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  • Will More Blacks Vote Republican? (If They Are Smart, They Will)

    06/06/2018 5:17:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhll.com ^ | June 6, 2018 | Star Parker
    As we churn through primary season, laying the framework for November's elections, we're seeing the emergence of a new face of the Democratic Party -- more progressive, more left wing. The Democratic Party is delivering more candidates around the nation like Stacey Abrams, recently nominated for governor in Georgia. She's unabashedly boilerplate, in-your-face, hard left. Pro-big government, pro-abortion, pro-LGBT rights. Recent Wall Street Journal/NBC polling shows how the Democratic Party has changed. In 2004, 67 percent of Democrats identified as moderate or conservative and 31 percent identified as liberal. In 2018, we see a shift to the left of 20...
  • Stop Government-Supported Abortion, Family Planning

    05/30/2018 7:29:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2018 | Star Parker
    New proposed changes in regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services will close the door on using funds from its Title X family planning program for abortion. HHS's Office of Population Affairs, which administers this program, is a poster child for ill-conceived government policy. How is it, in our nation that cherishes the ideals of human freedom and dignity, that we're funding government bureaucrats to advise low-income citizens -- almost a quarter of these "clients" are black -- about how many children they should bring into this world and when? Despite explicit language in the legislation that created...
  • Trump Acknowledges National School Choice Week

    01/24/2018 7:39:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2018 | Star Parker
    Amidst the ongoing political noise and distractions in Washington, D.C., President Trump continues to focus on and address the nation's most deep-seated problems. In the wake of signing a temporary funding bill to get the government back open, the president directed attention to one of our biggest problems: Education. Trump proclaimed the week of Jan. 22 as National School Choice Week. National School Choice Week began in 2011. Trump's proclamation notes a commitment to "a future of unprecedented educational achievement and freedom of choice." We have a president keenly aware of the need to fundamentally change the status quo in...
  • Optimism About Trump in 2018

    01/03/2018 10:32:58 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | Star Parker
    President Trump took office at the beginning of 2017 swimming in a sea of negativity. Some predicted that he wouldn't make it through the year. Some predicted that he even if he did, he would fail to get any major legislation passed. Pew Research Center reported that 62 percent of the news stories about Trump's first 60 days were negative, compared to 20 percent in President Obama's first 60 days and 28 percent in Bush's and Clinton's. But those who voted for Trump wanted something completely different, and Trump is not disappointing them. As he moves forward in Washington with...
  • Democrat Congressman Called Me “Ignorant” Then Put His Finger in My Face and Demanded an Apology

    11/11/2017 7:49:12 AM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 10, 2017 | Star Parker
    Last week, I testified before the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, on HR 490, also known as the Heartbeat Bill. The bill, introduced by Iowa Republican congressman Steve King, prohibits abortion of an unborn child once the child’s heartbeat is detectable. I have been fighting for the last 30 years to protect the unborn, and I wholeheartedly gave my endorsement to this bill. In follow-up questioning, I responded to allegations, often made, that abortion essentially is a health and welfare program, categorizing it like major government spending programs that target the poor, such as Medicaid and...
  • Democrat shouts down black pro-life woman at House hearing, accuses her of ‘ignorance’

    11/04/2017 5:38:47 AM PDT · by blueyon · 39 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 11/01/17 | Claire Chretien
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, yelled at an African-American woman today, accusing her of “ignorance,” after she testified before a Congressional committee about abortion being the “leading cause of death in the black community today.” Star Parker, founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), suggested it’s disingenuous to conflate abortion with social ills. Parker was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice as it discussed legislation banning abortions on babies with beating hearts.
  • Star Parker: Black Leaders Peddle ‘The Perception Of Racism’ To Get Money And Power

