Did You Know...


Star Parker Running for Congress?

By mmguestblogger  •  March 23, 2010 02:07 PM

Star ParkerI’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 was relaxed, funny, and informative.

In this month’s issue of World magazine, editor Marvin Olasky says Parker is running for U.S. Congress against Rep. Laura Richardson. It’s about time.

In her autobiography and in the article, Parker admits to some hard things. She’s had several abortions. She did drugs, cheated the welfare system, and committed crimes. The rough road led to a dramatic change of lifestyle and beliefs. She surrendered her life to Christ, became pro-life, and sounded the alarm against government dependency. Parker encourages those living on handouts to break the chains of poverty and find purpose and meaning in their lives.

In Uncle Sam’s Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor and What We Can Do About It, Parker traced the shift in America’s attitude from a belief in strong families and hard work to the flawed idea that the government’s role is to solve social problems.

“Social engineers of the late 1960s told Americans that black people could not take control over the poverty in their lives due to centuries of racism and segregation,” Parker writes. The onus was now on society to “fix” poverty, and taxpayers are still pouring money into it. But poverty can’t be fixed with money, Parker asserts. Moral bankruptcy, caused by the scourge of relativism, must be overcome. Government safety nets allow people to escape the consequences of personal behavior. As a result, there is little incentive to learn from bad behavior.

A woman who thinks like that needs to run for office. Don’t miss her column at Townhall.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Posted in: GOP

Harry Reid (D-Espicable) preemptively blames Republicans and NRA for the next terrorist attack in the U.S.

November 20, 2015 01:23 PM by Doug Powers


Retirement beckons

Your tax dollars at work: Planned Parenthood announces $20 million effort to defeat Republicans

November 19, 2015 07:51 AM by Doug Powers


“God bless you” Planned Parenthood

Obama’s ‘historic transparency’ pledge seeks refugee status after White House call with US governors

November 17, 2015 10:42 PM by Doug Powers


Need-to-know information that YOU don’t need to know

The throwdown in Brew Town: A GOP debate open thread

November 10, 2015 05:07 PM by Doug Powers


Media, here’s your WiFi password

Ted Cruz nails media’s selective fawning, Hillary brushes off GOP debate with Benghazi hearing clip

October 29, 2015 07:36 AM by Doug Powers


Understanding the co-opponent

Categories: 2016 Campaign, GOP, Hillary Clinton, Media, Media Bias

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook