Originally posted by Glenn Beck at GlennBeck.com:
I haven’t had a relationship with Sarah since about the time of the shooting of Gabby Giffords. Nothing to do with that at all, but it was around that time that she withdrew from me and my team and it was because, as Todd told me on the phone, “we have been told who our real friends are.” I was stunned. I had backed her hard in every way I knew how. At that time I really believed in her and in fact I really believed she had the ability to change the world for the better.
While I have reached out since, we have not spoken in an any meaningful way since.
Saying what you mean and meaning what you say is a rough road to walk if you want to have lots of friends in powerful places. Especially if you are as weak in the restraint in the tongue as I am.
It may mean that I don’t have a single listener left in the end, but I would rather be true to myself, principles and to my God than to parties, cliques or popularity. But I never want to lose anyone because I said something cruel or untrue.
I am okay with losing friends or popularity over the truth. What I am not okay with is spouting off in anger or frustration and being a poor example to my children.
That is where I owe Sarah Palin an apology. I was unkind and inaccurate.
It is really ironic, I am the one looking for and preaching unity.
I just held an event called restoring unity. But unity on principles. We don’t all have to agree, but we do have to recognize the time and answer to a higher call.
In some cases it may even mean we lose an election. But I think it is high time we lose elections for what we believe and stand for. Not because we backed horses or policies that made us think we could win.
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