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Right must take stand vs. left’s cultural war
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Feb 19, 2012 | Starr Parker

Posted on 02/19/2012 6:19:14 AM PST by KeyLargo

Right must take stand vs. left’s cultural war

By Starr Parker Last Modified: Feb 19, 2012 02:31AM

Asuccession of high-profile left-wing decisions and initiatives in recent weeks drives home the extent to which the left is changing the face of America.

Notable among these are the decision by a federal appeals court in California to uphold a lower court’s finding of the state’s Proposition 8 — defining marriage as between a man and a woman — as unconstitutional; the Susan G. Komen foundation reversing its decision, after a tsunami of left-wing pressure, to withdraw funding from Planned Parenthood, and the Obama administration refusing to grant a religious exemption from the new health-care law’s employer mandate requiring provision of free contraception and sterilization services as part of coverage.

These developments are helping to buoy the newly surging candidacy of Rick Santorum, former senator from Pennsylvania.

Why? Santorum stands out in the current Republican field in the clarity of his image and identity. There is little doubt about who the man is, and there are no glaring inconsistencies between who he says he is today and his past behavior and positions.

Even Ron Paul, who is closest to Santorum in consistency and clarity of image, carries the baggage of sickening racist and anti-Semitic newsletters that once carried his name.

So the issue with Santorum is whether you buy what he is selling, not whether you have to worry that there are different Santorums hiding in the closet, waiting to emerge when political calculations justify their appearance.

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: consertives; left; right; santorum
The Chicago Slimes editors must have been on vacation to allow a conservative to make a comment in the slimes.

About Star Parker

Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit think tank which promotes market based public policy to fight poverty.

Before involvement in social activism, Star Parker had seven years of first-hand experience in the grip of welfare dependency. Now, as a social policy consultant, Star is bringing new energy to policy discussions on how to transition America's poor from government dependency.

She is a sought after expert on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and for national radio, television, and print interviews, nationwide.

Star has a BS degree in Marketing and Business from Woodbury University and has received numerous awards and commendations for her work on public policy issues. She consults with Republican legislators on numerous urban issues, has lectured on anti-poverty initiatives at more than 180 colleges and universities and serves on the advisory boards for several national organizations.

Star Parker's personal transformation from welfare dependent to conservative crusader has been chronicled by ABC's 20/20; Rush Limbaugh; Readers Digest; James Dobson; The 700 Club; Dr. George Grant; Christianity Today; James Robison; Newsmax, Charisma, and World Magazine. .......

http://www.urbancure.org/starparker.asp

1 posted on 02/19/2012 6:19:20 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

I’ve enjoyed Starr’s columns over the years. She is a breath of fresh air.


2 posted on 02/19/2012 6:29:51 AM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: KeyLargo

Great article.
You might also check this morning’s usually leftist Des Moines Register newspaper.
There are two good stories showing Santorum’s strength, including an Iowa Poll.


3 posted on 02/19/2012 6:52:26 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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