's Words, you've got the strongest shield that you'll ever need.

As an immigrant who is now privileged to pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States, there will be no greater honor than to call you Madame President on January 20, 2013.

President Obama has brought about these dark clouds of malaise hanging all over our country. Please bring back Morning in America.

Most sincerely,

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