    10/29/2017 7:28:06 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Ginny (Mrs. Clarance) Thomas
    Star Parker, a former Democrat who previously “believed all the lies of the left,” now decries the division and race-consciousness expanding across America, even after the country elected its first black president. While America could be more united, Parker says the “perception of racism has become big business” as America’s liberal black leaders “shake down corporations for billions of dollars,” divide America by skin color and reject Dr. Martin Luther King’s goal of making skin color irrelevant. The “lies of the left” Parker previously believed included “the poor are poor because the wealthy are wealthy, that my problems were somebody...
  • An Important New Step for Religious Freedom

    10/11/2017 1:04:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | Star Parker
    Arguing for protection of religious freedom, the Trump administration has opened the door for employers to withdraw from the Affordable Care Act mandate requiring them to provide birth control coverage at no cost to employees. Under new rules issued by Department of Health and Human Services, religiously affiliated institutions that find the requirement opposed to their religious principles, or nonreligious employers who find it morally objectionable, can stop providing this coverage. The birth control mandate when first issued under the ACA exempted only houses of worship. This provoked a host of lawsuits among which was that of Hobby Lobby, a...
  • Judge Roy Moore Is Resonating

    09/06/2017 1:53:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/6/17 | Star Parker
    The rising political star of Judge Roy Moore in Alabama is another surprise in a political season defined by the unexpected and the unconventional. On Aug. 15, Moore finished ahead of Senator Luther Strange in a primary election to pick the Republican candidate who will run in November's general election to fill the seat of former Senator Jeff Sessions. Sessions vacated the seat to become the nation's attorney general. Strange, who was Alabama's attorney general, was appointed by then-Governor Robert Bentley to temporarily fill Sessions' seat. Despite Strange being endorsed by President Trump, and perceived as the Republican Party favorite,...
  • An Open Letter About Racism to President Trump

    08/23/2017 1:51:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2017 | Star Parker
    Dear Mr. President, After your initial remarks addressing the tragedy that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, I wrote that you were correct. I agreed with you, and honest scrutiny of the facts of what occurred there that day bear out, that bigotry and violence were on display on "many sides." But this effort to soothe and unify the nation unfortunately came up short. Many felt that you had not gone far enough in singling out the white supremacist, neo-Nazi, KKK elements. This was driven by lingering concerns, for various justifiable reasons, that you harbor a willingness to tolerate, and may...
  • Getting Clear About Diversity and Affirmative Action

    08/09/2017 10:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Star Parker
    Affirmative action is once again in the news. This time because of a leaked Justice Department memo indicating possible action regarding complaints from Asian-American groups that Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-Americans in its admissions policies. As this story was breaking, Harvard released news that, for the first time in history, the majority of its incoming freshman class will not be white. Per the story, 50.8 percent of Harvard's class of 2021 will not be white. Here's Harvard's spokesperson: "To become leaders in our diverse society, students must have the ability to work with people from different backgrounds, life experiences,...
  • Liberal Values Are Bankrupting Us

    07/19/2017 10:54:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2017 | Star Parker
    Recently, Gallup published the results of its annual Values and Beliefs poll. The headline of the report speaks for itself: "Americans Hold Record Liberal Views on Most Moral Issues." Gallup has been doing this poll since 2001, and the change in public opinion on the moral issues surveyed has been in one direction -- more liberal. Of 19 issues surveyed in this latest poll, responses on 10 are the most liberal since the survey started. Sixty-three percent say gay/lesbian relations are morally acceptable -- up 23 points from the first year the question was asked. Sixty-two percent say having a...
  • Mercy for the 'Dreamers'

    02/01/2017 7:28:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2017 | Star Parker
    We should not allow Dreamers to forget that this is a nation of law and they received mercy. On June 15, 2012, President Obama signed an executive order to protect those who arrived illegally to the United States as minors. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals provides a two-year window to shield these people from deportation and allow them to work. They must have been under 16 when they arrived, be in school or have completed school, and have no criminal record. The order produced consternation on two fronts. First, the nature of the action. Many feel that immigration policy, legal...
  • Thiel's Republicans Depart from Reagan

