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  • Sarah Palin to Speak at Values Voter Summit (also Jindal, Cruz, Paul, other presidential possibles)

    09/20/2014 7:01:52 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will speak at the Values Voters Summit next week in Washington, D.C. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/19/Sarah-Palin-to-Speak-at-Values-Voter-Summit
  • Despite Liberal Howls, Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Ruling Was Right

    07/14/2014 5:42:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Star Parker
    Senate and House Democrats are outraged by the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of Hobby Lobby in the firm’s lawsuit seeking exemption from the Obamacare mandate that employers provide, free of charge, contraceptives to employees. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid called the Supreme Court decision “outrageous” and Democrats have introduced bills in the Senate and the House to overturn the decision. Why exactly is it that Democrats find it so outrageous that in America religious freedom is respected? That we have law – The Religious Freedom Restoration Act under which the owners of Hobby Lobby sued the federal government...
  • Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves... [Bundy Echoes Black Writer]

    04/24/2014 12:00:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Amazon ^ | Star Parker
    Uncle Sam’s Plantation is an incisive look at how government manipulates, controls, and ultimately devastates the lives of the poor—and what Americans must do to stop it. Once a hustler and welfare addict who was chewed up and spit out by the ruthless welfare system, Star Parker sheds much needed light on the bungled bureaucratic attempts to end poverty and reveals the insidious deceptions perpetrated by self-serving politicians. “Star Parker rocks the world. She is an iconoclast that must be listened to and reckoned with.” ―Sean Hannity “Star Parker’s important new book helps advance the understanding—critical for all Americans—that prosperity...
  • The Cultural War Against Christians

    03/03/2014 2:35:18 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3-3-2014 | Star Parker
    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer was right to veto SB1062, which would have amended the Arizona Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill, per most interpretations I’ve read, would have given broad discretion to business owners, because of their religious convictions, to refuse to do business with anyone associated with homosexual lifestyles. Religious freedom is about protection of your right to practice your religion and not being forced to violate it. However, the right to religious freedom does not mean the right to write-off and marginalize into non-existence a whole class of citizens whom you don’t like or agree with. Under Jim...
  • Why Pro-Aborts Oppose Free Speech

    01/20/2014 4:52:25 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/20/2014 | Star Parker
    It’s no surprise why pro-abortion forces in America don’t want free speech when it comes to raising awareness about this issue of, literally, life and death. The more people understand the reality of abortion, the more they don’t want it as a legal, easily accessible part of American life. Now, as 650,000 plus pro-life demonstrators are about to arrive in Washington, DC for this year’s March for Life on January 22, noting in protest the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, the Supreme Court has just heard arguments on a critical case involving freedom of speech on this...
  • The Dishonest Selling of Obamacare

    12/02/2013 5:53:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2013 | Star Parker
    As we experience more of the unpleasant realities of the Affordable Care Act, Americans are questioning, finally, the forthrightness and honesty of their president in his selling of this law. As millions of individual health insurance policies are cancelled, it is transparent that the president distorted the truth when he told Americans, “ if you like your plan you can keep it.” But misrepresentation goes beyond how a particular feature of the law was sold. It also applies to the selling of what this whole law was supposed to be about. In a recent appearance at a synagogue in Dallas,...
  • Chris Christie is no presidential contender

    11/18/2013 4:04:48 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    One News Now ^ | 11-18-13 | Star Parker
    If the last two presidential elections tell us anything, it’s that Republicans don’t succeed with candidates who lack clear vision and conviction consistent with the party’s conservative platform. Given this, I understand why Democrats think that New Jersey governor Chris Christie should be a leading contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But why would any Republican see a typical political operative like Christie as presidential material? With the information we have in front of us today, there is every reason to believe that 2016 will be a year of opportunity for Republicans to run a serious and exciting reform-minded...
  • Star Parker - Why Republicans lost Virginia governor's race

    11/11/2013 6:20:29 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    www.crescent-news.com ^ | November 11, 2013 4:13PM | Star Parker
    Politics is in the eye of the beholder. Post-mortems about the Virginia gubernatorial race are gushing forth about why Republican Ken Cuccinelli lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a business-as-usual political retread from the Clinton crowd. They tell us more about who produces this punditry than about the reality of the situation. We're hearing that tea party activists killed Cuccinelli's candidacy with the government shutdown (according to The Wall Street Journal editorial page, they "stabbed him in the back") and that, once again, a socially conservative Republican candidate has shown he can't win women's votes. What I see is very different....
  • Budget crisis has its roots in erosion of values

