Skip to comments.Palin speech honoring service members canceled due to liberal hate
Posted on 02/05/2011 8:20:18 PM PST by FredJake
Thanks to an "onslaught of negative feedback", an event featuring Sarah Palin has been canceled.
The Sharon K Pacheco Foundation announced Saturday it was canceling its 2011 Patriots & Warriors Charity Gala out of concern for the safety of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
Palin was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the event, originally set for May 2.
According to the announcement on the group's website:
Due to an onslaught of personal attacks against Governor Palin and others associated with her appearance, it is with deep sadness and disappointment that, in the best interest of all, we cancel the event for safety concerns, says the Foundations Director.
Leo Pacheco, founder of the organization, expressed concern for the safety of military members and their families. "Military members and their families have been through a lot due to the wars. We have a responsibility to protect their emotional safety just as well," he said.
"And unfortunately, some have overshadowed the purpose of this event by concentrating on their personal hatred of Sarah Palin, which is truly sad."
The event was designed to honor service members and those who have served and/or sacrificed for the country.
Since the Tucson shootings that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords wounded, death threats against Sarah Palin have significantly increased, and some took to Twitter to express their desire to see Palin assassinated.
Pacheco noted in the statement that no direct threats have been made, but the ever-growing hateful rhetoric against her - mostly by unhinged liberals - raised concerns for the safety of all involved.
The statement concluded by saying:
The organization deeply respects Sarah Palin, and appreciates her willingness to come and honor our military.
The organization plans to host the event at some point in the future, featuring another speaker.
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Boy that was quick to give in, they basically won. What the hell does that say???? Wow
Metal detectors and pat-downs for everybody attending an event can be very expensive.
Probably just says they couldn't afford her.
“Due to an onslaught of personal attacks against Governor Palin and others associated with her appearance, it is with deep sadness and disappointment that, in the best interest of all, we cancel the event for safety concerns, says the Foundations Director.”
It’s what the left does. They specialize in fear and violence.
You just encourage more terrorism when you give into the demands or terrorists.
My thoughts as well..they chalk that up at scaring her from an event. As President, you have to go..just tighter security.
But we do not know the particulars either..so am thinking it has to be some major concern, perhaps in protecting those around her as well.
Probably just it says that we have another PDSer troll in the house on FR!
It also means that the left-wing crackpots have negated the right-wing crackpot argument used so indiscriminately against the Tea Party.
Two can play this game.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
The Christian history is replete with martyrdom.
Israel is not out to destroy the Arab world, they just want to live in their country in peace. But the Arab world as a whole hates Israel and wants her removed destroy. How is that morally equivalent?
The same is true with conservatives and the so-called liberals now calling themselves progressives, but are really cultural Marxists. True conservatives love America, the Constitution, traditional American values, and want to preserve Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. The Cultural Marxists hate the Christian values that America stands for and are ever more virulent in their attacks on conservatives and America.
The Hamas and the Cultural Marxists are allied with the world, the flesh, and the devil whereas the Israel is God's chosen people and true conservatives who love American values are aligned more with Christian values. And as the Bible says, the flesh hates and persecutes the Spirit.
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit. Gal 5:17. But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. Gal 4:29.
The end is near. If you are a Christian, keep your lamps burning as you wait for His coming. If you're not a Christian, come to Jesus now so you will be hid from the wrath to come.
You're absolutely right. Once you give in to these creeps you've allowed them to win. I can't help but believe that increased security would have solved this problem. Now that the capitulation precedent has been set, there will be no end to future threats.
Was this event the same day as the Debate? If so, a sign that Sarah is running.
No one loses money on Sarah Palin.
That’s probably true, have to bring out the marshalls with the dreaded guns to protect her...
* May 2, 2011 - Simi Valley, California. NBC, Politico, Ronald Reagan Library
So, this was cancelled because it was probably booked before the date of the first debate was set. This event conflicted with the debate. Palin wouldn’t cancel this event unless she at least wanted to keep her options open regarding running.
Have all Palin appearances been canceled because of threats? I don’t know for sure, but I would guess not at all.
Yes it is. ;)
“...we can no longer trust even the moderates among the Democrats to behave themselves.”
I submit that there is no, none, not one, moderate Democrat in Washington, D.C.
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