Sarah Palin, 3 other conservative icons rally Tennessee tea partyers

Sarah Palin, 3 other conservative icons rally Tennessee tea partyers

June 27th, 2014 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin speaks to the crowd at the Sevier County Convention Center on Thursday, June 26, 2014, for the event, America's Last Stand. The event, promoted by the Sevier County Tea Party, included speeches from Sen. Rick Santorum and former Rep. Allen West.

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SEVIERVILLE - Four stalwarts of the nation's conservative movement exhorted an appreciative Sevier County tea party crowd of several hundred Thursday night to stay true to their principles.

The event had the feel of a pep rally at times, as the speakers cheered the U.S. as the greatest nation on earth. Then each laid out a litany of things wrong with the country, from failure to adhere to Christian governance to multiple scandals to the breakdown of the traditional family to excessive political correctness.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Sen. Rick Santorum, former U.S. Rep. Allen West and former Judge Jeanine Pirro all spoke of their antipathy to big government, the welfare state, weak foreign policy and much more.

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