For the past several years now, I have felt that there was no longer any such thing as a hero in the front lines of American government. It seemed that Ronald Reagan had been the last of a rare breed. And the decades immediately preceding him had been void of any real heroes of freedom as well. When critical illness put an end to Ronald Reagan’s ability to share his wisdom, his counsel, and his courage, I thought that perhaps this nation had seen the last representative of that breed: those political warriors who were willing to lay their lives on the line to fight for truth and freedom, and then guard those prizes with their lives when they’d been won.
But, thank God, I was wrong. This past year one woman rose up out of virtual insignificance and took a courageous stand against an evil so powerful, yet so subtle, that it has gotten away with robbing, bullying, demoralizing, and destroying honorable American citizens for many years now.
Many leaders of this nation who lived securely and affluently in the hallowed halls of Washington D. C. managed to wink their eye and turn a deaf ear to the desperate cries of their own citizens. But one petite woman, who lives face-to-face with this ugly monster every day, stood up tall and said the monster had to be destroyed and the American people saved. She bravely faced the monster itself, calling it by its true name: a totally out-of-control illegal immigration process that has wreaked havoc and destruction of epidemic proportions on our society.
But then, to our shame, she had to face down her own elected governing superiors who had not only failed to do the job that had been entrusted to them, but had actually become so corrupt that they did not want anyone else to do that job either.
But in spite of the ferocious growl and deadly bite of the monster — and in spite of the hateful, vindictive treatment of her governing peers and superiors — Arizona governor Jan Brewer has continued to stand strong for what is right and good — for the protection and deliverance of the true citizens of this country. I’m talking about both the citizens who were born here and those who came to these shores from many foreign lands, willingly paying the heavy price of coming legally and in good faith.
In response to her stand, Governor Brewer has been repeatedly threatened, both personally and politically, but she still stands true. She stands in the spirit of our fiery forefather Patrick Henry, who said, when facing another ferocious monster of illegal power run amuck, “Give me liberty or give me death.” As long as there was life in his body, he wasn’t going to turn away from what was right. Neither, I believe, will the governor of Arizona.
Governor Jan Brewer is my hero. Only history will tell the complete story of what her stand has accomplished. But I know for sure she has inspired thousands of us to re-evaluate our own stand for what is right in the United States of America. She has reignited a flame that had died in the souls of thousands of people. And she has caused a great many good citizens in this land to begin to believe again that right can prevail.
Yes, Jan Brewer is my hero. I have told her that, and I don’t hesitate to say it publicly again and again. In fact, I think it’s time we took a good long look at the possibility of a Brewer/Palin ticket to the White House in 2012. Go for it, America! Let’s take our nation back!