Former Alaska Governor and Fox News Contributor Sarah Palin released the following excerpt from her new book "America by Heart."
In a Facebook message Palin said people can go online and order signed editions of the book which is due out Tuesday.
Here is the excerpt:
Americans are awakening again to the wisdom of... that sweet old lady at the Boston Tea Party rally holding up a copy of the Constitution: "When All Else Fails, Read the Instructions."
When we take the time to actually read them, the instructions for America are pretty straightforward. They are the truths of our founding and more. They are the principles that have made our country great-keeping our government limited, our markets free, and our families strong. But the thing is, these principles, like all fundamental human truths, are not self-reinforcing. They have to be remembered, cherished, and taught to new generations of Americans.
We have to know what makes America exceptional today more than ever because it is under assault today more than ever.
When I was preparing for my debate with then-vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden during the 2008 campaign I came across a quote from Ronald Reagan that perfectly expresses our need to preserve and protect American values. I quickly memorized it so I could use it for my closing statement, knowing that seventy million viewers would listen and learn from Reagan's wise words:
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.