In her latest column, Star Parker announced that she is running for Congress in order to fight this nation’s slide into socialism:
I’ve often been approached to run for public office. However, I always deferred because I felt I could make the greatest difference delivering my message as a free agent, outside the formal structure of politics.
But things have changed and now I’ve decided to run.
We’ve totally reversed the direction we started in after we reformed welfare in 1996.
As I wrote a little over a year ago: “I thought we were on the road to moving socialism out of poor black communities and replacing it with wealth producing American capitalism. But, incredibly, we are going in the opposite direction. Instead of poor America on socialism becoming more like rich America on capitalism, rich America on capitalism is becoming like poor America on socialism.”
And this does not appear to be a mere vanity run aimed solely at raising Parker’s profile, but a serious attempt to run a full-fledged campaign:
[T]he question today before us: are we going to be a free nation under God? Or are we going to be a welfare state?
For twenty-five years I have carried the message of freedom, and my life’s story embodies the greatness of America: that as long as there is a rule of law and protection of private property, any one from any background or any ethnicity or just in need of a fresh start and new birth can live free and prosper.
This is why I’m running.
I hope you will support me in this bid to the US House of Representatives for the 37th California Congressional district in Los Angeles County which includes Compton, Carson, Signal Hill and Long Beach.
I would love the opportunity to share my ideas inside the Congressional Black Caucus to help turn these neighborhoods as well as this nation towards our founding principles of traditional values, limited government, free markets, and a strong national defense.
I wonder if she’ll make the claims that marriage equality leads to the spread of HIV and that it should “concern every American as we watch our nation’s capital city transform officially into Sodom” a part of her campaign … or if she’ll just focus on her standard craziness: