Sarah Palin open to leaving the Republican Party

When asked Saturday about the possibility of leaving the GOP and forming a new party, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin suggested that she was open to the possibility and said others could be as well if the Republican Party continues to abandon its conservative principles.

Palin was responding to a Fox News viewer’s question on Twitter about the possibility of her and talk show host Mark Levin abandoning the Republican Party and creating a new “Freedom Party,” as reported by the Daily Caller.

“I love the name of that party — the ‘Freedom Party,’” Palin commented before saying:

And if the GOP continues to back away from the planks in our platform, from the principles that built this party of Lincoln and Reagan, then yeah, more and more of us are going to start saying, ‘You know, what’s wrong with being independent,’ kind of with that libertarian streak that much of us have, she continued.

In other words, we want government to back off and not infringe upon our rights. I think there will be a lot of us who start saying ‘GOP, if you abandon us, we have nowhere else to go except to become more independent and not enlisted in a one or the other private majority parties that rule in our nation, either a Democrat or a Republican.’

Remember these are private parties, and you know, no one forces us to be enlisted in either party.

I believe I speak for many conservatives when I say: “Just tell us when, Sarah!”

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Tom Tillison


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