The former Alaska Governor was speaking in the wake of the Dallas shootings
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has labelled the Black Lives Matter movement "a farce" in the wake of the death of five police officers in Dallas.
Palin, who has backed Donald Trump in his bid for the White House, took to Facebook to share her views on the events which have seen the relationship between law enforcement and minorities in the United States come under increased tension once again.
The former vice-presidential nominee said that the Black Lives Matter movement was "a farce" and that those who hyphenate their identity, whether that be African-American, Asian-American, or any other identity, "further divide our nation."
In a statement on Facebook, Palin stated that politicians and pundits give "credence to thugs rioting against police officers and the rule of law in the name of 'peaceful protests.' It is a farce. #BlackLivesMatter is a farce."
Taking aim at the media, something which was a cornerstone of the Republican campaigning during the primaries earlier this year, Palin said it was time to "quit claiming the rioters are 'peaceful' as they stomp on our flag, shout 'death to cops!' and celebrate violence. It is sick. You perpetuate a perverted message evil men thrive on to intimidate and warp malleable minds that would believe one race matters more than another."
She added that it should "go without saying that Native lives matter, too[.] And Asian; and Eskimo; and Hispanic; and Indian... and every other race comprised of people who see clearly the agenda at play to weaken America through disunity. Get fed up and stand up if you're sick of being called racist when proclaiming EVERY LIFE MATTERS, black as much as white and every skin tone in between."
Palin further stated that "self-descriptions that put any race in front of being an American are now used to further divide our nation. It's time to acknowledge you're either an American under our system of equality, law and order - and traditional patriotic spirit - or you're not."
In closing, Palin said that in choosing sides, "I side with the Thin Blue Line. To side with our public servants trying to keep law and order amidst political agendas that clearly oppose that virtue is how the good guys win again. It's the only way to ensure our best days will be ahead of us."