    10/14/2013 4:06:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    One News Now ^ | 10-14-13 | Star Parker
    We ought to think about the cultural roots of the budget crisis in Washington. The political left says the shutdown is all about an ideological tantrum of a handful of Republicans. Certainly, tea partiers have an ideology and vision about what ground rules would produce a more prosperous, freer and fairer America. But let's be honest. The gentleman in the White House, our president, is as hard core in his ideological dispositions as any tea partier. Each side believes America would be better off if it were run according to their vision. What's the crucial difference? As a tea partier,...
  • DC Politicos Block Walmart, Help Special Interests, Hurt The Poor

    07/22/2013 4:52:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2013 | Star Parker
    Why, when there is no question that nothing has created more wealth and eradicated more poverty than capitalism, do left wing politicians hate it so much? After all, it’s supposed to be the left that cares about the poor. The latest chapter in this ongoing saga of economic perversity is action being taken in Washington, DC, to prevent Walmart from opening stores there. The District’s city council has passed a bill, awaiting signature of the Mayor, specifically targeted to block Walmart. It raises the District’s minimum wage 50 percent to $12.50 per hour only for stores with more than $1...
  • NAACP Blackballs Borelli and Bryant - Historic group abandons civil rights for liberalism.

    07/12/2013 3:52:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7.11.13 | Jeffrey Lord
    <p>The NAACP is blackballing black conservatives. Specifically, two black conservatives: Deneen Borelli and the Reverend C. L. Bryant.</p> <p>You missed this? Considering the state of the liberal media these days, one shouldn’t be surprised.</p> <p>But there’s infinitely more to this story than this, although the rejection of Borelli and Bryant personifies the reason the NAACP has long since lost its hard-won credibility. Credibility that came from a long, distinctly honorable record of standing against the most vicious racism the American Left — yes the American Left — could dish out.</p>
  • E.W. Jackson and the Republican Party

    05/27/2013 4:25:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Star Parker
    Some 25 years ago I changed my life. A visit inside a church opened my eyes to the destructive life I was living, financed by welfare checks generously provided by American taxpayers. I got off welfare, went to work, got politically active and became a Republican. I didn’t become a Republican because of what the party looked like. I became a Republican because of what the party stood for. Individual freedom, traditional values, with a view that government’s role is to protect our freedom at home and abroad. For the next 25 years I had to suffer indignities from liberals...
  • Black Conservative Releases Hard-Hitting New Ad Equating Gun Control to Jim Crow

    04/13/2013 2:39:08 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mar. 4, 2013 12:30pm | Mike Opelka
    Star Parker, the black conservative who founded C.U.R.E. — the Center for Urban Renewal and Education — is raising eyebrows with her latest 30-second ad released late last week title , “Never Again.” ... The clip, which presents powerful images of the KKK and hangings of blacks in America, also makes the case that the latest round of gun control laws could threaten the safety and security of African Americans. ... “The Second Amendment of the Constitution is a right for all Americans, including blacks, to protect themselves and their families from both private and public violence,” Parker told CNS.com.
  • I will be part of the Sean Hannity Townhall this evening at 9pm EST

    04/08/2013 3:14:20 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 154 replies
    Foxnews ^ | April 8 2013 | Trueblackman
    I am taking part in tonight's townhall with more than 2 dozens other (Black) Conservatives which will be hosted by Foxnews's Sean Hannity. The townhall, which was the brainchild of Deneen Borelli brought together (Black) Conservatives from all walks of life and is meant to show the American public that our community is not monolithic as many Americans have been lead to think and that there are Conservatives within the Black Community despite what the Liberal Left tells Americans. The following is a list of those Conservatives who took part in this first townhall: DR. BEN CARSON, BISHOP COUNCIL NEDD...
  • Star Parker: Background checks won't make us safer

    03/09/2013 7:54:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9 March, 2013 | Atar Parker
    <p>In April 2007, a mentally disturbed student showed up at the campus of his school, Virginia Tech, brandishing two semi-automatic pistols. He murdered 32 students, teachers and school employees and wounded 17 others before taking his own life.</p> <p>It was the one of deadliest mass shooting incidents in American history.</p>
  • 'Never Again' Campaign Launched: Gun Control Has Historic Roots in Disarming Blacks

