Palin: If I were president, 'Waterboarding is how we'd baptize terrorists'

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Sarah Palin would like all terrorists to know that if she were in charge, waterboarding is how the United States would baptize them.

At least that's what the former Alaskan governor and ex-vice presidential nominee told thousands of attendees this weekend at the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Indianapolis.

"If I were in charge," Palin said Saturday during a Stand And Fight rally at Lucas Oil Stadium, "[our enemies] would know that waterboarding is how we'd baptize terrorists."

Palin mocked what she called the Obama administration's coddling of suspected terrorists.

"Enemies, who would utterly annihilate America, they who'd obviously have information on plots, to carry out jihad," Palin said. "Oh, but you can't offend them, can't make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen." The White House, she said, has failed to put "the fear of God in our enemies."

The conservative firebrand also warned the pro-gun lobby that they — "intolerant, antifreedom leftist liberals" and "clownish, 'Kumbaya'-humming, fairytale-inhaling" Democrats — are seeking to "strip away our Second Amendment rights."

"If you control oil, you control an economy. If you control money, you control commerce," Palin said. "But if you control arms, you control the people, and that is what they're trying to do."

She called gun-free school zones "stupid on steroids."

"Maybe our kids could be defended against criminals on the spot if more Mama Grizzlies carried [guns]," she said. "And [the] Obama administration wants you ID'd for that? Well, then go ahead and carry a sign, too. A sign that says 'Yeah, I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.'"

The them-versus-us rhetoric from the tea party favorite continued.

"When a kid in school is cussing away like any character in any Tarantino movie, nobody bats an eye," Palin said. "Ooh, but a kid saying a prayer in school, those hypocrites lose their minds."

She added: "By the way, a couple months ago there were 30 times as many Americans that registered for a gun license than registered for Obamacare. Those Democrats, trying to get all Pelosi on you, and you're not going to have it."

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