    07/27/2016 7:04:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Star Parker
    The primetime airing of remarks of billionaire technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel at the Republican National Convention was no accident. Thiel was given a starring role at the convention to make some things clear. That although lip service may be paid in the party platform to traditional, biblical values and opposition to gay marriage, this is really no longer what the GOP is about. Thiel brought his credentials as a high-tech billionaire to the stage to announce to the world that he is gay. In this, those organizing the convention told the world that, despite what the platform says, Thiel represents...
  • Donald Schwarzentrump

    12/02/2015 9:42:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2015 | Star Parker
    Although there is a sense that Donald Trump's unusual and outlandish run for the presidency is the first ever of its kind, this is not entirely true. Californians, such as myself, remember how Arnold Schwarzenegger captured the governorship of California in 2003, in a campaign remarkably similar to Trump's. Obviously, governor of California is not the same as president of the United States, but it is the chief executive of the nation's most populous state. That year, California's incumbent Gov. Gray Davis, a Democrat, was pulled from office in a recall election. It was a time of disillusionment and cynicism...
  • WATCH: Star Parker On Just How Much ‘Blacks Lives Matter’ to Democrats

    10/17/2015 2:27:37 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Star Parker appeared on CNN the morning after the Democratic candidate debate to discuss just how much liberals care about black lives. The other guest was Patti Solis Doyle, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager. And Star didn’t waste time getting to the bottom line. “Well, we had five, white, wealthy liberals trying to convince us — to one-up each other — that black lives matter so much to them that they’re going to do more of the same: big government. They’re going to have more policy to trap them in poor communities. They’re going to have more policies to trap...
  • Star Parker On Just How Much ‘Blacks Lives Matter’ to Democrats

    10/17/2015 10:08:09 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 19 replies
    Black Community News ^ | October 15, 2015 by News Editor | October 15, 2015 by News EditorStarr Parker
    Star Parker appeared on CNN the morning after the Democratic candidate debate to discuss just how much liberals care about black lives. The other guest was Patti Solis Doyle, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager. And Star didn’t waste time getting to the bottom line. “Well, we had five, white, wealthy liberals trying to convince us — to one-up each other — that black lives matter so much to them that they’re going to do more of the same: big government. They’re going to have more policy to trap them in poor communities. They’re going to have more policies to trap...
  • Young Black Men in Crisis

    09/09/2015 10:25:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | Star Parker
    Why does it surprise anyone when chaos reigns in America's inner cities when it just reflects the chaos now reigning in our whole country? I open my dictionary to the word "civilize" and I read: "1. to bring out of a condition of savagery or barbarism; to instruct in the ways of an advanced society. 2. to better the habits or manners of; refine." Somehow it's lost in today's liberal-controlled America that a civilized society does not emerge spontaneously from individuals giving maximum vent to their impulses. Civilization is the product of living by truths and rules, received through tradition,...
  • Nikki Haley, Racial Tensions and Change

    07/08/2015 3:08:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Star Parker
    Coincident with July 4, the Pew Research Center published a survey asking, "Why has the U.S. been successful? Reliance on principles or ability to change?" Fifty-one percent attributed America's success to its "ability to change" and 44 percent to its "reliance on longstanding principles." Not surprisingly, 73 percent of conservatives attribute America's success to its "reliance on principles," and 77 percent of liberals attribute it to its "ability to change." But the survey question, I think, is deeply flawed. It's like asking what explains the work of a great artist -- the ability to master the discipline of their art...
  • African-American Pro-Life Leaders Say Black Lives Matter, So They’re Protesting Abortion

    06/13/2015 9:43:53 PM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 10, 2015 | Christina Marie Bennett
    ‘Bloody Sunday’ is a moment forever etched in the history of the civil rights movement in America. What should have been a peaceful march for the rights of blacks to vote without hindrance became a gruesome scene of police brutality on display. Edmund Pettus Bridge - Selma Alabama State police force marchers to turn around at a March 1965 civil rights protest (Photo: Wikimedia) The images of police battering protestors on Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama gave the world a picture of the high price people would pay for human rights. With the widespread popularity of the Oscar-winning film...