    03/01/2013 9:46:16 PM PST · by Rabin · 21 replies
    cnsnews ^ | March 1, 2013 | Penny Starr
    The Second Amendment of the Constitution is a right for all Americans, including blacks, to protect themselves and their families from both private and public violence... If the "Never Again" video is disturbing, that is the point. The idea is to educate people about a dark part of the nation’s history when African-Americans were unable to defend themselves because of gun control laws...part of the Mississippi Black Code in 1865 said, “No freedman, Negro, or mulatto shall carry or keep firearms or ammunition,” ... “Gun control is unacceptable in America. Never again.” Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE).
  • Star Parker: Ben Carson Owes No Apologies

    02/18/2013 8:45:49 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://www.gopusa.con ^ | February 18, 2013 | Star Parker
    According to Cal Thomas, well-known nationally syndicated columnist, Dr. Ben Carson owes President Obama an apology. Dr. Carson spoke this past week at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington -- a bipartisan annual event held since 1953, attended by members of Congress and usually the president. President and Mrs. Obama were present this year, and Thomas feels that Dr. Carson was out of line for including in his remarks areas considered public policy -- our national debt, our tax system, our publics schools, our health care. According to Thomas: "Our politics have become so polarized and corrupted that a president...
  • A National Crisis in Character

    11/19/2012 4:15:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Star Parker
    Here’s an excerpt from a letter I received the other day from a college professor: “….throughout this election I discussed with students the differences between ideologies. The majority of them are on federal financial aid. They are fine with more taxes as long as they will be taken care of. It is disturbing to hear that they are willing to spend their own money on tattoos and cell phones but cannot buy the book for class until the financial aid comes in.” For those who see social conservatism as an annoyance and argue that Republicans must purge this agenda from...
  • Star Parker: Are MLK's Christian Values Welcome Today?

    01/21/2013 1:06:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Star Parker
    The Rev. Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year's presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality. Note that the pastor of the evangelical Passion City Church in Atlanta has been pushed off the stage not because of a deed, but because of words he said -- words expressing a widely held Christian belief that homosexuality is a sin. Let's recall that freedom of religion appears in the First Amendment of our constitution, alongside the protection of freedom of speech. So what...
  • What Went Wrong Last Tuesday

    11/12/2012 4:33:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Star Parker
    Disbelief is the word that defines the Republican state of mind in the wake of the 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama. The obvious questions are: “How can Americans have re-elected a president who has presided over an economy where unemployment still hovers at 8 percent ?” And, “How can Americans have re-elected a president who still doesn’t grasp that his big government policies are what have blocked our economic recovery?” The Republican Party needs to take responsibility for this disaster. Nothing in the outcome of this election is a surprise. The realities which produced these election results have been...
  • An alternative to Democrats' moral bankruptcy

    09/08/2012 3:08:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2012 | Star Parker
    Maybe Democrats have some slick salesmen, like Bill Clinton and our current president, who can sell you swampland and have you convinced that you've bought choice beachfront property. But the omission of any mention of God and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital from the Democratic Party platform, which were in it in 2008, and then the almost-failed attempt to add them after the fact, showed the clear truth about the 2012 Democratic Party. It took three boisterous floor votes to add these principles to the platform. Listening to the ayes and nays on the third vote, it is questionable...
  • Star Parker: Chick-fil-A protest could set back gay activism

    07/28/2012 7:34:07 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    ocregister.com ^ | 7/28/2012 | Star Parker
    The current hate campaign being waged by homosexual activists against fast food chain Chick-fil-A, because of the firm's Christian values, may well turn out to be a bridge too far. The effort may prove to be a setback for homosexual activism. The vile attacks on the firm and its owners, the Cathy family, should make clear, finally, that the "gay rights" movement is not about refining and advancing American freedom, but about rewriting American values and advancing, not freedom, but the homosexual political agenda.--snip-- When Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy made his now famous incendiary admission that "we are very much...
  • Star Parker: Republican race is just getting started

    03/16/2012 5:42:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 18 replies · 2+ views
    ScrippsNews ^ | 3-16-2012 | Star Parker - OP/ED
    March 16, 2012 Parker: Republican race is just getting started By STAR PARKER, Scripps Howard News Service After Rick Santorum's victories in Tuesday's Alabama and Mississippi primaries, Mitt Romney told Fox News, "We're not going to go to a brokered convention." But those who put their money where their mouths are, buying contracts on the Intrade.com online prediction market, assess the picture much differently. The latest Intrade.com probability that the Republican nominee will be selected in a brokered convention is 21.5 percent. This same probability stood at 5 percent in early February. Ed Rollins, the veteran campaign manager and consultant...
  • VIDEO: Star Parker Claims Social Justice for Conservatism Amid Liberal Protesters

    03/01/2012 10:41:54 AM PST · by EducationHawk · 4 replies
    Campus Reform Online ^ | February 29 | Tony Listi
    With the guidance and financial assistance of CampusReform.org, the Texas Aggie Conservatives hosted Star Parker, a prominent national black conservative leader and activist, to speak to about 200 A&M students and numerous online viewers last night about social justice, poverty, government dependency, and race. But at least two dozen liberal students protested her entire speech by standing and turning their backs to her. See picture below or click here to see a very brief video clip of the protest. Click here to watch her entire speech, which was fantastic! She presented the social science facts and her own personal experiences...
  • Despite Attacks, Conservative Support For Santorum Will Grow

    02/27/2012 5:01:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2012 | Star Parker
    New Gallup polling shows the clearest picture yet of the great divide in the Republican Party that has been pushing Rick Santorum to the head of the class. Behind Santorum’s eight point national lead over Romney is a yawing gap in ideological support for the two candidates. Conservative support for Santorum stands at 42 percent, compared to 24 percent for Romney. Among those who attend church frequently, support for Santorum is at 44 percent and for Romney 22 percent. In the nation’s heartland in the Midwest and South, Santorum leads by 19 and 8 points respectively. It is only on...
  • An America Built to Be Last

    01/30/2012 4:08:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2012 | Star Parker
    The theme President Obama gave to his State of the Union address was “An America Built to Last.” But his vision would be better described as an “An America Built to Be Last.” As the president asked us to be patient and keep drinking the same kool-aid he’s been serving up for three years, the New York Times reported that the Federal Reserve’s latest assessment of our economy is that “…a full recovery is years away.” Even his most loyal constituency, black Americans, is losing patience. In Gallup’s latest tracking poll, black approval rate for Obama was 79 percent. This...
  • Santorum Right About Morality and Economy

    11/07/2011 5:38:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2011 | Star Parker
    Rick Santorum has announced his “Faith, Family, and Freedom” tour in Iowa. Santorum may be dragging up the rear in the line-up of Republican presidential candidates, but I am grateful to him for being the only candidate who insists that the so-called “social issues” remain an integral, explicit part of his agenda. That’s not to say that the other conservative candidates disagree with Santorum’s take on these issues – traditional values, abortion, marriage – but Santorum has been the only one to insist that you cannot consider the economy independent of the way the individual human beings that make up...
  • ( Star ) Parker: Occupy Wall Street: More from the culture of narcissism

    10/08/2011 12:29:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | 10/07/2011 | STAR PARKER,
    I wouldn't think it would be worthwhile to draw attention to the Occupy Wall Street "movement," or its list of demands that wouldn't pass muster in an average kindergarten class. But if America's president and vice president choose to talk about it, and give it credibility, then it's news. According to Vice President Joe Biden, demands such as free college, pay independent of work, a $20 minimum wage (why not $100 or $1,000?), and a nation with open borders have legitimacy and "a lot in common with the Tea Party movement." President Barack Obama sees these demonstrations against corporate America...
  • Steve Jobs and Dr. King

    08/29/2011 4:46:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2011 | Star Parker
    Two names loom large in today’s news. Two names that ordinarily we wouldn’t think about together. But, in the great struggle now unfolding before us for our nation’s future, it seems to me these two quintessential Americans are worth thinking about in light of each other. One is Steve Jobs. The other is Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Jobs, of course, is in the headlines because of his decision to step down and retire from Apple, the company he co-founded, from which he later got fired, and to which he subsequently returned and resurrected. Dr. King is in the news...
  • ObamaCare stomping on liberty

    08/14/2011 10:51:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Sentinel & Enterprise ^ | 08/09/2011 | STAR PARKER
    Who can forget that rare moment of honesty during the campaign to pass Obamacare when Nancy Pelosi said, "We have to pass the bill in order for you to find out what's in it"? Now we have it, and almost daily there are new revelations about the staggering extent to which our private lives and individual freedoms have been stomped on. We learn now that free birth control in the form of contraceptives, morning-after pills, and sterilization is part of the grand Obamacare socialist dream-come-true. The health insurance that Obamacare mandates that all employers provide and that all citizens acquire...
  • Union Power - Symptom of What Ails Us

    03/07/2011 2:01:38 AM PST · by nancyvideo · 2 replies
    RightBias ^ | March 7, 2011 | Star Parker
    Unionized government workers who have taken to the streets to protest moves in Wisconsin and Ohio to limit their power are doing us all a favor. How? Our great nation today is sick and badly in need of therapy. The screams and protests of these government union workers should help all Americans identify these public unions as a major symptom of the sickness that is dragging us down and what we need to do to fix it.
  • 'Gay Conservative' Is an Oxymoron

    02/14/2011 7:51:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 225 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2011 | Star Parker
    CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, has been an annual gig for me for years. But this year I concluded it was not my place and I declined to participate in the various venues at the event for which I was invited. Yes, the reason I declined was the inclusion of GOProud, a group identifying itself as representing “gay conservatives and their allies,” as a sponsor of the event. And it’s the reason why some of the nation’s most important conservative organizations – the Heritage Foundation, the American Family Association, Concerned Women of America, Family Research Council, Media Research Center,...
  • 'Gay Conservative' Is an Oxymoron

    02/14/2011 7:51:14 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/14/2011 | Star Parker
    CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, has been an annual gig for me for years. But this year I concluded it was not my place and I declined to participate in the various venues at the event for which I was invited. Yes, the reason I declined was the inclusion of GOProud, a group identifying itself as representing “gay conservatives and their allies,” as a sponsor of the event. And it’s the reason why some of the nation’s most important conservative organizations – the Heritage Foundation, the American Family Association, Concerned Women of America, Family Research Council, Media Research Center,...
  • Less Choice, More Murder

    01/19/2010 5:34:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 199+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2010 | Star Parker
    Again, this January 22, hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans will converge on Washington for the March for Life. The March has taken place every year since 1974 to protest the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, 1973, which legalized abortion. Good news for pro-lifers is that 2009 showed evidence of turnaround in national sentiment toward tolerance for abortion. Two Gallup polls, one done in May and one done in August, showed higher percentages identifying as "pro-life" than "pro-choice." The opposite had been true in all previous years since Gallup first started doing this survey in 1995....
  • Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal a Mistake

    12/27/2010 6:06:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies · 3+ views
    RightBias.com ^ | 12-27-2010 | Star Parker
    Our 111th congress, in its lame duck session, has given America a Christmas present in the way of repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” law. Signing the repeal into law, President Obama said he’s “never been prouder.” From my point of view, I’m feeling increasingly like a minority in our country. Not because I’m black, but because I am a Christian. As a Christian, I believe in the truth of traditional morality as transmitted to us through our biblical sources. And I believe, along with George Washington, who stated clearly in his farewell address to the nation, that religion...
  • Deficit cutting commission gets it wrong

    12/06/2010 6:48:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2010 | Star Parker
    The Bowles Simpson deficit cutting commission is more Washington theater. Another show with an impressive cast designed to give the appearance of being serious. This kind of theater, unfortunately, not only accomplishes little or nothing, but it makes things worse. Under the guise of doing something, it obfuscates our real problems. Our federal budget did not explode over a few short years to sucking up a quarter of our economy because we didn't have politicos with green eyeshades looking at it. It exploded because we have government in Washington that can do practically anything it wants. Without clarity about the...
  • Tea Party Express Press Conference Fights Back Against Attempts to Discredit Tea Party Movement

    07/28/2010 7:37:47 PM PDT · by Syncro · 24 replies · 4+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | July 28, 2010 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or Levi@FrontLineStrat.com Tea Party Express Press ConferenceFights Back Against Attempts to Discredit the Tea Party MovementNational Black Conservatives Rally to Take Back AmericaThe Tea Party Express, (website: http://www.TeaPartyExpress.org) one of the nation’s largest tea party organizations with over 400,000 members, is conducting a press conference regarding the unrelenting attacks on the tea party movement in an effort to dissuade Americans from rebelling at the ballot box in the November 2010 elections.“From the very beginning when Rick Santelli’s famous on-air rant helped rally millions of Americans to the tea party...
  • Parker: Why Are We Discussing Racism?

