On Tuesday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin praised Breitbart News for unflinchingly fighting to preserve America’s exceptionalism every day on its website.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News Executive Chairman and Breitbart News Sunday host Stephen K. Bannon, Palin, who said she had Breitbart.com on her laptop and was honored to be associated with anything “Breitbart” related, discussed her new book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas.
A central theme of Palin’s book is that the fight to preserve something as simple and sacred as Christmas is the “tip of the spear” in the greater battle to preserve the country’s freedom and exceptionalism. And she praised Breitbart.com for fighting that war on a daily basis.
“You guys talk about this so often in your commentaries there on Breitbart about American exceptionalism,” Palin said. “You guys explain to Americans how important it is to understand why we are exceptional.”
Palin said the country is exceptional not because we are “pretending like we’re better than anybody else.” Rather, she said America was exceptional because “we’re different.”
“Our government was to be created unlike any other government… to allow individuals equal opportunity to soar, to succeed, to be rewarded for innovation and work ethic … and all of it is was going to be built on freedom,” Palin said.
She then said that “when we see these steps taken”–such as natural birth Nativity scenes and other politically correct scenes gone amok–to erode the country’s traditions, Americans can see what “it is going to be like” when “that freedom is stripped away from us even in that arena of celebrating Christmas.”
“Then we will certainly lose that exceptionalism,” Palin said.
She said she fears on “some days we are already on the road toward” decline, and “we will no longer be the America that we recognize.”
“We will be a fundamentally transformed America that so many of us did not sign up for,” Palin warned.
Her book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, is not only a celebration of Christmas but also a reminder that if angry atheists and scrooges can audaciously wage wars on Christmas, then the country’s most sacred freedoms and liberties will not be forever guaranteed unless Americans fight to ensure that they are.
The rest of Palin’s interview with Bannon can be heard in full on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 from 7 PM to 10 PM EST this Sunday.