In front of a massive crowd at the National Rifle Association’s “Stand and Fight Rally” Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium, Sarah Palin criticized the Obama administration’s “coddling" of our enemies, stating that if she were in charge, America’s adversaries “would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”
Palin began her 12-minute speech by telling the crowd that the NRA’s leadership was “needed now more than ever” to protect Americans’ “inherent right to defend life and property and freedom,” adding that the Founding Fathers knew that “if the 2nd Amendment goes the rest of the Constitution is not far behind.”
If you control oil, you control an economy. If you control, money, you control commerce. But if you control arms, you control the people. And that is what they’re trying.
Palin then moved on to the hypocrisy of political leaders—specifically highlighting “anti-gun mayors”—who would deny gun protection to citizens while personally relying upon it:
You know our congressman are, our president is. Anti-gun mayors and celebrities are. Our banks, our airports, our jewelry stores—protected by guns. But our children, they’re protected by a thin tin sign that reads “Gun Free Zone.” Yeah like that’ll stop the bad guy. That is stupid on steroids.
She then took aim at Joe “Squirt Gun” Biden’s advice about shooting a shotgun into the air to scare off intruders, saying that would work “if your rapist is a bird,” adding, "Gals you know ammo is expensive. Don’t waste a bullet on a warning shot."
But Palin’s most memorable comment revolved around the Obama administration’s foreign policy, particularly its backward treatment of our allies and enemies, promoting “policies that poke our allies in the eye and coddle adversaries, instead of putting the fear of God in our enemies":
Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.