Posted by | May 16, 2010 09:57 | Filed under: Contributors Gabe Berman Top Stories

by Gabe Berman

Gabe is a freelance writer for the Miami Herald and author of Live Like a Fruit Fly

On, the ex-governor of Alaska uses a quote from a respected and beloved Christian writer to give credence to her agenda.

“C. S. Lewis once wrote: ‘We all want progress, but if you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road.’ We need to get back on the right road. In order to progress, we must return to our founding principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and strong national defense.”

I don’t take issue with limited government, fiscal responsibility and a strong national defense (although, obviously, her actual agenda is the acquisition of fame and fortune by giving solutionless speeches on the aforementioned topics).  However, what I do find laughable is that she neglected to use the entire C.S. Lewis quote.

What he actually said was, “We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.”


Ouch, that word must have really stung.  I’m surprised she didn’t rewrite history like the other revisionist Republicans by changing the quote to end with, “…the man who turns back soonest is the most conservative.”

Sarah, as much as you’d like us to believe you’re a good Christian, we know you’re not.  A good Christian wouldn’t go to any length to prevent others from receiving basic health care.

Sarah, if you just dug a little deeper, you’d also find that C.S. Lewis said, “I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.”

And Sarah, how many millions have you made since you punked out on your people in Alaska?  If you opened the book you incorrectly state our country was founded on, you’d see that Jesus once said, “I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

So Sarah, good luck with that.

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By: Gabe Berman

Gabe Berman is a native New Yorker who settled in South Florida after graduating from the University of Miami. An epiphany, a passion, and a trail of breadcrumbs led him out of Corporate America and into the career he was meant for. After eight years of writing columns for the Miami Herald, his book - Live Like A Fruit Fly - was published by HCI Books and subsequently endorsed by Deepak Chopra. His second book, The Complete B.S. Free and Totally Tested Writing Guide, helps artists find their voice and his latest work, Where Is God When Our Loved Ones Get Sick?, uncovers the answer to this haunting question.