Star Parker, one of my favorite writers and one of the most dynamic speakers at the Values Voter Summit, spoke this afternoon.
Star said she got some hope for the conservative movement last year when Sarah Palin was chosen as the Republican vice presidential pick, but her heart sank after the election and she spent some time a little down in the dumps.
But her spirits lifted this summer as she saw regular Americans rise up against the socialist push. At the beginning of the summer, she said she was hoping we could just stop the public option portion of liberal health care “reform,” but now she had hopes we can stop it all.
Parker said when she saw in the paper that “tens of thousands” of people were coming to Washington for last week’s Tea Party, she knew she was coming through Washington and thought she wouldn’t have any trouble getting around. But then she got here and saw “hundreds of thousands,” and she became excited.
She said a lot of accusations of “racism” have been thrown around to try and discredit people of traditional values, but that we are not going to allow it to work this time.
Star said we need to remember that we are a Christian people and we must remember how and why we believe what we believe. She said we just know this so we can “remove the heavy hand of government from people’s lives.” She said all of this government intervention is contrary to Scripture, and that socialism is rooted in covetousness. (The crowd roared it’s approval)
She said that when liberals say it can’t be done by the private world, that Christians don’t want to help people, we need to remind them of all those who volunteer in pregnancy resource centers and so many other places to reach out and help far better than the government can.
Parker said we need to back into our communities and infiltrate our councils and school boards so we can bring change at the level closest to the people who need it most.
She said that when she appeared on The View and told them that she had used abortion as birth control and killed several of her own children, she said that seemed to make Joy Behar uncomfortable. Parker said Behar had asked her how she could have so many abortions.
Parker said she told her, “Why should something be right to do once but wrong to do many times?”
In other words, if it’s wrong, it’s wrong. Taking an innocent human life is wrong. Period.