    07/27/2010 2:45:55 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 17 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | July 26, 2010 | Star Parker
    Can anyone tell me why suddenly race is the hot topic of national discourse? According to Gallup polling of last week, the issues most on the minds of Americans are the economy and jobs followed by dissatisfaction with all aspects of government. I didn't notice racism on the list anywhere. The NAACP says it was "snookered" by Fox News on the Shirley Sherrod story. I say we've all been snookered by the NAACP. The NAACP has shown that those who have written this organization off as irrelevant are wrong. It demonstrated this past week that if it so chooses it...
  • Being Strangled By Government

    06/28/2010 4:27:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June28, 2010 | Star Parker
    A cab ride in Washington, DC on a weekday afternoon in June gives you a feeling of the national mood. It’s oppressively hot and humid and the traffic is horrible. By the time you reach your destination, you feel strangled and oppressed and just want relief. Amidst the current lethargic economic recovery, with unemployment still just under 10%, the one growth stock remains government. Washington, DC is a boom town today as the answer our current administration proposes for every single problem and challenge facing us is more government. Government spending is now 25% of our GDP. This is five...
  • Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Backs Star Parker In LB-Area Congressional Run; Repub Backs Repub

    06/18/2010 6:44:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies · 675+ views
    Long Beach Report ^ | (June 17, 2010) | Unknown
    (June 17, 2010) -- Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is backing Star Parker for Congress. In a dispatch on her Facebook page on June 17, the 2008 GOP VP candidate likens Ms. Parker to a "Mama Grizzly" in her run against Dem incumbent Congresswoman Laura Richardson (D., Carson-LB). The endorsement isn't exactly a shock; Gov. Palin is a Repub and Ms. Parker is the Repub candidate...but Palin has made a point of lending her support to conservative Republicans. "Star has an incredible story and a passionate commitment to her community and our great nation," Gov. Palin writes on her Facebook...
  • Sarah Palin endorses Star Parker for Congress

    06/17/2010 8:11:34 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies · 1,300+ views
    Star Parker for Congress ^ | June 17th, 2010 | Unknown
    Palin on Star: She's a dynamic leader who is committed to building a more prosperous environment for the families in her district and ushering in positive change. On June 17th, Sarah Palin, former Vice Presidential candidate, announced her endorsement for Star Parker for Congress. Below is her endorsement that she posted on her Facebook page: I’m proud to endorse Star Parker for California’s 37th Congressional District. Star has an incredible story and a passionate commitment to her community and our great nation. Rising up from being a single mom on welfare, Star worked hard to build a non-profit network that...
  • Star Parker: Why I'm running for Congress

    04/09/2010 3:49:04 PM PDT · by AlanD · 37 replies · 1,151+ views
    I began with an inner city Christian newspaper that I founded, moved on to start my current organization CURE -- Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education, wrote three books, and have written a weekly opinion column for the last five years. I've spoken at over 200 universities and in 49 of 50 states. All of this effort has been aimed to deliver one basic message. That the barrier between America's chronically poor and the American dream is the welfare state socialism which was supposed to be our answer to poverty. As a young woman I was on welfare myself. I...
  • Star Parker Running for Congress in California?

    03/23/2010 9:42:28 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 11 replies · 572+ views
    Vocal Minority via Malkin ^ | 3/24/10 | EricTheRed
    Just about to call it a night, when I noticed this interesting bit of news by La Shawn Barber (posting at Malkin) that black conservative Star Parker is considering a run for Congress in California district 37 in south/east L.A. Star Parker Running for Congress?By La Shawn Barber • March 23, 2010 02:07 PMI’ll admit my bias up front: I really dig Star Parker.When I first met the former “welfare queen” back in 2004, it was like meeting a rock star. I shared a panel with her at a conservative student conference. I was so nervous, my voice shook. She...
  • Star power: Watch this poor California district and its reborn challenger [Star Parker]

    03/12/2010 5:03:01 PM PST · by rhema · 21 replies · 937+ views
    WORLD ^ | 3/27/10 | Marvin Olasky
    This year's campaign for Congress looks to be the liveliest since 1994's "Contract with America" explosion. And, unless she has a last-minute change of heart and mind, Star Parker, president of the Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education, is announcing this month her candidacy to represent a poor, heavily Democratic, majority-black congressional district just east and south of Los Angeles. Parker, born in 1956, is a Republican who hasn't held political office before, but we joked last month that she had a ready reply if attacked on grounds of inexperience: You're wrong. I've stolen. I've lied. I know how to...
  • The war front is at home

    12/26/2009 3:09:24 AM PST · by bogusname · 9 replies · 821+ views
    WND ^ | December 26, 2009 | Star Parker
    Yes, of course, brave young Americans are in those far off lands defending our country. God bless them. But the war's front is here at home – the war we are having with ourselves. After the horrendous attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, a few Christian pastors stepped up to say that the unprecedented violation of America's homeland was a sign of weakness within our nation. They weren't talking about how we gather intelligence or how we check travelers at the airport. The management best-seller from the 1960s, "The Peter Principle," points out that one sign of an organization or an...
  • Sodom in the nation's capital

    11/30/2009 5:00:11 AM PST · by Dewey Revoltnow · 24 replies · 1,167+ views
    One News Now ^ | 11/23/09 | Star Parker
    At a time when our country is sick, it shouldn't surprise that one our sickest places is our nation's capital. The poverty rate of Washington, DC, almost 20 percent, is one of the highest in the nation. Its child poverty rate is the nation's highest. DC's public school system, with a graduation rate of less than 50 percent, is one of the worst in the country. According to DC's HIV/AIDS office, three percent of the local population has HIV or AIDS. The administrator of this office notes that this HIV/AIDS incidence is "...higher than West Africa...on par with Uganda and...
  • Consumers Need Protection -- From Government

    10/12/2009 12:40:02 PM PDT · by Neil Peart · 1 replies · 279+ views
    Townhall ^ | 10-12-09 | Star Parker
    The latest installment of "change we can believe in" is sweeping reform of the financial services industry. Central to proposed Democrat reforms is the establishment of a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency. This agency would have broad authority to oversee and regulate financial service products like mortgages and credit cards and will be responsible to protect consumers from "unfair" and "abusive" products.
  • Star Parker: Outrage over ACORN, but not abortion

    10/04/2009 10:54:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 851+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | 10/3/09 | Star Parker
    The ACORN scandal shows that if Congress wants to act, it can.Within weeks of Fox airing videos of a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute being advised by ACORN “community organizers” on how to evade taxes and set up a prostitution ring, our stalwart Washington legislators voted to cut off federal funds to the organization.But similar publicized abuses at Planned Parenthood — workers agreeing to cover up rape or earmarking funds to abort black babies — all captured on video and audio — produced no similar action in Washington to cut off funds.Why?Of course, the scope of...
  • Why we're talking about race - again

    09/21/2009 7:55:02 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 9 replies · 400+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 21 September 2009 | Star Parker
    The Democrats have lost the health care debate. For months now, polls have been showing that Americans don't want the massive new government controls, regulations, taxes, and spending that Democrats are pushing. Latest Gallup polling shows 60 percent saying that President Barack Obama's proposal will not expand health coverage without raising taxes on middle class Americans and without affecting the current quality of health care. Forty three percent approve of how Obama is handling health care and 52 percent disapprove. You would be hard pressed to find a Democrat or Republican who does not agree that we can improve how...
  • Star Parker: A time for truth on abortion

    08/30/2009 9:04:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 47 replies · 1,948+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | 8/29/09 | Star Parker
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin missed a great opportunity to personally kick off an issue of enormous importance to her state and to the nation.She was scheduled to appear with me at an Alaska Family Council event in Anchorage to launch Alaska’s Parental Involvement Initiative, which will require parental notification of teenage girls under age 18 before they can get an abortion. But, the schedules of we mortals cannot retard the imperatives of history, so, despite Mrs. Palin’s absence, we’ve gone to war with the army we have.Currently 35 states have laws that require either parental consent or notification in...