As John McCain's running mate, Palin ruffled a few more Establishment feathers - while building a huge, grassroots conservative following that would survive her vice presidential candidacy.
All that's made her a lot of enemies - among Democrats and Republicans - willing to say almost anything about Sarah Palin in order to put a halt to her political career. Now, Sarah Palin tells her own story, in her own words - unfiltered by a hostile media.
But more and more, these pillars of American life and liberty are being attacked and abandoned out of not only sheer bias but also ignorance of our Founding Fathers, the Revolutionary period and our Constitution. These pivotal American rights have become the brunt end of cultural jokes and often are regarded as biased lifestyle components of "rednecks" and rural citizens.
For example, gone but not forgotten is even President Barack Obama's partiality on the campaign trail in April 2008. You might recall when he addressed the economic hardships, at a private California fundraiser, of those in Pennsylvania, with this quip: "You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years, and nothing's replaced them. ... And it's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion ... as a way to explain their frustrations."
Presently, with the Supreme Court back in session and new justice Sonia Sotomayor's narrow view of the Second Amendment, gun rights are back again on the docket. Two weeks ago, concerning a case out of Chicago, the justices agreed to rule on whether the Second Amendment gives Americans a constitutional right to keep and bear arms that is enforceable against local and state gun laws.